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Agency hit with fine after failing to give fees, redress and CMP information

  A letting agent in east London has been fined £4,000 after apparently publishing the incorrect fees that it levies on tenants and landlords and failing to provide information about its redress and Client Money Protection membership. Atco Estates in Dagenham was first advised by Barking and Dagenham council officers […]

Section 8 delays force many landlords to serve Section 21 notices instead

  Section 8 delays are leaving more than half of landlords with no alternative but serve Section 21 notices, according to new research. The survey carried out by Landlord Action revealed some interesting facts when it comes to the reasons landlords serve Section 21 notices, with 73% of those who […]

NEW IMAGES OF STOKE REGENERATION SCHEME RELEASED

            New images of how a major redevelopment project in Stoke-on-Trent will look when completed have been published. Genr8 Developments has released the CGI pictures of its Smithfield scheme which is being completed alongside Stoke-on-Trent City Council. They show how the finished development will look, […]

Stoke-on-Trent is named among BEST cities to start a new business

Stoke-on-Trent has been named among the 15 best cities in the UK in which to start a business. New research by card payment solutions provider Paymentsense has seen the Potteries come in sixth place – beating rivals Coventry, Manchester and Liverpool. The survey looks at the most populated cities in […]

Staying Up to Date with the New Generation of Student Tenants

Believe it or not, the days of binge-drinking, untidy and carefree students are long gone. The new generation of student tenants has changed with the times, so it’s important for landlords to keep up to date with their needs. Broadband and utilities provider Glide has put together a helpful guide […]

Landlords to be legally required to join a redress scheme

The Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has announced that landlords will be legally required to join a landlord redress scheme, or face a £5,000 fine. The new ‘Housing Complaints Resolution Service‘ will be a single housing complaints service for all residents, including renters and homeowners. The Government say it will make […]

More good news for Stoke-On-Trent

Churchill China, the historic listed ceramics maker headquartered in Stoke-on-Trent, has hailed its “strong finish” to 2018 and “improved performance” during the second half of the year. In an update to the London Stock Exchange, the company said its revenue growth in export markets “remained strong” and that it now […]

Vodafone to keep its Stoke-On-Trent offices

Upto 2,700 Vodafone workers will be asked to relocate or face redundancy, as the mobile phone operator restructures its UK business. Smaller offices will be closed, with work concentrated in larger hubs in London, Manchester and Newbury – which is set to receive a £10m spending boost. Around 350 Glasgow […]

STOKE-ON-TRENT GREEN LIGHT TIPPED FOR JOB-CREATING DEVELOPMENT

Credit – Harworth Group Almost 2,000 jobs could be created if plans for more than 1.35 million sq ft of employment space are given the green light next week (29 January 2019). Harworth Group is behind the bid for the Chatterley Valley development site off Peakcock Hay Road near Stoke-on-Trent. […]