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Regulation & Law

Lost property

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Landlords can, in extreme circumstances, forfeit long residential leases, leaving the owner homeless and the landlord with a valuable windfall. Property lawyer, Jeremy Stephen, considers a recent case.

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Get the Facebook message

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Go back ten years, says Nelly Berova, agents would call or email their clients to move a deal forward. Now, we see a massive shift to a different method. As this shift…

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Agencies & People

Policing property

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Agents do suffer criticism and in some cases it may be justified. But the industry does self-police more effectively than some believe, as Joanne Christie found out.

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Products & Services

It pays to be well-connected

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Utility suppliers have become very interested in estate and letting agencies as a route to market, and for the agent, that can mean a new revenue stream and less moving hassle. Lisa…

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Regulation & Law

Sleepwalking into disaster

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As new HMO rules affect 100,000 homes, Richard Lambert, CEO of the NLA, says, “This is an unacceptable failing on the part of the MHCLG, which should have ensured all local authorities…

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Regulation & Law

Tenant trouble

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Problem tenants are only a small minority, says Andrea Kirkby, but they can cause a huge amount of trouble for a landlord and letting agent.

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