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Deposits, pre-tenancy fees & during tenancy fees 

Permitted Tenant Fees & Charges

In addition to the rent and deposit, tenants will also be responsible for utility charges (gas, electricity, water & council tax), tv licence and any broadband & satellite installations or subscriptions.

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST)

Pre tenancy fees 

Holding deposit
Equivalent to one weeks rent (offset against your move in monies)
Tenancy security deposit
Equivalent to five weeks rent (or six weeks rent if over £50,000 annually)
Advance rent
First month's rent (or quarterly, bi-annually, annually as agreed)

During tenancy fees 

Late rental payment
Interest will be charged at 3% per annum over the Bank of
England's base rate from rent due date until paid in order to pursue
non-payment of rent.
Lost keys
The cost of replacing them plus if required the cost of a locksmith,
new lock and replacement keys PLUS any security fobs, including  
additional copies for the
agent & landlord.
Change of tenant
£50 inc vat per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred
if higher. To cover the costs associated with taking Landlords instructions,
new tenant referencing and right to rent checks, deposit registration and
preperation and execution of new legal documents.
Variation of Contract
£50 inc vat per variation to cover the costs associated with taking
Landlords instructions as well as the preperation and execution of
new legal documents.
Early Termination
All Landlord's costs in re-letting the property plus all rent, council tax
and utilities due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement
tenancy. The costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent
outstanding on the tenancy.


Gas, Electricity, Water, Council Tax,
Broadband, Satellite

In most cases the rent WILL NOT include any utilities and these charges will be the sole responsibility of the tenant to include any set up fees and monthly or annual charges. These will be transferred into the tenants name(s) at the commencement of the tenancy.

View our handy 'tenant utilities' page here - to find helpful checker links.

Hugh F Shaw & Co are members of 

Association of Letting Agents (ARLA)
Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme (CMP)
The Property Ombusdsman Redress Scheme (TPO)
Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS).

For more information please visit our membership page

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