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Tenant Fees 

For customers who signed their contract before 22 May

 

If your tenancy is a Non Housing Act & Company Let that falls before the Tenant Fee Ban came into force then you will be on a different contract.

Below is a list of our fee scales. This list is a guide only as many vary depending on the size of the property. Please ask a member of staff for a full breakdown of fees that may be payable before, during and after a tenancy.

Where applicable most fees shown are inclusive of VAT at 20%*

Please note Goodfellows will not accept cash
Fees 'BEFORE' moving in
Reservation Fee£500 inc VAT (reservation fee is your advanced administration payment. This is to include tenancy agreement, references, certifying ID, Right to Rent checks)
Fees 'FOR' moving in
Reference/ Right to rent checks/ 50% Contract Charge£300 inc VAT (per applicant deducted from reservation fee)
Additional fees which may be applicable to some tenants.
Guarantor's Referencing£180 inc VAT (per applicant)
Permitted occupiers£300 inc VAT (per occupier)
Amendments to the Agreement / Added Clauses£60 inc VAT
Accelerated Move in£120 inc VAT
Fees 'AFTER' moving in
Extension Fee£120 inc VAT
Amendments to the Contract£108 inc VAT
Failed Direct Debit or Standing Order not set up£60 inc VAT
Rent Arrears£18 inc VAT for the 1st & each subsequent 7 day arrears letter sent plus interest on overdue rent as per the contract signed
Early Termination Fee£240 inc VAT arrangement fee plus liability for rent until the day a new tenant commences tenancy plus any fees usually payable by the landlord (at the landlord’s discretion)
End of Tenancy reference request£75 inc VAT
Check out Fee£138 - 258 inc VAT (depending upon property size and furnishings)
Right to Rent re-check Fee£60 inc VAT per person

Prices quoted are for standard size properties.

Client Money Protection is provided by Propertymark. The redress scheme for Goodfellows is The Property Ombudsman Scheme.

During and after the tenancy, we offer additional services where fees may apply:

  • Extension fee

This is the cost of preparing a new Tenancy Agreement and negotiating with your landlord for a further fixed term tenancy. Extending your tenancy, if agreed by your landlord, gives an assurance of staying in the property for a further fixed period, and avoids the uncertainty of a landlord serving notice at any given time.

  • Amendments & Special Tenancy Conditions

This may be applicable if a change to the tenancy is required mid-term. This may be due to a change in personal circumstances and / or a request to leave the tenancy early is agreed prior to the end of the tenancy agreement (this is subject to Landlord consent).

  • Failed Direct Debits or Standing Order not set up

This fee is to cover the charges and administration cost when a standing order needs to be re-issued or a direct debit fails, the landlords rent cannot be processed and letters need to be sent. Standing orders are out of our control so it essential that you check with your bank well in advance of the rent due date that the standing order is in place and that funds are available to pay the rent. You must also cancel the standing order directly with your bank at the end of the tenancy after the final rent payment has been made as we are unable to do this.

  • Rent Arrears

The Landlord reserves the right to charge interest on any amounts of rent due and in arrears calculated on a day to day basis from the date that the same shall become due until payment in full is made and recover the interest as though it were rent.
Should rent not be received on the due date, an Administration Charge will be due for the first letter sent confirming non-receipt and for every subsequent 7 day period that rent remains unpaid. All legal costs will be charged to the Tenant.

  • Early Termination of Tenancy

If the tenant requests an early termination of the contract and the landlord agrees for the property to be remarketed in order to find suitable replacement tenants, then the tenant agrees to pay an early termination fee to cover remarketing costs.  This is to be paid prior to the commencement of remarketing. In addition the tenant may be requested to pay the landlords’ administration fee at the discretion of the landlord and will also remain liable for the property and the rent until the commencement of the new contract with the replacement tenant.

  • End of Tenancy reference request

If you wish to leave the property you are renting and apply through a different agent they will want us to provide you with a written reference on how the tenancy was conducted. This fee is to produce and send this.