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ASA upholds two complaints against online agent

Housesimple

Complaints about savings claims by online agent HouseSimple both on its website and within a recent TV ad have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The watchdog has issued a…

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Landlord jailed for evading tax of over £150,000

A landlord who evaded over £150,000 in Capital Gains Tax from the sale of properties has been jailed for two years and three months at Winchester Crown Court (pictured, right). Following an…

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Property Ombudsman expels three agents

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) is on track to expel more members this year than in 2016 after three agents were expelled in one go yesterday. Last year TPO kicked out nine agents…

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Scarborough landlord licensing scheme launched

Landlord licensing has gone live in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough bringing the total number of towns and cities to introduce schemes over the past two years to over 35 local…

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Consultation starts on Welsh letting fees ban

The government in Wales has launched its formal consultation on a Welsh letting fees ban in preparation for legislation, with a deadline for agents and landlords to respond of 27th September. Once…

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