Claim is made by leading recruiter for industry which says smaller independent estate agents will be hit hardest.
But rent activists are concerned that some agents intend to flout new laws
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (Act) has recently been enacted and is due to come into full force on 1st June 2019. The key provisions of the Act restrict the kinds of payments that landlords and letting agents can require and prohibit certain arrangements in connection with the letting of housing in England.
Almost half of landlords and letting agents are more likely to remove some or all of their investment in the private rented sector as a result of the Government’s plans to end Section 21 repossessions, a new survey has found.
A new enforcement team, led by National Trading Standards, has been set up to provide greater protection for tenants in England from letting agents who charge illegal tenant fees.
The residential lettings sector in the UK is facing more reform with a new regulatory framework currently being drawn up by a property working party, it has been confirmed.
CMP legislation has today become law and any agents not registered with one of the six schemes are now trading illegally.
All letting agents in the private rented sector in England will have to sign up to a scheme protecting both renters’ and landlords’ money under new laws by 01 April this year.
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.
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