Tenants


Why Choose Harry Charles to Find your New Rental?

Finding the perfect rental property in Watford and the surrounding areas can be a challenge when the great properties are snapped up the moment they are marketed. That is why our service is designed to accurately show you the property through our sales pictures and descriptions whilst booking viewings to ensure you see the property quickly.

Our professional and dedicated team are always on hand to support you through the lettings process, the financial checks required and provide any advice you may need on tenancy regulations and rights.

All deposits paid on lettings are securely held independently as part of the DPS (Deposit Protection Service) with the TDS.

Fee information

New Assured Shorthold Tenancies AST

The following charges are payable by a tenant who wishes to proceed ahead with a property once their offer has been agreed subject to contract, payment and references:

  • Holding deposit - A maximum of one week's rent at the agreed rent amount.
  • Security deposit - Five weeks' rent, rising to six week's rent when the annual rent is in excess of £50,000 at the agreed rental amount.
  • Unpaid rent - Interest at 3% above the Bank of England base rate, as outlined in the Tenancy Agreement
  • Rent and Utility bills - Payable as outlined in the Tenancy Agreement
  • Lost Keys - Tenants are liable for the cost of replacing any lost keys or security device, including a change of lock or replacement of device if required
  • Amendments of Tenancy Agreement at Tenant's Request - £50 per change
  • Early Surrender of the AST at Tenant's Request - Should a tenant need to surrender the tenancy early and the Landlord agrees to re-let the property, the liability for the payment of rent will end once a new tenant is found and takes up occupation


Corporate Tenancy Agreements

For any individual tenant not renting a property under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy the following charges are also payable:

  • Tenancy Administration/referencing charge - £200.00 + VAT per tenant
  • Guarantor reference charge £90.00 + VAT
  • Organising Professional Inventory Check in/Check Out Reports: £185.00 - £300.00 + VAT depending on the size and level of furnishing.
  • Renewal charge - £200.00 + VAT per renewal


If a tenant decides to rent a property through us in the name of a business or company the tenancy administration and reference charges will be £500 + VAT for a new tenancy and £250.00 + VAT for every renewal.

Client Money Protection
Harry Charles Ltd Client Money Protection is provided by the TDS under membership number G03931.  Our Property Mark Client Money Protection Scheme is number membership number C0003729.  For more information visit www.propertymark.co.uk

ARLA Property Mark Certificate