Letting agent fees 'out of control'

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Letting agents' fees are now "truly out of control" and tenants are having to go without food or turn off their heating to cover the costs, a housing and homelessness charity has warned.

A mystery shopping exercise by Shelter among almost 60 letting agencies across England found they charged renters £350 in fees on average to set up a tenancy, on top of deposits and up-front rent.
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