‘Cuckooing’ predators forcing their way into the homes of the vulnerable

12 July, 20170 Comments
Police have carried out a series of raids in Somerset this month, after concerns that criminals are forcing their way into the homes of vulnerable people to deal drugs. Detectives say there has been a notable increase in the practice called ‘Cuckooing’, which much of it is linked to gangs in London. Yesterdays dawn raids
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NLCE Accreditation

More landlords complete new accreditation scheme in North Somerset

23 January, 20170 Comments
More landlords have completed a vigorous training and accreditation scheme in Weston-super-Mare, which they believe will protect good tenants and enable North Somerset Council to effectively target ‘rogue’ landlords in the district. Since the first National Landlords Code of Excellence (NLCE UK) training day took place in November 2016 many more local landlords and letting agents have joined the
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‘Pop-up brothels’ country-wide problem for residential landlords in the UK

06 January, 20170 Comments
A recent TR Group forum post has alerted us to the increasing problem of privately rented properties across the UK being used illegally as ‘pop-up brothels’. Yesterday, a forum post started back in October 2016 was resurrected by a TR Group landlord subscriber who stated: Nick: ‘This seems to be a growing problem in the
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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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North Somerset Head of Housing says landlords may need to raise rents by 1%

14 July, 20164 Comments
Following this mornings BBC Bristol Radio interview, regarding the impending WSM landlord licence, the Head of Housing for North Somerset Council has said landlords ‘might need to put their rents up by 1%’ in order to cover the licence cost. This mornings BBC Bristol Radio Interview with Emma Britton: Landlords in the centre of Weston super mare
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Somerset Property Network gathers speed; 50+ members in just 1 week!

06 July, 20161 Comments
We are very pleased to announce that the Somerset Property Network is gathering speed; in just 1 week we have united 52 members already! Started up last Tuesday, it is a group for competent landlords across Somerset who are concerned about the forthcoming North Somerset selective licensing scheme. As one loud voice and not lots of little voices, Somerset
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Introducing Somerset Property Network – Get your voice heard

28 June, 20163 Comments
As Somerset landlords, we are extremely concerned about the forthcoming idea from North Somerset Council to blanket Weston super Mare with a selective licensing of each of our properties at the cost of an astonishing £350 a time. We are sure you agree that we do not need the Council to tell us how to
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North Somerset Survey of private landlords, tenants and letting agents

12 April, 20140 Comments
Many thanks to a long-standing LRS Member for sending over a link to this survey. North Somerset Council want to hear the truth straight from private renting landlords, tenants and letting agents in the area. Will you be pulling out of the Housing Benefit market? How are additional licensing schemes affecting landlords and tenants in
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The South West’s Biggest Landlord Expo | 3rd April 2014 | Stand 82

24 March, 20140 Comments
Reasons To Attend The South West’s Biggest Landlord Expo – Click here. Don’t forget to visit the Landlord Referencing stand (at Stand 82), where Paul and Samii will be happy to answer any questions or queries about Tenant Referencing is one of the most important things a Landlord or Letting Agent should do before
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