LandlordZONE®, the UK’s largest landlord property information website, has announced a formal partnership arrangement with the Hamilton Fraser Group. Hamilton Fraser provide a variety of services such as legal support, insurance, client money and deposit protection and redress for landlords, tenants and letting agents. The partnership is intended to consolidate the success of LandlordZONE® and to aid its future growth.
Founded in 1999 by Tom Entwistle, LandlordZONE® is a free open access website providing articles, legal up-dates, landlord guides and daily news for landlords and agents involved in the private rental sector – both novice and experienced.
Its landlord focused website has become one of the most visited in the UK with 2.5 million visits per annum. In addition it has a subscriber base of over 130,000 members, and a forum which handles hundreds of Q&As per week.
LandlordZONE® has partnered with Hamilton Fraser in order to continue to grow its position as one of the leading online landlord resources. Hamilton Fraser’s in-depth knowledge of the private rented sector, delivered through a range of services, is a natural fit which will offer LandlordZONE® additional resources to further grow its audience and reach.
As a residential and commercial landlord with over 40 years’ experience of the industry, Tom Entwistle founder and editor of LandlordZONE® is excited by the development. Commenting on the partnership with Hamilton Fraser, he says:
“Our primary aim has always been to help new and experienced landlords increase their income by understanding their obligations, so they can run successful and compliant property investments. We do this by providing a wealth of information for landlords, letting agents and other property professionals and this has seen the site grow from strength to strength.
We now feel that in order to continue to grow the level of service we provide to our readership, advertisers and sponsors, we would benefit from additional support. Hamilton Fraser has the industry knowledge, experience, resources and ethos to help us whilst ensuring LandlordZONE®maintains its editorial independence.”
Eddie Hooker, CEO of Hamilton Fraser added
“I have known Tom and LandlordZONE® for many years and have always admired and respected what he has achieved with his website. Like many landlords and agents I regularly receive interesting and informative emails from LandlordZONE® which helps keep me up to date with trends and information relating to the sector.
“We want to help maintain and improve the site’s approach to news, ensure its continued independence, whilst also increasing Hamilton Fraser’s distribution opportunities to help the sector continue its drive in improving standards through our products and services in insurance, client money and deposit protection and the provision of external redress and legal support.”
About Hamilton Fraser
Founded in 1996, the Hamilton Fraser Group provides insurance, client money protection and the provision of external redress and legal support to the private rental sector.
Historically a specialist insurance broker, the Group has grown to include a law firm regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, as well as redress, dispute management and tenant referencing services.
Acknowledged experts in the sector, Hamilton Fraser also jointly own and operate one of the three UK tenancy deposit protection solutions (Mydeposits) for landlords, letting agents and tenants.
They engage tirelessly with Government, landlords and letting agents to raise knowledge and standards in the sector.
In addition, they provide specialist insurance and redress services to the aesthetic and cosmetic sector.