Allen & Crane Estates, a sales and lettings agency near Slough, has been expelled from membership of one code of practice scheme and suspended from another while MT Properties Central in Birmingham has also been expelled from the Property Ombudsman. But will this change anything?
New pension freedoms were introduced a few months ago among predictions of a complete meltdown, with pensioners throwing their hard-earned cash away on sports cars and yachts. Whether that's happened or not, there are significant concerns about the way pensioners are being advised which could have a knock-on effect on the buy-to-let market.
With the current state of supply and demand in the private rental sector you might think that you don't have to worry about making your property appeal to tenants. But thinking with a tenants' mindset both when you select an investment property and when seeking new tenants can shorten void periods and net you better quality tenants.