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Should The Property Sector Stop Resisting New Regulations?

There was once a time when a mere reference to the financial services industry was met with mistrust and scorn. The issues which arose from poor regulations within the financial sector have taken around 10 years to resolve. However, the era of rogue mortgage advisers has long gone, and the...

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What Next For The Tenant Fee Ban?

Those in the lettings sector will be well aware of the imminent ban on tenant fees but who is ready for the changes? The Act has made its journey through parliament, and will be implemented in England from 1st June, 2019. This means that now is the time for letting agents to finalise...

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Lettings Industry Faces More Regulation

The residential lettings industry in Britain is set to face even more reform after a new regulatory framework is to be set up. Heather Wheeler MP, the Housing Minister, announced at last months ARLA (Association of Residential Letting Agents) conference that more changes will be made to the...

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Inventory Reports - Why Looks Matter

We spend a lot of time looking at the content of an inventory report in our training course; Learn How To Produce Professional Property Reports however how the report 'looks' is just as important. Why? Because if the report appears disordered, if the information has not been checked for...

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Introducing 'How To' Property Information Videos

As part of our course Learn How To Produce Professional Property Reports we have produced our first series of videos on 'how to complete a report' on a new 2 bedroom flat. The video's look at each room individually; walking you through the reporting process, providing descriptions with...

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Garden Safety - Who Has The Duty Of Care?

A recent blog post has caught my eye as it relates directly to a template we have just added to the InventoryBase Template Library. The blog by @nearlylegal concerns the unfortunate accident of the tenant; Mrs R, who was mowing her front garden when she stepped backwards onto an inspection cover...

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Is your age an automatic barrier to becoming an inventory clerk?

I can be found most evenings with my iPhone or iPad in hand scrolling through and catching up on various posts and working my way through (amongst others) LinkedIn threads and discussions on any number of topics as there is always something to be learnt from the wider business community; doesn't...

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Fitness For Human Habitation (FFHH) - Are you service ready?

On the 20th December 2018 the Fitness For Human Habitation Bill received Royal Assent and is therefore now enshrined in law. There was a 3 month lead in period so as of 20th March 2019 this new legislation takes affect. Some background The Bill revives a clause which already exists in the...

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