Tenants

 

Finding Your Perfect Match

Our lettings agents will help you through the entire rental process and with our database of rental properties, we’re sure we can help you find a suitable property.

Have something specific in mind? Just tell us your requirements and we’ll undertake the search for you. We’ll help find the right rental property for you.

Permitted Payments

Holding Deposit – One week’s rent – to reserve a property. Note: This will be withheld if the applicant withdraws from the tenancy, fails a Right-to-Rent check, provides materially significant or false or misleading information, or fails to sign their tenancy agreement within 15 calendar days (or other deadline as mutually agreed in writing). Please see here for more details.
Security Deposit – Rent under £50,000 per year – Five weeks’ rent This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy refundable at the end of the tenancy. All deposits are safeguarded by the Tenancy Deposit scheme which is administrated by Mydeposits.
Security Deposit 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 refundable at the end of the tenancy.
Late payment of rent Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate for late payment of rent from the Due Date until paid. (Not charged until the rent is more than 14 days overdue).
Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s) Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing lost keys or other security device. If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys will be charged to the tenant.
Variation of Contract – (Tenant’s Request) To cover the costs of taking landlord’s instructions and execution of new capped at £50.00 or reasonable costs if higher.
Change of Sharer – (Tenant’s Request) To cover the costs of taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration and execution of new tenancy agreement capped at £50.00 (per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher)
Early Termination – (Tenant’s Request) The tenant shall be liable to the landlord’s reasonable costs in re-letting the property including rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy.

Please ask a staff member if you have any questions about our fees.

How To Rent

Click here to see the checklist for renting in England.
This guide is for people who are renting a home privately under an assured shorthold tenancy, either direct from a landlord or through a letting agency.

Client Money Protection

ME Estate Agents have partnered with Branded Bricks who are members of UKALA ( Membership number 020074) to protect our clients’ money. To view our certificate, confirming our affiliation to the scheme, click here.

The Property Ombudsman

We are members of the Property Ombudsman Scheme, details can be found at www.tpos.co.uk