Costs and charges for tenants

At Oakhill we want to make sure you’re always fully informed. In particular, it’s important that there are no grey areas about who pays for what. Here’s a checklist of the charges that you, the tenant, should budget for.

Before your tenancy begins

As well as paying for your rent, you’ll also have to pay:

+ Your deposit (usually equivalent to six weeks’ rent)

+ A Tenancy Agreement fee (£180 plus VAT)

+ A Reference fee, £42 Inc. VAT per person or £60 Inc. VAT per company

+ An Inventory Check In fee (typically around £130 inc VAT. The landlord pays for the Inventory Check Out.)

Preliminary Deposit

Oakhill Residential require a preliminary deposit from you which will be made once your offer has been accepted. This will be put towards your first months’ rent and will only be refunded if for any reason our client elects not to proceed.

During your tenancy

+ Utilities (gas, electricity, water and telephone)

+ Council Tax

+ Television Licence

+ Installation of cable/satellite (if permitted and applicable)

+ Subscription to cable/satellite supplier

+ Insurance (for your personal belongings)

+ Garden maintenance if applicable

+ Renewing your tenancy  £60 inc vat

At the end of your tenancy

+ Professional cleaning of the property

+ Dilapidations (as agreed, if any)