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May 2017

Are HMOs the way forward?

by Paul Shamplina
These recent changes to government policy have put the spotlight on the buy-to-let market and forced landlords to act quickly to mitigate any negative effects on their income. While some have had to seriously consider their future position in the private rented sector, i.e. selling-up altogether, others want to retain... Read more >
27
Apr 2017

Reference or Risk? You decide

by Paul Shamplina
A landlord’s biggest asset is undoubtedly their property, so why do so many landlords still fail to take full references from tenants? This is a question I have been asking myself for years. When you apply for a store card to buy goods from a retailer, or look to take... Read more >
14
Mar 2017

Getting tough on the rogues - it’s about time

by Paul Shamplina
One of the biggest problems the industry faces, is not only weeding out rogue agents, but also educating landlords and tenants on how to avoid those that slip under the radar and continue to operate. Read more >
13
Mar 2017

Hamilton Fraser announces launch of new website

by Total Landlord Insurance
Hamilton Fraser's redesigned website is now live and forms part of a larger initiative for the company to create an amalgamated hub for all its brands Read more >
10
Mar 2017

BBC investigation highlights discrimination from landlords

by Total Landlord Insurance
A recent episode of 'Drivetime with Eddie Nestor' on BBC Radio London saw Hamilton Fraser Brand Ambassador, Paul Shamplina, amongst others, discussing why housing benefits tenants are finding it challenging to rent a property in London - even falling second choice to tenants with pets. Read more >
06
Mar 2017

Infographic - Save money on your rental property

by Total Landlord Insurance
From the potential responsibility for some running costs to the price of repairs when something goes wrong with your property, read our top tips to reduce outgoings for you and your tenant. Read more >
27
Feb 2017

Careless tenants leave the tap on causing spike in accidental damage claims

by Total Landlord Insurance
Over the last few months our Total Landlord Insurance claims team has witnessed an increase in accidental damage claims. Accidental damage is damage that occurs suddenly due to an unexpected and non-deliberate action. 12 per cent of claims in 2016 were as a result of accidental damage, a large proportion... Read more >
17
Feb 2017

Infographic - Renting to families

by Total Landlord Insurance
Tenants come in all shapes and sizes, from young professionals to parents with young children. The kind of occupant you want to attract will depend on your property and its location. Families often make attractive tenants, usually favouring long-term lets - here’s how to know if your property is suitable. Read more >
26
Jan 2017

Avoid the Voids

by Paul Shamplina
Historically, there were two key things that could cripple a landlord financially; rent arrears (where the tenant does not pay rent on time) and void periods (when a property is empty). Now however, there is also a third caveat that landlords need to take into consideration - cuts in mortgage... Read more >
19
Jan 2017

Paul Shamplina - Expert advice on tax

by Total Landlord Insurance
In our latest podcast episode of our ‘Landlords, Lettings and Deposits’ series, Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser discusses with industry expert Eddie Hooker, CEO of Hamilton Fraser, about recent changes to tax regulation for landlords. Read more >
03
Jan 2017

New Year Cheer or Flooding Fear

by Total Landlord Insurance
Last month, hundreds of people had to be evacuated from their homes in an affluent part of North London after a burst water main caused severe flooding. Read more >
19
Dec 2016

Paul Shamplina Podcast - Year in review and predictions for 2017

by Total Landlord Insurance
Paul Shamplina, prominent industry expert with 25 years’ experience within the lettings industry and the founder and CEO of Hamilton Fraser, Eddie Hooker, provide us with a year in review of the sector and what they predict for 2017. Read more >
30
Nov 2016

Expert advice on Right to Rent

by Total Landlord Insurance
Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser discusses the importance of Right to Rent ahead of the changes coming into force in the UK on the 1st of December 2016. Paul Shamplina provides vital information regarding your legal requirements as a landlord or letting agent. Read more >
16
Nov 2016

Paul Shamplina Podcast - Expert advice on choosing a good letting agent

by Total Landlord Insurance
Paul Shamplina, renown industry expert and Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser and Sean Hooker, Head of Redress for the Property Redress Scheme, talked about what landlords need to know, in order to choose a good letting agent in the third episode of the podcast series ‘Landlords, lettings and deposits –... Read more >
25
Oct 2016

Paul Shamplina - Expert advice on dealing with bad tenants

by Total Landlord Insurance
Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser and Sean Hooker, Head of Redress for the Property Redress Scheme talk about what landlords and letting agents need to know about dealing with bad tenants in the second episode of the podcast series Landlords, lettings and deposits-expert advice from Hamilton Fraser. Read more >