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Tenancy Application Procedure & Costs - What Happens Next?
Make an appointment to viewing your chosen rental property with a member of our friendly staff. All our rental properties can be found on our website
After viewing the property, you will need to complete an Application/Referencing form. The office will supply you with this form, please completed, sign and returned this form with your administration fee (any person who will be living in the property, over of 18 years will be required to fill in an application form).
The fee is a non refundable Administration Fee and all credit checks/ references are obtained using a licensed company - Lets XL Referencing. We are unable to process an application without the appropriate fee, which is non-refundable.
You will be required to provide proof of identity with photographic identification eg. Driving licence and Utility bill in your current address.
On occasions a Guarantor maybe needed to assist your application; your Guarantor will be required to be referenced and sign your tenancy agreement. Invoices for the first months rent and deposit are then sent to you with a copy of your Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement. Please do not give notice on your current rental property until you have been advised by the office that you have passed for your new tenancy.
48 hours prior to the commencement of your tenancy you will need to pay the first months rent and deposit. Personal Cheques are payable at least 10 working days prior to the commencement of the tenancy agreement. All Bankers Drafts / Personal cheques are payable to O’Brien Fellows Lettings. Your Deposit will be held securely by Deposit Protection Service for the duration of your tenancy.
The information given below is provided to ensure you are fully informed of any fees and costs involved in renting a property through O’Brien Fellows Lettings.
We are members of Client Money Protection Scheme & Property Redress Scheme.
All fees & charges below in accordance with Englands Tenant Act 2019
Security Deposit (per tenancy, Rent of less than £50,000 per year):
Five weeks’ rent. This covers damage or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Security Deposit (per tenancy, Rent of £50,000 or over per year):
Six weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
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 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 for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
Variation of Contract (Tenant’s Request):
£50 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 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.
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.