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Protecting the PRS

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The Government chose April Fools’ Day to announce stricter regulations for letting and managing agents – but, says Jeremy Leaf, it’s being taken very seriously.

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Regulation & Law

Lock up your data!

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is imminent – the new regulations come into force on 25th May. Workshops are filling up, consultants’ diaries are blocked out, yet, says, Andrea Kirkby, some…

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Restrictive covenants

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We need and want more new homes, but, says Kate Turnham, restrictive covenants can delay or even block development – and dealing with them can be expensive.

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GDPR: Just shred it?

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2018’s big concern is a data breach, but, says Mark Harper, having a policy for shredding both paper and digital data, will decrease the risk of non-compliance with GDPR.

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Listed buildings

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There are 400,000 buildings on the Historic England List so many estate agents will encounter them on a regular basis, but, says Rob Desbruslais, how much do you actually know about the…

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Leaseholds banned on new houses

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It was a long time coming, says Matthew Tebbot, Associate in the Residential Property Team at Wedlake Bell LLP, but the unfair practices are to be outlawed.

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