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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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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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Housing minister claims buy to let tax changes will only affect 20% of landlords

26 January, 20170 Comments
Housing minister Gavin Barwell says recent changes to buy to let mortgage interest relief and stamp duty will only affect a small proportion of landlords. According to an ARLA report from a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector earlier this month – attended by Barwell – the minister quoted
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More landlords complete new accreditation scheme in North Somerset

23 January, 20170 Comments
More landlords have completed a vigorous training and accreditation scheme in Weston-super-Mare, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the district. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 many more local landlords and letting agents have joined the
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New training for landlords is rolled out

01 December, 20160 Comments
Weston’s landlords have joined forces to undergo a vigorous training and accreditation scheme, which they claim will protect tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the town centre. Dozens of the town’s landlords signed up to the Somerset Property Network’s National Landlords Code of Excellence at a meeting in October.
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Landlord opposed to selective licensing gains support for referendum

11 November, 20160 Comments
Over 4,000 residents in Burnley have signed a petition calling for a referendum to decide whether Burnley Borough Council should be led by an elected mayor. Prepared by disgruntled buy-to-let landlord Geoffrey Berg, from Prestwich in Bury, the petition came about after he become angered with Burnley Council’s extension of its Selective Landlord Licensing scheme over several more
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Limiting the risks for you and your tenants with preventative pest control

04 September, 20130 Comments
Landlords have a responsibility to keep the premises they are letting out well maintained and habitable. When it comes to pest control, however, deciding who is responsible can sometimes be a grey area. If you can prove that the tenant caused an infestation as a result of poor cleaning practices, they can be asked to
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[EXCLUSIVE] Council agree major re-structure of HMO licence fees

30 April, 20130 Comments
Birmingham City Council have sent a strong message to landlords who let in the city. “We support good landlords” Senior officers of the city council have been in discussions with the West Midlands Regional Representative of the National Landlords Association (NLA) since 2011 when HMO licences were about to come up for renewal but it
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Welcome to the Landlord Referencing Community BALMA

20 December, 20120 Comments
Landlord Referencing is very happy to announce that we now working in partnership with the Bristol Association of Letting and Management Agents (BALMA). Bristol Association of Letting and Management Agents (B.A.L.M.A.) is an established association of agents sharing their professionalism, striving to achieve high standards to benefit both tenants and landlords; whether private home owners, professional
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