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New property ID system aims to identify rogue buy to lets

Wednesday 20th January 2021
Letting Agent Today

A new property identification system which has won the backing of ARLA Propertymark and substantial parts of the industry has said rooting out rogue buy to let homes and their owners is a key objective. The system is called the…

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Scrapping of S21 and new transferable deposits likely “very soon”

Thursday 14th January 2021
Letting Agent Today

The long-awaited Renters' Reform Bill, promised 14 months ago, is likely to be introduced to the House of Commons "very soon." The Bill is set…

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UK rent prices are on the rise

Tuesday 12th January 2021
Property Eye

Average rental prices have increased by 2.7% year-on-year to hit £979 per calendar month (pcm), HomeLet's rental index data for December shows. Excluding London, the average rent…

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Updated Covid-19 advice for letting agents

Friday 8th January 2021
Property Eye

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has updated its guidance document setting out general advice and information for the housing industry and those moving home in accordance with the national lockdown announced earlier this week. Given that the housing…

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Agents tell government: Get a grip on rental debt

Friday 8th January 2021
Letting Agent Today

etting agents have joined forces with other players in the rental industry to demand the government finally get a grip on rental debt. ARLA Propertymark has…

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Rental market outlook for 2021

Thursday 7th January 2021
GRAINNE GILMORE

As we look ahead to 2021, it's worth considering how the rental market has changed over the last 12 months, most notably with the emergence of a…

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Pets in Rental Properties: Date set for MPs to debate issue

Thursday 7th January 2021
Letting Agent Today

January 29th is the date set for MPs to hold the Second Reading of a Private Members' Bill aimed at the abolition of no-pet clauses in private rental contracts. Conservative MP Andrew…

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Lockdown regulations mean agents can continue Covid-secure working

Wednesday 6th January 2021
Letting Agent Today

Letting agents and the rental market in England are still in business even during the national lockdown already in force. The…

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LATEST: Government relaxes requirement for Green Homes Grant installers to be registered or certified

Tuesday 5th January 2021
Nigel Lewis

The English government has executed a U-turn on its Green Home Grants Scheme and relaxed the requirement for installers to be Trustmark registered or certified through the previous…

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No Pets: charities back call for reform of rental regulations

Wednesday 11th November 2020
Letting Agent Today

Several pet charities are supporting an attempt by an MP to reform lettings regulations to permit more pets in private rental accommodation. Earlier…

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