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Growing need for longer tenancies

RLA – Homelessness in the UK is not down to landlords

12 February, 20160 Comments
The RLA has responded to a government inquiry into homelessness, defending landlords. Private sector landlords are repeatedly and unfairly blamed for the increasing number of homeless in the UK. However the RLA believes there are numerous external contributing factors which are putting pressure on landlords that need to be highlighted when it comes to tackling
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Rogue landlords and the review of property conditions in the private rented sector

19 February, 20140 Comments
Rogue landlords are very much in the news nowadays – even if you’re not remotely interested in the PRS, you can’t get far without hearing about landlords illegally housing their tenants in sheds, and worse.  There are plenty of schemes (existing and proposed) – mainly run by local authorities – to deal with them –
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Infested with fleas and garbage [PICTURES INCLUDED] #TerrifyingTenantTales

31 October, 20130 Comments
Tenant Alert References : L/TM/141013 & L/BE/141013 I had two lots of great tenants, one awful agent who ran off with deposits and rent, one good agent (Fairfield Estates) and two very self-centered tenants. I respect my agent for always seeing both sides of the coin, but even they were surprised when these tenants turned
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61% of landlords feel the risk to their safety has increased while collecting rents…

29 October, 20130 Comments
In an anonymous online poll of 200 Landlords LRS asked the question: Do you feel welfare reforms have increased the risk to your safety while collecting rents? We can now reveal the results; This is why Lifestyle Tenant Referencing is acting as an excellent deterrent to anti-social tenants, as once they find out that our
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Landlords are ‘not an extension of the Border Agency’

23 September, 20130 Comments
Following announcements in July, that landlords would face fines of up to £3,000 if they failed to determine whether a tenant’s immigration documents are genuine or not, Ministers are now arguing that landlords are ‘not an extension of the Border Agency.’ The consultation document suggested that it would affect 1.4million private landlords,  stating that “Landlords
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Anti-social tenants – A new Bill set to make a difference

05 September, 20130 Comments
A new piece of legislation is set to make a huge difference to landlords, who have previously had difficulties evicting tenants on the grounds of anti-social behaviour. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by police in England and Wales; which is equivalent to around 6,300 incidents each
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