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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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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Banning Letting Agent & Landlord Fees Paid by Tenants

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 7th April, 2017 2 Comments
Banning Letting Agent & Landlord Fees Paid by Tenants

This Government consultation will impact Letting Agents and Landlords who charge their tenants fees. The government announced at the 2016 Autumn Statement that it would consult on introducing a ban on letting agent fees paid by tenants, to improve competition in the private rental market and give renters greater clarity and control over what they […]

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Free Landlord Tax Tutorials

Filed in Landlords by on 4th March, 2017 0 Comments
Free Landlord Tax Tutorials

A number of our members have said that they are finding it difficult to meet a tax adviser that is experienced in buy-to-let property investments. Despite featuring a number of tax accountants at our meetings, follow up one-to-one meetings have been difficult to arrange. The Landlord Union, with whom ALL Wessex have a strategic alliance, […]

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Incorporation, is it for you?

Filed in Landlords by on 22nd February, 2017 0 Comments
Incorporation, is it for you?

Incorporating a personally held buy-to-let portfolio into a Limited Company is a potential solution to the mortgage interest relief restrictions that for some landlords will cause major increases in their tax exposure. However, incorporation involves considerable costs and a degree of tax risk, and in many cases there are cheaper and easier solutions that can […]

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