So I am not allowed to charge prospective tenants a referencing fee.  I only do it as a favour for one landlord.  Is this right?

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  • 8 months ago

    If they agree to it and sign to say they do then you are legally OK. Is it right? I wouldn't do it.

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  • martin
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    8 months ago

    If that's the way your client wants it, you do it his way, unless you don't need him anymore.

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  • 8 months ago

    Correct, you cannot charge someone for giving them a reference. 

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  • 8 months ago

    Do you mean a referral fee?

    No.  The tenant doesn't pay the referral fee.  The landlord might.

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  • Sal*UK
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    8 months ago

    YOu can chare a holding fee (one weeks rent) which is non refundable if they withold information such as CCJ.s, or misinform on their reference. It can also be used as part of the first months rent or deposit with the ageement of the landlord and the successful tenant.

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