High Wycombe Estate Agency and Lettings Fees

Tenant Fees

When you decide to rent a home, you need to budget not just for the monthly rent and household bills, but also the initial costs. Your agent will normally ask you to pay a deposit and an administration charge in addition to the first months’ rent. A full breakdown of our fees can be found further down this page.

All fees include VAT where applicable.

Holding Deposit

When you find a property that you like, the agent may ask you to pay a holding deposit in order to process your application. The amount of this payment will form part of the total deposit if your application is successful and is not an additional fee.

This payment may not be refunded to you if you decide not to progress with the tenancy application*, depending on the time that has passed between you submitting your application and withdrawal. It will be returned to you in the event the landlord is unable to proceed.

When the tenancy starts, you will be asked to pay the balance of the deposit+ less any holding deposit paid already. The value of the deposit may vary depending on your personal circumstances, but will typically be equal to at least one month's rent plus £200.

This payment must be in cleared funds to enable the tenancy to commence.

* Should you not proceed with the tenancy we reserve the right to retain your holding deposit to meet any reasonable costs or loss of rent whilst the property was withdrawn from the market. This may apply whether you withdraw from the tenancy or are unable to proceed due to adverse references.

+ A deposit is a sum of money taken to be held as security for the performance of the agreement and can be used against any costs or damages at the end of your tenancy as detailed in your agreement.

Administration Charge*

We will ask you to pay an administration charge to cover the costs of referencing and initial checks, and a contribution towards the preparation of the tenancy agreement and inventory.

* This is a non-refundable payment.

Guarantor*

In some instances we may require a guarantor.  We will need to carry out reference checks on the guarantor and charge a fee for this and the administrative work we do.

The guarantor will be asked to read your tenancy agreement and sign a guarantor agreement before the tenancy starts.

* This is a non-refundable payment.

Renewal Charge

Tenancies are normally renewed every six months. Each time you decide to renew the tenancy for a further fixed term, a charge will be made. This amount is payable in advance, and must be received prior to a new contract being signed.

Late Payment of Rent

We reserve the right to charge a fee for chasing any rents that are received more than three days late from the due date.

Early release from tenancy

If you want to leave the property before the end of the tenancy, the landlord may agree to this, but is entitled to ask you to continue to pay the rent and all household bills until the date a new tenant moves in or your tenancy comes to a natural end, whichever is the sooner. You may also be asked to pay reasonable costs in re-letting the property as an "early release fee".  This usually equates to £240.

Mortgage/Landlord references

We are normally pleased to provide a reference for the above purpose. To cover our costs in administration we may charge a fee for this service.

Check out

We may charge a fee for the Check Out appointment if we are unable to complete the agreed Check Out appointment due to unreasonable delays by you on the day of the appointment, you may also be charged to cover our reasonable costs.

Please note that rent is payable until the day you move out of the property and the keys are surrendered.

Arrangement Fee

If we need to arrange for any work or cleaning at the end of the tenancy because of damage or neglect to the property caused by you, we will charge you an arrangement fee of 10% of the cost of the works required.  . This is subject to a minimum charge of £20.

Overpayment of rent

We do not have the authority to cancel your Standing Order at the end of the tenancy and this is your responsibility. If we need to refund you rent because you have not done this, we may charge you an arrangement fee to cover the cost of administration.

Please note: at times we may accept payment for some of these fees by credit card. Should this be the case, there will be a charge added to reflect the amount that we will have to pay for the transaction. We will always tell you if we have to make any charges when accepting payments.

Our tenant fees are as follows:

 

 

  Charge (inclusive of VAT where applicable)
Holding Deposit £250.00
Guarantor £120.00
Renewal Charge £42.00
Early Release from Tenancy £240.00
Landlord Reference Free
Mortgage Reference £60.00
Abandoned Check Out £24.00 per hour
Minimum Arrangement Fee £24.00 or 10% of cost of any maintenance work/cleaning.
Overpayment of Rent £36.00 (rent returned)

Landlord Fees

All our fees are shown inclusive of VAT where applicable.

Guaranteed Rent

If you are renting your property to us on the Guaranteed Rent Service, we will not charge you any fees at all.

Charges will apply for our other services, please see the table below for details of these.

Set Up Fee for Fully Managed and Rent Collection

When you first instruct us on either of these schemes you will have to pay a Set Up Fee. This fee covers all the cost of advertising, finding a tenant, compiling the inventory and drawing up agreements etc. The Set Up Fee is payable each time you instruct us to find a new tenant for your property.

A fee for protecting the tenant’s deposit may be charged separately to cover our costs.

Commission for Fully Managed and Rent Collection

We charge a monthly commission for the ongoing management of your property, which will depend on the level of service you require.

Renewal Fee for Fully Managed and Rent Collection

If you are happy to renew the tenancy we may charge you a Renewal Fee, payable prior to the tenant signing a new agreement.

Tenant Find Charges

If you simply want us to find a tenant for your property, we will charge you a one off fee. This fee covers all the cost of advertising, finding a tenant, compiling the inventory and drawing up agreements etc.

Renewal Fee for Tenant Find

No renewal fee for Landlord.

Our Fees

  Charge (inclusive of VAT where applicable)
Standard Set Up Fee - Fully Managed £300
Standard Monthly Commission – Fully Managed 13%
Standard Set Up Fee – Rent Collection £300
Standard Monthly Commission – Rent Collection 9 %
Standard Tenant Find Commission Equivalent to 7% of 12 month tenancy - no repeat fees
Tenant Find Renewal Charges No renewal charges (renewal paid by tenant)
Any percentage fees shown are calculated based on the monthly rent
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