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Old enough to fight for their country, but not to get housing help – Housing Benefit axed for 18-21 year olds

27 March, 20170 Comments
As the younger generation find it harder and harder to get onto the property ladder, from this weekend Housing Benefit will be axed for 18-21 year-olds. Ministers have decided to go ahead with potentially catastrophic plans to force young unemployed people to live with their parents or pay their own rent, first unveiled by Cameron and
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Tenant Referencing UK launch *NEW* Tenant Support Forum

17 March, 20170 Comments
Following an influx of enquiries from tenants we have launched a new Tenant Support Forum for private renters in the UK. This supersedes the latest statistics released by the English Housing survey; Between 2005/06 and 2015/16, the proportion of households in the PRS with children increased from 30% to 36% – a rise of nearly a
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Record Number of Buy-to-Lets Purchased With Cash

06 March, 20170 Comments
According to data from lettings agent Countrywide and the Council of Mortgage Lenders, a record number of landlords are choosing to purchase their buy-to-let investments with cash rather than through the use of mortgages. More than six out of ten properties purchased last month with the intention of letting were bought debt-free. It seems easy
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Free Landlord Tax Tutorials

27 February, 20170 Comments
Thousands of landlords and their accountants have download the free Landlord Tax Tutorials written by The Landlords Union via a page on the Property118 landlord news forum. For full details please see the link below. LINK >>> https://www.property118.com/Tax118 Got something to say? Please click here to get involved in the live discussion now! Related topics:
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More South West Landlords recognising the value of accreditation

21 February, 20170 Comments
Over the last 5 months 41 landlords have completed a vigorous training and accreditation scheme in North Somerset, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable their local authority to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords across the district. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 over 50 local landlords
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Supporting and upskilling the UK’s landlord community

15 February, 20170 Comments
Direct Line for Business has featured TenantReferencingUK.com as an expert contributor to its ‘Rental Road’ digital information hub; an interactive collection of articles and resources to support the UK’s landlord community. Direct Line for Business recognised Paul Routledge and TenantReferencingUK.com as: “providing a great resource for landlords and tenants alike.  As pioneers in improving the safety
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‘Unfit’ council home payouts hit £35m over 5 years

14 February, 20170 Comments
Councils across England have paid out more than £35m in compensation and legal fees over the past five years to tenants living in “unfit” council homes. Shockingly, nearly 11,000 tenants have claimed compensation for damp, leaks and damage in their council homes and despite a two-thirds drop in the number of “unfit” homes since 2011,
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Ill-thought-out legislation continues to criminalise the innocent

13 February, 20170 Comments
On a day where it’s been announced that the newly implemented Right to Rent legislation is not working, two landlords at opposite ends of the country have contacted the TR Group about the impact selective licensing is having on them. Selective licensing means that private landlords are required to obtain a licence allowing them to
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