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frequently asked questions

  • How does LetBritain work compared to traditional estate agents?

    Traditional estate agents act as a middleman throughout the letting process, preventing tenants and landlords from developing a relationship and often using underhanded tactics to create competition. LetBritain allows tenants and landlords to communicate directly, without high street estate agents obscuring the process with self-serving motivations.

    While traditional estate agents can have hidden fees, LetBritain charges tenants a fee of £99 + VAT if, and only if, you find a property through our services.

  • Can I find a property in a particular area?

    Yes, you can look for properties by postcode and specify the radius in which you’d like us to search.

  • How do I set up a viewing?

    Once you’ve registered you can send a request message for a viewing time and date using your personal dashboard direct to the landlord. The landlord will then either confirm your request or try to arrange a more convenient time for you both.

  • How long does referencing take?

    On the personal side, referencing takes just an hour to complete. Ex-landlord and work references depend on the response time of the individuals in question.

  • When do I sign the agreement?

    After you’ve found a property you’d like to rent, successfully completed your reference checks and paid the reference fee, you’ll receive an emailed short-hold tenancy agreement, which you’ll e-sign online.

  • When do I pay my first month’s rent and deposit?

    Once you’ve completed the reference checks and the landlord has agreed to rent the property to you, we’ll provide you with the necessary information for your move-in. You’ll then pay the first month’s rent and deposit and sign the contract.