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Letting Agents keeping tenants deposits are not agents THEY’RE THIEVES

27 February, 20140 Comments
A Newsbeat investigation has found that a minority of letting agents are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from tenants as holding deposits, not letting them move in and then keeping that money. From January 2011 to September 2013 Trading Standards authorities in England reported 487 such cases and a Freedom of Information request found that
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The Secret Behind the Big Society of Landlords

15 June, 20130 Comments
As Landlord Referencing Services LLP looks forward to attending the very first National Neighbourhood & Home Network Awards 2013 next week, we would like to look at the top 5 reasons why landlords and letting agents who use Network Referencing are fast becoming the “Gate-Keepers” to safe & happy communities, alongside charitable organisations such as
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Does OFT report spell death for the UK letting agent?

15 February, 20130 Comments
The OFT have published a report identifying several consumer protection issues in the lettings market. As part of this report, the OFT analysed nearly 4,000 complaints made by people renting a home as well as those letting out a property. It found that both tenants and landlords were concerned about fees and charges levied by
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