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Police turn down networking as a way of stopping anti-social behaviour

09 May, 20140 Comments
IT IS OFFICIAL! After a long awaited meeting with the Avon and Somerset Police Force and the Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, LandlordReferencing.co.uk has received confirmation today from Sue Mountstevens via email that she “does not feel that Landlord Referencing is something that she can lend her support to” because she is “concerned
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6 year anti-social behaviour campaign finally curbed

07 May, 20140 Comments
Yesterday nightmare neighbours from hell, in the Kings Norton area of Birmingham, were issued with Anti-social Behaviour Injunctions. Eugene Bird, 54, Sean Bird, 21, and Michael Bird, 19, from the Hawkesley Estate have had their council house re-possessed and each have received a 2 year Anti-Social Behaviour Injunction. Since 2008 the family have made the
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Another landlord licensing scheme to throw the voters off ? …

24 April, 20140 Comments
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is to introduce a Selective Licensing scheme in the Portland Street area of Cobridge. The area is well known for anti-social behaviour, being the second most deprived in Stoke-on-Trent, and according to council figures 88% of people in the area have a problem with ASB. Of the 797 properties in Portland Street, 394
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What can you do when hell is on your doorstep?

02 April, 20140 Comments
In the UK our neighbours can often live too close to home; outlined last night by Channel 5’s new series “The Nightmare Neighbour From Hell”, revealing the traumatic, shocking, humourous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours. With 1 in 5 of us having been in an argument with our close neighbours, out of
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50th anniversary of the world’s first Neighbourhood Watch scheme

13 March, 20140 Comments
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of Kitty Genovese in the borough of Queens, New York – a tragedy that resulted in the setting up of the world’s first Neighbourhood Watch schemes in the US. Working in partnership with Neighbourhood Watch it seems like an opportune moment for LRS to reflect on how far
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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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Merseyside declared as “UK’s worst” Anti social behaviour hotspot

02 January, 20140 Comments
Seasonal misconduct contributed to areas of St Helens (Merseyside) having the biggest rise in anti-social behaviour incidents, according to recent Government crime figures. The postcode area of WA9 had a rise of almost 80% (the most severe of any postcode area in the UK) with 127 more ASB reports recorded than the previous year; 160
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10 good reasons to join LRS in 2014

30 December, 20130 Comments
WHY should landlords and letting agents join the only network in the UK that can prevent them from taking someone else’s bad tenant in the new year? You can become the “Gate-keeper” to your community, stopping the bad tenants from setting down roots. Welfare reform via Universal Credit – where, once implemented, you may never
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Don’t name your tenants online – Join LRS instead

12 November, 20130 Comments
The Information Commissioners Office states that landlords cannot publicly display their tenants rent arrears, so what can a landlord do to warn others about their tenants previous rental history without breaking the law? A landlord recently joined LRS and posted his own “Tenant Reviews” (from his own website) within our community forum.  These did not
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