Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit - Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs or give the tenant the option to purchase themselves.

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract

Client Money Protection Scheme
Membership details TBC

Property Redress Scheme Membership details - Membership number D8870

DPS Deposit protection Scheme - Agent Number 1581837

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Why are your Photos and video so important?


Why are your Photos and Narrated video so important?


These days, most people start their property search online.


Your photos and video are the potential 'Buyers - First Impression' of your home and will likely determine whether they decide to view, or not.


Our favourite tips


Sometimes the smallest things make the most difference. Here are a few of our favourite tips to get your home picture perfect and ready for market


Let there be light - Make sure all curtains and blinds are open fully to let in the most light. Consider adding mood and task lighting to each room to make it feel welcoming and cosy


De-Clutter – Store the clutter out of sight. For example, hide the cleaning products and remove toiletries from around the sink or bath.


Try replacing everyday products with some luxury brands; just for the photo shoot and following viewings


'Top Tip' – Remove personal items that identify you or your family to the property (Think identity theft)


Fresh flowers – Display them to match the style of your home. Try a large dramatic display or a series of small posies.


A bowl of fresh fruit looks good too (Apples lemons & limes work well)


Cushions & Throws - Layer plump cushions on your sofa and beds and don’t forget a beautiful, matching throw.


Mix up your fabrics; silks & velvets give the feeling of luxury


Towels & Linen - Fluffy new towels & crisp ironed  sheets create an inviting atmosphere and can warm the pallet of a white room


Outside Space – Every garden can be inviting. Try adding hanging baskets 'in bloom' and some twinkling tea-lights.


It's always a good idea ensure your garden is clutter free and try parking your car out of the way


If you're looking for ideas on how to stage your property or some straight-talking property advice, please call me on 01843 53 00 35 or drop me an email on


Thanks for reading,



John Bird
Thomas & Partners - Thanet


Written by JM Bird