The charges that a letting agent make to a tenant vary dramatically. In some cases, there might be no charge. In other cases, a letting agent could demand a whole host of different charges. For example, you might have an administration fee, you may have to pay to get your references checked and you may have to pay for an inventory. It is essential that before you sign up to any letting agreement with an agent you are very clear on all of the different charges that they are going to make, not just at the start of the tenancy, but throughout the tenancy, and even if you want to renew the contract at the end of that tenancy
What contract will I have to sign with a letting agent?
The contract that you’re likely to sign through the letting agent is the tenancy agreement between you and the landlord. The tenancy agreement is something that the letting agent typically administers.