This week, (May 15th 2017), thousands of letting agents will be taking part in SAFEagent Awareness Week 2017. Agents taking part in the event – which is now in its sixth year – will highlight to consumers the importance of working with a firm that offers Client Money Protection (CMP).
A Facebook group has been set up to name and shame so-called ‘tenants from hell’. At the moment the page applies to Merseyside, where agents and landlords can compare notes on tenants who are identified only by their initials; however, the idea could easily be spread nationwide.
Analysis of the government's latest English Housing Survey figures shows that there’s been a further decline in the home ownership rate to 62.9 per cent - the lowest recorded since 1985.
ARLA Propertymark says it will launch a campaign against the government’s proposed ban on letting agents’ fees levied on tenants “in the coming days.”
Renters are spending half their wages keeping a roof over their head, are twice as likely as homeowners to have no savings and are spending thousands on tenancy deposits – putting home ownership out of reach for millions.