I'm in the process of moving flat, and the credit/reference check is being done for the new place. The existing letting agent has emailed me to say, "We've received a request for a reference, that's no problem but please give us £15 and we'll forward it on." Now it's also worth saying I've been a very good tenant, rent always on time, no other issues and been very cooperative with late notice viewings etc.
It's not a lot of money, but it's really boiled my pi$$ as it seems to be extortion pretty much. Has anyone come accross this and weaseled out of it? If I had more time I could hit them with a data protection act request. Or do I go to the referencing agency and explain that I will not be paying the £15 and see if they'll accept an alternative reference? Or bombers and wee in shoes?