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Dover Letting Agency Finalists in the 2014-2015 Landlord and Letting awards for Customer Service

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Dover Letting Agency shortlisted for private rented sector Award

Dover Letting Agency have been shortlisted as a finalist for 2014/15 in the Customer Service category of the prestigious Landlord & Letting Awards.

Oliver Romain, editor of Landlord & Buy-to-Let magazine and lead judge for the Awards, commented: “The Landlord & Letting Awards are the premier nationwide private rented sector awards in the UK, and it’s great to be able to recognise and reward the best in the industry.

“The Awards receive industry wide support and grow year on year, and it is encouraging to see so many companies and individuals wanting to take part; many even strive throughout the year to further increase their chances of winning. This year’s response was phenomenal, with more entries than ever received across the various categories, so Dover Letting Agency have done brilliantly to be shortlisted.”

The winners for each category will be announced at a gala dinner – being held at Stoneleigh Park in Coventry during the Landlord and Letting Show, on Wednesday 26th November, 2014.

Chris Coleman said: “We are thrilled to be a Finalist: it really is testament to our hard work and commitment. We are now just keeping our fingers crossed that we are lucky enough to walk away with a winner’s trophy on the night.”

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50% of renters/tenants are unsure of deposit schemes

50% of renters/tenants are unsure of deposit schemes

Approximately 53 per cent of renters disclose that they have not checked out whether property owners, or their agencies, hold their deposits at any of the tenancy deposit services – and one in six occupants were unaware that the system even is existent.
A survey by SpareRoom say that even now, two years after the newest strengthening of legislation over the retaining of deposits, have not heard that such deposit schemes are mandatory on landlords and agents.
Nevertheless, more than one in 8 renters believe they have essentially submitted claims by way of no less than one of the tenancy deposit schemes – approximately half won their claim.
“The rogue element of the landlord community is much smaller than the majority assume. The wider situation is a personal rented sector dominated by novice and accidental landlords, who don’t usually understand their obligations,” states Matt Hutchinson, SpareRoom’s director.
If agents or landlords are discovered to have failed to have properly protected the tenants’ funds, a court can order them to pay the tenant up to three times the deposit.

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