Crawley Landlord Fees

Landlord Fee Guide – Menu of Charges - Applicable to post-31st May 2019 Tenancies

(Description of Fees/Charges Below)

Fully Managed with Rent & Legal Protection

14.5% + VAT (17.4% inc. VAT) deducted monthly

 
Fully Managed

12.5% + VAT (15% inc. VAT) deducted monthly

 

Rent Collect with Rent & Legal Protection

11% + VAT (13.2% inc. VAT) deducted monthly

 

Rent Collection

9% + VAT (10.8% inc. VAT) deducted monthly

 Tenant Find

1 Months Rent + VAT

 

Tenancy Setup Fee

£340 + VAT (£408 inc. VAT) PLUS £25 + VAT (£30 inc. VAT) per Additional Tenant or Guarantor

Fee includes: Tenant / Guarantor Referencing, Right to Rent checks,

Tenancy Agreement, Deposit & Tenancy Prescribed Information and Securing Tenants’ Deposit

 

Optional Fees

Bed(s)

Inventory Service

Check-out/Early Release

 

Unfurnished

Furnished

Unfurnished/Furnished

1/Studio

£150 + VAT (£180 inc VAT)

£170 + VAT (£204 inc VAT)

£150 + VAT (£180 inc VAT)

2

£170 + VAT (£204 inc VAT)

£200 + VAT (£240 inc VAT)

£170 + VAT (£204 inc VAT)

3

£200 + VAT (£240 inc VAT)

£240 + VAT (£288 inc VAT)

£200 + VAT (£240 inc VAT)

4

£240 + VAT (£288 inc VAT)

£290 + VAT (£348 inc VAT)

£240 + VAT (£288 inc VAT)

5

£270 + VAT (£324 inc VAT)

£330 + VAT (£396 inc. VAT)

£270 + VAT (£324 inc. VAT)

5

£270 + VAT (£324 inc VAT)

£330 + VAT (£396 inc VAT)

£270 + VAT (£324 inc VAT)

 Submissions to DPS ADR Process (Fully Managed & Rent Collect Only)

Scheme

Fee

Fully Managed–Landlord disagrees with Northwood

£300.00 + VAT (£360.00 inc. VAT)

Rent Collect-Landlord agrees with Northwood

£450.00 + VAT (£540.00 inc. VAT)

Rent Collect-Landlord disagrees with Northwood

£550.00 + VAT (£660.00 inc. VAT)

 Tenancy Renewal Charge - Fully Managed & Rent Collect

£85 + VAT (£102 inc. VAT)

 Tenancy Renewal Charge - Tenant Find

£125 + VAT (£150 inc. VAT)

End of Year Tax statement

£75 + VAT (£90 inc. VAT)

Please note monthly statements can be requested and are free of charge

Landlord Fee Guide – Menu of Charges (Description of Fees)

Guaranteed Rent

If you are renting your property with us on our Guaranteed Rent Scheme, we will not charge you any fees, with the exception of the optional end of year tax statement - see below.

Commission for Fully Managed and Rent Collection

A monthly commission is charged for the ongoing management of your property and will depend on the level of service you require. There is also an option for you to include insurance based Rent & Legal Protection (RLP) with both of these services. Please note that Rent & Legal Protection (RLP) is not as comprehensive as Northwood’s Guaranteed Rent scheme. For example, due to the claims process should a tenant stop paying rent, landlords with RLP will experience a delay before receiving their income. In addition, unlike the Guaranteed Rent scheme, RLP does not cover void periods i.e. periods when the property is empty, such as between tenancies.

 Tenant Find

The Tenant Service is only available on a sole agency basis. In addition, landlords will need to be registered with the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) Custodial Scheme, which is currently free. Tenants’ security deposits will be registered by Northwood with the DPS Custodial Scheme and then transferred to your own DPS Custodial Scheme account.

 Tenancy Set-up Fee

The Tenancy Set-up Fee covers the following: Advertising your property; Carrying out viewings for prospective tenants; Tenant and guarantor referencing & credit checks; Right to Rent checks; Issuing a compliant Tenancy agreement; Issuing tenancy & deposit prescribed information; Testing smoke detectors & CO detectors (if applicable) on the day of check-in, Obtaining tenant signatures on the inventory & Securing the tenants’ security deposit.

 

Optional Fees

 Inventory Service

A written, comprehensive inventory & schedule of condition of your property is produced, together with a full set of colour photographs. The cost of the inventory depends on the size of the property and whether it is furnished or unfurnished.

 Check-out

In order to assess for any deductions from the tenants’ security deposit, a check-out is carried out at the end of the tenancy using the in-going inventory. Based on our extensive experience, together with industry standard guidelines for both fair wear & tear and depreciation, we will advise you of what can and cannot be claimed from the tenants’ deposit. As with the inventory, the cost of the check-out depends on the size of the property.

 Early Release - From The Tenancy

Sometimes tenants wish to end their tenancy early. This can occur for a variety of reasons, such as work relocation. If you give permission, the check-out fee will become payable immediately and is non-refundable. This is used to cover the re-letting costs we incur (i.e. marketing, carrying out viewings etc...) in circumstances where your tenants later change their mind and decide to stay. If, however, you agree to let you tenants leave early and do not wish Northwood to re-let your property, the check-out fee will become payable immediately, together with any potential loss of our commission that would be expected to occur as a result

 

Submissions to the DPS Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Service – Fully Managed & Rent Collect Only

If the tenant & landlord cannot agree with proposed deductions from the security deposit, the DPS offer an evidence based dispute resolution service (ADR). THE DPS ADR service is quasi-judicial in nature and submissions usually take in excess of 3 hours to compile. For Fully Managed properties, where the landlord agrees with Northwood’s assessment & advice, we do not currently charge for making ADR submissions. In the event that the landlord cannot agree with Northwood, we are still happy to make a submission to the DPS ADR service. However, in these instances a charge will be payable to cover our costs. For those landlords who opt for our Rent Collect service, where maintenance and property inspections are carried out by the landlord without the involvement of Northwood, charges apply for any ADR submissions. 

 

Tenancy Renewal Charge

We consider renewing tenancy agreements for an additional fixed term to be important, as it provides more certainty for landlords than month by month periodic tenancies. The tenancy renewal charge includes: Advising you of current market rents; Contacting the tenants to determine if they wish to renew; Carrying out Right to Rent checks; Issuing an up-to-date compliant tenancy agreement and Securing tenants’ signatures on the same.

 End of Year Tax Statement

If you require us to provide an annual rental statement, a charge will be made. Please note that monthly statements can be requested and are free of charge.

 

Redress Scheme & Client Money Protection

It is now a legal requirement for ALL lettings agents to be members of an approved redress scheme and hold client money protection. Your Northwood Crawley office is a member of The Property Ombudsman (TPO) redress scheme and has Client Money Protection provided through the National Approved Letting Scheme (Safeagent).



 

Landlord Fee Guide
Applicable to pre - 1st June 2019 Tenancies

 Rent Collection

10.8% inclusive of V.A.T deducted monthly (9.00% + VAT)


Rent Collect with Rent & Legal Protection

13.2% inclusive of V.A.T deducted monthly (11% + VAT)

 

Fully Managed

15% inclusive of V.A.T deducted monthly (12.5% + VAT)

 

Fully Managed with Rent & Legal Protection

17.4% inclusive of V.A.T deducted monthly (14.5% + VAT)


Tenant Find

1 Months Rent x 120% (i.e. 1 months rent + VAT). Minimum £720 (£600 + VAT)

 Inclusive of Inventory & Tenancy Agreement

 Additional Fees

Bed(s)            Set Up Fee                                         Check-Out

1/Studio         £180.00 (£150.00 + VAT)               £84.00 (£70.00 + VAT)

2                      £204.00 (£170.00 + VAT)               £96.00 (£80.00 + VAT)

3                      £240.00 (£200.00 + VAT)               £114.00 (£95.00 + VAT)

4                      £288.00 (£240.00 + VAT)               £132.00 (£110.00 + VAT)

5                      £324.00 (£270.00 + VAT)               £144.00 (£120.00 + VAT)

 

End of Year Tax statement

£90.00 (£75.00 + VAT)

Please note monthly statements can be requested and are free of charge

 DPS (New Tenancies ONLY)

Fully Managed & Rent Collect Landlords £96 (£80+ VAT)

 Landlord Renewal Charge Fully Managed & Rent Collect

£90 (£75 + VAT)

Landlord Renewal Charge Tenant Find

£150 (£125 + VAT)

 Client Money Protection

We hold Clients Money Protection insurance provided by the National Approved Letting Scheme (Safeagent)


Landlord Fee Guide (Description of Fees)

Guaranteed Rent

If you are renting your property to us on the Guaranteed Rent Service, we will not charge you any fees, with the exception of the items marked * below.

 

Set Up & Proportion of Check-out Fees 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 costs 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 proportion of the overall Check-out fee is payable by the landlord each time tenants vacate a property. The Check-out fee covers all of the costs associated with comparing the property condition at check-in with that at check-out. Also included in this fee is advice on what can be claimed from the tenants’ deposit and what is considered “fair wear & tear”, liaising & negotiating with the tenant, liaising with the Deposit Protection Service for release of the deposit etc…

 

Deposit Protection

A fee for protecting the tenant’s deposit with the Deposit Protection service (DPS) 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.

 

Renewal Fee for Tenant Find

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

 

* End of Tax Year Statement

If you require us to provide you with an annual rental statement a charge will be applied. Please note that monthly statements can be requested and are free of charge.

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