Some 40 per cent of letting agents in England have not yet signed up to a mandatory redress scheme - and in less than two weeks' time they risk a fine of £5,000 or even possible closure.
Eviction and rent collection specialist Landlord Assist is the latest body to be concerned about the private members’ bill being introduced by Liberal Democrat MP Sarah Teather in a bid to control so-called ‘revenge evictions’.
A landlord criticised for letting tiny apartments which one national newspaper described as “worse than prison cells” has hit back - and says he should be given an award.
There is growing concern that a government-backed Private Members’ Bill, attempting to outlaw so-called ‘revenge evictions’, may lack the evidence to justify a change in the law.
A council has prosecuted a private landlord for the third time in two years for breaches of the Housing Act 2004 and failures to propery manage HMOs.
A tenant has been ordered to pay almost £11,000 after trying to private let a housing association property on which he already owed £3,000 in unpaid rent.
easyProperty, which launches today after months of anticipation within the industry, says it will ultimately expand to handle room rentals as well as its current lettings offering.
A sweet-toothed lettings agent has been sacked after being caught on camera stealing a bar of chocolate from a property he was showing to prospective tenants.