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Finger on the pulse of property prices in Q1.

Kate Faulkner
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Designs on Property tracks and summarises the property indices. Kate Faulkner says, “The agent who is able to reassure the seller that they know exactly what’s happening in their local market is…

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How long should it take to fix a window?

Katrine Sporle
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"Was a damaged window frame the result of poor maintenance or was the window cleaning contractor being framed?" asks Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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Mindfulness in business

Adam Walker
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"Grant me just a single ‘if only’ and I would probably be a billionaire by now.” says Adam Walker, but let’s not drown in a sea of regret and disappointment about the…

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Conflict of interest

Katrine Sporle
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"Agreements, valuations and a conflict of interest – be careful where you stand when you are caught in the middle", says Katrine Sporle, The Property Ombudsman.

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Discrimination

Frances Burkinshaw
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When can we say “no” to applicants and when is it discrimination? Frances Burkinshaw cuts to the chase.

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Buy-to-let lenders

Adam Walker

"The world has gone mad, says Adam Walker, as a client (with a £7m portfolio) is asked by his buy-to-let lender how much he spent, each month, having his hair cut... "

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Fraudulent deposits

Katrine Sporle

"If a tenant pays by credit card, it should put the agent ‘on notice’ that the tenant could, potentially have affordability issues.”

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Modest rental inflation in 2017

The Negotiator
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UK rents rose by an average of 1.7% in December, HomeLet data reveals, after a year of relative stability. The average rent agreed on a new tenancy in December was £907, compared…

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