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Letting agents are reminded they must belong to The Property Ombudsman or the Property Redress Scheme - or face a £5,000 fine for trading illegally.     If a letting agent was formally signed up to Ombudsman Services: Property – which withdrew from the housing market on August...

Agents and landlords are reminded that new rules about the licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) are set to come into force next month.   All properties housing five or more people from two or more separate households will be required to have an HMO licence,...

A new Training Academy which aims to help landlords, agents and property professionals seeking additional support has been launched by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA) this week.     The academy will offer a range of online courses showcased on a custom-built system which offers interactive eLearning content...

ARLA Propertymark members are encouraged to show their support for Gas Safety Week again this year, in a bid to highlight the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances.   The eighth annual Gas Safety Week, which runs from September 17 to 23, will see Gas Safe address...

New guidelines on setting up client money protection schemes for the private rented sector have been unveiled by the government.   The advice is aimed at existing schemes and those considering setting up new ones, but the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government says the guidelines...

Landlords and letting agents are encouraged to take part in a consultation on three-year tenancies in the private rented sector, which closes on August 26.   The consultation seeks views on how a longer tenancy model could be implemented.   The Government is also looking at whether to mandate...