Landlord Action calls for a Rogue Tenant List  

The Housing and Planning Bill is currently making its way through Parliament following a Government consultation on ‘Tackling rogue landlords and improving the private rental sector’. They are proposing a blacklist of persistent rogue landlords and letting agents. In response, Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, is calling for a blacklist of persistent rogue tenants to be made public.

Three agents fined for not being a member of a redress scheme  

Darlington Borough Council fines three agents for not signing up to a redress scheme

Companies fined over £775,000 in CMA investigation into advertising of agents’ fees  

An association of estate and lettings agents in Hampshire, three of its members and a newspaper publisher have admitted breaching competition law and have agreed to pay penalties totalling over £775,000.

The AIIC claim Landlords and Agents are incorrectly assessing compensation charges  

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks is accusing agents and landlords of incorrectly and unnecessarily assessing compensation charges at the end of tenancies.

Database of rogue letting agencies set up  

The Ministry of Justice has been forced to release the name of letting agencies or landlords working through companies, where they have been convicted of housing offences in England and Wales.

Guardian issues Advice on how to choose a Letting Agent  

A big decision for landlords is whether to use a letting agent – and if so, how to choose which one?

61% of renters have suffered damp, mould or leaking roofs according to Shelter  

The plight of millions of people living in damp, mouldy or mice-infested rented homes has prompted campaigners to call for a national register of landlords to crack down on rogue and amateur operators.

Newspaper swipe at letting agents' "dirty tricks"  

A newspaper is accusing letting agents of seeking to boost their income by engaging in four “nasty tricks” which landlords and tenants should watch for.

Letting Agents in North East Lincolnshire Must Sign-up to New Scheme or Face a Fine  

North East Lincolnshire Council is giving letting agents and property managers a period of ‘amnesty’ until 1 January 2015 to register with one of these schemes with action being taken against agents or managers who fail to do so.

Renewed efforts to make Client Money Protection compulsory  

A number of MP's, including Lord Palmer is a member of the Advisory Council of the PRS, are making a new attempt in Parliament to make client money protection mandatory.

New bid to make Client Money Protection compulsory for all letting agents  

Two Labour peers have tabled an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill, which would ban letting agents from taking money from tenants unless they have Client Money Protection insurance.

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