Letting agents are being accused of double-charging - levying fees on tenants and landlords for the same service - by an insurance company.
Property sharing website SpareRoom claims that UK rents have risen far beyond the income of tenants, with Scotland and London becoming the least affordable locations.
Landlord Assist is the latest lettings organisation to voice concern over legal changes which will oblige letting agents and landlords to police the immigration status of tenants.
Romans is stepping up its strategy of expanding around London commuter areas, and particularly making inroads into destinations likely to see increased demand thanks to Crossrail.
A landlord has been ordered to pay £3,040 by a court for renting out a loft room which tenants could only access by going on all fours up a staircase.
The location of a letting agency office is the most influential characteristic which persuades a landlord to ask the agent to undertake a valuation.
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