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Tenants fees

Our fees for tenants explained

Permitted fees:

Alongside rent and deposits, agents and landlords are permitted to charge tenants fees associated with:

  • A change or early termination of a tenancy when requested by the tenant.
  • Utilities, communication services and Council Tax.
  • Payments arising from a default by the tenant where they have had to replace keys or a respective security device, or a charge for late rent payment (not exceeding 3% above the bank of England base rate).

Tenancy deposits

A tenancy deposit is required to protect the landlord against the cost of replacing or repairing property damaged by the tenant. Galley Properties will protect your tenancy deposit with The DPS, a tenancy deposit protection scheme. This is subject to your landlord’s terms and conditions.

Deposit amounts:

Tenancy Deposits will be the equivalent of five weeks’ rent (unless the annual rent exceeds £50,000 in which case deposits are capped at six weeks’ rent).

Holding deposits

Holding Deposit amounts:

Holding Deposits will be no more than one week’s rent.

If a tenant fails referencing can the Holding Deposit be withheld?

If a tenant has provided completely factually and accurate information but nonetheless still fails referencing then the Holding Deposit will be returned. However if a tenant provides false or misleading information the Holding Deposit may be withheld. For example, a potential tenant stating that their salary was higher than it actually is would be providing false or misleading information.

Tenants with pets:

What happens if a tenant has a pet?

Tenancy deposits cannot exceed five week’s rent (or six weeks for rent exceeding £50,000 per annum), however this doesn’t mean that having pets isn’t an option. A higher amount of rent may be organised to accommodate for a tenant having a pet.