LANDLORDS | Grab a bargain this Easter Bank Holiday Weekend …

17 April, 20140 Comments
Easter can be a busy time for lettings, so why not cut your advertising costs to the bare minimum without reducing the quality of tenants attracted? A tale of which many LRS members are aware of is how the company was first founded ; Bristol Evening Post : “He seemed like a lovely bloke… until
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When 2 Pauls go to war …!

15 March, 20140 Comments
Landlord Referencing Services is very happy to announce that we are now pro-actively working alongside the UK’s first and best eviction specialists Landlord Action. Having acted in over 28,000 instructions and recovered hundreds of millions worth of rent arrears and property damages for their landlord and agent clients, their Legal department is headed up by experts
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Letting Agents keeping tenants deposits are not agents THEY’RE THIEVES

27 February, 20140 Comments
A Newsbeat investigation has found that a minority of letting agents are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from tenants as holding deposits, not letting them move in and then keeping that money. From January 2011 to September 2013 Trading Standards authorities in England reported 487 such cases and a Freedom of Information request found that
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Landlord and Tenant checking company breaches advertising rules

25 February, 20140 Comments
Tenant Referencing company Rentchecks.com has recently had a claim made against it regarding the breaching of advertising rules. Rentchecks.com 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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Politics VS Environment | The bigger picture on Fracking …

13 January, 20140 Comments
As David Cameron promises local authorities all of the business rates collected from shale gas schemes, via the controversial method of “fracking”, Landlord Referencing wants to know if the gas runs out how do we create more gas? With a population of around 61 million the number of households in the UK is approximately 26
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Rent arrears are escalating, but not for those who regularly use tenant referencing

12 December, 20130 Comments
With the UK in danger of falling into a national rent crisis, as arrears are becoming the fastest growing debt dilemma, LRS would like to take this opportunity to press home the importance of referencing applicant tenants before tenure – before it’s too late. The Money Advice Trust charity has revealed that in the first
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Budget 2013 | Helping hand or economic suicide?

21 March, 20130 Comments
Yesterday George Osborne delivered his fourth budget, calling his speech “a Budget for people who aspire to work hard and get on” for an “aspiration nation”. The key points : HOUSING A new “help-to-buy” scheme will include £3.5bn for shared equity loans, and a government interest-free loan worth 20% of the value of a new
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