Edited by Rosalind Renshaw



These forums are for you to raise topics for discussion and debate with industry colleagues.

It's also the ideal way to carry on with conversations that start in the comments of news stories.

Comment of the week

"I recently raised this issue with the representative from our local newspaper. There were only ourselves and one other agent advertising our fees in the weekly Homes section. So she quizzed the agents not advertising fees and the response was 'We won’t do it until we get told to do it, they won’t fine straight away, we will get a warning'.

"I fear that this is the apathetic viewpoint of the vast majority of estate agents, the councils just do not have the resources to police these things."

A comment by simonh on the story that one third of letting agents in York are not complying with the legal requirement to publish their fees