When you've found a property to rent, you'll have to make some payments before you move in. Take a look below to make sure you're aware of them...

Before you move in:

To include all administration, references, tenancy agreements and check in:

Tenant application fee: £330.00, plus £75 per additional tenant (over the age of 18)

Express move in (within 3 days): additional £50.00

Guarantor referencing fee: £75.00

(If applicable) flatfair deposit-free renting membership fee: equal to 1 week’s rent at the property + VAT (per household)


Damage deposit:

(held with the Deposit Protection Service) - calculated at six weeks rent unless otherwise stated

Deposit Free Renting:

Sowerbys has partnered with the UK’s fastest growing deposit alternative flatfair to offer deposit-free renting on many of our properties. When you become a member and enter into the scheme, the need to pay out for a deposit is replaced with a simple, one-off membership fee worth just 1 week’s rent at your desired property (split between the household). This can potentially save tenants thousands. Any lawful claims are then payable at the end of the tenancy and you will have direct access to Independent Dispute Resolution.


During your tenancy:

Addendum fee: £60.00

Renewal fee: £105.00

Check out Fee: Prices vary depending on the size of the property (prices available on request)


After your tenancy:

(If applicable) Raising a dispute with flatfair (refundable): £100.00 + VAT


Client money protection is provided by ARLA (The Association of Residental Letting Agents)

Redress scheme is provided by The Property Ombudsman

"Hi Joanna. Just a quick note to thank you for your help with our purchase of the above. It’s not been the most straightforward of transactions but we have very much appreciated your assistance and support during the process. "
Ben Humphries, Beetley - June 2014