more than one way to skin a landlord

The government targets Landlords yet again

It seems that during a meeting between the government and the RLA the minister said landlords should be made to squeal under the current crackdown to help people buy their own homes. The short sightedness of this comment really shocks me. Not everyone can or...

wrong advice for tenants

Are conveyancers causing house sales to fall through

I recently came across some research that claimed that almost three out of 10 property purchases have fallen through in the past five years, largely due to conveyancers holding up the process. It astounds me that tens of thousands of property purchases fall through between offer...

Do you have troublesome tenants

Is the market being flooded with rental properties

It seems many landlords snapped up properties ahead of Aprils stamp duty deadline. We are now seeing those properties come on to the letting market. However will the rush of properties really alter the supply and demand dynamic that current prevails within the letting industry. Rightmove...

commercial landlords

Is commercial property now a better option

I am noticing that an increasing number of the landlords that we support are choosing to move away from residential property and investing in property types that have a more favorable tax situation, such as retail units and small commercial developments. They also claim that...

mayor of london

Sadiq Khan I will expose rogue landlords

So London has a new mayor in Sadiq Khan. He has pledged to crackdown on rogue landlords. During his campaign Sadiq set out plans for a London Landlord Watchlist and said he would come down on those who exploit tenants “like a ton of bricks”. It...

housing and planning bill

Help amend the Housing and Planning Bill

The Housing and Planning Bill, which includes measures to tackle criminal landlords and letting agents. However, should the bill not be more balanced and address the issue of problem tenants, especially with the increase of criminal rogue tenants. The bill includes proposals to ban and fine...

rogue landlords to be hunted

Right to rent and your experiences

We have had a conversation with a couple of bodies within the property industry and it seems that the Government is considering updating its Right to Rent guidance following the launch of the scheme. The scheme as we know came into force in February this year...

prosecute rogue landlords

11 people found living in three-bed house

11 people found living in three-bed house in North Wembley London landlord faces prosecution. A rogue landlord in the North Wembley area of London rightly had a rude awakening during an early morning raids on overcrowded properties. To make matters worse the raid, carried out by...

wrong advice for tenants

Does the punishment fit the crime

We were staggered to read that a letting agent and her former boyfriend have managed to steal over £400k from a letting agent and its clients in Sutton Coldfield. The pair have been jailed for a total of seven years. Is this sufficient justice for...

Is this the right future for rogue landlords

Whilst browsing the internet we came across a local news article. A landlord in the West Midlands has been issued a Criminal Behaviour Order. As part of the order the landlord must instruct a managing agent to handle his portfolio of properties to let. The ruling...