Scrooge Government housing policy for a quarter of a million renters = Ho Ho Ho, you’re homeless!

14 December, 20160 Comments
Nobody wants to spend Christmas in a strange place without their own things around them, but that’s the situation many renters are finding themselves in this year. 1191 families in Bristol will be spending their Christmas in temporary accommodation; Wiltshire = 498, Gloucestershire = 156, Somerset = 148 and Bath = 26. Families like these aren’t
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DIY jobs for landlords to do this Easter

16 April, 20140 Comments
Many thanks to @rentonomy for allowing Landlord Referencing Services to share this with the LRS
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The South West’s Biggest Landlord Expo | 3rd April 2014 | Stand 82

24 March, 20140 Comments
Reasons To Attend The South West’s Biggest Landlord Expo – Click here. Don’t forget to visit the Landlord Referencing stand (at Stand 82), where Paul and Samii will be happy to answer any questions or queries about Tenant Referencing is one of the most important things a Landlord or Letting Agent should do before
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New LHA rates published for 2014/15

24 February, 20140 Comments
The DWP have published the 2014/15 Local Housing Allowance rates (LHA) which will take effect from April this year and are set out below. These rates will not appear on LHA-Direct before 18 March 2014. Any policy enquiries should be directed to the Department for Work and Pensions.   BRMA Room 1 Bed 2 Bed
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Can you get an advantage when selling your house in a Buyers market?

03 February, 20140 Comments
Everyone knows that the housing market has been struggling over the last few years and that is putting it mildly. However over the summer and autumn of 2013, I noticed that the market was starting to pick up, there were quite a lot of houses going onto the market, which is promising, but are they
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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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