Landlord audit

Name & Shame: Please use this form to expose malpractices of local letting agents and landlords
  •   Ask for a guarantor?
      Demand agency fees up front?
      Retain agency fees if they consider your reference checks 'unsuitable''?
      Add a rip-off 'leaving' fee?
      Offer only a maximum 6 month tenancy?


Our research so far outlines the Letting Agents below, but we need more information to have a full picture of the extent of rip-off ‘fees’, high rents and deposits, the need for guarantors, discrimination against people on Housing Benefit and DSS, insecure tenancies, lack of long term housing opportunities and general dodgy practices.

With this information we can ‘Name and Shame ‘ and take action against those that choose to work this way.

Haringey Letting Agent rip offs

The following information has been gained through phoning the letting agents in question and asking them questions, posing as a potential person seeking a home to rent.

Haringey Letting Agents
Letting Agent Location Accept people on Housing Benefit? Example of agency ‘fees’ charged to tenants instead of Landlords
Kings Lettings High Road, Tottenham Yes, but restricts most potential claimaints as they require a guarantor who passes reference checks…very difficult for claimants. £400!!! A reference check costs £20 online so they are raking in an extortionate extra amount of profit.
Martin Brookes Bruce Grove, Tottenham Yes. Offer 6 and 12 month tenancies £200!! We say no to fees for tenants.
Easy Properties Green Lanes, Haringey Yes, but ‘must meet certain criteria’ (probably guarantor) Not known
Paul Simon Green Lanes, Haringey No! Not known
Manor Properties Ltd Green Lanes, Haringey No! Not known
Anthony Pepe and Co Green Lanes, Haringey No! Not known
Bairstow Eve Green Lanes, Haringey No! Not known