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Landlord Insider

On the Landlord Insider blog, you’ll find some excellent resources for landlords of all sizes. From the latest landlord news, to professional advice, tips and guides for landlords, there’s something for everyone. Brought to you by the excellent team behind the Landlord Vision property management software.

Author: Mary Latham

Mary has been a self-managing landlord since 1972 and until July 2018 she was the West Midlands Regional Representative for the NLA. Over the years Mary has been consulted by government, local authorities and other groups within the housing industry and is well known for her in-depth knowledge of legislation and regulation. She continues to run regular landlord accreditation seminars on behalf of local authorities. Mary regularly contributes to the Landlord Vision newsletter and blog providing our readers with valuable, down to earth and realistic insights into the key issues that keep landlords awake at night.
Mary Latham

How Do I Evict a Bad Tenant?

Rent, Eviction and other assorted bad economic news headlines

One of the many unfortunate consequences of Lockdown has been an increase in both Anti Social Behaviour and rent arrears in private rented property. Most of us realised early on that some tenants would struggle to pay their rent and that some tenants would take the opportunity to withhold rent despite the fact that they were getting financial support and could have paid.

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Will Landlords Survive Covid-19?

House surrounded by virus

 “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference”.  – Reinhold Niebuhr

When the crisis passes, and it will, we will all need to pick up the pieces and put our businesses back together.  There are some things that we can do to prevent unnecessary problems and some things which must be accepted but which we need to be aware of.  I have been renting property in England since 1972. I have survived 18% interest rates, properties trashed by tenants, huge rent arrears, changes in demand for different types of property, economic crashes, increases in competition, serious health issues, increased regulation and legislation ……. And I am going to survive Covid-19!

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