Scottish Council charges own employee for tenant reference despite ban

Posted: 12/11/2017

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You couldn’t make it up – or could you?

Tenancy referencing firm UKtenantdata was referencing a tenant employed by Glasgow City Council.

Glasgow is of course in Scotland – where fees charged to tenants are banned.

UK tenantdata had neared the end of processing the application, but needed an employer’s reference.

Glasgow City Council said there was a charge of £26.35 for providing the reference, and the charge would be deducted from the applicant’s next pay packet.

Tony Williams of UKtenantdata said: “It appears to be fine for Glasgow City Council to charge fees when every agency north of the border can’t.”

 

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