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What’s gone wrong?

Frank Webster
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Our industry, says Frank Webster, has lost its sense of purpose, but as more regulation sweeps in, there is a chance to rediscover its purpose and create a respected profession.

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Damage limitation

Katrine Sporle
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While water from a leak flowed, driving the leaseholder potty, communication with the managing agent barely trickled,” says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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Landlord exodus

Nick Mann
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380,000 landlords plan to reduce their portfolios, says the NLA. Nick Mann, Associate at Seddons, reviews the potential impact.

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Containing the housing crisis

Jonathan Bulmer
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33 per cent of millennials will never be able to afford to own their home, so, says Jonathan Bulmer, MD, Cleveland Containers, let’s do something about it.

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Building business

The Negotiator
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As the residential property management sector continues to boom, it is clear that many more firms are now realising the value of franchising...

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Caveat Emptor

Sarah McGregor
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Anyone buying a home is told of the importance of having a detailed survey – but a question that I’m often asked is, says solicitor Sarah McGregor, “Is a survey really necessary?”

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Buy Land…

Alex Harrington-Griffin
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At a meeting this morning to discuss the topic for our next dinner event, we decided that the most interesting talks we’ve attended are where speakers have embedded this within their talk...

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Support charity – it’s good business!

Helen Ellis and Jenny Turner
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In any fast-paced industry, there is always time to give back to the local community, says Helen Ellis and Jenny Turner, Co-Directors of People and Culture at SDL Group.

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When Airbnb is subletting…

Ed John
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Letting a leasehold flat in South London on Airbnb was a breach of residential use in a lease. Ed John, Partner at Shoosmiths LLP reports.

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