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tenant law

One million landlords risking imprisonment and/or fines as new immigration check legislation comes into force

05 December, 20160 Comments
As we enter the first week of Right to Rent being criminalized, our latest poll shows that 50% of landlords are unaware of their legal obligations when it comes to checking whether applicant tenants have the ‘Right to Rent’ in the UK. New parts of the Immigration Act 2016 came into effect from last Thursday
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Free online maintenance and repair tracking tool for private renting tenants

19 October, 20161 Comments
The National Landlords Code of Excellence Ltd have launched a free Property Maintenance and Repair reporting facility for private renters, to help tackle the age-old problem of maintenance/repair issues between tenants and their landlords. Maintenance is one of the more complex issues to define, particularly for private tenants and is one of the main reasons for deposit disputes
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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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Houses in Multiple Occupation

22 January, 20132 Comments
House in multiple occupation (HMO) is a term used to describe accommodation in which part of the property is shared by multiple, unrelated households. These are becoming increasingly popular with investors and residential landlords as the yields on HMOs can be significantly higher than for other properties. However, owning and running an HMO does work
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Facebook to take on Rightmove ?

16 January, 20130 Comments
Property Place, the Facebook based property search engine, has secured a 7 figure investment via three funds – and claims it is in a position to take on Rightmove. Launched a year ago it allows users to search for and share details of properties for sale and rent. It claims to have more than 900,000
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Law reforms may ‘lengthen process of evicting tenants’ …?

16 January, 20131 Comments
A lawyer has told a select committee about her concerns that the process of evicting tenants could be lengthened via reforms to anti-social behaviour laws. The Home Affairs committee heard evidence from a number of housing professionals yesterday regarding changes to the powers available to landlords to tackle anti-social behaviour in their neighbourhoods. This follows
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2012 Tenant Alerts show 30% drop in rent arrears & damages!

03 January, 20130 Comments
UPDATE > The Alert Directory is now decommissioned as the data is a duplicate of the date contained within our Tenant History Reports > Click here for full details. (link) As we enter 2013 Landlord Referencing is extremely happy to reveal that the tenant alerts recorded (exclusively at Landlordreferencing.co.uk) in 2012 show a 30% drop in rent
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