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?
- Milk Tray ManLv 68 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.
- martinLv 79 months ago
If that's the way your client wants it, you do it his way, unless you don't need him anymore.
- Landlord365Lv 59 months ago
Correct, you cannot charge someone for giving them a reference.
- A HunchLv 79 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*UKLv 79 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.