Information for a prospective Tenant


This page will provide you with all you need to know on the process of applying for a property with Purplebricks, all the way through to collecting the keys to your new home.



Referencing fee per tenant: £118.80 inc. VAT.

Student references fee per tenant: £72 inc. VAT.

Administrative fee for company let: £90 inc. VAT.

Includes the full cost of referencing all of the tenants that will form part of the tenancy and will cover:

  • Checking credit status
  • Previous employer
  • Current or past landlords
  • Any other information to help assess the affordability of the application
  • Inventory fee (50%)

Some landlords ask Purplebricks to employ an external inventory company to produce an inventory for their property before the move in. Where this applies, the cost is split between the landlord and tenant.

Inventory documentation will detail the fixtures, fittings and condition of a property prior to the commencement of a tenancy; this will subsequently provide the basis for settlement in a deposit dispute. If an inventory is inadequate or non-existent then a deposit adjudicator is likely to award the deposit to the outgoing tenant, leaving a landlord out of pocket for any dirt or damage that is left behind.

Purplebricks can arrange for an inventory to be compiled at a cost of £90 inc. VAT for 1 to 3 bed properties and £120 inc. VAT for 4+ bed properties. Please note that London properties will be subject to a variation on these prices.