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Landlords and Agents | Are you ready for November 1st?

30 October, 20130 Comments
From November 1st, 2013, all letting agents and private landlords will have to ensure that they include information in their property ads regarding non-optional fees and any charges that the tenant will incur during the rental application process. This has been bought to the attention of The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) following a complaint earlier
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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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Invitation of ideas as to how your community can be improved.

18 October, 20130 Comments
Issue For too long communities have not had a big enough say in what happens in their local area – whether it be about what happens to local amenities, how local services are delivered, or how new development is planned. Giving people more power over what happens in their neighbourhood https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/giving-people-more-power-over-what-happens-in-their-neighbourhood The Sustainable Communities Act
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Yet again, one law for tenants and another law for landlords

18 October, 20130 Comments
This week Eric Pickles has announced that millions of tenants will get a better deal when they rent a home, under new plans to help hardworking people. An ambitious package of proposals has been released by the Secretary of State to ensure England’s 9 million private renting tenants are protected from being ripped off by
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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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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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New property fraud hotline launched

08 February, 20130 Comments
Concerned that your property may be subject to a fraudulent sale or mortgage? Then worry no more, as the UK Land Registry have now launched a Property Fraud Helpline. Specially trained staff are now available to speak to worried home owners and offer practical advice about what to do. The telephone number is 0300 006
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