PROPERTY RENTAL CHECK
Property rental check: finally, tenants are able to quickly and affordably access reliable information to help them make informed decisions as to their prospective landlord, agent and property, before handing over thousands of pounds or signing an unlawful agreement with another illusive rogue landlord!
For just £59 we can provide an up to 87 point report to tenants in just 48 hours detailing key information on the property, proprietors, landlords and agents to help them make an informed decision on the property before signing any agreements or handing over any money. For an additional £25 we provide a 24-hour priority service for tenants who wish to access this information urgently.
PROPERTY RENTAL CHECK registered in 2017 is a unique service developed by Legal Road Limited and designed to assist private residential tenants in England & Wales. Legal Road is a legal services company with a strong portfolio of leading consultant lawyers specialising within housing law. Over the last 4 years, we have developed two sister brands known as DepositDispute.com and RentRepaymentOrder.co.uk. Both of these brands have become renowned for their reliability and quality service offering to private residential tenants. Our Trust Pilot reviews are an attestation to these brands having become the trusted first choice for tenants who are looking for protection against rogue landlords and for help to recover funds owed to them by dodgy landlords. We have helped 1000’s of tenants who have had issues with dishonest landlords.
Our experience within this sector is consistently highlighting that landlord fraud and tenant harassment is on the rise. This is particularly concerning in the current recession as more people are becoming renters and victims of rogue landlords. Rentals have never been higher. While the average tenancy deposit is in excess of £1,500. Here are just a few examples of the abuse tenants can suffer at the hands of unscrupulous landlords –
- Properties are short in supply and frequently landlords harass tenants into paying security deposits prior to seeing the property. Once the money is transferred the landlord disappears and the tenants discover the property was fake.
- Once a tenancy ends the landlord becomes illusive and the tenants lose their deposits.
- Tenants are coerced to sign unlawful tenancy agreements where they are required to pay the landlords exorbitant fees for all kinds of ‘additional’ services such as for handing in their notice or for renewing the agreement.
- Landlords pledge to ensure the property will be repaired to a fair and reasonable standard at the time of signing the tenancy. Landlords then refuse to honour the promises and tenants are forced to pay their rents while they live in properties without heating, or without proper water or electrical supply, or where there is damp or insect or rodent infestations.
- Tenants are coerced to sign unlawful tenancy agreements where the landlord is permitted to evict them from the property by providing 24 hours’ notice and without a court order. Frequently when tenants complain about the condition of the property, they can arrive home to find the locks have been changed and their possessions on the pavement.
- Landlords view tenants as ‘problematic’ when complaints are made as to the condition of the property or service provided by the landlord. Landlords then harass tenants in order to get the tenants to immediately move out of the property with threats of violence or with actual violence.
- People with no lawful interest in a property somehow gain access to the property and then unlawfully pose as the landlord to unsuspecting tenants. The unsuspecting tenants later discover the tenancy agreements are fraudulent when the lawful landlord orders them to vacate the property. At this point, the fraudulent landlord has disappeared and the unsuspecting tenants have little or no recourse against the lawful landlord
- Tenants contracted under a tenancy agreement then unlawfully pose as the landlords of the property and illegally sublet the property to unsuspecting tenants who then discover their tenancy agreement is fraudulent when they can no longer trace the fraudulent landlord for any breach of contract or for the recovery of their deposits.
Our PROPERTY RENTAL CHECK report can help tenants to avoid these upsetting situations. The up to 87 point report exclusively provides information on properties within England and Wales. Our information is sourced from credible resources such as government agencies, HM Courts & Tribunal Services and from our exclusive internal database of properties and landlords gathered from our sister brands DepositDispute.com and RentRepaymentOrder.co.uk. We conduct searches pertaining to the property as well as the landlords and agents wherever possible.
PROPERTY RENTAL CHECK will not provide information from any resources which may be considered as ‘opinions’ on properties, landlords or agents. Our view is that such information is personal views, not likely to be entirely factual and may be biased and lack credibility.
Our up to 87 point report scoring follows the easy to understand traffic light coding system of green, orange and red:
- Our Green Rosette scoring confirms we have sufficient information without any adverse reports pertaining to the property, the landlord and or the agent; and where at the customers own discretion they may consider proceeding further with negotiations to secure the property. We urge our customers to still remain vigilant throughout all their negotiations.
- Our Orange Rosette confirms there may be insufficient information on the property or the property may not have passed all the surveys to provide our customers with satisfactory confidence to proceed further. It may be likely that our customers will be required to make further enquiries as the report has potentially highlighted key issues before taking any further steps to secure the property. We urge our customers to remain vigilant and to approach any further negotiations with caution.
- Our Red Rosette confirms that there may be insufficient information on the property or the property may not have passed all the surveys, and where the property, landlord or agent have been subject to previous claims, litigation or judgements. In this instance, we would advise our customers to proceed with extreme caution before taking any further steps to secure the property. We urge our customers to remain vigilant and to potentially consider other properties before making any decision.
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