The Landlord Association's website reaches peak visitorship amid growing 'problem tenants'

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By Landlord Expert June 1, 2012 11:15

The Landlord Association website had its biggest ever visitorship from landlords in May. LandlordExpert.co.uk, the UK's number 1 information website for landlords, was used by more than 60,000 UK landlords during the month of May.

Membership Manager for The Landlord Association, Richard Harber, commented on the recent boom in traffic. "We have noticed a huge increase in the number of landlords using the website since the start of 2012. We have averaged 50,000 unique visits almost every month, reaching the current peak of 60,000 in May. We put this down to many factors. But the main 'crier à l'aide' is with problem tenants. In this economy it is no surprise that rental payments are going unpaid and so landlords realise they need to take action to either recover the funds and/or to seek possession of the property".

Launched in 2005, The Landlord Association became the very first national, free association for landlords. The goal was to get all of the information and resources that a landlord needed onto one easy to use website. Now with more than 35,000 members and growing rapidly, The Landlord Association is proving to be a revelation in the industry.

Mr Harber adds that "Operating as a landlord in the UK can be a very hard learning curve if you don't seek the right information and help from the start. Here at The Landlord Association we try to make sure that our landlords are well looked after in terms of the documents they need and the direction they are given in order to do their jobs more efficiently and most importantly, legally".

"In recent months we have noticed a big increase in landlords seeking legal assistance with tenants not paying rent etc. In fact, since January this year, more than 2,500 cases [on average] every month have reached the stage where a solicitor is needed. In response to this, we have assembled a panel of specialist landlord/tenant solicitors for every region of the UK. What landlords may not realise is that very often the cost for litigation through a solicitor can be very inexpensive - certainly when compared with the alternative".

To view The Landlord Association's Panel of Solicitors and to find a regional firm using the new interactive map, simply click here or visit the LandlordExpert.co.uk homepage for more details.

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By Landlord Expert June 1, 2012 11:15

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