Property damage recovery – Are you prepared?

10 March, 20170 Comments
Being a landlord or letting agent is generally a stressful job in itself, but can be made even worse in times of crisis. (God forbid) if any of the following scenario’s took place, would you want the hassle of dealing with insurers?… There is nothing that can prepare you for the devastation caused when your
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How to be the Perfect Tenant

17 August, 20161 Comments
When you move into a rental property you hope to get the ‘perfect’ landlord – sometimes you are lucky and sometimes you are not. But while the landlord has a responsibility to you as a tenant, you also have responsibilities to him or her, as your landlord. So, here’s how you can ensure you are
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Increase in landlords claiming on their insurance due to deposit disputes

06 April, 20160 Comments
Latest figures released by the TDS show that deposit disputes are at their highest level since records began, 7 years ago; meaning that more and more landlords are having to claim on their insurance. TDS data shows us that damage, cleaning and redecoration are the most common reasons given for a tenancy deposit dispute, where
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Tenant cleared of damages caused by peeing standing up

04 February, 20150 Comments
A German court has ruled that a tenant does not owe his landlord money for damages caused by his preference for peeing standing up. The landlord accused the tenant of causing the equivalent of £1,440 of damage to the bathroom’s marble floor, as he regularly missed the toilet whilst urinating. While accepting expert evidence that
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Due Diligence for Live in Landlords, including the Immigration Bill.

18 April, 20140 Comments
The biggest worry facing a live in landlord is the kind of person their lodger might be (aside from whether they’re simply compatible) – are they a criminal, likely to be violent or damage your home?  Will they pay the rent on time?  Will they respect you and your home? It’s a staggering fact that
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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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Foxtons in legal battle with landlord following bad tenant experience

15 April, 20140 Comments
Estate agency giant Foxtons have recently been taken to court by a landlord client following a row over unpaid commission after complaining that the previous tenants had trashed his property. The dispute began in 2007 when private landlord Jonathan Bloom instructed Foxtons to let out a house he owned in South Hampstead. He said he
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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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