A recent court case has confirmed that administration fees charged by letting agents in Scotland are unlawful – including those charged before the Scottish Government’s clarification of the law in November 2012.
Why we need to create a more secure future for Scotland’s private renters… It’s not just the growing number of people renting privately in Scotland that’s turning up the pressure for a change of culture within the sector, it’s also that the type of household relying on the sector is changing.
It’s always good to get feedback on the work you do. Over the last week or so I’ve been reflecting on some of the less favourable comments made about us, specifically, criticism of some of our current work on probationary tenancies and letting agencies.
Get the balloons out – this week is the first birthday of Shelter Scotland’s Reclaim Your Fees toolkit! The past year has seen over 2,300 tenants downloading our online toolkit to claim back unlawful fees charged to them by letting agents, with over £350,000 worth of claims made.