24/08/2018

Warning Issued Over Number Of Bogus Letting Agents

A warning has been issued over a number of bogus letting agents and their attempts to get money from prospective tenants.

The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PRSA) issued the warning and said the bogus agents appear to operate online.

They are also purporting to use a PRSA licence number.

CEO of the PSRA, Maeve Hogan, said: "Recent reports regarding bogus letting agents is a matter of grave concern for the PSRA.

"The month of August is a time when students are starting or returning to college or university and a higher number of lettings take place.

"Students seeking to rent accommodation are strongly advised to exercise vigilance to ensure they do not fall foul of bogus letting agents and are not using an unlicensed operator."

(CD/CM)

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