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Renting Process

(All prices include VAT unless otherwise stated)

Fees 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.

Fees applying to all pre-existing tenancies entered before 1st June 2019

We shall continue to apply the charges within the existing tenancy agreement until 31st May 2020.

First Union Estate Agency is part of the Propertymark Client Money Protection scheme.

First Union Estate Agency is also a member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme and subject to its codes of practice and redress scheme.

Set up fee £108 per tenancy
Includes offer and contract negotiation, any second visits to the property in question, organising any special requests or terms of the offer, drawing up tenancy agreement (split with landlord,) taking proof of identity and proof of address.
Tenants reference check £54 per person
Includes a professional referencing company collecting the tenants current and previous landlord references, employment references and credit checks.
Company reference check £54 per company
Includes obtaining references from the companies accountant / auditor, up to two trade referees and a credit check which looks at the financial records of the company.
Providing the first guarantor Free
Including processing the employment and credit checks as part of the referencing process, drawing up and having signed the guarantor contract and obtaining proof of identity and proof of address from the guarantor.
Providing a second guarantor £54 per person
If the tenants first guarantor fails the reference checks or withdraws from acting as guarantor and a second guarantor is put in place, this will include the same as above, but there is a fee payable.
Pet Deposit  
This will be at the landlords' discretion but is often the equivalent to two weeks rent to cover the additional risk of property damage. This will be protected along with the security deposit and may be returned at the end of the tenancy, subject to the results of the check-out report.
Change of tenant £270 per person
This includes the tenants reference check as listed above, drawing up the new tenancy agreement and prescribed information. Arranging for both documents to be signed by all tenants and landlord, obtaining new tenants proof of identity and address, drawing up tenancy surrender documents for outgoing tenant and ensuring those are also signed.
Unpaid rent  
Interest will be paid at the rate of 10% per annum on any rent in arrears for more than 14 days, this is calculated from the date upon which such rent was due to be paid, to the date upon which cleared funds are received.
Replacement or additional keys £60 plus price of keys
If the tenants would like an additional set of keys, and the landlord approves, they can organise to have a set cut. If the tenants lose a set of keys to the property, they must be replaced by the tenant at their cost. If First Union are required to have the keys cut there will be a charge as listed above.
Professional cleaning (if required) Ranges from around £90 for a studio to £500 for a four bed
Only charged where professional cleaning is required to return the property to the same condition as at the start of the tenancy.
Check-out Ranges from around £80 for a studio apartment to £210 for a four bed
Only required if there was a check-in at the beginning of the tenancy. Includes an inventory clerk meeting the tenants at the property to go through the original check-in report and update the schedule of condition.