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Fees applying to all new tenancies from 1st June 2019

We may charge a tenant any or all of the following when required:

  • The rent
  • A security deposit with a maximum of 5 weeks rent (this will be protected in the DPS – Deposit Protection Service
  • A holding deposit of no more than one week’s rent which will be worked out as 1/52 of the annual total amount of rent
  • A default fee for late payment of rent (after 14 days); there will be a charge of interest for the late payment of rent at a rate of 3% above the Bank of England base rate.
  • Reasonable charges for the loss of keys or security fobs; Proof will be provided of these costs from £5 to a maximum of £50
  • Payments associated with variation of the contract, at £50 when requested by the tenant: e.g., change of name, additional tenant/removal of a tenant
  • Payments associated with terminated the tenancy early, when requested by the tenant and agreed by the landlord; you would be responsible for paying for landlord's remarketing fee and the rent up to the date a new tenant moves into the property.
  • Payments in respect of any bills – Utilities (gas, water, electric etc), council tax, communication services (telephone, broadband) including installation and subscription & TV licence; all of which are payable to the provider/s

Fees applying to all pre-existing tenancies entered before 1st June 2019

We shall continue to apply the charges within the existing tenancy agreement until 31stMay 2020.

TENANT FEES (The fee includes the cost of checking credit and employment status, your affordability for the property and obtaining references)

Depending on the rental value of the property you are applying for the following fees are chargeable per application (not per person):

Band A (property rent up to £425 pcm) £180

Band B (property rent from £426-£600) £210

Band C (property rent above £601) £240

Depending on your personal circumstances, you may be required to provide a guarantor, the fee for this is £36

Payment of the fees will hold the property but cannot guarantee you a Tenancy

PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE SHOULD THE TENANCY NOT PROCEED (FOR EXAMPLE IF THE APPLICATION DECLINES FOR BAD CREDIT AND/OR POOR REFERENCE CHECKS OR YOU WITHDRAW FROM THE APPLICATION

FURTHER FEES MAY APPLY TO SOME TENANCIES

Reference Fee £25.00 (This cost is to provide the new agent/landlord with how you have conducted your tenancy i.e. rent history etc)

Tenancy Renewal Fee £60.00 (This cost is to negotiate and prepare a further fixed term tenancy agreement)

Late payment fee £24.00 (This cost is for chasing and processing the rent if it is paid later than the rent due date)

Missed inspection fee £25.00 (This covers the cost of a missed appointment that has been scheduled and confirmed)

Basic Amendments/alterations to Tenancy Agreements or registered deposits Fee £60.00 (This cost covers any amendments to the initial tenancy agreement)i.e change of name by marriage. Please note if an additional occupant is to be added then we may require further referencing of this person,for which a fee could apply.

All prices are inclusive of VAT at the current rate of 20%

In most cases the deposit required will be the equivalent of one month’s rent, i.e if the property is £500 pcm your deposit would also be £500, payable on the date of moving in. Should you have a pet, an extra deposit amount will be required i.e. £100 per pet (Please note some landlords request more i.e. £200). As required by current legislation, all deposits have to be registered within one of the Government Approved Schemes. Lilac Lettings & Sales Ltd use the Deposit Protection Scheme (The DPS).


Lilac Lettings use an independent Credit Referencing Agency, UK Tenant Data to process all applications. Once your application has been submitted they will contact you and any person/persons you have provided as a reference

Lilac Lettings are members of an approved redress scheme as per current legislation. The scheme we use is The Property Ombudsman (The TPO)

Lilac Lettings can confirm we have PI (Professional Indemnity) & CMP (Client Money Protection) in place. The scheme rules can be found by visiting https://www.clientmoneyprotect.co.uk