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July 15, 2018

Why do we all love an Underdog?

Why do we all love an Underdog?

Four weeks ago we saw the start of the FiFa World Cup in Russia. Today we witnessed the end of Wimbledon fortnight. What do these two sporting competitions have in common? There is always an Underdog or two – a team or individual that slips through into the qualifying rounds…

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July 12, 2018

What is Your Passion?

What is Your Passion?

There are so many books which discuss the importance of being motivated and how loving what you do in life means that you are not truly working for a living – Your are loving your living. Where does this “passion” and zest for a particular job or career come from?…

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July 5, 2018

The Future of the Private Rented Sector – How will this Fairytale end?

The Future of the Private Rented Sector – How will this Fairytale end?

As the Summer begins to unwind, so will Parliament. Both Houses will “Rise” on the 20th July and return on the 5th September. In the meantime we will ruminate over the latest announcement from the Secretary of State, James Brokenshire that tenancies should be an average of 3 years. The…

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June 18, 2018

World Cup Fever & Joy

World Cup Fever & Joy

Today we witnessed perhaps the most important game for the England Squad in the World Cup. It has only been a few days but the momentum has started and it is clear that there is a real sense of community and camaraderie on a global level. Yesterday Mexico did not…

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June 18, 2018

Gas Safety Certificate and Case Law will Impact Form 6A

Gas Safety Certificate and Case Law will Impact Form 6A

On the 8th February 2018, at an appeal hearing in front of His Honour Judge Luba in the Central London County Court, the Judge ruled that if a current gas safety certificate was not served on the Tenant BEFORE they took up occupation of a property then any Section 21…

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June 11, 2018

PROFESSIONAL RISK ASSOCIATED WITH PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS

PROFESSIONAL RISK ASSOCIATED  WITH PROPERTY PROFESSIONALS

Feedback from our client base over the last twelve months suggests property professionals have faced some of the most challenging trading conditions and are likely to experience continued uncertainty and turbulent times over the next twelve months. With new legislation such as GDPR, the lettings fee ban, mandatory CMP and…

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May 11, 2018

Gratitude When You Least expect it

It’s been an interesting few months for us which has been consumed by something called GDPR. We’ve been “working” on this for a while, making sure we are compliant and certain that everything we need to do is dealt with by the May 25th deadline. We spend hours, no days,…

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April 19, 2018

GDPR 2018 – What’s all the Hoo Ha about?

GDPR 2018 – What’s all the Hoo Ha about?

The story about Facebook selling off the personal data belonging to millions of their “friends” to Cambridge Analytica came at the right time for all those in the EU member states – well, not at the right time – it’s the irony. Here we are on the cusp of having…

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March 15, 2018

What can we learn from Stephen Hawking?

What can we learn from Stephen Hawking?

Professor Stephen Hawking was not only one of the most famous scientists on Earth but one of the most recognisable people in the World. What made him famous was not only the impact that he had on science, it was also the fact that he suffered from Motor Neurone Disease…

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March 11, 2018

Training Your Letting Agency Cannot Afford to be Without

Training Your Letting Agency Cannot Afford to be Without

Our course dates for 2018 were published just before Christmas. From the Core 5 Courses (Day to Day Lettings & Management, Block Management, Advanced property Management, Inventories, Deposits & Disputes, Legal lettings & Repossessions) to our New Workshops,  there is something for everyone. The 2 workshops will sit back to back…

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