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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Facebook to take on Rightmove ?

16 January, 20130 Comments
Property Place, the Facebook based property search engine, has secured a 7 figure investment via three funds – and claims it is in a position to take on Rightmove. Launched a year ago it allows users to search for and share details of properties for sale and rent. It claims to have more than 900,000
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Bill approved to limit housing payments = rent caps for the UK…?

09 January, 20130 Comments
MPs have approved the controversial Welfare Benefits Uprating Bill, passed by 328 votes to 262. Once the legislation is approved by the House of Lords this will mean that local housing allowance base rates will be capped at 1% for 2 years from April 2014. Most working age benefits, including employment and support allowance, income
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Ghost streets can be revived via networking

04 January, 20133 Comments
As work begins on a £14m plan to restore 200 empty homes in Lancashire, Landlord Referencing Services believe that it has the exact tool needed to get the thousands of empty homes right across the UK back into habitable order, at no cost at all. There are thought to be around 850,000 empty homes in
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2012 Tenant Alerts show 30% drop in rent arrears & damages!

03 January, 20130 Comments
UPDATE > The Alert Directory is now decommissioned as the data is a duplicate of the date contained within our Tenant History Reports > Click here for full details. (link) As we enter 2013 Landlord Referencing is extremely happy to reveal that the tenant alerts recorded (exclusively at in 2012 show a 30% drop in rent
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New Tenants Support Area at Landlord Referencing Services

21 December, 20121 Comments
Landlord Referencing Services is happy to announce that we now have a specific area for tenants to access income protection insurance and tenant content insurance services. Click for the new Tenants Support Area. Not only can tenants access these important services, they can also : Build a tenant history file (free) and Interact with our
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Landlord claims Universal Credit will cost £8 million a year!

07 December, 20120 Comments
A landlord on a Universal Credit pilot project has claimed that the abolishment of direct payments of rent will cost it £8 million a year. Wakefield District Housing (WDH) is running one of the six pilot projects to test the effectiveness of direct payment of Universal Credit to tenants, and has calculated that the reforms
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