ignoring the deposit scheme

Estate agent steals £30k and only pays back £1300

Estate agent, pockets nearly £30,000 and lavishing it on luxury holidays to Las Vegas and Egypt Yet another rogue individual within the property industry. A estate agent left tenants facing eviction and landlords unpaid after pocketing nearly £30,000 and splashing out on two luxury holidays. Nicholas Dowse...

too many tenant removals

social landlords evict more than private landlords

Tenant evictions up in England and Wales Now I wonder how many people will look at this headline and immediately blame the private landlords for this statistic. The number of households evicted from rental accommodation in England and Wales rose by 5% in the first three...

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...