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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Dealing with Bereavement

Our clients - letting agents, property managers, local authorities and housing associations deal with a whole range of situations when managing properties and liaising with tenants and landlords. The different job roles require different skill sets - diplomacy, listening, organisational, delegation, managerial, and so it goes on. At times there are very complex situations that one has to deal with, circumstances that require a empathetic and sympathetic. When a landlord or tenant passes away, it is often very difficult to navigate the through the emotion and focus on the “practical “ aspects in hand.

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