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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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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Let’s talk about budgeting

Are you still reading? Good. Budgeting isn’t the most inspiring topic but get it wrong and you’re in a whole world of trouble. Let’s imagine you’re about to take on your first tenancy. You’ve viewed a property. You like it. It ticks every box, but the rent could be a bit of a stretch. This […]

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Okay, who’s forgotten about GDPR?

Do you remember the nerves and panic as the deadline for GDPR implementation crept closer? While some businesses were sorted, others were busy trying to get their heads around what the changes meant for their organisation in practical terms. What did they have to do? Which data could they store and use, and what did […]

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North West landlords most likely to see disputes end up in court

We recently revealed the UK’s possession order hotspots, with landlords in Manchester, St Helens, Liverpool and Birkenhead most likely to see disputes ending up in court. The London boroughs of Croydon and Central London, followed by Stratford, Bromley, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch make up the top 10. Landlords in Wakefield, Wigan, York and Stoke-on-Trent saw very […]

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Sim Sekhon: Boris is back in control, but what does that mean for our sector?

It’s no surprise that the Conservatives are firmly behind home-ownership, but they’ve also promised a “Better Deal for Renters” which means the end of Section 21 as we know it and the introduction of a lifetime deposit which moves with the tenant. Despite sounding the death knell for Section 21, the Tories claim that under […]

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Sim Sekhon asks: Where’s the long-term strategy?

Studying the major parties’ manifestos ahead of the election could cause landlords a considerable amount of stress. The Conservatives renew their opposition to the no-fault eviction and declare a drive to promote home-ownership. The Labour meanwhile champions the idea of annual property inspections and £100,000 fines for landlords who commit a single offence. We all […]

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