Fees

Tenant fees and charges

The rules for how fees will be charged for Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) are different to how fees will be charged for Non-Housing Act Tenancies (NHA). 

Housing Act Tenancies (AST)

Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST)

An AST is the most common type of tenancy if you rent from a private landlord or letting agent. You usually have an AST if: 

  • you don’t share any accommodation with your landlord and they live elsewhere
  • the rent is less than £100,000 a year
  • the tenant is an individual and is using the property as their main home.

Non-Housing Act Tenancies (AST)

Common Law Tenancies

A Tenancy would be created as a NHA if the rent is over £100,000 a year, or where it is not the tenant’s main home. 

Company tenancies are also NHA’s. 

A company let is when a company takes on a residential tenancy agreement as the tenant, rather than an individual.

The tenancy will be in the company name. The company employee will live in the property


Housing Act Tenancies (AST)

You can see all of the money and fees you’ll need to pay for Housing Act Tenancies (AST) listed below.

All our fees and charges are shown including VAT.

General fees and charges 

Holding Deposit
Equivalent of one weeks rent, which will be put towards your first rent due on completion of the tenancy. The rules for how and when we withhold any funds from your holding deposit are set out in our Holding Deposit & PTAC advance payments explained. You can read more at Savills.co.uk/Currell-holding-deposit or ask the team for a copy.

Any tenancy agreement specially negotiated clauses agreed after the tenancy agreement has been signed. 
Up to £50, or for any reasonable costs incurred if these are higher than £50.

Traditional deposit: annual rent less than £50,000
Equivalent to five weeks’ rent. 

Traditional deposit: annual rent £50,000 or more 
Equivalent to six weeks’ rent. 

Change of sharer
Up to £50 for one new reference and providing a new tenancy agreement, or for any reasonable costs incurred if these are higher than £50. 

Early termination 
All costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agent’s existing or re-letting fees. 

Stamp Duty Land Tax 
Payable on tenancies where the rent (for the whole time a tenant stays in the property) exceeds £125,000.

Saturday check-out charge if the tenant has been offered a weekday appointment but refuses and request a Saturday appointment
Third party charge – minimum of £120 | maximum of £620

Default fees and charges 

Late, unpaid, returned rent payments
3% above the base rate of Bank of England per annum, calculated daily

Lost keys
Any cost for the replacement of keys, fobs, security devices or associated items which have been lost, damaged or broken.

These charges are in line with Government regulations.
If you have any queries your local lettings team will be able to help you.

 

Non-Housing Act Tenancies (NHA) including Company tenancies

You can see all of the money and fees you’ll need to pay for Non-Housing Act Tenancies (NHA) including Company tenancies listed below.

All our fees and charges are shown including VAT. 

General fees and charges 

Tenancy paperwork 
£300 per tenancy for contract negotiation and arranging the tenancy. 

Deed of Guarantee
£120 per deed. 

Company reference checks
£120 per reference. 

Deposit
Usually equivalent to six weeks rent or if you have a pet this will usually be equivalent to eight weeks. 

Check-in and/or check-out appointments
From approximately £120 to approximately £620. Check your tenancy agreement to confirm who is responsible for paying this charge. 

Pre Tenancy Application Charge (PTAC)
Equivalent of one weeks’ rent or £600, which will be put towards your first rent due on completion of the tenancy.
If you withdraw from the tenancy:
Private tenancies –  minimum of £300 per person.
Company tenancies – minimum of £600. 

Call out services (inc out of hours)
£60 per hour and/or you’ll have to pay the contractors invoice where your actions or lack of actions result in us or a contractor attending the property to remedy the situation. 

Last minute cancellation or no cancellation of pre-arrange visits. 
£60 per visit and any contractor invoice. If you cancel an appointment less than 24 hours before, or we have arranged to visit your property and we can’t gain access. 

Hourly rate
£60 plus any replacement costs if we or the landlord have to replace any damaged or broken items, or return any fixtures or fittings to their original position, as per the inventory. 

Any overseas payment charges
£30 per payment. Unless you ask us to pay monies to a UK bank account instead. 

Late/unpaid/returned rent payments
£60 late payment charge and 3% above the base rate of Bank of England per annum, calculated daily. 

Change of sharer
£375 

Additional sharer
£75 if they change at the same time as the above. 

Renewal negotiation
£180 for each renewal. If additional referencing is required we’ll also charge you £45 per reference. 

Any tenancy agreement specially negotiated clauses agreed after the tenancy agreement has been signed
£180 each time a change is requested and agreed by the landlord. 

Early termination
All costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agent’s existing or re-letting fees. 

Stamp Duty Land Tax
This tax is payable on tenancies where the rent exceeds £125,000. 

 

These charges are in line with Government regulations. If you have any queries your location lettings team will be able to help you. 

The Client Money Protection (CMP) Scheme run by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) which provides compensation to landlords, tenants and other clients should an agent misappropriate their rent, deposit or other client funds. More information can be found at arla.co.uk

 

 

Client Money Protection Certificate