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Costs of renting

How much it costs to rent, including letting agent fees, rent in advance, and paying a deposit. The rules on rent increases.

This content applies to England & Wales
  • Tenant fees and other costs

    Fees charged by landlords and letting agents, and where to get help to pay them.

  • Tenancy deposits

    Provisions regarding paying a deposit to secure rented accommodation and recovering the deposit at the end of the tenancy.

  • Rents and rent increases

    The definition of rent and different rules governing rent control, including fair and market rents.

  • Guarantors for tenancy agreements

    A landlord may require a guarantee before letting a property, with the guarantor being liable for unpaid rent and damage to the property.