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HomeLet urges landlords to ensure their gas appliances

Posted on 09/09/2013

According to new research, landlords aren’t doing as much as they could to keep their tenants and properties safe from fire and carbon monoxide

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HomeLet warns landlords on the effects of lightning storms

Posted on 24/07/2013

Landlords should consider ensuring their buildings insurance will protect them from the effects of lightning storms

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Landlords are “failing to keep their tenants safe”

Posted on 02/07/2013

Recent research has been released suggesting careless landlords are putting their tenants in danger for a variety of reasons. According to the Electrical Safety Council (ESC) up to 1.7 million private renters report electrical faults that are ignored or acted on too late by landlords. 1.3 million renters are currently waiting for electrical issues to be resolved and more then 2 million private tenants have expressed concern about the electrical safety of their home.

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Just 4 months until Universal Credit is launched..

Posted on 02/07/2013

Since the controversial ‘Universal Credit’ proposal was made public, it has been met with many concerns and much opposition. It’s been promoted as a simplistic system that will replace 6 existing benefits with a single monthly payment for those who are out of work or on a low income. But, many landlords are apprehensive that they will experience rent arrears as their rent is not getting paid to them directly by the Government, but through their tenants instead.

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How to deal with noisy tenants

How to deal with noisy tenants

Posted on 03/04/2013

Sometimes no matter how thoroughly you vet your tenants, they can become the tenants from hell. One of the biggest gripes landlords have is when their tenants start to annoy their often long-established neighbours. Whilst landlords aren’t actually responsible for the noise their tenants make, it’s always a good idea to try and ‘keep the peace’.

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Could you detect a nearby cannabis farm?

Posted on 03/04/2013

Crimestoppers have recently mailed 210,000 ‘Scratch and Sniff’ leaflets to households in regions of England. These leaflets are designed to assist the general public in being able to identify the tell-tale smell of a cannabis farm that could be lurking near them.

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