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Information for Prospective Tenants

Rent:  Usually payable quarterly or calendar monthly in advance. Cleared funds to be received by the due date. Please ask for a standing order form if this method of payment is preferred. Rent is exclusive of charges for telephone, gas, electricity, council tax and in most cases water rates and heating.

Term:  The minimum term for long lets is six months and generally properties are let on an annual basis. General and business release clauses are inserted into contracts by negotiation.

Deposit:  Six weeks of the agreed rent, usually held by Plaza Estates as stakeholder. Monies will be refunded after the termination of the tenancy once both parties have agreed any dilapidation charges which will be deducted accordingly.  We are members of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS.) www.tds.gb.com

Utilities:  Plaza Estates will notify the utility companies of the transfer of accounts in advance of the tenancy. If you have not held accounts for supply of the above in the UK previously a deposit may be required. We will also notify the local authority with regard to council tax. Tenants must liaise directly with British telecom, cable, satellite providers.

TV Licence:  The Tenant is responsible for paying the licence fee for any television set in the property during the tenancy.

Inventory:  The Landlord usually pays for the inventory check-in and the Tenant pays for the inventory to be checked at the termination of the tenancy. It is usual for an independent inventory clerk to be appointed in order to provide an unbiased report. This is a requirement of the TDS.

Fees: A charge will be made of £264 including VAT which includes the tenancy agreement and referencing of the tenant (or joint tenants and guarantors) and for registration and certification of the deposit with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme. A charge of £132 including VAT will be made to a tenant for renewal agreements and updated TDS registration/certification. Inventory charges are made at cost (see above). Payments made by credit cards will attract a surcharge of 4-5% (depending on the card used). End of tenancy works arranged on behalf of the tenant by our management department will attract a handling fee of 10% plus VAT (12%).

References:   We will be required to take references on any prospective Tenant, usually from a UK bank or building society, an employer or personal referee and where possible one from a previous Landlord or Landlords' Agent. Banks usually make a nominal charge to the customer for referencing.

Please note that all properties, unless stated, are available on a fully furnished long let basis. Please telephone for further information on properties new to the market. We subscribe to an agent multiple listing site enabling us to carry out a broad market search for you.  Our negotiators will be pleased to be of assistance.

Please advice us if you have a pet or if there is anything that is of particular importance to you. Should you have a query regarding any aspect of renting a property, please speak to one of our staff.

Offices at

Marble Arch
29-31 Edgware Road
London
W2 2JE
f: 020-7258-3090
Knightsbridge
34 Beauchamp Place
London
SW3 1NU
f: 020-7581-7005
... or get in touch with us at
info@plazaestates.co.uk
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