Social Lettings Agencies Homelessness Prevention and Role of the Private Rented Sector

As the Conservative Lib Dem coalition starts to wield the knife on what they see as wasted activity in some parts of the public sector we start to wonder how their cuts will eventually affect housing. One area that we at LettingFocus.com provide advisory help on for local cheap sildenafil tablets authorities and housing associations is in the setting up […]

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Private Rented Sector Competitors Waiting in the Wings

I have always said that the biggest threat to private landlords comes from external sources and especially from new competitors. Unfortunately, these new competitors are rarely on most small landlords radars, which is not surprising really, because so far these new competitors have not really been all that active. Most landlords tend to prefer to worry and huff and puff […]

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Landlords Registration, Landlord Register and Licensing Scheme Let’s Avoid the Scottish Mistakes says LettingFocus

As you may know, a registration scheme for landlords has been proposed for England and Wales for all landlords. Under the proposals, now on hold until after the election, a fee would be charged to landlords who would all be required to register. At LettingFocus we are not opposed to this as long as the objective of the scheme is […]

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PRS Access Schemes, Build to Let and the Rugg Review. LettingFocus Surveys the Wreckage

Reading the housing section of the Labour party manifesto, one can see that the PR campaign that the British Property Federation (BPF) and their members waged on Labour Grandees has paid off in terms of Labour support for “Build to Let,” which for the uninitiated, is where the Government tries to open up the private rented sector (PRS) to big […]

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Private Rented Sector Access Scheme – Reaching Landlords is the Key. Plus A Comment on HMOs and Shared Houses

I’m extremely busy with corporate work right now. I am working with banks, insurance companies and with the public sector to help them improve their landlord facing products. For local authorities and housing associations this typically involves helping them make a better job of Local Letting Agency Models, Private Rented Sector Access Schemes, Choice Based Lettings  and Supported Access Schemes […]

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Property Investors, Affiliate Income and HIPS – More Baloney!

I recently received a magazine in which a Get Rich Quick in Property Guru was harping on about how “Property Investors” – (funny that these guys never refer to “landlords” who have to actually get in and do real work like arrange to get fixes for boilers, sort out tenant issues etc, but let’s leave that aside for now) – […]

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