Myself and my girlfriend have agreed with a letting agency to rent accomodation. At £575pcm on a 6 month contract, We were asked to pay a £185 non-refundable administration fee to reserve the property before we get to look over the contract (somewhat reasonable I think). On receiving the contract, there are a number of charges we haven’t had to pay in previous locations, we wondered if they have the right to charge the following:
Book out fee of £60 when leaving the property;
A charge of £30 (inc VAT) to hold the deposit on our behalf, which will be removed from the deposit at the end of tenancy;
A charge of £24 (inc VAT) for each time we forget to cancel the direct debit at end of tenancy;
If we want to remain in the property after 6 months, there is a charge of £60 (inc VAT) to renew the tenancy agreement;
Once a move in date is confirmed, if we wish to change that an admin fee of £12 (inc VAT) is payable.
I don’t expect to put the direct debit cancellation or changed date fees to test but all the rest haven’t come up in my previous tenancy agreements, recently we remained in our property after the date of contract was up and simply paid on a rolling conntract basis with no additional fees.