Is it normal for a landlord to charge £40 for "administration work involved" in transferring a tenancy to a new tenant, when the original tenant has already found someone to take over and the transfer is approved by the landlord? | Lawhive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
Is it normal for a landlord to charge £40 for "administration work involved" in transferring a tenancy to a new tenant, when the original tenant has already found someone to take over and the transfer is approved by the landlord?
I signed to move into a uni house next year with a landlord but afterwards found out I would be somewhere else the next year. I therefore found a friend to take over my tenancy. Everything was signed off and I was due to receive my £400 deposit today but saw £40 was eubtracted due to ‘administration work involved’. Was just wondering if this is normal. Just to clarify, this was all done before the tenancy was due to start. The contract states that the ‘tennant agrees to pay any reasonable costs incurred in the re-letting.’ Might not be a significant amount but just wanted to check as I was unsure.

Jeremy Koopman

20th October 2021

1 upvote

Top Answer
The expectation for this is that such a charge be less than £50 + VAT; in the circumstances this seems very fair.

Helen Green

11th February 2022

3 upvotes

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