To reserve a property to rent you will need to pay
A non-refundable administration charge
Single occupancy £200+VAT totalling £240.00
Additional applicant £175+VAT totalling £210.00
Guarantor applicant £175+VAT totalling £210.00
Company let applicant £350+VAT totalling £420.00 per person
Garage applicant £75+VAT totalling £90.00
Pet addendum £75+VAT totalling £90.00
Upon reservation you will also need to provide photo identification in the form of a drivers licence, passport, sub-contractors card.
Payable upon reservation a deposit of £150, refundable within first 14 days of reservation should you decide not to go ahead with the rental or if the landlord declines not to let the property to you, in this instance the tenant will have no further financial recourse.
The equivalent of one month’s rent payable on the first day of occupation plus
£200 per pet, where it has been agreed that an uncaged animal may reside at the property
N.B. Snakes are not allowed to reside at any rental properties
One month’s rent is payable in advance on the day of occupation and on the same day thereafter unless agreed otherwise
Where applicable £75 per month, usually this will be where you will be living comunally, and a management company will be in place who will manage the communal area expenses.
6 monthly Tenancy agreement renewal £50+VAT totalling £60.00
Inventory Check out £120+VAT totalling £144.00
10%+VAT of the final dilapidation work costs after Inventory Check (Should there be any), we help you to make sure that no dilapidations should be payable with pre-vacation inspections and a thorough inventory
Missed inspection appointment £30+VAT totalling £36.00
Missed contractor appointment £30+VAT totalling £36.00
Rental/Landlord/Mortgage reference £20+VAT totalling £24.00
Non payment of rent on the due date charge of £5+VAT per day, totalling £6.00 per day that the rent is outstanding
Tenancy deposit dispute: If you feel that you need to dispute your deposit at the end of the tenancy i.e. it cannot be amicably resolved, the deposit will need to be sent off to ‘The Tenancy Deposit Scheme Adjudicator’ to be resolved, a fee of £250+VAT totalling £300.00 will be charged in advance towards the hours and days of administration works that this service creates over many months.
You will be required to pay for the gas, electric, council tax, personal contents insurance, TV licence, satellite, broadband/wi-fi, phone and service charges of £75 per month should you live in a communal building. N.B. We recommend a local insurer in Hythe should you need any kind of insurance quote.
Data Protection Act 2017 & May 2018
Hythe & Waterside will need to hold your data details on computer and in paper files, (the data gathered from your application form, rental payment transactions and general rental history), (Please check that you have consent to give us third party details etc.), they will be stored for a period of 7 years from the last day of occupation, HM Customs & Excise & Inland Revenue departments require all businesses to keep records for 7 years. Should you wish to have a copy of the data stored you may request to do so, you will receive data via a USB within 28 days of requesting it. After 7 years has lapsed you may request in writing for your data to be deleted. Hythe & Waterside will not use any of your details in their marketing without your prior written consent, (we may use any review data gathered via review sites, but you will have accepted them to be used at time of inception), furthermore we will make sure that any associated third party businesses have a data protection policy in place before giving your details to them ie solicitors, contractors, utility companies, mortgage brokers.......... Landlords will be given your details as part of the rental process within your tenancy agreement. Periodically you will receive verification emails to ensure that you remain happy to give your authority for Hythe & Waterside to continue to send you property details, to store your data and continue to communicate via email, text, phone, in writing via the post..... It’s very important that these links are followed through for verification as we wish to keep up communication at all stages during your tenancy.
Do I have to earn a certain amount to rent a property? Yes, the tenants living in the property must have a joint income of 30 times the monthly rental amount per year. i.e. on a rental of £795pcm the tenants must be earning £23,850p.a.
How much Tenancy Deposit do I need to pay? The equivalent of one month’s rent plus £150.
Do we need to pay administration fees? Yes, please refer to fees section.
Can we rent with our pets? Yes, some of our properties will accept pets but the carpets must be professionally cleaned upon vacation and fumigated if necessary. We ask all tenants with pets to sign a pet addendum. We will also charge an additional £200 per pet on the deposit.
I am in receipt of housing benefit can I still rent with Hythe & Waterside Lettings? Yes, some of our properties do accept tenants in receipt of Housing Benefit but only with a Guarantor. Not all of our Landlords are able to accept tenants claiming housing benefit because of stipulations made by their mortgage company.
Do I have to contact Utility Companies prior to moving in? No, Hythe & Waterside will take the meter reading and notify the Gas, Electricity, Water and Council Tax of your names, move in date and the meter readings. As a tenant the only things you need to organise are a television licence and the telephone line should you wish to have it connected.
Why should I rent through Hythe & Waterside Lettings? We are Regulated Agents which means we work to a strict set of guidelines. Your Tenancy Deposit will be registered and we insist that all our rental properties meet a high level of safety, giving you peace of mind.