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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Section 21(1) Possession Notice Period is now 3 Months

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 26th March, 2020 0 Comments
Section 21(1) Possession Notice Period is now 3 Months

Landlords with renting to tenants under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement are now required to serve three months (not two as previously legislated) notice for a no-fault eviction. The Housing Act 1988 section 21(1) Form 6A has been changed to reflect new legislation which came into force on 26 March 2020 and should be used […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful Info for Landlords

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 23rd March, 2020 2 Comments
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Useful Info for Landlords

We have collated a number of links and some general information to help landlords keep on top of the Coronavirus situation. Hopefully, you will find this page of use during these challenging and sad times. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 Consolidated_Landlord_and_Tenant_Guidance_COVID_and_the_PRS_v4.2 Government Covid-19 Guidance for Landlords and Tenants 30th March  PM Boris […]

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PM Tenant Eviction Ban & Mortgage Holiday

Filed in Breaking News by on 18th March, 2020 0 Comments
PM Tenant Eviction Ban & Mortgage Holiday

PM Boris Johnson has banned landlords from evicting tenants for rent arrears, permitting tenants a delay in rent payments for three months. The PM has offset the impact this may have on landlords with buy-to-let mortgages by introducing a three month mortgage payment holiday. The PM said, “these are extraordinary times and renters and landlords alike […]

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New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

Filed in Landlords by on 2nd February, 2020 1 Comment
New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

Looking for an Electrician near you? Click here. Responses to questions received since our posting of the NAPIT Guide Firstly, I can confirm that the legislation has now been released as a statutory instrument. Regulations apply in England to all new specified tenancies from 1st July 2020 and all existing specified tenancies from 1st April […]

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Landlord Expo 26th Nov 2020

Filed in Landlords by on 21st January, 2020 0 Comments
Landlord Expo 26th Nov 2020

POSTPONED – the date of the Landlord Expo is now Thursday 26th November 2020 at the Exhibition & Conference Centre at the University of the West of England, assuming that Covid-19 is no longer a public risk. Why not join us at the Landlord Expo? Click here for more details. Note the revised times (11:00 – […]

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Council Tax Responsibility – Tenant or Landlord?

Filed in Landlords by on 4th September, 2019 0 Comments
Council Tax Responsibility – Tenant or Landlord?

If your tenant decides to leave before the tenancy term end date, who is legally responsible for paying the Council Tax up to that end date? Under the terms of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, many councils will bill the landlord in the hope that the landlord will pay, however, a recent Court of […]

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Section 21 Form 6a amendment – not legal!

Filed in Breaking News by on 9th August, 2019 2 Comments
Section 21 Form 6a amendment – not legal!

Update 13th August: We have been advised that MHCLG has now (as of 12th August) reverted the wording of the Section 21 official document 6A seeking possession in the Government forms website to reflect the document in the legislation.  Original article: Confusion reigns after the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) amended the Form […]

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Rogue landlord database reform consultation

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 23rd July, 2019 0 Comments
Rogue landlord database reform consultation

This consultation is seeking views on widening access to the database to allow tenants and prospective tenants access to the database. To ensure that the database is a useful tool for local authorities and tenants, we are also seeking views on expanding the scope of offences and infractions which could lead to entries on the […]

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English Housing Survey (PRS)

Filed in Breaking News by on 19th July, 2019 0 Comments
English Housing Survey (PRS)

This recently completed English Housing Survey provides a snapshot of the Private Rented Sector (PRS). On the basis of it’s findings, I hope Government ministers will read it and wonder why they are being so hard on the PRS. The report clearly justifies the need for an active PRS, recognises that the majority of tenancies […]

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Regulation of Property Agents Report

Filed in Breaking News by on 19th July, 2019 0 Comments
Regulation of Property Agents Report

A report produced by a working group made up of industry and consumer experts and chaired by Lord Best has just been released. The report contains recommendations for government on a new regulatory framework for property agents. This report can be accessed by clicking here. The report and it’s recommendations will be of interest to […]

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