An industrial revolution of landlords

We need to talk about the effect that the activities of large-scale landlords are having on first-time buyers

25th November, 2018

I have been thinking about the counter-narrative of industrial landlords. There was a time, several years ago, when all and sundry were calling for professionalisation of the sector.

Professionalisation comes with professionals who, unlike mom ’n’ pop operators, usually deliver higher standards in terms of service and the ability to specialise with expert teams in tow.

All things being equal, you’d expect a little higher cost to come with that, because only the...

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