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Dauntons rent all types of property from small modern studios to the huge Victorian family houses so typical of the local area. Principally we cover Pimlico, Victoria and Westminster together with parts of Belgravia, Chelsea and Vauxhall.

We pride ourselves that we have unrivalled experience of the local area; our staff are approachable and professional.

So if you have any questions, about a specific flat or perhaps the nature of the area, then ask away.

If you wish to register with us, so we can send you advance notice of properties for rent that come onto our books, you can do this by telephoning our offices on: +44 (0)20 7834 8000 or by emailing our rentals department on: [email protected]

If you contact us within office hours, we promise we will respond swiftly.

When you register with us, we will need the following information as a minimum in order to help you:

  • Your email address
  • Your contact telephone number
  • Your budget. The amount in pounds you wish to pay per week or per month
  • The minimum number of bedrooms you require
  • The date by which you wish to move in

Dauntons have a commitment to protecting any personal information you give us and we will not pass it on to any third party. For further information please see: www.dauntons.co.uk/privacy

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Most of the properties we have on our books will be let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies, also known as ASTs. These are generally tenancies for the term of a year and are renewable. The minimum term is 6 months. However, all prices quoted will be as a price in pounds sterling per week, irrespective of the term of the let. Payment is usually monthly, in advance.

In addition to the rental price the tenant will also be subject to a number of additional charges:

Tenant Charges

Please be aware that in addition the weekly rent quoted each tenancy agreement may be subject to the following charges:

  • Reservation fee – This is the equivalent of two week’s rent, paid to take the property off the market for a maximum period of ten working days once an offer has been accepted by the Landlord. This will form part of the required 6 week’s deposit.
    If you withdraw your offer or fail your reference checks, the reservation fee will be returned to you, less the tenancy administration and reference costs incurred which are detailed below.
  • Tenancy Administration fee – tenant’s share: £222 inclusive of VAT. This figure represents the tenant’s share of a fee that is split between the landlord and the tenant. It covers costs incurred by Dauntons to draw up the paperwork for your tenancy including production of the tenancy agreement.
  • Reference fee – £45 inclusive of VAT per named tenant and guarantor. Our reference checks are completed by an independent third party and are mandatory.
  • Deposit – in most cases the deposit on taking a let is the equivalent to six week’s rent. Your deposit is protected and will be registered with The Dispute Service. For further information, please see www.thedisputeservice.co.uk
  • First month’s rent –Prior to any property keys being released to you, the first month’s rent needs to be paid in advance of the start of the tenancy to Dauntons.
    (Monthly rental is calculated by: 52 x weekly rent, divided by 12)
  • Tenancy Renewal Fee – £90 inclusive of VAT
  • End of Tenancy Charges – At the end of most tenancies the tenant will be responsible for paying for an inventory check-out report. The cost for the check-out report will vary depending on the size of the property. If the property was professionally cleaned prior to the start of the tenancy, the tenant would be expected to pay to have the property professional cleaned at the end of the tenancy.
  • Dauntons is an RICS-regulated firm and a members of the RICS clients’ money protection scheme.
    Dauntons is a member of the dispute and compensation scheme operated by Ombudsman Services: Property

Click here for a brief indication of the fees tenants can expect to pay plus answers to frequently asked questions and a step-by-step guide to renting.

Tenant Fees and Procedures