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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.
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Is Evicting a Tenant a Thing of the Past for Private Landlords?

On Friday 28th August (bank holiday weekend) Government announced major changes to the eviction process for private landlords in England which have left many landlords asking: “Will I ever get rid of my bad tenant?”

By 9 min read
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Homeowners & Landlords Given Head Start in Green Homes Grant Scheme

We don’t need our tenants to be on benefits this is available to all and the landlord will control the application – very good news.

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Are Voids Always an Issue with HMOs?

“Are voids always an issue with HMO’s? What would one estimate average monthly voids for HMO’s?” I often take part in discussions in face book property groups and very often they begin with a question from a new landlord or a person who is hoping to become a landlord or “get into property” via rent […]

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How Do I Evict a Bad Tenant?

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 […]

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Covid-19 Will You Survive the Aftershocks? Part 2

On the road to recovery:

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COVID-19 Will You Survive the Aftershocks? Part 1

I am focusing on the impact to property investors while at the same time acknowledging the dreadful loss of lives and heartache that many people will be dealing with. “History shows that there are two things we can be sure of when it comes to financial crises: there will be another one, and the next […]

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Will Landlords Survive Covid-19?

 “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 […]

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