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  1. ...and then agrees to be a poster child for thick spivs: Fraudsters exploited my angry tweet A bank customer was tricked into transferring money by fraudsters who pretended to be responding to his angry Twitter post about poor service. Writer Mike Tinmouth was furious with the process and time taken to open a business account with Barclays. He expressed his frustration in a public tweet - which was seized on by fraudsters who posed as the bank in an attempt to trick him out of £8,000. Fraud experts say con-artists are becoming skilled at impersonation.
  2. Got a letter through the door with details of the new(ish) landlord licensing scheme for Nottingham. Complete with a section explaining exactly why this WON'T lead to rent rises and the benefits for tenants. Here's the letter: Side 1 Side 2 Interestingly (or maybe not) my landlord used this as an excuse to put my rent up for the first time in three years- by about 5%. He reckoned it would cost him thousands per year. Hmm...
  3. Hello. We are making a documentary series about the rental market and are interested in hearing tenants’ and landlords’ experiences – good and bad. We are looking for people who are interested in taking part in a social experiment where landlords and tenants experience renting through each other’s eyes. Please email us on [email protected] or 07393 554846
  4. I stumbled across this June 2013 study for this first time recently, Understanding Landlords, which says it is a "study of private landlords in the UK using the Wealth and Assets Survey" It is quite a substantial report. Two of the authors (Lloyd and Barnes) have had roles in government as policy advisers. As you might expect PRS landlords tend to be better off, however the thing that tickled me is the following which is mapped out in Chapter 6 of the report. All comparisons I give here are relative to non-landlord homeowners: PRS landlords are: Less likely to own their own home outrigh
  5. HMRC have issued a public consultation document for "businesses, individuals, tax advisers, professional bodies and any other interested parties involved in the letting of residential property" to comment on Replacing Wear and Tear Allowance with Tax Relief for Replacing Furnishing in Let Residential Dwelling-Houses. The direct download link is here and comments are open until 09/10/2015 if anyone would like to write in to [email protected] on the subject.
  6. Just this weekend I was amazed at the amount of flyers from letting agents wanting to let the property I'm in. Were addressed to 'The home owner but my landlord is a subsidiary of a Housing Association and they do their own advertising and letting. I live in an area full of flats that are predominently rented out privately. I actually received THREE flyers from Haart Two arrived Friday and one arrived yesterday. If they afford to post duplicates like this then I would hate to know how much they are charging Landlords and tenants for their services. The number of tenants on their books fill m
  7. London landlords accused of hijacking AirBNB website with thousands of short term listings. http://www.lettingagenttoday.co.uk/672-london-landlords-accused-of-hijacking-website Can see a six month AST being considered a 'long term secure tenancy' in the future as everywhere is let out as short term 'holiday' lets. http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jun/20/buy-to-let-landlords-leasing-properties-airbnb-uk
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