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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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Generation Rent Letting for Life

Generation Rent Letting for Life - Cambridge letting agent
Posted on 19th May 2015

A survey by the National Housing Federation (NHF) has discovered that most MPs believe that Generation Rent (under 30s living in their constituency) are likely to be renting in the private rented ...

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Tenant Evictions Reach Record High

Tenant Evictions Reach Record High - Cambridge letting agent
Posted on 19th May 2015

Government figures indicate that tenant evictions have reached a record high. Ministry of Justice figures show that the number of rental households evicted in England and Wales during the first ...

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Letting Law

Letting Law - Cambridge letting agent
Posted on 15th May 2015

The Deregulation Act 2015 is the latest update to letting law in the UK. It was introduced to clarify some of the requirements around protecting tenant deposits. This new letting law came into ...

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Tenant Deposit Deductions

Tenant Deposit Deductions - Cambridge letting agent
Posted on 7th May 2015

The majority of those renting in the private sector can expect to receive tenant deposit deductions when their tenancy period comes to a close. Research from the removals company Kiwi Movers ...

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Rent Rise Figures Announced

Camrbidge rent rise - Cambridge letting agent
Posted on 28th April 2015

A new report has revealed a significant rent rise across England and Wales, with the average rent now 3.1% higher than it was just 12 months ago. The report from LSL Property Services also ...

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Cambridge Student Rooms

Cambridge Student Rooms - Cambridge Letting Agent
Posted on 28th April 2015

Plans have been submitted to provide 321 new student rooms in Cambridge. The developers, Wrenbridge, state that the new rooms would primarily be for Anglia Ruskin students. The student room ...

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Sub-Letting Budget Surprise

Budget includes sub-letting shock Cambridge letting agents comment image of man signing document
Posted on 19th March 2015

Sub-letting was a topic included in yesterday’s Budget announcment. Those who carefully read the small print following on from the Chancellor’s Budget statement for 2015 may have seen the ...

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Rental Property Compulsory Smoke Alarms

Rental property require smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by October says Cambridge letting agent - image of smoke alarm
Posted on 16th March 2015

Rental property will require working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms by October according to the Government. Letting agents and private landlords will be required to install detectors in rental ...

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Letting Agents are Discriminating Under Right to Rent

Letting Agents are discriminating over migrant status of tenants - image of judge
Posted on 11th March 2015

Landlords and Letting Agents are discriminating under the government’s new rules that require letting agents and landlords to check the migrant status of tenants. Early evidence suggests that ...

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Letting Void Periods Hit A Low

Letting Void Periods - Cambridge Letting Agents comment on recent drop - image of landlord couple on sofa
Posted on 18th February 2015

Letting void periods for landlords over the last quarter has dropped to an average of just 2.6 weeks in the year – this continues to be a trend in the private residential letting sector. ...

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Letting Agent: Rent Controls Spell Disaster

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Posted on 6th February 2015

Rent controls would be a disaster according to a Cambridge Letting Agent. “Some of the housing pressure groups and political parties think rent control is a good idea. I think this is ...

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Cambridge Letting Agents Oppose Renting Homes Bill

Cambridge Letting Agents speaks out against Welsh Renting Homes Bill - image of young tenants on sofa
Posted on 3rd February 2015

Cambridge Letting Agents New View Residential have spoken out against the proposed Renting Homes Bill. The bill which is proposed by the Welsh Government might influence changes to how letting ...

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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

Letting Agents are discriminating over migrant status of tenants - 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

Buy-to-Let Landlords hit by HMRC Cambridge letting agent comments - image of laptop keyboard
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

Cambridge Letting Agents speaks out against Welsh Renting Homes Bill - image of young tenants on sofa
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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