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Legal snapshot: The Tenant Fees Act 2019

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The new legislation is now in place, letting agencies must immediately abide by the new regime, but there’s a great deal to understand. Laura Bushaway, Knowledge Development Lawyer, Charles Russell Speechlys, sets…

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Regulation & Law

Essential updates: tenancy deposits

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Not so long ago, tenants paid a cash deposit and the agent looked after it until the end of the tenancy. Now it’s ‘all change’, says Lisa Isaacs but which way is…

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Tenant Fees Ban: two months on

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Most agents and landlords planned for this event by tightening up their operation. Some, also, says Frances Burkinshaw, cut some corners to minimise the loss of income.

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Tenant Fees Act: Life after the ban

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Nigel Lewis looks at how the repercussions of the Tenant Fees Act are panning out across the industry – and the realistic opportunities that agents have to recoup lost income.

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Regulation & Law

More publicity please!

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“The Tenant Fees Act is a one month old,” says Frances Burkinshaw. “I am wondering how many people, outside the industry, will know about this new legislation.”

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Regulation & Law

The blame game

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Here’s another example, says Frances Burkinshaw, of the Government suddenly calling a consultation on tenants being refused rental property if they are in receipt of Housing Benefit.

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