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Founder of Landlord Action in 1999, helping Landlords and Letting Agents deal with problem tenants, Regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, having dealt with over 35,000 cases.  He has acquired a reputation as “The Landlord’s Friend” and in 2015 co-wrote a book for landlords and is currently working on 2018 edition.  Regularly appears on TV and radio.  He appears on Channel 5’s hit series ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ currently filming a 4th series due out in 2018.  Paul also co-hosted the ‘The Property Hour’ with Clive Bull on LBC Radio.


Director and Brand Ambassador of Hamilton Fraser Insurance, owning brands My Deposits, The Property Redress Scheme, Client Money Protect and Total Landlord Insurance.


 

Top ten tips to legally evict your tenant

There are a number of reasons why a landlord may need to evict a tenant in order to reclaim their property – you may for example wish to renovate or sell up, or the tenant could be failing to pay the rent or mistreating your property. Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador at Hamilton Fraser landlord insurance and founder of Landlord Action, emphasises that, while no landlord wants to take action against a tenant, if you find yourself needing to take back possession of your property the secret to success is to act quickly and legally. The longer you wait to serve notice on a tenant, the more rent you stand to lose. So, what are the key legal issues you need to be aware of? Long before any future eviction, it is important to ensure that your tenancy is legally compliant. Failure to do so could hinder any attempt to evict...
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Calls to scrap direct payments as Panorama reveals rent arrears double for Universal Credit claimants

On Monday 12th November, BBCs latest Panorama investigation focused on the impact of the controversial Universal Credit, and most crucially the housing element. The programme revealed the extent of the rent arrears problem as a result of changes to the benefits system. Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, together with Mick Roberts, one of the UK’s largest Housing Benefit landlords, join other industry experts in calling on the government to act now and scrap direct payments to tenants of the housing element of Universal Credit, before the situation worsens. Under the old system, housing allowance was paid direct to councils or private landlords. Now, in order to mirror the world of work and encourage people to be more independent, Universal Credit (UC) payments are made direct to claimants. However, when combined with the cuts in benefits, tenants are under increasing financial pressure, evidenced by the 55% rise in evictions of...
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Paul Shamplina's Latest podcast

In the latest episode of Hamilton Fraser’s podcast series Paul Shamplina, Director at Hamilton Fraser and Eddie Hooker, CEO at Hamilton Fraser, are joined by the Principal of Jeremy Leaf & Co Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents, Jeremy Leaf. Jeremy has years of industry expertise, being a former RICS residential chairman, and started trading with Jeremy Leaf & Co in 1984. He has two offices in North and East Finchley. After bonding with Eddie over their mutual love for Arsenal Football Club, Jeremy, Paul and Eddie discuss whether you should buy or wait in the current climate, including top tips for first time buyers and where you can find the key property hotspots. They also discuss uncertainty in the market surrounding Brexit and how this may influence overseas investors. Jeremy also answers the £1m question on where he would invest this money in the property market Click here to listen...
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Latest podcast ‘Zero to Hero’ – Landlord Story

  Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action, joins forces with industry specialist Hamilton Fraser for a series of monthly podcasts with practical tips for landlords and letting agents on how to better manage the renting process. Hamilton Fraser have over 20 years’ experience and are behind some of the private rented sector’s most well-known brands including the tenancy deposit protection scheme mydeposits, the Property Redress Scheme and Client Money Protect. Latest podcast ‘Zero to Hero’ – Landlord Story   In the latest podcast in the series, Paul and Eddie are joined by property educator, investor and landlord, Arden Hanley who discusses his ‘Zero to Hero’ story. Arden talks about how he started out as a landlord, how he operates and the top tips you should consider when becoming a portfolio landlord. As always, Paul and Eddie take a look at sector news, including ‘how to’ guides, three-year tenancies and the call for...
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