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Accommodation agencies

This content applies to England

This section looks at accommodation and letting agencies: what they are, how to use them, the legislation that controls what services they are allowed to charge for and how to complain if you are not happy with the service they provide.

Agency services and charges

Services provided by accommodation agencies, the rules and legislation governing the services that agencies are allowed to charge for, and how fees must be publicised 

Regulation of agencies

The role of self-regulatory bodies in monitoring letting agencies. 

Complaints

The duty of letting and property management agencies to belong to a government approved redress scheme. 

Disputes

Identifying common problems that can occur when using agencies, and possible courses of action where appropriate. 

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