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Calm down chaps...

Well a fairly eventful week on a number of fronts, not least…
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All is not as it seems...

...Part 1. Last week in Wales, a major news item almost slipped…
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Back to public service...

It was with a teary eye that I bid farewell to Tatiana and her…
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The 7 questions you SHOULD always ask your letting agent

All through my career potential landlords have always started…
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It's a win-win situation....

Or not, if Saturday's article  in the Daily Telegraph is to…
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Who gets to wear the moneybelt?

So millions of us stayed up to listen or watch the big event…
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Colour Blind?

Geoffrey, George, Zippy and Bungle. A disparate bunch (was anyone…
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A picture paints a thousand words...

Back in the day when I got my first job in estate agency some…
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Things are not quite what they seem...

This week brought the annual pilgrimage to SW19 and the world's…
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What are you going to do about it then?

This weekend saw a rare occurrence in the natural world; worthy…
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A missed opportunity

As I spend my last day on the Balearic Islands contemplating…
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Everything has a value

Having had plenty of time to consider the state of the nation…
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"Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?"

"That depends a good deal on where you want to go". So said the…
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Come now, John-Boy....

As dawn broke earlier this week over another bank holiday morning-if…
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Handbags at Dawn

The war of words has begun, accompanied by much posturing and…
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A quarter down and some things never change...

The end of the first quarter of 2017 has dragged itself heroically…
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Well that was a waste of ink...

An article recently published in Which? magazine will not be…
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Who wants to go and live in Spain?

A recent few days on the Iberian peninsula gave me much cause…
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Grand Partner earns place at Cheltenham

Father and son Thoms and Danny Mullins teamed up at Leopardstown…
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The truth is out there...

Life as an estate agent can be a challenging one, not least because…
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The clue is in the title: 'service industry'

Bob Monkhouse once said, "People used to laugh at me when I said…
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"You're terminated. Get to the chopper"

So speaks Arnold Schwarzenegger, the new host of The Celebrity…
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Remind me, we are in 2017?

I appreciate that our bank balance and credit card statements…
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Well, that didn't quite go as planned...

As 2016 bumps along to the end of a long and sometimes fairly…
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Tony Blair now working as an estate agent...

...actually, I lie, it's Cherie. Has the Chesh finally lost his…
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Questions, questions...

Well, the past week has thrown up a number of 'let me tell you'…
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"Prediction is very difficult...

...especially about the future" As a Nobel prize winning physicist,…
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Questions, questions...

Are the lady dancers on Strictly Come Prancing really wearing…
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"Get out of my dreams....

...and into my car" That was the line that we gave the ladies…
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Cheshire & Co – The “Pet Friendly” Letting Agent

Finding a property to rent when you own a pet can be very difficult…
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If I could turn back time...

...cue the mental picture of me prancing about a battleship with…
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There's a first for everything...

...well at least since King John of Magna Carta fame was strutting…
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“We also sell houses...”

  Obviously. One would like to think that the clue is in…
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“We also sell washing machines...”

My weekend was spent in Londinium to celebrate my birthday (no…
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It takes all sorts...

  After a great month at Cheshire & Co, I allowed myself…
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“You say tomato , I say tomaeto”

  This week at Cheshire & Co I was almost encouraged…
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I’ll be wearing a raincoat and carrying a paper open on the crossword page...

Yesterday morning having completed my Olympic training session…
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“Dancing the Salsa, would Ed Balls and his partner please take to the floor”

Not a line that I ever thought that I would be writing nor one…
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The original NP property blogger posts again

“Our Survey said..” More often than not, it was “Eh-uhhh”…
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The Original NP property blogger is back

Plus Ca Change... ...acknowledged through gritted teeth…
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Who was kidding who?

This week saw fun and games in the world of property portals,…
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Fiddling the figures...

This week, the press has featured a number of articles detailing…
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It isn't 'do as I say...

...it is 'do as I f%^*&ing tell you'. As offered as a piece…
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For hire...

Hackney carriage drivers, barristers at law, ladies (and gentlemen…
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Carry on Stampeding...

Further to last week's 'word of the week' that was in vogue with…
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"... we should move expeditiously but not in a stampede.."

So said the 15 times re-elected Republican senator, Henry Hyde.…
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Carry on as you were...

Yesterday was either April Fools' Day if following the Gregorian…
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"Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one" Mark Twain

As I recline this evening on the chaise longue at Cheshire Towers-indulging…
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Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

As the Easter Bunny limbers up for his annual exertions with…
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Buy-to let; the end is nigh...maybe...possibly...

'Could', 'may well' and 'possibly'; all suggestives and in the…
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To avoid disappointment, lower expectations.

On Friday night I spent 4 hours in Cardiff that were 4 hours…
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Exit, brexit...

Or that should perhaps read,"I don't really want to go there…
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Does Size Matter?

Well they always say that a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous…
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It's all a matter of perspective...

This week has yet again shown that events and their effects can…
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House sales and baked beans all the same ... apparently

B.O.G.O.F No, that isn’t a variant on the ‘Go forth and…
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Disappointing, but not surprising…”

So another year begins with great expectations and hopes of a…
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If all other resolutions have been broken...

Alongside the deluge of guidance/direction/admonishments that…
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"You're only as good as your last...

...game/winner/hit/performance..." So goes the old adage, advising…
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"We are all doomed..." possibly...maybe...

So would utter Senna the Soothsayer to Frankie Howerd's Lurcio…
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The politics of envy…

The Government’s attempt to annihilate the buy to let market…
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Good news is no news...

A recent article in The Guardian left me somewhat slack jawed…
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Post Summer Review

Having returned from my vacation (get me, all transatlantic and…
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The headline doesn't always tell the story...

Some headlines of last week did leave even The Chesh-the most…
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Raising some awkward questions...

Last week's report on BBC News did not do anything to improve…
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Three is a magic number...

A report this week stated that sex is good for you three times…
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Putting the right foot forward...

Well, that's it all over then.  The Rugby World Cup that is.…
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A whole new experience...

In a week that saw Wales undertaking victory celebrations as…
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Is it now easier to remove a tenant?

Well, possibly. That should not be interpreted as agents wanting…
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Not a great week to be called Jeremy...

.. be it Vine (tries hard but can't get those hips to work),…
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Dear Jeremy...

Today saw the property news, (invariably sequestered somewhere…
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She's back

The pulchritudinous Ms Beeney graced the pages of the property…
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"The truth is incontrovertible...ignorance may deride it...

...but in the end , there it is ..."  So spoke a certain Winston…
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For every action, there is a reaction....

With tomorrow's Bank Holiday comes the end of the summer.  Cue…
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Who exactly decides whether to buy or not to buy?

To paraphrase the former resident of Stratford-upon-Avon, that…
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"They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance"

Alas, for Major General 'Uncle John' Sedgwick, a Confederate…
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Let the silly season commence...

August has long been regarded as the silly season in the media,…
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Who actually is the protection protecting?

Those who know me will be aware of my intense dislike for self-regulatory…
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One does wonder...

...why a landlord needs the services of a lettings agent.  What…
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Why do people hate us so much...

.... other than an inherent dislike of people who have it all;…
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If it ain't broke...

Whilst partaking this week in a brief sojourn in Spain, I found…
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Where to begin...

It may be the middle of 'The Season' and the social butterflies…
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I can't quite work it out...

Firstly, why, having returned from my er, 'training camp' in…
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Lean in and I will let you into a little secret...

...estate agents are not interested in buyers, they are interested…
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Who is actually protecting who?

In September 2014, it was made law that agencies letting properties…
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Suggestion - Stick to the Singing

Wales New Politician in the Wings
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"Where's Dr Nookey when you need him?"

Knockers.  The word is used in many forms generating much amusement…
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Read the small print...

This week seemingly got worse for Foxtons estate agents-or at…
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"Can we fix it?...Yes we can!"

So decreed the ever chirpy Bob the Builder and his erstwhile…
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