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Landlord Law Blog roundup from 19 March

Reading booksA good week.  We launched Tom’s new book How to Win Deposit Disputes’ and loads of you went and bought it.

We were particularly pleased to see how many of you bought the Novice Guide / Deposit claim combo, so we have kept that.  If you buy the Deposit book now you can get Novice at a 25% discount.

I have also been setting up the membership software on my School for Landlords site.  Which has been a bit challenging at times, but I think I am getting there.  You can take a look here.

If you have any suggestions for courses and do it yourself guides, let me know.

But what happened on the blog?

Monday

A new boook ‘How to Win Deposit Disputes’ and how it can help YOU

This post just introduces the book and explains why it is needed and how it can help landlords.  Find out for yourself here …

Can periodic tenants give just four days notice if there is a section 21 notice?

A readers question this one.  With a few interesting comments.  Take a look here …

Tuesday

Seven benefits of using a really good letting agent

Some agent readers have accused me of ‘agent bashing’ so this is to redress the balance.  Take a look and see how a great agent can help you, here …

Do you know how to win  deposit disputes?

This is a short video from Tom about deposit disputes and his new book.   Take a look at it here …

Wednesday

Must the landlord cancel a possession notice if the rent arrears are paid?

A blog clinic question from Michael who seeks advice on the eviction procedure.  See what I thought about it here …

Ben Reeve Lewis reviews ‘How to Win Deposit Disputes’

Ben casts his beady eye over Toms book and is minded to be favourable.  See what he had to say about it here …

Thursday

An Olympic scam?

This is about a call I had from a lady whose property was being advertised for Olympic accomodation without her consent.  This post attracted some great comments.  Take a look at them here …

Friday

Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #51

Ben is feeling decidedly miffed this week. He went to see his doctor and got an unexpected and unwelcome diagnosis.  He also had a few things to say about the housing news.  Read all about it here …

 

Further reading

  • You can find out more about Tom’s book here
  • This article in the Guardian is very enlightening about how much the governments new squatting law is going to cost us – it could wipe out ALL the savings!
  • Here is a notification from ARLA about changes in HSE legislation regarding the control of legionnaires disease
  • You can take a peek at the developments I am doing on my School for Landlords site here (and sign up for the free course)

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About the author

Tessa Shepperson Tessa is a lawyer specialising in residential landlord and tenant law. She runs the Landlord Law website (now in its 12th year) and is also a director of Easy Law Training Ltd and Your Law Store. When not working she enjoys reading, cooking and messing around on the computer. You can also find her on Google

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