Due to a change in regulations, a tenant will only pay certain fees.
A tenant is required to pay a Holding Deposit (aka Reservation Deposit). This is usually a minimum of £100.00. Providing the tenancy goes ahead, this will be deducted from the first monthly rental and the tenancy deposit, which are due before you move in (see below).
In the event that the landlord declines to grant the tenancy, it will be refunded to you in full.
However the holding deposit will be non-refundable if you decide not to proceed for any reason, or if you fail to provide complete and accurate information in your application.