Regulation for Managing Agents

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 … Continue reading

Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes – FCA PS13/3

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 … Continue reading

Property Showcase – Ask the Expert – Property Search TV

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 … Continue reading

Relational or Transactional Property Management – Which is Best for You?

I found myself in London’s bustling West End quite recently, shopping for clothes, when a man came up to me in one of the big department stores and said something unexpected.  It was so unexpected that it got me thinking about … Continue reading

Regulation of Managing Agents – A Different Approach

Regulation of Managing Agents is needed to solve leaseholders’ problems. Bernie Wales agrees something needs to be done, but he has a different approach. In recent weeks, there have been many column inches filled with people’s views about managing agents … Continue reading