You may or may not know that since 2001 I have run an online information service for landlords (but also used by many agents and advisers) called Landlord Law.
The website address for most of its life was www.landlordlaw.co.uk.
In 2010 we moved to a new Landlord Law website. When it went live we moved the web address and all members over at the same time in a ‘big bang’ approach.
But it was a nightmare. There were so many problems, which I won’t go into, that when a few years ago it became apparent that we needed to move to a third website (due to the software which ran our old site becoming outdated and unsupported) I knew we could not go through that again.
So I decided to put the new site on a new domain, landlordlawservices.co.uk (Landlord Law Services Ltd being the company which now owns Landlord Law) and move people over gradually.
As it was a new build (built on WordPress this time, the old site was on Drupal) I also needed everyone to sign up to it and set up a new payment arrangement. So since 27 November last year, the two sites have been running concurrently.
However, as I write, the new site is some 11 months old and nearly all Landlord Law members have moved over. So it is time to switch the landlordlaw.co.uk domain name over.
My web developer is starting this process today and over the next few days, the landlordlaw.co.uk domain will be detached from the old site and then pointed at the new one.
The old site will still be ‘there’ (for the time being) for anyone who needs it and I provide links back to it from the new site.
This is the final part of our move to a new service. It will be good for Landlord Law to once again be situated at www.landlordlaw.co.uk.