Property Reservation payment (per tenancy) — £225.00
This is to reserve a property.
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year) — Five weeks’ rent
Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or over per year) — Six weeks’ rent
This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.
Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.
Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s)
Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15.00 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).
Variation of Contract Fees: £50.00 (inc. VAT) per request.
To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Change of Sharer Fee: £50.00 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant.
To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.
Early Termination: £50.00 (inc. VAT) per tenancy plus all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy.
Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord’s costs in re-letting the property. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.
It is your responsibility to insure your own belongings throughout the tenancy. When applying for a Tenancy tenants may be contacted by one of our Insurance partners for a free, no obligation quote.
You will be responsible for the payment of telephone, gas, water and electricity accounts at the property during your tenancy, as well as the council tax. It is your responsibility to notify the relevant companies and the local authority that you are moving into/out of the property. You are also responsible for ensuring that a valid television licence remains in place for the duration of the tenancy
If you pay rent directly to your landlord's bank account and your landlord is resident overseas, you will be responsible for applying the provisions of the HM Revenue and Customs Non-Resident Landlords scheme for taxing UK rental income and should ask us for advice on this. These provisions do not apply where you are paying your rent to Oscar Knight.
All charges levied by Oscar Knight are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate of 20%.
Oscar Knight reserves the right to change the schedule of fees and these terms of business upon providing reasonable notice in writing.
Oscar Knight Estate Agents is a member of the UKALA Client Money Protection Scheme, and also a member of the Property Ombudsman, which is a redress scheme. More details can be found at or by contacting your local branch directly.