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INFORMATION AND FEES FOR TENANTS


Before the tenancy begins:

  • Upon making an offer to let a flat through Bruten & Co Ltd you will need to place a Holding Deposit equivalent to one week’s rent in cleared funds, which is deducted from the . This is fully refundable (by cheque or BACS) if the Landlord does not accept your offer. The Holding Deposit becomes part of your move-in monies should the tenancy proceed. It is not refundable if you withdraw your application or your references are deemed unsatisfactory or false.
  • Bruten & Co Ltd charges an Administration Fee of £84.00 including VAT per Applicant or Guarantor, payable when your offer has been accepted by the Landlord. This covers referencing and all administration pertaining to preparation of the tenancy, including the Tenancy Agreement. All guarantors must be based in UK.
  • Apart from any Holding Deposit, all cash payments in excess of £500 will attract a charge of 1%, which is what Bruten & Co Ltd is charged to pay into our bank. There is no additional charge for BACS payments or cheques (but cheques require 6 working days to clear). Credit/Debit cards are not accepted.

 

During the tenancy:

  • Subject to the Landlord’s approval, Bruten & Co Ltd can facilitate a change of occupant where a property has been let as a flatshare. You will need to find a suitable replacement sharer. Our charge is £120.00 including VAT per change, plus all applicable referencing fees. However Bruten & Co Ltd do not rent rooms, only whole properties, and all Tenants and Guarantors remain jointly and severally liable whilst they are on the Tenancy Agreement.
  • If you are letting a property managed by Bruten & Co Ltd and are locked out of your flat, we charge £48.00 including VAT to attend the property and provide access with our management keys. This service is only available to the contractual Tenant during normal working hours and subject to the availability of a staff member.
  • If you require copies of any documents, Bruten & Co Ltd charges £60.00 including VAT for this service.
  • If you require Bruten & Co Ltd to provide a letter, for example to confirm your tenancy, there will be a charge of £75.00 including VAT. We reserve the right not to provide any letter.
  • If you are late to pay rent, Bruten & Co Ltd reserves the right to charge £36.00 per reminder letter or email.

 

When you leave the property:

Bruten & Co Ltd uses independent Inventory Clerks who are not connected to the Landlord and are unbiased. The costs of a check out vary depending on which Inventory Clerk is available, but typically the costs range is:

 

Studio                £90 to £155 including VAT

 

1 bedroom         £90 to £185 including VAT

 

2 bedrooms       £120 to £205 including VAT

 

3 bedrooms       £140 to £255 including VAT

 

Check Outs on a Sunday, Public Holiday or at unusual hours are subject to availability and separate quotation.


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