Tenant Charges

Pre Tenancy

(All costs are inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate)

  • Hotblack Desiato admin/Credit referencing fee – £90 per person. Landlords with their own in-house referencing may have their own fee structure but you will be advised of this prior to an offer being accepted.
  • Check in fee – Price is based on the size of the property, please see below:

At the commencement of the tenancy we will arrange an appointment for an independent inventory clerk to meet you at the property to carry out an inspection report on the condition of the property. At the end of the tenancy we will arrange (on Hotblack Desiato managed properties) for the inventory clerk to carry out a final inspection report. On properties not managed by Hotblack Desiato please refer to your landlord. The charge for the check in will be payable by the landlord and the checkout will be payable by the tenant as listed below.

1 Bedroom 1 Bath Flat – £180 – £198

2 Bedroom 1 Bath Flat – £210.00 – £220.00

3 Bedroom 1 Bath Flat – £230.00 – £242.00

2 Bedroom 2 Bath Flat – £250.00 – £264.00

3 Bedroom 2 Bath Flat- £270.00-£276.00

3 Bedroom 2 Bath House – ££320.00 – £330.00

4 Bedroom 2 Bath House -£340.00 – £352.00

  • Deposit – Typically 6 weeks’ rent (per property)
  • Guarantor required? Guarantor fee, if applicable, £90 inc VAT per person

During your tenancy

(All costs are inclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate)

  • Renewal document fee – £180.00 per property

Change of Tenant

Your landlord does not have to agree to a change of tenant during the term of tenancy. In practice, your landlord may agree to a change of tenant on the proviso that the costs of changing one or more of the tenants is met by you or the incoming tenant. It is often the case that the outgoing tenant who wishes to be replaced and the incoming tenant will agree to divide these costs.

These costs may include the following :

Preparation of the new tenancy agreement             £120

New Inventory (if required by incoming tenant)   £108 – £244 depending upon the size of the property and whether it is furnished or not.

Referencing fee                                                       £90 per person

Re-referencing fee                                                 £90 per person if required by the landlord

The costs of Right to Rent ID verification and Tenancy Deposit Scheme registration are included in the above costs.


Post tenancy

Throughout the tenancy and at the end of the tenancy there are other costs that must be covered on top of the rent. These might include:

  • Utilities (gas, electricity, water and telephone)
  • Council Tax
  • Television licence
  • Installation of cable/satellite
  • Insurance (for your personal and own contents)
  • Garden maintenance
  • Professional cleaning of the property
  • Dilapidations

Should you have any queries regarding the costs associated with renting a property, which may vary, please do not hesitate to contact one of our lettings team who will be happy to explain these further.

Hotblack Desiato is a member of the NFoPP Client Money Protection scheme and is regulated by The Property Ombudsman Scheme (TPOS), National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA), HMRC Money Laundering Regulations and Data Protection Regulations.