3 Years Running: Buy-To-Let Legal Services Award
Landlord Action has been around since 1999, so we're frequently asked for our opinion. We have been quoted in over 300 articles by newspapers, magazines, radio and TV networks. Paul Shamplina, our founder, is often called on to advise journalists on landlords and tenant issues. Some of the papers that have featured us are; The Times, The Financial Times, The Daily Mail, The Independent, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The London Evening Standard, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Express, The Mail on Sunday, Property Investor News. On TV, Landlord Action has appeared on national and regional news and on several programmes about landlord and tenant issues. These include, ITV’s Tenants From Hell, BBC1’s War At the Door and BBC London’s Inside Out. Paul Shamplina can often be heard on radio shows across the country such as Talk Sport and is also a regular conference speaker.
The Landlord Syndicate, a network of companies providing a complete support centre for landlords, are relieved by the news that squatting is to become a criminal offence as of September.
Homeowners, and particularly landlords whose properties are not always occupied, can breathe a sigh of relief as reports have revealed the act of squatting, which is currently only a civil offence, will be made a criminal offence from 1st September 2012.
One member of The Landlord Syndicate who has fought for some time to enforce this law, even supporting a campaign presented to Parliament in April 2011,… more
Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action and member of The Landlord Syndicate, has been placed fifteenth in a list of twenty-five of the most influential people in British property as reported by the Daily Telegraph. Other movers and shakers within the industry include well known property presenters Phil Spencer and Kirstie Allsopp, Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, and even Prince Charles.
Having helped on over 20,000 instructions since Landlord Action started eleven years ago, Mr Shamplina has become famed for his ‘no nonsense’ approach to unruly tenants and for fronting pro-landlord political campaigns. His most high profile… more
See this article in the Daily Mail about a tenant scam. Landlord Action have evicted this same tenant twice for 2 different landlords.more
Young people are finding it increasingly hard to afford to rent property in the UK, according to one of the UK's leading housing websites.
Rightmove says that while demand for flats and houses to rent is increasing, the supply of property is falling.
Demand increased by more than 10% in July, August and September compared to the same three months last year.
Rightmove's research manager Matthew James said that situation could get worse as rents rise even higher.
"The rental market is under pressure at the moment," he said. "It is basically a supply and… more
At Landlord Action we’ve seen a rise of the professional
bad tenant abusing the court system so they can stay in a
landlord’s property for as long as possible rent free.
Professional bad tenants will try and offer more than a month’s rent in
cash in advance and only provide the landlord with limited referencing
information. Our advice is to have a strict procedure with regards to
referencing any tenant and do not rush to get them into your property
as it may be to your peril.
The process of eviction… more
Your Property Network
The landlord has been waiting months for this day. They’re nervous and apprehensive, waiting outside for the bailiff to turn up. Landlords that have never experienced evictions before do not know what to expect once they get in to the property. When the bailiff does arrive, usually after already attending many evictions that morning, he does so with his locksmith. The bailiff bangs on the door, but there’s no answer. With the landlord not having the keys to the property or the tenants having potentially changed the locks, the locksmith goes to work. After a gruelling wait, the door… more
Property Investor News
A rise in rent arrears cases has been followed by an increasing number of tenants defending eviction cases at court and appealing judges' decisions, with figures of defended cases rising from 9% last year to an all time high of 13%, so far this year, according to the eviction specialists Landlord Action.
"There are a multitude of reasons for this increase with blame falling on both parties," says company founder Paul Shamplina. "However landlords are suffering as listed county court closures are putting pressure on neighbouring courts to manage the workload, which with an increase in defended cases,… more
Your Property Network
Tenants can choose to abandon a property for several reasons. Whatever the reason, if they leave the property without giving notice to their landlord, they would usually have committed a breach of tenancy.
However, it is important to note that there is a difference between the tenant surrendering their tenancy and abandoning the property. The tenant has abandoned the property when they leave without giving any notice to the landlord that the tenancy is being surrendered. So, if the tenant hands back the keys to the landlord, it is not a sign of abandonment, but surrender of tenancy.… more
Your Property Network
Before I founded Landlord Action, I used to be heavily involved in Private Investigation – but nothing like what we have been seeing from some of our tabloids recently. It was more focussed on working on behalf of law firms investigating or gathering evidence in an entirely legal way.
Recently, I have had to put my P.I. hat back on once again, so to speak, since I have been getting helping landlords gather evidence to evict tenants with regulated tenancies. A regulated tenancy (sometimes referred to as ‘sitting tenants’) is one where the tenant has the… more
Landlord & Buy-to-Let Magazine
Landlord Action, a company specialising in tenant eviction, are starting to see the effects that rising unemployment and the increased cost of living are having on the rental sector as their number of instructions against defaulting tenants has risen by 11% year on year.
A recent report from Templeton LPA suggested that although cases of severe rental arrears are up 13%, the impact of this has yet to filter through to landlords, with total buy-to-let mortgage arrears cases falling by 12% in the last year. However, Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, believes that landlords are in fact… 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.