Charging Admin Fees Post Tenancy

Charging Admin Fees Post Tenancy

10:40 AM, 21st May 2015, About 6 years ago 12

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I have a question about making signed AST’s available after end of tenancy and the tenant has vacated the property.

I’ve had a tenant come back to me nearly a year after leaving the property and demand a copy of the AST she signed.

1. Do I have to hunt this out and give her a copy ?

– If she were within her tenancy I would not even question it and would give her another copy – prob. a .PDF initially and then print one if she so insisted.

2. Can I charge her for doing so ?

– With all of my tenants I don’t charge any signup-fee’s, the rent’s the rent and that’s it. However, this is work that is outside what I would deem ‘the norm’ and I feel I should be recompensed – you know, only a £10 to cover time, postage etc.

Many thanks

Paul.ten



Comments

by Renovate To let

19:57 PM, 21st May 2015, About 6 years ago

Why not simply ask the tenant what they want it for.....

by Gary Nock

23:12 PM, 21st May 2015, About 6 years ago

There is nothing in landlord and tenant law that says you have to supply a copy of the tenancy agreement after the tenancy has ended. And I would be very suspicious of why they want it now. Have they been advised to go to the no win no fee deposit protection pirates? If so you will be a turkey voting for Xmas!

Shred it and inform them you no longer hold any data in relation to them in compliance with Data Protection Act


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