Where to turn when reliable renters become troublesome tenants

23 March, 20170 Comments
If you’re not familiar with the song ‘Murphy Owes Me Rent’ by Frank Harding (and why would you be, it’s from 1890), as a landlord, it is worth checking out. It tells the story of a well-respected landlord who owns several properties. In one of them lives Murphy, who hasn’t paid his rent for “many
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Eviction of residential tenants Q&A – Part one

15 November, 20160 Comments
Our thanks to all those who attended our webinar in October. We had several questions from participants and bring you the answers to these below. If you have any other questions about evicting tenants under section 42 (s42) of the County Courts Act 1984, please do get in touch with us via email or give us a
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Strictly Star faces eviction over alleged 20k rent arrears

22 April, 20140 Comments
Strictly Come Dancing star and ex of Sven-Goran Eriksson Nancy Dell’Olio faces eviction over alleged rent arrears of £20,400. The £4 million luxury maisonette situated in Eaton Place, Belgravia, with floor to ceiling windows and flat-screen TVs in the lounge and bedroom, is owned by landlord Pridelands Ltd. According to documents lodged at West London
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Impact of court fee rise will leave door wide open for bad tenants

09 April, 20140 Comments
Planned changes to court fees will take effect from 22nd April 2014, where fees for possession claims will see an increase of 60%. An application for possession currently costs £175 and when these changes come into force this will increase to £280. The possession claim online (PCOL) service, which currently has a discounted fee of
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Crackdown on bailiffs using aggressive tactics

07 April, 20140 Comments
Changes to the way bailiffs can enforce debt repayments came into force last night in England and Wales. With bailiffs estimated to collect around 4 million debts per year in the UK, by law they are now prevented from: Entering homes when only children are present, Taking household essentials (washing machines, etc), Adding excessive charges
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Infested with fleas and garbage [PICTURES INCLUDED] #TerrifyingTenantTales

31 October, 20130 Comments
Tenant Alert References : L/TM/141013 & L/BE/141013 I had two lots of great tenants, one awful agent who ran off with deposits and rent, one good agent (Fairfield Estates) and two very self-centered tenants. I respect my agent for always seeing both sides of the coin, but even they were surprised when these tenants turned
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50 year old charged following Brixton eviction shooting

09 July, 20130 Comments
Following the shooting of a Brixton bailiff and his colleague last week, a 50 year old man has now been charged with 3 counts of attempted murder. As the nation tucked into their breakfast and tuned into Crimewatch last Wednesday morning a south London bailiff and his female colleague were shot at, whilst they tried
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