City of Lincoln Council
The RLA and Lincoln Council Are Working Together to Recognise Trusted Landlords
Following a crackdown on rogue landlords last year, City of Lincoln Council has launched a Trusted Landlord Scheme. The scheme aims to advise and support landlords to provide good quality, well managed private rented accommodation. It will encourage tenants to choose safe, good quality housing and increase tenants' confidence in the management of their accommodation. Members of The RLA's accreditation scheme, RLAAS, can join Lincoln's scheme with no further requirements or cost.
To learn more about the benefits of becoming accredited with The RLA visit the RLAAS website.
The full details of Lincoln's Trusted Landlord scheme can be found on our Campaigns and News Centre.
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Include Rent Payments in Credit Scores - 17 August 2017
Rent payments should be included when calculating credit scores to support tenants wanting to buy a home of their own. That’s the call being made following a survey of almost 3,000 landlords carried out by the Residential Landlords Association (RLA), which found that 61 per cent of landlords would support such a move. At present, credit rating agencies do not routinely include rent ... more
RLA launches new fire safety course - 16 August 2017
The RLA has launched a new online fire safety course for landlords and agents. Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy left the nation reeling, fire safety has never been far from the headlines, with landlords across the board contacting the RLA for more guidance when it comes to keeping tenants safe. In response to this the association has developed an interactive fire safety course ... more
Calling All Fylde Coast Landlords! - 16 August 2017
All Fylde Coast Landlords have been invited to the Fylde Coast Landlords' Forum. This meeting will be held in Blackpool Town Hall, Talbot Square, Blackpool on Thursday 7th September 2017. Doors open at 5:15pm for a 5:30pm start. The meeting is open to all landlords, regardless of portfolio or experience. The agenda will include: <li ... more
Home Office trialling new Right to Rent service - can you help? - 16 August 2017
The government is looking for volunteers to test a new service to help landlords whose tenants’ documents are held by the Home Office. Right to Rent legislation requires landlords who rent out a room or property in England to check that their tenants are living in the UK legally. Most landlords or their agents will do this themselves by checking the tenant's ... more
Call of the week - direct payment and Universal Credit - 16 August 2017
As Universal Credit, slowly, rolls out across the country, more and more landlords are having to cope with applying for direct payments. This week’s case is quite a common one for the Landlord Advice Team. Our landlord rang in to complain that his tenant ‘was not paying their housing benefit’ and that the council had told him there was nothing they ... more
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