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Highlights from the UK’s private and social rented sector headlines: August 2021

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August might be “silly season” for the UK media, but this month’s property news could have a serious impact.

In our first story, we look at the PropTech startup that wants tenants to pay to view properties – and ask if this breaks rules on tenant fees.

Next, we ask how well the UK rental market is performing after the end of lockdown. Get the latest facts and figures in our second story.

In our third item, Airbnb has gone out to bat for the short-term rental sector after a summer of attacks by politicians. Will the platform’s proposed reforms silence their critics? 

Fourth, a new survey reveals the things that letting agents love and hate most about their profession. Read on to see if you agree with them.

Agents, landlords, tenants and other industry stakeholders are invited to contribute to a new code of practice for block management. Find out how to make your opinion count in article number five.

Finally, for our regular charity feature, Paul Shamplina has announced the date of his next Rumble with the Agents charity boxing night. Find out how you can support a great cause by buying tickets for your office – or stepping into the ring.

For all our latest analysis, download the August 2021 issue of the PayProp Rent Report today and subscribe to get future issues delivered to your inbox every month.

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