21 July 2017
Estate agent serving jail sentence for fraud is stripped of his assets
18 July 2017
‘We cannot investigate every possible fraud’ – police speak out after successful private prosecution of agent
03 July 2017
Agent who defrauded landlords and tenants spared jail while her victims must bear their losses
11 October 2016
An agent whose business “fell off a cliff” during the financial crash and borrowed nearly £160,000 from clients and friends to try and keep his business afloat has been spared jail.
16 May 2016
An agent who is also a landlord has been hit with a £6,200 bill for letting 11 people share a property licensed for just five.
11 April 2016
A landmark court case heard in the Midlands is believed to be the first to issue a Criminal Behaviour Order on a landlord including a provision insisting he instructs a managing agent to handle his portfolio of properties to let.
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.
15 September 2015
A property solicitors’ practice says buy to let investors who intend using their property to fund some, or all, of their retirement should have a property Lasting Power of Attorney created before they reach retirement age.
07 August 2015
An agent has been expelled from the newest of the redress schemes and could now find it impossible to remain in business unless it pays the sum ordered.
08 June 2015
Foxtons could be facing a hefty legal bill after charging a landlord over £600 to change a light fitting.