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Letting fees information

Relevant letting fees and tenant protection information

As well as paying the rent, you may also be required to make the following permitted payments.

Permitted payments

Before the tenancy starts (payable to Geoffrey Smith Estate Agents Ltd 'The Agent')

Holding Deposit: None

Deposit: 5 weeks' rent

During the tenancy (payable to the Agent)

For English properties:

Changes to the tenancy agreement: £50

Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3%

Charge for the reasonably incurred costs for the loss of keys/security devices: £85 to change the locks

Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy

During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if permitted and applicable

- Utilities - gas, electricity, water

- 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.

Tenant protection

Geoffrey Smith Estate Agents Ltd is a member of “Propertymark” which is a client money protection scheme, and we are also a member of The Property Ombudsman which is a redress scheme.  You can find out more details on our website or by contacting us directly.  Please note that as letting agents, we are required by law to publish on our website information for potential tenants about relevant fees, redress schemes and client money protection schemes (including the names of those schemes). Relevant fees must also be published on third party websites.  For properties to rent in England, details of the agent's membership of any redress scheme and client money protection. scheme must also be published with their fees.  It is the agent's responsibility to ensure that all relevant information is provided and is up to date and accurate.