Lettings agents are still incredibly vulnerable

Thursday 24 November 2016

30 years after Suzy Lamplugh disappeared, lettings agents are still incredibly vulnerable says Danielle Jones of Suzy Lamplugh Trust. She catches up with Liz, an estate agent from Gateshead to hear her story from the late 90s, which still send shivers down her spine and is a lesson of which can still be learnt for lettings agents and estate agents today.

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Chancellor announces plans to ban letting agent fees to tenants in England

Wednesday 23 November 2016

As part of today’s Autumn Statement the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Phillip Hammond, confirmed plans to ban letting agents' fees to tenants in England. The details of this important announcement are still very unclear but the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) will consult ahead of bringing forward legislation.

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What does the Autumn Statement mean for letting agents?

Wednesday 23 November 2016

2016 has been a crazy year for letting agents who have had to get to grips with an unprecedented amount of legislation and regulation. However, this paled into insignificance compared to the latest blow dealt by Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Autumn Statement when he announced that there is to be a ban on letting agent fees.

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NFoPP Awarding Body qualifications - a candidates view

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Qualifications and learning are more important than ever in today's incredibly fast moving lettings industry which has seen dramatic changes over the last couple of years, and NFoPP Awarding Body offer some of the best qualifications in the business.

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London Thames River Crossing Given Go Ahead

Friday 18 November 2016

Sadiq Khan has signalled the go ahead for three new Thames river crossings, including the four-lane Silvertown Tunnel. They are expected to provide a major boost for residential development in east London.

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Passport, wallet, sink? Tenants reveal all!

Wednesday 16 November 2016

In a recent survey tenants have revealed the strangest items they feel are 'fair game' to take when moving out and you would not believe what some of them are!

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Begin your journey to becoming a full member today!

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Are you still a student ARLA Inventories member? Then why not upgrade your membership. In order to become a Full member first of all you'll need to pass the NFoPP Technical Award in Residential Inventory Management & Practice.

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Co-authoring the Autumn Statement

Monday 14 November 2016

October’s headlines shouted loudly about dark clouds overhanging the rental sector, with new landlord regulations, higher taxes and client money protection all threatening to come down in buckets.

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Tough new penalties for using a mobile phone whilst driving

Monday 14 November 2016

Using a mobile phone whilst driving has been an offence since 2003. The government has now proposed changes to current policy to increase the penalty for anyone who is found to be using a hand-held mobile device when driving.

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Rent Smart Wales reminder

Monday 14 November 2016

In just over one weeks time all letting agents in Wales (and the wider UK who either let or manage rental properties in Wales) must be suitably trained and licensed to carry out letting or property management activities.

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Have you logged your CPD for 2016?

Monday 14 November 2016

With the end of the year nearing, now is the time if you haven’t already, to log your CPD. This needs to be completed no later than 31 January 2017.

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Have your say on HSE's Gas Safety Consultation

Friday 11 November 2016

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on changes to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, which include making the timing of landlords’ annual gas safefty checks more flexible and clarifying that only gas safety defects should be recorded.

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Proposals to ban 'To Let' boards in Belfast

Thursday 10 November 2016

On Monday 7 November 2016 Belfast City Council opened a public consultation to gather the views of residents, letting agents and landlords on whether to ban “To Let” boards in the Queens, Stranmillis, Botanix, Holyland and Malone areas of the city.

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Welsh Government explain how they will deliver on affordable homes

Wednesday 09 November 2016

The Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children Carl Sargeant made a statement to Assembly Members (AMs) providing an overview of the approach the Welsh Government would be taking to deliver their target of an additional 20,000 affordable homes.

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