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Landlord & Letting Shows 2012 but will there be a 2013
19/12/2011
11:18 am
Dean
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Following a very productive year of promoting Landlord Referencing at all of the shows that we attended, we are now delighted to tell all of you that we will be attending six shows next year all over the country, to continue our mission of protecting landlords, letting agents & good tenants from unscrupulous troublesome  tenants who are also bad neighbours across the UK.

The benefit of the shows we’ve found is to spread the word to your everyday landlord who runs their own portfolio and letting agents who manage more than 90+ and let them know of the services that we provide.

You will find the following video of our team at the NEC in Birmingham on the 16th and 17th of Nov 2011 and how the show was a massive success.

Landlord & Letting Show and Property Investment Expo 2012

Barbican, London

13th-14th March 2012

Landlord & Letting Show

Lancastrian Suite, Gateshead

2nd-3rd May 2012

Landlord & Letting Show

EventCity, Manchester

27th-28th June 2012

Landlord & Letting Show

Barbican, London

4th-5th September 2012

Landlord & Letting Show

SECC, Glasgow

10th-11th October 2012

Landlord & Letting Show

NEC, Birmingham

28th-29th November 2012

However, in light of these new developments (with regards to the new mortgage rules that are to be announced by the financial services regulator today)

and with more than 6 million people in Britain predicted to take out a pay day loan to see themselves through Christmas and the new year this year –

Will there even BE a housing / letting market next year?! And if so, what do YOU predict for property in 2012?

At Landlord Referencing we believe that we are upon very uncertain times on both sides of the market; with a shortage of mortgages available and the  austerity measure taking effect that it could be a bumpy road. Which is another reason to protect the investment you have at the moment and protect your monthly income with tenants who pay their rent and not damage your properties.

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19/12/2011
12:26 pm
Sal
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Hi Dean,

I thought I had gone mad when I heard the news this morning that Banks and Building societies were going to tighten up even more on lending money for people to buy a homes. 

I can understand why the government and institutions need to keep restrictions on public borrowing and I would be the first to support it if it were to stop the same problems as we had before, but, why would anyone think it was alright to legislate to restrict  people a home because they have been unable to save £20,000, yet allow NO restrictions to be put on public borrowing from pay day loan companies who can legally charge nearly 3000% pa.

 Maybe some have shares in these companies.

 SallyYell

19/12/2011
11:17 pm
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Hi Both

The current lending criteria in my opinion is a complete shambles as it is all run on a computerized system and reminds me of an episode of little Britain, “computer says no”. But then again they have had to tighten their belts but have now gone to the other extreme of never saying yes, no matter how squeaky clean your credit rating and annual income!

Where do we go from here in terms of moving the market forward and making it better?

I attended the the Birmingham NEC show and is was a clear indication that there are quite a few landlords who are still thriving and the show provided to be full of lots of useful information.
This is where I was actually introduced to Landlord Referencing.
The most amazing part was that every company I met where trying to get me to spend money or sell me something.. So when I got to the Landlord Referencing stand and was told their services where free I was most amazed and asked what is the catch??? But there was no catch, which was truly a breath of fresh air; so I will be attending as many shows as I can next year to see them again and also see what new products are out their.

20/12/2011
9:37 am
Cedric
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I was amazed when I was recommended to Landlord referencing as their services are in the main free of charge – that will do for me !

As the Barbican is only a short tube ride from me it is my intention to visit their stand and meet other landlords or even letting agents who I am sure have a few interesting stories to relate about their bad or rogue tenants !  I know that quite a lot of us are fortunate to have good tenants though and anything that can stop rent deficits is fine by me.  I am still attempting to get my head around the tenant alert service as I can't believe that they can provide this service free.  Looking forward to meeting Paul and his team as it will be good to put faces to names !!!

20/12/2011
12:31 pm
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Although I agree that more sensible controls need to be in place with regard to residential mortgages there is the genuine worry that things could go too far to allow positive growth within this already delicate industry especially now that everyone's “dirty laundry” is aired in the media and is so easily accessible. However the lack of affordable products for first-time (and second-time) buyers does ensure that the rental market remains strong.

 

What worries me more is the ridiculous notion that we should fall in line with the EU with reference to buy-to-let mortgage products. The notion that any landlord would be able to afford their buy-to-let mortgage without taking into account rental income is ludicrous, especially if they reduce the number of interest only products available to the market.

 

The answers to the current market conundrum are surely stock (to maintain fair prices), affordability (a sensible but acheivable finance system), quality (good property, good agents, good referencing) and ignoring Europe (as reasoned above).

 

Agreed with Sally on the payday loans. Yell

20/12/2011
1:05 pm
Jayne.B
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maybe I'll attend my first letting show in Glasgow next year Wink

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