Tenant Fees and Information

At Samuel Estates, we take immense pride in providing all our applicants and existing tenants with a clear and detailed list of all application and tenancy fees.

All our current fees are shown inclusive of VAT at the standard rate of 20%.

When you rent a property, there are several costs to consider; which may vary depending on the area and the type of let.

These costs will include stand-alone and on-going items:

Summary of Tenant Fees and Conditions

  • Rent – One month’s advance rent when you move in and on-going monthly rent throughout the tenancy, unless you’ve agreed on a different frequency with your landlord.
  • Security deposit – For assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) this will be equal to five weeks’ rent if the rent is under £50,000 per annum. If your annual rent is over £50,000, your security deposit will be equal to six weeks rent. For non-Housing Act tenancies deposits are generally equivalent to six weeks’ rent.
  • Agent fees – This will cover reference checks, inventory check-in, tenancy agreement fees. They are applicable for non-Housing Act tenancies only.
  • Rent increases – Your rent may increase at set times if this has been agreed and included within the tenancy agreement.
  • Late payment fees – If your rent is more than 14 days overdue, you will be charged interest at a rate of 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate.
  • Change of tenant fee – If you’re renting a shared property and decide you want to move out and get a new tenant in you will have to pay a charge of £50 (including VAT) to cover the issuing a Deed of Assignment (subject to Landlord’s permission).

Moving property will also come with other costs such as removal and storage fees. It’s essential that you factor these in when deciding whether you can afford to move into a property.

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What our customers think

  • Shameem Bhyat

    Paul at Samuel Estates has been exceptional. His no-nonsense attitude helped enormously with the sale of my house. At a time when good conveyancers are hard to come by, Paul made great recommendations and facilitated communications with all parties with speed and efficiency, always keeping me in the loop at every stage of the process. It can certainly be challenging when it comes to selling your home but Paul really made the process easy. Thank you so much.

  • Kayley Donnelly

    This was the smoothest experience I've had moving to a new flat. Daniel was really helpful and very accommodating when we tried to arrange a second viewing. He was very responsive to emails which I really appreciated, and unlike other agencies I was not harassed with lots of phone calls! Very happy with the flat and the service received.

  • Bel Vita

    The worst agency I've ever rented in, they don't care about the tenant's welfare, no repairs are done, they want to hold the tenant responsible for everything, I do not recommend it!

  • David Evans

    We had a great experience with Samuel Estates. Bilal was our estate agent and he was a great asset to us getting the property we loved. Thanks so much and we would definitely use these guys again!

  • raj kumar

    special thanks to Daniel. he has been very kind and helpful. he made that whole thing very easy. very professional and friendly agent.
    Lina Svegzdaite is an AMAZING property manager. very professional and very friendly. Highly experienced. i am very happy and thank her for giving the wonderful experience when it comes maintenance issues.

    thanks SAMUEL ESTATES management team for having Daniel and Lina.

  • Bilge Gündüz

    Top real estate agency. Special thanks to Daniel for finding us a perfect flat that meets all our needs! Highly recommended!

  • Charlie

    I’m not someone to usually write a review, but I was highly impressed with the service I received from Samuel Estates. I would highly recommend Jessica to anyone looking for a new home. I have had to move a few times over the last few years and she was the best estate agent I have ever dealt with. She was helpful, professional and answered any questions we had promptly and efficiently. She made the process stress-free and took care to make sure we was happy every step of the way. I highly recommend.

  • Conor MacLeay

    Jessica was very helpful throughout the process. Would recommend Samuel Estates.

  • Lucy Robinson

    Highly recommend Samuel Estates.Sold & bought properties with them & experienced expertise & efficiency from start to finish.Competitive pricing, highly knowledgeable & know the properties inside & out, providing confidence to both seller & purchaser.

  • David

    Good service no pressure from agent professional and helpful.

Our office locations

Balham

45 Bedford Hill
London
SW12 9EY

Colliers Wood

30 Watermill Way
London
SW19 2RT

Streatham Common

432-434 Streatham High Rd
London
SW16 3PX