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.
Glasgow has taken action against the rise in the number of flats in residential blocks being let out on a short term basis, including Airbnb.
The deposit paid by tenants in the private rented sector as a security is to be reduced from six weeks to five weeks for tenancies rented out for under £50,000 a year, it has been announced.
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.
Thousands of online property adverts in England are discriminating against tenants who are in receipt of housing benefit, a study says.
Housing Minister Heather Wheeler announces plans to raise standards across the property agent sector.
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.
Countrywide’s new management has taken immediate steps to try to stem the loss of market share by the troubled agency group, following the announcement this morning that chief executive Alison Platt is leaving.
Chief executive quits over disappointing sales and lettings business at UK’s largest estate agent
Sajid Javid's newly renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) reveals the ban is some way off.
The government has announced that all letting agents will be required to “satisfy minimum training requirements” in order to trade.
Phillip Hammond announced the eye-catching move last year – but there is still no date for when it is coming into effect
The Competition and Markets Authority has set out precisely what agents and other companies can and cannot do in the event of any discussion about commercially sensitive information on current and intended fees and pricing.
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.
Confidence among property professionals about the health of the real estate market has doubled since last year, according to a new survey.
Property investors, developers and agents controlling a combined £400bn of assets were asked about how optimistic they were about the future of UK real estate, with 29pc saying they were feeling optimistic.
Following the recent estate agent cartel news, Syedur Rahman and Nicola Sharp, of award-winning business crime solicitors Rahman Ravelli, explain why businesses must take care not to become involved in cartel behaviour.
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.
While there has been much focus on the so-called ‘tenant tax’, agents are warned that new legislation coming into force today has been largely overlooked despite its potential significance.
It gives local authorities in England tough new powers to crack down on rogue agents and landlords.
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