chartered Institute of Housing

chartered Institute of Housing

Social Referencing protects victims of anti-social behaviour

20 November, 20130 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing have recently warned that proposed amendments to The Anti-social Behaviour Crime & Policing Bill could have catastrophic results for the victims – however Landlord Referencing Services can counteract this through the power of social referencing. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by
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Should landlords who buy empty homes be exempt from stamp duty?

27 February, 20130 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing has called on the government to make landlords who buy empty homes (to bring them back into use) exempt from paying stamp duty. In its submission to George Osborne, ahead of next month’s budget, the CIH has called on the government to offer an incentive to purchasers to bring back
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Bill approved to limit housing payments = rent caps for the UK…?

09 January, 20130 Comments
MPs have approved the controversial Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, passed by 328 votes to 262. Once the legislation is approved by the House of Lords this will mean that local housing allowance base rates will be capped at 1% for 2 years from April 2014. Most working age benefits, including employment and support allowance, income
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