20 January 2017
The timing of the consultation on the ban on letting agent fees in England, announced out of the blue in the Autumn Statement, has been given the chilliest of receptions by the industry bodies.
19 January 2017
During a debate in the House of Lords this morning, it was made known that the consultation on the ban on letting fees charged to tenants will be in March/April.
20 December 2016
Letting agents are anticipating rent increases in 2017 ahead of the tenant fees ban.
12 December 2016
Referencing and inventory firms are among those considering the impact of the letting fees ban on their own operations – but with so little known on both the detail and the timescale for implementation.
05 December 2016
As if our industry had not already been in trouble enough, the Government has blasted us with both barrels between the eyes by introducing a ban on lettings agents’ tenant fees within the Autumn Statement – even if they are now saying it might not come in until 2018.
23 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond has used his first, and it turns out last, Autumn Statement to announce a ban on lettings agent fees in England. The ban will come in “as soon as possible”.
23 November 2016
Today’s Autumn Statement will impose an outright ban on letting agent fees charged to tenants in England.
22 November 2016
Chancellor Philip Hammond looks extremely unlikely to reverse his predecessor’s ‘Section 24’ tax assault on private landlords in tomorrow’s Autumn Statement.
18 December 2015
Most property professionals are unhappy with the Autumn Statement, with more than half (57%) stating that it will have a negative impact on the industry.