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1st June 2019 – the end of tenant fees

Frances Burkinshaw
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"On 1st June there will, no doubt, be a surge in agents’ fees to landlords as the Tenant Fees Ban comes into effect, so, says Frances Burkinshaw, how will you survive?"

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Right to refund

Katrine Sporle
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"A buyer paid a reservation deposit and a buyer’s premium but the sale did not go ahead, so should the agent repay the fees? Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman supported the claim…

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Creating a good first impression

Julian O'Dell
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"We are in need of more listings, but with strong local competition, fees are under huge pressure. We need to present an impressive image and back it up – but how?"

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How to win business

Julian O'Dell

"Instructions continue to be tough to come by and we are scrapping for them against competitors who continue to undercut on fees. Any tips on winning this particular ongoing battle?

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New protection for tenants and landlords

PROPERTYdrum

Letting agents are now required to publish full details of the fees they charge. In addition, agents are also obliged to state whether or not they are a member of a client…

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Mortgage rates hit nine-year low

The Negotiator
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Interest rates on mortgages have hit record lows, but borrowers are being hit with higher fees, as banks look to protect their profit margins, according to figures from Moneyfacts.co.uk. The average interest…

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Local tragedy sparks campaign against letting fees

Nigel lewis

A councillor in Southend, Essex has vowed to do battle with local agents who charge tenants high letting fees after his son killed himself over the cost of renting a flat. Southend independent…

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Commission disputes

Christopher Hamer, The Property Ombudsman

Avoid commission disputes: remember that only one fee is payable,” says Christopher Hamer, The Property Ombudsman.

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