Are you a Tenant?
Did your Letting Agent or Landlord charge you a fee to obtain a lease?
If so, did you know that this is illegal?
In 2012, the Scottish Government made it illegal for Landlords and Letting Agents to charge tenants fees relating to:
- Completing an application
- Granting a lease
- Preparing an Inventory
However incredibly, there are still agencies charging these fees several years after they were banned. Tenants should only have to pay rent and deposit (maximum of 2 months).