61% of landlords feel the risk to their safety has increased while collecting rents…

29 October, 20130 Comments
In an anonymous online poll of 200 Landlords LRS asked the question: Do you feel welfare reforms have increased the risk to your safety while collecting rents? We can now reveal the results; This is why Lifestyle Tenant Referencing is acting as an excellent deterrent to anti-social tenants, as once they find out that our
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Confessions of a Nosey Neighbour [INFO-GRAPHIC]

25 October, 20130 Comments
Many thanks to Blinds Supermarket for providing us with this interesting info-graphic. Follow them on twitter @blindssmkt Related topics: Are we turning into an isolated nation? Invitation of ideas as to how your community can be improved. Anti-social tenants – A new Bill set to make a
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Anti-social tenants – A new Bill set to make a difference

05 September, 20130 Comments
A new piece of legislation is set to make a huge difference to landlords, who have previously had difficulties evicting tenants on the grounds of anti-social behaviour. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by police in England and Wales; which is equivalent to around 6,300 incidents each
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Majority of tenants put off by neighbours from hell

28 August, 20130 Comments
According to the latest figures complied by Ocean Finance, the majority of tenants find disruptive neighbours the most off putting factor when looking for rental accommodation. The report found that over half (55%) of tenants looking for housing would be put off the most by noisy neighbours; with only a third of under 35s annoyed,
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Does OFT report spell death for the UK letting agent?

15 February, 20130 Comments
The OFT have published a report identifying several consumer protection issues in the lettings market. As part of this report, the OFT analysed nearly 4,000 complaints made by people renting a home as well as those letting out a property. It found that both tenants and landlords were concerned about fees and charges levied by
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New property fraud hotline launched

08 February, 20130 Comments
Concerned that your property may be subject to a fraudulent sale or mortgage? Then worry no more, as the UK Land Registry have now launched a Property Fraud Helpline. Specially trained staff are now available to speak to worried home owners and offer practical advice about what to do. The telephone number is 0300 006
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Free deterrent to troublesome households within the PRS

23 January, 20130 Comments
A government report has found that councils are wasting billions of pounds, by not intervening with anti-social families more effectively. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles has published new findings showing the huge savings that can be made for the taxpayer from turning around troubled families, by intervening more effectively in problem households. The Department for
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Law reforms may ‘lengthen process of evicting tenants’ …?

16 January, 20131 Comments
A lawyer has told a select committee about her concerns that the process of evicting tenants could be lengthened via reforms to anti-social behaviour laws. The Home Affairs committee heard evidence from a number of housing professionals yesterday regarding changes to the powers available to landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods. This follows
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