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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The tricky issues of damp and mould

It’s not meant to be damp when we’re indoors, but sadly some properties are damp, and when damp conditions persist, mould can grow. Although the exact risks from mould are hard to quantify, health experts generally agree that mould spores aren’t good for us. Which brings us to the question of what to do about […]

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Sim Sekhon: Finding a home for furry friends

I remember a conversation, from more than a decade ago, with a woman who was desperately searching for a rental property where her three large dogs would be welcome. She was struggling, and in the end, her situation was only resolved, at the eleventh hour, when she agreed to pay a massive deposit to a […]

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Section 8/21 – Getting it right

Despite the current assault on Section 21, it’s still worth a recap on how the eviction process works. If procedures aren’t followed correctly there are all sorts of delays and issues which can prolong the landlord’s misery and cost more money to sort. You can even be found guilty of harassing your tenants or evicting […]

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LegalforLandlords helps landlord reclaim property from nightmare tenant – 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 his property after a nightmare tenant left it in a disgraceful state. Sim Sekhon, LforL Managing Director, commented: “These images are shocking, but it’s unfortunately not unusual. This case really illustrates the importance of having a robust […]

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Don’t risk cutting corners. Do the due diligence work.

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) offers the following advice relating to the possibility of a fraudulent reference – check, check and check again. Their message is that it’s all too easy to be taken in by something that looks genuine. One of their case studies reads like a whodunnit, with false trails laid by crafty tenants […]

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October 2019 Newsletters

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

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Managing fuel bills as a tenant

With winter on the way, it’s natural to be thinking about the most economical way to heat and light your home. Most of us are aware that the different utility providers have a range of tariffs and that switching is possible. We know insulation measures can cut fuel costs, but as a tenant, what rights […]

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