Laws regarding renting to individuals on the sex offenders register can be a minefield but landlords may have the legitimate right to consider an applicant's criminal history when making decisions about renting a property.
The ability of one tenant to remain in occupation when another tenant is imprisoned can depend on several factors, including the specific terms of the tenancy agreement and the relationship between the tenants.
Letting agents who deal with properties that have monthly rents equivalent to €10,000 or more have responsibilities under Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations to prevent their services from being used for money laundering or terrorist financing activities.
Responding to the Home Office's call for evidence on the exchange of sexual relations for accommodation, Propertymark vehemently outlined every effort must be made to eliminate this practice completely.
The UK Government has announced an action plan to crack down on anti-social behaviour giving more powers to the police to target perpetrators with swift and visible justice in England and Wales.
Production and possession with the intent to supply is a criminal offense which can carry up to 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine. Landlords and agents who are aware or have suspicions of a Cannabis farm in one of their properties can be liable under law and face the same penalties.
Views on draft guidance for the UK internal market function and the role of the Office for the Internal Market (OIM), which was created to carry out independent advice were sought by the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA).
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), together with the Institute of Risk Management, has published a new edition of its short guide on competition law risk that will help agents to identify and reduce competition law risks.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has issued a warning to businesses with a new campaign, which asks firms if they are Cheating or Competing? The campaign helps businesses to stay on the right side of competition law. For businesses found to have broken the law, pleading ignorance will not be a defence.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published its decision on a cartel of Berkshire estate agents where they conspired, for seven years, to set minimum commission rates where they were the top agents.
Three Berkshire estate agents have been fined more than £600,000 for illegally fixing the minimum commission rates they charged their customers.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) provisionally found four agencies of breaking competition law by taking part in a price fixing cartel.
With the threat of hurricane Gareth looming, it didn’t put off the hardy Scottish estate and lettings agents from ascending to Glasgow on 13 March for a programme filled with heavy legislation issues mixed with a touch of light-hearted tips and information.