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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Bradford letting agent fraud

A Bradford letting agent has been found guilty of defrauding landlords of their rent.
Samantha Wood, of CS Lettings  46, admitted fraud and was given a 10-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months at Bradford Crown Court. The letting agent took approximately £25,000  from rental payments that should had been transferred on to landlords.

A landlord, Mrs Speight who had eight rental properties managed by CS Lettings realised rent payments were missing and contacted the police after Samantha Wood failed to explain away missing monies.

It later transpired that Samantha Wood had been shifting the money owed to landlords to help to sustain her failing letting agency business.

The letting agent was also ordered to carry out 250 hours of work in her community.

Landlords need to be careful when picking which letting agent to use.

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Merban Younis said...

People like this give other honest, small letting agents a bad name the punishment to low it should be greater

Anonymous said...

Similar experience in Whitefield Manchester.Had to go to Small Claims Court .....Agent declared himself Bankrupt....all in wife's name....Bailiffs were great and managed to obtain 3000 out of 4000 Apparently he was falsely accredited.