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What to consider when calculating “fair wear and tear”?

14 June, 20160 Comments
For a long time, fair wear and tear has been a grey area for landlords and letting agents alike; this is because it tends to vary from case to case, due to factors such as what the condition the property was in before the tenancy began, and the expectations regarding the level of normal usage
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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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Social Referencing protects victims of anti-social behaviour

20 November, 20130 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing have recently warned that proposed amendments to The Anti-social Behaviour Crime & Policing Bill could have catastrophic results for the victims – however Landlord Referencing Services can counteract this through the power of social referencing. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by
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Bill approved to limit housing payments = rent caps for the UK…?

09 January, 20130 Comments
MPs have approved the controversial Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, passed by 328 votes to 262. Once the legislation is approved by the House of Lords this will mean that local housing allowance base rates will be capped at 1% for 2 years from April 2014. Most working age benefits, including employment and support allowance, income
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