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Private Rent Arrears decreasing as Social Housing debt rises

06 May, 20140 Comments
Last month Landlord Referencing Services recorded a significant dip in it’s unique Tenant Alert upload system compared to the month before. April 2014 Tenant Alert Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. April 2014 Website Traffic Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. This begs the question: what with more and more landlords and letting
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Landlady finds £160,000 of cannabis in property let out to businessman

01 May, 20140 Comments
A Yorkshire landlady found £160,000 worth of cannabis growing in her house after letting it out to a businessman. Timothy Young, 48, was caught out after his landlady returned with her family to the UK to attend a funeral and went to inspect the property. She went to the house on Hollingthorpe Lane, Hall Green,
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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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Lord Mayor of Portsmouth endorses Landlord Referencing Services

26 March, 20140 Comments
Having met The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth at The PDPLA Landlord & Property Show a couple of weeks ago we went onto ask her what she thought of the principle of landlords and letting agents networking together to avoid anti-social/disruptive tenants moving around areas, creating havoc and destroying all of our communities. Councillor Lynne Stagg replied
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50th anniversary of the world’s first Neighbourhood Watch scheme

13 March, 20140 Comments
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of Kitty Genovese in the borough of Queens, New York – a tragedy that resulted in the setting up of the world’s first Neighbourhood Watch schemes in the US. Working in partnership with Neighbourhood Watch it seems like an opportune moment for LRS to reflect on how far
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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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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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