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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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Get with the programme, say tenants

Half of tenants believe the tenancy application process is slow and outdated, according to market research company, Populus, who conducted a survey on behalf of tenancy software specialist OnBoard Pro. 1,000 Private…

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Are your HMO landlords licensed?

Many landlords operating Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) properties are doing so without the correct licence in place, risking heavy fines, as well as potentially putting their tenants’ safety at risk, warns…

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Sharp rise in new housing permissions

There has been a significant increase in the volume of housing permissions by local authorities in the last year, according to new figures published by the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF) and Glenigan.…

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Stamp Duty Reform

Every buyer, seller and estate agent in the land would have liked to see Stamp Duty abolished but we all knew that wouldn’t happen. However, George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer,…

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