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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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Is it time we had Tinder for letting agents?

The idea of a simple way to rate your letting agent is something that would appeal to many I’m sure, but asking tenants and landlords to swipe right or left to rate their agent would surely create more problems than … Continue reading

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CONFIRMED: Could the election scupper plans to consult letting agents on the fee ban?

UPDATE: DCLG has now confirmed that the consultation workshops scheduled between 28 April and 11 May have been cancelled.    Theresa May has called a snap general election, and assuming that she manages to command the 2/3rd majority she needs … Continue reading

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Have letting agents really been let off the 4MLD hook?

The Fourth Money Laundering Directive – or 4MLD as those trend setters in the Treasury like to say – is apparently not to include letting agencies, so long as their activity is confined to ‘lettings’ and not estate agency services. … Continue reading

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Business Rate Revaluation – will letting agents win or lose?

Update: the government has published a further consultation on business rate reform here:  Gov.uk (Feb 2017)   How will letting agents be affected by April’s business rate revaluation? In reality it will probably depend on where they are located. Many parts … Continue reading

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What a liability!

November 2016 will no doubt be remembered as a month of Earth shattering events. Internationally, the voters of the USA elected Donald J. Trump to the office of President of the United States and domestically the Chancellor of the Exchequer … Continue reading

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To Let and Let Live

Brighton and Hove Council has failed to convince the Government of the need to ban letting agent boards in part of the City. The use of advertising boards is restricted under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, with consent … Continue reading

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