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...

subletting by tenants

Subletting

Do you know who’s living in your property? Subletting is definitely on the increase. We have found a couple of research articles that shows that when surveyed just over 17% of tenants admitted to renting out all or part of their property to someone who...

property short falls

What is right to rent, are you carrying out the right checks?

Immigration checks From 1st February 2016 landlords in England who let private rented accommodation must complete a right to rent check for new tenants. Basically this means checking that tenants have the right to live in the UK before allowing them to rent the property. This is not...