Letting agents taking deposits regardless of room availability

According to a recent investigation by newsbeat, many letting agents are taking thousands of pounds from tenants as a holding fee for their properties – then keeping the money without letting them move in. Many tenants have reported depositing money for down payments, then having the rental cancelled and the payment never returned to them. This fraudulent behaviour has many tenants concerned about being ripped off by these unscrupulous agents. According to the Trading Standards Authorities in England, 487 of …

How Will Scottish Independence Impact the Housing Market?

There has been a lot of uncertainty recently about whether or not Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom following the Referendum on the 18th of September this year. Many people are wondering what kind of impact this decision will have on the residential housing market. The Independence Debate is becoming quite a concern for some home buyers and sellers. One of the main concerns is that as the property market in Scotland recovers from the economic downturn that …

How Government Property Schemes Have Helped People onto the Property Ladder

These days it can be difficult for young people to get on the property ladder, with the rising cost of house prices in the UK. However, due to a number of government schemes, the process of getting on the property ladder is becoming a lot easier. Over 100,000 households in the UK have been helped to buy their first property, according to a recent announcement. Home Buyers on the Increase Latest figures suggest, there are many different people becoming home …