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Rental admin fees

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ant3nna Thu 21-Jul-11 17:38:09

Anyone know what a typical admin fee for renting a flat is? I've called round a few local letting agents (Basingstoke) to get an idea and some of them wouldn't even tell me up front! The agents for the flat I was is charging £360 for credit checks (for me and a guarantor) and setting up the tenancy which I thought was extortionate, is this about right?

MindtheGappp Thu 21-Jul-11 17:39:29

When we rented out our house, the agent took 12%, IIRC.

RitaMorgan Thu 21-Jul-11 17:41:03

We've just had one for £250 for two people - another wanted 33% of the monthly rent.

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