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We all want good neighbours, social referencing helps you get them.
11:13 am
Paul Routledge
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It is a fact that no matter how nice our new home is, if we have a dreadful neighbour it can spoil everything we strive for in trying to achieve a comfortable and quiet life for ourselves and our family.

  • Quite often we get asked by tenants “what’s in it for us to be added to a data base that other landlords can reference one another about our lifestyles?”  The answer is very simply; safety, security, a decent standard of living, a better environment and neighbourhood for you and your family.

It is a total misconception that social media networking between landlords and letting agents that care is a black list, it is not, it is simply a very sophisticated neighbourhood watch that keeps the baddies out from where the goodies want or do live.

Lifestyle network referencing is not just about protecting landlords from losing rent or stopping the damage to their property, it is about making sure their good tenants are safe and comfortable because, believe me, there is no money or security for a landlord who keeps losing good tenants just because a bad one moves in or lives next door.

At LandlordReferencing.co.uk you must recognise that we are not like the other social lifestyle referencing sites who give out your details. Nothing but nothing about a tenant’s sensitive personal identification information ever gets given out to anyone else, the only thing that is given out is the last landlord or agent and this keeps the good tenants safe and the bad tenants out.

It is very simple, if your landlord or letting agent lifestyle network references together within your neighbourhood, it gives “YOU” the good tenant, a much reduced chance of having an neighbour that falls into one of these categories below who may not be picked up on traditional Credit and ID referencing but will probably be known by their last landlord or letting agent.

• Anti-social behaviour.

• Drug related taking or dealing.

• Criminal behaviour.

• All night parties.

• Arguing and fighting, day and night.

• Problematic noise or rubbish from garden or communal areas.

• Drunkenness.

• Verbal abuse.

So as a good tenant, you can see that lifestyle network referencing is not a form of black-list, it is designed to help give all tenants a better quality of neighbour that they deserve as well as pay for.  So, we ask all good tenants that if you want to help us stop these people moving in next to you, get your landlord or agent to join us and it will not cost them a penny to stop people that do the above becoming your neighbour.

As a landlord myself, I aim to keep my tenants happy and with me for as long as possible and my tenants will tell you that since I have lifestyle referenced with 1000’s of others in Somerset, my voids and turnover of good tenants is down to 4%.  It is a fact of life that an unhappy tenant is an un-caring and un-paying tenant and that also includes being unhappy because of antisocial neighbours.

Here is a link to the sort of tenants that lifestyle referencing stops from becoming your neighbour:

The tenant from hell: The woman wreaking a trail of havoc through south London’s rental properties

Read more:

£1m neighbours from hell: Meet the gypsy family terrorising an entire street

Thanks for reading this article.

Paul Routledge

1:32 pm

Hi All

I found this particular article very interesting as I am currently a tenant myself. My situation unfortunately is one that I am struggling to resolve.

I currently live in a converted Victorian house that has been turned into four separate flats and I am having a nightmare with two particular tenants in the building. I live on the ground floor next too two male tenants who share the flat. I have been verbally abused and at about 2.00 in the morning one night they where outside the front of the building with there mates. I woke up after constant loud shouting, swearing and smashing of battles with people constantly coming in and out of the main entrance. As a single female you can understand my concern of loads of men drinking, shouting and really not caring about other people. 

I then had constant banging on my front door asking to let them in as they had a present for me which then turned into more very inappropriate verbal abuse.

I have approached the landlord and expressed my concerns and he simply said I have tried to get them out and cant and that everyone in the building has complained as well. He also said that they have trashed the flat and will have to refurbish it when he can get them out “when” being the operative word.

I personally think that this service that http://www.landlordreferencing.co.uk provide is brilliant because if you are a good tenant, then you have nothing to worry about. It is a bit like going to Tesco and buying alcohol, you are asked for I.D. if you are old enough then it really is not a problem. I would love to have these tenants never do this to other tenants or landlords again and if you act like animals then you should live like one too.


10:56 am
Paul Routledge
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Hi Laura,


I think you are 1 of a growing army of good tenants that understand that networking landlords and agents can and do stop habitualy bad tenants getting property after property and making everyone's life hell.

I myself own a old Victorian property whereby I own two flats on the lower levels and 2 different landlords own the ones upstairs and I have to say it is murder trying to keep the peace.

One bloke is a unemployed cab driver that insists on wearing jack boots and goose stepping around his flat on a laminate floor morning, noon and night, the cleaner is constantly find **** ******* **** **** ******** ******* ***** **** **** **** ***** ******* ********* ******** *** **** ****** ********** ************ **** *********** ************* butts stamped out on the stair carpet outside his flat and if you ask him to try walk around in his socks and stop damaging the carpets he just tells all to  “Go forth and multiply”. His landlord is a reasonable guy who wants him out as well and has now joined us and with a bit of luck with us all 3 landlords networking together with 1000's of others in Somerset we will not be subjected to another Adolf taking his place when he eventually gets the inevitably toe up the Khyber pass Laugh

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