How to avoid being ripped off as a tenant

Serena Cowdy

According to the British Property Federation, rents fell in December for the first time in 11 months. Prices fell fastest in Wales (down 2.6%) whilst London saw a drop of 2.3%, and the West Midlands of 2.2%.

This is obviously good news for potential tenants; but unfortunately, there are still plenty of financial pitfalls to be aware of. Here are three ways you can avoid being ripped off when you rent a property...