3 Years Running: Buy-To-Let Legal Services Award
Until quite recently, simply serving a Section-21 notice was enough to get your tenant to leave. They didn't want to go through the court process so most of them left within the two-month notice period. But over the last year we've seen a dramatic change in behaviour.
Do you think your tenant is the type who will probably drag out the whole possession process? Will you have to go to court and get the bailiffs in? If you do think you've got one of those tenants it may be quicker and cheaper to just pay them… more
The one thing that's common to every call we get is – the landlord feels he's got no other option. He's had several conversations with the tenant, but they couldn't work out a compromise and we have to take action.
A while ago, we got a quite unusual… more
A landlord in York was defrauded of £10,000 after his tenant used his bank card to go on a shopping spree.
Landlord, Paul Hardiment, was sent a new bank card by Barclays and, a few days later, the PIN number followed. The landlord hadn’t changed his contact address… more
There were less mortgage repossessions in the second quarter of 2011 compared to the same time last year according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) this week, representing a 7% fall.
On the face of it, these figures look good. But, the CML estimates that there will… more
Today, we set up a free advice line for landlords who are facing repossession of their Buy-to-Let properties due to non-paying tenants.
We have previously warned of the dangers of how non-paying tenants can have a detrimental effect. Landlords need to realise that not all tenants will pay… more
Guy Richie is always laughing at London villains. Now, one group are laughing at him. OK, they’re not actually villains, they’re squatters. A group of 12, calling themselves Really Free School, have moved into one of Mr Richie’s £6m properties.
It looks like The Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, is acting on our petition. Well, he said he would and, just like all politicians, it looks like he’s true to his word.
He’s talking about giving landlords more power to evict problem tenants if they are guilty of anti-social behaviour. He… more
1. I Will Keep My Records in Order
Important for filing taxes, maintaining good credit control and staying on top of a property portfolio. Detailed information about: rental income; expenses, and capital costs. Up-to-date records of tenant’s details (e.g. passport, drivers license; national insurance number, next of kin details,… more
Back in the summer, BBC South filmed me helping a landlord in Brighton. It was finally broadcast last night. For us at Landlord Action it was the same old story: Tenant trapped by housing laws and council regulations, no… more
Landlord action was set up by landlords for landlords with problem tenants. That is, tenants who are in rent arrears or break some other part of a tenancy agreement. Landlord & tenant law is a specialist area and we found solicitor charges were too much and too vague. When you have a bad tenant you want to evict them fast. Any landlord would want a bad tenant out. they want advice and help with the law. And that's what we do. We are experts in this area and unlike solicitors, we only act for landlords, never tenants. And we'll help recover the outstanding rent. Our free advice line is open to all landlords and we have carried out thousands of evictions.