There's calls for the Welsh Government to ban fees charged by letting agents.
Shelter Cymru says in 2015 one in three tenants paid over £200 in fees to begin a tenancy. The housing charity is asking Wales to follow Scotland where a similar ban is in place.
Sharon Nicholls from Cardiff knows all about fees. She was told that she would have to pay £538 before she could move into a home she wanted to rent. It was an extra burden for Sharon who was pregnant at the time.
A mystery shop by the charity of 85 letting agents found large variations of what was being charged. It also reports that over half of the agents had not displayed a list of fees on their website.
- £39.99 was the lowest fee charged
- £480 was the highest fee charged
The Letting Agent Association have been asked to comment.