Rogues in the rental market
LANDLORDS and tenants across Yorkshire continue to be left out of pocket by rogue letting agencies after plans to clean up the industry were ditched by the Government, according to rental specialists Linley & Simpson.
The company is reporting a rise in the number of new customers who have switched to them having fallen victim to this problem. They say one York landlord lost hundreds of pounds after the agent holding his tenants’ deposit suddenly disappeared. A Harrogate private landlord used his tenants’ deposits to help his cash-flow problem.
Linley and Simpson is backing a kitemark-style standard for lettings agents.