Advice needed - Agency fee for Credit Check

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Advice needed - Agency fee for Credit Check

Postby Claire » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:48 pm

Hi Everyone

My partner and I are planning to move into our own place and we are viewing some properties tomorrow. the Agency has said that as well as a month's deposit, we have to pay a £200 fee for a credit check and references check. Is this normal? The flats we are thining of moving in to are brand new Persimmon homes, so wondered if it hasd anything to do with that?

Please help as we are worried we will be ripped off!

Claire
Claire
 

Re: Advice needed - Agency fee for Credit Check

Postby Jackie » Wed Jul 06, 2011 3:48 pm

I've just paid £275 'admin fee' for reference/credit check. The last time I dealt with a letting agent it cost me £200 or so and that was six years ago. I suppose it varies a bit between agents, but yes, you'll have to pay
Jackie
 


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