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Letting agents 'want full regulation'

Letting agents should be subject to tighter regulations that would make it possible to ban those guilty of sharp practice, a group of MPs has suggested.

The letting sector suffers from "cowboy" agents who "rip off" landlords and tenants, a Communities and Local Government Committee report said.

Problems included unreasonable fees and opaque charges, said committee chairman Clive Betts.

Ian Potter is managing director of the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

Speaking to the BBC he said that he fully supported the call for legislation to better regulate the industry.

  • 18 Jul 2013
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