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House building on the rise

03 December, 20120 Comments
According to figures published today there has been a rise in private sector housebuilding, in the 3 months to November. Glenigan’s construction index shows: a 50 % increase in new private house building work (compared with the same period last year), and an 11 % increase in social housing work. The rise in private housing
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Housing crisis ‘major barrier’ to women leaving prostitution

09 November, 20120 Comments
A three-year study has found that homelessness and housing problems are two of the most common barriers that stop women leaving prostitution. Vulnerable women’s charity Eaves for Women and London South Bank University (LSBU) concluded from 114 in-depth interviews with current or former female prostitutes in England that more housing support is needed, including safe
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Exodus of homeless families expected, as ‘Social-Cleansing’ continues

05 November, 20122 Comments
A recent survey has revealed that councils are acquiring properties across the UK for vulnerable families, due to welfare cuts and high London rents. The Guardian research shows that London councils have acquired rental properties in Luton, Northampton, Broxbourne, Gravesend, Dartford, Slough, Windsor, Margate, Hastings, Epping Forest, Thurrock and Basildon, and are considering accommodation as
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Confirmed: Universal Credit ends direct payment of housing benefit to landlords.

23 June, 201211 Comments
Details of the Government’s new procedures for the payment of Universal Credit were released on Friday 22nd June,  here and here, which confirm that the landlord’s right to insist on direct rent payments if a tenant is in arrears will be abolished. When the Universal Credit system goes live, in October 2013, payments will be
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The Evolution of Lifestyle Network Referencing.

22 June, 20120 Comments
As we prepare for our 6th landlord / property exhibition of 2012 we thought it would be interesting to take a look at how Landlord Referencing Services has evolved over the past two years. Our story begins in April 2010, following the companies founder being stabbed in the head by a drug dealing tenant; vowing
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