Tenancy Info - Payments / Charges

Please see below a list of our current agency charges / tenant payments:

Before the tenancy starts:

Student Tenants will have to pay a deposit of £200 each for a shared house. For an individual 1 bedroom flat for one person the deposit will typically be £300 or an amount equivalent to 1 month's rent. For Residential properties the deposit will be 5 weeks rent.

During the tenancy:

Rental payments overdue by more than 14 days will be subject to interest at the rate of 3% over the Bank of England Base Rate calculated from the date the payment was due up until the date the payment was received.

Payment for the reasonable cost for replacement of any lost key(s) or security device(s).

To pay the Landlord’s reasonable costs incurred as a result of any breach of the terms of the tenancy by the Tenant

To pay the reasonable costs of the Landlord or his Agent where the Tenant requests, and the Landlord has accepted the request, an assignment of or variation to the tenancy

Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy, if agreed by the Landlord.

Please note we do not accept cash. Payments shoud be made by debit card, bacs payment or cheque. Be advised that in some cases we will just advertise properties on an "Introduction only" basis for landlords where we have no involvment in the contract signing. In these circumstances they may charge a different fee level to the fees that we charge. 

Due to recently introduced "Right to Rent" Immigration legislation we may now need to carry out identity checks on all applicants. All propsective tenants will be asked to provide documentary proof of their "right to rent".

Contracts are legally binding for the full duration of the contract, so you should all be sure of your plans before you sign for a property. Should you wish to leave the property before the end of the contract, if we accept, you will only be released from your commitment if you can find a suitable replacement tenant who can take on your contractual responsibilities until the end of the contract. This person must be acceptable to us and we must have written consent from the  landlord and rest of your housemates agreeing to the change in tenant before we can make any changes to the joint and several agreement. 

Please note we are members of:

Safe Agent, RLA, NALS, SADLA, Property Ombudsman (Lettings)

We also have Landlord Client Money Protection Insurance from NALS

Please contact us on info@doveproperties.co.uk should you require more infomation.