The Property Ombudsman has issued guidance on dual fees where two estate agents have been instructed and both are claiming a fee for selling a property, an issue that is a regular source of complaints.
The Property Ombudsman has warned estate agents to stop carrying on with sales when they are aware that they did not initiate the introduction.
New guidance has been published on referral fees received by estate agents across the UK, which will make previously hidden fees open and transparent to consumers.
Five senior judges have thrown out an appeal by a developer who believed he didn't have to pay an estate agent a £42,000 fee.
The ban on letting fees in England and a cap on tenancy deposits is set to save renters at least £240 million a year, or up to £70 per household, according to the Ministry of Housing.
Mark Drakeford confirms 'very likely' date for legislation to go live during meeting at student's union in Cardiff.
Tenant fees in the private rented sector in England are set to be banned in under five months time with the new law coming into effect on 01 June this year.
My daughter may pull out of a property purchase – will she have to pay her solicitor for work done so far?
There will be no increase in fees for home buyers in Scotland in 2019, it has been confirmed.
A letting agency has been demanding hundreds of pounds in payment before prospective tenants are allowed to view properties for rent, the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme has found.
Campaigners say new laws going through parliament will not go far enough to stamp out all hidden fees and charges for renters.
We haven’t exchanged contracts yet, but the agent wants more than £1,200 in commission
The legislation that will bring in the tenant fees ban next year sailed through its latest stage in the Commons with few MPs dissenting from the accepted line that the ban is a good idea.
My daughter owns 40% of the flat so surely her association should charge her fees based on her share?
Sajid Javid's newly renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) reveals the ban is some way off.
Phillip Hammond announced the eye-catching move last year – but there is still no date for when it is coming into effect
Property Personnel, which claims to be one of the U.K.'s longest established estate agent recruitment consultancies -- is warning about the extensive impact that the ban on lettings fees in the UK is likely to have, once it comes into effect next year.
The it works is that when a landlord rents a property through a letting agent they are charged a number of fees for their services, however these fees are usually passed onto the tenant.
In a test case of national significance, Camden Council has successfully appealed against Foxtons using the term “administration fees” in their lettings agency work, leading to a penalty charge totalling £18,000.
Shame on Winkworth, the self-styled “largest estate agency brand in London and one of the fastest-growing in England”. Four young guys rent a property via the agency in Herne Hill, south London. One decides to move on so the others search for a new flatmate. The amount of effort put in by the letting agent and landlord? Almost zero. The rent is pretty steep – £2,450 a month for the house – but the flatmates find someone happy to pay their £612.50 share, and dutifully inform Winkworth.
Homeowners living in retirement villages face unfair charges of thousands of pounds each, the Law Commission has found.
After a two-year investigation the Commission said there was "real potential for abuse" in the charging of event or transfer fees.
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