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A Day in the Life of Paul Shamplina, Filming ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’(Posted On: 20/10/2016)

Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, tells us about the filming of the latest series of 'Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords'. From a potentially violent tenant to sixteen month rent arrears, Paul shares the horrors seen during his time filming.

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Sean's October Blog: Picking the Perfect Partner(Posted On: 17/10/2016)

This month, Sean addresses low opinions of using a letting agent by sharing his most important factors when choosing a good letting agent to work with.

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Client Money Protection (CMP) Consultation(Posted On: 20/09/2016)

The government has established a working group within the House of Lords to look at how CMP is currently operating and whether to go further by making use of the powers taken through the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to make it mandatory.

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Property Redress Scheme Terms of Reference Update(Posted On: 12/09/2016)

As the Property Redress Scheme has been operating for two years we have taken the opportunity to review and revise our Terms of Reference. The PRS Terms of Reference 2nd Edition will be in operation from 1st October 2016.

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Paul Shamplina joins forces with Hamilton Fraser(Posted On: 07/09/2016)

Paul Shamplina, the renowned buy-to-let expert, is joining forces with industry specialist Hamilton Fraser.

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The Property Redress Scheme welcomes 5,000th member(Posted On: 17/08/2016)

​Less than two years after the Property Redress Scheme (PRS) started, it is now celebrating signing up its 5,000th member. The government authorised scheme was the newest of three available consumer redress schemes for the property market and has gone from strength to strength since it launched in the summer of 2014.

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Estate Agents Warned Over ‘Portal Juggling’(Posted On: 11/08/2016)

Estate agents who deliberately mislead potential homebuyers through the practice known as ‘portal juggling’ are being warned that they could be prosecuted and face a ban from working in the industry. The warning comes from the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT), which has confirmed that the practice is in breach of trading regulations and – in some cases – can be fraudulent.

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Estate agent banned following successful legal action by NTSEAT(Posted On: 10/08/2016)

An order banning a Brentwood man from estate agency work has taken effect after successful legal action by the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team (NTSEAT). Sean Boggans was given a prohibition order under Section 3 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 after he was convicted of manslaughter in September 2013.

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Sean’s August blog: Student lets(Posted On: 08/08/2016)

In order to meet the demand, the large student accommodation providers are rushing to build purpose designed student residences, often in huge city centre high rise developments, but the shared house owned and run by a private landlord is still the norm in the industry.

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Rogue letting agent jailed(Posted On: 15/07/2016)

A letting agent in Barnet has been jailed for four and a half years after he admitted five counts of fraud at Harrow Crown Court. This concludes a four-year investigation by Barnet Council Trading Standards. Letting Agent Martin Marcus had defrauded landlords and tenants of a total of £200,000 in rents and deposits and worked under a number of aliases and company names over the years.

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Material information for property listings announced

National Trading Standards has announced the first step in introducing new material disclosure rule...

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Landlord redress - levelling the playing field

The PRS is delighted to be working with the UK’s largest landlord association, the NRLA on a pilot ...

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