Letting International Process for Tenants

Our dedicated team will work hard to lead prospective tenants through the procedure of renting in the most efficient way possible. Ensuring that your search for the home of your choice is a pleasant and uncomplicated experience.

Start Your Search

At the start of your search, we will need to identify the following criteria:

  • Price
  • Location
  • Size
  • Type of property

One of our experienced members of staff will then present you with a selection of properties that match your criteria. Please keep in mind that in addition to the monthly rental payments you will also be responsible for paying the following bills:

  • Council Tax
  • Water Rates
  • Gas, Electric
  • Telephone
  • Broadband

Securing Your Property

Once you have selected the home of your choice, an initial Reservation Fee will be required to secure the property. In addition to this, an application form for your tenancy will need to be completed and submitted. Here you can stipulate any special conditions or requirements you may wish to apply. All tenants moving into the property will also need to complete a tenant referencing form. This will enable us to establish your financial status and credit worthiness. Once the reservation fee has been received, Letting International will remove the chosen property from the rental market whilst forms are processed and references are obtained.


In order to satisfy the landlord of your eligibility, ensuring that you are able to make monthly rental payments, we will conduct an independent referencing check. This will include an obligatory credit check. To complete this process, you will need to provide us with the following documents:

  • Proof of ID (Passport/Driving Licence)
  • Utility Bill (Council Tax, Gas, Electric, Water Bill no older than 3 months)
  • 3 Months Bank Statements (No older than 3 months)
  • 3 Months Payslips (No older than 3 months)
  • If you are a student, you will need to provide proof of your student status
  • Landlord & employer References will be obtained by either Letting International or a referencing agency.

Under certain circumstances, you may require a UK based Guarantor to underwrite the rent of your property. This is usually the case when the tenant is a student, self-employed or has only been employed for a short period of time. The Guarantor will also be required to provide us with the documents listed above.


Before your tenancy begins, you will be required to make the initial rental payment and deposit (the deposit is usually 4–6 weeks rent, this may vary). We can accept the following methods of payment:

  • Bank transfer
  • Debit card Logo
  • Maestro
  • Switch
  • Visa Delta

Credit card payments will be subject to a surcharge of 3%. Please note we do not accept personal cheques. We advise that payments are made at least 5 days before your move-in date.

Signing Tenancy Agreements

Both tenant and landlord will be required to sign the Tenancy Agreement, which creates a binding letting contract. The contract will clearly state your obligations as a tenant and entitles the landlord to possession of the property at the end of the tenancy period.

Most rental tenancies are for a period of 12, 18 or 24 months. Some landlords may request a break-clause, which entitles the landlord or tenant to terminate the Agreement after a shorter period (typically 6 months) but with 2 months notice period (served on the 4th month).

Tenant Fees

Reference Fees: £44 per applicant
Contract & Admin Fee: £180 Includes:

  • Prepare contract fees
  • Permitted occupier Fee
  • Additional tenant fee
  • Guarantor Fee

Move-in Fee: £180 Includes:

  • Accompanied check-in fee

Renewal fee: £120 per agreement
Late payment fee: charged at 4% interest above Barclays Bank base rate from due date + £30 admin fee
Late checkout fee: £60
Missed appointment fee: £120
Lost keys fee: £50
Out of hours fee: £150
Contract amendment fee: £120
Professional cleaning fee: £250

Letting International is a member of the Property Redress Scheme membership number PRS002713 and "my deposits" for all deposits.