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Current practices in the UK

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Hello everybody

We are relocating from France to Southamton are where our daughter and grand children lives.

I wonder if the rental fee that is requested by the landlord/real estate agent can be negociated? Is is a current practice?

Thank you for you advice

Kind regards


Hi Richard,

Most fees charged by Agents are non-negotiable however agents are required by law to disclose any and all such fees on their website, in their offices and on any listings so you can understand all the associated costs before you make any commitments or. indeed, even go and view a property.

The rent value, however, may be up for negotiation depending on the property, area, list price and current market conditions.

I hope that helps.


The agent answered your question correctly. Look on gumtree for private landlord rentals, no fee to pay. Also, be careful on areas in Southampton, there are some bad ones in the suburbs. Areas like Eastleigh are a don’t go there, they will be cheaper. Always ask the local community about the best area. We did this when we first moved to Bournemouth. We were told to avoid Boscombe, and 15 yrs later, we are glad that we did.


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