There is much we can share already I see this Group as being passionate about raising standards of service for the benefit of all. Reacting to the news that the Government is including clauses on Empty Homes and Tenancy Deposits in the Housing Bill We supported in principle the introduction of Empty Homes Management Orders at the consultative stage and are therefore pleased that Government is giving them careful consideration.
Contrary to some of the headlines in the tabloid press, these are not proposals that will allow local authorities to take over properties the minute the owner’s back is turned, where all other routes have been pursued and failed.From the Crown Estate’s viewpoint we believe that it will support our work to improve our responsiveness to the aspirations of our customers and so fits well with our initiatives such as Regent Street Direct.
What is absolutely imperative is that this is introduced in a way that levels the playing field, rather than encumbering the vast majority of good landlords, and not catching the few who deliberately pursue sharp practices.
The British Property Federation is pleased to announce that Martin Moore of Prudential Property Investment Managers Limited (Pru PIM) has assumed the Presidency for the next year.Pru PIM is one of the most active organizations in the UK property market, managing over £12.5bn invested in a number of different portfolios ranging in size up to £9bn.At the beginning of 2001, he was also invited to join the design review committee of CABE. He has been a member of a number of public bodies, namely the Government’s Advisory Committee on Business and the Environment (1991-1993), the Property Industry Forum (1997-2002).
He was Chairman of the South Bank Employers’ Group and the Waterloo Partnership Board (1994-2003). At a time of potential significant change for the property industry, particularly with the impending introductions of PIFS, we are delighted to have two such experienced property executives in place to represent the Industry’s views.
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