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Home Office launches campaign to help letting agents avoid letting properties to criminal ‘County Lines’ gangs

The Home Office launches campaign to help letting agents avoid letting their property to criminal ‘County Lines’ gangs Urban drug dealing gangs are moving into rural towns and coastal communities, where they rent properties and establish a base. The National … Continue reading

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We MEES Again, Mr Bond!

A new consultation was launched in the run-up to Xmas focusing on plans to amend upcoming minimum energy efficiency standards so that landlords may no longer exempt their property due to a lack of third-party funding. The Department for Business, Energy & … Continue reading

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Are you assessing fire risks properly?

In the aftermath of the recent tragic events in London, questions are quite rightly being asked about the fire safety of rented homes. Understandably, most of the focus has so far been on social housing; specifically the risks posed by … Continue reading

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Mandatory Client Money Protection Recommended by Parliament

A parliamentary working group appointed to examine client money protection insurance (CMP) in the private rented sector has recommended Government move forward with the mandating of CMP for agents in England that handle client money. A report has been published by … Continue reading

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Would you Adam and Eve it!

In case you missed Mayoral Questions this week (yes, that really is a thing they do the London Assembly) Sadiq Khan was asked to provide an update on progress towards his pledge to establish a ‘London Lettings Agency’. For those … Continue reading

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Windows: They’re just sh*t doors!

When you work for a trade association, especially one representing letting agents, you hear some very strange statements. For instance, the title of this blog relates a description of doors I genuinely heard uttered last week. I’m not entirely sure … Continue reading

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Housing White Paper: What’s in it for Agents?

The wait is over! Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, has spoke. He has told us all that the housing market is ‘broken’ and we need ‘more houses’. Radical thinking, I don’t know where they get their ideas. As well as these … Continue reading

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