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The zero option

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A raft of new products aims to replace tenancy deposits, Andrea Kirkby reviews the current offerings and where it may all end.

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Tenancy law update: ASTs and ‘other’ lets

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ASTs (Assured Shorthold Tenancies) were introduced in the Housing Act 1988; the Housing Act 1996 amended this legislation. Frances Burkinshaw discusses the impact on today’s lettings market.

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More new regulations!

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Without a doubt, over the years some landlords have mistreated their tenants, says Frances Burkinshaw, which has had the effect of beginning to spoil business for the good landlords.

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Holiday Lets and the Law

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The use of the term ‘Holiday Let’ is often misused and is bandied about as a heading for a ‘Short Let’ – but this could prove very dangerous in certain circumstances as…

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Summed up: letting industry legal changes

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The Government chose April Fools’ Day to announce stricter regulations for letting and managing agents – but, says Jeremy Leaf, it’s being taken very seriously.

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Lock up your data!

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is imminent – the new regulations come into force on 25th May. Workshops are filling up, consultants’ diaries are blocked out, yet, says, Andrea Kirkby, some…

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