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As the UK's leading property management company, we comment on the variety of discussion points that take place within an ever-changing property landscape.

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The changing role of the property manager

To many, residential property management is perceived as simply looking after the communal areas of a development. But driven by rapid change in the property market, increasing consumer expectations and…

Fire safety and the residents’ voice

In our latest briefing paper we discuss the importance of resident engagement on fire safety matters. Grenfell has changed residential building safety forever. Dame Judith Hackitt, who led the Independent…

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Property Predictions for 2019

2019 will be the year of significant change in our sector: Change for the Leasehold system, which is rightly in the spotlight and needs to remain there so that we…

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Build to be rentable

To get ahead and stay ahead of the competition in the burgeoning BTR sector, your property must not only initially tempt new tenants but offer a long-term living prospect and…

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Wellness: Making The Home Where The Heart Is

Our specialist retirement estate agency business, Retirement Homesearch explores how the home environment really can impact residents’ wellbeing. Wellness is a combination of physical, mental and social wellbeing, and the…

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How to set up your grad scheme for success

By Mandy Ferries, Director of HR, FirstPort This article was published on LondonLovesBusiness.com on 20 August 2018 With fewer candidates applying for vacant roles, businesses need to look at new…

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The value of the outside environment

While we’re all clear that location is key for home buyers of all hues, what actually is it that those looking to buy a retirement home consider makes the perfect…

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A new lease of life

Although statisticians have been talking about the UK’s ageing population for a long time, the numbers are still eyebrow-raising when viewed up close. Ten years from now, over-65s will account…

The value of wellness

Wellness, a combination of physical, mental, and social wellbeing, is a concept that has come to the fore in various sectors. It affects all of us – as individuals, businesses,…