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Lettings: Tenants

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At Boyce Brixham Lettings we appreciate how stressful it can be moving into a new property. Therefore, we try to make the process as smooth and as stress free as possible. We aim to keep you informed at each stage with clear and up to date information.


Once you have selected a property you would like to rent you will need to pay a Referencing Fee. This doesn’t mean that the property is yours to rent, but, it is proof of your intention and commitment to proceed with the tenancy whilst your references are being processed.

We obtain references for each adult who will be residing at the property, and they include Employment, existing and former Landlord’s, covering a minimum period of 12 months, a Bank reference, independent Credit Check, and where applicable, a Guarantor's reference.

Tenancy Agreement

Once the references are complete and satisfactory, and the Landlord is happy with your application, an Assured Shorthold tenancy agreement will be drawn up. Prior to the commencement of your tenancy you will need to sign the legal paperwork, pay the remaining balance due, to include your First Month's Rent, Security Deposit and Legal Fees. 

Tenant Fees

Details of all costs involved are detailed below.

Referencing Fee (Holding Fee) = £ 125.00 per property
Referencing – identity, immigration and visa confirmation, obtaining references from current or previous employers / landlords and any other relevant information to assess affordability

Credit Checks = £30.00 per adult
Carried out through an Independent Credit Reference Agency

Guarantor Fees = £50.00 per Guarantor
Covering Credit Referencing and preparing a Deed of Guarantee as part of the Tenancy Agreement

Legal Fees = £72.00 due at start of Tenancy
Negotiation and Preparation of Tenancy Agreement

Pet Deposit = Due at the start of the Tenancy
If applicable, in addition to Security Deposit, figure equivalent to ½ month’s rent

Also due prior to moving in

  • First month's rent
  • Security Deposit to be lodged with The Deposit Protection Service


The above fees are inclusive of Vat at 20%
These figures are as displayed for each individual property