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Under scrutiny

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The need to ensure that anti-money laundering checks are carried out to the letter has never been greater. Richard Reed consults some experts in the field.

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Regulation & Law

Friendly fire

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Nigel Lewis looks at how the lettings industry is under attack from the most unlikely quarter – a Conservative government.

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Regulation & Law

The green disaster

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Well-meaning regulation to cut the carbon footprint of homes, rented or owned, is a looming catastrophe for the property industry, says Nigel Lewis.

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Regulation & Law

Beware the boiler ban

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From 2026 you won’t be able to replace your fossil-fuel boiler if you are off the gas grid, says Richard Reed, and that could have a big impact on house prices.

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Regulation & Law

VAT madness

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We all dutifully (pun intended) pay it, but how often do we question it? Adam Walker thinks the VAT rulebook should be rewritten.

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Regulation & Law

Size matters

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Business analyst Adam Walker asks if the odds are too stacked against smaller letting agents, when it comes to compliance and avoidance of crippling fines.

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Regulation & Law

Big fish, little fish…

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Nigel Lewis articulates a growing trend we’re witnessing in our industry – the growth of large groups by acquisition.

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