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Flintshire landlords and tenants of Shotton letting agency Eazy Let take legal action

A FURIOUS tenant left high and dry after a letting company closed suddenly has set up a website to help hundreds of other victims.

Since the Chronicle’s exclusive report about Shotton-based Eazy Let, Simon Stone has decided to make a stand.

Self-employed IT consultant Simon, who rents his Hawarden home through Eazy Let, is co-ordinating a campaign to take legal action against co-directors Stuart Hill and Mike Ward.

His website – www.eazyletvictims.co.uk – is now up and running and Simon wants tenants and landlords who have been left out of pocket to get in touch so he can try to recoup some of the tens of thousands of pounds they have lost.

Companies House said Eazy Let had not been filing tax information and could soon be dissolved.

Simon has lost his £1,400 deposit despite being given a Government protection scheme receipt by Eazy Let.

“It’s a ludicrous situation,” he said.

“The protection is only there for tenants if the landlords play ball.

“If they don’t deposit the money into the scheme, then there’s no protection.

“I’ve yet to find a tenant who had their deposit secured and there are an awful lot of people owed a lot of money. This is so wrong.”

Simon added: “If we can get enough people together and find out the scale of this, then we can begin to look at trying to get people some of their money back.”

Mark Earle, a landlord with a house in Connah’s Quay, is owed more than £2,000.

“I’ve only been dealing with Eazy Let since September, so it’s particularly galling,” he said. “And they also took a deposit of £675 from my tenants.”

Brian Hughes, who rents out a house in Mold, is owed £600, while his tenants put forward a deposit of £1,000.

“I’ve been stung,” he said.

“They haven’t passed on the rent they owe me and it’s been a struggle to get money out of them since I started using them in January.

“The manager Alex Rooney hasn’t replied to any of my emails and I’ve been calling Stuart Hill, but it rings out or is turned off – I’m very cross to put it mildly.”

If you’ve been affected visit www.eazyletvictims.co.uk or call Simon on 07519853986.