Just done a comment on a post on Property Tribes which illustrates why we need agents to belong to a Redress Scheme:
This agent paid out the deposit money too early, the tenant then failed to pay the last months rent and the landlord is now out of pocket.
If the agent fails to compensate the landlord then, if he is a member of a Redress Scheme, the landlord will have somewhere to complain.
If he is not, the agent could be looking at a fine of up to £5,000.
If you are an agent or property manager are YOU a member of a redress scheme? If not – you had better join up quick.
But what happened on the blog?
The second part of our series by Sue Lukes, this time looking at how the new schemes are going to work. Read it here …
I question the general assumption that the only way out of the housing crisis is to build more houses. Some good comments, read them here …
Another potential retaliatory eviction situation here, where the unfortunate tenant has done nothing wrong. Find out more here …
A useful list. I hope none of them apply to YOU! Take a look at it here …
Ben is annoyed at the sentence handed down to the council worker who defrauded the Council, but finds amusement in a list of over priced mini homes. Find out more here …
- Giles Peaker aka Nearly Legal talks to Property Tribes about repairing issues
- More money announced for the Green Deal says the BBC
- Proof that people are being evicted due to the Bedroom Tax from Stoke on Trent
- Danny Alexander at Lib Conf says that the Government should help with housebuilding
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