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Marriage online, and curbing bailiffs and letting agents.

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Winifred Robinson presents today's consumer news.

Letting agents are currently unregulated. A new report by the Resolution Foundation Report details the large variance in fees they charge, including upfront admin fees, fees for renewal, and deposits.

Marriage in the Asian community has moved from being the province of aunties to being a profitable online business. Rajeev Gupta looks at the biggest matrimonial site, Shaadi.com.

The Ministry of Justice is planning to launch a consultation into the reform of bailiff law in the new year. We hear from a woman whose parking fine escalated to a bill for £1,800. So would new laws curb excessive practices, like this one, and how general are problems like this?

Producer: Rebecca Moore.

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Thu 8 Dec 2011 12:04
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