Lettings agent jailed after £182,000 fraud

20 Sep 2021 A lettings agent has been jailed for three years for defrauding tenants and landlords out of more than £182,000.  Lee Clarke, 42, of Park Corner, Windsor, was director of Berkshire Estate Agents in Slough.  He disappeared in 2019 after being...

1 in 20 Tenancy Applications are Fake

21 May 2021 There’s been a huge 263 per cent increase in the value of fraudulent tenant applications in just three months, it’s been claimed. Homeppl, a tenant due diligence and guarantee firm, says agents have to be on high alert; the firm’s detection tests...

Government says no to 14-days eviction powers

30 Dec 2020 The government has rejected a call for landlords to have powers to evict tenants who fall 14 days into arrears. Property investor Ranjan Bhattacharya launched the petition two months ago but so far it has a modest 12,500 signatures.  Bhattacharya...

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