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Letting Agent Fee Discount – Limited Offer

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Posted on 13th May 2014

We are offering a Spring Sale on our Full Management Service with our letting agent fee Discount! Letting Agent Fee Discount Our normal letting agent fee for our Full Management Serive is 10% of ...

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Letting Agent Loses Deposits

Letting Agent disqualified from acting as company director for failing to protect deposits, Over £40,000 of deposits lost. Cambridge Letting agent comments - image of law scales
Posted on 30th January 2015

Letting Agent Paul Davison, of Docklands and City Lettings Ltd, has been disqualified from acting as a company director for failing to control the letting agency properly and for not protecting ...

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Tenant Reference – A Right to Know

Cambridge letting agent discusses tenant’s right to know the reasons for a failed tenant reference check in light of referees right to confidentiality - image of young tenant couple
Posted on 28th January 2015

Letting Agents normally take a tenant reference in order to establish if a prospective tenant is suitable to take a property. Many letting agents will use a third party specialist tenant ...

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Tenant Deductions – Don’t Take It Sitting Down

German court case puts tenant deductions made by UK letting agents into perspective. Landlord seeks damages for urination. Cambridge letting agents discuss, image of judge
Posted on 26th January 2015

Sometimes English landlords and letting agents are criticised for making tenant deductions for all kinds of unfair reasons. However, a recent case in Germany puts tenant deductions made by UK ...

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Buy-to-Let Landlords hit by HMRC

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Posted on 21st January 2015

HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs) has confirmed that its recent crackdown on buy-to-let landlords has resulted in a surge in capital gains tax collected. The failure of buy-to-Let Landlords to ...

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Letting Agents Accused over Tenant Refunds

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Posted on 20th January 2015

 The accusation comes from the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC). The AIIC claims that many disputes arise because the expectations of landlords, letting agents and tenants will ...

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Short Term Tenants

Cambridge letting agent discusses tenant’s right to know the reasons for a failed tenant reference check in light of referees right to confidentiality - image of young tenant couple
Posted on 16th January 2015

According to a survey carried out by the National Housing Federation, conditions in the housing market have created “revolving door” short term tenants. Research carried out by the ...

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Tenant Rent Arrears £800m

Tenant rent arrears in UK estimated at £800 million Cambridge letting agent comments
Posted on 14th January 2015

A recent survey by National Landlords Association (NLA) into tenant rent arrears found the average landlord is facing £1,649 in outstanding rent. They estimate this adds up to a national total ...

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Landlord Gas Safety Fraud

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Posted on 13th January 2015

A bogus gas engineer carrying out Landlord Gas Safety Certificates has received a suspended sentence. The plumber deceived landlords by claiming he was Gas Safe registered in order to carry out ...

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Tenant Discrimination – Immigration Act

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Posted on 12th December 2014

The new immigration act now under trial in the Midlands (and nationwide next year), could lead to letting agents accidentally taking part in migrant tenant discrimination. The tenant immigration ...

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Tenant Eviction Bill is Back

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Posted on 9th December 2014

A revenge tenant eviction bill was defeated last Friday in the Commons. However four members of the House of Lords are bringing it back, perhaps with a better chance of it becoming law. Liberal ...

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Criminal Letting Agent Jailed

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Posted on 17th November 2014

Criminal letting agent Roy Jackson defrauded customers to the tune of £68,000. It appears that despite being barely able to read or write he was said in court to have passed his Association of ...

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HMO Landlord Fined £12,000

German court case puts tenant deductions made by UK letting agents into perspective. Landlord seeks damages for urination. Cambridge letting agents discuss, image of judge
Posted on 14th November 2014

An HMO landlord has been fined a total of £12,000. The fine was for seven fire safety and cleanliness offences at a property he was letting in Oxfordshire. Oxford City Council prosecuted HMO ...

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Rental Income Tax Update

Letting Agent disqualified from acting as company director for failing to protect deposits, Over £40,000 of deposits lost. Cambridge Letting agent comments - image of law scales
Posted on 13th November 2014

Do landlords need to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC’s) on their residential rental income? This is the question addressed by a recent article by Cambridge accountants Stanes Rand. ...

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Landlord Licensing Row

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Posted on 12th November 2014

A proposed landlord licensing scheme has led an MP to become embroiled in a row with his local authority in Crawley. Henry Smith, MP for Crawley, has joined forces with the National Landlords ...

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Cambridge Green Belt at Risk?

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Posted on 10th November 2014

A hint that our beloved Cambridge green belt may be at risk from development has resulted in some fierce criticism. The suggestion was made in a report by Sir Michael Lyons for the labour party. ...

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Tenant Deposit Victory

Cambridge letting agent discusses tenant’s right to know the reasons for a failed tenant reference check in light of referees right to confidentiality - image of young tenant couple
Posted on 7th November 2014

The Country Landowners’ and Business Association (CLA) have successfully lobbied the government to relax tenant deposit protection laws under certain circumstances. The CLA, who represent ...

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Cambridge Haunted House – Halloween Special

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Posted on 31st October 2014

We would like to wish a very happy Halloween to our friends renting old Old Abbey House – the most haunted house in Cambridge! The Old Abbey house had been variously reported as the most ...

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Cambridge Student Rooms Cause Anger

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Posted on 31st October 2014

Plans to build more that 300 student rooms on Cambridge’s Mill Road is being met with anger by local residents. The plans detail four residential blocks providing 301 student rooms for Anglia ...

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Tenant Deposits – Unfair Deductions

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Posted on 28th October 2014

Tenant deposits are being unfairly claimed against according the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks. Landlords and letting agents are unreasonably pushing for ‘new for old’ at the ...

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Letting Agents Cambridge – Cannabis Warning

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Posted on 17th October 2014

Letting agents and landlords have been warned about the growing number of cannabis factories being established in rental homes across the UK. In Northern Ireland alone, figures show police are ...

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