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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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What makes a good estate agent?

Russell Jervis
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Russell Jervis, MD, estate agency division at Spicerhaart, is often asked for career advice. Here he shares his ‘five principles for success’.

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The tenant fees debacle

Carl Burgess
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The ban on tenant fees is, says Carl Burgess, Director at Winkworth Shepherd’s Bush, detrimental to those the Government is actually trying to help.

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Gazumping and the Government

Louise Jefferies
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Being gazumped is a worrying prospect for homebuyers, so many will be reassured by government plans to curtail it. However says Louise Jefferies, Director of Business Development at SDL Group, the measures…

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New rules to reform leasehold

Nick Faulkner
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As the Government introduces a raft of new measures, designed to reform the leasehold system, Nick Faulkner, Managing Director, SDL Property Partners believes these regulations can’t come soon enough.

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The Periodic Tenancy

Marc von Grundherr
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Landlords beware, says Marc von Grundherr, Lettings Director at Benham & Reeves Residential Lettings, when a student tenancy goes ‘periodic’ the students don’t have to pay Council Tax – but the landlord…

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Online agents – the missing link

Scott Garner
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A new report by Rix & Kay solicitors, suggests that traditional estate agents have to step in to support clients who have chosen to be represented by online estate agents to ensure…

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The entrepreneurial spirit

Paul Gratton
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To be a great entrepreneur, says Paul Gratton, CEO, SDL Group, you need passion, in-depth knowledge and determination to turn your idea into a success.

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