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‘Lost decade’ of building means England now 1 million homes short

26 March, 20140 Comments
An average of just 115,000 new homes have been built since a major housing report warned a decade ago that at least 210,000 new homes a year would need to be built in England, to prevent a worsening housing crisis. According to the author of the original government-commissioned report, Kate Barker, it means that the country
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Rent arrears are escalating, but not for those who regularly use tenant referencing

12 December, 20130 Comments
With the UK in danger of falling into a national rent crisis, as arrears are becoming the fastest growing debt dilemma, LRS would like to take this opportunity to press home the importance of referencing applicant tenants before tenure – before it’s too late. The Money Advice Trust charity has revealed that in the first
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