Make all letting agent fees other than 'refundable deposit' and 'rent' unlawful.
Responsible department: Department for Communities and Local Government
Say no to administration fees.
Say no to reference check fees.
Say no to credit check fees.
Say no inventory fees.
The rest of the UK needs to follow Scotland's lead and make all the fees other than a refundable deposit and rent illegal.
This is how letting agents should operate and this is how they are more than capable of operating. All these fees are a broad daylight exploitation of everyone who uses the private housing sector, including many vulnerable people.
The Scottish government is set to clarify existing legislation making all these additional fees unlawful. This has been welcomed by the charity Shelter Scotland.
Letting agents should earn their income from landlords. Sign the petition to prevent the future exploitation of millions.
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