18 July 2017
‘We cannot investigate every possible fraud’ – police speak out after successful private prosecution of agent
16 June 2017
Agent calls in police after tenant who passed referencing checks was found to be bogus
09 November 2015
A series of raids on privately let properties in the westcountry appear to have taken place as a way of holding landlords – and by implication their agents, if appropriate – to account for the activities that go on inside the homes.
04 September 2015
A letting agent who fled Britain to India, leaving landlords and tenants out of pocket and his staff’s wages unpaid, has been jailed for 20 months.
13 August 2015
Newham council has confirmed it is carrying out an investigation into a landlord who is allegedly charging £500 a month for a ‘bedroom’ which barely has space for a mat on the floor.
31 July 2015
The police have told letting agents and landlords that they are in a unique position to spot – and prevent – the arrival of trafficked and exploited tenants, if they know what to look for.
26 June 2015
A letting agent has been disqualified from acting as a director for 10 years following the collapse of his Hove agency, leaving a debt of at least £577,865 thanks to what appears to be missing tenancy deposits and rent payments.