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67% of the UK’s private rented stock are up to standard

15 April, 20140 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s UK Housing Review 2014 has revealed that 33% of the UK’s private rented homes would have failed the Government’s Decent Homes Standard in 2012. 15% of social rented homes also failed to meet the standard in 2012, down from 29% in 2006. Many property news websites have reported on this
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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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