Landlords versus licensing: now a row erupts in Croydon

A row in Croydon over the council’s plans to levy a £200 a year licence fee for each property owned by a private landlord is just the latest to erupt up and down the country. The local paper, the Croydon Advertiser, recently reported on a meeting organised by the National Landlords Association to oppose introduction of a licensing scheme on which the south London borough has been consulting. It quoted Sally-Anne Stap
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Letting agents must now offer tenants a redress scheme

Lettings agents have taken the private rented sector a step along the road to regulation of the industry that many tenants and politicians have been demanding. Since 1 October it has been compulsory for letting agents in England to join one of three redress schemes designed to give tenants somewhere to complain about discrimination, unexpected fees, missing deposits and the myriad of other disputes that have been hur
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