Relevant letting fees and tenant protection information
As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments.
Before the tenancy starts (payable to Cornwall Homeseekers ‘the agent'
· Holding Deposit: 1 weeks rent
· Deposit: 5 weeks rent
During the tenancy (payable to the Agent)
· Payment of £50.00 including VAT if you want to change the tenancy agreement
· Payment of interest for late payment of rent, which is calculated at a rate of 3 % above the Bank of England’s base rate
· Payment for reasonably incurred costs due to the loss of keys/security devices
· Payment of any unpaid rent and other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy. Should the tenant wish to vacate the property during a fixed term this is only possible with the landlord's consent. There will then be a charge to the tenant of £250 which is payable to the agent. The Tenant continues to be responsible for the rent, utilities and upkeep of the property until the beginning of the next tenancy or until the end of the fixed term (which ever is sooner.)
During the tenancy (payable to the provider) only if permitted and applicable
· Utilities – gas, electricity, water, sewage, oil, septic tank emptying. Communications – telephone and broadband. Installation of cable/satellite. Subscription to cable/satellite supplier. Television licence. Council Tax
Other permitted payments
Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages.
Cornwall Homeseekers is a member of Propertymark, which is a client money protection scheme, and also a member of PRS, which is a redress scheme. You can find out more details by contacting Cornwall Homeseekers directly.
Any payment you have made will be withheld if any of the four grounds apply to you:
1. If the tenant pulls out of the tenancy before the contracts are signed
2. If the tenant fails a Right to Rent check. (agents and landlords are not allowed to let property to somebody that doesn't have the right to live in the United Kingdom
3. If the tenant provides false or misleading information (including undisclosed bad credit history/CCJ’s)
4. If the tenant is not responding to emails, not giving the referencing agency what they need for longer than 15 days