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  • Tenant credit checks

    Hi,

    I'm looking for some information on how much it costs a well established estate agent to get a credit check done on a prospective tenant. The reason being is that my flatmates and I are seeking a reimbursement of the original agency fee minus any obligatory 3rd party fees, such as the credit check. I have read a few forums and browsed a number of services already but I am still in the dark as to how much it actually costs.

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    Re: Tenant credit checks

    It all depends on what sort of check is done as there are various levels. When you first signed for the property were you not given a breakdown of the cost as agents usually charge between £25 and £50 per person for credit/referencing...why not just deduct what you paid for this?
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      Re: Tenant credit checks

      They never gave us a breakdown of the actual costs but the overall agency fee was £100. That's probably why they didn't give us a breakdown as it is clear that they have taken a large proportion as profit. We need to find out exactly how much they paid for the check but I can't think of a way in which to do that other them ask them, which is not going to be easy.

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        Re: Tenant credit checks

        dont you have to get the tennents permision first?
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          Re: Tenant credit checks

          or a may be wrong in thinking that?
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