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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Renters Reform Bill released!!

Filed in Breaking News, Landlords by on 15th May, 2023 0 Comments
Renters Reform Bill released!!

Details of the delayed Renters Reform Bill have now been published. The Renters Reform Bill is introduced by Government in this link (click here). Feel free to leave your comments on the ALL Wessex facebook page. In summary: The Renters (Reform) Bill is intended to improve the system for both the 11 million private renters […]

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Petition – Save Bristol Harbour Community

Filed in Landlords by on 9th February, 2023 0 Comments
Petition – Save Bristol Harbour Community

“Mooring and operational costs in Bristol Harbour are due to be increased by BCC in April, affecting residential and commercial boat owners. Not directly related to the Private Rented Sector, however, as landlords we are continually being criticised for increasing rental fees and resistance to rent controls, I felt this BBC News extract was an […]

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Looking Forward……….

Filed in Landlords by on 12th July, 2021 0 Comments
Looking Forward……….

From Rob Crawford, Chairman for the Association of Local Landlords (Wessex) 12th July 2021 It’s been some time now since we held our last members meeting in January 2020.  We hope that you have managed to negotiate yourselves positively through these challenging times, without any significant detriment to you rental business. Once we have received […]

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Bristol Additional & Selective Licensing Consultation

Filed in Breaking News, Bristol, Landlords by on 18th March, 2021 0 Comments
Bristol Additional & Selective Licensing Consultation

Bristol City Council (BCC) have recently announced their intention to introduce additional and selective licensing in the Brislington West, Bedminster and Horfield areas. The consultation impacts properties let as small HMO’s (occupied by three or more unrelated tenants living together and sharing facilities) and properties occupied by one or two tenants or a family that […]

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Easing of External Wall System Fire Safety Checks

Filed in Landlords by on 13th November, 2020 0 Comments
Easing of External Wall System Fire Safety Checks

External Wall System Fire Safety Checks 17 November 2020 update – since writing this news article both the Government and RICS have eased the requirement of the EWS1 form assessment. In summary, unless the property has cladding, there is now no need for an EWS1 certificate. However, mortgage lenders are criticising this easement and may […]

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Possession and Eviction in the Covid-19 Environment!

Filed in Bath, Bristol, Landlords by on 26th March, 2020 1 Comment
Possession and Eviction in the Covid-19 Environment!

Updated 23rd Sept 2020 If you are one of the unfortunate landlords with tenants who you wish to seek possession from due to rent arrears or anti-social behaviour, We strongly sympathise with you. The process is now quite complicated and subject to change to suit the perceived requirements of the Covid-19 environment. The new regulations […]

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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. News 5 June 2020 ref extension of eviction ban: After weeks of pressure from tenant campaigning groups to extend the […]

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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 3 Comments
New tougher electrical safety standards to protect private tenants

Update 1 June 2020 – Guidelines for Landlords, Tenants and Local Authorities on the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 have today been released. Click here for a copy of the Guidelines. Point to note if you already have an Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR): “The 18th edition of […]

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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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