A Labour councillor in Yorkshire claims letting agents are not showing the actual properties available to rent when they use virtual walk-through videos.
Cathy Scott, quoted on the Examiner website, claims: “They are not the actual properties that they’re [renters] getting. I had one yesterday that was ready to move in. [The renters] were signing up and when they arrived it was full of damp. It had a leak in its roof and smashed windows.
“The reason why these policies are so important is that we have got to crack down on these unscrupulous people that are renting properties. It’s about protecting the general public.”