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Legionella Awareness Day | 30th August 2017

30 August, 20170 Comments
Reported cases of Legionnaires Disease have increased by 35% this year alone. In England and Wales, 80 people have died from the disease in the last five years, not including those that were left seriously ill or with effects on long-term health. This silent killer is EASILY preventable – Which is why today Tenant Referencing
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How to Avoid a Disastrous Moving Day

17 July, 20170 Comments
Before the Move Before moving into a rental property, there are a few things you absolutely must do to avoid any unpleasant disputes and disappointments. Inventory Listing Before moving into your rental property, ask your Landlord for an inventory listing of all items included in the property. Things like the white goods or carpets, blinds
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RSPCA and Cats Protection voice concerns on proposed Security Deposit Cap

04 July, 20170 Comments
Following the Queens Speech announcement of a cap on security deposits to be included with the new Tenants’ Fees Bill, The RSPCA and Cats Protection have voiced their concerns about removing private tenants’ flexibility to provide a higher deposit to cover the likes of pet damage. David Bowles, the RSPCA’s assistant director of external affairs,
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5.8m households expected to rent privately by 2021

19 June, 20171 Comments
A new report has revealed that one in four UK households will be privately renting by the end of 2021. At the moment around 5m households (21%) are currently living in privately rented accommodation, a quarter of whom are families with children. As property prices continue to rise and wages stagnate, the annual report from estate
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Move in check list for tenants

17 January, 20170 Comments
Prior to moving into your new home there is certain documentation that your new landlord is required to provide: A Gas Safety Certificate. Deposit Protection Scheme paperwork. A fire safety label on any furniture that has been provided. An Energy Performance Certificate. A copy of the Government’s How to Rent guide (either a link or printed
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Age UK calls for urgent PRS reform to help strengthen older tenants rights

27 October, 20160 Comments
A recent report expects older people living in the private rented sector to rise considerably over the coming years, where many ‘vulnerable’ older people are currently being ‘forced to live in awful PRS accommodation.’ Households aged 65-plus currently account for around 10% of all those living in the PRS, but their numbers are growing rapidly, as
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Average UK tenant expects to rent for ten more years

15 September, 20160 Comments
A new study has revealed that the average UK tenant expects to remain part of the Private Rented Sector for a further decade. The research carried out by AXA shows us that fewer tenants say that they’re renting because they can’t afford to buy a property: In 2013 67% of tenants surveyed stated they rent because
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Foul-mouthed agent mistakenly sends email to angry tenant calling her a ‘f***ing f***er’, after complaining about filthy, overcrowded flat

11 August, 20160 Comments
Following on from our recent article ‘80% of private renting tenants prefer to use online letting agents’, a tenant has come forward after her letting agent mistakenly sent her an email calling her a ”f****** f*****’ and a b***h’ after she complained about her dirty and overcrowded flat. The Surrey Mirror reports that tenant Shannon Capps
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Landlord convicted of defrauding council

11 July, 20160 Comments
A landlord has been sentenced to 17 months in prison suspended for 12 months after she admitted conspiring to defraud Bassetlaw District Council. Susan Jubb, 53, of The Old Vicarage, Park Lane, Elkesley, admitted the offence. Jubb also admitted defrauding Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and Contempt of court. Jubb was sentenced to eight months
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