Category: Property Industry News

Eleventh hour intervention on regulation of letting agents

Eleventh hour intervention on regulation of letting agents

Today the lettings industry is due to be discussed in the House of Commons – with the Government set to overturn an amendment for the full regulation of letting agents. Instead, an eleventh hour...




Call to clamp down on unscrupulous letting agents

Call to clamp down on unscrupulous letting agents

More must be done to help clamp down on rogue letting agents, industry experts and disgruntled tenants have told the BBC. An amendment to regulate letting agents is due before the House of Commons...




One in three unable to pay rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job

One in three unable to pay rent or mortgage for more than a month if they lost their job

A new YouGov survey of 2,000 working adults for Shelter suggests that 35 per cent of people do not have enough savings to cover their mortgage or rent for more than a month if...




Labour calls for private rent controls in London

Labour calls for private rent controls in London

Central London has become a ‘no-go area’ for ordinary families looking for somewhere to rent, as average monthly rents soar well past the £5,000 mark, the Labour party has claimed.




Buy to let shows, courses and seminars: Are they worth the time and money?

Buy to let shows, courses and seminars: Are they worth the time and money?

Property events, such as the London-based Property Investor Show, are a perfect way for landlords to gain free advice, without falling victim to costly catches… The footballer Robbie Fowler, who owns at least 80...




Amnesty period announced over advertising watchdog’s ruling on fees

Amnesty period announced over advertising watchdog’s ruling on fees

Letting agents can breathe a sigh of relief – for the time being – over the Advertising Standards Authority ruling that fees charged to tenants must be shown alongside rents whenever a rental property is...




Buy-to-let landlords warned of rise in ‘severe arrears’

Buy-to-let landlords warned of rise in ‘severe arrears’

Tenants are struggling with rising rents, leading to a record number of evictions. Buy-to-let landlords are being warned of a rise in the number of UK tenants in “severe arrears”. The Tenant Arrears Tracker,...




New referencing service launches where the tenant pays

New referencing service launches where the tenant pays

A new tenancy referencing scheme has been launched in Scotland – where it is illegal for letting agents to charge fees – whereby tenants pay, and agents get referral fees. The scheme, which also...