References will be required for all prospective tenants and are taken up through a Credit Reference Agency. An administration fee of £180.00 inclusive of VAT will be payable at the time of application for the tenancy. For a joint tenancy the fee will be £216 inclusive of VAT. This is a one off fee paid prior to the commencement of a tenancy and there are no hidden charges or fees to follow. If for any reason the prospective Tenant declines to take the tenancy the fee is non refundable. If the Landlord declines the tenancy, the prospective Tenants fee will be refundable with the circumstances taken into consideration. Unlike many letting agents, we have chosen not to charge tenants to renew their tenancy agreement.
A Dilapidations deposit equivalent to one and a half times the monthly rent is required and payable prior to the commencement of the tenancy. This money will be held by Collins and Butler on your behalf during the course of the tenancy and is registered with a Government accredited insurance based scheme.
All Landlords reserve the right to specify whether children or pets are permitted to occupy their property and this must be respected. Landlords may also stipulate non smoking tenants and non DSS tenants. As part of a prospective tenants application, all of the above must be declared.
The tenant is responsible for payment of the Council Tax, Water Rates, Gas and Electricity, together with the telephone service and the television licence, unless otherwise stated. At the commencement and termination of the tenancy we notify the relevant service providers, with the exception of the telephone and TV licence, which is the sole responsibility of the tenant. It is however prudent of a tenant to ensure that all utility accounts are in order.
Insurance of the fabric of the Building (and the Landlord’s contents where the property is furnished) is the responsibility of the landlord. The tenants must insure any items belonging to themselves, as well as items of the property which may be damaged as a result of an accident caused by the tenant.
For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Collins and Butler.