Category: crime

Could you be an innocent victim of ‘county lines’ drug crime?

Could you be an innocent victim of ‘county lines’ drug crime?

Criminal gangs are increasingly moving into rural and coastal towns and looking to rent properties. We show you how to minimise the risk of unknowingly letting to a drugs gang. Landlords in rural areas may think the risk of criminals moving into their properties is minimal, but a report issued by the National Crime Agency … Continue reading Could you be an innocent victim of ‘county lines’ drug crime?

Domestic abuse: What are a landlord’s obligations if they suspect their tenant is a victim?

Domestic abuse: What are a landlord’s obligations if they suspect their tenant is a victim?

One in four women, and one in six men, experience domestic abuse in their lives, with a new case reported to police every 30 seconds*. Police are already reporting increases over the football season, and research finds reported incidents of domestic abuse rise by up to 38% when England lose a World Cup game, and … Continue reading Domestic abuse: What are a landlord’s obligations if they suspect their tenant is a victim?

How Licensing is Changing your Role as a Landlord

How Licensing is Changing your Role as a Landlord

What does a landlord actually do? I know, perhaps a stupid question (and don’t we live in an era full of them), but every once in a while it could be worth asking. In the simplest terms, a landlord provides the use of a dwelling for an agreed-upon fee. And while the term ‘landlord’ may … Continue reading How Licensing is Changing your Role as a Landlord

The 5 Crimes that could be taking place in your property

What your tenants get up to in their own home is completely up to them. However, private rented accommodation is commonly targeted for illegal activity, so we’ve outlined five common crimes that could be happening in one of your properties right now - and how you can prevent and deal with them.   Subletting Subletting … Continue reading The 5 Crimes that could be taking place in your property

Don’t be a victim of fraud: Protect yourself from rental scams

Another year, another group of victims of rental fraud; sadly it is that time of the year again where many have their excitement of coming to the UK to study or work turned into stomach-churning dread at the realisation of having been scammed at the hands of fraudsters when searching for a place to live. … Continue reading Don’t be a victim of fraud: Protect yourself from rental scams