Another estate agent scam

I’m shall be moving again soon, and was told by the estate agent that even though I had thoroughly cleaned the oven myself, I had to have it done by a so called professional, or they would not return my deposit. With my current financial state best described as not having a pot to piss in, I had no choice but to pay the ransom. Within ten seconds of the professional opening the oven door, he offered me a job. It should be the condition of the property at handover that determines whether or not a deposit is returned, not who did the cleaning. Let’s start a petition!!