Rental laws have been queried by a Greater Manchester woman, who was given an eviction notice three days after moving into her letting property in Astley.

Julie Edwards called it "ludicrous"that letting agents have to undertake tenant credit checks, but are not legally required to do the same thing when it comes to landlords.

Her comments, made to the Leigh Reporter, came after it emerged the owner of the property she moved into was in mortgage arrears.

Ms Edwards said: "[The letting agent] ran numerous checks on me and my dad, who is my guarantor, but they didn't do anything to check on the landlord."

She added that it took around a month to pack up all the items from her previous house and then within three days of her arrival in Astley, she was told to move on again.

This case comes as the Association of Residential Letting Agents urged the government to give tenants more protection from landlords whose properties are repossessed.

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