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Tenant Referencing UK launch *NEW* Tenant Support Forum

17 March, 20170 Comments
Following an influx of enquiries from tenants we have launched a new Tenant Support Forum for private renters in the UK. This supersedes the latest statistics released by the English Housing survey; Between 2005/06 and 2015/16, the proportion of households in the PRS with children increased from 30% to 36% – a rise of nearly a
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Landlords and politicians demand overhaul of flawed welfare reform policy

08 February, 20170 Comments
Landlords and politicians are demanding an overhaul of the UK’s welfare system, claiming that thousands of benefit claimants are facing rent arrears, debt and eviction as a direct result of policy design flaws within the Universal Credit model. The Government’s ‘flagship welfare reform’ sees six benefit payouts combined into one monthly payment, replacing some of the
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Top Five Ways to Be a Great Landlord

31 January, 20170 Comments
To be a Great Landlord means to be a good Landlord to keep his/her tenants happy. There is a saying, “To be happy, make others happy,” so property owners are no poles apart. Being Great Landlord needs money, time, and effort, and it will be rewarding if it assists the property owner to keep the
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Why Landlords Don’t Allow Pets

24 January, 20170 Comments
The bond between human and pet can often become unbreakable, with some pet owners willing to do whatever it takes to ensure the safety of their beloved furry friend. However, whilst 90% of landlords appreciate that pets are family members, there are many reasons for not allowing them into a rental property. This doesn’t mean
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29% of UK renters experiencing drainage or damp issues receive no assistance from their landlord…

24 January, 20170 Comments
New research from 1,000 private tenants has revealed that the vast majority have experienced problems with damp or poor drainage at some point during their tenancy. The survey commissioned by drainage firm Lanes Group found that 85% of respondents had experienced damp or drainage issues, where just under a third (29%) claimed that they hadn’t
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The Benefit Cap reduction … its here!

17 January, 20170 Comments
Landlords; do you rely on direct payments of Local Housing Allowance (LHA)? As the following news directly affects YOU! The benefit cap is the maximum amount of benefit you can receive in a year previously set at £26,000 per year, it’s now being reduced to £23,000 for claimants in London and £20,000 for claimants outside
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Renters who turned their Hartlepool home into a drug factory jailed

17 January, 20170 Comments
Two cousins were jailed yesterday after they turned their rented home into a cannabis farm, in central Hartlepool. Mark Robbins, 42, and Sean Keenan, 29, were caught by police with 23 large cannabis plants worth almost £10,000 after the landlord smelt the drugs from outside the property. The landlord grew increasingly suspicious after he noticed the
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Unsecured consumer credit grows at fastest rate in more than 11 years

05 January, 20170 Comments
As the UK credit binge approaches levels unseen since the 2008 financial crash, this should set alarm bells ringing for residential landlords to get their affairs in order and safeguard their rental income as soon as possible. The latest figures from the Bank of England show unsecured consumer credit, which includes credit cards, car loans and second
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*PRODUCT UPDATE*

20 December, 20160 Comments
We just wanted to let you know that next time you login to the Tenant Referencing UK website we have added a *NEW* button to your Management Dashboard; What is the Ark Passport? A totally unique ‘one stop shop’ consisting of three elements; A Referencing Product for low income tenants who are in receipt of any type
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