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How much is a bad tenant worth to you ?

09 October, 20130 Comments
With the ever increasing immigration burden on public services and the Government pressing to make sure landlords do not harbour illegal immigrants the only way landlords can do this is to request a national insurance number; as it is the best way of making sure that the applicant tenant has the right to reside in
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Good Landlord Scheme launched in Lincolnshire

07 October, 20130 Comments
West Lindsey District Council are about to launch a “Good Landlord” scheme, that aims to give tenants more confidence in their landlords. The council is working with DASH Services to raise awareness of the regional landlord accreditation scheme, which provides free membership, advice, guidance and financial discounts to landlords that sign up. Accreditation enables tenants
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Could the Help to Buy Scheme cause a bubble? Do you care?

04 October, 20130 Comments
Help to Buy is a government scheme that aims to make getting on to, or moving up, the housing ladder more accessible to existing home owners and first time buyers by purchasing a home with as little as a 5% deposit.  Using Help to Buy there are two ways to purchase a property, up to
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LRS is NOT a corporate referencing company – it is a community.

27 September, 20130 Comments
Since our “Lifestyle Credits” system has gone live a minority of LRS members seem to think that we have turned into some kind of corporate referencing company – therefore we would like to set the record straight once and for all. Landlord Referencing Services’ primary function is to provide a networking portal that protects landlords
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Landlords are ‘not an extension of the Border Agency’

23 September, 20130 Comments
Following announcements in July, that landlords would face fines of up to £3,000 if they failed to determine whether a tenant’s immigration documents are genuine or not, Ministers are now arguing that landlords are ‘not an extension of the Border Agency.’ The consultation document suggested that it would affect 1.4million private landlords,  stating that “Landlords
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Do debt recovery agencies have a duty to be more thorough ?

23 July, 20130 Comments
This morning there was an interesting segment on BBC Two which raised some important questions for us all regarding the way our personal information is being gathered and used. “Don’t Get Done Get Dom” helped a man restore his credit rating after being chased for thousands of pounds worth of someone else’s debt, over 8 years.
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Third of UK’s private rented stock unaffordable says new report

15 July, 20130 Comments
A new report out today has revealed that most of southern England is now off limits to less affluent / low-income families wanting to rent a home. The Home Truths Report, from the Resolution Foundation, is the first of its kind to give a comprehensive assessment of where less affluent families can reasonably afford to
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