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Plans to allow sub-letting would be “catastrophic”

Concerns are growing over “catastrophic”plans to permit private tenants to sub-let their tenancies in England, while a Scottish housing organisation is calling on the Scottish Government to introduce a new law banning…

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Property Redress Scheme attracts 3,000 members

More than 3,000 individual residential property agents and professionals are now signed up to the Property Redress Scheme (PRS), new figures show. The new consumer redress scheme for the property industry, authorised…

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Government makes it harder to license landlords

Reforms to the Selective Licensing scheme, announced last week by Brandon Lewis (left), the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, will further restrict local decision making powers making it harder for…

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COMMENT

This year a bright and harsh light has been shone onto the letting industry. Agents now face compulsory redress scheme registration and there’s a voluntary code for property management. And model tenancies…

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End of revenge evictions

The House of Lords late last week approved a Government amendment to the Deregulation Bill which will bring an end to so-called ‘revenge evictions’ by private sector landlords tired of moaning tenants.…

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