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The government has updated the mandatory "How to" guides

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a new series of ‘How to’ guides produced for tenants, landlords and letting agents. In addition, the government’s mandatory ‘How to rent’ guide has been revised.

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Property Agents Must Join a Client Money Protection Scheme by April 2019

The Government has set out regulations to implement mandatory membership of a client money protection scheme for all property agents in England from 1st April 2019.

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Compulsory client money protection “is imminent” as key provisions come into force

Regulation is coming and letting agents, relocation agents, and property managers in England may be required to join an approved CMP scheme as early as April 2018.

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'How to Rent' Guide updated

The Government’s mandatory ‘How to Rent’ guide has been updated – ensure you are compliant.

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Respite for agents as letting fee ban postponed until spring 2019

The shock announcement back in autumn 2016 of plans to ban letting agent fees levied on tenants in England left agents reeling and set in motion the long wait for more information as to when the ban would come into force.

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Rent Smart Wales issue second fine in as many months

The Rent Smart Wales scheme has issued another fine, this time to a Cardiff landlord who ignored the Rent Smart Wales scheme faces a bill of more than £3,500 for non-compliance. This is the second conviction since the scheme began in November 2016, following another landlord receiving a £4,400 fine in June.

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Podcast: Landlord Investment Show Olympia Special

Paul Shamplina and Marketing Intern, Viki Hooker, were at the Landlord Investment Show Olympia to speak with delegates on their thoughts on the current state of the Private Rental Sector.

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Mandatory CMP – What we know so far

With future mandatory Client Money Protection confirmed earlier this year we round up what we know so far.

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Rent Smart Wales first conviction leads to a £4,400 fine

The first conviction under the Rent Smart Wales licencing scheme has led to a £4,400 fine after a landlord failed to comply with legislation.

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What is Client Money Protection?

With Client Money Protection soon to mandatory, we explain what the product actually is.

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