The Role of the Strategist

Being a business person isn’t easy and being a business person when your focus tends to be your Passion is even harder. Take chefs and fashion designers as an example. Their creativity is sparked by their love for what they do - creating a new recipe and designing a spectacular gown is far more rewarding for them than running the numbers, setting targets, putting together projections for a five year business plan.

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Ministry of Housing opens Consultation re the Abolition of the Section 21 Notice

Now more than ever you should take the time to add your opinions to a Government Consultation. If you don’t have time or you think your voice won’t be heard, then think again. Anyone who has a vested interest in housing - Private Landlords - corporate or buy-to-let, Housing Associations, Local Authorities, Letting Agents, Estate Agents, Landowners, Investors, Landlord Associations, Tenant Associations - understand what this change means for the housing sector.

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An Evening with Landlords

Just over a week ago we were invited to attend a landlord event organised by Peter Greenwood and his team. Peter runs a lettings and sales agency, Greenwoods in Kingston-Upon-Thames and after 7 years of trading organised a “Thank the Landlords” evening which included bringing landlords present up to date on what is happening in the Private Rented Sector. As an observer, it was wonderful to see the interaction between the Greenwood team and the landlords - it is obvious that the landlords are benefitting from the personal relationship that Peter and his team offer. 

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Summer Breeze Makes Us Feel Fine

Across Europe, mainly because of the heat, schools close much earlier and then “businesses” seem to start closing down, especially during the month of August. An Italian client of ours asked whether this is the same in the UK because in Italy holiday allowance is saved up and a lot of the Italian work force makes its way to the coast. In the UK things might slow down, dictated of course, by the school terms, but businesses do not really “stop”. Apparently Rome is empty during the month of August except for tourists who are brave enough to tolerate the midday sun!

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Regulation of the Property Industry - No Need to Panic

Today we received a spike in the number of calls we usually have; it’s not an unusual occurrence because are a customer facing organisation who supports their membership with advice, guidance and help in any matters relating to Landlord, Tenant, and the Agency world . What caused the spike today’s announcement that the findings of ROPA (Regulation of Property Agents) presented to the Housing Minister on Monday, that the Private Rented Sector should be regulated

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