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

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Download our “Tenants Guide” here.

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 £180 including 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 £180 including 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 £60 including vat per Guarantor 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.

There is no fee for checking in or for handling the deposit.

Are there any other rental fees?

The total fee for the property for  writing a new Agreement for the extension of a Tenancy is £66.00 including vat

Please read the ‘Guide’ for full information on charges for missed appointments, replacement keys, non-cancellation of standing orders, failure to re-instate items in the correct places as per the inventory, at check out. 

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.