Oxford Bicester Milton Keynes Homes to rent rental propertyTENANTS – Guide to renting

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How to reserve a rental property:

In order to reserve a house, flat or apartment, a holding fee of 50% of the first month’s rent is generally required along with the applicable agency fee of £150 + vat per adult.  If the prospective tenant withdraws the offer or if the referencing fails for any reason the fees are non refundable.  If the landlord withdraws, the holding fee and agency fee are returned.

What proof of ID is needed when renting a property?

At the time of application we will need proof of ID for example a passport or driving licence along with your National Insurance Number and where relevant a good copy of a Visa.  Any Tenant from outside the EU needs to provide confirmation that he/she is able to live and work or study in the UK.

What reference fees are payable?

We charge reference fees of £150+vat per adult which cover the application for a rental property, to cover credit check, employer’s and previous landlord’s references.  We ask each tenant to fill in and sign a reference form before the process can begin.

If a Guarantor reference is required there is a further fee of £50 + vat because we apply the same referencing procedure to Guarantors.  Where a Guarantor is required we also ask that he/she fills in a Deed of Guarantee form.

Are there any other rental fees?

We do not charge for check-ins or check outs except where tenants fail to arrive on the arranged day and at the correct time.  A missed appointment fee of £50 + vat is payable.  We do not charge for going through a check in or check out inventory except where tenants fail to arrive on the arranged day and at the correct time.  Where a third party has to be employed their relevant fee will be charged to the tenant.  This could be between £70 and £150 + vat depending on the size of the property.  If the tenants wish to renew for a further period, then a fee of £40 + vat  is payable.

Where a payment is refused or returned by a bank a £20 charge  is made.

A reasonable payment covering costs and expenses (including solicitor’s fees) incurred by the Landlord or Landlord’s Agent in connection with any notice served or letters sent requiring the Tenant to remedy a breach of their tenancy agreement with a minimum charge of £30 per item sent not excluding other reasonable costs that may also occur due to the Tenant’s breach.

For more information please give us a call on 01869 327577 or contact us here.



A property is always professionally cleaned before new tenants move in.  This may be arranged by the previous tenants who are contracted to have the property cleaned professionaly or it may be through the Landlord or by Bluestone Letting & Management.  If there is any variance to this, tenants will be informed.

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