What lovely weather we have been having!
I went down to London on Friday for one of my quarterly Property Redress Scheme Council Meetings on a glorious day – I enjoyed two lovely ‘top of the bus’ journeys from Liverpool St to Westminster, there and back.
As the Chair of the Council is Lord Palmer, a life peer, he was able to get us a room at the House of Lords for our meeting (pictured). It was a good meeting – the Scheme is doing very well indeed with numbers far up on what was originally anticipated.
The scheme is aimed particularly at the smaller agents and property managers – if this is you and you have not registered with a property redress scheme yet, you should take a look at their website now.
But what happened on the blog?
I have had this book for a while and have only just got around to doing the review. See what I had to say about it here …
A short plug for my weekly tips emails. Find out more here …
A quick summary of some of the recent regulation changes regarding letting agents fees and transparency. Take a look at them here …
This is a blog clinic question where a tenant asks what questions he should ask his prospective landlord before signing up. See what they are here …
Ben is a bit cream crackered this week what with his gyppy tum and all. See what he had to say about it here …
The further reading this week is mostly on the budget
- Vanessa starts up a lively debate on Property Tribes
- Key headlines and reader reactions from Property 118
- The BBC looks at landlords losing their tax breaks
- The FT warns that budget proposals on social rents could push Housing Associations into crisis
- The Telegraph explains why the proposals are bad
- Shelter consider the Chancellors proposed planning reforms
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