Tenants

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Before you start your property search, it’s important that you’re financially prepared. Ask yourself if you’re able to comfortably afford the monthly rental commitment. You will also be asked to pay a security deposit equivalent to a maximum of 5 week’s deposit in advance of the start of the tenancy.

Consider how long you want to rent and be prepared for extensive credit referencing checks. These will include employment and immigration status and an affordability check.

To help you understand your rights and responsibilities and for more detailed information on each stage of the renting process, please visit How To Rent: The Checklist for Renting In England

Our aim is to help match you to the right property.

Tenancy Fees

Charges applying to all new tenancies from 1st June 2019

We may charge a tenant any or all of the following when required:

  1. The rent;
  2. a security deposit with a maximum of 5 weeks rent, or 6 weeks on a property with rent over £50,000 per year;
  3. a holding deposit of no more than one weeks’ rent;
  4. default fee for late payment of rent (after 14 days);
  5. reasonable charges for lost keys or security fobs;
  6. payments associated with contract variation, at £50 or reasonable costs incurred if higher, when requested by the tenant;
  7. payments associated with early termination of the tenancy, when requested by the tenant; and
  8. payments in respect of bills - utilities, communication services, TV licence, council tax and green deal or other energy efficiency charges.

Please be aware that the holding deposit may be forfeited and retained by Maxwell Valentine in the event that false or misleading statements are provided, failure to pass Right to Rent Check, withdrawal from the property (unless the landlord has acted in such a way that you are unable reasonably to be expected to wish to proceed with the tenancy) or, failure to take all reasonable steps to enter into a tenancy agreement within 15 calendar days from the date of issue (unless mutually agreed in writing).

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