Tenants flock to fees site

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.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 10th May 2012, 1:01 pm

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.

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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.”