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Court rules landlords not responsible for paying council tax

18 November, 20160 Comments
Landlords have welcomed an Appeal Court ruling that buy-to-let landlords are not responsible for paying the council tax on a property after a tenant has moved out before a tenancy agreement has expired. The appeal was brought by Leeds City Council, which demanded that council tax be paid by a landlord for five properties for periods
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BREAKING NEWS: UK citizens vote to LEAVE the European Union

24 June, 20160 Comments
IT’S OFFICIAL! The UK have voted to leave the European Union, with a majority of 51.9% VOTES ; 17,410,742 VOTES. Turn out: 72.2% Results by country: England: Remain: 46.8% Leave: 53.2% Scotland: 62% Remain 38% Leave Wales: 48.3% Remain 51.7% Leave Northern Ireland: Remain: 55.7% Leave: 44.3% Results by region: South West: Out: 52.6% In: 47.4% South East: Out: 51.8%
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Homeless charity to trade tenants personal data [UPDATE]

13 November, 20130 Comments
By year end Experian plan to include 600,000 rental records, via social housing providers who’s tenants have paid late, that lenders will have access to from next year. Landlord Referencing Services has been including late rent payments, as well as any property damages incurred throughout each tenancy, via our unique Lifestyle Referencing Reports for nearly
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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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Anti-social tenants – A new Bill set to make a difference

05 September, 20130 Comments
A new piece of legislation is set to make a huge difference to landlords, who have previously had difficulties evicting tenants on the grounds of anti-social behaviour. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by police in England and Wales; which is equivalent to around 6,300 incidents each
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Landlord pet ban poops all over Stafford !

05 September, 20130 Comments
Stafford’s animal rescue centre is becoming a dumping ground, as more and more tenants are being forced to get rid of their pets before renting a new home. ‘No pet’ policies are getting more and more common as landlords refuse to accept pets into their properties. This is a worrying issue for Laura Dixon, Manager
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UK rental market shows unprecedented levels of growth and activity

20 August, 20130 Comments
According to Sequence’s latest National Rental Report rental activity is at a 11% high, as demand continues to outstrip supply. The report also reveals that: National average rents have risen by 2% in July & 6% annually (£751). London’s average rents have risen by 5% annually to £1,437 but see no monthly growth. The number
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Additional clauses in a written tenancy agreement

10 June, 20130 Comments
It has always puzzled me why Landlords do not add more clauses to a drawn up Tenancy Agreement. If you are a Landlord who has added additional advantageous clauses please, enlighten others of what appropriate small print can be added. Mr Trevor McMaster ~ The City of London Bailiffs Previous topics: Notice to Quit! Who’s shaking? TENANT CAN’T PAY THE
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Homeless charity to trade tenants personal data?

10 May, 20130 Comments
Today it has been revealed that social landlords are planning to hand over rental payment data to a credit ratings giant, in an attempt to help social tenants build their credit histories and access more affordable housing. Later this month Experian and the social investment arm of The Big Issue “Big Issue Invest” will be
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