Litigation Looms For Greedy Letting Agents


Many blame Foxtons for the Chancellors decision to ban letting agents charging fees to tenants. Unsurprisingly, Foxtons have seen their share price plummet, but that’s far from the end of their troubles. Litigation also looms! Lawyers acting for landlord clients of Foxtons are planning to bring claims to force the company to pay all undisclosed fees… Read more

Letting Agents will no longer be able to charge fees to tenants


HM Treasury has leaked an extract from the Chancellors Autumn statement which will announce that Letting Agents will no longer be able to charge fees to tenants Whilst the Chancellors announcement will no doubt be treated by tenants as good news, industry bodies do not see it that way. David Cox, Managing Director, Association of Residential… Read more

Brighton Landlord Expo – Meet fellow Property118 Readers


FREE ENTRANCE  On 29th June the Brighton Landlord Expo hosted by Association Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) will deliver a programme full of legislative updates, key topics concerning Landlords and Agents. This is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow Property118 members. Lesley Lindsay, a Founder Member of Property118 Action Group, has very kindly agreed to represent… Read more

LettingSupermarket Update – Further Shares Available


Following our move to new and larger offices we have now additional staff in place and the training process is making good progress.  As per our original business plan we have departmentalised. This has resulted in our systems becoming more efficient with each staff member having a specific role and general knowledge of other activities… Read more

Landlords – Get Switched on NOW and understand your new obligations


There are so many new changes in the world of buy-to-let, making it increasingly difficult for self-managing landlords to keep up with current legislation. The Deregulation Act, which introduced new regulations on 1st October 2015, means that landlords and agents arranging new tenancies or renewals after this date now have more obligations to contend with… Read more

No Fees Help With Property Insurance Claims


Hello All  I am posting here at the invitation of Mark Alexander (founder of Property118) to explain how you can get free help when making a property related insurance claim. I have been a member of Property118 for a few years and recently met Mark at the ExCel exhibition centre. This is my first post so… Read more

Landlords rejoice as Superstrike problems are no more!!


Landlords up and down the country will (or should) be celebrating the demise of the ridiculous rules we have all had to put up with following the Court of Appeal decision in the Superstrike case.  This is due to the amendments in the Deregulation Act 2015 which received the Royal Assent on 26 March, and… Read more

Introducing OnboardPro Systems


OnboardPro are one of our latest sponsors here at Property118 and I think you will really like what they have to offer to increase the efficiency of the Private Rented Sector. Their cloud-based software combines the full pre-tenancy process into one efficient system guiding you step-by-step through the tenant move-in process.  Tenants can complete applications… Read more

Own Shares in Letting Supermarket


EDITORS NOTE: I have re-published this article because we are getting very close to the point of this investment opportunity being publicly available via the Crowd Cube Platform. Interested parties are advised to set up an account with Crowd Cube in order to avoid delays when shares are eventually released. When we first published the… Read more

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Tenants in Scotland undermine political case for Rent Control


The Scottish Government is in the process of consulting on a new Private Rented Sector (PRS) tenancy system, which also canvasses opinion on whether a system of rent controls is necessary, whilst Labour argue that a system of rent controls are necessary to remove excessive rises. The trade membership body for letting agents in Scotland,… Read more


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