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26 July 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Net closes on rogue lettings operator

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A rogue lettings agent who swindled both landlords and tenants out of more than £200,000 was recently handed a custodial sentence. Martin Marcus, 52, of Bushey, had admitted five counts of fraud and was jailed for four and a half …

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Housebuyers can’t be blasé about restrictive covenants

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A recent piece in the Guardian newspaper has reminded homeowners about the potential perils of restrictive covenants. Buyers are advised to be aware of any clauses buried in the small print of a property’s deeds. The covenants in question sometimes …

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27 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in News

Overwhelming majority of city’s tenants don’t do checks on landlords

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Fewer than one in ten Londoners go to the trouble to check their landlord’s credentials, according to new research. The recent study, conducted by a city removals firm, found that just eight per cent carried out due diligence on the …

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1 June 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Property Disputes

Landlord taken to task over deposits

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A landlord who was found to have kept almost £7,000 in tenants’ deposits has been barred from renting out properties.

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31 March 2016 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Real Estate

Too many landlords not protecting their tenants’ deposits

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New research conducted by a leading think tank has revealed that one in six UK landlords are not using official deposit protection schemes.

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19 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) platform is now live

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The European Commission has announced that the ODR platform is now accessible to consumers and traders.

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8 February 2016 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Call for landlord licensing scheme

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A report recently published by Citizens Advice has set out the arguments for a new licensing scheme to be rolled out across England.

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18 December 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Survey sheds light on landlord and tenant disputes

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Other issues likely to cause friction include property damage, redecoration of the premises and rent arrears, according to a new study. The research, carried out by Imfuna Let, found that while cleaning was a common cause of tensions, the average …

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30 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Majority of estate agents don’t check about neighbour disputes

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Recent research suggests that 60 per cent of estate agents do not check with sellers about any ongoing disputes with neighbours.

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24 November 2015 0 Comments Posted in News

Lack of awareness about new consumer rights

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Over a third of people are unaware of the new Consumer Rights Act A survey carried out by Which? found that 34 per cent of people were unaware of the new legislation, which came into force at the beginning of …

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26 October 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

New legislation aims to tackle retaliatory evictions

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Tenants have far greater legal protection under new laws which came into force earlier this month.

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30 September 2015 0 Comments Posted in Dispute Resolution, Opinion

Fears landlords are unprepared for Right to Rent rules

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Concerns have been raised about the Government’s “Right to Rent” policy, which is set to be rolled out across the country from next month.

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