property letting Fees

Pickard Properties operates a fair fee structure. We provide a professional service and feel our tenancy fees offer good value for money.

It is important to us to ensure that our tenant fees are clear and transparent for all our prospective tenants.  You will also find that we have very competitive pricing when it comes to our fees compared to other landlords and letting agents in the area.

We are award-winning landlords and this is certainly linked to the fact we are honest, professional, trustworthy and ethical. When you pay a fee to us as a tenant, you can be assured that you are paying for an award-winning customer service experience during the set-up of your tenancy.

To reserve a property and take it off the market, you will need to pay a tenancy fee, and generally your deposit too if the terms and conditions for that property require it.

STUDENT FEES

Our Tenancy Fees for Students are

£65.00 per tenant which includes:

All Application paperwork for ID checks

All guarantor paperwork

All Tenancy Agreements and Check in Paperwork.  

We are members of and use Unipol approved Leeds Property Association Tenancy agreements which are updated each year by RLA in accordance with the latest laws and legislation.

Check - out inspection

Zero sign up fees for students

We do not charge you for:

  • Tenancy renewal paperwork

We do not charge our tenants for renewing their tenancy. If you're a brilliant tenant who looks after the property and pays your rent on time, then we wouldn’t want you to leave. So, renewing your tenancy for a further term is absolutely free of charge with Pickard Properties!

  • References post-tenancy

We are always more than happy to provide a tenant reference free of charge for trouble-free tenants. If you paid you rent on time and left the property in the same condition you found it in, then that reference is all yours!

Other fees

Assignment of tenancy fee

£85.00 per tenant

It is not encouraged for the occupants of a property to change during the fixed terms of the tenancy. However, we understand that occasionally this is unavoidable. In these circumstances:

  • You will all be jointly responsible for finding a suitable replacement. We will seek to obtain rent from the outgoing tenant until the replacement tenant completes the relevant assignment form. If this is not forthcoming, all remaining joint tenants will continue to be liable for rent.
  • Once a replacement tenant has been agreed upon by the remaining housemates, an appointment needs to be made with Pickard Properties for the completion of the assignment. This document needs to be signed by all parties involved to make the document legal. There is a charge payable of £85.00 to the leaving tenant for this process.
  • Full payment of a deposit, admin fee and the first instalment of rent, together with a direct debit mandate will be required from the new tenant for the remaining term of the tenancy. In the interest of the tenants remaining in the property, a guarantor for any incoming tenant will be requested, and only the ongoing tenants can sanction that they do not want this guarantor.
  • There may be additional fees and costs during the tenancy but these will all be clearly outlined in your tenancy agreement and/or your terms and conditions. These fees might include charges for lost keys and the changing of locks, or late payment fees, for example.

Our tenancy fees for professionals:

  • A non-refundable single application fee of £95.00
  • A non-refundable joint application fee of £175.00 for up to two tenants
  • All application paperwork for full referencing
  • Online administration service for your employer reference, landlord reference and credit checks
  • One guarantor reference, if required

You may be asked to provide a guarantor in some cases. The initial guarantor application is free of charge and included as part of your application fee. If however, the guarantor named fails his or her application, then a further guarantor application would be chargeable at £45 per additional guarantor.

  • All tenancy agreements

We are members of and use Unipol-approved Leeds Property Association Tenancy agreements which are updated each year by RLA in accordance with the latest laws and legislation.

  • Check-in inspection

We do not charge you for:

  • Tenancy renewal paperwork

Renewing your tenancy for a further term is absolutely free of charge at Pickard Properties if you've been a good tenant!

  • End of tenancy references

We are more than happy to provide a tenant reference free of charge if you've always paid your rent on time and you left your property as you found it.

  • Check-out inspection

Other fees

  • Remarketing fee

£120 per property

It is not encouraged for the occupants of a property to change during the fixed terms of the tenancy. However, we understand that occasionally there is no choice in these matters. In these circumstances, we can remarket the property to release you from your tenancy once another fully referenced tenant has agreed to take the property.

  • Pet fee

A £150 fee applies which is non-refundable. This is to cover additional cleaning at the end of a tenancy, which may include fumigation. 

Tenants will be allowed to keep pets in certain properties, as long as they are pre-agreed with the landlord.

Please note: Other costs and fees may apply during your tenancy but these will be clearly outlined in your terms and conditions / tenancy agreement.

Our tenancy fees for company lets:

A company application is £165.00 which includes:

  • All tenancy agreements

We are members of and use Unipol-approved Leeds Property Association Tenancy agreements which are updated each year by RLA in accordance with the latest laws and legislation.

  • Check-in inspection

Our tenancy fees for professional house shares

A non-refundable fee of £35.00 per tenant which includes:

  • Application paperwork for credit check
  • All tenancy agreements
  • Free tenancy renewal paperwork if you are a good tenant
  • Check-out inspection

Other fees

Remarketing Fee

£120 per property

Other fees and costs will be clearly outlined in your tenancy agreement and/or your terms and conditions.

Pickard Properties Ltd

26-30 North Lane
Headingley
Leeds
LS6 3HE