Tenant Fees

Fees to pay when renting through Chiltern Hills Estate Agents

At any time you are interested in a property, please ask a Chiltern Hills member of staff for a full breakdown of fees that may be payable before, during and after a tenancy.

There is a non-refundable Administration Fee & Referencing of £150 per adult. Special rates apply for students please a staff member.

We will require

  • Photocopy of your passport or photo driving license to identify you allowing us to comply with Anti Money Laundering Legislation
  • A copy of a utility bill dated within the last three months to confirm your current residing address.
  • Referencing form to be filled in to carry out credit check
  • Landlord/Agent reference
  • The last 3 months of bank statements
  • Accountants letter for self employed

Additional fees which may become payable to some applicants

  • In order to pass the credit score you will need to be able to demonstrate an annual household income of at least two and a half times the annual rent.
  • Guarantor referencing is charged at £50 (per guarantor) in the event that the tenant is unable to meet the income threshold.
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Inventory Check in & Check out

  • The landlord will pay the inventory Check in
  • The inventory Check out will vary dependant on size and content of property. The cost of Check out will be passed onto the tenant from the inventory company used.

Dilapidation Deposit

  • Equivalent to six weeks rent (Unless otherwise agreed)
  • Dilapidation will be protected in a Government –authorised scheme and may be returned at the end of the tenancy.

Funds required by Chiltern Hills Agents before taking Possession

  • The agreed sum of rent and dilapidation deposit are required to be cleared funds bank transfer or card payment.
  • Card payments are subject a surcharge of 3%.
  • Rent is to be paid monthly in advance commencing on the first day of the tenancy and then on the same day each month thereafter by a bank standing order.
  • Funds must reach Chiltern Hills Estate Agents bank account by the due date and therefore standing orders are required to be set up for a few days prior to this date, to allow for banking timescales.

Reference request fee

  • £30 and ONLY for formal written references