Build to Rent and the Letting Agency Issue

I know of one good reason why some forays into large scale “build for private let” by institutional investors and housing associations are failing -and it has very much to do with letting agents. Lots of big scale investors in big build to let promised much about longer term tenancies. They would revolutionise the market for assured shorthold tenancies, they […]

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Letting Agent Regulation and Avoiding the Void Periods

Letting agency regulation is looking more likely and why private landlords need to ensure they let properties fast by David Lawrenson of www.LettingFocus.com In last weeks’ blog I talked about trust and how one mortgage lender’s recent move could destroy trust in all lenders – or at the very least ensure all people taking out a mortgage and their brokers […]

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Reservation Fees, Letting Agents and Avoiding the Void Periods

LettingFocus has found some letting agents to be very frit* about taking reservation fees from tenants – and posits some reasons why. Landlords who set out to minimise periods when a property is empty (or “void periods” in the landlord vernacular) always market the property as soon as the current tenants have given notice of their intention to leave. (Of […]

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