Scottish Labour party’s Bill to crackdown further on rents

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Consultation is underway on Scottish Labour’s ‘Mary Barbour Bill’ in which if passed, will create further controls on rents.

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Opinion of Scottish Legal Counsel received on Short Assured Tenancies

Wednesday 22 May 2019

ARLA Propertymark has sought Opinion of Counsel on the status of existing Short Assured Tenancies (SAT) following the Private Housing Tenancies (Scotland) Act 2016 coming into force.

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Most affordable homes in England and Wales

Wednesday 22 May 2019

The latest data from the Office of National Statistics has revealed where the most affordable places to buy a home are in England and Wales based on the ratio of the average salary and the average property price.

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Google on the high street - how to win the battle

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Founder of Emarketeers and search marketing expert, Jonathan Saipe wrote an article for Propertymark Professional where he shares the top-tips for High Street businesses in order to stand out and be seen on Google.

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Are you nurturing your successes?

Tuesday 21 May 2019

More and more companies are taking the plunge and employing apprentices and, with 77 per cent of employers believing that apprentices make their business more competitive, it is easy to see why.

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How to fight cyber crime

Tuesday 21 May 2019

Estate agents need to adapt to the ever present and increasing threat that comes from unscrupulous hackers and online criminals.

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The Tenant Fees Act – help is at hand

Monday 20 May 2019

If you are in the property industry it cannot have escaped you that a major change is afoot for landlords, letting agents and tenants.

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Welsh fee ban passes into law

Friday 17 May 2019

On 15 May the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Bill received Royal Assent. It is now an Act and will come into force on 1 September 2019.

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One third of UK companies have no whistleblowing system

Friday 17 May 2019

Thirty five percent of UK companies have no system in place for employees to raise concerns about behaviour of colleagues, but it has a more firmly entrenched culture that other European countries.

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Post-Brexit Right to Rent guidance issued

Thursday 16 May 2019

New guidance on Right to Rent checks for EU citizens after Britain leaves the European Union has been published by the UK government.

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Manchester City Council to hold HMO drop-in events

Monday 13 May 2019

All private landlords and/or agents who let out a property from 1 October 2018 to five or more unrelated people who share amenities (kitchen, bathroom, etc.) must obtain a licence in order to continue operating and comply with legislation.

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Help shape future Right to Rent service in England

Monday 13 May 2019

The Home Office is urging landlords or agents in England who are/have checked tenants with BRCs and BRPs to come forward in order to shape their online Right to Rent service.

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5 ways to help get ready for the fees ban

Thursday 09 May 2019

In less than a month the Tenant Fees Act 2019 will officially end most letting agent fees charged to tenants. It’s the biggest change to hit the lettings industry in decades. Are you ready?

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Latest Scottish Letting Agent Registration figures released

Thursday 02 May 2019

The Scottish Government has confirmed 562 agents have had their applications approved and have now been issued with a Letting Agent Registration Number (LARN). This is on a total of 914 applications received to date.

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MPs hear evidence on 'no DSS' adverts

Wednesday 01 May 2019

The Work and Pensions Select Committee heard from three panels of witnesses on the subject of the ‘No DSS’ adverts in the private rented sector.

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Scottish Government consults on short-term lets

Wednesday 01 May 2019

The Scottish Government is asking for views on the regulation of short-term lets in Scotland on the back of the significant growth.

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