Landlords affected by new Consumer Protection Rules

As of today, 1st October 2014, the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations come into force. Private rental agreements between landlords or agents and tenants will be subject to the new rules. Tenants may be entitled to terminate a letting agreement and require the return of any rent and deposit paid up front, or claim a discount or damages, if they have been subject to misleading actions or aggressive practices.

Full story available from LandlordZone: http://www.landlordzone.co.uk/news/new-consumer-protection-rules-affect-landlords

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