Be announces zero fees for West London lettings

Be announces zero fees for West London lettings

  • Average letting fee is £404 (Generation Rent)
  • Be:here Hayes letting fees now £0
  • Change driven by desire to make moving as cost effective as possible for tenants

According to the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA), the average letting fee charged by its members is £202 per tenant. According to campaign group Generation Rent, the national average is £404. That’s a substantial amount for tenants to hand over, particularly given the other costs associated with moving house.

Now, pioneering build to rent developer Be has announced that it is moving to a no fees model for its be:here Hayes development at The Gatefold Building in Hayes, West London.

“We recognise that moving can be an expensive and stressful experience. We’ve already cut out some of the stress of moving house by providing superb, fully furnished apartments here at be:here Hayes alongside inventories and check-in being done in-house by our on-site team. Now we can reduce the cost of moving for our tenants too.”

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes

Under the new offer, effective from October 16th, Be pledges to charge no referencing fees, no fees for contract updates when sharers change and no extra deposits, admin or processing fees relating to pets (a monthly ‘pet rent’ of £20 will still apply).

In addition, the company has announced that it is reducing its requirement for security deposits at be:here Hayes from six weeks’ rent to just a month’s rent – saving new tenants over £500 when renting a one bedroom apartment.

“We want tenants to enjoy moving into be:here Hayes, so that means making the process as hassle free and cost effective as possible. We’ve never charged agency fees because we do all our own lettings in-house, but we’ve gone one step further and removed the referencing fee and all other admin fees. This means new tenants have one less thing to worry about and can use the extra cash to explore their new West London neighbourhood or add a few extra personal touches to make their new apartment feel even more like home.”

Akash Sharma, Assistant Property Manager, be:here Hayes


Exploring the local area is certainly something that residents in the Gatefold building will be keen to do. The ambitious Old Vinyl Factory reimagining is bringing restaurants, shops, a cinema, a live music venue and more to residents’ very doorstep. Meanwhile, the Grand Union Canal and nearby Minet Country Park and Barra Hall Park provide plenty of opportunity for enjoying fresh air and exercise while getting back to nature. It’s a superb local offering that tenants will now be able to enjoy even more of, thanks to Be’s proactive approach to saving money.

Hayes and Harlington station is just a short walk from be:here Hayes, with fast, frequent trains to Paddington in under 20 minutes. When Crossrail arrives in 2019, residents will be able to reach Bond St in the heart of the West End in under 30 minutes.

Spacious apartments, furnished by Habitat, are available at be:here Hayes from £1,200 pcm for a one bed and from £1,450 for a two bed. Either a garden or a balcony is provided with every home and pets are welcome.

For the latest availability and any questions, please contact the be:here Hayes team directly on 020 3369 1646 or visit