9:58 AM, 21st July 2022, About A year ago 10
Looking through the thousands of posts on this forum, you quickly get the impression that landlords are wicked scoundrels and tenants complain about them constantly.
It’s the same in my world of block management. Long leaseholders complain about high service charges, a lack of timely repairs, soaring insurance premiums and managing agents who charge but do little.
It seems nobody on the ‘customer side’ is happy with the service providers.
You’d think therefore those customers would be keen to see improved standards, greater professionalism, better delivery of services, and cost-effectiveness. But apparently not.
Regulation of Property Agents has been recommended for years – especially when ‘rogues’ hit the media headlines – but Government has failed to implement the official recommendations. That’s why I started an official petition – which you can find here > https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/617995
The disappointing thing is that it’s getting signatures very slowly. The thousands of grumbling customers are not upset enough to click and sign. And the hundreds of professionals I’ve messaged directly, respond with “Yes I’ve signed” … but the signature numbers don’t reflect that feedback. People say yes but don’t do it.
So, dear reader, are you a supporter of regulatory improvement – motivated enough to click and sign?
Or are you happy to let rogues continue unchecked, unpunished and unregulated?
I’ll watch the signature numbers to get the answer.