Landlord Fees and Services

 
 
 

Fees to: Landlords


Below is the schedule of fees you can expect to pay as landlord when you let your property through Christopher Shaw. Fees are only due if Christopher Shaw successfully finds and moves a tenant into your property.

All services are subject to fees stated under the Tenant Find Only service, in addition to any other service agreed. Services Offered:

All levels of service include:

  • Agree the market rent and find and reference a tenant in accordance with landlord guidelines.
  • High quality photographs.
  • Advise on refurbishment.
  • Provide guidance on compliance with statutory provisions and letting consents.
  • Carry out accompanied viewings.
  • Market the property and advertise on relevant portals.
  • Erect board outside property in accordance with Town & Country Planning Act 1990.
  • Advise on non-resident tax status and HMRC (if required).

Tenant Find Service – The greater of 60% the first month’s (inc. VAT), or £594 (inc. VAT).

  • Collect and remit initial months’ rent received.
  • Provide tenant with method of payment.
  • Deduct any pre-tenancy invoices.
  • Make any HMRC deduction and provide tenant with the NRL8 (if relevant)
  • Final statement.

Rent Collection Service – 8.4% (inc. VAT), plus tenant find service fee.

  • Collect and remit rent received.
  • Prompt collection of rent.
  • Prompt chasing of unpaid rent.
  • Make any HMRC deduction.
  • Rental statements.

Fully Managed Service – 12% (inc. VAT), plus tenant find service fee.

  • Collect and remit rent received.
  • Prompt collection of rent.
  • Prompt chasing of unpaid rent.
  • Pursue non-payment of rent and provide advice on rent arrears actions.
  • Make any HMRC deduction.
  • Deduct commission and other works.
  • Rental statements.
  • Legal notices served if required.
  • Advise on all utility providers of changes.
  • Undertake mid-term inspections of your property, and notify landlord of the outcome.
  • Arrange routine repairs and instruct approved contractors.
  • Hold keys throughout the tenancy term.



Plus Service – available on Rent Collection & Fully Managed service – additional 2.4% (inc. VAT)*

  • Cover for the total monthly rent, when tenants can’t or won’t pay.
  • 100% of the monthly rent paid for up to a maximum of six months from the date of the first arrears.
  • Legal expenses up to £50,000 to cover eviction costs if the tenant is in breach of their tenancy agreement.
  • Covers breaches of the tenancy agreement by the tenant, including non-payment of rent and expired section 21 notices.
  • 50% of the rent paid for up to two months after vacant possession has been obtained, whilst new tenants are found.
  • Cover with no excess.
  • Claims administered by Christopher Shaw. *subject to acceptable referencing criteria having been met by applicant.

Additional Services & Fees Due:

Deposit Registration Fee – No Charge

  • Register the landlord and tenant details and protect the security deposit with a Government-authorised scheme.
  • Provide the tenant(s) with the Deposit Certificate and Prescribed Information within 30 days of start of tenancy.
  • Arrange repayment once deductions agreed between parties.

Legionnaires Risk Assessment - £72 (Inc. VAT)
Electrical Safety Inspection – Available on request.

Additional property visits - £60 (Inc. VAT)
To attend for specific requests such as neighbour disputes; additional visits outside of routine inspections required to monitor tenancy.

Submission of non-resident landlord receipt to HMRC – NO CHARGE
To remit and balance financial return to HMRC quarterly – and respond to any specific query relating to the return from the landlord or HMRC.

Arrangement Fee for works or refurbishments – NO CHARGE (Contractor invoice at cost).

  • Arranging access and assessing costs with contractor.
  • Ensuring work has been carried out within the specification.
  • Retaining any warranty or guarantee where appropriate.

Tenancy Renewal Fee - £90 (Inc. VAT)
Contract negotiation, amending and updating terms and arranging further tenancy agreement.

Checkout Fee – At cost (see schedule attached)

  • Outsourced to an independent clerk, and dependent on the number of bedrooms and/or size of the property and outbuildings.
  • Negotiate with landlord and tenant any disbursement of the security deposit.
  • Return the deposit as agreed with landlord and tenant to relevant parties.
  • Remit any disputed scheme for final adjudication.
  • Unprotect security deposit.

Court Attendance Fee - £360 (Inc. VAT) per hour.

 

 

INVENTORY AND CHECK IN FOR LANDLORD  ( We only provide a check out on fully managed properties, but are happy to provide details of the company so that you can arrange privately )


ACCOMMODATION SIZE Unfurnished Furnished
STUDIO FLAT £45.36 £51.84
1 BEDROOM £58.32 £64.80
2 BEDROOM £67.32 £73.44
3 BEDROOM £73.44 £85.68
4 BEDROOM £85.68 116.28
5 BEDROOM 104.04 134.64
6 BEDROOM £134.64 £159.12

 

 ADDITIONAL SERVICES

RENT PROTECTION POLICY (INCLUDED IN FULL MANAGED PLUS) 1 YEAR £144.00 - 6 MONTHS £108.00
EPC - VALID FOR 10 YEARS (IT IS A LEGAL REQUIREMENT TO HAVE ONE FOR YOUR PROPERTY) £72.00
GAS SAFETY INSPECTION ( NEEDS TO BE RENEWED ANNUALLY BY LAW) £84.00
KEY CUTTING £12.00 PER KEY INCLUDING STAFF COLLECTION*
  *SPECIALIST KEYS NOT INCLUDED, PRICED ON APPLICATION