Renters back campaign to banish agency fees

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Renters back campaign to banish agency fees

Agency fees are often seen as the hidden cost when renting in the capital.

But a new campaign to have them removed has been gathering momentum, with more than a quarter of a million people signing up in just a few months.

We reached out to the Housing and Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis, he said:

"The vast majority of letting agents provide a good service. A blanket ban on charging tenants fees isn't the answer to tackle a minority of irresponsible agents.

"We are tackling high fees by requiring letting agents to publicise a full tariff of their fees giving people the information they want."

Eleanor Cunningham has been looking at some of the issues Londoners currently face. 

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