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Mother and daughter property fraud pair jailed

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A mother and daughter team who helped a Dubai-based gang make a false £1.2 million application for a bridging loan by taking the identity of a deceased Kensington landlady have been jailed…

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Trading Standards warning over silent killer

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The Trading Standards Service has issued a warning to consumers after independent tests on CO alarms found that eight out of 10 failed British Standards tests. The warning comes as new Smoke…

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Landlords’ body voice concerns over sub-letting

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has expressed concern over controversial plans to allow private tenants to sub-let their tenancies in England, announced by the Chancellor in the Budget last month. The Chairman…

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TDS issues reminder on Immigration Act

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New legislation on the Right to Rent came into effect on 14th November 2016 and The Tenancy Deposit Scheme has issued a reminder for letting agents.

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Righting the wrongs

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When a vendor was recently advised by the estate agent to reduce his asking price and complete additional works on the property, it seemed like sound advice to speed up the sale…

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Stamp duty changes save homebuyers £701m

The Stamp Duty Land Tax reforms that were introduced in December last year have saved UK homeowners £701million in the six months since the changes came into force, according to myhomemove. The…

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