Firstly I would like to say that the local agents were very good. In truth until we got our renewal reminder I did not realise I was dealing with this bunch of thieves. The standardised contract originally printed in 2004 had their name on it but all the covering documents were from our local estate agent. They are asking for £125 for continuing our rental agreement but haven\'t given me any good reason why it is so much. I must be have been lucky for the last 32 years because I have never been asked for such a fee.
When I asked how they justified this they sent me a rude email basically telling me I was an idiot for not reading my agreement and that all agents charge this amount. This of course is untrue yes it is hidden away in clause 6.4 watch out for this it doesn\'t make it at all clear and it should be. As far as all agents charging this amount this is patently untrue I have never been charged this by any of the nine landlords or agents I have dealt with. They also sent me a poorly written standardised letter explaining what the cost were for. It had no actual figues in it, it was just rubbish about how the process was so time consuming and expensive, easily dissected into nonsense rhetoric that any idiot could have seen through. If it was so costly to produce all this then they must be the most inefficient organisation in the country, but I would suspect the money goes towards the expensive lifestyles of their executives really. We need legislation to control these rogue organisations in this country. Maybe it\'s time to start an internet campaign.
What agent could do to change your mind?
By not continuously adding more fees other than the rent that they are entitled to.