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What is Selective Licensing in the private rented sector?

14 September, 20160 Comments
Under the Housing Act 2004, local authorities currently have powers to introduce selective licensing of privately rented homes to address problems in their area, or any part of them, caused by one or more of the following conditions: low housing demand (or is likely to become such an area) a significant and persistent problem caused by
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Insurers detect 2,500 fraudulent claims a week

14 September, 20160 Comments
The number of fraudulent insurance claims rose to 2,500 a week last year, according to industry figures. In total there were 130,000 fraudulent claims, up 6% on 2014, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) said. Dishonest motor claims remained the most common crime, accounting for over half the total. But fraudulent claims for injury, supposedly
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Alternatives to selective licensing in the private rented sector: a guide for landlords

24 August, 20165 Comments
Following last weeks selective licensing victory for the private rented sector, we are now hearing from landlords all around the country who want to fight against selective licensing being implemented in their area but don’t know where to start or how to get the ball rolling. Sponsored by TR Lettings Online, Tenant Referencing UK led the Somerset
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Tenant jailed for trashing housemate’s room

05 February, 20150 Comments
A tenant has been jailed for burglary after trashing his housemate’s room by pouring cooking oil and food over his housemate’s carpet and belongings. Michael Llewellyn received 18 months on February 4 for breaking into the man’s locked room. Nottingham Crown Court heard that Llewellyn had been drinking when he decided to damage his housemate’s property. The two
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Police turn down networking as a way of stopping anti-social behaviour

09 May, 20140 Comments
IT IS OFFICIAL! After a long awaited meeting with the Avon and Somerset Police Force and the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, LandlordReferencing.co.uk has received confirmation today from Sue Mountstevens via email that she “does not feel that Landlord Referencing is something that she can lend her support to” because she is “concerned
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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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£230k Landlords watch out …

18 March, 20140 Comments
Following on from a recent post : “Here we go again – nothing about bad tenants…” sent in via an LRS landlord in Barnsley they have followed it up with the letter below. Are you a good landlord who operates within these areas of Barnsley? Have you ever had a bad tenant? Are you happy
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Letting Agents keeping tenants deposits are not agents THEY’RE THIEVES

27 February, 20140 Comments
A Newsbeat investigation has found that a minority of letting agents are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from tenants as holding deposits, not letting them move in and then keeping that money. From January 2011 to September 2013 Trading Standards authorities in England reported 487 such cases and a Freedom of Information request found that
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