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Letting Agents (Competition, Choice and Standards) Bill ...
A Bill to establish a national mandatory licensing scheme for letting and managing agents, with established standards and redress for landlords, tenants and leaseholders, and prohibition of letting and management agent fees; to enable local authorities to administer and enforce the scheme; to require that tenants, landlords and leaseholders have written agreements; and to empower local ...
https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2013-14/lettingagentscompetitionchoiceandstandards.html
Private Landlords and Letting and Managing Agents ...
A Bill to establish a mandatory national register of private landlords; to introduce regulation of private sector letting agents and managing agents; to establish a body to administer the national register and to monitor compliance with regulations applying to letting agents and managing agents; to require all tenancy agreements entered into with private landlords to take the form of written ...
https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2013-14/privatelandlordsandlettingandmanagingagentsregulation.html
The regulation of letting and managing agents (England)
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Letting Agents (ARLA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) have also done excellent work in introducing and encouraging a responsible, regulatory approach to residential managing and letting agents’ work. 36. However, of the estimated 8,000 managing and letting agents in England, only about half belong to any of these organisations. Therefore, the voluntary approach to ...
https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06000/SN06000.pdf
The regulation of letting and managing agents (England ...
Commons library
Wales also requires agents to be licenced and in January 2017 the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland announced an intention to “Introduce a regulatory framework for all letting agents including bringing forward legislation to ban letting agent fees.” This leaves England, currently, as the only area in the UK without comprehensive regulation of letting and managing agents.
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn06000/
Letting Agents: Regulation
Letting Agents: Regulation. Show full question. Question for Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities. UIN HL2844, tabled on 4 October 2021. Question . Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town Labour Life peer. Lords To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations of the report of the working group on the Regulation of Property Agents, published on 18 ...
https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-10-04/HL2844
Tenancy related fees - House of Commons Library
Commons library
Letting agents and landlords can charge the following fees: Rent. Tenancy deposit of no more than five weeks’ rent (refundable) where the annual rent is less than £50,000, or six weeks’ rent where the annual rent exceeds £50,000. Deposits on an assured shorthold tenancy in England must be protected in a Government approved scheme. A holding deposit of no more than one week’s rent (paid ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/tenancy-related-fees/
Regulation of estate agents - House of Commons Library
Commons library
Estate agents are not currently required by law to be licensed or qualified. In Scotland, where property law is different, a solicitor will manage much of the property sale. In England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, unless an estate agent is also a qualified chartered surveyor, they will liaise with other professional bodies. Estate agents are principally regulated by the EAA 1979 and the ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn06900/
Can private landlords refuse to let to Housing Benefit ...
Commons library
It is not unusual for private landlords and letting agents to advertise properties to let stating that they will not accept applications from people who rely on Housing Benefit (HB) to pay their rent. Despite the Department of Social Security not having existed since 2001, the phrase used in adverts is usually “No DSS”. This has raised the question of whether such restrictions amount to ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/sn07008/
Who regulates estate agents? - House of Commons Library
Commons library
Importantly, estate agents who engage in residential work must belong to an approved redress scheme. There are two: The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme and the Property Redress Scheme. If a consumer wishes to make a formal complaint, they must first contact the estate agent in question. If the complaint remains unresolved, the matter can then be directed to the appropriate redress scheme. Each ...
https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/who-regulates-estate-agents/
LETTING AGENT FEES - Early Day Motions - UK Parliament
16-17 Session early day motion
That this House notes that the number of private renters in Britain is growing and now sits at 18 per cent of the population; recognises that the rising demand for rented homes and shortage of genuinely affordable housing is pushing up costs and allowing some landlords and letting agents to take advantage of tenants who have relatively little power to object to high prices or poor conditions ...
https://www.parliament.uk/edm/2016-17/326
Can private landlords refuse to let to Housing Benefit ...
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Birmingham after the lettings agent found out she was receiving Housing Benefit had “won compensation”. 8: Ms Keogh brought a claim against the agents for indirect sex discrimination on the basis that women were more likely to work part-time and claim Housing Benefit, such that a blanket ban on benefit recipients would have a disproportionate effect on women. Ms Keogh received £2,000 ...
https://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN07008/SN07008.pdf
Tenant Fees Act: Guidance for landlords and agents
deposited papers pdf
a letting agent, containing provisions requiring the tenant to do any of those things o pursuant to a provision of a tenancy agreement, or pursuant to an agreement relating to a tenancy with a letting agent, which requires or purports to require the person to do any of those things in the event of an act or default of the person or if the tenancy is varied, assigned, novated or terminated; and ...
http://data.parliament.uk/DepositedPapers/Files/DEP2018-1086/181030_DRAFT_Landlord_and_Letting_Agent_Guidance_TFB__MHCLG_.pdf
Letting Agents (Competition, Choice and Standards ...
02-07-13 Hansard
The Association of Residential Letting Agents, the Association of Residential Managing Agents, the Southern Landlords Association and the British Property Federation have all joined Shelter, Crisis, Which? and the National Union of Students to support my call for regulation to raise standards in the sector. Self-regulation has failed. Legal regulation is required to improve choice, competition ...
https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2013-07-02/debates/13070275000002/LettingAgents(CompetitionChoiceAndStandards)
Letting Agents (Fees) Bill - Parliamentary Bills - UK ...
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A Bill to prohibit the charging to tenants by letting agents of annual tenancy renewal fees; and for connected purposes. Sponsor. Thomas Docherty Labour Dunfermline and West Fife Bill passage. Bill started in the House of Commons 1st reading. 2nd reading. Committee stage. Report stage. 3rd reading ...
https://services.parliament.uk/bills/2014-15/lettingagentsfees.html
Letting Agents (Competition, Choice and Standards) Bill ...
Letting Agents (Competition, Choice and Standards) Bill Private Members' Bill (under the Ten Minute Rule) Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2013-14
https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/1273/news
Estate and Letting agents to get business rate relief for ...
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Estate and Letting agents with shops fronts who pay business rates have had no support. We use cookies to make this service simpler. Find out more about cookies. Petitions UK Government and Parliament. Rejected petition Estate and Letting agents to get business rate relief for the period of Covid 19 I would like the government to give business rate relief to Estate and Lettings agents for the ...
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/310396
Reverse A Proposed Ban On Letting Agents Charging Fees To ...
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Good letting agents, providing services that represent value for money to landlords, will continue to play an important role in the market. Furthermore, such letting agents will be on a fairer footing to compete for landlords’ business since it will be much harder for rogue agents to exploit their position between landlords and tenants. Publishing a bill in draft enables scrutiny of our ...
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/206569
Make it law that letting agents & landlords must allow ...
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Make it law that letting agents & landlords must allow pets into rental property. There are a limited amount of rental properties available since the pandemic. The majority of landlords and letting agents don’t accept pets. I have rented for 11 years and this is the first time ever landlords have continuously said no to pets.
https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/551487
Regulation of Property Agents Working Group - Wednesday 20 ...
20-10-21 Hansard
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations of the final report of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group, published on 18 July 2019. The Minister of State, Home Office and Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities
https://hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2021-10-20/debates/A3B43AD4-7A09-4BF4-9A59-21204527CF14/Debate
Tenant Fees Act 2019 - Parliamentary Bills - UK Parliament
Make provision prohibiting landlords and letting agents from requiring certain payments to be made or certain other steps to be taken; to make provision about the payment of holding deposits; to make provision about enforcement and about the lead enforcement authority; to amend the provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 about information to be provided by letting agents; to make provision ...
https://bills.parliament.uk/bills/2242
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