It can be daunting to go straight to the solicitors on every issue and clarification
(PRWEB UK) 20 December 2012
Lettingweb have teamed up with award winning Scottish law firm Lindsays to offer a new support service for letting agents - Lettinglegal.com.
The site, exclusively available to members of Lettingweb, continues the site’s vision to help letting agents work in the industry during a difficult time, and features:
- A knowledge base containing articles on legal issues relevant to private letting, written by Lindsays’ private rented housing team.
- A forum for members to discuss the regulatory issues and problems facing the letting industry, and put questions to Lindsays themselves. The most popular questions as voted for by members will be answered.
- An initial consultation with Lindsays providing guidance on letting issues.
Lettinglegal was created following significant legislative and regulatory changes within the private rental sector in Scotland this year, including the introduction of tenancy deposit schemes and the contentious issue of tenant ‘premiums’.
Both parties were aware that it can be daunting to go straight to the solicitors on every issue and clarification – so Lettinglegal is there as a first port of call for any questions.
Paul Harper, Partner and Head of the Housing team at Lindsays, said: “I am delighted that Lindsays have partnered with Lettingweb to provide Lettinglegal. There are a number of burning issues affecting those in the industry just now. Lettinglegal will provide a forum for these issues to be discussed with peers and explained in general terms from a legal stand point. “
Steve Tigar, Managing Director at Lettingweb, added that: “The industry has experienced such massive change this year, resulting in many letting agents having to review their processes or seek clarification on multiple regulatory and legal issues. We hope that our members see this free additional service as real added value, and that we can help to make things a lot easier for them.”
Lettingweb members can access the service through their back office.