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Permitted Payments & Tenant Protection

Permitted Payments

Before the tenancy starts (payable to The Lettings Boutique ‘the Agent’)
Holding Deposit (per tenancy): 1 week’s rent
Deposit: Up to 5 weeks’ rent (see property description for details).


During the tenancy

Variation of Tenancy: £50.00 inc VAT per agreed variation. This includes:

• Permission for pets letter

• Permission to sub-let

• or any other amendment which alters the obligations of the agreement
Change of Sharer (Deed of Assignment): You can instruct a solicitor to draw up the Deed of Assignment for you which will need to meet the requirements of the landlord. Please note that you will be liable for the cost of drawing up this document.

Payment of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above the Bank of England base rate, per day from the date your rent is due.

Lost Key(s) or other Security Device(s): Tenants are liable to the actual cost of replacing any lost key(s) or other security device(s).

Payment of any unpaid rent or other reasonable costs associated with your early termination of the tenancy. There are additional charges if you instruct The Lettings Boutique to advertise the property for you.

Payment of any utilities, communication services (eg. telephone, broadband), TV licence and council tax;

Payment for any contractual damages in the event of the tenant's default of a tenancy agreement; and

Any other permitted payments under the Tenant Fees Act 2019.


Please note that if you lock yourself out of your room/property you will be required to call the locksmith for access and the call out charges are as follows:


Monday – Friday Call Outs:

£40.00 + VAT (between 8am and 6pm), £50.00 + VAT (between 6pm and 9pm), £60.00 + VAT (between 9pm and midnight), £80.00 + VAT (between midnight and 8am).


Weekends and Bank Holidays

£60.00 + VAT (between 8am and 6pm), £75.00 + VAT (between 6pm and 9pm), £90.00 + VAT (between 9pm and midnight), £120.00 + VAT (between midnight and 8am).


Tenant protection

The Lettings Boutique is a member of Client Money Protect and also a member of The Property Redress Scheme. You can find out more details on the agent’s website or by contacting the agent directly.


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