“why an estate agent should not get a fee for renewal of a rental contract?”
1) Do not advertise the property.
2) Do not make fresh appoitments
3) Do not take the prospective tenents to the propetry.
4) Do not take fresh set of reference.
5) Do not prepare a fresh contract.
The clients use them to introduce a tenant for which the agreed fee plus VAT is paid. The estate agents like the banks are a cartel. I do not see how the same level of fee is due to them when the level of work is negligible at the time of renewal,