New recommendations from the Regulation of Property Agents Report (RoPA) could signal the beginning a new era for estate agents and letting agents alike.
Wales is the next country to be hit by a ban on tenant fees, when new legislation comes into effect on 1st September 2019.
We round up the biggest stories from the private rented sector around the world, visiting Europe, the US, Canada and Australasia.
Selective licensing schemes should be retained but could be improved with introduction of a national register of landlords, along with a number of other recommendations from an independent review of the schemes' effectiveness.
Your guide to the English Tenant Fees Act and what letting agents and landlords need to be know about how it affects rent, tenancy and holding deposits, default payments and payments for assignment, novation or variation of a tenancy and early termination of a tenancy.
Deposit replacement schemes are becoming increasingly popular - but how do they actually work? We've put together a guide to the pros and cons of deposit replacement schemes for tenants, landlords and letting agents.
Letting agents who try to cut corners to save money in the face of increasing lettings legislation risk “getting into more trouble than they would have done before these changes,” says former ARLA Propertymark President Frances Burkinshaw.
The Tenant Fees Act introduced strict rules around when letting agents and landlords can retain a holding deposit and when they should return it, emphasising the importance of knowing your referencing criteria well - and pre-qualifying all of your applicants.
The Tenant Fees Act becomes law on 1st June 2019 and will apply to all assured shorthold tenancies agreed from this date. But what does this mean for your existing tenancy agreements?
Purchasing another agency is a complicated process, but can help you achieve growth much quicker if managed well, says a Joint Venture partner at a student accommodation provider that's expanded nationwide.