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...

Not all landlords are bad

Not all landlords are bad

I read some interesting research carried out by the National Landlord Association. In light of the ongoing landlord bashing that seems to happen by the press, governments, and pressure groups on a daily basis, it is refreshing to read the report. It seems just over 80%...

removing tenants

Spare a thought for the landlord

I would like to share with you a situation that happened to us earlier in the year. An elderly lady visited our offices in September with an issue she had with a tenant. Through floods of tears she told me, that her tenants had not paid their...

Do you have troublesome tenants

Do you have troublesome tenants?

It is not news that becoming a landlord will bring with it several financial responsibilities, but while these aspects are often carefully considered by most landlords, there's one area that can be overlooked, the thoughts of the tenants themselves. Unfortunately, not taking this into consideration...