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11 Great Tips for Finding a Letting Agent [Part 1 of 3]

Looking for a letting agent to manage your property or let your house? With thousands of letting agents out there, getting the best could be a bit challenging. Here is a checklist that will come in handy as you start your search. 1. Ask the people around you Family members and friends are a great […]

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Are ‘rubbish’ boilers making your blood boil? – Letting Agent Today

A letting agent is looking for support to lobby the Government to make boiler manufacturers give ten-year warranties. Anthony Kerrigan, of Kerrigans in Doncaster, said: “That would make manufacturers think twice about selling unreliable rubbish. We are all being ripped off.” He said that for many years, as letting agents, he had been advising – […]

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Hostility between tenants and landlords coming to an end, says TDS boss – Letting Agent Today

The ‘them’ and ‘us’ antagonism between landlords and tenants is disappearing, thanks to the introduction of mandatory tenancy deposit protection five years ago. The claim is due to be made today by TDS boss Steve Harriott, speaking at the Property Business Show. He is also due to forecast an increase in the number of authorised […]

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National accreditation scheme set to launch for private tenants – Letting Agent Today

We’re all familiar with landlord and letting agent accreditation schemes, but now there is to be a nationwide tenant accreditation scheme – backed by the UK Landlord Accreditation Scheme. The aim is to help landlords and agents identify ‘good’ tenants beyond the usual tenancy referencing checks. The official launch on March 1 of the UK Tenants […]

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Renting is safer than buying, say tenants – Letting Agent Today

The latest RICS residential lettings survey reports rising yields on rental properties as a result of increased tenant demand and rising rents. Surveyors whose offices handle lettings reported the now familiar picture of rising rents, improved yields and greater tenancy demand in the three months to October. Tenants are turning to the rental sector not […]

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Deposit disputes

Cleaning is leading cause of deposit deductions Cleaning costs and unpaid rent are the top reasons why deposit money is withheld when a tenant moves out of a rented property, mydeposits has found. The tenancy deposit protection scheme surveyed landlords and agents, asking them the main reasons why they withhold deposit money at the end […]

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