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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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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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Letting Agent Fees to be Scrapped in England(Posted On: 23/11/2016)

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a ban on letting agent fees in England in his first Autumn Statement. A similar ban has been in force in Scotland since 2012, however, today’s announcement will not cover agents in Wales. Since last August, it has been compulsory for letting agents in England and Wales to display their fees.

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Paul Shamplina's November Blog(Posted On: 22/11/2016)

During Landlord Action’s 16 years of trading, we have had the misfortune of dealing with a number of rogue letting agents. The most common scam is taking tenants’ deposits and rent that belongs to landlords and then shutting up shop, with no money protection in place. Having experienced the devastating effects it can have on the victims, I have always made it my mission to expose this problem.

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Sean's Blog: To Protect and Serve(Posted On: 21/11/2016)

Sometimes the “bleeding obvious” is not as clear as it should be and it is only in hindsight that people say “I can’t believe that this wasn’t done before”. I am convinced that this will be the case when, fingers crossed, mandatory Client Money Protection (CMP) is introduced.

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Get ready for the Great English Rental Reform “Bake-off”

Head of Redress, Sean Hooker discusses rental reform and regulation within the private rented secto...

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PRESS RELEASE: the PRS' Secret Cinema fundraising event

The Property Redress Scheme puts on a fundraising evening to help raise money for their charity of ...

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