The property industry is in a state of flux, with a number of new laws and legislation impacting on landlords and letting agents. Failure to keep up to speed with industry updates can be costly for landlords and letting agents alike.

With this in mind Hamilton Fraser’s latest property podcast featuring Eddie Hooker, CEO of award winning Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance and Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action and Brand Ambassador at Hamilton Fraser, are joined by special guest Tessa Shepperson, residential property lawyer and Managing Director of Landlord Law.

Tessa started Landlord Law, a website dedicated to providing landlords with information on their legal rights and obligations, back in 2001 and has been providing content and advice ever since. This includes Tessa’s popular ‘Landlord Law’ blog which keeps landlords informed of ever changing legislation, as well as her popular ‘Blog Clinic’ which addresses landlord or tenant legal issues.

In this podcast episode Eddie, Paul and Tessa talk all about the ‘residential laws of the land’, with a particular focus on government plans for landlords, the importance of using the right documentation, landlord redress and housing courts as well as what happens when landlords fail to protect deposits. They also ask Tessa for the best tips she can give to landlords in today’s industry and whether she thinks current laws help or hinder landlords?

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Wrapping up with their new closing question for 2019 Eddie and Paul ask Tessa; ‘If you could make one new property law what would it be?

You can also find out more information related to property industry legislative change in our latest guidance ‘Legislation for landlords: Everything you need to know’.

Missed the previous podcasts in the series? Don’t worry you can catch up with industry news here!

Previous guests include:

  • Tony Gimple, Founding Director of Less Tax 4 Landlords
  • Jeremy Leaf, Principal of Jeremy Leaf & Co Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents
  • Arden Hanley, Property Educator and HMO landlord
  • Sean Hooker, Head of the Property Redress Scheme
  • Kate Mutter-Bowen, Head of Tenancy Deposit Protection at mydeposits

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