Category Archives: Fees

Citizens Advice argues Tenant Fees Bill ‘not tough enough’

Following the second reading of the Tenants’ Fees Bill in the House of Lords last week, Citizens Advice have come out swinging. The charity is now arguing for even stricter regulation, following a claim that over a third of tenants … Continue reading

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AXA: Rental Standards have made “significant leaps forward” but there’s still a long way to go…

According to a new report published by AXA, there have been significant leaps forward in the standards of the private rental sector since 2014. However, there is still some way to go in terms of improving safety standards. The report … Continue reading

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New DPS figures find cleaning and damage dominate list of deposit disputes

New data released this week by the Deposit Protection Service (DPS) has found that cleaning and property damage are among the most common reasons for landlords and agents to make deposit deductions. The data charts results going back over the … Continue reading

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Shelter told ‘vilifying letting agents won’t solve housing problems’

The report ‘End DSS Discrimination’ published by the National Housing Federation and Shelter this week has attracted a strong rebuke from the National Approved Lettings Scheme (NALS). The report received widespread attention in the media, continuing recent media hostilities towards … Continue reading

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Mydeposits chief executive hits back at ‘broken system’ Which? report

The chief executive of mydeposits has hit back at a new Which? report published this week calling for reform of the deposit system for tenants in the private rented sector. Eddie Hooker highlighted that since their introduction 12 years ago, … Continue reading

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Longer term tenancies: financial incentives &lower letting fees?

The Government has said it is open to tax or cash incentives to encourage landlords to move towards longer term three-year tenancies. A consultation released on the 2nd July by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government unveiled plans … Continue reading

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Want simpler and easier property management? Rent to families

With more than 1,000 responses to the latest quarterly research panel from the National Landlords Association shows that landlords who rent to families and young couples spend on average one full working day a week on property management. The panel … Continue reading

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