One of the UK's leading agencies is about to be taken to court by a group of landlords. Another legal battle is not good for the industry and this could prove to become a landmark case if the ruling goes against the agency.
“We believe these charges to landlords are unlawful as they are not sufficiently disclosed, so the landlords cannot give fully informed consent to them. This is against industry codes of practice,” said Chris Haan of Leigh Day, who is handling the case. However, Foxtons said it disputes the claims. "We pride ourselves on providing a high quality and professional service to all of our landlords. We believe our fees represent good value and are clearly communicated to landlords and detailed within the terms of each contract. This case reflects a small minority of landlords and we believe is entirely without merit," said a spokesman