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Rogue agents fined £1.2m by Trading Standards

ARLA Propertymark wants to see the government get tough on rogue letting agents following reports that Trading Standards in London fined agents £1.2m over the last 15 months.

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GFW Letting Experiences 13% increase in Managed Property Despite National Decline in Supply

GFW Letting, have experienced an increase of 13% in year-on-year managed property despite there being a decline on a national scale for the 20th successive month (June 2019: Residential Market Survey, RICS).

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Tenant Fee Ban 2019: are you ready?

23rd November 2016… a date to remember for letting agents across England and Wales; the date the Tenant Fee Ban was first announced as part of the Autumn statement. Over 24 months later, the Tenant Fee Bill 2019 has finally come into place. However, (and scarily), many lettings agents and landlords don’t understand the potential impact the act will have. Donna Cheney, Head of Lettings, discusses the impact on the industry as well as tenants.

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New legislation to abolish Section 21 evictions?

Yesterday, the UK Government announced plans to consult on new legislation to abolish Section 21 evictions – so called ‘no-fault’ evictions in England. This will effectively create open-ended tenancies, and lead to what the Government believe will be more effective means of getting their property back when they genuinely need to do so.

Section 21

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Right to Rent scheme breaches human rights law

Rules aimed at preventing illegal immigrants from renting properties are “discriminatory” and breach human rights laws, the High Court has ruled. The “right to rent” scheme, which requires landlords to check the immigration status of tenants, was introduced in England in 2016. Judges said it would be illegal to roll it out in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland without further evaluation (for the full story please click here).

Donna Cheney

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