sjac wrote:...and it's a good thing...
ldw wrote:it does not I just tried and got message: The current information on the system indicates that this property is not privately owned and should not be advertised or let.
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sjac wrote:Yes, in ldw's example that is clearly a socially rented property, therefore it should not be advertised or let. That's the point. It's a quick, easy, and streamlined search that gives away little personal info (unlike the land registry search that you espouse).
sjac wrote:I'm not sure who these businesses are that want to "target occupants either because they are or are not tenants", or what advantage it would give them to have that info anyway (and, as you have stated, it's already available if they really wanted it). Maybe for estate agents or mortgage brokers if they want to send advertising to leaseholders? Probably easier to just send to everyone in the block than to have someone conduct a search for each property.
Gavin Smith wrote:If you are signing up to give someone £1,000+ a month for rent then as a very minimum you want to know their name, address for service and their bona fides.
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