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Are you ready for the Right to Rent?

07 January, 20160 Comments
From this week, landlords are being reminded that there is less than a month to go before ‘Right to Rent’ goes live across England, meaning landlords can start to carry out the relevant checks THIS WEEK as the checks can be done from 28days before the start of a new Tenancy Agreement. The new law
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Government immigration plans see lawful tenants refused housing – RLA

04 September, 20150 Comments
A warning from the RLA came on the day that new research has indicated the difficulties caused by the governments ‘Right to Rent’ scheme which was piloted in the West Midlands. The research which was published yesterday by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants has found that landlords in the West Midlands have
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Legislation to protect both landlords and tenants.

21 July, 20150 Comments
In the past six weeks Sheffield City Council has fined 11 letting agents £37,000 for failing to comply with legislation which was introduced last October. The council claim to be the first outside of London using the new legislation designed to boost the rights of millions of people living in rented accommodation. In the past
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Want a mortgage? Don’t eat steak!

12 May, 20140 Comments
It emerged last night that mortgage applicants are being asked ‘Spanish inquisition’ style questions, including whether they play golf or eat steak. Some interviews have lasted up to 3 hours where applicants have been quizzed over the price of haircuts, their plans for more children and even their hopes of a pay rise. These questions
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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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Labour Party write open letter to letting agents

08 May, 20140 Comments
An open letter to letting agents, calling on them to end charging fees to tenants, is now live on the Labour party website. The letter, written by shadow minister for housing Emma Reynolds, says: Private renting is now the norm for 9 million people, including 1.3 million families. Many face unstable short-term lets and high letting
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Lifestyle quiz to secure a mortgage comes into force today

26 April, 20140 Comments
From today, new rules come into force that mean borrowers across the EU will be refused a mortgage if they fail a standard affordability assessment. According the the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) will ‘put common sense at the heart of the mortgage market and prevent borrowers ending up with a
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Government says benefit claimants more responsible than workers

31 March, 20140 Comments
The majority of the Mortgage Market Review changes will come into effect on 26th April 2014, where new rules will mean that borrowers across the EU will be refused a mortgage if they fail a standard affordability assessment. Please read : Mortgage Market Review explained by the FCA. Please read : How will the Mortgage
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