What can you do when hell is on your doorstep?

02 April, 20140 Comments
In the UK our neighbours can often live too close to home; outlined last night by Channel 5’s new series “The Nightmare Neighbour From Hell”, revealing the traumatic, shocking, humourous and occasionally bizarre experiences of victims of nightmare neighbours. With 1 in 5 of us having been in an argument with our close neighbours, out of
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Letting Agents keeping tenants deposits are not agents THEY’RE THIEVES

27 February, 20140 Comments
A Newsbeat investigation has found that a minority of letting agents are fraudulently taking thousands of pounds from tenants as holding deposits, not letting them move in and then keeping that money. From January 2011 to September 2013 Trading Standards authorities in England reported 487 such cases and a Freedom of Information request found that
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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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Social Referencing protects victims of anti-social behaviour

20 November, 20130 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing have recently warned that proposed amendments to The Anti-social Behaviour Crime & Policing Bill could have catastrophic results for the victims – however Landlord Referencing Services can counteract this through the power of social referencing. The year ending December 2012 saw over 2.3 million incidents of anti-social behaviour recorded by
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DWP will rule on Universal Credit direct payment exceptions

12 February, 20130 Comments
The Local support services framework for the upcoming welfare reform states that it will be up to the Department for Work and Pensions to make exceptions to normal payment rules; e.g. paying the housing element of Universal Credit of landlords. In most cases Universal Credit will be paid to the claimant, on a monthly basis.
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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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Ghost streets can be revived via networking

04 January, 20133 Comments
As work begins on a £14m plan to restore 200 empty homes in Lancashire, Landlord Referencing Services believe that it has the exact tool needed to get the thousands of empty homes right across the UK back into habitable order, at no cost at all. There are thought to be around 850,000 empty homes in
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