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Letting agents: should you outsource?


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11 Feb 2019

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With the letting fee ban looming, agents are looking for ways to save money.

 

Could outsourcing be an effective way to improve and streamline your service with fewer costs and overheads?

 

Outsourcing is more than simply a recruitment stop gap. Outsourcing time-consuming, non-core business tasks such as rent collection, vetting tenants, organising repairs and tenancy administration, allows you to concentrate on growing your business....

Tenant Fees Bill to come into force in June


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4 Feb 2019

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Changes to letting fees will come into force in England on 1 June 2019, the government has announced.

 

The Tenant Fees Bill, which will bring in a wealth of changes to the buy-to-let sector including outlawing letting fees, had its third reading in the House of Lords last week and is set to be given Royal Assent soon....

Estate agency offers to return £20m of deposits to tenants


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28 Jan 2019

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One of the UK's biggest estate agency groups has announced they are offering to return more than £20million worth of deposits to tenants willing to sign up to a deposit-free scheme.

 

Haart has teamed up with flatfair to encourage more tenants to sign up to its new deposit-free rental model in return for what the estate agency described as the “biggest ever return of tenancy deposits in UK history”....

Tenant deposits capped at five weeks rent


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5 Dec 2018

Tenant Deposits Capped At Five Week

 

Tenant deposits are set to be capped at a maximum of five weeks’ rent under new laws.

 

Under current legislation, landlords are able to charge a deposit that totals six weeks worth of rent....

Less than 1% of tenancies end in a deposit dispute


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28 Nov 2018

Less Than 1% Of Tenancies End In A Deposit Dispute

 

Less than 1% of tenancies end in a dispute over the tenancy deposit, according to new figures.

 

The latest data from the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS), showed that of the 3.7 million tenancy deposits currently held, only 31,865 ended in disputes in the year to March 2018 - just 0.85%....