Hounslow Council U-turns on landlord licensing scheme

Hounslow Council has u-turned on plans for a licensing scheme for landlords following representations by safeagent and the Residential Landlords Association. On 9th July the council’s cabinet agreed to proceed with plans for an additional licensing scheme for landlords. The RLA threatened the Council with judicial review on the basis that the consultation it ran […]

safeagent & Landlord Accreditation Scotland partner to support agents

safeagent and Landlord Accreditation Scotland (LAS) have partnered to provide Scottish letting agents with a unique offering of specialist training and professional development. LAS is the national accreditation scheme for Scottish landlords and agents, and safeagent is the UK’s leading, not-for-profit accreditation scheme for lettings and management agents. Their partnership will support agents in Scotland […]

safeagent given Rent Smart Wales’ highest audit rating

safeagent’s Rent Smart Wales (RSW) training course has been given the scheme’s top ‘High Assurance’ rating following its latest audit. Passing the audit with flying colours, safeagent was awarded the highest possible rating of ‘High Assurance’. The audit found controls were robust in all relevant areas of safeagent’s training, and best practice was also demonstrated […]

safeagent supports Gas Safety Week 2019

We have pledged our support for Gas Safety Week (16th-22nd September 2019), helping to raise awareness about the importance of gas safety. The ninth annual Gas Safety Week sees organisations from across the UK working together to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and […]

Welsh fees ban now in force

As of 1 September 2019, the Renting Homes (Fees etc.) (Wales) Act 2019 is now in force. Agents and landlords in Wales entering into new tenancies from 1 September 2019 will only be able to charge for: Rent Security deposit Holding deposit (one weeks rent) Payments in default Payments in respect of council tax Payments […]