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welcome to thomas lettings

In the last few years we have made the most properties - ranging from apartments to houses - available to let in and around Chester. This means we can offer you, the Tenant, the widest choice of property to rent in Chester. As a result we have let the most properties and moved more tenants in to rental properties in and around Chester than any other local agent in the last few years.

Our Tenant application and referencing fees have always been, and continue to be, all inclusive for transparency. There are no subsequent or hidden charges stinging you in between agreeing a let and moving in to a property.

These fees, along with those charged to Landlords, allow us to invest in staff and resources to facilitate each part of the lettings process, ensuring you receive the best possible service at all times.

These services include:

  • Viewings
  • Negotiating and agreeing terms for Tenants and Landlords
  • Outsourced professional credit checks and referencing
  • Creation and signing of a legal Tenancy to protect your rights
  • An inventory for your records where applicable
  • Lodging your Deposit in our compliant scheme to ensure it is safe (done by some Landords for Let Only)
  • Gas and other compliance checks
  • Quoting and arranging insurance to protect your belongings and Deposit if required
  • Dedicated Property Care team to resolve maintenance issues quickly and efficiently (managed properties only)
  • Inspecting the property to ensure your Tenancy runs smoothly (managed properties only)
  • Agreeing continued or new and secured terms to extend your enjoyment of the property for a further fixed period and Tenancy
  • Provision of new Tenancy with agreed terms
  • Moving you out of the property with the inventory, where applicable, to ensure you receive your deposit, or any part thereof, back as quickly as possible

Our tenant fees are:

  • £240 for an individual Applicant
  • £150 for any additional Applicant
  • £48 for any permitted occupiers aged 18 and over
  • £390 per Company let
  • £19.20 payable to the referencing company for Immigration checks

The above fees are non refundable if you fail the credit checks so please make us aware if any potential issue. They are refunded if the Landlord withdraws from the let for factors beyond your control.

Specialist fees

Some tenants have extra requirements that require further investment in negotiations and contracts:

  • Guarantor fee to secure the let - £72 per guarantor
  • If you need to be in the property in 5 working days ourselves and our contractors have to re-organise our workloads to prioritise your application - £120
  • Rewriting of the tenancy to include a specific clause to suit your circumstances e.g. pets - £36

The above fees will be refunded if the Landlord withdraws from the let when you can proceed having passed referencing. They are non refundable if you pull out for any reason or fail the credit checks, so please make us aware of any potential issues such as adverse credit history prior to applying.

Additional fees may be payable during your tenancy. These are set out clearly in our tenancy agreements. Please contact us if you require more information prior to viewing a property.

Martin Thomas

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