On the 12th February 2019 the Ministry of Housing announced the date that the Tenant Fees Act 2019 would become law on the 1st June 2019. Whilst drafts of what the Act would include had been published, the guidance was highly anticipated in order for Landlords, Letting Agents, Property Managers and Tenants to be aware of exactly what this new piece of Legislation would include.Read More
Property industry insurance and redress giant Hamilton Fraser has become the first company in the UK to gain official approval to operate a client money protection (CMP) scheme.
Hamilton Fraser, which has been operating the scheme since 2014, is now ready for April 1st when it becomes mandatory for all letting agents and property managers to sign up to CMP or face fines and sanctions for non-compliance.Read More
The interesting thing about Law is that you don’t actually realise how vast a topic it is until you start studying it with great attention to detail. Each area of Law has it’s “fascinating” element - Criminal Law, is apparently the most exciting, with Equity & Trusts being the most boring (hearsay), yet the Law of Tort has to be one of the most extensive and sort after by consumers and lawyers. From Trespass to the Person to Nuisance and Occupier’s Liability and everything in between, there is a lot to cover and a great deal to understand.Read More
Did you know that two million people are victims of domestic violence every year - or that two women die at the hands of a partner or ex-partner each week? Domestic abuse is an issue that affects everyone but, because of the unique knowledge they have about the living situations of their tenants, lettings agents could be in a position to help.Read More
The last reading in the House of Lords made a few amendments to the Tenant Fee Ban Bill, but the most important announcement was that the Ban is set to become Law on the 1st June 2019.Read More
There are so many books which discuss the importance of being motivated and how loving what you do in life means that you are not truly working for a living – you are loving your living.Read More