Property & housing
Tenants warned over rogue agents
New LTS figures show that 46% of lettings agents don't comply with the law
Voluntary Code on APP scams launches
The Code provides increased protections against authorised push payment scams
Company fined for misleading tactics
A Leeds company has been fined for breaching consumer protection legislation
Fraudulent lettings pair jailed
A mother and daughter who ran a fraudulent lettings agency have been sentenced
Oxfordshire to take on rogue landlords
Oxfordshire County Council is launching a scheme to target irresponsible landlords
Builder imprisoned for shoddy work
A rogue builder from Norwich has been sentenced to four years in prison
TS cracks down on roofing rogues
Traders who targeted an elderly woman have been prosecuted in Warwickshire
CTSI approves Home Builders Code
The Consumer Code for Home Builders has been approved by the CTSI
LTS: Tackling rogue letting agents
London Trading Standards is taking on letting agents who aren’t complying with the law
SafeStyle UK fined for aggressive tactics
Safestyle UK has been fined £120,000 after pleading guilty to multiple offences
Govt tackles rogue letting agents
New govt measures could mean an end to the scourge of rogue agents
The great direct sales scandal
Are high-pressure direct sales tactics about to be exposed as the next PPI-style scandal?
Let there be light on lettings fees
A binding ruling should bring consistency on the issue of administration fees.