Rob Crawford

Rob Crawford is the chairman of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex). Rob is a practicing landlord with a property portfolio that includes small private residential properties and HMO's. Rob is a qualified letting agent and former owner of Kingfisher Lettings & Management. He is now a share holder of the successful online lettings company Lettingsupermarket.com.

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Shelter autumn budget submission

Filed in Landlords by on 20th November, 2017 0 Comments
Shelter autumn budget submission

The charity Shelter has submitted recommendations for the autumn budget.  Recommendations include an increase in Local Housing Allowance rates to match rents charged within the private rented sector, a request for the budget to honour the Conservative manifesto commitment to reform compulsory purchase and to follow through on proposed changes to the National Policy Framework. […]

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Landlord Legal Update by Burroughs Day Solicitors

Filed in Landlords by on 24th October, 2017 0 Comments
Landlord Legal Update by Burroughs Day Solicitors

Our legal sponsor Burroughs Day Solicitors has invited members of the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex) to attend a Landlords Legal Update.  It is important that landlords remain current and this update will cover more than we can deliver at our regular meetings. Attendance for members is free and will take place at Burroughs Day […]

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Bristol City Council release guide to PRS Fire Safety Standards

Filed in Bristol, Landlords by on 12th October, 2017 0 Comments
Bristol City Council release guide to PRS Fire Safety Standards

Bristol City Council have provided a basic guide to the fire precautions required in Privately Rented Properties. The standard includes all sizes of property, not just licensed HMOs’. Additionally, for landlords with properties in Bath & South Glos, as these Councils employ the same fire service, then these regulation will soon be coming your way! A […]

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General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Filed in Landlords by on 11th September, 2017 0 Comments
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).  UK organisations (including landlords) will still need to be compliant after BREXIT. GDPR is applicable […]

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Fire Door Safety

Filed in Landlords by on 9th September, 2017 0 Comments
Fire Door Safety

Fire Door Safety Week – are your fire doors safe?? Following the awful tragedy at Grenfell Tower, Fire Door Safety Week has even greater relevance to building owners, landlords and occupiers.  ALL Wessex encourages all landlords to visit the Fire Door Safety Week website that presents important information about fire doors and landlord responsibilities. Effective […]

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HMO Landlords in Bath

Filed in Bath by on 3rd September, 2017 2 Comments
HMO Landlords in Bath

This will be of interest to existing or prospecting HMO Landlord in Bath. We have received the following from B&NES Council’s Planning Officer: As you may be aware, the Council is currently reviewing the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The Article 4 Direction withdraws the Permitted Development Right for the change […]

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BBC seek Landlords & Tenants for documentary

Filed in Landlords by on 27th July, 2017 0 Comments
BBC seek Landlords & Tenants for documentary

We have been asked by Boundless Productions, who work for the BBC, to feature this request. Boundless Productions are currently looking for successful landlords to feature in a documentary series for BBC One called “The Week the Landlords Moved In”. You may have seen the recent last series. In a time where Britain is increasingly […]

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New powers for Councils to deal with Rogue Landlords

Filed in Landlords by on 21st June, 2017 3 Comments
New powers for Councils to deal with Rogue Landlords

 The Housing and Planning Act 2016 has given councils new powers to deal with rogue landlords. These include Rent Repayment Orders (RROs) and Civil Penalty Notices (CPNs). The government has defined a ‘rogue landlord’ as ‘a landlord who knowingly flouts their obligations by renting out unsafe and substandard accommodation to tenants’. This survey is relevant […]

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Bath HMO Landlords – Important Information

Filed in Bath by on 6th May, 2017 0 Comments
Bath HMO Landlords – Important Information

Important information for HMO landlords and investors in Bath. Bath & North East Somerset Council (B&NES) appointed Ove Arup & Partners Ltd (ARUP) consultants to undertake a review of the existing the Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to investigate various policy options to address the existing challenges of HMOs using case […]

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Review of HMO Fire Standards by Bristol City Council

Filed in Bristol by on 16th April, 2017 0 Comments
Review of HMO Fire Standards by Bristol City Council

Although the details for the proposed extension to mandatory licensing are not currently known, Bristol City Council (BCC) have reviewed the fire standards for the existing mandatory licensing. Following discussions with Avon Fire & Rescue there have been some changes to the fire safety standards in properties requiring a Mandatory HMO Licence. To see if […]

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