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Shadow Housing Minister says tenants are not an agents client

09 May, 20140 Comments
Following a popular post within the LRS Community forum yesterday an LRS member has had a reply from the Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds via Twitter. The original post was: “Labour Party write open letter to letting agents” – Click to read. Landlords, Letting Agents and Tenants, please share your views on this latest comment
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Labour Party write open letter to letting agents

08 May, 20140 Comments
An open letter to letting agents, calling on them to end charging fees to tenants, is now live on the Labour party website. The letter, written by shadow minister for housing Emma Reynolds, says: Private renting is now the norm for 9 million people, including 1.3 million families. Many face unstable short-term lets and high letting
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Labour to cap landlords rent on buy to let homes

01 May, 20140 Comments
Ed Miliband will announce today that a future Labour Government would cap annual rent increases in the private rented sector and scrap letting fees to estate agents – echoing the 1960s and ’70s rent controls that are widely blamed for damaging the property sector. In a bid to end “excessive” rent rises and give a
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Cameron: ‘I don’t accept the bedroom tax is a tax…’

07 February, 20131 Comments
During a stormy debate at prime minister’s questions yesterday, David Cameron angrily rejected the term ‘bedroom tax’ as he faced repeated questions about the controversial policy. Ed Miliband criticised the policy which will see working age social housing tenants having their Housing Benefit cut if they are deemed to be under-occupying their property – by
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Extended tenancies could trigger rent arrears increase

28 January, 20130 Comments
In response to Labour’s call for longer tenancy agreements the Council of Mortgage Lenders have responded by warning that such agreements could lead to a rise in rent arrears. Labour argues that the private sector should give stability and financial certainty to private renters by offering predictable rents over a long period. Longer-term tenancies and
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Why do Landlord Referencing ask certain questions?

15 January, 20130 Comments
Landlord Referencing Services would like to address the reasons behind the questions that we ask of landlords and letting agents upon registration of our service. What with the recent (unprecedented) influx of landlords and letting agents joining our unique landlord networking system right across the UK, following the introduction of the Universal Credit pilots and
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landlordreferencing.co.uk pledge to protect the rights of private landlords

14 January, 20131 Comments
Labour leader MP Ed Miliband has promised to protect the rights of private renters, as part of his party’s ‘One Nation’ philosophy. Mr Miliband highlighted the potentially divisive rift between private renters and home owners in a speech to the Fabian Society. As well as attempting to provide more security for renters via introducing more
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