Tenant charges, process and other costs

If you view a property through Brambles Estate Agents and wish to proceed with the letting application, please note the following:
1.    We will ask you in the first instance several questions to ascertain if the property will be suitable for you. We will ask if you have animals, are assisted in the rent payment with housing benefit, the length of the lease you require, when you wish to be able to move into the property, if you have any adverse credit history that you are aware of and your annual salary.
2.    If the answers to the above are satisfactory for all parties we will then begin the referencing process.  We will require a holding deposit, equivalent to one weeks rent (Agreed monthly rent x 12 divided by 52 weeks). The holding deposit will be required at the start of the tenancy application process and before any credit and reference checks can take place. Under normal circumstances this holding deposit is fully refundable if you do not proceed with the tenancy. However if you knowingly withhold or supply us with false information, we reserve the right to retain these monies.  Whilst not an exhaustive list if you knowingly withhold information in relation to adverse credit, declare a false or misleading level of salary or income. If your application is successful and the tenancy proceeds, this holding deposit will be added to the main property security deposit.
3.    We will ask you to fill in our reference application forms – currently this is processed through the referencing agency Let Alliance. We will ask you to submit these details directly on line.  Let Alliance will email you the log in details for you to start your application. We ask all adult tenants to complete a reference form irrespective of whether they are contributing towards the rent or not.
4.    We will not mark the property Let by until the holding deposit has been paid.

Letting your property with Brambles

Tenant Charges

5.    Once submitted to the referencing agency we will inform you once the report and all checks have been completed. Currently the checks involve a credit check, employers/salary check and landlord check.
6.    Once a satisfactory referencing report has been received we will agree a date for you to move in.
7.    On the day you move in we will require one month’s rent in advance and a deposit equivalent to five weeks rent which will be placed with the Deposit Protection Service. Please visit www.depositprotectionservice.com for terms, conditions and the process involved in securing and returning your deposit.

Letting Applications - Brambles

Moving to Warsash

Please note that Brambles Estate Agents are registered with The Property Ombudsman, a voluntary redress body to resolve complaints against residential estate agents and residential letting agents, operated by The Property Ombudsman Ltd, Milford House, 43–55 Milford Street, Salisbury SP1 2BP.

Landlord Services

Fully managed service

  • Full marketing of the property, photos, floorplan, online, website and call outs.
  • Full referencing for every tenant moving into the property
  • Preparation of tenancy agreement and all legal paperwork
  • Arrangement of all relevant checks prior to the tenancy (please see additional fees)
  • Moving the tenant into the property and issuing all legal documents
  • Registration of deposit using Deposit Protection Scheme
  • Rent collection each month
  • Property inspections with full detailed report
  • All maintenance dealt with and managed
  • Serving and actioning notice upon tenants (if necessary)

Tenant find Service

  • Full marketing of the property, photos, floorplan online, website and call outs.
  • Full referencing for every tenant moving into the property
  • Preparation of tenancy agreement and all legal paperwork
  • Arrangement of all relevant checks prior to the tenancy (please see additional fees)
  • Moving the tenant into the property and issuing all legal documents
  • Registration of deposit using Deposit Protection Scheme

Additional Fees

  • Gas Safety Certificate
  • Energy Performance Certificate - £47.50 + VAT
  • Electrical checks – Quotes arranged as costs will vary depending on size of property
  • Inventory – Quotes arranged as costs will vary depending on size of property and if furnished/unfurnished

Please call Bursledon office for further details 02380 408 200

contact banner contact banner

area guides


Top Agent for the Third Year in a Row!

Exciting news!!

Christmas Opening Hours

Please find our 2022 Christmas opening hours here!

We're recruiting a full time sales negotiator

Are you an experienced sales negotiator?

The Brambles Guide to Marinas on the Hamble

Our guide to marinas on the River Hamble will tell you all you need to know about the options available for accessing the water or storing your vessel.

The Brambles guide to sailing and water sports around the Hamble River

Coastal Hampshire offers a wide array excellent sailing and water sports opportunities. Our guide will tell you all you need to know!

Your Guide to local Secondary Schools

Find out all the key information about local secondary schools here!

Your Guide to Local Primary Schools

We've provided a comparison of the local primary schools either side of the Hamble, state and private.

The Brambles Guide to Purchasing your Dream Home

Our step by step guide to a smooth buying process!

A Year On

A lot has changed in the past year and the property market is no exception!

The Brambles Guide to Selling your House

Our step by step guide to achieving a smooth sale!

Landlords, your property is in demand!

Before that TO LET board goes up... what should you consider?

Communication is key!

Selling and buying a home is a simple process. It just requires consideration and honesty from all involved and acknowledgement that all parties may have different goals!

Great news for the property market

The UK is now experiencing a property buying demand reminiscent of a 1970s or 1980s type boom. As we wake up from the Covid nightmare it looks as if, aided by the Chancellor, a greater number of people will be turning some of their more pleasant lockdown dreams into realities.

It may be winter, but the property market is certainly not cold!

Take a look at our TOP TIPS for selling your home in winter!

Covid guideline for estate agents January 2021

We are following the current government guidelines for estate agents, please click the link below for further information. 

Don’t miss out on the holiday that will save you money!

There is still a chance to save up to £15k on your house purchase!

2021 - A year of opportunity!

Following our 2020 property update, we review a topsy turvy year in the property market and look ahead with optimism to 2021.

Christmas Opening Hours

The Brambles team would like to wish you a very merry Christmas!

2020 property review


Attracting the new breed of remote workers


Renting in Coastal Hampshire - our Top Tips

Take a look at our top tips for Landlords and tenants alike! Landlords... secure your rent guarantee insurance with us!

Autumn property update - Loo rolls and other flying objects

As we head for autumn and further Covid restrictions, we assess the state of the property market.

Hampshire - The New Property Hotspot?

Read more about the unique area of the South Coast of Hampshire and why it is attracting property buyers by the droves!

Brambles are recruiting!!

A variety of roles available - full and part time!!

Home staging tips for a quick sale in the summer


Great news for movers… the chancellor announces stamp duty holiday!

Movers set to save thousands!!

New Stamp duty charges Good news for buyers!

Rishi Sunak annouced today in his mini budget great savings up to £500,000 for all buyers up to £925,000 till March 2021.

June 2020 Market Update

June 2020 Market News


Following the latest government announcement we have now re-opened our Bursledon and Warsash branches. At Brambles the health and well being of all our employees and clients remains our priority and therefore we have set a number of guidelines in relation to the latest announcements that viewings, home moves and valuations can now take place. Please head to our COVID-19 Guidelines page for more information.

The Boris Bounce

Yes, the ‘Boris Bounce’ really is happening, says leading research firm There has been fierce debate over whether the market has picked up since the General Election, but figures from TwentyCI do point to a pick-up in activity.

First in sales agreed

Brambles Estate Agents Bursledon Branch was first out of 74 offices in the area for Sales Agreed.

Mayfair Office Collection

Autumn/Winter Mayfair Collection Editorial

This site uses some unobtrusive cookies to store information on your computer. By using our site you accept our Terms And Conditions and Privacy Policy. ×