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Centre for Social Justice

Calls for ‘social letting agencies’ run by social workers?

19 February, 20160 Comments
Think-tank Centre for Social Justice is calling for new “Social Letting Agencies”  – a new type of not-for-profit estate agency  to be backed by Government money to offer five-year tenancies to families that landlords deem ‘too risky’ to take. According to the think-tank nearly 70,000 of the poorest families in Britain are struggling to find
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Rising rents and low wages fuelling £25bn housing benefit bill

25 January, 20160 Comments
According to the Independent; Britain’s estimated £25bn housing benefit bill for 2015-16 is being fuelled by soaring rents in the most prosperous parts of the country as workers struggle to find affordable accommodation. In the South-East of England, Welfare spending is rapidly growing and being driven by the growing costs of housing benefit payments. The
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Accurate tenant referencing and landlord communication is the way forward

03 February, 20140 Comments
With the impending welfare reform via Universal Credit, legislation to tackle illegal immigration, more landlord Licensing schemes being implemented and stories such as Landlord Fergus Wilson’s recently hitting the headlines; landlords and letting agents need to realise the severe implications if they continue to go about their business without the means of accurate and thorough
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Top 100 housing must reads; 2013 through the eyes of an LRS landlord.

31 December, 20130 Comments
Here is a compilation of the 100 most read, most interesting, and most commented upon Landlord Referencing Forum topics, from late 2012 to the end of 2013. (Click on title of each one to read the thread in full.) The Office of Fair Trading has today launched new online resources to help internet businesses comply
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