Atkinson McLeod - April 2013 Newsletter
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Atkinson McLeod - April 2013 Newsletter

Lettings is relatively unregulated and as a result can lead to ‘rogue’ elements. In our first article this month, we look at a recent case of an agent who abused client funds entrusted to him. Whilst an extreme case, resulting in a jail term, this does underline the importance of dealing with an ARLA regulated agent – which of course Atkinson McLeod is!

Institutions have toyed with the residential lettings market, but have to date been largely concerned with commercial property. In our second article this month we look at a recent move by the Prudential who have targeted a significant investment into the residential sector – is this the start of a new trend?

Finally we provide an update of the Newham licensing ‘trial’. The council boss is insisting that voluntary licensing simply doesn’t work and compulsory measures are the only solution.

As ever, if you’ve got any questions or feedback, please call us or drop us a line. Alternatively, just drop into your local branch of Atkinson McLeod.

Best regards,

Giles Atkinson and Dan McLeod

Atkinson McLeod London Estate Agent

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