Read Maurice Tenant Application Fees

This information is offered to you under the Consumer Protection Regulations (CPRs), to provide all material information to enable average consumers to make informed decisions. “Material information” is likely to include more than just the non-optional fees and charges, but also other financial information such as refundable deposits.


Read Maurice will instruct a third party agency to take up references on behalf of the landlord. Normally, this will include your employer, any former landlord  and a character reference. In addition a search of the adverse credit register and a search of the voters roll register will be carried out.

Application fees

Each Tenant Application Fee: £243 inc. VAT

Please note anyone over the age of 18 years must be included on the lease.

Payable on application for a property. This fee is non-refundable if the tenant fails to proceed for whatever reason, or if the tenancy fails to proceed due to incomplete or inaccurate information provided in the tenancy application or failure to obtain satisfactory references.

Resigning fees

A fee of £150 inc. VAT will be charged for a tenancy renewal or update.


A deposit, normally equivalent to six weeks rent is usually taken to cover breakages, dilapidations or deductions due. The deposit will be held under the Deposit Protection Service. This is a Government backed scheme and has been developed to ensure that deposits are protected and that disputes about their return are resolved swiftly, inexpensively and impartially.

Deposits are paid in cleared funds on the day that the tenancy agreement is signed.


Rents are normally quoted on a calendar month basis. Rents are paid monthly in advance at the beginning of each month by standing order to the Read Maurice client account or directly to the landlord.

The first month’s rent together with rent for additional days if appropriate is normally paid, in cleared funds, on the day that the tenancy agreement is signed.

Check In & Check Out

At the commencement of the tenancy you will be checked into the property and agree a Schedule of Condition based on a professional prepared inventory.

At termination of the tenancy a Check Out fee of £96 inc. VAT is required. A Schedule of Condition will be agreed and recommendations made with regard to breakages, dilapidations etc.


All services will be transferred into the tenants name and will be their sole responsibility

Late rents

£42 inc. VAT per letter for administration.

Commencement of Tenancy

You will be required to pay the first month’s rent in advance. This may also be pro rata at the discretion of Read Maurice.

If your moving in date is after the first of the month you will be requested to pay the balance of that month plus the first whole month’s rent.

This is calculated at the rate of Rent / Days in Month x Days remaining plus 1 month’s rent.

Payable in cleared funds into our client account by electronic transfer. Please note we are unable to take cash payments for rent and all rent must be placed into our nominated client account.


Payable in cleared funds at a rate of 6 weeks rent. This is calculated at a rate of Rent x 12 / 52 x 6. Furnished property and pet levy will be higher. Please enquire to our Lettings Department for clarification. Cheques made payable to The Deposit Protection Service. You are also able to pay this by bank transfer.


VAT is included on all fees quoted.


The above fee structure will be implemented from 1st January 2019

Read Maurice where realistic on their opinion on value and achieved a sale in good time. Jason Maurice dealt with my sale on a very personable level.

Roger Bridgeman