Tenant Referencing Blog

Government sets down rules for redress initiative

Next year's deadline for all letting agencies in England to join an ombudsman scheme has taken a step closer to reality. In a clarification on what the measures will entail, the Government said that

NLA tells councils to return HMO licence fees

After three recent judgements rescinding charges made for HMO licences on the grounds that they were excessive or unlawful, the National Landlords Association has written to every local council in England requesting that

1 in 5 tenants may incur their landlord fines under new immigration laws

The new measures to combat illegal immigration announced in the Queen's Speech earlier on this year continue to court controversy both in the industry and outside of it. The rules place the onus

RLA comes out against Shelter’s newest reform plan

Shelter's model for lettings in the UK has come under fire from a report commissioned by the Residential Landlord's Association, which states that the proposals outlined would only serve to 'fatally undermine' the private

Agents advised to display deposits as well as fees

The deadline for compliance to the new advertising regulations for letting agents is November 1 and the advertising watchdog along with consumer organisation Which? will be paying close attention its implementation. Agents have been

New university year see's student rents climb

This year's growth in student rent has been much quicker compared to the previous year, growing by 8.5% compared to the 5% seen in 2012. New research by website easyroommate paints a disquieting picture

LSL say rents have risen £1 on average since May

LSL say rents have risen £1 on average since May The most recent buy-to-let index from LSL shows rents haven't risen as quickly as inflation over the past year. The company's index shows that

Government looking into new legislation following Superstrike case

With the fallout from the Superstrike v Rodrigues case still being felt in many political and industry quarters.  Housing Minister Mark Prisk is fervently investigating whether new legislation is needed. This revelation comes from

Court prosecutes landlord after guilty plea

An Ilford landlord has been embroiled in an alarming prosecution that involved the record number of offences ever seen in Redbridge Council, Greater London. The landlord in question, Amarjit Sanger, had been letting five Houses

Citizens Advice Bureau defends letting agent “witch hunt”

The Citizens Advice Bureau has been forced onto the defensive after a Northamptonshire letting agent accused it of "targeting" letting agents. The controversy comes in the wake of an online survey by the