Cwmbran Solicitor Joins Howells: Please Welcome Abigail Cumpstone

27 May, 20160 Comments
Experienced residential conveyancing solicitor Abigail Cumpstone has joined Howells Solicitors to strengthen our legal team in Newport. Howells’ Experienced Team is Growing Since qualifying in 2010, Cwmbran born Abigail has progressed through the ranks of another legal firm where she had a key role in the opening of their Cardiff office. Abigail will be working
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Should You Use A Letting Agent?

23 April, 20140 Comments
Do you consider yourself a professional landlord? If you let any kind of property, you should; even if you let just one house, you are subject to the same legal requirements as property developers with a whole string of property under their belts. Of course, career landlords will have trusted agents or employees to take
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Landlord and Tenant checking company breaches advertising rules

25 February, 20140 Comments
Tenant Referencing company has recently had a claim made against it regarding the breaching of advertising rules. claimed on their website that they had been providing “pre tenancy & lease intelligence to landlord and agents for the past 10 years”. However a complainant reported the company to The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after
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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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Social Referencing protects victims of anti-social behaviour

20 November, 20130 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing have recently warned that proposed amendments to The Anti-social Behaviour Crime & Policing Bill could have catastrophic results for the victims – however Landlord Referencing Services can counteract this through the power of social referencing. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by
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Majority of tenants put off by neighbours from hell

28 August, 20130 Comments
According to the latest figures complied by Ocean Finance, the majority of tenants find disruptive neighbours the most off putting factor when looking for rental accommodation. The report found that over half (55%) of tenants looking for housing would be put off the most by noisy neighbours; with only a third of under 35s annoyed,
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‘Tenants from Hell’ on the increase – but not for LRS members!

30 July, 20132 Comments
The number of ‘tenants from hell’ are on the rise, according to the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks. Pat Barber, Chair of the AIIC comments : “We are seeing a rise in the number of bad tenants and have been shocked by the damage and neglect we have found in properties and their grounds.  
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