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Jean Deysel plays on despite getting jersey ripped by Rene Ranger

first_imgTuesday Jul 2, 2013 Jean Deysel plays on despite getting jersey ripped by Rene Ranger South African and New Zealand sides played their rounds of Super Rugby at the weekend, with the Sharks narrowly defeating the Blues in Durban. One of the funnier moments was when forward Jean Deysel lost his shirt, but continued playing.Deysel, a powerhouse loose forward who at one stage looked destined for regular senior honours, made his Springbok debut in 2009 and has played in four Tests.Known for his big carries in particular, Deysel added a new move to his repertoire against the Blues. He had his jersey torn by a Rene Ranger tackle so rather than run around with it in tatters, he did what any good Hulkamania fan would do, and ripped it off.Once that was taken care of, it was back to business as he simply carried on playing.Unfortunately for him the passage of play actually went on for quite a while, and he was required to carry the ball and pick and go from a ruck, which he did so dutifully.The crowd loved it, and when play finally ended after a few minutes, normality resumed. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Sherman Oaks Residence / Warren Techentin Architecture

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeWarren Techentin ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesUnited StatesPublished on November 17, 2011Cite: “Sherman Oaks Residence / Warren Techentin Architecture” 17 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – RainfinityVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HousePartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsBedroom furnitureFlexformMirror – EgonWaterproofing/SealantsEffisusPre-Fab System – Ecofacade Pre-fab TrueSealConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXRoller Shades – Arion Large SizedWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberTiles / Mosaic / GresiteTerrealSunscreen – Terracotta BaguettesWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BauBucheLightingLumenpulseLED Projector Lumenbeam GrandeMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?谢尔曼橡树住所 / Warren Techentin Architecture是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream United States ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Sherman Oaks Residence / Warren Techentin Architecture Sherman Oaks Residence / Warren Techentin ArchitectureSave this projectSaveSherman Oaks Residence / Warren Techentin Architecture Houses “COPY” ArchDaily CopyHouses•United States Projects Photographs:  Nicholas Alan CopeText description provided by the architects. It is said that architect, Joseph Eichler built over 10,000 of his nearly all-glass basilica-roofed houses which first popularized modernism in California. They were so popular that imitators popped up just to satisfy market demands. The clients bought one of these pseudo-Eichlers in desperate need of repair and needed to add space to account for their growing family. They wanted to keep the all-glass spirit of the existing house. To achieve this, all the glass needed to be switched out with high performance insulated panels. Insulation was added to the structure where possible. A new master bedroom suite was positioned just outside of the existing structure and connected with a short hallway, allowing freedom from the confinement of the low roof of the main house. The roof of the addition soars upwards to allow views down the valley from a small writer’s perch, and of California sycamores around the property from the bed of the master suite.Save this picture!© Nicholas Alan CopeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAProject gallerySee allShow lessTwo Financial Towers / MA2ArticlesSecond Wave of Modernism ConferenceArticles Share Save this picture!© Nicholas Alan Cope+ 4 Share “COPY” Architects: Warren Techentin Architecture Photographslast_img read more

Three trustees elected to IoF Board

first_img  148 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising Recruitment / people The IoF has announced that it has appointed three trustees following the recent election by members.The trustees were announced at the IoF’s AGM on 2 July with Carol Akiwumi re-elected as a trustee, and Sarah Bissell and Emma-Louise Singh elected for the first time to serve on the IoF’s Board. Trustees can serve up to two three-year terms on the board. They replace Giles Pegram, Irene Chambers, and Helen Elliott, who have stepped down.Carol Akiwumi was initially elected as a Trustee in July 2015 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Fundraising. Akiwumi is the CEO of RAA Solutions, a creative fundraising and training consultancy. She is also the former Chair of the Black Fundraisers UK and works with funders like Comic Relief and Big Lottery, to support BAME Groups and Fundraisers.Sarah Bissell has over 20 years’ experience fundraising for a range of causes; from WWF to the British Red Cross, and now at her current role as Director of Fundraising at Autistica. She is passionate about providing training, sharing and sector governance to give fundraisers the best tools to thrive. She champions real diversity in approaches in order to achieve excellence will change the world.Emma-Louise Singh has been in the fundraising sector for over 12 years and worked in a range of different charities before moving to freelance in 2017. She is passionate about helping smaller charities with limited resources achieve fundraising excellence, and her company Nova Fundraising is dedicated to that mission. Singh is a member of the IoF Chilterns committee.Amanda Bringans, Chair of IoF said“I’m so delighted that Carol Akiwumi, Sarah Bissell and Emma-Louise Singh will join the Institute’s board of trustees; they bring with them a wealth of experience in fundraising leadership. They are all highly respected in their areas of expertise and I look forward to welcoming them to our fantastic trustee board.“I must also pay special tribute to the work of Irene Chambers, Helen Elliott and Giles Pegram CBE to whom we owe a massive debt of gratitude for their years of dedication and hard work in support of fundraisers, and of course our donors and beneficiaries.”AGM delegates also heard results from the annual report; over the course of the year, the IoF have continued to deliver against Strategic objectives and the Convention and Fundraising Awards had another success year. Over 2,400 fundraisers are participating in Convention 2018, 146 people gained an IoF qualification, 1,800 attended one of the conferences or events and the IoF’s National, Regional and Special Interest Groups continued to grow their reach.  147 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 4 July 2018 | News Three trustees elected to IoF Boardlast_img read more

Boots Riley backs sit-in

first_imgWW photo: Terri KaySupporters of the Lakeview Elementary School sit-in gathered for a “Celebration and Convergence for Public Education” on July 15. Police had evicted sit-in participants on July 3. The event was held across the street from the school at Splash Pad Park, where the Peoples’ School has continued to conduct classes. Speakers discussed how to fight the attacks on public education. Political activist/performers, including Boots Riley and Jabari Shaw, headlined the event.The Oakland Unified School District plans to move administrative offices into the school during the week of July 16. Lakeview sit-in activists have requested that the Alameda Labor Council sanction a picket line at the school to prevent the move.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

All Signs Point Toward…

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / All Signs Point Toward…  Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago August 22, 2017 1,300 Views About Author: Joey Pizzolato Inventory restrictions are also stifling home sales. He attributes this fact to a lower-than-average number of existing home sales, which should sit at six months. New home construction is also well below what it historically should be. See the charts they referenced below. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago And Sharga’s conclusion? The economy is improving—homeownership rates are on the rise, albeit slowly, and the current market isn’t in the territory of another housing bubble.Will there be another recession? According to Sharga, yes, due to natural cycles in the economy. He predicts that it’s not inevitable in 2018—maybe 2019. And if that were the case, the industry wouldn’t see a spike in foreclosures until 2020 or 2021. 2017-08-22 Joey Pizzolato He does say, however, that inventory is improving from a 20 year low that was seen between 2012 and 2013. Housing starts are sitting at a projected 1.5 million, which is right where they should be.Another reason he explains why inventory is so tight is the fact that, even though there are still many people whose homes are underwater, virtually every avenue to attract delinquencies are down. Fewer homeowners are in a position of negative equity and foreclosure starts are as low as they were since 2005. Sign up for DS News Daily Related Articles Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Rick Sharga, EVP of Ten-X, held a live webinar on Tuesday to discuss his 2017 mid-year housing update and his views on whether or not the mortgage finance industry is on track for another housing bubble. Editor’s Note: all included graphs were used during the live presentation. Sharga began by examining the various factors that play a role in the housing market. First, he talked about the gross domestic product, which currently sits at 2.6 percent. He mentions President Trump calls for a GDP growth sitting somewhere between 4 and 5 percent, which Sharga says, “isn’t close to realistic.”After touching on GDP, he discussed the unemployment rate, which currently sits at 4.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.Sharga contends that unemployment under 5 percent suggests that those who would be looking for jobs already have fulltime employment, as usually, the housing market reacts opposite to the unemployment figure—if unemployment is down, home sales should be up, and vice versa. Sharga attributes that to the fact wage rates haven’t kept up with rising home prices. In addition, he says that many people are choosing other nontraditional employment routes, such as Uber and AirBnb. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Headlines, Market Studies, News Previous: Leisurely Living Next: Clarocity Announces Bill Waltenbaugh as Chief Appraiser Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Joey Pizzolato is the Online Editor of DS News and MReport. He is a graduate of Spalding University, where he holds a holds an MFA in Writing as well as DePaul University, where he received a B.A. in English. His fiction and nonfiction have been published in a variety of print and online journals and magazines. To contact Pizzolato, email [email protected] Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago All Signs Point Toward… Subscribelast_img read more

The Suburbs’ Changing Demographics

first_img November 24, 2020 969 Views in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News The Suburbs’ Changing Demographics The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Over the last decade, U.S. suburbs have become more racially and ethnically diverse—not to mention more Democratic, according to get a better handle on this transition, the company studied data from the U.S. Census, along with Redfin’s housing market data and voting margins from the last three presidential elections.Among key findings, in 2018, people of color comprised 28% of the suburban population nationwide, up from 26.2% in 2010, driven by 15.3% more people of color living in the suburbs over that time period. That same year, people of color made up 37.6% of the city population nationwide, flat from 37.7% in 2010, 5.2% more white people live in the suburbs than a decade ago.In Las Vegas in 2018, people of color made up 40.2% of the suburban population, up from 30.5% in 2010. That was the largest uptick of any major U.S. metro. Salt Lake City and Seattle followed.And with politics currently so hardwired into the public psyche, this year, the Democratic presidential candidate prevailed by 13.2% in the suburbs—a hike from 7.2 points in 2016 and 5.9 points in 2012. Democratic presidential candidates fared slightly better in cities, winning by14.7 points in 2016 and 14.9 points in 2012.Meantime, in the suburbs, the price per square foot of homes parachuted 5.3% year-over-year in the third quarter of 2020. Last year, in the same quarter, it was up 4.2%. Price per square foot in urban areas jumped 5.3% year over year in the third quarter, a slight drop from 5.4% in the third quarter of last year.People of color made up 37.6% of the population of cities nationwide in 2018, flat from 37.7% in 2010, with a 6.1% increase in the number of people of color living in cities. Most of the data in this report is from the U.S. Census; 2018 is the most recent publicly available data.“I haven’t felt racial discrimination any of the three times I’ve purchased homes in the last six years,” said Redfin Chief Economist Daryl Fairweather. “My parents had a much different experience in the 80s when they were looking for a home in Montecito, CA, a suburb of Santa Barbara. My mother toured houses without my dad because she learned she had a better chance of her offer being accepted as a white woman than as part of a biracial couple.”The arrival of the pandemic to America has caused numerous trends to appear in the housing industry, among which include increased demand for housing away from the big cities. A recent report posted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) analyzes this trend in the lower-density areas of America, as well as forecasts what the country’s housing market can expect moving forward.One of the first questions posed—and answered—by the NAHB report addresses the subject of whether or not this trend of increased suburban demand is in fact a true change in demand or behavior, or if this shift the nation’s housing market is seeing is merely a continuation of the wave that was already in motion and simply accelerated due to the pandemic.Richard Gollis commented on this phenomenon during NAHB’s recent The Future of Urban and Suburban Housing in the Wake of COVID-19 webinar:  “When we think about the conversation around suburban and urban development, it’s really thinking about the extent the trends are on the curve, or if this is really a shift.”Gollis was serving as a moderator for the event and was joined by other various expert panelists from NAHB, CoStar, Zillow, and Toll Brothers Apartment Living, all of who presented vital information highlighting growing trends in today’s market. 2020-11-24 Christina Hughes Babb Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago Home / Daily Dose / The Suburbs’ Changing Demographics Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 1 day ago About Author: Chuck Green Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: The Benefits of Homeownership Often Elude Black Americans Next: ‘Slow Down in Exits’ Means Increased Overall Forbearance Activity Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Related Articles Chuck Green has contributed to the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and others covering various industries, including real estate, business and banking, technology, and sports. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share 1Save Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

DAAA say national protest against austerity measures will go ahead on 29th February

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR DAAA say national protest against austerity measures will go ahead on 29th February By News Highland – February 17, 2012 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest News Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleSupt. English rejects criticism of garda investigation of Buncrana murderNext articleLifford doctor says local community are devastated by hospital news News Highland Twitter Google+ Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also A major protest planned for Dublin on the 22nd of February has been delayed until the following week, the 29th February, organisers have said.According to Donegal Action Against Austerity (DAAA), the protest which was originally organised to coincide with a blockade of the capital by the Road Haulage Association, has gained so much support they have had to put it back a week.Focus groups and protesters from counties including Cork, Limerick, Donegal, Galway, Roscommon and Dublin are joining in with the protest.One of the organisers, Joe Murphy, says the protest will be definitely going ahead on the 29th February…[podcast][/podcast] Google+ Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Pinterestlast_img read more

‘Singing at the Old Country Church set for Sunday

first_img Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories “The singing is the only service that we have at the Old Country Church,” Senn said. “We look forward to it all year long and I think a lot of others do, too. The singing is very special and at a special time of year.”The old familiar hymns are sung a cappella and in four-part harmony – soprano, alto, tenor and bass.“We sing all four parts with runs. In most churches, the runs are played by the piano. We sing them,” Senn said. “It’s a different way of singing and it’s beautiful. Even if you’re not familiar with four-part singing, it’s easy to pick up. Everybody sings at the Old Country Church.”The singing begins promptly at 2 p.m. and will end just as promptly at 3:15 p.m. By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “We go on the belief that an hour’s not long enough and an hour and a half is too long,” Senn said.Those in attendance are given an opportunity to lead their favorite song and the congregation can also request songs.“We have a chalkboard at the front of the church and write the requests on the board,” Senn said. “We’ll get to as many of them as time allows.”“The Old Country Church” is a standard at the singing, as is a song written by the late A.A. Shiver, titled “The Greatest Gift” which is attached to the back cover of the “Songs of the Church” songbook.“The best I know, our songbook is the only one to include this wonderful song,” Senn said.Senn and his wife have had many requests to open the Old Country Church for more singings.“We’ve thought about it but it’s just so special the way it is. It’s a tradition,” Senn said. “We’ll start looking forward to the next singing when we’re on the way home. A lot of folks look forward to it all year long. We just want it to stay that way.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 2:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are…center_img “We have people that come year after year and others that come for the first time,” John Senn said. “Some of them come from right down the road and others come from a hundred miles or so. We’re glad to have every one of them join us for this special day of singing.”The Old Country Church is located on U.S. Highway 231 about four miles south of Brundidge.The Old Country Church is the original “meeting house” of Hamilton Crossroads Church of Christ. When the new church was built, the Senns had a desire to preserve the original church, so they moved the original structure to its present location. To give the church purpose, they initiated the Singing at the Old Country Church in 2001. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Email the author ‘Singing at the Old Country Church set for Sunday By Jaine Treadwell You Might Like Welcome Center employees visit Troy, Brundidge, Pike County MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLEmployees from the Houston Welcome Center visited Troy and Pike County Monday to learn first-hand all that Pike… read more MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLDouglas Miles, one of the leaders of the singing, leads a song at The Old Country Church.“The Old Time Religion” is a standard in many Protestant hymnbooks. Although most church-going folks know the words and tune to the gospel song, not many have the opportunity to experience that Old Time Religion in today’s modern world.But, for one Sunday each year, and one Sunday only, John and Mary Senn open the doors of the Old Country Church and invite all who will to come to an Old Time Religion experience.For 14 years, John and Mary Senn have been hosting the Singing at the Old Country Church the Sunday before Thanksgiving. And, for many, the Singing at the Old Country Church has become a Thanksgiving tradition. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Confusion of place names; an example from Antarctica

first_imgPlace names in the Hughes Bay area, Danco Coast, Antarctica well illustrate naming problems that give rise to confusion or ambiguity. This note shows the origins of conflicting place names, providing a warning to scientists and others and a key of foreign equivalents to some of the names accepted for British official use.last_img

Something to say?

first_imgHome » News » Something to say? previous nextSomething to say?This is the platform for Negotiator readers to air their viewsProperty Drum1st May 20130544 Views Jan HÿtchWelcome to the new normal!Anyone thinking that the current state of the property market is a ‘blip’, and that everything will return to ‘normal’ (meaning rampaging property inflation and big profits) is, I’m afraid, deluding themselves.What the property market has become over the past four years is now, itself, ‘future normal’ and we have to get used to this, because it is here to stay. There have been several key changes since we learned the phrase ‘credit crunch’ in 2008 and despite low consumer confidence and job insecurity, repossessions have not reached anywhere like the level of the early ’Nineties crash.For a start, low interest rates mean that it has never been cheaper (in living memory at least) over such a sustained period of time to have a mortgage. And a more mature attitude by lenders to the Private Rented Sector has meant greater flexibility for homeowners to decide whether the home they own is the home they want to live in.Constraints on mortgage lending mean that there is no shortage of tenants for buy to let landlords, with a 135 per cent increase in demand for rented homes since 2009 and steadily increasing rents – up by 4.3 per cent in the last 12 months.At the same time, stringent deposit requirements mean that first timers are buying later in life – 38 now reported to be the average age unless supported by the ‘Bank of Mum & Dad’ – and for those working and living in areas of high property prices, buying a home where they want or need to live might, even then, be impossible.While there may have been a move away from being a home-owning society, it doesn’t mean we aren’t still a property-owning society.”The result has been that more first time buyers are buying their first home in an aff0rdable area, and then renting it out, while at the same time remaining tenants themselves.It is becoming increasingly common to find a tenant applying for a tenancy is also a landlord themselves. So while there may have been a move away from being a home owning society, that does not mean we are not still a property owning society.Or at least we aspire to be.Despite everything, evidence exists of pent up demand, with intent frustrated only by ability to raise the finance to buy.Perhaps for this reason, finance experts predict a recovery in house prices after a couple more years of flatlining, and they calculate that prices will not return to their 2007 peak levels until 2017 in cash terms, and not until 2024 in inflation-adjusted terms.So the market we have now is the one that will be with us for the foreseeable future. The property sector needs to make its business sustainable in the market in which we are currently trading, because this is the property market of the foreseeable future.Jan Hÿtch MBA FRICS FNAEA FARLA is a Partner at Arnolds Keys LLP and President-elect, NAEA.AUCTION SALES ARE THE WAY AHEADRonan Connolly says that the auction room celebrates a property’s unique traits – and sells!Ronan Connolly, The Venmore Group.Recent figures from Land Registry, heralding good news within the property sales market, will have no detrimental effect on auction houses this year. Land Registry reports that house repossessions fell by 11 per cent year on year since November 2011. While this is to be celebrated there may be concern that auction stock may fall. However, this would be true only if the bulk of properties sold at auction were the result of repossessions. This is not the case.Indeed, figures from EIG, the auction information provider, dispel the myth that auctions are mainly hotbeds for repossessed properties at knock down prices. In fact, it suggests that only 20 per cent of properties sold at auction are repossessions, with the remainder being offered by a wide variety of sellers.Latest figures dispel the myth that auctions are just for repo properties at knockdown prices.”At our bi-monthly auctions there are usually commercial, residential and even vacant plots available and behind each lot is a seller who has chosen an auction sale for a particular reason. For example, house owners looking to raise money quickly will be drawn to the fast transaction time scale (usually 28 days) with an auction purchase. Renovation projects that prove too costly will often result in a successful sale at auction, usually to a buyer who had hoped to take up the original challenge.Another category which fares better at auction are those classed as ‘unusual properties.’ Often these are houses that fall outside of the classic three or four bedroom located on a street. Whereas they may ignored in property search results, in an auction listing that unique traits can be celebrated rather than overlooked.Preparation is the most important tool for potential buyers at an auction. The maximum bid should be decided beforehand and the ten per cent deposit must be available on the day if a potential buyer is going to bid.  Research of the chosen property should also be carried out beforehand. With this in place, an auction can be a really exciting and cost effective way to buy.Ronan Connolly is Auction Sales Manager, The Venmore Group.Raising professional standardsWilliam Jordan, JordansIn recent years there have been numerous attempts to introduce rules and regulations to weed out rogue landlords and letting agents, but most of these have failed to impact. The multi million pound Landlord Registration Scheme introduced in Scotland to crackdown on rogue landlords has recently hit the headlines and been deemed a total failure. Reports on the scheme have been scathing, pointing at the cost of almost £18 million to the taxpayer and the fact that just 11 people had been reported in the last two years. Under the scheme, just 40 landlords have been  refused registration, yet 200,000 have successfully applied.Although the intention of the scheme was commendable, enforcement was not fully considered and therefore it proved completely ineffective. Similarly, recent attempts to extend the Estate Agents Act to include letting agents have also failed, leaving the sector unregulated. However, in recent weeks an amendment to regulate letting agents by bringing them under the scope of the Estate Agents Act scraped  through in the House of Lords. This brings us one step closer to better protection of landlords and tenants but there is still a long way to go as the Conservatives have made it clear they are against regulating letting agents. It remains to be seen what will happen when the Bill gets back to the House of Commons.The government must regulate the industry and insist that every agent is a member of a professional association.”Of course, the vast majority of letting agents and landlords in the UK are reputable, but it’s the minority who hit the headlines and tarnish the reputation of the entire industry.The government must regulate the industry and insist that every agent is a member of a professional association. If not, they should be closed down. A recent Which? survey found two thirds of tenants and nearly half of landlords did not know whether their agent belonged to a professional body. Clearly, having voluntary membership is not working. Much work needs to be done to explain the benefits of ensuring an agent is a member and therefore abides by professional standards.In the last 15 years, the number of people who rent has almost doubled to 8.5 million. This figure shows no sign of falling and at a time when letting property is the norm for so many, trading standard rules are essential, meaning that all operators are regulated by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). As the private rented sector  continues to play a vital role in fulfilling the housing needs of the nation, it is vital that adequate measures must be put in place as a priority to ensure we rid the industry of rogue letting agents and landlords for good.William Jordan is Managing Director of residential letting agents and property management specialists, Jordan’s. labour regulation of lettings market May 1, 2013The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more