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Opportunity for landlords to increase social housing stock via free property portal

22 June, 20170 Comments
In the current climate many landlords are reluctant to house benefit tenants due to the increasing minority of those tenants unable to pay their rent on time, coupled with uncertainty around the governments’ welfare reform via Universal Credit – leaving good benefit tenants finding it extremely difficult to find accommodation in the private rented sector. LANDLORDS / HOUSING PROVIDERS: Would
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1.3 million people can’t all be wrong, and they are not bad tenants either

19 December, 20160 Comments
There are 1.3 million people in the UK on waiting lists for “Social Housing”, not wanting a “traditional” landlord, they can’t all be wrong. Much of the free advice for landlords is flawed and this breakthrough new book (published December 2016!) aims to set the record straight explaining, amongst other things, that by being slightly
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Property Investment: Alternatives to Buy-to-Let

22 December, 20150 Comments
Becoming a buy-to-let landlord is essentially the standard route to property investment, but with serious tax changes being rolled out over the next few years its profitability for many ordinary investors is set to decline markedly. Nonetheless, there are other ways to invest in the UK’s property market, and these include: Crowdfunded Property Investment Crowdfunding
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Former social housing employee sentenced for housing fraud

18 August, 20150 Comments
Bolarinwa Odulate, a former social housing employee has received a two and a half year prison sentence at Kingston Crown Court on Friday 14th August for abusing her professional expertise to commit a £66,000 housing fraud. Odulate, the 38 year old former social housing officer used her professional knowledge to scam benefits intended for vulnerable
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Private Rent Arrears decreasing as Social Housing debt rises

06 May, 20140 Comments
Last month Landlord Referencing Services recorded a significant dip in it’s unique Tenant Alert upload system compared to the month before. April 2014 Tenant Alert Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. April 2014 Website Traffic Statistics – CLICK HERE TO READ ON. This begs the question: what with more and more landlords and letting
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PRS expansion undermines Scottish Governments hopes of reducing poverty

02 May, 20140 Comments
According to recent research by one of the largest UK social policy research charities, the proportion of Scottish households now privately rented has risen from 7% in 1991 to 14% today. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation have also found that : On average, PRS rents are 86% higher than social housing rents. Scotlands historically large share of social
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Homeless charity to trade tenants personal data [UPDATE]

13 November, 20130 Comments
By year end Experian plan to include 600,000 rental records, via social housing providers who’s tenants have paid late, that lenders will have access to from next year. Landlord Referencing Services has been including late rent payments, as well as any property damages incurred throughout each tenancy, via our unique Lifestyle Referencing Reports for nearly
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Landlords must reference to avoid these new potential threats

09 August, 20131 Comments
Following a recent article by Samii and the team at ‘’ ( regarding changes to housing regulations for social housing in North Somerset, (including our beloved Weston-Super-Mare) we decided it was the perfect excuse to jump to our keyboard and blog. We do love to harp on about the local lettings market from the perspective of a lettings agent, so
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Can you afford to take these tenants ?

08 August, 20130 Comments
Local people who need housing in North Somerset will find the process becomes easier from next month when changes to the HomeChoice policy come into force. More than 7,000 households are currently waiting for social housing but many of these have no connection to North Somerset – but from September, those people without a local
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