Landlord Action Team Up With Landlord

Landlord Action Team Up With Landlord and Tenant Specialist Tessa Shepperson.

We are delighted to announce that Landlord Action are partnering with Landlord Law and its founder Tessa Shepperson. Tessa is a hugely respected figure within the landlord community and has been a long term supporter of Landlord Action and its founder Paul Shamplina. Tessa is a lawyer specialising in residential landlord and tenant law. She runs the Landlord Law website (now in its 12th year)

Commenting on the partnership Tessa said ” Paul started Landlord Action in 1999 when he saw that most solicitors were charging humungous fees for what is a relatively straightforward process.  So he decided to do something about it. The result is a very successful business which last September became an official legal  ‘alternative business structure’ regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and with its own in house legal team. Landlord Law provides a DIY eviction guide – it is very popular, but not everyone wants to DIY. So it seemed obvious that Paul and I should team up together.”

“We are delighted to start our partnership with Tessa, who I have known for a number of years and have great respect for as a landlord and tenant specialist. Like myself, she educates and advises Landlords on best practices.” Says Paul Shamplina.

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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