The rules for how fees will be charged for Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST) are different to how fees will be charged for Non-Housing Act Tenancies (NHA). All our fees and charges are shown including VAT.



Housing Act Tenancies Non-Housing Act Tenancies (NHA)
Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST)
An AST is the most common type of tenancy if you rent from a private landlord or letting agent.

You usually have an AST if:

  • you don’t share any accommodation with your landlord and they live elsewhere
  • the rent is less than £100,000 a year
  • the tenant is an individual and is using the property as their main home
Common Law Tenancies
A tenancy would be created as a NHA if the rent is over £100,000 a year, or where it is not the tenant’s main home.

Company tenancies are also NHAs.

A company let is when a company takes on a residential tenancy agreement as the tenant, rather than an individual. The tenancy will be in the company name. The company employee will live in the property.


HOUSING ACT TENANCIES (AST)



Description Charge
General fees and charges
Holding deposit Equivalent of one weeks rent, which will be put towards your first rent due on completion of the tenancy. See Savills.co.uk/holding-deposit for the rules on withholding any funds from your holding deposit.
Any specially negotiated clauses agreed after the tenancy agreement is signed Up to £50, or any reasonable costs incurred if these are higher than £50
Deposit: annual rent less than £50,000 Equivalent to five weeks’ rent
Deposit: annual rent £50,000 or more Equivalent to six weeks’ rent
Change of sharer Up to £50 for one reference and a new tenancy agreement, or any reasonable costs incurred if these are higher than £50.
Early termination All costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agent’s existing or re-letting fees.
Stamp Duty Land Tax Payable on tenancies where the rent (for the whole time a tenant stays in the property) exceeds £125,000.
Saturday check-out charge If the tenant has been offered a weekday appointment but refuses and requests a Saturday appointment. Third party charge: minimum of £120; maximum of £620.
Default fees and charges
Late, unpaid, returned rent payments 3% above the base rate of Bank of England per annum, calculated daily.
Lost keys Any cost for the replacement of keys, fobs, security devices or associated items which have been lost, damaged or broken.


NON-HOUSING ACT TENANCIES (NHA)



Description Charge
Pre Tenancy Application Charge (PTAC) Equivalent of one weeks rent or £600, which will be put towards your first rent due on completion of the tenancy. If you withdraw from the tenancy: Private tenancies – minimum of £300 per person. Company tenancies – minimum of £600.
Tenancy paperwork £300  
Deed of guarantee £120
Company reference checks £120 per reference
Deposit Usually equivalent to six weeks rent or if you have a pet this will usually be equivalent to eight weeks.
Call out services (inc out of hours) £60 per hour and/or the contractors invoice where your actions or lack of actions result in us or a contractor attending the property to remedy the situation.
Last minute cancellation or no cancellation of pre-arrange visits. £60 per cancellation and/or any contractor invoice.
Hourly rate £60 plus any replacement costs if we or the landlord have to replace any damaged or broken items, or return any fixtures or fittings to their original position, as per the inventory.
Any overseas payment charges £30 per payment.
Late/unpaid/returned rent payments £60 late payment charge and 3% above the base rate of Bank of England per annum, calculated daily.
Change of sharer £375
Additional sharer (at the same time) £75
Renewal negotiation £180 per renewal. If additional referencing is required, £45 per reference.
Any specially negotiated clauses agreed after the tenancy agreement is signed. £180
Early termination All costs, fees and charges incurred by the landlord for allowing early termination including the agent’s existing or re-letting fees.
Stamp Duty Land Tax This tax is payable on tenancies where the rent exceeds £125,000