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Due Diligence for Live in Landlords, including the Immigration Bill.

18 April, 20140 Comments
The biggest worry facing a live in landlord is the kind of person their lodger might be (aside from whether they’re simply compatible) – are they a criminal, likely to be violent or damage your home?  Will they pay the rent on time?  Will they respect you and your home? It’s a staggering fact that
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32,000 benefit tenants Christmas ruined by DWP

30 December, 20130 Comments
Up to 32,000 benefit claimants did not receive their payments in time for Christmas, due to an “administrative error”. Those claiming jobseekers allowance, employment support allowance, social fund (essential for things such as clothes, rent and furniture) and certain categories of pension social fund where due their benefit money on Christmas Eve but for many it
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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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