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Pro-regulation Labour veteran takes over industry body leadership

The Property Institute - a body for the residential property management sector - has announced the appointment of a Labour baroness as its new chair.

Baroness Dianne Hayter - who is 74 - was the General Secretary of the left-leaning Fabian Society between 1976 and 1982 and Chief Executive of the European Parliamentary Labour Party during 1990 to 1996. 

She sat on Labour's powerful National Executive Committee from 1998 to 2010 and chaired it in 2007–08.


She has also held senior positions in consumer affairs, including chairing the Property Standards Board, the Property Agents Code of Conduct Working Group and the government’s advisory group on Client Money Protection.

The Baroness says: “Getting residential property management right is key both for residents and landlords, but also for the professionals entrusted with managing this complex but vital service.  

“The Property Institute is in a strong position, supporting agents and thus consumers alike. All such agents should be professional, trained and qualified to a high standard.  This is the objective I share with the TPI.”

TPI Chief Executive, Andrew Bulmer adds: "This is exactly the right appointment at exactly the right time as The Property Institute supports our industry to grow and change for the better.”


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