Sim Sekhon: Short-term thinking and the short-term let market

Academics published a paper last month which addressed the impact of Airbnb on private sector rents in eight French cities. When looking at the biggest cities and investors letting entire homes on a short-term basis, there was a clear significant upward pressure on traditional rents. This phenomenon shouldn’t surprise British landlords. A report has been […]

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What tenants need to know about carbon monoxide

The title of this blog mentions tenants, but everyone needs to know this information. Carbon monoxide (CO) can be lethal and even if your landlord has fulfilled all his legal obligations, situations could still arise which could leave you or your family at risk. Let’s start by looking at the landlord’s obligations. Landlord’s obligations Carbon […]

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Fancy moving? Think first.

There’s always a spike in the property-for-sale listings at the start of a year. Vendors are looking to capitalise on the desire we humans have for the fresh start and so, the house hunting process kicks off. Of course, as a tenant, you’re not immune to this urge for change. As the days start to […]

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January 2020 Newsletters

Please find below our Agent, Landlord and Tenant January Newsletters containing all that is new in the property world. January 2020 – Newsletter – Agents January 2020 – Newsletter – Landlords January 2020 – Newsletter – Tenants  

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Be Exceptional Roadshows 2020

In a crowded and volatile industry, it can be hard to make your mark. It’s a challenge to differentiate your service from the competition, to show your clients that you are not the same, that you care, that you’ll do more for them. Working with LegalforLandlords can help you to stand out. Combining your drive […]

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Sim Sekhon: Funding to tackle rogue landlords is a drop in the ocean

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again: our industry needs to drive out criminal landlords. Despite them being a minority, their effect on the way we are perceived by the public is massive and their impact on the lives of tenants can be devastating. That’s why although I support new funding made […]

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Nightmare tenant leaves property infested by maggots – 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 her property after a nightmare tenant deliberately left the place in squalor and infested by maggots. Sim Sekhon, Managing Director of LegalforLandlords, commented: “We’ve handled many cases where tenants have left properties in a state of squalor, […]

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Worth the risk? A quick look at tenants’ insurance

Tenants are often confused about insurance – whether they need it and whether it’s worth the cost. In this post, we’ll give a few pointers that will help to clarify the picture. Unlike motor insurance, which is a legal requirement before you drive on the public highway, property insurance isn’t mandatory. Broadly speaking, when we […]

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It’s time to pay for Christmas. Advice for Landlords

Flashback to our 2017 webinar. There’s a huge number of people whose determination to enjoy Christmas means they don’t think about the consequences. They’ll worry about the money ‘next year’ hardly thinking that next year is just a few short weeks away. We’re there now – January 2020. Credit card bills are arriving and for […]

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December 2019 Newsletters

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

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