How I got my tenancy fees back!

March 26th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

An EPTAG member, Euan Kidston, explains how he followed the EPTAG guide to getting your illegal tenancy charges back, and won!

Next meeting: Monday 19th, 7pm

March 14th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Our next meeting is at 7pm, Monday 19th, in the Leith Community Education Centre. We will be discussing how to move forward with our campaign against criminal landlords, and taking action on illegal letting agency fees. See you there!

EPTAG’s campaign against illegal letting agency fees makes it into the news: Survey puts spotlight on the ‘disgrace’ of extra tenancy fees charged by city letting agencies. A newly formed Edinburgh tenants group has released survey results that show that the vast majority of letting agencies in the city are charging private tenants fees which campaigners …
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A call for a Tenants’ Movement

February 28th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Bright Green Scotland has recently published an article calling for a private tenants movement which mentions EPTAG. “Housing is one of the defining issues of our generation. Not only have sub-prime mortgages triggered a financial crisis that has led to high unemployment and austerity measures, but it’s also becoming more difficult to find a decent …
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Tenancy Fees – EPTAG’s Guide To Getting Your Money Back

February 19th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Despite the fact that it is illegal under Scots Law, most letting agencies operating in Edinburgh charge new tenants a fee on top of their rent and deposit. Because the practise is so common, even among “reputable” agencies, it can be difficult to avoid paying illegal fees – but you have the right to claim …
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Next meeting…

February 17th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Our next meeting is on Monday, 20th Feb, 19.00-21.00, in the Leith Community and Education Centre.  We will be planning our upcoming public meeting, please come along and help us make this event a great success!

Public Meeting: Stop Criminal Landlords!

February 17th, 2012 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Edinburgh Private Tenants Action Group is holding a public meeting on Thursday, 8th March, 7:00pm until 9:00pm to launch a campaign for tougher enforcement against criminal landlords. We all want to live in safe, secure homes. Some people can’t. Private tenants are among the most vulnerable in our city, with low incomes, insecure jobs, and …
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New organisation started to fight for private tenants

September 30th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

A new organisation called Edinburgh Private Tenants Action Group has been started, to fight for the rights of private tenants, to campaign against bad landlords and agencies, and to lobby for changes in the law to help private tenants. Watch this space for more information soon.