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Letting Fee's for Tenants

Any property accepting LHA, in full or part (top up) will need a guarantor. Applications, for Tenants (over 18) and Guarantors are all subject to credit referencing. This property is let under an assured shorthold tenancy agreement and the minimum term of occupancy is six months. Applications, for Tenants (over 18) and Guarantors are all subject to credit referencing. Our referencing fees are as follows: £85 per person over the age of 18 (this also applies to any guarantor). £100 tenancy establishment fee on the day that the tenancy begins. We normally require one months rent in advance and one months rent which will be held as a deposit/bond (although there are some cases where increased advance rent may be required). In some cases we may request an additional deposit in respect of pets etc. There will not be any extra fees for renewal of tenancy agreements, inventories, out going referencing or check out post tenancy. 



1.         All appointments to view should be made through Kernow Properties, telephone 01840 12938. Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm and Saturday 9.00am to 12.


2.         IF YOU ARE DELAYED on the way to an appointment, please let us know. Unless we have heard from you, we will wait for a maximum of 15 minutes after the appointment.


3.         We will deal with one application or group of applicants at a time for any given property. Each application must be completed in all respects, with all parts of the forms completed for each prospective tenant and the standard application fee of £85 per person paid (non-refundable), together with a sum equal to half of a months' rent in order to hold the property before they can be considered, (there may be some circumstances where this amount is non-refundable). Certain standard tenancy conditions are explained on the application form.


4.         In that we will deal with one application or set of applications at a time your position will be secured, but no tenancy agreement will be offered until we have obtained satisfactory references, including a credit search, for each tenants. (Each person over the age of 18 who will be resident at the property MUST be on the tenancy agreement and must pass the necessary check).


5.         Acceptance of an applicant does not guarantee the offer of a tenancy. DO NOT TAKE ANY STEPS TO TERMINATE ANY EXISTING TENANCY THAT YOU MAY HAVE until we have confirmed that references have been obtained and a tenancy start date has been agreed.


6.         If we agree to grant you a tenancy, you will be required to pay a deposit of one months' rent and one months' rent in advance (a total of twice the quoted rent), together with £100 Tenancy Start Up fee, before you can move in. The sum of half of a months' rent referred to in No. 3 above will be taken into account at this time. This is the case even where Housing Benefit is acceptable: full payment must still be made before you can move in.



All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Please note.

All reference fees paid to Kernow Properties are non-refundable. 

It is the responsibility of all applicants to check all information provided on the reference forms, Kernow Properties will not be held responsible for any inaccuracies, provided by applicants.

Kernow Properties will not check information provided, as this will be the responsibility of the applicant.




Buying Advice

Buying a property is a big step involving a substantial long-term financial commitment, so think hard about what you can afford. You will need to consider the assets you have - like savings - as well as the money that's coming in and going out.

Although it may reduce your buying options, you don't want to commit to a mortgage and then realise you can't afford some of the nicer things in life! It may sound obvious but take time to think of all the things you spend money on throughout the year, even without a mortgage.

We have qualified experienced people who can assist you in finding the right mortgage for you, just ask and we would be delighted to help.

Because of the credit crunch, it is vital that you secure a mortgage with a lender before starting the searching process. This way, when you find the right property, you will avoid being beaten to it by another buyer and you will also be in a much stronger negotiating position.

You will need to consider what aspects of a property are most important to you:

  • number of bedrooms / bathrooms.
  • parking provisions.
  • separate kitchen and dining room.
  • private garden.
  • conservatory.
  • how much time/money you may want to spend redecorating etc.

Once you have found the property of your dreams, the next step is to make an offer. It is important to consider a variety of factors when choosing your price level in order to achieve the right deal for you. Take a step back to logically look at all the things that matter before making your offer.

First time buyers, buyers with no chain and buyers who have pre-arranged mortgages have a head start on most of the competition. If this is you, then make the agent and seller aware of this, as this can put you in a very favourable negotiating position, especially if the seller is in a chain. 

Now to instruct a a Conveyancer

Tips for choosing and using a conveyancer

  1. Get at least three conveyancers' quotes well before you start looking for property. Ask friends, family and your estate agent for recommendations.

  2. Tell your conveyancer if you want answers to any specific questions in advance.
  3. Let them know when you would like to exchange contracts and complete. Tell them you will require regular updates of how the purchase is progressing.
  4. Try to negotiate a no sale - no fee deal, so if the deal falls through you don't pay anything.
  5. Check and compare quotes carefully making sure they are like for like. Decide if you also want the conveyancer to arrange an Environmental Search, which will give information such as flood risk, radon levels and local mines in the area.

Here at Kernow's we can again help and assist you in finding a conveyancer, just ask and we would be delighted to help.

Sell Your Property


Kernows are privately owned, independent firm, working together with our sister office, Lewis Property Consultants. We have highly specialised staff who offer an efficient personal service and who have a great deal of experience of the local market. We manage the sale of your property completely, from start to finish, including high quality details, floorplans, escorted viewings and constant feedback on the progress of viewings. We believe in providing the highest possible level of service and stay in regular touch with our vendors throughout the process.

 Ask about Kernow Choice, just phone or pop in and see how we can assist you in selling your home from as little as £595.00 +vat.

After all it's your property so Your Choice.

Free valuations


•  Absolutely no obligation 
•  Find out exactly what your home is worth right now 
•  Carried out by experts with local market knowledge 


Arrange a FREE VALUATION today call us on 01840 212938


Welcome To Kernow Properties Estate Agents


If you want a busy, hectic life spent in shopping arcades and traffic jams – North Cornwall is not the area for you. But if peace, quiet and tranquillity are more your scene, with stunning scenery, cliff walks, beaches and rugged moors - come and see if we have the property for you. We are a privately owned local agent who specialise in coastal and moorland properties. If you don't see what you want give us a call.


Our services include:

•Independent agency giving personal service
•30 years experience with unrivalled knowledge of the local market place
•Fast professional service with regular information updates

 *All our properties on Rightmove, Zoopla and our own website

 •Free valuations

 •Individually designed colour brochures including floor plan

•Escorted viewings as standard
•Rental property management
•Full brochure mail- shots
•Membership of trade and government monitoring systems
•Competitive rates for conveyancing at point of instruction – on a ‘no sale/no fee’ basis
•Independent financial services
•Extensive and up to date local buyer database
•Local and national advertising

We always have customers looking for properties; so if you are thinking of moving soon or would like advice on the local property market, please contact our office on 01840 212938.


About Kernow


Here at Kernow properties we strive to offer a personal bespoke marketing package to all our clients.

After all no two properties are the same, and no two vendors have the same needs.

We listen to our vendors needs, and use pro-active techniques to assist in achieving their goals.


Our aim is to “make it happen”  for you.


How Do we achieve this


With a well staffed office  and a good amount of combined experience between us,  we are able to achieve the best possible price, from the best possible buyer.

We now have an advanced communications set up, so even when the office is closed on bank holidays you can still get hold of us.

Talk to us about our Kernow Choice packages, it's your property so we believe it's your choice, we have packages available for you to sell your home from just £595.00+vat 

We offer our advice on how to present your home, ready for prospective buyers.

Using our in-house technology we ensure that your property details are available at all times.

All properties brightly illuminated in our window display.

We offer a contract with “NO TIE IN PERIOD”  unlike others who will tie you into a lengthy contract, we believe that our service standard will want you to continue to use our service.

Marketing on rightmove, Zoopla  and our own website combined with local newspaper publications, is essential to reach a wide audience of buyers. You will be marketed on all of these, with photos updated regularly keeping the property fresh for potential buyers

We can offer a “NO SALE NO FEE”  contract, no withdrawal fees, no up front marketing fees.

All administration is done within the office, you want to change something, we can do it immediately.

Rent Your Property


Through hard work and offering the highest degree of service possible, Kernow Properties have become the largest portfolio managers in the area. We provide either ‘Tenant Find’ or ‘Full Management’ services for landlords, with careful tenant selection backed by a national referencing provider. We offer:-


Free rental appraisal

Broad marketing including Rightmove and Zoopla as well as newspaper advertising

Experienced Rental negotiators, who ensure we have the right tenant for your property.

Full tenant referencing

Up to date tenancy agreements

Deposit registration

Full photographic inventory

Insurance services available

Property find service for investor landlords


For individual advice on becoming a landlord, call us on 01840 212938