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The Benefit Cap reduction … its here!

17 January, 20170 Comments
Landlords; do you rely on direct payments of Local Housing Allowance (LHA)? As the following news directly affects YOU! The benefit cap is the maximum amount of benefit you can receive in a year previously set at £26,000 per year, it’s now being reduced to £23,000 for claimants in London and £20,000 for claimants outside
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Fraudster left homeless after benefit scam backfires

16 August, 20130 Comments
A Weston man who scammed more than £400 in benefits, by pretending that his landlord had made him homeless, has been fined and left with nowhere to live. Kevin Norris, aged 49, of no fixed abode, appeared before North Somerset Courthouse on Monday and pleaded guilty to making false representation to the DWP to apply
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The Secret Behind the Big Society of Landlords

15 June, 20130 Comments
As Landlord Referencing Services LLP looks forward to attending the very first National Neighbourhood & Home Network Awards 2013 next week, we would like to look at the top 5 reasons why landlords and letting agents who use Network Referencing are fast becoming the “Gate-Keepers” to safe & happy communities, alongside charitable organisations such as
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Cameron: ‘I don’t accept the bedroom tax is a tax…’

07 February, 20131 Comments
During a stormy debate at prime minister’s questions yesterday, David Cameron angrily rejected the term ‘bedroom tax’ as he faced repeated questions about the controversial policy. Ed Miliband criticised the policy which will see working age social housing tenants having their Housing Benefit cut if they are deemed to be under-occupying their property – by
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Rent arrears could increase by £245 million!

24 January, 20131 Comments
A survey of housing associations has found that, on average, they expect their rent arrears to increase by 51% as a direct result of the government’s impending welfare reforms. The survey of 232 housing associations, carried out by Ipsos Mori for the National Housing Federation, has also revealed that if this is extrapolated across the
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Why do Landlord Referencing ask certain questions?

15 January, 20130 Comments
Landlord Referencing Services would like to address the reasons behind the questions that we ask of landlords and letting agents upon registration of our service. What with the recent (unprecedented) influx of landlords and letting agents joining our unique landlord networking system right across the UK, following the introduction of the Universal Credit pilots and
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