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Letting agents banned from charging fees to tenants

Letting agents in England will be banned from charging fees to tenants under a policy announced in the Autumn Statement. Tenants moving into a new house can be charged numerous fees from referencing to credit checks and ‘administration’ fees. Hammond says: “Letting agents are currently able to charge unregulated fees to tenants, often of hundreds of […]

Hugh Young: Post-Brexit Britain should pay attention to Japan

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