Tag Archives: Letting Agent

Extent of Subletting Without Permission Revealed

The level of subletting by tenants in private rented property without the landlord’s permission has been revealed and it will come as a surprise for many. Research has revealed that one in six tenants have rented out all, or part, of their rented property to someone who was not named on the lease. Of those […]

Letting agents say rent rises are falling

Letting agents from around the UK are reporting that the rate of rental increases is beginning to fall for the first time in 2015, according to research. The Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) is also saying that following a surge in supply of rental property in July, accommodation has fallen to June levels. On […]

Landlords warned that fake passport use is on the rise

Landlords and letting agents in the UK are being warned that potential tenants are increasingly using fake passports to gain tenancy of properties, according to Keysafe Tenant Vetting. The firm says that the number of incidents it is seeing with prospective tenants offering false documentation has soared. Keysafe’s managing director, Gareth Fowler, said that the […]

New letting agent law won’t protect landlord cash

The new law requiring letting agents to sign up with an ombudsman scheme for handling complaints offers no financial protection for landlords, warns the British Property Federation (BPF).

Minister reins in rogue letting agents with redress scheme

Housing minister Mark Prisk is backing the first step to regulate rogue letting agents with a new last-minute law.

Landlords have more deposit protection choice

Landlords have more choice over how to safeguard tenant deposits after changes in the market at the start of April 2013.

Has Rightmove got letting fees disclaimer wrong?

Popular property website Rightmove has added disclaimers to all home rental adverts after letting agents were carpeted by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA).

Letting agent complaints overwhelm ombudsman

Complaints about letting agents have soared in the past year, according to figures from The Property Ombudsman.

Letting agent gambles away £12,000 tenant deposits

A Plymouth estate agent has admitted that he gambled away £12,000 that tenants had given as deposits on properties.

Third HMO licensing fine for rogue letting agent

Letting agent Mohammed Khubaib has to pay fines and costs of more than £4,000 after facing magistrates for the third time for running a shared house without a licence.