Just sooo peed off with the whole affair I tell you. These Agents and some Landlords need a good kick up the ass. Just over a year ago moved from Swansea to Sutton. Now we are looking for a different place to rent and hopefully bigger. Our options are limited due to adverse credit, though since renting for the past 8 years have never fallen behind in rent payments. However the fees that agents charge are getting on ridiculous for basic checks but now seen an advert asking for 6 months rent upfront.....if I had that I would be looking to get a mortgage. Next thing is the state of some of the properties are just disgusting, last one we saw my 7 year old said they living like monkeys in there. Yes that has been done by tenants but there are also Landlords that simply do not prepare their property to a high enough standard. If I am paying £900pcm plus per month I expect a very good standard of property.