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Opportunity for landlords to increase social housing stock via free property portal

22 June, 20170 Comments
In the current climate many landlords are reluctant to house benefit tenants due to the increasing minority of those tenants unable to pay their rent on time, coupled with uncertainty around the governments’ welfare reform via Universal Credit – leaving good benefit tenants finding it extremely difficult to find accommodation in the private rented sector. LANDLORDS / HOUSING PROVIDERS: Would
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Residential landlords have a major role to play in preventing homelessness

31 January, 20170 Comments
The appalling rise in the number of people sleeping rough in England illustrates the importance of private rented accommodation, according to The Deposit Protection Services (The DPS). More than 4,000 people a night have been sleeping rough on England’s streets, up 16% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local
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Innovative lettings ‘Passport’ enables councils to house more and save more

18 November, 20160 Comments
Local Authorities and Housing Associations across the UK can now access a brand new solution to help many more low income renters find new homes and save public funds, through The Ark Passport. Did you know that UK councils have spent £3.5 billion on temporary housing over the last 5 years? With the introduction of Universal Credit
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What is an AST?

05 August, 20160 Comments
Dear Samii What is an AST?… Samii says AST is short for ‘Assured Shorthold Tenancy’, which is the most common form of tenancy in the private rented sector. A tenancy can be an AST if all of the following apply: you’re a private landlord or housing association the tenancy started on or after 15 January
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The importance of referencing Universal Credit tenants

14 April, 20161 Comments
With Universal Credit in the news again this week, at Tenant Referencing UK we thought we’d draw attention to this: If a council or housing association tenant has one month’s rent arrears it will be paid direct to their landlord but if a private tenant has rent arrears private landlords must wait two months’ for
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Accurate tenant referencing and landlord communication is the way forward

03 February, 20140 Comments
With the impending welfare reform via Universal Credit, legislation to tackle illegal immigration, more landlord Licensing schemes being implemented and stories such as Landlord Fergus Wilson’s recently hitting the headlines; landlords and letting agents need to realise the severe implications if they continue to go about their business without the means of accurate and thorough
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Top 100 housing must reads; 2013 through the eyes of an LRS landlord.

31 December, 20130 Comments
Here is a compilation of the 100 most read, most interesting, and most commented upon Landlord Referencing Forum topics, from late 2012 to the end of 2013. (Click on title of each one to read the thread in full.) The Office of Fair Trading has today launched new online resources to help internet businesses comply
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Homeless charity to trade tenants personal data [UPDATE]

13 November, 20130 Comments
By year end Experian plan to include 600,000 rental records, via social housing providers who’s tenants have paid late, that lenders will have access to from next year. Landlord Referencing Services has been including late rent payments, as well as any property damages incurred throughout each tenancy, via our unique Lifestyle Referencing Reports for nearly
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