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Landlords, lettings and deposits – expert advice from Hamilton Fraser

Paul Shamplina, the renowned buy-to-let expert, is joining forces with industry specialist Hamilton Fraser for a series of monthly podcasts with practical tips for landlords and letting agents on how to better manage the renting process. Hamilton Fraser have over 20 years’ experience and are behind some of the private rented sector’s most well-known brands including the tenancy deposit protection scheme mydeposits, the Property Redress Scheme and Client Money Protect.
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Dec 19, 2016

For this episode, Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser and Eddie Hooker, CEO of Hamilton Fraser and industry expert with over 20 years of experience, reflect on the year that has past. They provide a review of the industry for 2016 and discuss predictions of what to expect for 2017.

This podcast covers:

  • Right to Rent checks 1st February 2016
  • Enforcement changes within the industry and what could be implemented to help raise standards
  • New laws that came into play on the 1st December, which allows landlords to obtain an eviction notice via the home office
  • Mandatory Client Money Protection in 2017, whether this will be enforced and how this will help to raise standards

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Nov 30, 2016

Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser advises about Right to Rent and your legal requirements as a landlord or letting agent. This podcast covers:

  • What Right to Rent is and why it was introduced
  • The penalties available for landlords who fail to comply
  • The types of tenancies and tenants that need to be checked
  • What you need to do in order to comply with the law
  • What to do if you cannot perform the appropriate Right to Rent checks

Additional resources:

Landlord checking services number: 0300 069 9799

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Nov 15, 2016

Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser and Sean Hooker, Head of Redress for the Property Redress Scheme give advice for landlords on how to choose a good letting agent, including:

  • An explanation of what a redress scheme is and why it is a legal requirement for letting agents to join, including what happens if they are not part of a membership scheme
  • The legal requirements for a letting agent
  • Advice on what questions landlords should ask when deciding on a letting agent
  • The difference between a ‘let only’ or a ‘fully managed service’ letting agent offering
  • The reasons why it is important for a letting agent to have client money protection
  • The procedure if a tenant/ landlord has a complaint/ dispute with their letting agent

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Oct 19, 2016

Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser and Sean Hooker, Head of Redress for the Property Redress Scheme talk about what landlords and letting agents need to know about dealing with bad tenants, including:

  • The actions a landlord can take in order to prevent a bad tenant
  • The issues that can arise from a bad tenant and the reasons why it is important to take steps before choosing your tenant
  • The importance of thoroughly referencing and carrying out a risk assessment
  • The reasons why right-to-rent checks are important in preventing a bad tenant
  • Why landlords may decide to evict a tenant and the importance of protecting deposits
  • The difference between a section 8 and a section 21 and how to seek legal advice depending on the circumstances
  • The steps a landlord can take if they are owed rent arrears

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Sep 5, 2016

Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser and Suzy Hershman, Head of Dispute Resolution at mydeposits talk about what landlords and letting agents need to know about letting to students, including:

  • The different types of students lets and the main benefits of letting to students
  • The lifecycle of a student tenancy and what’s important to know about protecting their deposits
  • The different lengths of a student tenancy and how to get some extra income during potential void periods
  • What happens if a student vacates early and any checks you need to make ahead of the tenancy
  • What does a good inventory look like and why it is especially important for student lets
  • The importance of mid-term checks
  • Disadvantages of renting to students: what to be aware of and how to manage them
  • Where to go for further resources.

 

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