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Online agency makes league table of highest/lowest tenant fees

Online estate agent Urban.co.uk says it has created a league table of fees that tenants are charged by agencies in different locations across the UK.


It says it has accessed 400 agencies in total - including some online - in 150 cities and towns.  



On average, it claims the five most expensive areas for tenant fees are Basingstoke on £621.67, Slough on £543.33, Cirencester on £535.00, Reading on £530.62 and Alnwick on £530.31.


In contrast the five cheapest areas on average for tenant fees are Habrough on £136.67,  Worksop with £139.00, Market Harborough at £153.00, Lees on £162.98 and Newham in London charging just £164.00.


These costs include preparation of a tenancy agreement, contract fees, referencing for two people, guarantor fees. 


It did not name the most expensive agencies to surface in the survey but the highest figures were up to £1,198 for an agency in Slough and £1,100 at a Basingtoke firm.

Meanwhile a statement from Purplebricks says the government’s ban on letting fees levied on tenants - which will be the subject of a consultation in the New Year - “represents a significant opportunity to further highlight to landlords the value that Purplebricks is already renowned for offering sellers.” 

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    a link to the table?



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    Habrough or Harbrough?

    Also, the article lists Worksop as the cheapest followed by Cleethorpes...

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    • D G
    • 25 November 2016 10:54 AM

    Oh, so when you go to the article, you have to click on some promotional/advertising garbage to read the story, no-one making money from that then. Ban agent fees, pass income stream to landlord, rent s go up, rent controls come in, back to pre 1988 slum landlords. Enforcement of regualtion may be a better avenue to explore.


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