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Department for Work and Pensions seeks views on sharing Universal Credit claimant information

21 October, 20140 Comments
The Department for Work and Pensions has opened a consultation seeking views on sharing Universal Credit claimant information with social landlords and local authorities. The scheme would help landlords assess and provide support to their tenants in relation to managing their finances. Marketing Intelligence Consultant at all pay (the public sector payment specialist) Ross Macmillan,
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Dangerous practices continue, despite a string of legal judgments – Do we actually care about our young people?

23 July, 20140 Comments
Young people should not be living in B&Bs   Local authorities are continuing to place 16- and 17-year-olds in bed and breakfast accommodation despite legal judgments Bed and breakfasts lack the stability and support that vulnerable young people require, and may increase the risks they face. Composite: guardian.co.uk The use of bed and breakfast accommodation
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The Landlord & Letting Show Cardiff – 2nd & 3rd July 2014

09 May, 20140 Comments
The UK’s leading Landlord Exhibition will be in Cardiff for the first time this year, at City Hall on the 2nd and 3rd of July. Why should you attend The Landlord & Letting Show in Cardiff ?   Over 25 FREE seminars Comprehensive exhibition Meet associations and local authorities Fantastic networking opportunities CPD hours (5
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Private Rent Arrears decreasing as Social Housing debt rises

06 May, 20140 Comments
Last month Landlord Referencing Services recorded a significant dip in it’s unique Tenant Alert upload system compared to the month before. April 2014 Tenant Alert Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. April 2014 Website Traffic Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. This begs the question: what with more and more landlords and letting
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A simple and cost effective remedy for the bad landlord ?

30 January, 20140 Comments
Anyone that works within the private rented sector will know that it is split between local authorities trying to pile on more legislation in an attempt to uncover the landlords that do as little as possible to stay under the radar VS the majority of compliant landlords that run their portfolio as a business, declare
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80,000+ tenants heading for the PRS

19 September, 20130 Comments
One in three council tenants have been pushed into rent arrears and are now facing eviction, since the introduction of the controversial “bedroom tax”. Figures provided by 114 local authorities across Britain after Freedom of Information (FoI) requests by the campaign group False Economy show the impact of the bedroom tax over  its first four
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Govt. report calls for convicted landlords to return rents to councils and tenants

18 July, 20130 Comments
A report published today not only calls for tighter regulation of letting agents and a call of action to fees transparency, but also for local authorities and tenants to be given the ability to recoup rents when a landlord has been convicted of letting sub-standard property. The Committee of MPs have raised concerns about the
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A national register for dodgy landlords?

29 May, 20130 Comments
Labour’s Policy Review explores new ideas on the private rented sector to "drive standards up and bad landlords out." These "new ideas" include creating a national register of private landlords, a new national private rented property standard, stamping out the use of “retaliatory eviction”
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