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07/11/2017
 
A letting agent was caught with his pants down inside a landlord’s property, it has been claimed. Victoria Whitlock, writing her regular landlord column in the London Evening Standard, does not name the agent but says: “I swear every wor... read more �
 
02/11/2017
 
Lettings agents can expect a ‘big bang’ day of sweeping changes for the industry. A multi-pronged swathe of regulations will hit them at the same time after the Government revealed it will link the tenant fee ban, introduction of mandato... read more �
 
01/11/2017
 
Lettings agents in England will face civil and criminal charges for flouting a ban on fees, the Government has revealed as it finally prepares to unveil its Draft Tenants’ Fees Bill today. It will create a civil offence with a fine of £5... read more �
 
01/11/2017
 
An agent who rented out empty homes which were for sale through his employer’s agency pocketed the best part of £10,000 in rent and deposits. Andrew Boyne, 34, is now awaiting sentencing. He advertised the properties for rent on Gumtree... read more �
 
31/10/2017
 
The Chancellor has been urged to scrap Stamp Duty Land Tax in the forthcoming Budget. Separately, a tax specialist has called for an end to landlord bashing. The Adam Smith Institute says that axing Stamp Duty would help solve the housing crisis and... read more �
 
30/10/2017
 
A householder fed up with receiving flyers from a firm of estate agents has won his court battle to have them banned, in what could be a landmark ruling. He successfully argued that there was no right to use his path to deliver the leaflets. George... read more �
 
26/10/2017
 
Adding insulation to suspended timber ground floors commonly found in homes in the UK built before the Second World War can reduce heat loss by up to 92%. Research from the University of Sheffield and University College London has found that this si... read more �
 
25/10/2017
 
Home owners looking to put their property on the market to sell often look at what will help them get a good deal but now new research reveals what is likely to have devalued the price of a home. The things most likely to devalue a home include sola... read more �
 
24/10/2017
 
Prime property prices in London have returned to 2013 levels, falling by 12% from their peak in 2014 but the decline is slowing, down just 0.3% in the third quarter of this year compared with 2016. Sales have remained resilient and in effect the mar... read more �
 
23/10/2017
 
A ban on referral fees could have a “catastrophic” impact on the estate agency sector – and in particular trigger a “monumental” decline in corporate agencies. The Call for Evidence into the process of buying and sellin... read more �
 
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