Now Section 21 is en-route to the scrapheap, we need a Section 8 that works

Yesterday the Government sounded the death knell for the no-fault Section 21 eviction. Amidst the celebrating voices of tenants, local authorities and housing campaigners, the genuine concerns of landlords aren’t heard, but we should be used to that by now. This change has been on the cards for some time and may be implemented as […]

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Homeshift

Homeshift is a service that allows tenants to arrange the set-up and management of key household services in just a few minutes. Everything’s done online – including finding some of the best possible deals. Click on the video below to find out more. Homeshift makes Sense. It helps to take the stress out of renting, […]

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Sim Sekhon: Uncertain, unsettled but never unprofessional

  The continuing Brexit debate has seen practically every industry calling for certainty and, so far, it’s not been forthcoming. Our industry is no different. The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has asked the Government for clarification on the rights of EU nationals in the light of Brexit because no specific guidance has so far been […]

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Replace Your Lost Tenancy Fee Income

We’re delighted to be involved with BriefYourMarket.com’s Roadshows on replacing your lost Tenant Fee Income. The Roadshows take place on the following dates: 26th April 2019 – London 2nd May 2019 – Manchester 10th May 2019 – Birmingham Register here. If you haven’t signed up for your LegalforLandlords Commission Pot, start earning today.

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How to earn respect in the lettings business

  Cutting corners in property rental is a sure way to earn a bad reputation. Respect starts with better choices.  You want to be respected? Earn it. Read our “issues to consider” list below to gain: Respect from potential tenants Respect from your landlords Respect from the wider community, peers, industry Issues to consider: Professionalism […]

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Tenant fees ban: Almost half of agents are not ready

A survey of 4,500 lettings agents has revealed the shocking statistic that 44% are currently not ready for the tenant fees ban. Let’s hope they have plans to get up-to-speed very quickly because the ban comes into force on 1 June 2019.  With three months to go, there’s no time to lose. We know that […]

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Winners!  Best Landlord Legal Services Provider

We are delighted that LegalforLandlords were awarded best landlord legal services provider at the LLAS flagship awards ceremony last night. In short, we make legal problems less of a problem and more something to learn from. We supply landlords, lettings agents and tenants with affordable, high-quality services. These include all the legal services landlords are likely […]

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Make Moving Simpler. Make relationships last.

The secret is Homeshift We expect you’ve got a long list of things to sort out. You’re probably wondering if you can manage it all. Well, don’t panic because Homeshift can make things simpler. Homeshift is a service that allows tenants to arrange the set-up and management of key household services in just a few […]

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Court

Will your tenant be taking you to court?

From March 20th this year, under the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act, tenants will be able to sue their landlords over unfit homes. Instead of having to go through local authorities, direct action will be possible, and tenants may be awarded damages. It is estimated that one million rented homes have hazards that contravene […]

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Right-to-Rent: Sim Sekhon asks “What now?”

Just over a year ago, I called for the Government to rethink its policy on Right to Rent checks. You can read my arguments here but in summary, I was concerned that landlords shouldn’t be put in the position of policing immigration and further that the checks would give rise to discrimination. Now, Mr Justice […]

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