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

  • 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.

  • Garfieldield Davidson

    Got looked after very well by Jessica, very professional and always on time for viewing which I loved.

  • Vincent Board

    We have been very happy with the level of service we receive from Lina Svegzdaite and the team at Samuel Estates. They keep us regularly updated on the properties and are always quick to respond to any questions or queries either from ourselves or from our tenants.

  • Diana Chira

    Me and my boyfriend have had a great experience with Samuel Estates. Very professional, informative and responsive at all times. Bilal Jamil in particular has been very helpful with everything we needed. Would highly recommend.
    Many thanks to BJ 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. thanks SAMUEL ESTATES.

  • Angel Li

    Nicole Smith was helpful and prompt to resolve the issues I reported with the flat and made my stay much smoother for sure. I appreciate her call after the issue was fixed just to give that extra personal touch.

  • Dahye

    I recently rented a flat as an international student, and the process couldn't have been easier thanks to Samuel Estates, and more specifically my property manager, Lina Svegzdaite. She has been extremely helpful and accommodating from the moment I landed in London, and has continued to provide great support to my queries, no matter how small. Made moving and adjusting to a new climate less stressful and easy to navigate thanks to her support- highly recommend.

  • Gabriela Santos

    Nicole Smith (Colliers Wood office) was super helpful to try and resolve an issue we had. And she did!!! Thank u very much!

  • Ania Kocznur

    Have had the most seamless experience in finding my new rental with Samuel Estates. Bilal was responsive and on the ball in keeping me up to date with all matters in sorting out the tenancy, and whenever I called the office there was always someone available to help immediately or address my questions. The justmovein service provided for free too made the admin of sorting out bill transfers etc. completely stress free. Highly recommend!!

  • Alex Chung

    we are very happy & they are helpful on the whole process for renting house, quick respond with clear information to us.

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