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Now is the time to draw a line in the sand. . .
07/03/2012
12:46 pm
Paul Routledge
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Hi ladies,

Yeah does make me growlLaugh. I am sure that louis never meant it as a publicity push for them and probably does not understand the history as to why we don't like their underhand tactics, more is the point why would anyone need to know or even want to… 

I have spoken to 2 more councils this week and they are keen to join once they have gone through the red tape, so lets keep our fingers crossed as more that join the more will join. Mary Latham the regional representative for the Midlands NLA was in Coventry last night at a housing meeting and I thank her for mentioning us we have had quite a few join from the Coventry area today.

So pass the word because the more that join the safer we all become – Simples!Wink

08/03/2012
6:14 pm
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Thanks To Sharon and Sally, and I'm pleased you didn't “tear down” my post Paul. I am a loyal LRS'er and did not mean any malice, but simply wanted to show that a large company like Callcredit, regardless of what anyone thinks of them, is taking the matter seriously, and anything which allows a landlord to identify a bad tenant before it's too late must be worthwhile. That 'other company' may have had the morals of an alley cat, and it appears that at least one of the previous owners remains involved, but I doubt we'll hear any more bad-mouthing from them because she is now an employee of Callcredit, and I doubt they would wish to be associated with such behaviour.

 

Lou

08/03/2012
8:44 pm
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I have to say if LRS joined say Experian and was able to have rent payments recorded, but had ringfenced FREE lifestyle and Alerts and networking that wouldn't be a problem

such injection of capital would expand the offering.

But Experian so as not to lose custom would have to adhere to LRS principles or lose the confidence of the subumed LRS membership.

As LL we want a free service.

I personally couldn't care or less what the name of the organisation is providing I receive it FREE as LRS presently facilitates.

For any organistion that takes over LRS they will HAVE to keep to the founding principles as that is why LRS is doing so well.

Take those principles away and the business disappears.

I have no issue with say Experian taking over and maybe Paul becomes an employee of their's.

As LL we just want continuation of the  FREE LRS services however that is achieved.

If it needs a capital injection from a referencing company then fine; if this expands the LRS principles to a wider LL,council, LA database then fine.

That is what is needed for the ideal of every LL and every LA and every tenant having their details with LRS or a derivative of, with tenant rent payments recorded aswell from LRS members.

That has to be the ultimate game plan; there is clearly a long way to go.

09/03/2012
11:24 am
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Hi Louis,

Thanks for your reply, lets hope you are right about the ongoing attacks now that they are employed by Call Credit however I dont hold out much hope as Maters & Co was clearly from that camp. But we must move on.

It makes sense that others are copying us and I am glad that we have been able to bring about these changes to our industry by sticking to what we believe in. Landlordreferencing.co.uk has done what others said could not be done and its been done to bring about better lives for people and that is just the best reward for all of us here.

Who knows what the future brings with this new tool in a Landlord & Letting Agents tool box..but what I do know is that if I stopped the guy who stabbed me getting a property with one other Landlord and/or Letting Agent and then stabbing them then I have done my job.

Thank you for your continued support.

09/03/2012
11:48 am
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PaulBarrett said:

I have to say if LRS joined say Experian and was able to have rent payments recorded, but had ringfenced FREE lifestyle and Alerts and networking that wouldn't be a problem

such injection of capital would expand the offering.

But Experian so as not to lose custom would have to adhere to LRS principles or lose the confidence of the subumed LRS membership.

As LL we want a free service.

I personally couldn't care or less what the name of the organisation is providing I receive it FREE as LRS presently facilitates.

For any organistion that takes over LRS they will HAVE to keep to the founding principles as that is why LRS is doing so well.

Take those principles away and the business disappears.

I have no issue with say Experian taking over and maybe Paul becomes an employee of their's.

As LL we just want continuation of the  FREE LRS services however that is achieved.

If it needs a capital injection from a referencing company then fine; if this expands the LRS principles to a wider LL,council, LA database then fine.

That is what is needed for the ideal of every LL and every LA and every tenant having their details with LRS or a derivative of, with tenant rent payments recorded aswell from LRS members.

That has to be the ultimate game plan; there is clearly a long way to go.

 

Ha Ha slow down tiger we are not for saleLaugh!! and as for working for Experian I have 135 tenants a set of golf clubs, a demanding wife and 5 kids to keep me busy.. all Landlordreferencing.co.uk needs as it grows is that all its members use its services, Referencing, Insurance, or Business directory just once or twice a year and the whole service will stay free forever..lets face it if our members cant manage that then the service isn't worth keeping for them..however I think it is and it is still growing so lets see..but rest assured at the moment it is business as usual.  

09/03/2012
8:29 pm
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I think a lot of us are concerned that we might might lose the fantastic service you have built up and don't wish to see it disappear.

Therefore if it was needed to allow the service to continue, then a practical solution may be for an industry provider to maybe assist.

As you suggest you are presently able to keep the status quo going which is great.

But I think we all don't wish the baby to be thrown out with the bathwater if things become untenanble for LRS.

That is why I don't believe LRS members would take issue if you had to adjust things to maintain viability.

But we do want the core LRS methodogies; which you have fought so hard for, to remain.

The fact that LRS is not like the 'other' lot is the thing that keeps LRS increasing it's membership.

09/03/2012
10:00 pm
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Why would a landlord/agent take a Council recommended tenant? If a tenant is given notice by a landlord/agent and they go to the Council for advice what are they told? “Stay put until EVICTED. If you leave on the last day of your tenancy, we will regard you as voluntarily homeless.”

 

As a member of the West Country Landlords Association I am pleased to see that they have joined LRS.  I agree with Sharon that a few bad landlords can spoil it for the rest. I know only of one landlord who specialises in benefit tenants, but he gears his propety towards them and adjusts his rent accordingly. He is one of the good landlords. I agree that “. . .  the covenants to sublet are continually ignored. This ignoring of said covenant continues long after the first tenant is placed.” but what are legalities on this IF the management company decide to enforce the clause?

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