Founder of Landlord Action, Paul Shamplina, wins Best Seminar Speaker

Founder of Landlord Action, Paul Shamplina, wins Best Seminar Speaker

Founder of Landlord Action and Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser, Paul Shamplina, has won ‘Best Seminar Speaker’ at The National Landlord Investment Show Awards, after receiving nearly 40 percent of the overall votes.

The National LIS Awards took place on 21st November 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane. The evening brought together more than 400 major players from the worlds of finance, law, tax, property development and insurance, celebrating companies working at the top of their game and demonstrating their individual efforts to go above and beyond to ensure that the PRS continues to function, regardless of the backdrop.

As well as the eleven award winners selected by the expert judging panel, a special category gave landlords and property professionals the opportunity to vote for the ‘Best Seminar Speaker’ throughout 2019. Of 1083 landlords who voted, Paul Shamplina received 423 of the votes.

Tracey Hanbury, co-director of the Awards and the National Landlord Investment Show, commented: “We were absolutely delighted that Paul won this award. He is so committed, professional and genuinely wants to help landlords. The feedback we receive from our landlords is that Paul’s seminars are always very insightful, informative and provide great education.

The night’s proceedings were hosted by comedian and impressionist Jon Culshaw, who even had the audience laughing with his impression of Paul.

On winning the award, Paul Shamplina says: “I am honoured and privileged to have received this award as direct recognition from the people I try to help day in and day out. I still have the same passion and energy, to campaign on behalf of landlords and letting agents, that I had 19 years ago when I set up Landlord Action, because I believe in what I do.

These past couple of years have posed unprecedented challenges for landlords due to changes in legislation, which means I have been busier than ever. This year I’ve carried out as much media work (currently filming the sixth series for Channel 5’s Nightmare Tenants Slum Landlord) and as many seminars and educational courses as I can possibly fit in. In addition, I head up the educational arm of Hamilton Fraser and have co-written my second book ‘The Landlords’ Friend 2019’ with Kate Faulkner. If everything I do helps one more landlord run their business more professionally then I’m happy. I’m sure I will be just as busy, if not busier, in 2020.

Precise Treatment Reduces Pain

Detail needs experts. Expert time is worth it when it saves you a costly mistake. Main objective: Get the property back. Best action: Very precise treatment.

Serving a notice is actually the most important part of the possession process.

It isn’t complicated but one tiny error can cause dreadful problems.

That’s why we say, don’t DIY and don’t use internet amateurs. It’s not worth it.

1. Compliance Errors
If the tenant doesn’t leave at Step1, the notice had better be valid. Because then it has to go to court. Any little error can get a case thrown out. And you have to start all over again.

2. Attempting Short-Cuts.
In an effort to be quick, some internet services aimed at landlords are using short-cuts around the process. But if the tenant doesn’t leave (50%) these practices can backfire at court and the case thrown out.

3. Trying to Save Pennies.
Internet services have mushroomed and landlords can expect to get what they pay for. To get the process done PROPERLY it takes a certain amount of time for an expert to look over a file and be accurate. Our fees cover that expert time.

Chasing courts for dates, arranging advocates and preparing court papers is time consuming. Especially if you’ve never done it before.

Some landlord and agents have served notices themselves. They believed they were saving a few pounds but it often ended up costing them more.

If you lose a claim, the court can order you to pay the tenant’s defence cost, which can run to hundreds or thousands of pounds.

Our in-house Solicitors are there to get your property back as fast as they can. And we protect landlords and agents from themselves.

As experts, we know that in the rush to get things done, errors can happen. And those errors can can come back later to mess up your case – and the whole process has to start again.

You can speed things up – give us accurate information quickly. Help us to help you.

There are services on the web who will prepare papers BUT they get you to pay the court-fee separately and get you to sign the court papers – so in fact they don’t represent you!

If your notice (at Step1) wasn’t drafted or served correctly you risk wasting your court fees and losing a whole lot of time because of a small error.

We won’t let your case anywhere near a court until we have checked every little detail. To make sure you don’t waste time or money, at Step-2 we first only charge part of the fee.

If your notice is fine, then you just pay the balance of the fee and we issue the claim. If there is a problem with your notice or paperwork, we will advise you what to do next.

Courts take the view that possession proceedings can make someone homeless. So they are very careful. If there’s any error in the notice, they throw the case out. It’s the process. Get it right or lose.

If the notice is invalid, you have to start all over again. The weeks or months you’ve waited are wasted. If there were rent arrears, there are now more.

If there weren’t rent arrears, they might now start. More fees. More lost rent. And still no possession. Tenants can be alerted to making a counter-claim.

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