Section 8/21 – Getting it right

Despite the current assault on Section 21, it’s still worth a recap on how the eviction process works. If procedures aren’t followed correctly there are all sorts of delays and issues which prolong the landlord’s misery and cost more money to sort. You can even be found guilty of harassing your tenants or evicting them […]

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LegalforLandlords helps landlord reclaim property from nightmare tenant – as seen on the Daily Mail

Did you see these stomach-churning images on the Daily Mail? LegalforLandlords represented the landlord in gaining possession of his property after a nightmare tenant left it in a disgraceful state. Sim Sekhon, LforL Managing Director, commented: “These images are shocking, but it’s unfortunately not unusual. This case really illustrates the importance of having a robust […]

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Don’t risk cutting corners. Do the due diligence work.

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) offers the following advice relating to the possibility of a fraudulent reference – check, check and check again. Their message is that it’s all too easy to be taken in by something that looks genuine. One of their case studies reads like a whodunnit, with false trails laid by crafty tenants […]

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October 2019 Newsletters

Please find below our Agent, Landlord and Tenant October Newsletters containing all that is new in the property world. October 2019 – Newsletter – Agents October 2019 – Newsletter – Landlords October 2019 – Newsletter – Tenants  

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Managing fuel bills as a tenant

With winter on the way, it’s natural to be thinking about the most economical way to heat and light your home. Most of us are aware that the different utility providers have a range of tariffs and that switching is possible. We know insulation measures can cut fuel costs, but as a tenant, what rights […]

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A tenant’s guide to deposits

It’s standard practice for a landlord or agent to ask you to pay a deposit when you agree to a tenancy. When you leave the property, providing you haven’t caused any damage to the property or failed to pay your rent or bills, you’ll get the deposit back. The deposit gives the landlord or agent […]

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Sim Sekhon: Fight back by finding your niche

When you decided to become a landlord, did you research your target market? I know that many in property rental are focused, but I suspect that plenty of landlords drifted into the business without clear direction. With property one of the few investments delivering decent returns, that’s understandable. You sort your buy-to-let purchase and think […]

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National LIS Awards 2019 Finalists

We’re delighted to announce that LegalforLandlords has been shortlisted in two categories at this Year’s National LIS Awards held by the National Landlord Investment Show. Best Landlord Legal Services Provider Best Landlord Insurance Provider The National Awards show will take place on 21st November in London’s Grosvenor House Hotel to celebrate the private rented sector. […]

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To Sublet or Not to Sublet

You may have spotted the case of a tenant ordered to repay more than £100,000 in profits he’d made by unlawfully letting the council property he tenanted. It made the headlines because of the eye-watering sums involved, but the detail is also revealing. The subletting had been going on since 2013, and the vehicle used […]

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