I regularly give talks all around the country at landlord forums and property events. At the beginning of a talk, I usually ask landlords to raise their hands if they are using a letting agent. Over the last couple of years, there has been a noticeable shift where more landlords are beginning to self-manage their properties.
There could be number of reasons for this. However, self-management is not the right approach for all landlords – especially if they are not experienced in property management. Continue reading Should I be using an agent to let/manage my property?
By Paul Shamplina, founder of @LandlordAction
Since founding Landlord Action in 1999, we have encountered many tenants who have had to be evicted on more than one occasion. They are, what I like to call, Serial Bad Tenants.
A Serial Bad Tenant goes from one property to another with no intention of paying any rent. Often, they will know more about Landlord and Tenant Law than your average solicitor. They know how to play the system to their advantage (which usually means that the landlord is going to be the one losing out).
Continue reading Beware of serial bad tenants
Guest article written by Paul Shamplina, Founder of LandlordAction.
As an eviction specialist, I am frequently asked for advice on avoiding bad tenants. Over the years, I have developed a list of ‘top tips’ which is worth regularly revisiting.
Much of this is common sense that every landlord should be already doing. Unfortunately, many still don’t Continue reading The most underrated advice in buy to let
An introductory article written by Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, explaining how he got in to the business of helping landlords with bad tenants. This is Paul’s first article in an eBook series. A list of future articles coming soon is featurd below. Continue reading Help for landlords with problem tenants
Paul Shamplina has over twenty years experience in the legal field, originally working as a clerk, private investigator, debt collector and certified bailiff. As co-founder and director of Landlord Action, the market leaders and longest serving independent company specialising in fixed-fee tenant eviction and debt recovery, he has acquired a reputation as the landlord’s friend. He appears regularly on television, radio and within the national and regional press; as well as speaking at seminars to landlords and letting agents. Since Landlord Action’s inception in 1999, Paul has helped to evict over 17,000 bad tenants and is the authority in this area. Continue reading Announcing our new Guest Blogger Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action