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‘Lost decade’ of building means England now 1 million homes short

26 March, 20140 Comments
An average of just 115,000 new homes have been built since a major housing report warned a decade ago that at least 210,000 new homes a year would need to be built in England, to prevent a worsening housing crisis. According to the author of the original government-commissioned report, Kate Barker, it means that the country
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When 2 Pauls go to war …!

15 March, 20140 Comments
Landlord Referencing Services is very happy to announce that we are now pro-actively working alongside the UK’s first and best eviction specialists Landlord Action. Having acted in over 28,000 instructions and recovered hundreds of millions worth of rent arrears and property damages for their landlord and agent clients, their Legal department is headed up by experts
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A bottle of wine or a bad tenant? – What a choice to make!

25 February, 20140 Comments
Last week we heard that the Bank of England was not going to raise interest rates until Mid-2015 and one of the reasons for raising rates was because savers were suffering. I questioned whether those savers were big corporations who had vast swathes of cash or just pensioners that received more money in interest and
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Walton Robinson Run Through Their Top Tips For Preventing Troublesome Tenants

26 September, 20130 Comments
Newcastle based sales and lettings agents WaltonRobinson.com gives us the low down on how they avoid problematic tenants and property disasters. Being a landlord can be a really rewarding profession but all of a sudden, when you least expect it, things can change. Nothing is worse than a bad tenant. Whether your tenant isn’t looking
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The Secret Behind the Big Society of Landlords

15 June, 20130 Comments
As Landlord Referencing Services LLP looks forward to attending the very first National Neighbourhood & Home Network Awards 2013 next week, we would like to look at the top 5 reasons why landlords and letting agents who use Network Referencing are fast becoming the “Gate-Keepers” to safe & happy communities, alongside charitable organisations such as
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Does OFT report spell death for the UK letting agent?

15 February, 20130 Comments
The OFT have published a report identifying several consumer protection issues in the lettings market. As part of this report, the OFT analysed nearly 4,000 complaints made by people renting a home as well as those letting out a property. It found that both tenants and landlords were concerned about fees and charges levied by
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