Regardless of whether you are an existing Tenant in London or relocating from the U.S. or another international destination, we will work hard to listen to your requirements and find the home that is right for you, using an honest and pro-active approach. With our years of experience we have helped countless families find their home and alleviate the stress and frustration that moving can cause.
Jean Oddy & Co does not have any charges to Tenants whatsoever. All search, administration, Tenancy Agreement and Renewal fees are totally free of charge. There is now legislation in place called The Tenant Fees Act 2019 and more information can be found here this covers Tenancies up to a total rental of £100,000 per annum and are known as ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancies’. Unlike other agents, Jean Oddy & Co has had a policy of not charging Tenants administration fees for many years, even before this act. In addition to that non ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancies’ which are Tenancies in excess of £100,000 per annum, still can attract administration fees from agents, however we believe this is wrong and still do not charge any of these fees even though outside of the act.
The Tenant is may be asked to pay a reservation fee of one weeks’ rent for assured shorthold tenancies in order to take the property off the market while the paperwork is completed. This reservation fee is deductible from the first instalment of rent. The rent is payable on a per calendar month (weekly rent, times 52 and divide by 12) or quarterly (annual rent divided by 4) basis throughout the term of the tenancy. A dilapidations deposit of five weeks rent for assured shorthold tenancies of under £50,000 per annum and six weeks rent for assured shorthold tenancies over £50,000, refundable at the end of the tenancy, is held by the agent as stakeholder against any damages or dilapidations during the course of the tenancy.
Please be aware that other costs not charged by Jean Oddy & Co maybe applicable at the end of a tenancy, such as cleaning and in the case of non AST’s (assured shorthold tenancies) an inventory check out.
We are proud members of ARLA (The Association of Residential Letting Agents), Propertymark CMP (Propertymark/ARLA is our preferred Client Money Protection provider), Safe Agent (The UK’s leading accreditation scheme), The Property Ombudsman (our prefered redress scheme provider) and My Deposits (where all deposits for assured shorthold tenancies are protected. We are more than happy to provide you with copies of our certificates of membership for any or all of the above, upon request.