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Paul Shamplina Photograph Paul Shamplina has spent over 25 years in the legal field helping landlords with problem tenants. He is the founder of Landlord Action, star of a channel five’s Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords and a brand ambassador for Hamilton Fraser.

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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 >
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 >