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Government to scrap direct housing benefit payments to landlords

New procedures for the payment of universal credit has been released by the Government – The Government confirms that if a tenant is in arrears the landlord’s right to insist on direct rent payments will be scrapped. Payments will be made directly to tenants and it will be up to them to pay their rents […]

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11 Great Tips for Finding a Letting Agent [Part 3 of 3]

We have now come to the last part of finding a letting agent for your property. Are the lists from the previous article giving you a good option to getting one? I am sure it did. Make sure you add the rest of these tips to your list. 9. The names Does the agent have […]

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11 Great Tips for Finding a Letting Agent [Part 2 of 3]

We are now on the second part to help you find one of the best letting agents out there. Let’s take a quick recap on what was discussed on the first part: First, ask the people around you for recommendations. Second, be sure to find a licensed agent. Third, good communication between you and the […]

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11 Great Tips for Finding a Letting Agent [Part 1 of 3]

Looking for a letting agent to manage your property or let your house? With thousands of letting agents out there, getting the best could be a bit challenging. Here is a checklist that will come in handy as you start your search. 1. Ask the people around you Family members and friends are a great […]

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Are ‘rubbish’ boilers making your blood boil? – Letting Agent Today

Are ‘rubbish’ boilers making your blood boil? Thursday 10th May 2012 A letting agent is looking for support to lobby the Government to make boiler manufacturers give ten-year warranties. Anthony Kerrigan, of Kerrigans in Doncaster, said: “That would make manufacturers think twice about selling unreliable rubbish. We are all being ripped off.” He said that […]

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Hostility between tenants and landlords coming to an end, says TDS boss – Letting Agent Today

Hostility between tenants and landlords coming to an end, says TDS boss Thursday 19th April 2012 The ‘them’ and ‘us’ antagonism between landlords and tenants is disappearing, thanks to the introduction of mandatory tenancy deposit protection five years ago. The claim is due to be made today by TDS boss Steve Harriott, speaking at the […]

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National accreditation scheme set to launch for private tenants – Letting Agent Today

National accreditation scheme set to launch for private tenants Tuesday 24th January 2012 We’re all familiar with landlord and letting agent accreditation schemes, but now there is to be a nationwide tenant accreditation scheme – backed by the UK Landlord Accreditation Scheme. The aim is to help landlords and agents identify ‘good’ tenants beyond the usual […]

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