Scottish Government bans letting agents' additional charges

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Finance, Legal

All letting agent and landlord charges except rent and refundable deposits have been outlawed by the Scottish Government - with reference checks, credit checks and inventory fees now forbidden. Parliament voted to approve secondary legislation clarifying the law covering what fees letting agents and landlords can charge, after concerns that existing rules had not been explicit enough about their legality. A YouGov poll earlier in the year found that one in four English renters felt they had be...

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