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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 sign an agreement to lease and make a part payment of £300.00, subject to the terms of the signed agreement. 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, 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, a 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.

Arrangement Fee = £ 125.00 inc VAT 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 inc VAT per adult
Carried out through an Independent Credit Reference Agency

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

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

Pet Rent = (Negotable with landlord) I.R.O £20 per month. 

Also due prior to moving in

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

Tenant Liability Insurance 

All Tenants are required to have Tenant's Liability Insurance 

End of Tenancy Check Out Fee: £48.00 inc VAT at the end of the tenancy

Reference Fee For Outgoing Tenants: £25.00 inc VAT (if requested)

Saturday Move In: £100.00 inc VAT

Express Move In: £100.00 inc VAT


These figures are as displayed for each individual property

Boyce Brixham are also part of The Propertymark Client Money Protection Scheme