Struggling to get the rent you’re owed?

For this month only, LegalforLandlords are offering FREE RENT RECOVERY LETTERS. Yes, that’s right – free rent recovery letters for any fully managed or let only property currently in arrears.   If you want, you can continue to chase the monies owed by problem tenants, but we know that a letter from LegalforLandlords has more clout. Our success […]

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Landlords beware: the problem with bailiff appointments

Procedural inefficiencies make a landlord’s life much harder than it needs to be, and one of the biggest inefficiencies present right now involves bailiff appointments. We recently wrote about the quickest way to evict a tenant, explaining that if a tenant doesn’t budge after you’ve issued them with notice and a possession order, you have […]

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The quickest way to evict a tenant: our findings

Landlords have the power to evict tenants, but this comes with a process. And where there’s a process, there’s a waiting time. The Association of Residential Letting Agents is currently lobbying Michael Gove, the justice secretary, to speed up the evictions of tenants and reduce the applications that have to be made before High Court […]

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Another Landlord Convicted For Unlawful Tenant Eviction

Landlords Who Operate Outside The Law On Tenant Evictions Will Be Prosecuted There are reports in the press about private rental sector (PRS) landlords failing to follow the correct tenant eviction procedures when trying to get problem tenants out of their properties and many are ending up on the wrong side of the law. There […]

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Landlord Details Must Be Included In Prescribed Information

Solicitors state that all landlord details should be included in Prescribed Information The information must be included, even when the rental property is fully managed by a managing agent, to avoid any possible legal problems with tenancy deposits. Linda Howard, of Shoosmiths solicitors has warned that individual judges could make different interpretations on the wording of […]

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Tenant Eviction Figures Increase Again

Landlord Possession Claims Soar Again   There has been a dramatic increase in the number of PRS landlords seeking to evict bad tenants and the volume of possession orders doesn’t look like abating any time soon according to data released by the UK Government. Government figures show that there were 103,329 landlord claims for tenant […]

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Tenants In Severe Rent Arrears Reduced

The number of tenants in severe rent arrears declined by 15.6% during the final quarter of 2012, according to data released by Templeton LPA, part of the LSL Property Services group. The data indicates that in the last quarter of 2012, almost 16,000 fewer tenants faced severe rent arrears of more than 8 weeks rental […]

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Evictions Soar As Property Owners Struggle With Payments

Millions of property owners and tenants renting property in the Private Rented Sector (PRS) are resorting to extreme measures including high interest pay day loans to avoid eviction as well as trying to make ends meet after falling behind on monthly housing payments. According to a new report by homelessness charity Shelter, nearly 8 million […]

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