Our Lettings Director Steve Root was on the 5 Live phone in yesterday morning with his views on the White Paper. Click on http://bbc.in/2leUuNc to listen to the programme and hear what Steve has to say (about five minutes into the broadcast).
The government’s attitude of “Nanny knows best” has “squandered another opportunity” to make a real difference to the housing crisis, according to one estate agent whose views on the Housing White Paper have been echoed by others in the industry. Jeff Doble, chief executive of London agency chain Dexters, says many of the measures announced [...]
The government’s Housing White Paper may have made many broad pledges aimed at the private rental sector, but it still remains vague on progress on the banning of letting agents’ fees in England. The measure was introduced in the Autumn Statement last November but little progress appears to have been made on a specific timetable. In [...]
Government leaks to the Observer newspaper suggest that the Housing White Paper will show a huge policy shift towards renting - and may trigger the start of formal consultations over banning letting agents’ fees on tenants in England. The newspaper - the latest to carry well-informed leaks of what will be in the White Paper, expected to be released [...]
When putting pen to paper to buy a new home, most people expect to know how much they will need to pay to own it outright. But thousands of families in England and Wales are discovering the new-build houses they bought are not all they seemed. Katie Kendrick bought her new-build home in Ellesmere Port, [...]
ARLA met with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to provide them with the results from December's members' research into tenant fees along with a policy paper outlining ARLA's view on how best to practically implement the proposed ban on tenant fees in England. The meeting, with the officials who are creating the [...]