Viewed a property being let by this firm. Was told there was another prospective tenant but was not told any offer had been made so offered 97.5% of the asking rent. Was told they would get back to me the next day as they had 4 people to contact which was fine by me. They did not contact me the next day or indeed the day after (until I contacted them) to find out what was going on.
They never told me there was already an offer of the asking rent when I looked at the property (they say they did). Had I known that I would not have offered a slightly lower amount as it would have been pointless and I may well have offered a higher amount. I was not treated fairly in my view and the landlord may well have got a higher rent if they had let me know of the first offer when I went to view. Time for regulation of letting agents in my view.