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How much are agency costs when renting a flat for a couple with one or two bedrooms via an agency?

Asked on Jan 25 2010, Renting in Bristol | Report content

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  • All agents will have different fee structures. As an agent in your area may not answer this question, you would be best to contact them direct and ask the question for both a managed and let only service. Good luck!

    Answered on Jan 26 2010, Report content
  • Hi depending on the agent you will expect to pay around 30 - 40% of the first months rents as your fee, this will pay for you references and set up of the AST (contract). Hope this helps.

    Answered on Feb 7 2010, Report content
  • Hi Most agents won't answer that on here or over the phone. Most for sole agency will be from 1% - 2%. Give them a call and get a valuation, this way you will get a feel of who is worth their money. Please don't go straight for the cheapest one as this very often will cost you more money with bad service and low offers. Good luck.

    Answered on Feb 17 2010, Report content
  • Agents admin fees can vary tremendously. As a landlord, parent, and agent, it amazes me at what can be charged. My daughter has just had to pay £155 plus VAT in Brighton. I hear stories from tenants who tell me well known high street agents have charged them £300! I currently charge £25 p/person.

    Answered on Aug 5 2010, Report content
  • All agencies charge different rates. Make sure you get the full costs before putting ant money down as some agents charge separate fees for referencing, tenancy agrrements, inventories etc.

    Answered on Aug 6 2010, Report content
  • This is a difficult one, I have sold four properties within the last 3 years, I have tried corporate(£3500), independent(2500)and internet agencies(1000). corporate cost more in fees, independents are average and internet agents are cheap. For some reason, and this upsets me, the corporate agent has always gotten me the highest offer somehow. So personally I always choose the big corporate agent and I have reaped the rewards. They also look after me better during the after sale. Good luck.

    Answered on Jul 12 2014, Report content

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