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.
|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|