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landlord legislation

400,000 properties in England and Wales could be unlettable from April 2018

21 July, 20170 Comments
According to government figures one in ten UK rental properties could be unlettable next year, if landlords fail to improve their energy efficiency. From April 2018, rental properties must have a minimum EPC rating of E. The regulations will apply to new lets and renewals of tenancies, and from 1 April 2020 it will extend
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Tenant Referencing UK launch *NEW* Tenant Support Forum

17 March, 20170 Comments
Following an influx of enquiries from tenants we have launched a new Tenant Support Forum for private renters in the UK. This supersedes the latest statistics released by the English Housing survey; Between 2005/06 and 2015/16, the proportion of households in the PRS with children increased from 30% to 36% – a rise of nearly a
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New accreditation changing the face of private housing

09 February, 20170 Comments
New Section 21 legislation designed to help protect private renters from rogue landlords isn’t working, claim MPs and housing lawyers. In 2015 the law in England changed to make “revenge evictions” illegal, which applies to rental agreements signed since 1st October 2015. Faulty electrics, damp and broken boilers that don’t get fixed are all officially
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One million landlords risking imprisonment and/or fines as new immigration check legislation comes into force

05 December, 20160 Comments
As we enter the first week of Right to Rent being criminalized, our latest poll shows that 50% of landlords are unaware of their legal obligations when it comes to checking whether applicant tenants have the ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK. New parts of the Immigration Act 2016 came into effect from last Thursday
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Alternatives to selective licensing in the private rented sector: a guide for landlords

24 August, 20165 Comments
Following last weeks selective licensing victory for the private rented sector, we are now hearing from landlords all around the country who want to fight against selective licensing being implemented in their area but don’t know where to start or how to get the ball rolling. Sponsored by TR Lettings Online, Tenant Referencing UK led the Somerset
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Jumio ensures Right to Rent compliance for referencing agencies

17 March, 20160 Comments
The agency discusses how Netverify helped them comply with the 2016 Right to Rent legislation in the UK London, UK – Jumio, Inc., the fast growing online and mobile credentials management company, announced today that leading tenant referencing company is using Jumio’s Netverify® technology to comply with the UK Right to Rent legislation. According
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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, 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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