Tagged: legal requirements

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...




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...




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...




March Madness – Fees and Transparency

March Madness – Fees and Transparency

They say March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb …. well the weather most certainly has not, but for lettingsthe lion definitely came before the lamb this March.  At the start of...




Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Arrears and void periods fall – NLA

Void periods in the private rental sector have fallen to their lowest average level in over a year according to research from the National Landlords Association (NLA).




ARLA calls for regulation to put ‘wheeler dealers’ out of business

ARLA calls for regulation to put ‘wheeler dealers’ out of business

As the sell-out ARLA annual conference opens this morning, the organisation has come up with a proposal for the mandatory regulation of the entire residential property sector.




Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Student Landlords/Agents – When do you register a “new” deposit?

Interesting discussion on lodging deposits from Property118 I recently had to renew my membership of mydeposits. Part of this process involved sending in a copy of my client deposit account bank statement. Immediately back...




EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC Regulations – should landlords sell band F and G rated flats?

EPC regulations are beginning to worry many landlords so I would like to raise this question; “should landlords be selling leasehold flats with a Band F & G EPC rating now?” Just in case...




Agents not yet complying with advertising ruling on displaying fees

Agents not yet complying with advertising ruling on displaying fees

Virtually no letting agents appear to be complying with the Advertising Standards ruling that they must show tenancy charges in their adverts as well as the rent. They seem to be awaiting advice from...