Using a letting agent

Leaflets on letting agents in the South Kesteven area:

What they can charge you for:

  • a tenancy agreement 
  • an inventory
  • credit checks and references
  • negotiating with the landlord on your behalf
  • renewal of tenancies

What they can't charge you for:

  • taking your details and housing requirements
  • giving you the addresses and details of available properties

Holding fees

If you pay a 'holding fee' to a landlord or agent to have first call on a property, they're under no obligation to reserve it for you - or return the fee.

You can only guarantee a property is yours once you and the landlord have signed a contract and you've paid the rent.