News @ Tenant Referencing

Author Archives

Author: News @ Tenant Referencing

Little-known 1925 law forces landlord couple to give tenant cheap rent FOR LIFE

22 August, 20170 Comments
A couple who purchased their neighbour’s house to help him out of financial difficulty have been ordered by a judge to give him a 90 year lease at a fixed rent for the whole term, because of a little known law dating back 92 years. David and Sheila Harding, who purchased the property back in 2001
Read more

As HMRC clamp down on landlords, tax protection insurance demand increases

16 August, 20170 Comments
Newham council believe that HMRC may be losing £200m a year in London alone, after discovering that half of its landlords have failed to register for self – assessment. After the licensing process Newham found it had 50,000 private properties owned by 27,000 separate landlords, the council now understands that 13,000 have failed to register for self-assessment.
Read more

Increase in private tenants looking to protect their deposit from accidental damage charges

15 August, 20170 Comments
As the amount of private landlords deciding to ditch taking deposits increases, Tenant Referencing UK thought it the ideal time to look into why this is and attempt to bridge the gap to enable a smooth tenancy for all parties involved. We caught up with MyDeposits and asked: What does a deposit actually cover a private tenant for?
Read more


11 August, 20170 Comments
A full days conference for Landlords and Letting Agents. DATE AND TIME: Fri 6 October 2017, 09:00 – 16:30. This conference is free to attend with free parking, beverages all day and lunch. LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE! BOOK NOW! > AGENDA 9.00 REGISTRATION, NETWORKING AND TEA & COFFEE 9.45 Introduction and welcome opening address Update on
Read more


11 August, 20170 Comments
As we approach the new academic year, it has come to light that private landlords offering student accommodation are being targeted by scam artists. Registered providers earlier this week received an email from the University of Newcastle warning about two people “that have unfortunately made their way into [the] database.” The University of Newcastle said
Read more

Selective Licensing will increase costs for tenants living in South Yorkshire ?

25 July, 20170 Comments
It has come to our attention there is growing concern that the introduction of Selective Licensing will increase the cost of living for tenants residing in rented housing across South Yorkshire. The Doncaster Selective Licensing consultation came to an end on 11th July, where the council are proposing a fee of £515 for each rented property.
Read more

400,000 properties in England and Wales could be unlettable from April 2018

21 July, 20170 Comments
According to government figures one in ten UK rental properties could be unlettable next year, if landlords fail to improve their energy efficiency. From April 2018, rental properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E. The regulations will apply to new lets and renewals of tenancies, and from 1 April 2020 it will extend
Read more

The Week The Landlords Moved In – Episode 3: Communication Is Key

13 July, 20170 Comments
The third episode of this series aired last night, featuring Founder of Tenant Referencing UK Paul Routledge. The series aims to challenge successful landlords to spend an eye-opening week living in one of their own rentals, on their tenant’s budget, to see life through their tenant’s eyes. Speaking on BBC Radio Bristol this morning, Paul
Read more

‘Cuckooing’ predators forcing their way into the homes of the vulnerable

12 July, 20170 Comments
Police have carried out a series of raids in Somerset this month, after concerns that criminals are forcing their way into the homes of vulnerable people to deal drugs. Detectives say there has been a notable increase in the practice called ‘Cuckooing’, which much of it is linked to gangs in London. Yesterdays dawn raids
Read more