Client money protection service SAFEagent says lettings professionals should “stop moaning about Shelter” and work with the charity to come forward with joint policies to improve the regulation of the sector.
A lettings sector body has made an outspoken attack on tenants, claiming that poor hygiene amongst some of them - students in particular - may be causing pest problems which then have to be resolved by letting agents and landlords.
Figures produced by one of the country’s three rental deposit schemes shows that only a tiny number of tenancies appear to end in deposit disputes.
Landlords have reported a typical void period of only 2.7 weeks for the second quarter of this year, the lowest level seen for two years.
The rivalry between Scottish portals continues with Citylets announcing that a raft of the country’s independent letting agents have signed two and three year contracts.
An agency in Oxford has become the first company to receive funding towards the cost of superfast broadband, in a scheme which could be used by lettings companies across the country.
Britain’s best known and biggest buy-to-let landlords, Fergus and Judith Wilson, are selling their entire portfolio of some 950 homes in the south east of England, in a deal likely to net them an estimated £100m.
An agent being targeted by a group of campaigners opposed to tenants’ fees claims that a rally being held later this month is “part of a nasty witch hunt.”
The National Landlords’ Association has hit back at a jibe by the Labour Party that an expansion in the number of buy-to-let properties in one town would be “a disaster”.