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: An application fee will be payable on all applications for a tenancy.  The fee charged will vary and is dependent upon the number of occupants with an additional fee payable should a guarantor be required.  The fee payable will be confirmed to you in writing once your application has been assessed.  Our fees are: Single Occupant: £100, Joint Occupants: £200, (Each Additional Occupant thereafter: £100), Guarantor: £100, Company Lets: £350. The Application Fees quoted above are fully inclusive and are payable once a tenancy has been agreed with a landlord.  Please note that we are unable to process an application for a tenancy until the application fee has been received; an occupant is considered as anyone over the age of 18 years who will be residing at the property.

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.

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Kath Wells Estate Agents & Valuers

Kath Wells is a well established firm of estate agents in Leeds. Whether you're buying, selling, renting or letting our friendly and approachable team can handle every aspect of your property transaction from valuation and introduction to offer and completion.

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