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Paul Shamplina - Expert advice on dealing with bad tenants

Paul Shamplina, Brand Ambassador for Hamilton Fraser and Sean Hooker, Head of our Redress talk about what landlords and letting agents need to know about dealing with bad tenants in the second episode of the podcast series Landlords, lettings and deposits-expert advice from Hamilton Fraser.


What the podcast covers:

Paul and Sean discuss renting to bad tenants and what that actually means for landlords, including;


  • The actions a landlord can take in order to prevent a bad tenant

  • The issues that can arise from a bad tenant and the reasons why it is important to take steps before choosing your tenant

  • The importance of thoroughly referencing and carrying out a risk assessment

  • The reasons why right-to-rent checks are important in preventing a bad tenant

  • Why landlords may decide to evict a tenant and the importance of protecting deposits

  • The difference between a section 8 and a section 21 and how to seek legal advice depending on the circumstances

  • The steps a landlord can take if they are owed rent arrears


Listen now:



The risks of renting and the vital steps to take in order to prevent these risks:

If you are already in this situation and are having difficulties with your tenant, make sure you take the time to listen to our latest podcast.


Additional resources:

Download full podcast episode here



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