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Greater industry regulation draws closer in Wales

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In an earlier blog in May 2012 ('The foundations are laid for regulation of the PRS in Wales') I outlined plans for the reform of housing law in Wales. A Housing Bill 2013 is currently being drafted, which, among other things, will introduce a compulsory licensing scheme for all private rented sector landlords and letting/management agents in Wales...

Posted by Martin Partington, TDS Chair, former Law Commissioner for England and Wales on 18 April 2013

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The foundations for regulation of the PRS in Wales

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One of the policy areas that the Whitehall government seems to think can safely be transferred to devolved governments is housing. Almost the first Act passed in the Scottish Parliament in 2001 was a Housing Act. Now the Welsh Assembly Government – with its expanded legislative powers - is going to do the same. And...

Posted by Prof Martin Partington QC on 30 May 2012

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Why we support SAFEagent Awareness Week - TDS chief

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SAFE Agent Last month saw the collapse of Canterbury based Lettings Agent Joseph Newman. The agent went into voluntary liquidation with the liquidator saying that up to £350,000 is owed to landlords and tenants from the client account.  Some of this will be rent money but a lot of it is likely to be rental...

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 14 May 2012

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Taking positive engagement with agents and landlords to 'a wholly new level'

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*Today the consultation period on proposed housing legislation in Wales comes to a close.*

Posted by Steve Harriott, CEO on 17 February 2012

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Why self regulation just won't work

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  *"In an era when young kids get sent to jail for stealing a t-shirt and MPs get imprisoned for fiddling their expenses what makes fraudulent lettings agents get away with a smack on the hand? Self regulation just won't work."*

Posted by Steve Harriott on 26 October 2011

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