Landlords, lettings and deposits – The Evolution of Deposit Alternatives


    Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action and CEO of Hamilton Fraser, Eddie Hooker, joined by special guests and Co-Founders of Ome, Matt Hooker and Nick Hamatsos.

    Hamilton Fraser’s property podcast is back for 2020, helping to provide support and guidance to landlords and agents in the private rented sector. With years of experience in the sector, Eddie Hooker, CEO of award winning Hamilton Fraser Total Landlord Insurance and Paul Shamplina, Founder of Landlord Action and Brand Ambassador at Hamilton Fraser, discuss breaking news and key sector topics with special industry guests. 

    In the latest episode, Eddie and Paul are joined by the Co-Founders of deposit replacement scheme, Ome, Matt Hooker and Nick Hamatsos, to discuss a new type of deposit scheme which is helping to expand choice within the market.

    Focusing on the expanding evolution of deposit alternatives in the private rented sector, Matt and Nick discuss the advantages that deposit replacement schemes can have for landlords, as well as the importance of facilitating market choice and transparency. In addition, they explain how the introduction of deposit replacement schemes can support the changing needs and requirements of tenants in 2020’s rental landscape. 

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    Eddie and Paul also discuss recent conversations in the private rented sector surrounding, deposit replacements, deposit loans, and the idea of a lifetime deposit. They also touch on industry breaking industry news, including the banning of section 21 and how this could lead to greater court delays, encouragement for landlords to accept tenants with pets and the current confidence in the market.

    Finally, as a closing question for 2020, Eddie asks Matt, Nick and Paul, ‘Who would your dream co-tenant be, and why?’ Find out their answers, and see if you agree with their choices!

    Don’t forget to listen out for brand new episodes of Hamilton Fraser’s property podcast this year with new special industry guests! 

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

    Previous guests include:

    • Sean Hooker, Head of Redress at the Property Redress Scheme
    • Kate Faulkner,market analyst, commentator and co-author of ‘The Landlord’s Friend’
    • Tessa Shepperson, residential property lawyer and Managing Director of Landlord Law
    • Tony Gimple, Founding Director of Less Tax 4 Landlords

    Jeremy Leaf, Principal of Jeremy Leaf & CoChartered Surveyors and Estate Agents


    1. It all sounds great and I shall be interested to see the outcome. My only worry is how long before the cost of this is transferred to the landlord. Lets face it tenants are incapable of doing for themselves what the rest of us have to do in the real world as far as government legislation is concerned.

    2. Interesting listening. Keep in mind when I might need a new tenant. Paul Shamplina always direct and accurate. Peter Meehan.


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