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Liverpool licensing plans could increase costs for good tenants

22 November, 20130 Comments
Today the Mayoral Cabinet for Liverpool will be asked to approve plans for a 12 week independent consultation to begin, over the introduction of the first citywide licensing scheme for private landlords. In a bid to drive up the quality of private rented properties this would mean that all property owners who rent out accommodation
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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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Licensing plans could increase costs for good tenants

21 October, 20130 Comments
As a Lincolnshire council plans to introduce a licensing system for landlords to crack down on anti-social tenants, the NLA has voiced their concerns that it could put up costs for good tenants. Boston Borough Council believe that the licences, which could cost upwards of £490, will help tackle disruption and low-quality housing. They also
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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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15 London local authority areas; 1 eviction for every 62 residential properties

12 July, 20130 Comments
The latest eviction rates continue to paint a bleak picture for the private rented sector, as the number of financially struggling tenants and landlords continues to increase. Last Friday Landlord Referencing Services reported – via the The LSL Tenant Arrears Tracker –  that over the past 12 months severe rental arrears are 20% above the
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The Secret Behind the Big Society of Landlords

15 June, 20130 Comments
As Landlord Referencing Services LLP looks forward to attending the very first National Neighbourhood & Home Network Awards 2013 next week, we would like to look at the top 5 reasons why landlords and letting agents who use Network Referencing are fast becoming the “Gate-Keepers” to safe & happy communities, alongside charitable organisations such as
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A national register for dodgy landlords?

29 May, 20130 Comments
Labour’s Policy Review explores new ideas on the private rented sector to "drive standards up and bad landlords out." These "new ideas" include creating a national register of private landlords, a new national private rented property standard, stamping out the use of “retaliatory eviction”
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Homeless charity to trade tenants personal data?

10 May, 20130 Comments
Today it has been revealed that social landlords are planning to hand over rental payment data to a credit ratings giant, in an attempt to help social tenants build their credit histories and access more affordable housing. Later this month Experian and the social investment arm of The Big Issue “Big Issue Invest” will be
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