Orbit carry out largest industrial letting in the North West in 2017

AIM listed company Accrol Group Holdings plc has agreed to lease 368,400 sq. ft. of industrial space at Orbit Developmentā€™s distribution warehouse scheme, M58 Distribution Centre in Skelmersdale. Accrol is a leading independent manufacturer of both branded and private label tissue products with ranges including toilet, kitchen and facial tissues. The Blackburn based company manufactures … Read more

Government action to ban letting agent fees

New measures to provide a fairer deal for renters by banning unfair letting agentĀ fees. New measures to provide a fairer deal for renters by banning unfair letting agent fees and encouraging greater competition in the rental sector have been set out by the government today (7 April 2017). The proposed measures will stop hidden charges … Read more

Problems with letting agents on the rise for young adults as fees go up

The number of people aged 17-24 seeking help with problems with letting agents has more than doubled over the last two years, Citizens Advice reveals today. University students moving into privately rented accommodation around the country this month could be among those stung by bad letting agents that charge hundreds of pounds but provide poor … Read more

Letting agents need to move quickly to sign up to redress schemes

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis urges letting agents to meet the deadline to register with an approved redress scheme. Letting agents have until 1 October 2014 to register with 1 of 3 redress schemes, to ensure tenants and leaseholders have a straightforward option to hold their agents to account. Anyone who feels they get a poor … Read more

Fees transparency to ensure a fair deal for landlords and tenants

Letting agents will be required to publish full details of the fees they charge under plans announced by government ministers today (13 May 2014). The move ensures a fair deal for landlords and tenants, closing off the opportunity for a small minority of rogue agents to impose unreasonable, hidden charges. The common sense approach avoids … Read more