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NALS reframes Fair Fees Forum after ban bombshell

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This afternoon the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) announced how its recently-launched Fair Fees Forum will adapt to the ‘surprise’ announcement of a total ban on tenants fees by Philip Hammond last…

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Will Wales now copy England’s fees ban?

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High-profile Labour Welsh Assembly Member (AM) Jenny Rathbone has called for a tenant fees ban in Wales, despite voting against a similar proposal by Plaid Cymru last year. Her comments follow a…

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Autumn Statement: Hammond confirms letting fees ban

As expected Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has announced this lunchtime in his Autumn Statement that letting fees for tenants are to be banned outright “to improve competition in the private…

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BBC says 76% of tenants want lettings reform

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The BBC has waded into the lettings reform debate after Victoria Derbyshire’s show on BBC 2 revealed that 76% of the 1,000+ people it polled want the government to regulate how homes…

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Is conveyancing reform FINALLY going to happen?

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The Conveyancing Association has published a White Paper that calls for a radical shake-up of the sales process in England and Wales after revealing that most estate agents are dissatisfied with its…

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Brighton to pilot smaller To Let boards

Brighton and Hove letting agents who use To Let boards to advertise properties within the city may soon have to reduce the size of their signs and only mount them flush on…

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NALS Fair Fees Forum meets to head off a ban

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The Fair Fees Forum set up last month by the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS) met yesterday for the first time to consider the contentious issue of excessive fees charged to tenants…

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