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How can I help spread the word
21/04/2012
7:14 am
Kirsty
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Hi Paul,

I notice from the comment herein that Mary Latham promotes Landlord Referencing to people at her midlands seminars, I am not involved in any associations but would love to be able to help spread the word about you as the more landlords that join the better it will be for the whole of my town of Wokingham.

I am not very mobile and very private as you know but after your help over the past few years I would love to try and help you get the word out to others.

21/04/2012
8:04 am
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Hi Kirsty,

Yes Mary is fantastic and a very, very, nice lady apart from continually putting me on the naughty step.Frown

We get most of our members through word of mouth and the press who write about us, you could write a short editorial about us to your local paper telling them how we help clean up communities by stopping tenants from hell getting properties, we are seeing an increase in members, even from landlords who don’t have bad tenants and who join us to show their support to what we are doing.

If you have anyone you know who is a landlord or involved in property then call them and tell them about us or email them a short paragraph about us with our link address.

I tell others who ask the same question to send out an email to their property friends something like this (cut and paste if you like) even my mum does:Laugh

 

Hello (Your friend’s Name)

I have come across this website which helps stop you taking a bad tenant absolutely free and stops bad tenants becoming bad neighbours.

I have joined it and hope you will too as the more of us that join, the stronger the community and the more we expose those who are intent on creating havoc  the less havoc we have.  The website is called http://www.landlordreferencing.co.uk and please send this on to anyone you know who rents property.

Thanks

(your name)

 

We have also started the forum The Tenants Voice which is helping tenants have their say about landlords who need to pull up their socks and this is showing that our cause is about creating good properties and good neighbourhoods and is not about just knocking tenants. 

Mary has started a website Lask to help Agents who are not 100% up to speed with legislation and that again is helping the industry better itself.

Thank you for your help

Paul.

26/04/2012
7:53 am
Kirsty
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Hi Paul,

I will send it out to a couple of landlords I know and email my local agents and ask them to join.

Also if I want to support the cause can I make a small donation. I do not wish to seem rude but I do not understand how you make money if its all free to us the members.

26/04/2012
8:54 am
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Hi Kirsty,

Thank you for emailing your friends and local letting Agents if all our members did that and all those behind them that as well and so on and so forth,  all Landlords & Agents would be united right across the country within a month. I always say if you want to protect your property and income then just tell landlords and agents you know about us.

Sorry we do not take donations but you can use our Tenant Credit Referencing through Experian which is free to register and only costs £16 for an instant and £28 for a fully comprehensive report and this gives us a small commission which we use to keep the site going and grow the membership.

You can also use our Landlord Insurance Products and Rent Guarantee & Legal Protection Products which  are very competitive and again give us a commission.

If you do not wish to use either of the above you can sponsor us if you have a business for only 60p a day and this will drive new business your way.

And if you do none of the above you can support us by reading the news letters we email you every week and posting on the forum or adding a new topic. When you go through to these areas it gives the web site better traffic statistics and and pushes us up the search engine rankings which lets more people see us and so; we get more members and more sponsors.

So if you don’t need our sponsor products and don’t need new Landlords &/or Agent clients in your business by joining our sponsored directory, you can help us by interacting on the site and that will help drive traffic through.

Like all social networking sites, (what is social networking) facebook,  Linkedin etc ; the concept of these websites is the same and very simple – they are free to attract more members and the more members they attract the better they are for all the members , but the downfall to them is that as the old saying goes – “Use them or lose them”

So even the smallest action by enough people makes a difference like clicking on the facebook or tweet buttons on this page sends the word to you friends and followers, it only takes 2 seconds and costs nothing but can make a huge difference in passing the word.

 

Thank you for your support it makes us stronger and protects us all just that little bit more.

Paul

27/04/2012
11:25 am
Paul Routledge
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Thank you very very very much to everyone who has told or emailed a friend we have had an influx of new members that have been telling us a friend told them about us.

It really is what is keeping us all safe and if you still need to tell someone we will truly be in your gratitude because when they join none of us will need to take their bad tenants “Ever”Laugh

27/04/2012
3:51 pm
jerryO
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been spreading the word to my current landlord and my last landlord who should be joining soon

27/04/2012
4:27 pm
Sal
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I think I should be on commission as I never stop spreading the LRS word! Wink

Oh and by the way I'm loving the new social media bar you've installed! Brilliant that you can forward the pages by email at a click of a button-especially as probably more than half of my contacts don't use twitter, facebook, etc.

27/04/2012
5:26 pm
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Thanks you  Peeps. We have had more join today both Landlords & Agents and this is what one said.

 

“I he has been looking for a site like this for years and I will be posting on the forums because I have got some horrific and hilarious stories having been a landlord for over 32 years but I will say this website is wonderful.

There are 100’s of 100’s of landlords and Letting Agents out there that will join and change Letting Property forever all they need is for you to tell them about us.

Please do…Smile

27/04/2012
10:01 pm
Paul Routledge
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Sal said:

I think I should be on commission as I never stop spreading the LRS word! Wink

Oh and by the way I’m loving the new social media bar you’ve installed! Brilliant that you can forward the pages by email at a click of a button-especially as probably more than half of my contacts don’t use twitter, facebook, etc.

Yes its great Sal for those who don’t understand what Sal means you can just click on share on the link bar on this page and enter your friends email address and it will send this page to you friends Agents email for them to find out about us and join

30/04/2012
12:59 pm
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Another reason to join Landlord Referencing AND spread the word;

Increasing Number of Cannabis Farms Being detected. . .

04/05/2012
10:32 am
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Hi Everyone ,

Before we all enjoy a early poets day I thought I would just give you a quick update from yesterday’s Landlord and Lettings show in Gateshead of which, after doing 2 seminars, seemed to go swimmingly well and lots and lots of new members have joined. 

Although the foot flow was less than in other shows (because it is the first one there) the quality of people who attended was superb and we will be going next year and probably enjoy just as many caprenia's in TGI's again Laugh

Once we had taken 2 sachets of Resolve and a tube of tums we were ready to go again on Thursday!! and one of the interesting things that came out of the show was the amount of Local Authorities that are interested in tying up with us to offer a unity amongst them with lifestyle referencing.  They are really picking up, especially at the lower level of rentals, that to know a tenants history regarding their behaviour and habits is much more important than knowing about their credit history and that having this knowledge really protects their Landlords and good tenants.  In total 5 Councils approached with a view to working with us.

 

I had a conversation this morning with a Director of a very large national credit referencing company who said that after a recent meeting with some 50 Housing Associations he is now firmly of the opinion that Local Authorities in the Social Housing Sector and who seek housing stock from Landlords in the private rented sector are firmly of the belief that the way forward for the future of Tenant referencing in this Country is via lifestyle referencing.  They did not seem to hold much of a torch for a £2 credit reference any more.

So the simplicity of it is that with just 5 of the councils joining us with over 2000 Landlords registered with them each in their Authority, this adds another 10,000 Landlords who learn about landlordreferencing.co.uk and in turn protect us all more and more.

 

Again, thank you to everyone who keeps passing the word, now please copy and paste this and send it to your Housing Officer within your Local Authority and let us get every Council in this Country to email their landlords to bring awareness of our site and really unite Landlords and Tenants in giving good property to good tenants and stopping those good tenants having bad neighbours.

 

Thanks for your great support and have a corker weekendSmile

09/05/2012
4:31 pm
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Just a quick update.. 

With over 1 million hits to the site last month and 100’s of new members +  £800,000 in tenant alerts in 4 months we are really picking up speed and stopping bad tenants moving from “you 2 me, me 2 you”.

I also think that the support and joining of landlords who do not need our services immediately is helping to pass on the word, so thank you to all of them.

We have launched a new platform called The Landlords Story. The National Press are looking for good stories here so if you have a story to tell,  here is the place.  I have posted the picture of when I was stabbed because some people really do this to their landlords and I don’t want you to take this guy “EVER” as a tenant.

So please pass on the word and get everyone to join and  If you have not joined yet then please do the more members we have the stronger our voice.Smile

 

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03/06/2012
7:36 am
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I would like to wish you all a happy jubilee, albeit a bit wet and ask you that whilst you are sitting in front of your computer and awaiting for the celebrations to kick off,  please take time to join us (Takes 2 mins) to help us to keep your neighbourhood free of troublesome tenants

If you can send this link onto your letting Agents or friends who are landlords and tell them about us.

 

Again have a great day all….Laugh

Paul 

19/07/2012
8:44 pm
Dharmendra
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That is definitely a fnrrtuatisg situation for tenants, but if you really like your apartment and are planning to stick around for a while you might be able to negotiate the price if you sign a longer lease. It’s definitely worth looking into.

23/07/2012
1:50 am
Dell
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I find it extraordinary that so many landlords seem to view tenants as “offenders” – when in the past the law has done very little to protect the rights of hard-working honest tenants. I’ve been a private householder for more than 25 years but had reason to rent short term twice when I moved house. The first landlord was reasonable, co-operative, attentive and honest. The second was out to make a buck at whatever cost and withheld my £750 deposit because the paint he instructed me to buy to cover a couple of minor scuffs from furniture (perfectly normal wear and tear over a 10 month tenancy) was not an exact match! when I called his bluff and offered to discuss it in court (very publicly, might I add – I am a journalist) he backed down faster than you could say month in advance!So many landlords see tenants not as a business client – which is what they are in actual fact – but as an “object” out of which they can cream as much cash as possible. Appalling injustice! And now because the law is saying this is the tenant’s money, you have to justify what you have done with it, there’s this outrageous outcry from the poor, badly-done-to money-making property owner. boo hoo

24/07/2012
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I have to say Dell most landlords really want good long standing tenants and do not try and milk the tenant to make a fast buck and that is why it is imperative that all the paperwork like deposit registration and inventories are carried out properly.

With proper documentation at the outset any despute can be properly argued by factual evidence rather than “he said she said”. I have to say though you are quite mistaken if you think that the law is weighted towards the landlord rather than the tenant. Most laws (of which there are many) are too protect a tenant and are enforceable by criminal proceedings against a landlord and can result in prison, whereby virtually nothing that a tenant does to a landlords property or non-payment of rent, is a criminal offence and a landlord will need to bring civil proceedings against a tenant of which he can only hope for a CCJ to get his money. Most landlords also understand that even if you do get a CCJ at great cost you probably will never see a penny.

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24/07/2012
11:31 am
PaulBarrett
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Dell said
I find it extraordinary that so many landlords seem to view tenants as “offenders” – when in the past the law has done very little to protect the rights of hard-working honest tenants. I’ve been a private householder for more than 25 years but had reason to rent short term twice when I moved house. The first landlord was reasonable, co-operative, attentive and honest. The second was out to make a buck at whatever cost and withheld my £750 deposit because the paint he instructed me to buy to cover a couple of minor scuffs from furniture (perfectly normal wear and tear over a 10 month tenancy) was not an exact match! when I called his bluff and offered to discuss it in court (very publicly, might I add – I am a journalist) he backed down faster than you could say month in advance!So many landlords see tenants not as a business client – which is what they are in actual fact – but as an “object” out of which they can cream as much cash as possible. Appalling injustice! And now because the law is saying this is the tenant’s money, you have to justify what you have done with it, there’s this outrageous outcry from the poor, badly-done-to money-making property owner. boo hoo

 

Are you really a journalist as  you know sweet FA about tenant and LL law!?

Paul advises you correctly as to the issues that tenants cause.

I suggest as a journalist that you carry out more research into such a posting.

You clearly haven’t got a clue about what you are talking about.

Perhaps you should carry out a full investigation as to how the law does in fact favour 100% the tenant.

When you come back with your relevant research then perhaps we may respect your results.

Until then you will be considered an idiot by all the far more well informed LL about the true nature of things that you clearly aren’t aware of.

Please tell us who you write for so we can ignore what you say.

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