It’s the end of the year, not the end of the road

As the end of 2020 approaches, it’s the perfect time to reflect. I’ll never forget the impact this year has had on our sector – the frustration, loss and hardship that many have experienced. Particularly the landlords who have struggled with problem tenants and spiralling rent arrears. Looking forward though, things are moving on and […]

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Christmas Shutdown Hours 2020

We’ve all worked so hard this year, through different and challenging circumstances. The LegalforLandlords team is looking forward to some well-deserved time off over the festive period, and we hope you are too. Thursday 24th December – Close for Christmas Monday 4th January – Reopen for business

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Important: Updated How to Rent guide

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has released an updated How to Rent guide. This update means that landlords and letting agents must make sure that new tenants, or those renewing, are issued the correct version of the guide. It can be issued be either as a hard copy or, if the […]

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Eight key insights for landlords

I’m Sim Sekhon, MD of LegalforLandlords and over the years, I’ve amassed a great deal of knowledge about the property rental sector. But I’m also a landlord and while the sector might be evolving all the time, one thing remains constant: landlords need protection. That’s why I’m sharing eight insights that recognise this fact. 1) […]

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November 2020 Newsletters

Please find our November Newsletters below containing all that is new in the property world for agents, landlords and tenants. November 2020 – Newsletter – Agents November 2020 – Newsletter – Landlords November 2020 – Newsletter – Tenants  

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The Way Forward – RentalPassport™ +

It’s easier to succeed in property rental when you have good tenants, but finding those tenants isn’t a matter of luck. You can filter them with a simple pre-screening method. This method, RentalPassport™ + can reduce your agency’s waste by as much as 85%. With RentalPassport™ +, a prospective tenant demonstrates up-front that they are […]

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Evictions: A quick update on the latest changes

The coronavirus pandemic continues to exert its effect on the lettings industry. Problems are being experienced by all stakeholders in the sector, but for landlords, some of the most challenging issues relate to evictions. The Lord Chancellor has requested that bailiffs don’t carry out evictions. As of 17th November, this has become a statutory requirement […]

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LegalforLandlords boss slams lockdown eviction rules and calls for a better solution to protect landlords

Sim Sekhon, managing director of LegalforLandlords, has criticised the decision not to enforce court possession orders, leaving hundreds of landlords powerless in tackling rogue tenants. The company supports hundreds of landlords across the UK and says many have been unable to deal with problem tenants since February – rent arrears continue to mount nine months on and […]

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The truth about cheap referencing

If something sounds too good to be true. It probably is. A cheap reference is cheap because less work has gone into it. The digging and delving that reveals the subsurface risk factors hasn’t been completed. Scrimping to save a few pounds could cost your landlord thousands. Your saving could cost you a landlord with a […]

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October 2020 Newsletters

Please find our October Newsletters below containing all that is new in the property world for agents, landlords and tenants. October 2020 – Newsletter – Agents October 2020 – Newsletter – Landlords October 2020 – Newsletter – Tenants  

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