UK property prices fall

Average asking price dropped by £730 to £304,770, the first fall at this time of year since 2010, says Rightmove Average UK property asking prices have dipped by 0.2 per cent over the past month in a downward trend that began in June. The average asking price dropped by £730 to £304,770, the first fall at this…

Letting agents given access to new training

Two accreditation schemes have joined forces to provide specialist training for Scottish letting agents Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) and safeagent have partnered to provide Scottish letting agents with both face-to-face and online training so they can meet the qualification requirements to be part of the country’s Letting Agent Register. Both LAS and safeagent are training providers whose qualifications…

Government Consultation on Private Renting

A new deal for renting: resetting the balance of rights and responsibilities between landlords and tenants has been published on the 21st July 2019. Summary This consultation seeks views on implementing the government’s decision to remove Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 and improving section 8 eviction grounds. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on…