Letting agent fees 'must be clear'

AOL Money Staff
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Letting agents should produce up-front tariffs setting out all of their charges to halt the "drip pricing" of surprise fees to tenants and landlords, the trading watchdog has said.

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) said that letting agents are "pivotal" to the market, but a clampdown is needed to help those using their services to shop around and become "more demanding customers".