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Scottish Agents - Are you ready for registration?(Posted On: 14/03/2017)

The Scottish Government, in conjunction with the Scottish Association of Landlords Council of Letting Agents, is holding a series of awareness raising events aimed at letting agents that will help you to get your business ready for registration.

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Our statement on recent media publicity surrounding redress schemes(Posted On: 10/03/2017)

Mandatory membership of a redress scheme came into force on 1 October 2014 requiring that letting agents and property managers join one of three Government-approved redress schemes. The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) joined the Ombudsman Service: Property and The Property Ombudsman in being authorised by the Government to ensure compliance with this regulation.

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Cyber-crime and letting agents: Is your business as secure as your property?(Posted On: 28/02/2017)

Though a mention of ‘security’ usually calls locks and alarms to letting agents’ minds, it is computers which demand their attention as a wave of online cyber-criminals target the property industry. A majority of letting agents are self-employed, run their own small company and may own and rent out properties as a supplementary income.

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ADR Regulations Statistics Release(Posted On: 27/02/2017)

The PRS ADR Regulations Statistics for 2015-16 have been released ahead of the PRS Annual Report.

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Propertymark: Are we finally breaking the code? - A view from Sean Hooker (Posted On: 22/02/2017)

Property Redress Scheme's Head of Redress, Sean Hooker, tackles the issue of widespread property industry acronyms. From DPS to NFOPP, Hooker argues the case for a return to simplistic brand names as seen by ARLA and the NAEA's recent rebrand as Propertymark.

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10th Feb Deadline To Respond to Landlord and Letting Agent Banning Order Consultation (Posted On: 31/01/2017)

The Government is currently undertaking a consultation on the offences that either a landlord or letting agent has committed that could result in the First Tier Tribunal issuing a banning order.

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How Does ‘Guaranteed Rent’ or ‘Rent to Rent’ Work?(Posted On: 26/01/2017)

Guaranteed Rent, also known as Rent to Rent, is where an individual or company takes an interest in a property for a period of time from a landlord and guarantees to pay a fixed rent to the landlord.

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Rumble with the Agents (Posted On: 26/01/2017)

Rumble with the Agents is returning. It’s been 3 years since PRS Advisory Council member, Paul Shamplina, founded the biggest white collar boxing event in the property industry. Now a firm date in every local property professional’s calendar - this year promises to be the best yet.

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An Interview with Landlord Law(Posted On: 04/01/2017)

​Tim Frome, Managing Director of the Property Redress Scheme was recently interviewed for the Landlord Law Live Podcast by Tessa Shepperson.

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Survey: How will the fee ban affect you?(Posted On: 23/12/2016)

Whilst the letting agent fee ban is unlikely to come into play until 2018, there is a great uncertainty of the knock-on effects it will have on the private rented sector. Here at the Property Redress Scheme, we're looking for your thoughts on what might happen. Please take 2 minutes to complete our short questionnaire to be in with a chance of winning a £50 Amazon Voucher! Please submit your responses by 31st January 2017.

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Scottish Agents - Are you ready for registration?

The Scottish Government, in conjunction with the Scottish Association of Landlords Council of Letti...

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Our statement on recent media publicity surrounding redress schemes

Mandatory membership of a redress scheme came into force on 1 October 2014 requiring that letting a...

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