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In addition to our recent joining of Barnsley Residential Landlords Association, Cornwall Residential Landlords Association & West Country Landlords Association, who work closely with us and recommend our website to their members, I am now happy to announce that Wigan Council North West Accreditation and Private Rented Housing Partnership have joined our community this week.
We hope that this will pave the way for other accreditations right across the UK to realise what a powerful tool we have for both private & social landlords to protect themselves from unscrupulous tenants.
By Wigan Accreditation & Barnsley Association working in partnership with us this will show its member landlords that they care about who they take into their properties and that they do not support unscrupulous tenants just to get them accommodation at any cost.
In realisation accreditations understand the brilliance of Landlord Referencing systems whereby we DO NOT PASS ANY DETAILS ON, of either landlord or tenant, to third parties.
Thus making us the safest method of lifestyle referencing for both landlord, accreditation, associations and most importantly the tenant.
And this of course means aforementioned; can NEVER leave the accreditation in the vulnerable position of being sued for passing sensitive data.
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That is fantastic news and no less than you all deserve. Let us hope that they all see sense now and promote it so all their landlords join and we can stop the likes of the horrible b***st**d I had in my office today who walked out without paying a penny and having the pleasure in telling me this too and that I would get sweet FA even when I take him to Court - watch your tenant alerts other members as I expect he is coming out as one tomorrow.
I tell all the landlords who attend my seminars for NLA & Midlands Landlords Accrediation about this site.
I have spent the afternoon with a landlord in Walsall who has been a magnet for poor tenants, his rent arrears run into thousands - he will be joining and listing all the tenants who have taken him for a ride. I told him that these tenants have no assets and taking them to court would just cost him time, money and stress but is unlikely to get him his money. He was cross and I told him don't get mad get even. He liked that and he smiled for the first time during our meeting. I was, of course, speaking as a private landlord and not on behalf of any organisation that I work with
I lived in Wolverhampton until ten years ago I have a good knowledge of Walsall and can imagine that this landlord has been a magnet for some very dubious tenants.
As soon as he is registered with us and downloads his tenants then he can rest assured that we will be updating our records accordingly !
This is great news for all of us who network to protect one another in taking and giving each other the same bad tenants.
It will pave the way for us to get the word out there even more uniting more of us together. I dont know how many times I have to tell people that one landlords tenant who leaves them is another landlord or agents applicant and probably future tenant. The only real way we can all be sure of any tenants lifestyle habits is to talk to their last landlord and the only way we can be sure to be able to do that is if we all network together and register our tenants today!!.
It is a clear fact of life that if there is a hole in the net the fish slip through.
Anyway welcome aboard Wigan and thanks very much for supporting us and your accredited landlords, they have worked hard to get their properties right to give tenants a good warm home and they deserve to get good tenants to keep them that way
Local authorities should not just be working with @LandlordRef but also with freehold owners such as Resident Management Companies. Grant Shapps has assured us that he will get private landlords to work more closely with local authorities but failed to tell us how. I have just contacted the lead councillor of my own local authority in an attempt to engage him regarding the number of tenants placed on my block with drink, drugs and anti-social behaviour issues to landlords who simply fail to deal with them. They simply wait for the arrears to accrue then sit back and get paid housing benefit. We are also tired of the abuse and the assaults we have sustained whilst being left to deal with such issues alone.
I copied in my MP which has just been acknowleged as she and others are doing some work at a national level as to what powers local authorities have/need to resolve problems with private landlords. She has asked that I keep her informed.
It seems to me that the only ones doing anything about anything at a national level is @LandlordRef and all for free!
Paul / Sammii
lt is definitely the way forward in getting the LA's & HA's involved, l have some housing benefit stat's that you may find interesting. These clearly show councils and housing associations have the large majority of benefit recipients as tenants, see below as of Oct 2011:
|All HB recipients||Social Rented Sector||Private Rented Sector|
I often hear landlords moan about tenants they've had from the Social Sector, l think you're site can help protect the private sector Landlords from such problems in the future.
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