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Update on Leasehold Reform

By Bernie Wales / 5th July 2018 / 0 Comments

The relatively new Housing Secretary; James Brokenshire has asked the Law Commission to review the laws which allow leaseholders to manage their own buildings. The legislation on Right to Manage [RTM] is meant to give leaseholders the power to stop abuse from rogue freeholders and their agents, by allowing most leaseholders to take over the…

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Regulation for Managing Agents

By Bernie Wales / 6th April 2018 / 0 Comments

Way back in 2002, and in response to the then Government’s consultation ‘Improving the standard of residential leasehold management’, the Leasehold Advisory Service; LEASE said: “From research, elsewhere (France and Australia) it is clear that a licensing system is fully achievable, acceptable by the industry and effective in regulation of standards. It is clear that…

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Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes – FCA PS13/3

By Bernie Wales / 18th February 2014 / 0 Comments

In the property investment world, by far the biggest talking point throughout January was FCA PS13/3 – the latest Policy Statement relating to Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes.  To the outside world it’s a great cure for insomnia, but it sent many property investors into a panic. There were even webinars and articles entitled “RIP  Joint…

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Property Showcase – Ask the Expert – Property Search TV

By Bernie Wales / 11th December 2013 / 0 Comments

Scroll down to see Bernie’s TV debut Property Showcase is a new television programme brought you from the people at Property Search TV (, who are pioneering a new way of renting, letting, buying and selling property using television and film (see below).  You can see the programme at 6:30pm on Monday evenings on Showcase…

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