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Permitted Tenant Payments

What payments can I expect to pay if I rent a property

with Hattersley Lettings Ltd?


Permitted payments for new Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) signed on or after 1st June 2019

Below is a list of our current permitted payments. If you are interested in renting one of our properties, please ask a member of staff for a full breakdown of permitted payments that may be payable before, during and after a tenancy.


Holding deposit (per tenancy). One week’s rent.

This is to reserve a property. 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).


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 over per year). Six weeks’ rent. 

This covers damages or defaults on the part of the tenant during the tenancy.


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.


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).


Variation of contract (tenant’s request) £50 (inc. VAT) per agreed variation.

A Variation of Contract is any reasonable request to alter a tenancy agreement. This could be making changes to the tenancy agreement and the cost covers the work associated with taking landlord’s instructions as well as the preparation and execution of new legal documents.


Change of sharer (tenant’s request) £50 (inc. VAT) per replacement tenant or any reasonable costs incurred if higher.

A Change of sharer is any additional person added to the contract. The cost covers the work 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 (tenant’s request).

Should you wish to leave their contract early, you will 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.


Existing Tenancies

If you are already an existing tenant and your contract requires you to make a payment under a term within a tenancy, such as check-out or renewal fees, you will still be liable to pay these fees 31 May 2020.



If you any questions on our fees, please ask

Client Money Protection is provided by CMP and redress through The Property Ombudsman Scheme.


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