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Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action

Agents are being educated on making the most of the ‘sharp end’ of the industry in Letting agent workshops.

When a landlord has a problem tenant, it can be a stressful time and many don’t know what to do or who to turn to, so often end up putting the blame on the letting agent. Without prior knowledge and experience of handling such situations, agents risk damaging their client relationship. Having worked with problem tenants and helped thousands of landlords spanning 25 years, industry expert and founder of Landlord Action, Paul Shamplina, is taking to the road, this time to help educate letting agents on how to maintain a good relationship with their client landlords, even when a tenancy goes wrong.

Paul started at a solicitors firm in litigation, he went on to be a commercial bailiff, private investigator, debt collector and finally a landlord and tenant eviction specialist. He is also currently advising a Government ThinkTank on refining the eviction process. Paul’s wealth of experience in managing the three way relationship between tenant, landlord and agent, qualifies him to provide practical advice on the best course of action whilst keeping all parties properly advised. “Even with the most thorough referencing, difficult tenancies do arise which are beyond the control of any letting agent” he says. However, accordingly to Paul, if more agents knew how to handle problem enquiries correctly from the outset, the chance of such issues escalating would be significantly reduced – a valuable skill which would improve any agents’ offering.

The two hour letting agent workshops are designed specifically for letting agents and follow a practical ‘question and answer’ format. They cover a range of technical topics, delivered in a simple, none-jargon way, which agents can relate to. The comprehensive sessions covers everything from ‘attracting new landlords’, ‘referencing’, ‘tenancy agreements’, ‘deposit schemes’, ‘good practice’, ‘risk management’, ‘What to do when a tenancy goes bad’, ‘maintaining landlords’, ‘serving notice’ and ‘court procedures’.

Paul comments “The training is designed to arm agents with the skills and knowledge needed to support their landlords through the life of a tenancy, particularly when things go wrong. Being able to confidently reassure landlords that everything is being done to regain possession of their property, and where necessary recover any loss of rent, enables agents to demonstrate an upholding of responsibility with the demeanour of a well run professional agency, which will ultimately help them to retain business.”

Paul was recently instructed to carry out a workshop with 10 employees of Tobin Jones letting agent in response to a number of enquiries the company had received relating to notices. Managing Director, Mr Tobin Jones, said “The seminar was very proactive ranging across a wide variety of subjects, all pertinent to our day to day operations. Paul brings a really refreshing common-sense approach to the problems encountered in all aspects of the trade. My staff were delighted with the mornings work and all commented that they had learnt lots they did not know before and had many other issues clarified.”

Paul Shamplina is taking bookings for these Letting Agent Workshops throughout 2014.

About Landlord Action:
Landlord Action is a UK based organisation helping landlords, letting agents and other property professionals. As a champion for landlords, it has campaigned extensively and was instrumental in getting the law changed to make squatting a criminal offence.

It was founded in 1999 as the first ever fixed-fee tenant eviction specialist, they revolutionised this area of legal practice. They have now acted in more than 20,000 problem tenant cases and are considered the authority in this field.

Landlord Action run a free advice line to help landlords and property professionals understand their rights

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Specialists in tenant eviction and debt collection. Regulated by The Law Society.

 


Review of Buy To Let Investors Workshop by Landlord Action Latest Articles

Mark Alexander, founder of Property118.com

Mark Alexander founder of Property118.com

Yesterday (Friday 2nd September 2011) I attended a buy to let investors workshop at the Holiday Inn Kensington, London which was organised by Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action.

I had been invited as a special guest of Paul Shamplina, the founder of Landlord Action to review the event and provide constructive feedback. Landlord Action is a legal practice specialising in tenant evictions and litigation on behalf of landlords.  Continue reading Review of Buy To Let Investors Workshop by Landlord Action


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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?


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By Paul Shamplina, founder of @LandlordAction

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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


The most underrated advice in buy to let Guest Articles, Landlord Action, Latest Articles

Paul Shamplina of Landlord ActionGuest 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


Help for landlords with problem tenants Guest Articles, Landlord Action, Latest Articles

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


Announcing our new Guest Blogger Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action Guest Articles, Landlord Action, Latest Articles

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


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