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Deposits are deposits!

Katrine Sporle
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"Landlords complained that the agent used a deposit as rental payment. Further rent payments were missed and eventually the landlords won a possession order. However, says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman, they…

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Nightclubs and niggles

Katrine Sporle
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A tenant was unhappy about various matters, primarily that the agent ‘lied’ about the nightclubs near the property...

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Selling a rental property

Katrine Sporle
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"A landlord, who wanted to sell his rental property, complained to The Property Ombudsman about two issues: the estate agent’s viewing arrangements and their financial evaluation of the buyer, reports Katrine Sporle,…

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Fraudulent tenant references

Katrine Sporle
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"A landlord was concerned about the referencing of one particular tenant. He believed that the application was likely to be fraudulent and sought compensation from the agent, reports Katrine Sporle, The Property…

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Policing property

Joanne Christie
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Agents do suffer criticism and in some cases it may be justified. But the industry does self-police more effectively than some believe, as Joanne Christie found out.

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Understanding the terms of an agency agreement

Katrine Sporle
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"Having signed a 16-week sole agency agreement, a sale was agreed but fell through and the sellers' niece bought the property. The agency charged the sellers the full commission. Unacceptable, says Katrine…

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