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Crisis’ undercover investigation finds homeless turned away by local councils

21 October, 20140 Comments
Homeless charity crisis has carried out an undercover investigation revealing that homeless people seeking help from their councils are being turned away and given no choice but to sleep on the street. Crisis engaged actors, all of which had personal experiences with homelessness, to test the services of 16 local councils across England. The findings
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Another landlord licensing scheme to throw the voters off ? …

24 April, 20140 Comments
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is to introduce a Selective Licensing scheme in the Portland Street area of Cobridge. The area is well known for anti-social behaviour, being the second most deprived in Stoke-on-Trent, and according to council figures 88% of people in the area have a problem with ASB. Of the 797 properties in Portland Street, 394
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What can you do when hell is on your doorstep?

02 April, 20140 Comments
In the UK our neighbours can often live too close to home; outlined last night by Channel 5’s new series “The Nightmare Neighbour From Hell”, revealing the traumatic, shocking, humourous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours. With 1 in 5 of us having been in an argument with our close neighbours, out of
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Should you increase the rent?

15 November, 20130 Comments
Every business has its overheads. And whilst the cost of financing a rental property has, on average, decreased, other costs have shot up. Take energy, for instance. Back in October, SSE became the first of the ‘big six’ energy providers to pre-empt the winter months with a hike in energy prices (by an average of
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Infested with fleas and garbage [PICTURES INCLUDED] #TerrifyingTenantTales

31 October, 20130 Comments
Tenant Alert References : L/TM/141013 & L/BE/141013 I had two lots of great tenants, one awful agent who ran off with deposits and rent, one good agent (Fairfield Estates) and two very self-centered tenants. I respect my agent for always seeing both sides of the coin, but even they were surprised when these tenants turned
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Landlords with anti-social tenants should be barred from collecting rents?

19 July, 20130 Comments
New powers to prevent private landlords from taking rent if they fail to deal with their anti-social tenants are being demanded by The Local Government Association. The association that represents 370 councils in England and Wales wants Westminster to follow the Scottish Government’s example and presented its argument during Parliamentary scrutiny of the Anti-Social Behaviour
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