It’s the end of the year, not the end of the road

We start the new year with a lot of unknowns ahead. But we may as well embrace the changes, not least because they might stem the tide of uncertainty the sector has faced. Once we are a licensed, regulated and monitored industry, we’ll be able to rid ourselves of tags that routinely get attached.
Words like dodgy and unscrupulous will be reserved for the real rogues, not unfairly used about the decent majority. The industry will be stronger and better for it.

And yes, that is an optimistic stance, but we’re feeling positive. It’s a new year, a fresh start and a time for making solid progress towards goals. If you’ve already made plans for 2020, good on you, but if you haven’t, it’s not too late. Start now and think about every aspect of what you do. What works well, what doesn’t? What are the sector’s key players doing? Can you follow their lead? Do you perhaps need a change of focus, refining your target market? Would technology enable you to speed up transactions or improve communications? Think about the good things that have happened in 2019. Can you build on them?

Landlords’ portfolios are growing and the smaller voice in the industry may find it harder to be heard, but there is strength in numbers. Join a local organisation, investigate business networks, get online and become a member of an industry pressure or support group. Consolidate, cooperate and innovate and you’ll be fine.

We’re not at the end of the road yet, but we’ve begun the journey to a better future. Enjoy the rest of the trip.

And have a very happy New Year.
North West landlords most likely to see disputes end up in court

We recently revealed the UK’s possession order hotspots, with landlords in Manchester, St Helens, Liverpool and Birkenhead most likely to see disputes ending up in court.

The London boroughs of Croydon and Central London, followed by Stratford, Bromley, Clerkenwell and Shoreditch make up the top 10.

Sim Sekhon: Boris is back in control, but what does that mean for our sector?

It’s no surprise that the Conservatives are firmly behind home-ownership, but they’ve also promised a “Better Deal for Renters” which means the end of Section 21 as we know it and the introduction of a lifetime deposit which moves with the tenant. 

Here is a gift from Legal for Landlords
Think you’re stuck with problem tenants?

Wakey, wakey!

We’re not shouting at you. We know you’re doing what you can, but we’d like to offer a wake-up call to any tenants who are messing you about.

We offer a FREE pre-court-action letter, sent directly to your problem tenants, outlining the situation and putting in black and white what the next steps will be if they don’t vacate your property.

Client Pupdate

"A huge thank you to the team for the lovely gifts and card sent to Kaiser and me ..." - Director @ InStyle Property.

We don't give to receive, but it's definitely a bonus when a customer sends us feedback and photos like this.

The Christmas Limbo is over! It's New years eve.
The perfect time to reflect on our 2019 achievements ... from Trustpilot milestones, 10th birthdays & winning a LIS Award.

Whatever you're up to tonight, have a good one & be safe.

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