– Client Money Protection provided by Propertymark
– Redress provided by Property Redress Scheme
– Deposit Protection by The Deposit Protection Scheme
What permitted payments can I expect to pay if I rent a property in England?
Below is a list of our current permitted payments. At any time you are interested in a property, please ask a member of staff for a full breakdown of permitted payments that may be payable before, during and after a tenancy.
Holding Deposit (per tenancy) One week’s rent. This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year) up to five weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy and applies to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST).
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year) up to Six weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy and applies to Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST).
Unpaid Rent. Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s). Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). 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 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 key(s) or other security device(s).
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.
Change of Sharer (Tenant’s Request) £50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration 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 landlord’s costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
Client Money Protection is provided by Propertymark. Redress through The Property Redress Scheme
Gas: 0870 608 1524
Electric: 0870 7510 093
Gas Emergency (If you smell gas): 0800 111 999
Research other suppliers as you are not obligated to remain with them, online to find the best rates (EON, SSE, EDF). This can be done for internet suppliers too (Such as SKY or virgin).
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Council tax: 0161 909 6502 www.salford.gov.uk/council-tax
Emergencies Repair Numbers (after 5pm weekdays, weekends & bank holidays):-
General Maintenance: 07543 324 776
Gas Heating and Hot Water: 0161 537 6777
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