Saturday, September 11, 2010
Shelter – Five scams to avoid
Almost one million people have fallen victim to landlord and private tenancy scams in the last three years, research revealed today. Of the 2,234 UK adults surveyed by YouGov, 2% admitted they had been scammed. This equates to around one million people in Great Britain, according to housing charity Shelter. Meanwhile, a fifth of tenants and one in four landlords have never heard of the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme which was introduced by Government in April 2007 to ensure money paid by tenants is kept safe.