property short falls

Right to rent catching out landlords

Right to Rent are you meeting the legislation. Right to rent has been around for some time, being introduced in February 2016. It surprised me to see a social media post that stated that over 400 landlords have been fined a combined total of £265,000. Now...

broken egg

Much better to remove a tenant legally.

As much as tenants and support groups of tenants like to give me a hard time for what we do here at Evict my Tenant, I would advocate any person seeking to remove a tenant to follow the legal path. I see and hear of...

buy to let landlord

Do we have a long-term issue that needs addressing

I have been doing a few property network events, giving landlords some advice on the most effective and legal way to remove a tenant. I have noticed that some landlords are claiming, they are experience a small down turn in demand for rental properties? With...

renting versus owning

Why is it wrong to be a nation of renters

Have we as a nation now or almost reached the point where need to acknowledge and accept that the culture and physically the housing marketing has shifted. For far too many reasons to enter, we are moving from a nation of home owners to a...

buy to let pushing up prices

Yet more potential legislation.

It seems that Labour are pushing for the Homes Bill to be made into legislation. If successful, then tenants living in moldy or damp homes will soon be able to take their landlords to court. However, it needs to be pointed out that at this...

no to sexism

Are you being sexist

A couple of years ago we read a white paper that stated that it was not unlawful to refuse benefit tenants. However, it seems that this is now being challenged due to a recent court case. A single mother won compensation for sex discrimination from...

Electric shock sign

Shocking new legislation

New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants It seems we maybe in line for further measures to better protect tenants. However once again it seems that the consultation appears to be aimed at only private tenants. I am no legal expert but surely it...

homeless people in uk

Are you working with the government to maintain homelessness

I read with interest further comments and statements from the current Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. He seems to conveniently forget that homelessness and housing shortages have been around for many governments both labour and conservative. Indeed, you only have to search through any newspapers archives...

labour leader

Would you sell your property to Jeremy Corbyn

I have just watched an announcement by Jeremy Corbyn who stated that should his party be in government then they would immediately buy thousands (8000) of properties for homeless people in a move to tackle soaring levels of rough sleeping. Can you imagine what that would...