The government has announced plans to bring about greater regulation of letting and managing agents, but we still have a way to go on detail. Have you had problems with a letting agent?
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In the last couple of years, a raft of tax hikes and lending reforms have made becoming a landlord far less attractive than it once was – but is investing in property still worthwhile?
A holding deposit has one job; to hold a rental property. But as Adam French, Senior Content Producer here at Which?, found out, it can be extremely frustrating when they don’t hold up their part of the bargain.
Buying and selling a home is stressful. It can be a long and uncertain process full of pitfalls. But with homebuying or selling being cited as one of the top consumer concerns by younger people, is it more demanding than it needs to be?
A new survey says that most house-hunters only take 27 minutes to make a decision to buy a pad – a third less time than they would do choosing a sofa. How long did it take you to decide to buy your home? (more on homebuying…)
If an estate agent overvalues your property and you put it on the market for that price, it could be the worst thing you do. (more on overvalued properties…)
Our annual moving house survey revealed some buyers face some real surprises when they turn up to view a house.
Last summer my husband and I decided we‘d like to move house. After having a relatively smooth experience as first-time buyers we hadn’t anticipated what was in store for us this time around…
Selling a house can be expensive. High street estate agents typically take 1% – 2% of the sale price in commission alone, so it’s little wonder that online-only rivals are shouting about potential savings. But is the trade-off worth it?
Our estate agents debate was the big talking point this week, with comments from both house buyers and sellers, as well as estate agents themselves. Here’s a round up of what went down.
Let’s face it, estate agents are never going to win a popularity contest. But with the housing market heating up, many will have to get used to dealing with estate agents – love them or loathe them.
Many of you may recall seeing holiday deals in travel agents’ windows. When you went in, the deal had invariably gone. You felt lured in under false pretences. I had a similar feeling when trying to find a house to rent.
Our mystery shoppers found that some letting agents are not being up-front about the fees they charge. We think this practice is breaking the law, and we asked you for your rental experiences.
We’ve just mystery shopped letting agents and found that many aren’t being upfront about their fees. We think they’re breaking the law – so how are they getting away with it?