Which? takes aim at letting sector
Which?, the consumer body that appears to be taking an increasingly-aggressive line against letting agents and landlords, has now issued a five-point demand for reform of the rental sector.
In an accompanying statement Which? says the private rented sector is failing to serve tenants and landlords alike, and is “plagued by issues of sub-standard accommodation, insecurity and ineffective redress provisions.”
With regard to agents, Which? says its research “raises serious concerns about a lack of regulation … with reports of rogue operators pressuring house-hunters to pay holding deposits or sign contracts without the information needed to make informed decisions.”