MANY renters are STILL facing ridiculously high letting fees almost two years after it was announced they would be banned.
And as the government appears to be dragging its feet bringing it into law, many renters are still looking for ways to avoid forking out for them if they have to move before the ban comes in.
The letting fee ban was first announced back in November 2016 but it still hasn’t come in to practice.
The good news is that in recent years, a number of websites and online estate agents have sprung up that can help people do just that by connecting them with landlords directly.
According to a YouGov survey of more than 2,000 people undertaken by property portal TheHouseShop last year, 56 per cent of Brits prefer to rent directly from a landlord.
“With letting agents charging hundreds of pounds to secure a property, more and more tenants are cutting out the middleman and going direct to the landlord to save money on fees,” says Nick Marr, co-founder of TheHouseShop.