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Guaranteed rent firm takes down website after LandlordZONE probe

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A guaranteed rent firm has taken down its website after being exposed for using spurious claims about its connections with reputable bodies.

London-based UK Housing Group Ltd, which boasts of being, '�the largest social housing agency in London and the Midlands' featured out-of-date logos on its website and was set to be investigated by Trading Standards.

The firm included logos from the Residential Landlords Association, which become the NRLA more than two years ago, along with the Safeagent accreditation scheme logo, although the body says it is not accredited. UK Housing Group was using two of its logos which are no longer in use, says a spokeswoman.


'They are displaying the London Rental Standard logo,'� she adds. 'This ceased to operate in 2017. There is also a logo for Ombudsman Services Property - this redress scheme used to operate in the PRS'�however, they withdrew from the sector in August 2018.'�

However, following the LandlordZONE investigation, the website is no longer working. The Safeagent spokeswoman adds: 'It was our intention to contact Trading Standards but when we had looked back for a screenshot from their website, it was no longer active.'�

LandlordZONE has tried to contact UK Housing Group which, according to Companies House, is now late in filing its annual accounts.

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