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Lets News: Is it possible for landlords to make rent arrears a thing of the past?

As part of a series of articles offering advice and news for local landlords, Ahmed Khalil of Khalil Properties proposes a unique solution that will make rent arrears a thing of the past for landlords.

In an ideal world...
In an ideal world everything would run just as it should.
Tenants wouldn’t struggle to meet the rent, landlords would be paid every month without fail, fish would leap out of the streams onto our plates and Zayn would have never left One Direction.
In the meantime we just have to deal with things as they are.

Back in the real world rent arrears can be a very real problem
Try as we might, falling behind with rent happens.
Every landlord has to deal with it at some point. Even the preventative measure of setting up a standing order offers very little guarantees. Contracts can be broken – and I’m not still harping on about Zayn here.

So what can you do?
Do you make an exception? Should you allow the debt to accumulate in the hope that it will be paid at a later date? Do you deal with it informally? Or do you start the legal proceedings as soon as you can?

Section 8 Notices
A Section 8 Notice can be used by landlords to regain possession of a property that has fallen into rent arrears of more than two months. You theoretically only need to give the tenant 14 days’ notice but again there is no guarantee that everything will run just as it should.

Wouldn’t it be perfect...?
Wouldn’t it be perfect if all of this hassle and trouble could be taken away with a click of your magical heels?
Dealing with rent arrears is at best a hassle. At worst it can be downright unpleasant and stressful. 
How about if I offered to take away the prospect of ever having to deal with rent arrears? I would not charge you a management or an administrative fee. I’d also look after the day-to-day maintenance of your property. What’s more, on top of giving you a landlord’s life without rent arrears, I would also offer to guarantee you continual rent, regardless of whether your property was empty or occupied.
And I will start paying you this rent today (not when I first find you a tenant).
It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it?

Welcome to Khalil’s Rent Guarantee Scheme
Welcome to rent without arrears.
Welcome to hassle-free renting.
Welcome to your ideal world.

For more information about the Rent Guarantee Scheme call Ahmed Khalil on 01273 573960, visit Khalil Properties at 124 Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 3LG or find us online at www.khalilproperties.co.uk