When you let through Bairstow Eves you are actually letting through Countrywide! They charged us over £400 in fees when setting up a 6 month tenancy agreement which we were told we would be able to renew when it expired, However at the end of the agreement we were told the landlord no longer wished to let the property, forcing us to find somewhere else to live. Bairstow Eves said if we let through them again we would be charged these fees again - even though the only change in our circumstances was that we had let through them for 6 months! We have found a property through another agent but have now discovered that Bairstow Eves also charge for providing the necessary reference for the new agent. Their fees are far in excess of other letting agents in the area and our new agent tells us that she does not know of any other agent that charge for providing references. I am completely disgusted with them and would never do business with them again!