Landlords’ Guide to Services and Fees

We are committed to being upfront with our charges and fees. The table below shows all Landlord fees both inclusive and exclusive of VAT. For more details, please refer to your Terms of Business or ask a member of our team.

Clive Watkin is a member of and covered by the ARLA Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme.

Clive Watkin is also a member of a redress scheme provided by The Property Ombudsman.

Description of Fee Net (exclusive VAT) Gross (inclusive VAT)

Full Management Service (FM) 
Subject to a £600 (£720 Inc VAT) minimum fee per tenancy per year

13% of monthly rent

15.6% of monthly rent

Let and Rent Collection Service (LRC)
Subject to a £600 (£720 Inc VAT) minimum fee per tenancy per year 

10% of monthly rent 12% of monthly rent
Let Only Service (LOS)
Payable upfront prior to commencement of the Services and subject to a £600 (£720 Inc. VAT) minimum fee per tenancy.
10% of the rent for the term 12% of the rent for the term
Marketing Only Service (MOS) £199  £238.80
Rent and Legal Protection Insurance (FM/LRC)
Subject to availability
3.5% exc. IPT of monthly rental 3.92% inc. IPT of monthly rental
Deposit/Deposit Replacement Service (LOS)   £40 £48
Referencing Fee
(inc. verification of income, employment, previous landlords (if applicable) and search for bankruptcy, insolvency, CCJs, Orders and Arrangements)  
£45 per tenant/ guarantor £54 per tenant/ guarantor

Tenancy Agreement
(drafting and execution of document if supplied by us) 

£250 £300
Tenancy Extension/Renewal Service fee
(Including negotiating the terms of renewal and documentation where required)  
£190 £228
Change of Sharer fee   £190 £228
Annual statement of income and expenditure £85 £102
Annual  HMRC tax declaration    £15 £18

Quarterly tax submission to HMRC for non-UK residents with no HMRC approval

£100 £120
Property Preparation Service

Subject to Quotation

Attending Legal Proceedings
(Per Hour plus travel)  
£200  £240
Arranging non-routine maintenance as required
(management and instruction of contractor works)  
10% of the net invoice 12% of the net invoice
Additional Property Visits   £55 per visit £66 per visit
Deposit Transfer/Mid Term Transfer £100 £120
Landlord Regulation Checks
Includes; HMO Licence monitoring, Deposit/Deposit Replacement Service, Service of Notices, Legislative Horizon, Checking Smoke and CO Alarms at commencement of tenancy *annual upfront applies to Let Only service
£9.50pcm £11.40pcm
HMO Licence Application
(excludes cost of licence and any risk assessment or other documentation required to grant the licence)  
£200 £240
Right to Rent Re-Checks £100 £120
Formulating Deposit Adjudication Claim   £200 £240
Inventory Preparation
Unique or unusual houses and those exceeding 5 bedrooms with 2 reception rooms will be subject to quotation. 
£83.33 min / £500 max  £100 min / £600 max
Inventory Check-In
Unique or unusual houses and those exceeding 5 bedrooms with 2 reception rooms will be subject to quotation. 
£83.33 min / £500 max  £100 min / £600 max
Inventory Check Out
Unique or unusual houses and those exceeding 5 bedrooms with 2 reception rooms will be subject to quotation. 
£83.33 min / £500 max  £100 min / £600 max
Energy Performance Certificate fee  £79 £94.80
Gas Safety Record fee Subject to Quotation
Portable Appliance Test fee Subject to Quotation
Electrical Condition Inspection Report Fee Subject to Quotation
Legionella Risk Assessment fee Subject to Quotation
Service of Notices  £75 £90
     


Countrywide Residential Lettings Ltd trading as Countrywide, Registered Office Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP. Registered in England Number 02995024 which is an agent and subsidiary of Countrywide Estate Agents, Registered Office Greenwood House, 1st Floor, 91-99 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 0PP. Registered in England Number 789476