Radio 1 presenter, Boucher-Hayes, spoke with a member of the public who is seeking a rental and was requested to pay a bribe by 30% of the landlords and letting agents she dealt with. Letting agent spokesperson, Pat Stephenson, reminded listeners that the agents who have taken the bribes could have their licenses revoked or be subject to fines of €25,000 per agency.
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