Lettings Agencies

Campaigning to stop the lettings agency fees rip-off

Swindon Housing Action Campaign is campaigning around a number of proposals which we are asking lettings agencies to adopt. We are calling on them to cut the extortionate costs...

Letting agencies still in breach of ‘transparency of fees’ regulations

SHAC’s efforts to press lettings agencies to apply the ‘transparency of fees’ regulations have achieved some results. Originally when we wrote to 15 agencies only 2 bothered replying. After...

Swindon Advertiser supports SHAC investigation

This is a Swindon Advertiser Comment (their version of an editorial) on our investigation of Swindon lettings agencies and ‘transparency of fees’. Swindon Housing Action Campaign deserves all available...

Letting Agencies in breach of law on ‘transparency of fees’

Swindon Housing Action Campaign has begun investigating letting agencies in Swindon. Since May 2015 agencies have had a legal obligation to operate complete transparency of fees charged to tenants...

“Make Renting Fair in England”

This petition is calling for the banning of Letting Agency Fees in England. They have already been banned in Scotland. Please add your name to the list. https://www.change.org/p/brandon-lewis-make-renting-fair-in-england

The Letting Agencies rip-off

“The problems of high cost and poor standards are not confined to a few “rogue” agencies but are widespread across the industry. Many of the complaints we and other...