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Northern Ireland agents ignoring tenant fee ban

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Calls have been made in Northern Ireland for enforcement action against agents reportedly charging tenants illegal letting fees. The NI fee ban pre-dates legislation in England by several decades. The practice of unlawfully charging letting fees in the main targets...


UK retailers protected from ‘aggressive rent collection’

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A temporary ban has been imposed on commercial landlords in the UK from initiating legal action against tenants that have not paid their rent, to protect retailers and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. The ban prohibits landlords from sending statutory...


Calls for extension to safety certificates amid COVID-19 pandemic

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The validity of all gas and electrical safety certificates should be extended by six months because of the impact of COVID-19 say landlords. The call is highlighted in a survey conducted by the RLA (Residential Landlords Association) during March which...


Two out of five UK renters struggling with payments

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New figures released by market research company, Opinium, have revealed that almost half of UK renters are concerned about the impact COVID-19 could have on their living circumstances. According to the finding, 58% of tenants who were in employment prior...


Battle against ‘No DSS’ adverts intensifies

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Two single mothers have won legal battles against letting agents who refused to rent them properties as they were in receipt of housing benefit. Amanda Staples and Emma Loffler both won out-of-court settlements on the grounds of indirect discrimination when...