Welcome to the “Property Maverick” Blog; a fortnightly blog about the life and times of a property entrepreneur.
Am I successful? Well success means different things to different people, so I’ll tell you a bit about myself. Not as a trumpet blowing exercise, but for you to decide whether to read my articles. Despite leaving high school more years ago that I care to remember, without any O level’s. I currently own over 80 properties averaging at less than 70% loan to value, as well as having completed several overseas property developments. Continue reading Introducing the “Property Maverick”
“Respect seems to be like a boomerang in the sense that you must send it out before it will come back to you.”
I have been giving a lot of thought to the relationship between a landlord and his tenants. Many tenants have landlord stories and many landlords have tenant stories but sadly neither seem to want to tell stories in praise of the other. Why is this? Why is so there little mutual respect between many tenants and landlords? Why is there so little respect for landlords generally? Continue reading The Boomerang Effect for Landlords?
By @PaulShamplina, founder of @LandlordAction
From acting on nearly 20,000 problem tenant cases since 1999, we have seen some horrific things in our time. Over the next three blogs, I am going to be talking about some dangerous types of tenants that landlords should try to avoid at all costs.
The first type of tenant to look out for is what we like to call a “Professional Bad Tenant”. A professional bad tenant will go from one property to another without any intention of paying the rent. Continue reading 3 Dangerous Types of Tenant Part 1: Professional Bad Tenants