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Summary of Tenancy Fees & Charges


Applicant/tenant charges

Application fee per person including any referencing – £120
Rent in advance application fee – £90
1st guarantor reference fee – free of charge
2nd guarantor reference fee (if first guarantor fails referencing) – £60.00
Advance deposit (non refundable) – £200
Lease renewal – free of charge
Inventory – free of charge
Landlord’s reference – free of charge

Please note: all prices listed above are inclusive of VAT.

We do not accept cash or card payments.


How do I/we apply for a tenancy?

Each person over the age of 18 must complete an application form. Please return completed application forms to our office.

Check what furniture, appliances etc are included with the tenancy – please do not assume that everything you see in the property is included with the tenancy.

In order to proceed with your application, we are required to obtain from you sensitive information for the purposes of conducting residency checks in accordance with the Immigration Act 2014. The simplest way to confirm if you have the Right to Rent is for you to provide us with your passport. For further information please refer to the last page of the application form.

What does it cost to apply for a tenancy?

The asking rent does not include application fees. An application fee is payable when you apply to rent a property through us (and the let has been agreed subject to reference checks). The application fee is £120 (including VAT) per applicant. We do not accept cash or card payments.

Your application will be dealt with by our appointed referencing company HomeLet. Reference checks usually take 5 – 7 working days to complete but some are completed sooner. An employer and landlord reference (where applicable) will be obtained. A credit check is also undertaken as part of the referencing process.

Do I need a Guarantor and if so what are the costs?

If your own income/earnings, or one of your co-tenants if you are sharing, is not sufficient to support your application you/they will require a Guarantor e.g. relative, family member or friend, work colleague or employer, etc who would be prepared to assist with, or meet the whole, payment of rent should you/they be unable to do so at any time. Each Guarantor must complete a separate application form. There is no fee payable for the first Guarantor we reference. However, if the first Guarantor fails and we need to reference another Guarantor for the same applicant there will be a fee of £60 including VAT payable per additional Guarantor referenced.

Can I pay rent in advance and avoid being referenced?

Yes. If you are able to pay rent in advance for the term of the tenancy, we will more than likely not need to reference you. In that case the application fee is reduced to £90 including VAT. We will still need to verify that you have the Right to Rent.

Do I have to pay a deposit in advance?

Yes. In addition to the application fee(s) we also ask for £200 of the total Deposit to be paid in advance. This must be paid at the same time as the application fee(s) otherwise we will not be able to process the application(s).

In some instances you may be asked to pay the Full Deposit in advance, or a larger Deposit (if the landlord allows pets for instance).

Can I get my money back if I withdraw my application for the tenancy?

No. Should you withdraw your application before the tenancy starts, or your application fails the referencing process, none of the money you have paid to us in advance will be returned to you.

Please let us know if you have any queries about any of the above information. Our staff will be pleased to assist you.

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