At Barratt Lettings Ltd we aim to provide a wide selection of properties available across Berkshire, Surrey and London and look after single let’s and HMO’s.

The notes below are provided as a guideline for single let tenants who wish to rent a property through Barratt Lettings Ltd. Please use our contact form to the right regarding any specific queries you may have.

General Information

It should be noted by the tenant that all tenancies are subject to the approval of the landlord, satisfactory references and credit references being approved.

UTILITIES

All tenancies are exclusive of water rates, council tax, gas/oil, electricity and telephone charges unless otherwise stated in the tenancy agreement.

TENANCY AGREEMENT

Tenants are advised to read the tenancy agreement thoroughly prior to signing. It is a binding and legal document. If there is anything that is not understood, it is recommended tenants should seek legal advice.

RENT

Rent is paid monthly in advance. It should be noted that the last month’s rent cannot be taken from the security deposit and funds must be received and cleared prior to the start of the tenancy.

REFERENCING - COMPANY LETS

Company Lets – A director of the company must sign the tenancy agreement. We apply to a credit reference agency for a financial reference grading of the company. A charge of £100 applies. This charge will not be refunded in the event that negotiations are unsuccessful and a reference has been undertaken.

INVENTORY

An independent Inventory Clerk may be appointed to draw up a report detailing the contents and condition of the property. The charge for the preparation of the inventory and the check-in & Check out fee is met by the landlord. The landlord may choose to provide their own inventory.

Fees in accordance with the Tenant Fee Act

HOLDING FEE

One week’s rent. This is to reserve a property. Please Note: This will be withheld if any relevant person (including any guarantor(s)) withdraw from the tenancy, fail a Right-to-Rent check, provide materially significant false or misleading information, or fail to sign their tenancy agreement (and / or Deed of Guarantee) within 15 calendar days (or other Deadline for Agreement as mutually agreed in writing).

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). If the loss results in locks needing to be changed, the actual costs of a locksmith, new lock and replacement keys for the tenant, landlord any other persons requiring keys will be charged to the tenant. If extra costs are incurred there will be a charge of £15 per hour (inc. VAT) for the time taken replacing lost key(s) or other security device(s).

UNPAID RENT

Interest at 3% above the Bank of England Base Rate from Rent Due Date until paid in order to pursue non-payment of rent. Please Note: This will not be levied until the rent is more than 14 days in arrears.

VARIATION OF CONTRACT/CHANGE TO SHARER

£50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

£50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher. To cover the costs associated with taking landlord’s instructions, new tenant referencing and Right-to-Rent checks, deposit registration as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.

EARLY TERMINATION (TENANTS REQUEST)

Should the tenant wish to leave their contract early, they shall be liable to the landlord’s costs in re-letting the property as well as all rent due under the tenancy until the start date of the replacement tenancy. These costs will be no more than the maximum amount of rent outstanding on the tenancy.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent under £50,000 per year), Five weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

Security Deposit (per tenancy. Rent of £50,000 or or over per year), six weeks’ rent. This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.

Our nominated scheme is the DPS custodial Scheme.