I am a Landlady and would highly recommend the Colchester letting team they have been brilliant. The team always go the extra mile(s) to assist me with all aspects of letting including after letting service. I would recommend all landlords to pay them a visit before considering anyone else. Thank you Jon and team.
***Beware - a number of hidden fees that will cost you a fortune***
When you move in they will ask you to pay:
Holding deposit - £250 (to be deducted from the deposit)
Referencing fee - £120
Admin fee - £72
Deposit - £715
Then when you move out they will ask you to pay:
End of Tenancy Clean £100.00 (this was non negotiable even though the apartment was cleaned by myself prior to moving out)
Check Out Fee £120.00
(So from your deposit of £715 they only return you £495)
Total charges (excluding deposit) = £662
I've been renting for several years and this is the most I have had to pay!! If you are willing to pay these charges go ahead, otherwise look elsewhere..
Unfair contract terms are placed in tenancy agreements, get a solicitor to check through prior to agreeing any tenancy agreement. You will be locked in for 12 months with no break clause and if you want to break early they will charge you over £1,000 plus VAT to break the agreement (which I assume is literally made up as it's noted nowhere within the tenancy agreement) and that you have to continue paying rent on top of this extortionate fee. Will never use again.