About the authorPaul 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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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 >
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 >
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 >
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