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Half of tenants believe the tenancy application process is slow and outdated, according to market research company, Populus, who conducted a survey on behalf of tenancy software specialist OnBoard Pro. 1,000 Private…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