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London's tenants face average upfront fees of more than £2,500

When rent is added to fees, upfront costs may be close to £4,000 according to figures released today Credit: PA

Tenants in London face upfront fees averaging more than £2,500 - before they start paying rent.

The figures released by the Labour Party show that these upfront costs are the highest in London, compared to the rest of the UK.

The statistics also show that when rent is included, the average upfront cost to tenants increases to nearly £4,000.

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