Most of the blogs on our site are written in the third person with no specific personal reference in mind. This blog is different as it comes from a place where personal experience and a background in education is brought to the fore. Training/teaching the delivery of - is as a natural as breathing for me. It’s been part of my adult life for a little over 30 years. From being a newly qualified teacher working with 11 to 18 year olds in a secondary school to leaving the profession as a Head of Sixth Form and the challenging transition into the private rented sector, my place of Zen has always been the classroom. Creating a safe, comfortable and fun environment for people to learn in, interact and want to come back to, is really not like hard work.Read More
This week saw the start of a new school term for many children across the UK - some will be new to school life, some will move to a bigger establishment, some will move into a different year group. There will be excitement, trepidation, nerves, tears - feelings not just experienced by the children but by parents too. Six weeks of summer holidays have disappeared which means for most parents a new autumn routine which includes, of course, back to work.Read More
We communicate in a variety of different ways - words, actions, signs, silence, body language, - all communication is important to us. Yet it appears to be the spoken and written word that is crucial across so many cultures, the emphasis of both is so much more powerful, especially with the advent of the digital age. Whether through a video message or twitter feed, words can create havoc, despair, dialogue, laughter and start trends. Even though the old adage states that actions are stronger than words, “The pen and the written word wield a great deal of power.”Read More
As England has been getting used to the Tenant Fee Ban over the last few months, In Wales the fee ban comes into force on 1 September, with some key differences. Unlike England, there is no cap on the security deposit, one very major difference given the amount of work English agents are having to do in relation to security deposits.
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.Read More
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.Read More