Shelter has launched its widely-expected campaign to get all letting agent fees charged to tenants banned throughout England.
The lobbying organisation wants the practice outlawed by MPs, and in future only landlords charged.
The campaign has already garnered massive publicity. The launch included a piece on Radio 4’s Today programme yesterday, flagged up by presenter James Naughtie as “Are letting agents out of control?” and a mass email send-out inviting Shelter followers and supporters to sign a petition. This morning’s round of national newspaper include shrill headlines accusing letting agents of fleecing tenants and forcing them into debt.
The launch in England comes after Shelter was instrumental in getting fees banned by law in Scotland. Continue reading »