Renting a room with Fortis is not as fabulous as you might expect after reading their publicity. Problems such as water leaks, overcharges, deposit theft and lack of hot water for weeks are quite common in most of their accommodations throughout the UK. Management's policy is to ignore maintenance issues for many weeks to reduce costs. Over … Continue reading Renting with Fortis?
Liverpool Solidarity Federation concluded its dispute with Secure Lettings. The dispute ended positively with the three tenants involved receiving the whole deposit back and a compensation due to the damp and mold issues during the tenancy. Landlords and letting agencies continue to exploit the vulnerable and transient nature the current housing sector forces tenants to live … Continue reading Unsecure Lettings
Venmore mistreated two tenants in Wavertree. The agency ignored repairs for six months, stole part of the deposit without any evidence and tried to unlawfully increase the rent. Renting with Venmore is a nightmare. You have problems from the very beginning and this is the case with these two tenants. Before moving into the house, the tenants … Continue reading Nightmare with Venmore
On 23rd November 2016, the Treasury announced in the Autumn Statement that they “will ban fees to tenants as soon as possible”. So, right now fees are still legal in England & Wales, and it is not very clear when they will be outlawed. Meanwhile, here is some information about what fees are and how … Continue reading Have fees to tenants already been banned?