Know your onions – tenant referencing without tears.

We’re all human. We put up with things because familiarity is comfortable. Even though somethings may not be working for us, we carry on using it. We tolerate the shortfalls and live with the frustration. We don’t grow, we don’t make progress. Tenant referencing is a good example. There are vast differences between the best and […]

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91 landlords hit with civil penalties as year 1 of Right to Rent comes to a close

91 landlords have been hit with fines following the introduction of the Right to Rent Scheme across England last year. The scheme, first trialled in the West Midlands then rolled out throughout England in February 2016, aims to combat illegal immigration by ensuring those letting property check tenants’ right to rent beforehand. The latest figures […]

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Are you a good judge of character?

We all like to think that we’re good at assessing someone else’s character at the first meeting, but for a landlord this skill is vital. When you take on a new tenant, you’re trusting a stranger with your huge investment. Yes, you’ve got the protection of the law, but that’s something which helps you when […]

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A recap of what 2015 looked like for letting agents and what to expect from 2016

The private rented sector has consistently accelerated over the past few years; back in 2014 the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association predicted that if the market trends continued over 50% of UK homes would be rented by 2032. While this is good news for you letting agents, that growth also comes with additional rules and regulations […]

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2015 Immigration Bill Seeks to Automatically Criminalise Landlords

Landlords or their agents will automatically be committing a criminal offence if told by the Home Office that a tenant is living in the UK illegally. At least, that’s the extremely unfortunate situation to be faced if the 2015 Immigration Bill comes into force as currently written. Here’s the situation at the moment: The 2014 […]

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Landlords Face £3000 Fines For Letting To Illegal Immigrants

Illegal immigrants to be banned from renting property in the UK Private rental sector (PRS) landlords will be risking a fine of £3000 for breaking the law by letting rental property to illegal immigrants without doing proper background checks and comprehensive tenant referencing. The proposal is currently undergoing a seven week consultation process and set to […]

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A Third Of Tenants Will Never Own Property

  Good news for private sector landlords as business will continue to boom!   The post war “must be a homeowner” mentality of our parents has been replaced with the more modern paradigm of our neighbours on the Continent, “rent for life” Whilst our forebears wanted to own property for a sense of security and […]

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Fast, Accurate And Efficient Tenant Referencing

Legal 4 Landlords tenant referencing services are fast, reliable, accurate and 100% secure Legal 4 Landlords pioneering tenant referencing system is more advanced and more efficient than any other tenant referencing system available. Legal 4 Landlords fully online system is faster and more accurate than ever before with the ability to track and manage all […]

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Landlord Immigration Checks Are Unworkable

The Governments plan to make private rented sector (PRS) and social housing landlords legally responsible for checking the immigration status of all tenant applicants has raised questions on the policy from MP’s. The proposal to make landlords perform immigration checks on tenants and prosecute those who fail to comply has caused outrage among UK PRS landlords, who would […]

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Landlords Fury Over Immigration Amendments

Landlords Set To Become UK Border Agency Informants Private sector landlords are set to become unpaid members of the UK Border Agency as amendments to the UK immigration laws announced in the Queen’s Speech last week are pushed through Parliament UK landlords will become legally responsible for ensuring that they only let rental properties to […]

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