WARNING! Rent-to-Rent on the increase

19 February, 20130 Comments
There are increasing concerns regarding the new development in the residential lettings market known as ‘Rent-to-Rent’ ; tenants who rent a residential property and then sub-let it for profit. As tenants find it increasingly difficult to find rental accommodation the problem of subletting property without consent has increased considerably within both the private rental market
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Why do Landlord Referencing ask certain questions?

15 January, 20130 Comments
Landlord Referencing Services would like to address the reasons behind the questions that we ask of landlords and letting agents upon registration of our service. What with the recent (unprecedented) influx of landlords and letting agents joining our unique landlord networking system right across the UK, following the introduction of the Universal Credit pilots and
Read more pledge to protect the rights of private landlords

14 January, 20131 Comments
Labour leader MP Ed Miliband has promised to protect the rights of private renters, as part of his party’s ‘One Nation’ philosophy. Mr Miliband highlighted the potentially divisive rift between private renters and home owners in a speech to the Fabian Society. As well as attempting to provide more security for renters via introducing more
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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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Tougher action to tackle troubled families.

11 June, 20126 Comments
Over the weekend Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has called for tougher action on troubled families – aiming to ‘turn around’ 120,000 troubled families nationally by the end of this Parliament, cut crime & unemployment significantly and also cut the cost to tax payers. The Communities Secretary said: ‘Sometimes when
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