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.
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.
Back in November, the law was clarified around the fees that letting agents and landlords charge to tenants. It is now absolutely clear that all fees including admin fees, reservation fees, fees for credit checks etc, were and remain illegal.
Thinking of becoming a landlord, or are you already renting out a property? Your legal rights and responsibilities can be a bit of a minefield. Instructing a letting agent can save you a lot of hassle in the long-run but if things go wrong it is often the landlord, rather than the letting agent, that […]