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Tenant Information

Holding Deposit

If you wish to secure a property, a NON-REFUNDABLE Holding Deposit of £200 will be required. (This becomes part of your dilapidations deposit/bond) For the sake of fairness we operate a strict first come first serve basis.


Having provided you with the reference form(s), after a period of 3 working days if we have not received your reference payment with completed reference forms we reserve the right to re market the property and you will lose the holding deposit.

We will need to formally reference anyone over the age of 18 who will occupy the property. In order for the referencing company to undertake their checks, you will need to complete the reference form(s) and return them to the office within 3 working days together with payment. We will be required to take a photocopy of your passport/drivers license, in order to prove identity and facilitate the right to rent checks.

The referencing will check your identity and that you do not have bad credit, county court judgements or outstanding arrears with creditors, mortgage companies or previous landlords. It also assesses your ability to afford the rental.
If you require a guarantor in order to progress they will also be required to be referenced at the same rate.

Each prospective tenant will be required to pay an upfront, NON-REFUNDABLE fee of £156 inclusive vat which covers the cost of checking your references, producing the necessary legal documentation and processing your application. Should your reference checks be unsuccessful, we regret that these fees are none refundable. Upon successful completion of the references a move in date can be agreed.

Amount payable on the day of your commencement of tenancy

  1. One month’s rent in advance - Please note, if you move in before the 15th of a Month, you will pay the residual Rent for the remainder of that Month and your Rent Due Date will be 1st of the following Month. However, if you move in AFTER the 15th of a Month, you will pay the residual Rent for the remainder of that Month PLUS the following Months’ Rent. This only applies for Properties we manage, if you are unsure about this, please contact us.
  2. Dilapidations bond/deposit one and a half month’s rent (less the holding deposit)(for a room one month +£200, less the holding deposit)
  3. Tenant deposit registration fee £57 inclusive of vat
  4. Check in administration fee £78 inclusive of vat (also payable when you leave as a check out fee)

Please be aware that there will be an additional fee of £90 inclusive of vat should you wish to sign up on a Bank Holiday or after 11.30 on a Saturday or any time on a Sunday.

The check in and admin fee covers the cost of setting up the Assured Short hold Tenancy agreement and general administration. This will also be charged at the checkout stage of the tenancy. This covers the agents’ cost of checking the property with the inventory company and processing the Dilapidation Bond with the TDS (Tenant Dispute Service).

The above figures must be in cleared funds on your move in day. We accept debit* and Credit cards *, bank transfer, cash.

The Dilapidations Bond is held by us but registered with the TDS. In the event that you do not meet your legal obligations set out in the tenancy agreement. We hold this Bond as a "Stakeholder", meaning that we will act as a mediator should you and the landlord disagree on the amount to be paid back at the end of the tenancy.

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Hardings Lettings,
25 High Street,

Telephone: 01722 440999
Telephone: 01980 883999
Email: info@hardingsestates.co.uk