Can letting agent charge Tenant for giving a reference?

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Can letting agent charge Tenant for giving a reference?

Postby Sam » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:27 pm

Can't believe it. Landlord gave me notice as he is moving his ex into house. I have always paid rent on time and kept the

property in good order. The agents I am going through now have asked for a reference and he has told me he won't give the reference unless I pay him £100. The reference is literally answering questions over the phone about my tenancy.

Is this normal practice? Is there anything I can do?
Sam
 

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