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‘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
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RSPCA and Cats Protection voice concerns on proposed Security Deposit Cap

04 July, 20170 Comments
Following the Queens Speech announcement of a cap on security deposits to be included with the new Tenants’ Fees Bill, The RSPCA and Cats Protection have voiced their concerns about removing private tenants’ flexibility to provide a higher deposit to cover the likes of pet damage. David Bowles, the RSPCA’s assistant director of external affairs,
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The Week The Landlords Moved In

26 June, 20170 Comments
This upcoming series challenges 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. The Series begins this Wednesday (28th June) at 9pm on BBC One. There will be 5 episodes in total. If you miss any you can watch
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85% of letting agents at risk of breaching TPO Code of Practice

26 June, 20170 Comments
The Property Ombudsman’s latest figures reveal a concerning amount of property complaints and consumer awards, where the overall number of awards TPO instructed agents to pay exceeded £1 million for the first time. One case study released by the TPO particularly caught our eye at Tenant Referencing UK; The highest award paid by an Agent
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Opportunity for landlords to increase social housing stock via free property portal

22 June, 20170 Comments
In the current climate many landlords are reluctant to house benefit tenants due to the increasing minority of those tenants unable to pay their rent on time, coupled with uncertainty around the governments’ welfare reform via Universal Credit – leaving good benefit tenants finding it extremely difficult to find accommodation in the private rented sector. LANDLORDS / HOUSING PROVIDERS: Would
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New Tenants’ Fees Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

21 June, 20170 Comments
Announced in last years Autumn Statement, a new Tenant’s Fees Bill has been confirmed in todays Queen Speech. According to government figures, the average amount paid in fees is currently £223 with around 4.3m households paying such fees every year. However housing charity Shelter found that one in seven renters pay more than £500, with
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