Call to clamp down on the cowboys
A YORKSHIRE residential letting agent is backing calls by a consumer watchdog for the property rental sector to be policed more strictly.
Linley & Simpson, an independent letting specialist for 15 years, said it was not surprised that an investigation by Which? had uncovered widespread problems in the rental market, including aggressive sales tactics and poor customer service.
The magazine claimed that consumers were “gambling” whenever they had to choose a letting agent and called for all letting agents to be governed by the same tough laws as estate agents, with the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) having new powers to ban them.