Fees vary depending on which of our 2 service levels you choose (Fully Managed or Tenant Find)

All fees quoted are inclusive of VAT

The current standard VAT rate in the United Kingdom is 20%

Fully Managed Service

Tenancy Setup Fee – 50% of first month’s rent plus VAT = 60%

Gas Safety Certificate Fees - £65.00

Energy Performance - £75.00



The setup fee includes agreeing the market rent and finding a tenant in accordance with the landlord’s guidelines. This involves marketing and advertising the property; erecting a board in accordance with Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and carrying out accompanied viewings as appropriate. This fee includes advertising on refurbishment and providing guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents.


Monthly Fee (percentage of the month rent) 10% plus VAT = 12%

This fee includes all the services listed below.



This is a monthly commission calculated as a percentage of the monthly rent, for collecting and remitting the monthly rent received, deducting commission, any maintenance works & supplying monthly statements. When necessary it includes the pursuance of non-payment of rent and providing advice on rent arrears actions. It includes quarterly routine visits and the landlord is advised of the outcome and an annual rent review to assess whether the rent being charged is aligned to prevailing market conditions.  This fee covers advising all utility providers of any tenancy changes ad arranging routine repairs. If a landlord requires vacant possession the fee covers issuing the necessary paperwork to the tenant (section 21 notice requiring vacant possession) in the required timescale.


Renewal of Tenancy



 If both parties agree that the tenant can stay for another term, this cost covers the contract negotiation, amending and updating the terms and arranging a further tenancy and agreement. This service is included within the monthly management fee.


Damage Deposit Registration         



All tenants’ deposits must be protected - by law – with a Government-authorised Scheme. Included within the monthly management fee we register the landlord & tenant details to protect the security deposit; then providing the tenant(s) with the Deposit Certificate & prescribed information within 30 days of the start of the tenancy. The scheme used by Ashburton Lettings is the Deposit Protection Service (DPS).


Inventory & Check-In



It is important to have a thorough inventory enabling both parties (landlord and tenant) to be treated fairly. The inventory documentation serves several vital functions – including providing a catalogue of the let property, an unbiased record of its condition and any items included in the tenancy. It forms part of the legally binding contract that is set out in the tenancy agreement between landlord & tenant. The cost of the inventory is included within the monthly management fee.


Check-Out Inspection



When it is time for the tenant to leave the property, this fee covers agreeing with the tenant(s) a check out date and arranging an appointment; instructing the inventory provider to attend; negotiating with the landlord and tenant(s) any disbursement of the security deposit. Then to return the deposit as agreed with the landlord and tenant to the agreed parties. Remit any disputed amount to scheme for final adjudication. Unprotect the security deposit and to instruct contractors, obtain quotes, organise repairs/replacement and to instruct contractors, obtain quotes, organise repairs/replacement of any broken or missing items.


Gas Safety Certificate



The Gas Safety (installation and Use) Regulations 1998 state that all let and managed properties must be tested annually for safety. Ashburton Lettings appoint a Gas Safety Engineer to do this and this fee covers arranging access and retaining the certificate. This charge includes the cost of the certificate.


Energy Performance Certificate



From 1st October 2008, all non-domestic buildings on construction, sale and rent will require a Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (NDEPC) and a Recommendation Report (RR). This information will help owners and occupiers make their building more energy efficient and allow potential buyers and tenants to compare the energy performance of different buildings. Ashburton Lettings appoint a registered contractor to complete an inspection. The fee covers arranging access & retaining the certificate.


Fees vary depending on which of our 2 service levels you choose (Fully Managed or Tenant Find)

All fees quoted are inclusive of VAT

The current standard VAT rate in the United Kingdom is 20%.


TENANT FIND SERVICE


Tenant Setup Fee – 50% of first month’s rent plus VAT = 60%

Gas Safety Certificate Fees - £65.00

Energy Performance - £75.00

*Subject to a minimum of £250 + VAT (300 incl. VAT)



The setup fee includes agreeing the market rent and finding a tenant in accordance with the landlord’s guidelines. This involves marketing and advertising the property; erecting a board in accordance with Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and carrying out accompanied viewings as appropriate. This fee includes advertising on refurbishment and providing guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents. 


Tenancy Agreement Renewal                                                                     £100.00



Renewal of existing Ashburton Lettings assured shorthold tenancy agreement.


Amending an Agreement                                                                              £60.00



Making amendments to a signed tenancy agreement.


Damage Deposit Registration (per payment)                                            £60.00



Place the Deposit within a Deposit Protection Scheme (DPS).


Gas Safety Certificate                                                                                    £65.00



The Gas Safety (installation and Use) Regulations 1998 state that all let and managed properties must be tested annually for safety. Ashburton Lettings appoint a Gas Safety Engineer to do this and this fee covers arranging access and retaining the certificate. This charge includes the cost of the certificate.


Energy Performance Certificate                                                                  £75.00



From 1st October 2008, all non-domestic buildings on construction, sale and rent will require a Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (NDEPC) and a Recommendation Report (RR). This information will help owners and occupiers make their building more energy efficient and allow potential buyers and tenants to compare the energy performance of different buildings. Ashburton Lettings appoint a registered contractor to complete an inspection. The fee covers arranging access & retaining the certificate.