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Neil’s career began in banking in 1990. He has also managed a building society branch and worked in business development. He became an Associate Partner of The Money Centre in 2003 and subsequently took on the role of Head of Operations which included training, quality control, project management and compliance. Neil has been a Partner of Property118.com since day one, responsible for operational management which includes, amongst many other things, updating the buy to let mortgage sourcing calculator and quote engine.
Ben Reeve-Lewis has worked in Landlord-Tenant law since 1987. He operates variously as a Tenancy Relations Officer, a housing blogger, particularly on Tessa Shepperson’s Landlord Law Blog, a housing law trainer for the Chartered Institute of Housing and a broadcaster. In his time he has been a landlord, a tenant, a letting agent and a defender of mortgage repossession cases. There isn’t much left in housing for him to have had experience of.
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Mary has been a landlord since the 1970′s and has influenced legislation at the highest levels. She is also contracted by the National Landlords Association and the Midlands Landlord Accreditation Scheme as a representative voice and deliverer of best-practice training.
Vanessa Warwick is a former TV presenter turned professional Landlord, consultant, and speaker. Along with her husband Nick Tadd, she founded Property Tribes, which is now the U.K.’s busiest online Landlord and investor community. Nick and Vanessa have just launched their new tech product, Yulpa, an on-line “property office/filo-fax” that helps you organise and manage your entire property life in one place. It comes with an iPhone app that does auto due diligence on any property being considered for purchase. Vanessa and Nick have a portfolio of high end apartments in North and East London, family houses in the South East, holiday lets on the South Coast, and a penthouse apartment in Larnaca, Cyprus.
Tessa is a solicitor specialising in residential landlord and tenant law. Tessa’s subscription based website is an extremely well regarded legal resource tool amongst the legal profession, property managers and portfolio landlords.
By John Paul
John Paul is a portfolio landlord in the North East and founder of the Castledene Group of letting agents which employs 17 ARLA-trained staff. The business has client money protection with NALS, PI insurance and subscribes to the Property Ombudsman Code of Practice. Offices are located in Seaham, Easington, Bishop Auckland, South Shields, Leeds, Manchester, and Belfast, Both John Paul and the The Castledene Group have earned an enviable reputation of being leading experts in the management and letting of residential property to benefits claimants in receipt of Local Housing Allowance “LHA”.
Helen Kirkham runs HMO Cleaning, a cleaning company that specialises in cleaning for landlords, letting agents and tenants.
How a novice landlady found herself teaching complete strangers how to share the kitchen nicely! HMO Landlady fell into the world of letting houses out on a room by room basis back in 2007. Having made lots of mistakes, unintentionally fallen foul of the law on the odd occasion, been taken for a complete ride by some tenants and wondered what the hell she was doing most the time, she balances being the main carer of 3 children with the ongoing needs of 15 tenants across 3 houses. The divide is often blurred, but the skill set remains the same.
Julie runs the Hemel Landlord & Property Network. The network is predominately designed for landlords and property investors, we offer advice and guidance on all aspects of buying, selling, renting and managing your property, whether you are a 1st time landlord or a seasoned investor The Hemel Property Network has all the tools you need to help you make the most of your investment.
Steve Dalloway is a bathroom water damage prevention specialist and is the Sales and Marketing Director at Byretech Ltd based in Redditch. Steve is happy to answer questions left in the comments section below. All products referred to in Steve’s articles can be purchased from – byretech
An enthusiastic property investor/landlord with investment properties across Wiltshire and Dorset. Started investing in property back in 1998 when I became disillusioned with the stock market and then created his own letting agency – mlettings – in 2002 Member of UKALA) A regular columnist in the Swindon Advertiser as well as providing expert landlord commentary to BBC Radio Swindon and BBC Radio Wiltshire since 2006. Never afraid to raise and discuss highly controversial topics that affect landlords and tenants.
Ally MacDermot is a New York born interior designer with over 20 years experience working with private clients, developers and landlords across the UK.
The Property Maverick is often found as Kelvin Kingsley. Formerly of the electronics industry, he has developed several developments overseas. In the UK he has built up a substantial buy to let portfolio in between paragliding from mountain tops, all the while investing in property.
About Jim Bauld
Jim is a leading housing lawyer in Scotland, who works at TC Young, specialising in housing advice for Private Sector Landlords and Registered Social Landlords. In addition he is also a visiting lecturer at Heriot Watt University and a prolific contributor to seminars and conferences across Scotland (including the Chartered Institute of Housing). A frequent blogger and social media enthusiast, he ensures the TC Young blog is regularly updated to reflect changes in Scottish legislation as well as recent developments that Scottish landlords may be interested in.
About Mark Reynolds
Pierce & Co are a residential Letting Agent based in Wing, Leighton Buzzard. We provide a cutting edge service to our clients whilst keeping your needs at the forefront of our business. By becoming a landlord of Pierce & Co, you are provided with an online account to access your documents any time of the day or night. In addition to this, when your property is marketed we make full use and take advantage of current and up to date technology. Contact them by scanning the barcode on the left or try their Gold listing.
About Ben Holbrook
When Ben isn’t obsessing over his garden, you’ll find him working at AnyJunk, who offer an eco-friendly man and van house clearance service.
As well as having being a property investor and landlord for over 18 years Frazer, has over the past decade, owned a number of property based companies such as The Armchair Property Investor, The Video Inventory Agency and his latest venture, launched in March 2012, The House Crowd – the world’s first company to adapt the phenomenon of crowdfunding to property investment.
By Roger Lancaster
Roger Lancaster is a Landlord in his own right and through the family partnership, Lancaster Property Management, controls nearly 50 residential rental properties mainly in Nottingham and the North East. Over 50% of these are currently managed by the National Property Group which is run by Landlords for Landlords while the rest are managed by the partnership itself. Roger is the Affiliate Manager for The National Property Group.
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Roy Brooks Agency
Felicity Blair and James Edmonds bought Roy Brooks Estate Agency nearly 15 years ago, inheriting a rich history along with the business. Articles written for Roy Brooks by Jane Robathan PR.