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Sex for shelter- One scandalous result of our housing crisis.

11 September, 20180 Comments
Sex for shelter- One scandalous result of our housing crisis. When you hear of vulnerable young people paying for shelter with sexual favours, what country springs to mind? We would be willing to bet that the UK isn’t the first place that you thought of. Yet that’s exactly what’s happening right here in one of
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Shouldn’t Landlords shoulder the burden that’s resulted from the Government’s failure to provide?

23 August, 20180 Comments
Shouldn’t  Landlords shoulder the burden that’s resulted from the Government’s failure to provide? An undercover investigation undertaken by the charity Shelter has revealed that one in ten regional letting agent branches they reached out to had a policy not to let to anyone on housing benefit. As a result of their findings, Shelter is planning to
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New Tenants’ Fees Bill announced in Queen’s Speech

21 June, 20170 Comments
Announced in last years Autumn Statement, a new Tenant’s Fees Bill has been confirmed in todays Queen Speech. According to government figures, the average amount paid in fees is currently £223 with around 4.3m households paying such fees every year. However housing charity Shelter found that one in seven renters pay more than £500, with
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Royal assent for the Homelessness Reduction Act

08 June, 20170 Comments
Starting life as a private member’s bill raised by Bob Blackman, the Homelessness Reduction Bill was later backed by the Government and has now received royal assent on 27th April. The Act is good news for both the homeless and those threatened with homelessness, as it places new obligations on councils. Priority need or intentionally
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As county court judgments soar by 35% rent guarantee demand increases

18 May, 20170 Comments
New figures released this week highlight the growing concern over rapid increases in household spending over the last 2 years fuelled by extra borrowing, especially across the UK’s private rented sector. The alarming statistics collated by the Registry Trust reveal that nearly 300,000 debt judgments have been filed against individuals in England and Wales in the first
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Scrooge Government housing policy for a quarter of a million renters = Ho Ho Ho, you’re homeless!

14 December, 20160 Comments
Nobody wants to spend Christmas in a strange place without their own things around them, but that’s the situation many renters are finding themselves in this year. 1191 families in Bristol will be spending their Christmas in temporary accommodation; Wiltshire = 498, Gloucestershire = 156, Somerset = 148 and Bath = 26. Families like these aren’t
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Donate to Charity and Be in With the Chance of Winning a Prize

09 December, 20160 Comments
Donating to a worthy charity and being in with the chance of winning a great prize seems the perfect Christmas combination, and it’s now possible thanks to the latest competition from Just Landlords.   The specialist Landlord Insurance provider has launched its Christmas competition alongside Shelter to help prevent homelessness and give three lucky winners
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Landlords are not changing the rules – Government have changed the rules

17 October, 20164 Comments
An experienced landlord has sent this in today, which we whole-heartedly agree with at the TR Group. RE: Shelter in the news today: More than four in 10 people face homes which fail acceptable standards – BBC News. So Shelter claim that more than four in 10 people in Britain live in homes that do
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Local authorities letting down tenants, claim landlords

26 September, 20160 Comments
Two landlord associations have criticised local councils for a lack of enforcement and failing to prosecute criminal landlords. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) says tenants are being let down, while the National Landlords Association (NLA) claims it’s ‘too easy’ for landlords to get away with unlawful behaviour. The united message comes in response to figures
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