The Letting Centre was established in 1993 as an independent organisation providing support to landlords and businesses involved in residential lettings and property management.
Prior to that, the founders were involved in lettings as landlords in their own right and as agents for local landlords in the Cambridgeshire area. By this time, we had published a range of letting agreements which provided a clear and concise format, written in plain English and, uniquely, were also available with comprehensive legal and drafting notes.
The Letting Centre founded and published the Letting Update Journal between 1994 and 2011. With a circulation exceeding 1700, the Journal is now one of the leading publications supporting the residential letting sector.
Driven by the need to collate the mass of data and regulatory requirements necessary to compile the Journal, and by questions asked by our subscribers, the Letting Centre embarked on a computerisation project in 1994.
Our database now comprises over 2500 records of information related to the letting market landlord and tenant law, recent legislation, and key companies and suppliers. The Letting Centre also maintains its own small library of information relating to the private rented sector; a collection of reference books on housing and housing law, details of key cases and recent case law, copies of the relevant Acts of Parliament and other statute, and a selection of general and market information.
The Letting Centre produces a range of products and publications to support the residential letting community. Current publications include the Letting Handbook, various Professional Packs (addressing specific issues e.g. possession procedures) and a range of Factsheets, and information leaflets on safety and tax issues.