Kelrick Properties - Tenant fees

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Tenant fees

All properties are let on a “let as seen” basis and the first person to pay the deposit will be considered as the prospective tenant, subject to referencing and our terms and conditions.

Securing a property

Application Fee
£120 per person (£60 per additional person) – non refundable.
Foreign Nationals
£60 additional per person (covers costs of global referencing).
Fast Track Fee
£30 per person (If you require a fast move-in, we can fast-track your application and move you in within 3 working days (subject to satisfactory references).
Holding Deposit
Normally equivalent to one month’s rent (may be more for furnished properties).

Please note that should you change your mind for any reason your deposit is non-refundable. The deposit will secure the property for you for a maximum of 28 days from date of payment. If you do not take up the tenancy within 28 days, your deposit will be forwarded automatically to the landlord to compensate them for loss of rent. If your application is refused due to fraudulent or incorrect information supplied by you, an amount of the deposit representing the amount of time the property was not marketed will be forwarded to the landlord as compensation.

Application forms and guarantor forms must be completed and returned to us within 3 working days of reserving a property.

Any applications received after the due date will not be processed and application fees will not be refunded.

Moving in payments

Tenancy Agreement & Deposit fee
£70 per property (in cleared funds – cash or bankers draft).
The first month’s rent is due on signing the tenancy agreement and must paid in cleared funds – cash or bankers draft. All subsequent rent payments must be made in advance by standing order.
Permitted Occupier fee
£60 per person

References and documents

All applicants must complete an application form, which can be checked by an independent referencing agency. We also need the following documents:

  • Photo ID (e.g. passport or driving licence).
  • Proof of residence (e.g. utility bill, driving licence or phone bill addressed to you at your current address within the last 3 months).
  • Last 3 months pay slips & Last 3 months bank statements
  • Proof of insurance to cover accidental damage to the Landlord’s possessions including carpets & white goods where applicable.

Guarantors: If your application is only acceptable with a guarantor there will be a further charge of £60 to cover referencing the Guarantor.

Refusal: If your application is refused your deposit will be refunded by cheque to your current address (except in case of fraudulent applications – see above).

Restrictions: Unless otherwise specified all our properties are non-smoking and pets are not allowed unless prior written permission is obtained from the Landlord.

Timescales & Moving in: The application process takes an average 5-7 days (can be quicker if needed*).

Once satisfactory references have been received and a tenancy has been agreed with the landlord, we will arrange a date for you to come into the office to sign the tenancy agreement, collect your keys and check into your new property. Possession of the property will only be granted on the date of commencement of the tenancy providing that all of the tenants and any guarantors have signed the agreement and paid all outstanding monies.

Insurance: Kelrick Properties work in partnership with Let Alliance who will provide you with a no obligation quote for tenant liability insurance upon completion of your reference application. Alternatively, you can provide Kelrick Properties with a copy of your current policy details prior to your move in.

Moving out payment

50% share of the costs and disbursements in relation to the preparation of the inventory and “check out” at the end of the tenancy, total of £90.00.


Kelrick Properties have served us very well for the last eight years in renting out our property in Ince, Wigan. We live abroad and they have managed to achieve tenants for us, and sort out all our contracts and maintenance at our property efficiently and without hassle. We highly recommend them and use their complete service enabling us to be "worry free". We value their time and expertise as we value our tenants. Sandy and Shirley Montgomery (France).

Sandy & Shirley Montgomery, Landlord, Ince - January 2018

I was selling my ex marital home following an acrimonious split and there were a lot of issues. I instructed Kelricks because they had impressed me when I was house hunting a few year earlier.

Kelricks were extremely patient in dealing with a messy situation. Their hourly rate was probably very low given the amount of time they expended trying to make this sale happen. Pauline in particular was tireless in her efforts to make the sale happen.

I can't give them any less than five stars. I would give them more if I could. If you are selling a house in WN4 - or indeed elsewhere in Wigan, they are the people to instruct. Don't go with an online agent - there is a lot to be said for using a proper, professional bricks and mortar estate agents like Kelrick Properties.

Gaz Slevin, Seller, Ashton-in-Makerfield - January 2017