Unlawful eviction and what it means for you

23 June, 20170 Comments
Like many jobs, being a landlord has both its benefits and pitfalls. One of the worst situations you can find yourself in is being faced with the daunting prospect of evicting a problem tenant. It’s something every landlord dreads and rightly hopes they will never have to do. However rather than avoid the situation and
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As tenant evictions rise in England and Wales, so does the need for thorough tenant referencing

18 May, 20160 Comments
Official figures show that the number of households evicted from rental accommodation in England and Wales rose by 5% in the first three months of 2016. Seasonally adjusted figures from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) reveal that there were 10,732 repossessions of rented property by bailiffs between this January and March; up from 10,253 in
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NLA -Councils telling tenants to wait for bailiffs before moving out

29 January, 20160 Comments
According to new findings from a survey of 950 tenants by the NLA; an alarming number of private tenants are being told by their local council to ignore eviction notices served by their landlords – and to wait for bailiffs to turn up before moving out – in order to qualify for rehousing support. The
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Transfer more evictions to High Court – Landlord Action

19 August, 20150 Comments
Landlord Action, the specialist eviction service are arguing that the length of time it takes to get a County Court bailiff appointment once a possession order has been granted which in some cases can be up to three months; is having a considerable financial impact on landlords, so LA are campaigning to get more eviction
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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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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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Additional clauses in a written tenancy agreement

10 June, 20130 Comments
It has always puzzled me why Landlords do not add more clauses to a drawn up Tenancy Agreement. If you are a Landlord who has added additional advantageous clauses please, enlighten others of what appropriate small print can be added. Mr Trevor McMaster ~ The City of London Bailiffs Previous topics: Notice to Quit! Who’s shaking? TENANT CAN’T PAY THE
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