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Extortionate court fee increases will impact landlords

09/04/2014

Landlord Action has lambasted Government plans to increase court fees as “extortionate”.  The planned changes will take effect from 22nd April 2014, where fees for possession claims will see one of the largest increases at 60%, and could spark a stampede of possession cases in the next two weeks from landlords trying to beat the… Read more

Should You Employ an Estate Agent

Should You Employ an Estate Agent?

12/03/2014

When you’re selling your property, you naturally want to get the most you possibly can for it. Paying expensive estate agents fees can sometimes seem like a waste. It can be tempting to go it alone but the benefits that an estate agent offers could very well make up for the fee they charge. You… Read more

Staying in control comes from knowing

Staying in control comes from knowing

11/03/2014

Several years ago I eventually succumbed to immense pressure and trained to become a Will Writer and an Estate Planner. I did this so that I could bring within reach of my clients “legal solutions” they hadn’t previously been able to afford, or even fully understand.  In my opinion “legal solutions” have for far too… Read more

Wills - some things worth knowing

Wills – some things worth knowing

07/03/2014

Will or no Will this article might still be of help to you, and may also contain a few surprises for you! What goes into making a Will, and what can or cannot be included is absolutely riddled with myths, misconceptions and misunderstandings. To make matters even worse, there are things most of us are… Read more

Minimising risks by maximising returns

Minimising risks by maximising returns

03/03/2014

Whether you’re new to investing in property or a seasoned investor, you will no doubt be keen to minimise the risk of your investment whilst maximising the return, and it may appear that striking the balance between the two is the key to success in the field of property investment. When I speak to investors… Read more

Timing is everything for landlords

Timing is everything for landlords!

26/02/2014

This article serves as a warning to all landlords who haven’t put Lasting Powers of Attorney in place. What a coincidence given my recent articles on Property118! Last week saw me visit three nursing homes following “we know it’s been left late, but can you now arrange LPAs for….” type calls from the families.  I admit… Read more

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You may have more funding choices than you think!

15/01/2014

Banks aren’t always the friendliest of places when it comes to borrowing money. All the “hoops” they expect you jump through, and even then you’ll be told what you can or cannot use the cash for! So it’s good know that you may have more options than you think. Let’s give you a working example: … Read more

Private Rented Sector Think Tank

Private Rented Sector Think Tank

05/12/2013

On 29th November, I attended the DCLG (Department for Communities and Local Government) workshop all about the Private Rented Sector. A number of high profile industry bodies including the NLA, RLA, Property Federation and the Property Ombudsman, as well as representatives such as Shelter and Kate Faulkner, attended the day. I was also asked to… Read more

My tenant is trashing my house

My tenant is trashing my house!!

17/10/2013

At Landlord Action we just don’t evict tenants for rent arrears or ending the tenancy because the landlord wants the property back.  We also get instructed by landlords that are worried about the condition of their property and how the tenants are treating (or mistreating) it.  If instances such as this are left to continue,… Read more

Case Study - No Money Down - Full transparency

Case Study – 100% funding – Full transparency

05/10/2013

We’ve all heard of those ‘no money down’ schemes (mortgage fraud scams) where a ‘property sourcer’ has negotiated a discount and the buyer and his friendly mortgage salesman gets a mortgage based on the normal market value.  Many were very active in this market, some still are, however …… ….. what is not so widely… Read more

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