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110 years on; Anti-social behaviour is no better

22 April, 20140 Comments
A collection of mugshots dating back to 1905, which warned publicans of drunken Dundonians, is to go under the hammer today. The folio of forms was issued to local landlords warning them not to serve the pictured people, who had been convicted of being drunk and incapable. Forms note “riotous behaviour” by the barred drinkers,
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Mandatory Landlord Licensing – Lets Unite

27 March, 20140 Comments
With more and more local authorities proposing and actioning Selective Licensing schemes for PRS landlords, LRS believe that it is time for landlords to take matters into their own hands and get their voice heard. Sections 79, 80 and 81 of the Housing Act 2004 provide for the introduction of a scheme of Selective Licensing
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Liverpool licensing plans could increase costs for good tenants

22 November, 20130 Comments
Today the Mayoral Cabinet for Liverpool will be asked to approve plans for a 12 week independent consultation to begin, over the introduction of the first citywide licensing scheme for private landlords. In a bid to drive up the quality of private rented properties this would mean that all property owners who rent out accommodation
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£140 million wasted on welfare reform IT systems that don’t work!

07 November, 20130 Comments
The DWP has been slammed by a cross-party committee regarding a ‘shocking lack of financial control’ over the governments ‘flagship’ Universal Credit programme. Universal Credit, which aims to roll several benefits into one single payment made direct to the claimant, has been scrutinised by The Public Accounts Committee – saying that any deadlines for the
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UC pilot begins | London landlords protect yourself today!

28 October, 20130 Comments
The Government is launching its next phase of its new benefits system ( Universal Credit ) in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham today. It seeks to simplify the existing system by combining 6 benefits into 1, but opponents say it is misleading and will increase debt, mass evictions and homelessness. Many landlords within
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Problems persuading DWP to switch UC housing cost payments to the landlord

23 October, 20130 Comments
Landlords in the North West are complaining about poor communication from the Department for Work and Pensions, via the “flagship” welfare reform trials. Welfare reform, via Universal Credit, is currently being trialled in Ashton-under-Lyne, Wigan, Warrington and Oldham – where benefits are merged into a single payment made direct to the claimant. Many landlords within
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Licensing plans could increase costs for good tenants

21 October, 20130 Comments
As a Lincolnshire council plans to introduce a licensing system for landlords to crack down on anti-social tenants, the NLA has voiced their concerns that it could put up costs for good tenants. Boston Borough Council believe that the licences, which could cost upwards of £490, will help tackle disruption and low-quality housing. They also
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Good Landlord Scheme launched in Lincolnshire

07 October, 20130 Comments
West Lindsey District Council are about to launch a “Good Landlord” scheme, that aims to give tenants more confidence in their landlords. The council is working with DASH Services to raise awareness of the regional landlord accreditation scheme, which provides free membership, advice, guidance and financial discounts to landlords that sign up. Accreditation enables tenants
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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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