Agents critical of White Paper “squandered opportunity”

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-14T10:56:51+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Buying, Landlord, Lettings, Sales, Selling, Tenants|0 Comments

Letting fees ban still unlikely to be introduced until 2018

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 [...]

By | 2018-01-14T10:56:51+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments

White Paper: huge shift of government emphasis towards renting

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 [...]

By | 2017-02-06T19:11:58+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments


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 [...]

By | 2018-01-14T10:56:51+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Categories: Landlord, Lettings, Tenants|0 Comments