Should I ditch my expensive letting agent and advertise my buy-to-let property for free online instead?


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Nick Marr, co-founder of TheHouseShop.com, argues that with more and more tenants falling victim to scam landlords, websites that don’t demand checks from both sites are losing the best tenants.

He said: As landlords’ profits are squeezed by Government-imposed tax relief cuts, stamp duty surcharges and a potential increase in letting agency costs as a result of the tenant fees ban – more and more private landlords are turning to DIY online platforms to find tenants for their properties.

However, many of the classified ad sites commonly used by such landlords offer little-to-no security checks to verify the authenticity of adverts.

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