property damages

property damages

Letting Agents keeping tenants deposits are not agents THEY’RE THIEVES

27 February, 20140 Comments
A Newsbeat investigation has found that a minority of letting agents are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from tenants as holding deposits, not letting them move in and then keeping that money. From January 2011 to September 2013 Trading Standards authorities in England reported 487 such cases and a Freedom of Information request found that
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ICO say Social Landlords need to do more to protect tenants’ sensitive data

24 February, 20140 Comments
A recent report by the Information Commissioners Office has found that social landlords need to do more to protect their tenants’ data. Based on the findings from 9 visits and 4 audits of Housing Associations and “Arm’s-length management organisations”, the ICO found that social landlords need to improve their policies and procedures regarding data sharing,
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Rogue landlords and the review of property conditions in the private rented sector

19 February, 20140 Comments
Rogue landlords are very much in the news nowadays – even if you’re not remotely interested in the PRS, you can’t get far without hearing about landlords illegally housing their tenants in sheds, and worse.  There are plenty of schemes (existing and proposed) – mainly run by local authorities – to deal with them –
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Accurate tenant referencing and landlord communication is the way forward

03 February, 20140 Comments
With the impending welfare reform via Universal Credit, legislation to tackle illegal immigration, more landlord Licensing schemes being implemented and stories such as Landlord Fergus Wilson’s recently hitting the headlines; landlords and letting agents need to realise the severe implications if they continue to go about their business without the means of accurate and thorough
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2013 LRS Alerts show 22% drop in rent arrears & damages

11 January, 20140 Comments
As we enter 2014 Landlord Referencing is extremely happy to reveal that the tenant alerts recorded (exclusively at Landlordreferencing.co.uk) in 2013 show a 22% drop in rent arrears and property damages, compared to the figures recorded in 2012. Coupled with the vast increase of Landlords & Letting Agents registering to join the Landlordreferencing.co.uk network over the
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Merseyside declared as “UK’s worst” Anti social behaviour hotspot

02 January, 20140 Comments
Seasonal misconduct contributed to areas of St Helens (Merseyside) having the biggest rise in anti-social behaviour incidents, according to recent Government crime figures. The postcode area of WA9 had a rise of almost 80% (the most severe of any postcode area in the UK) with 127 more ASB reports recorded than the previous year; 160
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Top 100 housing must reads; 2013 through the eyes of an LRS landlord.

31 December, 20130 Comments
Here is a compilation of the 100 most read, most interesting, and most commented upon Landlord Referencing Forum topics, from late 2012 to the end of 2013. (Click on title of each one to read the thread in full.) The Office of Fair Trading has today launched new online resources to help internet businesses comply
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