27 August 2014

A YORKSHIRE residential letting specialist fears 2012 will witness an upturn in the number of tenants and landlords being left out-of-pocket by rogue operators.

In its annual preview of upcoming market trends, Linley & Simpson said that the threat posed by unregulated agents was poised to dominate a year in which a record one-in-six homes will be supplied by the private rented sector.

The independent agency - with branches in Harrogate, Wetherby, York, Wakefield, Ilkley an

The UK private rented sector continues to expand as the economic downturn makes it more difficult to buy and sell homes - but it remains one of the biggest to remain unregulated after the Government controversially shelved plans to introduce a mandatory licensing scheme.

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