Consumers look for transparency as to what estate agents will charge – rather than low fees. Research by Zoopla shows that transparency is the single most important factor when sellers are choosing an agent. They also rate the ability to negotiate the best price and ‘value for money’ as important, followed by the amount of […]
Fees charged to tenants are to be outlawed on all new tenancies signed after June 1. The long-awaited announcement of a date for introduction of the ban was made by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth, the Government’s housing spokesperson in the House of Lords, during the Tenant Fees Bill’s Third Reading yesterday. He said: “Implementation is […]
Reacting to recent reports that councils aren’t taking enough enforcement action against ‘rogue’ landlords, an announcement has been made about further funding. Councils will be able to bid for funding to step up enforcement action against irresponsible landlords who make tenants’ lives a misery and to develop and test innovative ways to clamp down on […]
A new taskforce involving the National Association of Estate Agents has been set up to tackle economic crime, including money laundering. The new Economic Crime Strategic Board will meet twice a year. The board, set up jointly by the Home Secretary and the Chancellor, includes trade and professional body representatives of banks, solicitors and accountants, […]
Phone lines for the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) have been reconnected following Wednesday night’s fire at its headquarters in Hemel Hempstead, the company has announced, and its email service has been reinstated too. “Phone lines have now been restored and we will continue to improve these services over the coming days,” a statement says. See […]
A new TV advertising campaign by Zoopla is due to start today, emphasising its sideways move over the opposition. The pivotal part that agents play and how sellers can find the best agent for them will be key in the new Zoopla campaign, aiming for the hearts, minds and money of vendors. The advert features […]
Property software company MRI and rental passport proptech firm Canopy have struck a distribution deal to offer estate agents and their tenants the latest Open Banking-based referencing and rent reporting technology. Open Banking is an EU-wide system that forces banks to allow their customers to digitally share their bank account statements with third parties such […]
An expert property panel is set to be a highlight of the Guild of Property Professionals conference next Thursday. The panel will be voicing their opinions on changes to the sector and the impact the Government’s proposals will have on the industry moving forward. Members include Matt Prior, who works for the Ministry for Housing, […]
The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has appointed an independent complaints reviewer. The announcement was made before yesterday’s You and Yours programme, which criticised another tenancy deposit scheme for not offering an appeals process. Source: Property Industry Eye See the link below for the full article: https://www.propertyindustryeye.com/deposit-scheme-tds-appoints-industry-first-complaints-reviewer/ For more information, please contact the Dore office on […]
A new report published by real estate technology provider MRI Software has revealed that we could soon see more residential property development in UK town and city centres. Nearly three quarters (72%) of those surveyed believe the conversion of sites previously used by retailers could give British High Streets a new lease of life. Source: […]
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