Tuesday, 13 February 2018 18:52

New Paperwork For Existing Tenants Required

New Paperwork For Existing Tenants Required
At this months PDPLA members meeting we had a presentation on the regulatory changes that now mean that ALL landlords should: Ensure they have the necessary new paperwork in place even for tenants that they have had for years and Serve the relevant items now…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 12:02

Warning To Members - Fife Digs

Warning To Members - Fife Digs
In an earlier article, we quoted the example of Fife Digs and rooms contracted for 6 months being vacated after less than 3 months.  Unfortunately this was not a 'one-off' and we have had a number of members and at least one letting agent who…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:41

Helping the Homeless

Helping the Homeless
In last months newsletter we commented on the left over food from our Christmas party and how it was shared with homeless people on the streets of the city by several volunteer members who toured the city seeking them out. (And no, there have been…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 11:02

The Black Mould Blues

The Black Mould Blues
Last year, Chris from Alliance Remedial Supplies came to one of our meetings to talk about damp and mould and his talk was very well received. With that in in mind, and it being that time of year again, we have invited him back to…
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 10:28

Short term lets - Godsend or Disaster?

Short term lets - Godsend or Disaster?
Ever since the 1st of the new aircraft carriers arrived in Portsmouth we have seen a huge upswing in requests for accommodation for contractors working on the carriers or related infrastructure. Much of this has been very positive for our members but there have been…
Tuesday, 30 January 2018 10:06

Fact & Fiction - Property Investment Hype

Fact & Fiction - Property Investment Hype
National letting agent Leaders send all of its landlords a monthly newsletter and we were intrigued to see that this month, according to Leaders, Waterlooville is the ‘go to’ destination for property investors around the country, so we checked some of the claims with some…
Commercial Site Wanted in Milton/Eastney/Southsea
Many members know Lorna Eastwood from her time at PCC leading the HMO Licensing Team and other roles.  She was at our last members meeting and her 'Property Consultancy' service was mentioned by Alwin, but many will not know she is also a co-owner and…
Sunday, 31 December 2017 16:17

The Problem With Student Halls

The Problem With Student Halls
With so many new student blocks opening or being built around ‘Station Square’ (soon to be renamed 'Student Central') is it time that we stopped worrying about all the minor details and ask the big question – will these new halls kill small business in…
Local Landlords Continue to Help The Homeless
In addition to the fact that we already provide homes for nearly half of the population of Portsmouth*, local landlords once again raised money for the homeless and took direct action after our Christmas party, distributing the leftover food from the hotel to people in…
Portsmouth Additional (HMO) Licensing: Empty Houses, Student Halls, Rogues, Rubbish & Whatever Next?
At the recent meeting of the HMO Licensing Governance Board we learnt about the large number of empty properties currently in the city, the attempts to ensure student halls have to meet the same regulations as we do, enforcement action on another local letting agent…

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