Why let a property with Kath Wells
At Kath Wells Estate Agents we understand that no two lets are the same and that’s why our fees vary from property to property. When you have seen a property you would like to view please call the office to discuss fees and eligibility requirements.
Below is a description of the fees you may be charged
Tenancy set up and administration fee: The fee is to include the cost of referencing - which will be a credit check, landlord reference and employment reference. We may need to do extra checks to make sure you’re suitable but this will be discussed with you on the viewing and before you have made any financial commitment. You will pay this fee in order to take the property off the market. Our fees (inc. VAT) are: Single Occupant: £120, Joint Occupants: £216, Each Additional Occupant thereafter: £96.
Check in fee: We do not charge a check in fee. On the day you move in we will finalise the tenancy agreement and collect the first month rent and the security deposit (if not already paid) and answer any final questions you may have. We will take the meter readings and inform the utility providers on your behalf (Gas, Electric, Water and Council). If the landlord has supplied us with an inventory we will go through this with you.
Typical Tenant FAQs:
Q: Do we need to pay any additional fees if we find a replacement for a house mate moving out?
A: YES, This new person will need to go through the same checks you did and for this there is a charge.
Q: We notice you do not charge a check in fee but do you charge a check out fee?
A: NO, We do not charge tenants check out fees. We will only provide a check out on fully managed properties and for this we do not charge.
Q: Do you charge a guarantor fee?
A: YES, if you need a guarantor we will tell you the criteria they need to meet and then you will choose your guarantor, for this we do charge a fee of £96 (inc. Vat). If the guarantor you choose then goes on to fail the checks you will be charged £96 for any additional guarantor we put through the referencing process.
Q: Are the fees non refundable?
A: YES, all fees are non-refundable. When you pay a fee the property will come off the market and we will not consider any further applications if you then fail referencing or decide not to go through with the property you will lose your fee. Please note you WILL be refunded your fee if the landlord decides not to accept your application.
We are members of The Property Ombudsman scheme meaning we follow a their strict Code of Practice for Residential Letting Agents and are up to date with changes in legislation.
Interested in renting a property in Leeds or Bradford? Call us now on: 0113 231 1033 / 01274 610 787 for professional, friendly advice.