Tagged: Dispute Resolution

Cleanliness main reason for security deposit disputes

Cleanliness main reason for security deposit disputes

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has highlighted increasing security deposit disputes due to the unacceptable condition in which many tenants vacate properties at the end of their tenancies. The main disputes centre on...




SAFEAGENT AWARENESS WEEK 12 to 18 May 2014

SAFEAGENT AWARENESS WEEK 12 to 18 May 2014

Since its launch last year the SAFEagent campaign has made giant strides in promoting the importance to landlords and tenants of identifying agents who are part of Client Money Protection Schemes. Landlords and tenants...




30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

30% rise in section 21 possession claims reported

Landlord Action says tackling ‘retaliatory eviction’ needs more resource to guarantee accuracy. Landlord Action’s latest figures show a 30% rise in claims for possession under Section 21 over the last six months, raising concerns...




Compulsory redress schemes for UK letting and property management agents confirmed

Compulsory redress schemes for UK letting and property management agents confirmed

All letting and property management agents in the UK will be required to join an approved redress scheme later this year under new plans announced by Housing Minister Kris Hopkins. Millions of tenants and...




Big rise in complaints to ombudsman about letting agents

Big rise in complaints to ombudsman about letting agents

There was a 23% rise in complaints to the Property Ombudsman last year, according to its annual report, published this morning. While most of the 16,378 inquiries did not proceed beyond the initial complaint...




Calls for quicker evictions to help landlords and good tenants

Calls for quicker evictions to help landlords and good tenants

A swifter and more streamlined eviction process in the buy to let sector would encourage more landlords to enter the market and provide a greater choice of properties for reliable tenants looking for private rental accommodation,...




Few UK residential tenants end up losing money from their deposit, survey finds

Few UK residential tenants end up losing money from their deposit, survey finds

Few tenants in the private rented sector in the UK end up having deposit deductions at the end of their tenancy, new research shows. Just 9% have had their landlord or letting agent retain money according...




Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Ruling brings clarity for landlords

Brokers say a recent Court of Appeal ruling on standard rental agreements provides clarity and will help avoid costly legal battles. The case related to tenant Miss Taylor, who took out an assured shorthold...




Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

It is good news that the UK government is going ahead with its Tenants Charter that will better protect renters from the worst excesses of rogue landlords and lettings agents and it is much...