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The Queen’s speech: Banning letting agents from charging fees to tenants.

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A very quick post with apologies for the lack of detail.

 
As you may have seen on the news, the Queen’s speech today has announced proposed legislation by the government to ban letting agents from charging fees to tenants. This still has to go through parliament of course, but as the BBC news website points out, (here ) this is something that all three of the main political parties included in their election manifestoes. So the idea has clear cross party support.

 
We will post on this again when we have more information.

 
Oliver

 

 

Apologies – missing date for Brushstrokes event.

If you saw the blog post from yesterday about the landlord / tenant event at Brushstrokes – you might have noticed the date was missing.
(Hands up – my error)

 
The event is this Friday – 23rd June and just to reiterate … it’s
4.30 to 6.00

 
Brushstrokes – St. Philip’s Parish Centre
Messenger Road
Smethwick
B66 3DU

 
If you are a landlord looking for tenants – do please try and come along.

 
Oliver

Landlord – tenant speed dating (almost)

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Well, it’s not quite speed-dating but it could still be a good opportunity to meet your next tenant.

 
Local charity Brushstrokes is holding an event to introduce their client group – (migrants) to potential landlords. The aim of the event is to look at barriers that might make landlords reluctant to accept migrants. That could be anything from language issues to concerns about Home Office regulations and the ‘Right to rent’ rules. It’s partly a workshop, but also gives landlords and potential tenants the chance to meet informally.

 
The last event was very successful and at least two landlords did actually link up with people they were able to offer tenancies too.

 
So if you need a tenant – come along.
4.30 to 6.00

 

Brushstrokes – St. Philip’s Parish Centre
Messenger Road
Smethwick
B66 3DU

 
For more information contact Megan on 07540143503

Oliver

Landlord portal back up and running.

Landlords will know that our landlord portal (which lets you see details of payments we have made direct to landlords) has been out of action for a while.

 
I’m pleased to say that it is now back up and working. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this has caused and very grateful for people’s patience.

 
Oliver