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Author: lodgersite.com

I rent flats in South London to young professionals seeking their first home. I have also been a live in landlord as well as being a lodger myself. Following a 10 year career in IT, I front end coded and authored - lodgersite.com. I have worked for two UK government departments, Land Registry and the Department for Work and Pensions and have a background in English Property Law.

Website: http://lodgersite.com


An Innovative Rent Payment Solution for Financially Excluded Tenants

23 February, 20160 Comments
I recently read in HMO Landlady’s book about how she has to knock on nearly all her tenant’s doors every week for their rent money – she wrote this in 2012, not 1912! No doubt Serena wishes she could simply have the rent appear in her account (in common with most other landlords) and no doubt her tenants wish for a more convenient means of paying their rent than having their landlord knocking on their door every Saturday morning when they’d rather relax or lie in after a hard week working and dealing with the stress of their complicated
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Due Diligence for Live in Landlords, including the Immigration Bill.

18 April, 20140 Comments
The biggest worry facing a live in landlord is the kind of person their lodger might be (aside from whether they’re simply compatible) – are they a criminal, likely to be violent or damage your home?  Will they pay the rent on time?  Will they respect you and your home? It’s a staggering fact that
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Rogue landlords and the review of property conditions in the private rented sector

19 February, 20140 Comments
Rogue landlords are very much in the news nowadays – even if you’re not remotely interested in the PRS, you can’t get far without hearing about landlords illegally housing their tenants in sheds, and worse.  There are plenty of schemes (existing and proposed) – mainly run by local authorities – to deal with them –
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When does your friend become your landlord?

25 November, 20130 Comments
The obvious answer is when they let property to you, be it a house, garage, flat or “just” a room. While in all of the above scenarios there is the potential for trouble as business is being mixed with friendship, when actual living space is shared, the problems often multiply by a factor of 10.
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When is a landlord not a landlord?

21 October, 20130 Comments
Answer – when they think they’re not as they’re letting a room, and not a whole property! Following the credit crunch, many of us, myself included, have found ourselves letting out either the whole or a part of our own homes. Some have been forced to do this rather than lose their home completely. The
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