Rent is payable monthly in advance; your rental due date will be determined by the date that you move into the property. This means that if you move into a property on the 5th May, you will pay your first month’s rent before you move in to cover the period 5th May to 4th June, thereafter your rental is due on the 5th of each month.
Rent is payable by standing order, over the phone, or direct debit. A form will be sent to complete for direct debit payments.
It is important that your rent is paid on time, if you do not pay your rent then you could be at risk of losing your home. You will have signed a legal document and could be taken to court if you do not abide by it.
If you are having trouble paying your rent then don’t ignore it, contact us immediately and we will try and resolve the matter with you. We may be able to come up with a payment plan to assist you.
Before the tenancy starts payable to Blenheim Estate Homes
Holding deposit: 1 week's rent
Deposit: 5 weeks' rent for up to £50k per annum; 6 weeks' rent for over £50k per annum
During the tenancy payable to Blenheim Estate Homes
During the tenancy (payable to the provider) if applicable
Other permitted payments
Any other permitted payments, not included above, under the relevant legislation including contractual damages
Blenheim Estate Homes is a member of the Property Redress Scheme. You can find out more details on the agent's website or by contacting the agent directly.
We are not a member of a CMP scheme as we are landlords, not agents.
Rent is your most important bill and it is essential that you pay this before any other expenses. However, there are several ways in which you can save money on your household bills which may make your rental payments more manageable. We advise that you:
To ‘surrender your tenancy’ means that you would like to break your contractual agreements on a given date before the actual end of your tenancy agreement.
The below information will explain the surrender process in full.
The surrender of a tenancy agreement must be mutually agreed by landlord and tenant. As the contract is being broken by one party, the landlord must not incur any costs associated with re-letting the property, as there would have been no costs for the landlord had the contract run until it’s natural end.
There are fees attached to a surrender, these fees cover any costs that the landlord would incur to re-let the property. The fees are broken down at the bottom of this document.
Surrender fee breakdown:
Check Out report for current tenancy cost: £125
Inventory report for new tenancy cost: £125
Marketing costs: £36 (£30+vat)
Referencing costs: £36 (£30+vat).
Administration time for new documentation: £100
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If you are expecting guests to stay for an extended period of time please contact your property manager for approval. Please note the tenant is responsible for any damage they or their guests have produced.
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