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Consisting of contributions from our Associated Writers, Industry Views covers a wide range of opinions on topics affecting the UK’s estate and letting agents. Join the debate by logging-in and leaving a comment.

Industry Views

A new twist on the right to buy

By Colin Shairp

Competition is hot among home buyers in my part of...

The interest rate warning bell has been rung

By Michael Robson

When Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, recently...

Spicerhaart whistleblower: OTM

An interesting point of view from a young sales negotiator...

Property Natter: The rise of agent-rating websites

By Nat Daniels

The rising phenomenon of agent-rating and review websites is a...

A financial crisis refresher course?

By Sue Foxley

In case we didn’t learn the lesson last time around,...

Landlords' plans will change in wake of tax relief cut

By John Fisher

Wednesday’s budget proved a grim viewing for those who have...

Summer Budget's fiddly tax changes well worth a second glance

By Eddie Goldsmith

This week the Chancellor, George Osborne, delivered the first Conservative...

A breath of fresh Airbnb

By Graham Norwood

Two interesting developments in the past week have shown how...

Crowded house: are you super vigilant?

By Simon Duce

I don't think there is one person in lettings and...

How to ride the digital wave legally and fairly

By Rachel Haymes

The internet and rapidly evolving digital landscape has revolutionised the...

Heard the one about the shy estate agent?

By Colin Shairp

What do we actually do as estate agents to serve...

Deregulation Act: Agents in the know stand out

By Richard Price

After the passing of the Deregulation Act deposits deadline this...

As much as I enjoy a lock-in, this lock-out looks promising!

By Rob Hailstone

In my recent article, ‘Is Gazeal for Real?’ I reported...

Why 2015 is the year of the lender

By Eddie Goldsmith

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has embarked on a mission to...

Property Natter: Agents, target your websites better!

By Nat Daniels

OK, you’re being spoilt. This column is now going to...

Let’s get our act together

By Graham Norwood

This month has marked a real change in the way...

Society’s Golden Ratio

By Simon Shinerock

As estate agents, business people and just plain people for...

Can we panic yet?

By Sue Foxley

When do we really start to worry about rising rents...

Could cross-party support solve supply conundrum?

By Rob Clifford

Given that I wrote my last article on the day...

Property Natter: Networking, teamwork and a fake England captain

By Nat Daniels

Hello and welcome to my brand new blog! Every month...

It's time for OTM to drop the exclusivity rule

By Simon Shinerock

Yesterday we heard about the letter from the CMA warning...

It’s time to consign sole agencies to history

By Simon Shinerock

This publication recently reported on Russell Quirk's latest attempt to...

Fee disclosure: Are you ready for an inspection?

By Sean Hooker

Earlier this week we passed the official deadline for letting agents...

Veyo: Let’s celebrate this birth

By Rob Hailstone

So spring has sprung and the Hare is on the...

Reaction: The Immigration Bill and immigration checks

By Simon Duce

"Stop right there. Hands above your head. Don't move. Mavis,...

Oh no, not another complaint...

By Graham Norwood

OK, you’ve had your fun. Now let’s leave the regulators...

Landlords must register old tenancy deposits – now!

By Rachel Haymes

In 2007, the government introduced a compulsory deposit protection scheme...

Letter from the Publisher: Are brownfield sites the solution to the UK’s housing shortage?

By EAT & LAT Team

There has been much debate in recent years about Britain’s...

A comfy seat at the table

By Sue Foxley

This week RICS reported a further drop in the number...

A victory V sign to the housing sector?

By Colin Shairp

The Conservatives’ election victory came as a surprise, so much...

Introducing the ‘Poldark Effect’

By Eddie Goldsmith

Poldark, a period drama recently on the BBC, has inspired...

The voters have spoken – with confidence

A little over four weeks ago I was here musing...

Over the next five years, let’s talk - but not to ourselves

By Graham Norwood

So, a sigh of relief.  Most agents will be pleased with...

The spotlight on our sector will not diminish, despite the result of the election

By Rob Clifford

I write this article on the day of the General...

Do estate agents use undue influence?

By Rob Hailstone

The issue of some estate agents insisting that buyers and/or...

Letter from the Publisher: Why it’s harsh to blame gentrification on Foxtons

By EAT & LAT Team

Gentrification is a divisive, provocative issue, but why are estate...

Technology is arming high street agents in the online battleground

By Trevor Youens

The presupposed notion still exists that new online agents are...

'One million landlords exit the PRS' - the headline you don’t want to read

By Simon Shinerock

Ian Wilson, the head of Martin & Co, recently threw...

Letter from the Publisher – What are the challenger parties saying about housing?

By EAT & LAT Team

With another hung parliament looking increasingly likely, the so-called ‘challenger...

Agents must differentiate in an ultra competitive market

By Rob Clifford

No agent reading this will be under any illusions that...

Is Gazeal for real?

By Rob Hailstone

“More than 1 in 3 agreed property deals in England...

MPs and their own housing policy

By Graham Norwood

It is to the credit of our political parties -...

Will the surge of buy-to-let boom or bust?

By Rachel Haymes

Under new pension freedom reforms, people aged 55 and over...

Valuing the flat above the Girl Band

By Steve Lucas

About ten years ago, I was working as the branch...

Agents must differentiate in an ultra competitive market

By Rob Clifford

No agent reading this will be under any illusions that...

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