When renting a property with David Ball Agencies, in line with the tenant fees act (2019) there will be fees which may payable by a tenant, below are the fees that apply when entering into an Assured Shorthold tenancy (AST) with us
Holding deposit (per tenancy)
Equivalent to one week’s rent, this reserves the property to allow the relevant paperwork and referencing (including Right to Rent) for the tenancy to be completed. It will be retained if you withdraw your application or fail the referencing process (which includes providing false/misleading information) or fail to complete the tenancy agreement.
Equivalent to five weeks rent. This will be protected in the Tenancy Deposit Scheme and will be returned in accordance with the terms of your tenancy agreement. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Variation of contract (tenant’s request) £50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation.
To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Early termination (tenant’s request)
Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlords costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy.
Tenants are liable for the actual cost of replacing any lost keys or other security devices. If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord and any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost keys or other security devices.