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Are your tenants planning to secretly sublet their home this Christmas?

19 December, 20160 Comments
A buy to let insurance company is warning UK landlords to be extra vigilant over this coming festive period, following reports of a 14% year-on-year increase in the number of malicious and accidental damage claims received as a direct results of illegal subletting. Rent increases are believed to be behind the sharp rise in the
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Avoid Airbnb subletting scams with Tenant Referencing UK

20 April, 20160 Comments
Eviction specialists have spoken out about the growing issue of tenants subletting their rental properties on peer-to-peer websites like Airbnb. Landlord Action say that the number of Airbnb subletting cases they’ve taken on have trebled in the last 12 months. These type of web platforms allow home-owners to let individual rooms or a whole property to
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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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50th anniversary of the world’s first Neighbourhood Watch scheme

13 March, 20140 Comments
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of Kitty Genovese in the borough of Queens, New York – a tragedy that resulted in the setting up of the world’s first Neighbourhood Watch schemes in the US. Working in partnership with Neighbourhood Watch it seems like an opportune moment for LRS to reflect on how far
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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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OH MY! Mr Tenant – What big teeth you have! …

21 November, 20130 Comments
We have all heard the story of Little Red Riding Hood; the “Big Bad Wolf” who ate Red Riding Hood’s Grandmother and then disguised itself as her to catch and eat the little girl. Well, a leading independent estate and lettings agency group in Essex have recently warned that landlords are directly at risk to
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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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