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THE TENANT FEES ACT 2019

From 1 June 2019 the majority of fees that Landlords or Agents impose on their in the private rented sector in England will be banned. This includes fees imposed on any persons acting on behalf of a tenant or guaranteeing their rent. The ban applies to all assured shorthold tenancies.

Examples of banned fees:

  • Charging for a guarantor form
  • Credit checks
  • Inventories
  • Referencing
  • Professional Cleaning
  • Admin charges

The only fees, Adilsons Properties Limited charge and are permitted to:

  • Lost Keys, up to a maximum of £50.00 plus VAT will be charged to replace each set of keys.
  • Should a tenant lock themselves out of the property and expect an out of hours call out to enable them to re-enter there will be a charge of £75.00 plus VAT. This must be paid immediately in cash.
  • At the end of the tenancy, if the keys, swipe cards or remote controls are not received by the Landlord, a charge of £75.00 plus VAT will have to be paid by the Tenant/s for changing the lock/s/replacement swipe cards/remote controls.

In this instance we would require at least three month’s rent paid in advance plus a 2 month’s deposit, a reference from your prospective employer, a character reference, a copy of your passport and a Bank reference once the account has been opened.

You will require a Guarantor. They will need to be a UK home owner (proof of which is required, i.e. a Mortgage Statement and Land Registry Report). A Bank Reference will also be required on the Guarantor and a copy of their Passport.

It is usually not a problem to renew the tenancy (subject to having conducted your Tenancy satisfactorily); however, we would always have to obtain confirmation of this from the Landlords.

You cannot vacate during the first six months of your tenancy; however, you may give us notice after the fourth month to bring the Tenancy to an end. Should you wish to renew for a further six months, you are at liberty to give two months notice at any time.

It would be your responsibility to find a tenant to replace you. The usual references would be required on the new tenant and an Administration Fee will apply. Where several people are sharing a property the tenants are “jointly and severally responsible”. This means that each tenant is liable for any breach of the Agreement and for payment of the rent.

Please send an email detailing your property information and the nature of the maintenance request to the following email: ‘maintenance@adilsons.com

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