Commission on Periodic Tenancy & TDS fee

You are here : Member Forums Letting Agents Commission on Periodic Tenancy & TDS fee
This topic has been locked as no posts have been made within the last 90 days.
J
joatmon
4 Posts
0 Thanks

Hi,
I used a London estate agents to find a tenant and paid commission on the 12 month contract. This contract is ending in September and I would like the tenancy to continue on a periodic basis. The agents state that they still charge commission on this periodic basis (I haven't experienced this with any other agent). They say they will invoice every 6 months and if the tenants leave they will provide a pro rata refund. My query is are estate agents allowed to charge for a tenancy continuing on a periodic basis? And if so - is it not just a way of "forcing" me to renew the contract anyway as commission charges will be the same (less admin fees). Their T&Cs state: "This commission remains due and payable in relation to any extension, renewal or continuation of the occupancy contract whether or not said agent is involved in the said extension". I understand their T&Cs suggest that the commission remains payable but I'm asking more as to whether this fee is allowed.
On top of this they also say they require a £50 for the TDS. I've recently received correspondence from the TDS that states if the tenancy runs on a periodic basis there is no need to re-register the deposit and therefore I'm wondering where this £50 comes from and if the agent is entitled to charge it?
I thank you in advance for you response.

29/06/2017 17:01

Want to read more?

This is a members only forum, if you want to read more you need to login to your membership, if you are not a member, click here to join.

This topic has been locked as no posts have been made within the last 90 days.
Ideal Flatmate
Elfin Kitchens
Landlord Broadband
John Pye Auctions

Share this page