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Landlords and Agents | Are you ready for November 1st?

30 October, 20130 Comments
From November 1st, 2013, all letting agents and private landlords will have to ensure that they include information in their property ads regarding non-optional fees and any charges that the tenant will incur during the rental application process. This has been bought to the attention of The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint earlier
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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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UC pilot begins | London landlords protect yourself today!

28 October, 20130 Comments
The Government is launching its next phase of its new benefits system ( Universal Credit ) in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham today. It seeks to simplify the existing system by combining 6 benefits into 1, but opponents say it is misleading and will increase debt, mass evictions and homelessness. Many landlords within
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Problems persuading DWP to switch UC housing cost payments to the landlord

23 October, 20130 Comments
Landlords in the North West are complaining about poor communication from the Department for Work and Pensions, via the “flagship” welfare reform trials. Welfare reform, via Universal Credit, is currently being trialled in Ashton-under-Lyne, Wigan, Warrington and Oldham – where benefits are merged into a single payment made direct to the claimant. Many landlords within
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80,000+ tenants heading for the PRS

19 September, 20130 Comments
One in three council tenants have been pushed into rent arrears and are now facing eviction, since the introduction of the controversial “bedroom tax”. Figures provided by 114 local authorities across Britain after Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by the campaign group False Economy show the impact of the bedroom tax over  its first four
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PLEASE BEAR WITH US – THE WEBSITE IS EVOLVING

11 September, 20130 Comments
We are currently updating the website and the database in order to integrate our new credit system portal for our unique Lifestyle Referencing Reports. Once this goes live for every tenant that you upload (good or bad) you will receive two credits. Once you have built up 5 credits (by uploading 3 tenants) you will
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