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Social landlord starts key amnesty to battle housing fraud

08 May, 20140 Comments
Phoenix Community Housing in Lewisham, who have 5,500 properties, have given their illegally subletting tenants until early July to be honest and upfront, without fear of legal action. Those that are found guilty of unauthorised subletting could face up to 2 years’ imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000. Chief executive Jim Ripley said:
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Landlords can now generate money from generating renewable energy

10 April, 20140 Comments
A government-backed scheme, that was originally expected to launch in Autumn 2012, that will pay social and private landlords for the green heat generated from their homes has finally been launched this week. This offer is also open to homeowners and self-builders, where the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive offers payments to offset the cost of
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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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£140 million wasted on welfare reform IT systems that don’t work!

07 November, 20130 Comments
The DWP has been slammed by a cross-party committee regarding a ‘shocking lack of financial control’ over the governments ‘flagship’ Universal Credit programme. Universal Credit, which aims to roll several benefits into one single payment made direct to the claimant, has been scrutinised by The Public Accounts Committee – saying that any deadlines for the
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61% of landlords feel the risk to their safety has increased while collecting rents…

29 October, 20130 Comments
In an anonymous online poll of 200 Landlords LRS asked the question: Do you feel welfare reforms have increased the risk to your safety while collecting rents? We can now reveal the results; This is why Lifestyle Tenant Referencing is acting as an excellent deterrent to anti-social tenants, as once they find out that our
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UC pilot begins | London landlords protect yourself today!

28 October, 20130 Comments
The Government is launching its next phase of its new benefits system ( Universal Credit ) in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham today. It seeks to simplify the existing system by combining 6 benefits into 1, but opponents say it is misleading and will increase debt, mass evictions and homelessness. Many landlords within
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Problems persuading DWP to switch UC housing cost payments to the landlord

23 October, 20130 Comments
Landlords in the North West are complaining about poor communication from the Department for Work and Pensions, via the “flagship” welfare reform trials. Welfare reform, via Universal Credit, is currently being trialled in Ashton-under-Lyne, Wigan, Warrington and Oldham – where benefits are merged into a single payment made direct to the claimant. Many landlords within
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Anti-social tenants – A new Bill set to make a difference

05 September, 20130 Comments
A new piece of legislation is set to make a huge difference to landlords, who have previously had difficulties evicting tenants on the grounds of anti-social behaviour. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by police in England and Wales; which is equivalent to around 6,300 incidents each
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