‘Cuckooing’ predators forcing their way into the homes of the vulnerable

12 July, 20170 Comments
Police have carried out a series of raids in Somerset this month, after concerns that criminals are forcing their way into the homes of vulnerable people to deal drugs. Detectives say there has been a notable increase in the practice called ‘Cuckooing’, which much of it is linked to gangs in London. Yesterdays dawn raids
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Tenant Cannabis Farm

Landlord £10,000 cost of tenant’s drugs farm

04 February, 20160 Comments
A landlord has spoken out to the Wigan Today and asked to remain anonymous, has had thousands of pounds worth of damage to his property after it was turned into a cannabis farm The landlord was happy with the tenant who had been living in the property for four years and regularly visited to carry
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An open letter to the mainstream media

14 March, 20134 Comments
With the controversy around Universal Credit becoming almost explosive and as rent arrears mount up & the housing benefit monies are spent on other things (drink, drugs, pay day loans, etc – which are extremely detrimental to ALL of our communities) Landlord Referencing Services are now seeing a massive influx of landlords AND letting agents
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WARNING! Rent-to-Rent on the increase

19 February, 20130 Comments
There are increasing concerns regarding the new development in the residential lettings market known as ‘Rent-to-Rent’ ; tenants who rent a residential property and then sub-let it for profit. As tenants find it increasingly difficult to find rental accommodation the problem of subletting property without consent has increased considerably within both the private rental market
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Drug use most common in Private Rented Accommodation

10 December, 20120 Comments
The Prime-Minister is being urged by The Commons Home Affairs Select Committee to consider all of the alternatives to Britain’s failing drug laws, including decriminalisation and legalisation. The influential cross-party group of MP’s say that after taking evidence from all sides of the drug debate, including from Russell Brand and Richard Branson, that “now, more
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Social housing sector’s credit worthiness stable

09 July, 20120 Comments
Despite increased financial pressures, generated by government cuts and the Welfare Reform Act (Universal Credit), a major ratings agency has announced that the UK’s social housing sector’s credit worthiness is stable. The report, by Standard & Poor, claims that the majority of housing associations will be able to accommodate to the lower level of government
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