Tenants flock to fees site

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A WEBSITE aimed at helping private sector tenants reclaim fees unlawfully charged by letting agents has seen 73 people start proceedings worth more than £11,400 in its first 24 hours.

Reclaimyourfees.com was launched by the charity Shelter Scotland on Monday, and 73 tenants who claim they were ripped off by agents charging unlawful fees made an average claim of £156.

Shelter Scotland director Graeme Brown said: “That over 600 people sought advice in the first 24 hours of the launch of this campaign further consolidates our belief that some letting agents are routinely ripping off tenants.”