Tenant Fees

Please note: fees do not necessarily apply to all properties. We recommend you contact our office for full details of any fees applicable to the property you're interested in.

On this page you will find details of the fees you may be required to pay before, during or after your Tenancy Agreement with 3gates.

As the fees charged will vary dependent on different properties, landlord requirements and applicant circumstances, please contact us for full details.

Below is a description of the fees you may be charged.

Tenancy set up fee

What is the "tenancy set up fee"?

The tenancy set up covers everything in relation to establishing your eligibility for the property you are interested in. The fee includes the cost of referencing - which may cover checking with current or past landlords, your credit status and employment details. The fee also includes providing a Tenancy Agreement and protecting your security deposit.

When do I pay the tenancy set up fee?

The tenancy set up fee is payable when you have viewed a property with us and have decided to apply. Once you have submitted the application form, you will be required to pay the tenancy set up fee. At this time you will be given a Tenancy Fee Declaration form which outlines all of the chargeable services we provide alongside the associated fees.

Is the tenancy set up fee refundable?

The tenancy set up fee covers the costs incurred in creating a new tenancy and is generally non-refundable. However, in certain circumstances, the tenancy set up fee may be returned to you, see information below.

What happens if my application is not accepted?

In the event of your application being refused by the landlord, despite satisfactory references, the tenancy set up fee will be refunded.

If references are unsatisfactory, the tenancy set up fee would be refundable.

If it becomes apparent that the information given to us in the application form proves untruthful, the tenancy set up fee will be refunded minus a £25 processing fee.

What if, after paying the tenancy set up fee, I change my find and do not wish to proceed with the application?

Should you decide to withdraw your application before the Tenancy is set up, the tenancy set up fee will be non-refundable.

Below is a list of our current fee information. Tenancy set up and referencing fees will vary depending on the applicant and the rental value of the property, so please contact a member of our team for a full breakdown of fees that may be payable in relation to your tenancy. 

Our fees are not subject to VAT

Fees payable before moving in

On application, prospective tenants may be required to pay a tenancy set up fee. The fee will depend on the property type, number of applicants and applicant circumstances. We offer discounted tenancy set up fees for students and tenants entitled to Housing Benefit.

If there are any guarantors required against a tenancy, an additional fee of £50 per guarantor is payable. 

At 3gates we do not charge tenants an Inventory or Check In fee

Please get in touch to discuss what fees will apply.

Contact Us

Email: info@3gates.co.uk
Phone: 0191 514 2555