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We all want good neighbours, social referencing helps you get them.
18/05/2012
7:53 am
Paul Routledge
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Hi All,

How important is it to have good neigbours both in quite enjoyment and in the value of your home if you own it.

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

19/05/2012
8:13 am
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I am confused! and what I am confused about is, why has this company which is clearly helping to give us all better communities not been in every newspaper and on every television screen every day for the last 2 years.

I have just watched BBC (which I am forced to pay my licence for) and for 45 minutes I watched a helicopter flying around with a miners tilley lamp in as if it were God himself inside and for which, whilst families are starving and having to ask for food boxes from charities, must have cost our country an absolute fortune. So I would like to ask why there seems to be little evidence of the national media supporting this company which tries to help our dysfunctional communities free every day?.

Surely, with the increase of rental properties and a growing army of private landlords who will house these tenants, that if we want better communities then this company has to be the best on offer, certainly for all the years I can remember, there seems no-one better to communicate with one another to keep the bad ones from our door.

Are our priorities now that jumbled that what really counts in our society has fallen to the wayside in favour of brain washing us all with corn and cheese, showing us the flying tilley lamp over something which will help everyone of us every day.

I Beg of any Newspaper or Television editor help us all and get this “FREE” company in print and on our screens and get the word out to help us all- Please.

19/05/2012
8:45 am
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Hi Margaret,

Thank you for your support, we love to have new members join in the forum because it helps all of us interacting together on important issues.

We have been in many newspapers like the Guardian & Independent and lots of local ones. I was also on Radio 4 recently and we are supported by really great property sites like my friends over @  PropertyTribes who also make videos of us at the Landlord trade shows and you can see these here @ LRS TV and Property 118 who support us with news stories about what we do to help Landlords & Letting Agents.

We of course are supported tirelessly by Mary Latham who is an absolute pillar of strength and stamina to our industry and a tribute to what all landlords should aspire to be.

I certainly would not shy away from more media coverage,as I truly believe we can make a massive difference by bringing lifestyle referencing into our communities and which will bring those intent on harming us to an abrupt end.

I created lifestyle referencing 10 years ago to help us all have better communities and better neighbours and with the the growth and speed of the internet, Twitter, Facebook etc,  Lifestyle referencing @ Landlordreferencing.co.uk has now truly made is début onto the world stage with us over the last 2 years. 

19/05/2012
1:09 pm
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Margaret B said
I am confused! and what I am confused about is, why has this company which is clearly helping to give us all better communities not been in every newspaper and on every television screen every day for the last 2 years.

I have just watched BBC (which I am forced to pay my licence for) and for 45 minutes I watched a helicopter flying around with a miners tilley lamp in as if it were God himself inside and for which, whilst families are starving and having to ask for food boxes from charities, must have cost our country an absolute fortune. So I would like to ask why there seems to be little evidence of the national media supporting this company which tries to help our dysfunctional communities free every day?.

Surely, with the increase of rental properties and a growing army of private landlords who will house these tenants, that if we want better communities then this company has to be the best on offer, certainly for all the years I can remember, there seems no-one better to communicate with one another to keep the bad ones from our door.

Are our priorities now that jumbled that what really counts in our society has fallen to the wayside in favour of brain washing us all with corn and cheese, showing us the flying tilley lamp over something which will help everyone of us every day.

I Beg of any Newspaper or Television editor help us all and get this “FREE” company in print and on our screens and get the word out to help us all- Plea

 

I think you miss the point;  it is not in the govts interest to make this vital LRS service known about too widely.

The last thing that the govt and councils will want to occur is LL knowing about all the wrongun tenants there are.

They will presumably refuse to take them on as tenants.

There are hundreds of thousands of thieving , dysfunctional and destructive tenants out there.

Can you imagine what the homeless problem would be like if every LL used LRS.

The resultant effect would be that most likely all LL would have great tenants who know how the LRS system works and would consequently not abuse their tenancy.

The problem would be for councils with tenants who due to their behaviour are not able to be housed by LL who refuse to take them on as they will have used the all encompassing LRS services.

Therefore it is only in LL interests to use LRS and not for the govt to encourage such usage.

LA don’t like to use LRS as they know that a lot of their tenant applicants would not pass LRS vetting and so they would lose income.

They just use the conventional credit checking route, which us savvy LRS users know is worse than useless!

19/05/2012
2:15 pm
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Paul you have got a point about local authorities needing to off load their waiting lists to the PRS but even they will soon realise that landlords will just walk away if they find that we are a dumping ground for the criminal tenants who are hard to house.  Some local authorities are actually members of LRS and I hope that more will join and that they will use the information to remove these tenants from their lists because it can be seen that “they are intentionally making themseves homeless” and this means that the authority have no statutory duty to find them a home.  The power of LRS is that they KNOW who the criminal tenants are and the more landlords who join the bigger the LRS list will become and the less chance of local authorities or landlords taking this people by mistake.

For me this is the begining of re-educating people to understand that if they are not good customers they will not get the service they want.  LRS are not only protecting local authorities and landlords who are both at the sharp end they are protecting communities from people who are not fit to be a part of them while at the same time reducing the number of people who are good prospective tenants and increasing their chances of finding a nice home.

Come to think of it Government should be funding this site never mind promoting it. What is a more effective part of  Social Services than LRS?

22/05/2012
8:40 am
Margaret B
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At last they are getting rid of those ridiculous badges of honour amongst troublemakers in our communities. As an ex court aid I always found them the most ridiculous thing as the youths that had them didn’t care hoots one way or another.

I am of the opinion that with new community behaviour orders and community triggers which when coupled with Neighbourhood watch schemes will allow us all to keep an eye on what’s happening, we may be able to deal with this problem when it is within our community.

Now! That deals with the problem within our Villages, Towns & City’s. What we now need to do is to stop them getting there in the first place and that is where this web site comes in. With the rise in PRS housing these types of misfits are no longer confined to the bad council estates they are being strategically placed amongst us without our knowledge and the first we know of them is when they have burgled us or caused a dreadful normally violent nuisance.

I am confident that most already do or soon will have “previous” with a landlord elsewhere and therefore our best defence against them getting into our communities in the first place is for all new landlords to be able to use this service to stop taking them.

We then never need give these uncaring inconsiderate families or their out of control delinquent children home in our communities.

This will protect us all and send a clear message to these thugs and families from hell and that is “We do not want you”

Join Paul and tell your friends who are landlords or a letting agent you know to join Paul too it is a free service which as it continues to grow has to help us all. 

22/05/2012
1:06 pm
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At landlordreferencing.co.uk landlords and letting agents networking together as a community are fast become the gate keepers to these communities… Private Rented Sector VS Crime.

22/05/2012
4:24 pm
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I totally agree with Margaret B and the more people that join this community the safer we all will be!

I will keep spreading the word about this great asset to all Landlords! Laugh

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