Tagged: letting agents

TPO Scotland officially launched

TPO Scotland officially launched

To officially mark the launch of TPO Scotland, The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme has unveiled two new versions of its Code of Practice for sales and lettings agents operating in Scotland. Christopher Hamer, the...




SAFEagent Awareness Week

SAFEagent Awareness Week

SAFEagent awareness week begins today.  Now in its fourth year they have over 3,000 lettings agents across the UK participating in the annual initiative, aimed at raising consumer awareness of the importance of choosing an...




Simple way to catch criminal landlords highlighted by RLA

Simple way to catch criminal landlords highlighted by RLA

The Residential Landlords Association has suggested that council tax forms, which occupants are legally obliged to complete when they move into a new property, should be amended to require that the tenure of a...




66% of students experienced problems with the way their property is managed

66% of students experienced problems with the way their property is managed

A new report, What Students Seek, compiled by Glide Utilities found that while three quarters of students are satisfied with their shared accommodation, this figure has been in slow decline year-on-year with 66% of...




Landlords and Letting Agents await details of proposed mandatory licensing

Landlords and Letting Agents await details of proposed mandatory licensing

The private rented sector in the UK said it is surprised about proposals to introduce a mandatory licensing system due to be in the Queen’s Speech at the opening of the new parliament this...




Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

Industry welcomes new proposals for UK landlords

The National Landlords Association (NLA) has welcomed new proposals concerning immigration that will impact the country’s private rented sector. They include powers for councils to crack down on unscrupulous landlords, allowing landlords to evict...




Guidance for agents in relation to display fees

Guidance for agents in relation to display fees

With the legal requirement to display details of all charges on websites and in offices coming into force on 27th May, the Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) has created a set of templates...




Buy to let loans in March up 21 per cent compared to March 2014

Buy to let loans in March up 21 per cent compared to March 2014

Latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show there were 18,200 buy to let loans in March – up 12 per cent on the previous month and up 21 per cent compared to March 2014. Buy...




Sitting tenants becoming the choice of landlords

Sitting tenants becoming the choice of landlords

According to a new report by Countrywide Residential Lettings, the number of properties bought with a sitting tenant has reached its highest level since 2005, accounting for 11% of all property purchases by landlords....