How to make your Buy to Let Pay - To self-manage or Not?


Date: Friday 03-04-2020
Room: 2
Time: 13:45
Duration: 40
Cost: £0.00
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In this session Paul Shamplina – The Landlord’s Friend, star of Channel 5’s hit show ‘ Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords, Founder of Landlord Action and Brand Ambassador of Hamilton Fraser - will share his 28 years of experience of helping landlords. 

He will give you top tips on how to find a great tenant, to sustaining a tenancy, to finding the best letting agent, to avoiding pitfalls to updating you with all the latest legislation changes and update you on the Abolishment of Section 21 and Housing Court recommend, where he is currenly consulting the Government.

This fast moving / action packed seminar is not to be missed.

Speaker Profiles

Paul Shamplina

Paul Shamplina has spent over 28 years in the legal field helping landlords with problem tenants, with previous experience working as a clerk, private investigator, debt collector and certified bailiff.

In 1999, he set up Landlord Action to put this expertise to good use, specialising in fixed-fee property recovery and tenant eviction in England and Wales.  He has acquired a reputation as “The Landlord’s Friend” having co-written two books with fellow property expert, Kate Faulkner, to help landlords manage their properties.

A down to earth Londoner, Paul travels the country speaking, giving advice and carrying out regular seminars to landlords and letting agents. 

Paul believes passionately in the rights of landlords (and tenants where necessary), and campaigns tirelessly to improve standards throughout the private rented sector.  He was invited to give evidence to a cross-party Parliamentary Group on the private rented sector in relation to retaliation evictions as part of The Deregulation Act 2015.

As part of the ‘Fair Possessions Coalition, he has also been an active participant in government consultations on the topic of speeding up the eviction process, abolishing Section 21 evictions and housing court reforms and is also on the advisory council for the Property Investors Bureau to regulate the property education sector. Paul was particularly instrumental in the law which made squatting a criminal offence from September 2012.

Paul regularly appears in the national press, radio and television.  He has appeared in numerous productions including: BBC’s Breakfast, The One Show, ITV’s Tenants From Hell and Channel 4 News. Most recently, Paul and his team at Landlord Action have featured regularly in Channel Five’s hit series ‘Nightmare Tenants, Slum Landlords’ (2015 - present) and he has just started filming for the sixth series due to air in Spring 2020. Paul has also co-hosted the ‘The Property Hour’ with Clive Bull on LBC Radio, and regularly contributes his expert guidance on BBC Radio London’s Drivetime with Eddie Nestor.

Paul has featured in The Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent, Guardian and Daily Mail, as well as numerous other national, regional and local newspapers, offering expert advice and highlighting the plights and success stories within his field.  Reported success stories include Paul’s recovery of £90,000 rent arrears in a single case and seeing notorious serial subletting scammer, Rose Chimuka, brought to justice.