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Letting fees ban will NOT become law until at least Spring 2019

first_imgThe recently-renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG ) does not expect the letting fees ban to come into force until Spring 2019, it has confirmed.In written evidence made this week to both the Select Committee hearings that scrutinised the draft legislation, and to the National Approved Letting Scheme (NALS), MHCLG has revealed that it will be at least 15 months before letting agents and landlords will no longer be able to charge fees to tenants.Introduced by Sajid Javid in November last year, the draft legislation was given a thorough savaging by experts during the hearing on Monday and will now go to a third reading in the House of Commons before moving to the Lords.letting fees banMPs were told at the hearing by experts from Shelter and the University of York’s Centre for Housing Policy that a letting fees ban could easily lead to higher rents as banned fees were added by landlords to the rent over the length of each tenancy, and also reduce the quality of rented accommodation as landlords tightened their purse strings.“We’re pleased to see more clarity on the timetable for implementation of the ban – it’s much needed for our industry and something NALS has long called for,” says Isobel Thomson, CEO of NALS (pictured, left).“While the Bill aims to create a fairer and safer PRS for all, NALS doesn’t believe this will deliver what the government aspires to and risks doing real damage to the PRS.“NALS urges [the] government to use this time to fully assess the impact of the Bill. It is crucial that government look again at the proposals and consider tenant fees in a broader, coherent framework of regulation for the PRS.To add your name to petition the Government to reconsider the Tenants’ Fees Bill follow this link https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/206569  letting fees ban National Approved Letting Scheme NALS Ministry of Housing Isobel Thomson Savid Javid Communities & Local Government tenants’ fees ban fees ban January 10, 2018Nigel LewisOne commentPhil Mcgrath, Smoothmoves Nottingham Smoothmoves Nottingham 11th January 2018 at 1:04 pmIts so easy to resolve.Just have a fixed nominal tenant fee where agents can cover their referencing and credit checking costs and then there is no reason to increase rents. Then the Countrywide type corporates cant carry on charging their exhorbitant fees which is why we are in this situation in the first place.SimplesLog in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Letting fees ban will NOT become law until at least Spring 2019 previous nextRegulation & LawLetting fees ban will NOT become law until at least Spring 2019Sajid Javid’s newly renamed Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) reveals the ban is some way off.Nigel Lewis10th January 20181 Comment22,435 Viewslast_img read more

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DCMH makes changes to visitor restrictions

first_imgGreensburg, IN—DCMH has updated its restrictions in place for visitors.  Those changes include:All visitors must enter through the main entrance only (near the Emergency Department).One visitor per patient in MedSurg and OB only and that visitor must be essential to patient care. The visitor must be 18+ years of age.One visitor per patient at Tree City Medical Partners, Decatur County Primary Care, and the Well Clinic and must be essential to patient care. The visitor must be 18+ years of age.No visitors with influenza-like illnesses or conditions (fever or cough) will be allowed.No Dietary services will be available to the public.The pharmacy entrance is closed. Entry for the pharmacy is still available through the main entrance. You will pass through our screening process to gain entry. The Pharmacy drive-thru is available, or if you live in Decatur County, consider using our free delivery service by calling 812-663-1250.last_img read more

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Kane set for England call

first_img “Is he worth a place in the squad now? Of course he is,” said the England manager, who has watched his team win all six of their games since the World Cup. ”I think he’s got the qualities that you’re looking for in a centre forward. ”If you can be a star at a top team like Tottenham at the age of 21 then you’re doing pretty well.” Unless Hodgson has had a dramatic change of mind in the five weeks since he made those comments – and there is no reason to suggest he has – then Kane should be included in the squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier at Wembley on March 27 and the friendly in Turin four days later. Kane still had his doubters during the early stages of the season, but after scoring against the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool since the turn of the year, there is genuine excitement at the Football Association about the forward, who only made a handful of league starts for Tottenham last year. Kane is not the only striker to have caught Hodgson’s eye since the last international get-together in November. Although he has not been as prolific in recent weeks, QPR’s Charlie Austin is the second-highest English scorer in the top-flight and could earn his first call-up on Thursday when the squad is announced at 12:30pm. Burnley forward Danny Ings has been tipped to make the step up from the Under-21s after a run of impressive performances and Saido Berahino has done his chances of a recall no harm by scoring four goals in his last seven games for West Brom. Press Association Harry Kane looks set to earn his first England call-up on Thursday when Roy Hodgson names his squad for the upcoming internationals against Lithuania and Italy. Daniel Sturridge is all but certain to return to the squad after missing the last five games because of a thigh injury he suffered at St George’s Park, which dented Hodgson’s relationship with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. With so many options available to him, it is understood that Hodgson is considering selecting a larger squad than usual. Up to 28 or even 30 names could be selected. Manchester United winger Ashley Young is hoping to be one of them. Young was expected to leave Old Trafford last summer, but he has been one of the best players in Louis van Gaal’s squad this season. The last of his 30 caps came in September 2013, but the 29-year-old hopes he can resurrect his international career. “I will never shut the door on England until I am too old,” he said. “The squad is coming up. I am just concentrating on things (at United) but if selected then of course I will be delighted. “It is always an honour to pull on an England shirt and getting back in the squad would obviously be nice.” Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph could earn a recall after overcoming a shoulder injury and Hodgson is also considering whether to hand a debut to Ryan Mason following his successful season at Spurs. Mason’s team-mate Danny Rose, described as “the best English left-back this season” by his manager Mauricio Pochettino, could potentially replace Luke Shaw, who has struggled for fitness and form of late. Tottenham right-back Kyle Walker is also in contention for his first England appearance since March 2014. Ben Foster has been ruled out with a knee injury, so QPR’s Robert Green may earn his first England call-up since Euro 2012. The only other English goalkeeper playing regular top-flight football, aside from England pair Joe Hart and Fraser Forster, is the uncapped Burnley stopper Tom Heaton. Kane has been in fine form for Tottenham this season, scoring 26 goals in 42 matches. The 21-year-old is the top English scorer in the Barclays Premier League and Hodgson all but confirmed the striker would be in his squad for the double-header at a briefing in London last month. last_img read more

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How Steve Kerr handled the Durant-Green incident

first_imgThe Warriors did not hear a fiery speech. They did not hear a sob story, either.When Warriors coach Steve Kerr addressed the team about the incident between Draymond Green and Kevin Durant, Kerr put forth a simple message.“‘One incident in November can’t taint the next six months and what we’re trying to accomplish,’” Warriors guard Stephen Curry said when asked to recall Kerr’s words to the team. “He spoke about that clearly.“He’s very authentic in terms of not sugar-coating anything. …last_img read more

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2010 World Cup: point of no return

first_img23 February 2009The “point of no return” – in aeronautical terms, the “radius of action formula” – refers to the moment beyond which a course of action must continue because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive or simply too dangerous.So it is with South Africa’s charge towards hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup. February is fast becoming one of the most memorable months since South Africa secured the rights to host the event all those years ago. The weekend before last, a grand lighting ceremony was held at Durban’s Moses Mabhida stadium to celebrate the completion of the extraordinary 105-metre high arch that towers over the 2010 semi-final venue.Over the past week, stadium project managers at other sites around the country have begun signing off some of the venues for June’s Confederations Cup – a key curtain-raiser for the world’s biggest single-code sporting event.And this week, Communications Minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburi will demonstrate the state of readiness of the ICT infrastructure at the 2010 stadiums.Friday’s launch of the ticketing process for the World Cup marks another milestone. 2010 Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan says this symbolises that the World Cup in Africa is now a reality, “and only God can take it away from us”.Fifa’s 2010 consultant, Horst Schmidt, is confident that the launch of the ticketing process marks the “turning point” for South Africa.He said there was a great deal of concern and trepidation in Germany up to this point back in 2005. “But once the ticket sales were launched, it was as if an explosion of interest and enthusiasm took root – and we never looked back.”The latest market research suggests that three out of every four people believe that South Africa will be ready for the tournament, while 88% of respondents are now proud that the country is hosting the tournament.Almost everyone, it seems, is beginning to recognise the enormity of this event and, perhaps more importantly, to acknowledge that it is crucial that all the role-players as well as every South African – and African – unites for this common cause.Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010last_img read more

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Global street art celebrates Nelson Mandela

first_imgCompiled by Mary AlexanderFrom New York and Paris to Tamboerskloof in Cape Town, graffiti artists across the world have paid tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela on buildings, walls and bus stops. In celebration of Mandela Month, we bring you a selection. A mural by well-known artist David Flores in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, as part of the Branded Arts initiative. Image via Springleap. A psychedelic Mandela by Spanish muralist Eduardo Kobra, also in Los Angeles. Image via Global Street Art. A close-up of Eduardo Kobra’s Mandela in Los Angeles. The freedom mural by celebrated Cape Town graffiti artist Mak1one shows South Africa’s journey to democracy over the decades, from the 1960s to the 1990s. Mandela’s image on Jamaica Street in Bristol, England. Photo by Sam Saunders. Portrait of Mandela on the wall of a ruin in St Romain, Rhone-Alpes, France. Photo by Thierry Ehrmann. Artist Phil Akashi paid tribute to Mandela in Shanghai in 2013 by attaching a seal with the Chinese characters 自由 (meaning “freedom”) to a boxing glove, and punching out a monumental mural with 27 000 blows.Watch Akashi create the portrait: On a wall in Spuistraat in central Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Image via Global Graphica. A close-up of the Amsterdam portrait. Image via Global Graphica. A portrait by artist Peat Wollaeger at Welling Court in Astoria, Queens, New York. Photo by Lois Stavsky, via Street Art New York. On rue Denoyez in Paris. Photo by Kate Noakes, Boomslang Poetry. A tribute to Mandela by graffiti artist Pakone in Brest, France. Photo by Mathieu le Gall, via Street Art Utopia. Madiba on a bus stop in Tamboerskloof in Cape Town, by street artist Tennille Pillemer. Unfurling a massive Mandela on the Civic Centre building in the Cape Town CBD. Artwork by Linsey Levendall; photo by Lisa Burnell. In Stellenbosch, Western Cape. Photo by Mathieu Labaki via Street Art in Cape Town.last_img read more

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Shouldn’t Schools Have Embraced Second Life By Now?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Tags:#E-Learning#web When it first launched, the tech and business worlds were transfixed on Linden Labs’ Second Life as a new marketplace. Science fiction fans flocked to the site for its Snow Crash and Matrix-like neo-apocalyptic feel. And finally, educators arrived to build inexpensive and immersive learning environments. While the hype has certainly dissipated with Second Life, the librarian and educator community remains. Today Linden announced the first statewide roll out of a virtual learning environment. Funded by a grant from the University of Texas State’s Transforming Undergraduate Education Program the company will provide a huge space for faculty, students and researchers to explore a virtual undergrad degree program. This latest launch will include the design of 9 academic campuses and 6 health and science campuses. The combined sites will occupy over 50 Second Life regions and will be available to students 24 hours of the day. All teaching processes and design processes will be documented for future use by similar educational institutions. ReadWriteWeb has already written about data visualization capabilities in sites like Second Life. Due to a fledgling economy, many suggested that these institutionally-branded education initiatives may also become popular. Nevertheless, apart from this recent endorsement by the University of Texas, mainstream educators still don’t have the green light to teach in virtual worlds. Many argue that video teleconferencing and instant messaging have replaced the need for virtual world interaction. However, neither of these offer the same immersive experience. While we know that face-to-face learning is currently the most successful teaching method, if you had to choose an online learning environment, would you consider a virtual world? Let us know in the comments below. Related Posts last_img read more

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Sliding Down the Levels of Value

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Now At a dinner party, a friend of mine asked me this question: “Do you want to know how to have a really nice small business?” I knew the question was a setup, so I bit. He said, “Buy a really nice large business and wait.”This is as true for businesses as it is for the level of value that they create. It’s difficult to climb to greater levels of value creation, but it’s easy to slide down to lower levels. ’Waiting” will by itself knock you down a level or two.From L4VC to L3VCYou Stop Being Proactive: The first way you slip from L4 to L3 is to stop being proactive. If you’re reactive, if you wait for your client to tell you what they need, if you don’t present the next idea to move their business forward, you run the risk of dropping from L4 to L3. And the longer you go without being proactive the more likely you drop a level…or two.You Run Out of Ideas: And the key to being proactive? Continually coming up with new ideas. One of the linchpin attributes of successful salespeople-and successful people in general-is resourcefulness. It’s the ability to come up with new ideas that create value and solve problems. And one of the biggest problems you will face is discovering the next idea to move your dream client’s business forward.You Stop Listening: One of the fastest ways to run out of ideas is to stop listening. Listening is the ultimate act of caring. If you take the time to truly listen to your clients you will uncover issues, challenges, problems, and opportunities. All of these provide you with an opportunity to be proactive.You Become Complacent: You are the value. Until you’re not. As soon as you become complacent, as soon you stop growing, as soon as you stop learning, you begin to slip from being the biggest part of the value proposition to something less. Be the value.L3VC to L2VCYou Stop Producing Tangible Business Results: You can slip from L3 to L2 by not producing tangible business results. You don’t really need to do anything for this to happen. All you need to do, like our story from the beginning of this post, is to wait. Your clients needs will change. Their desire for better results will grow. What you do will no longer produce the business results they need, and you will slip from L3 to L2 (and possibly lower).You Allow the Status Quo to Take Hold: Remember when you won your dream client? Remember how you build consensus around overthrowing the status quo? Now you are the status quo. The business results that you produce were fine when you won the account. They’re no longer fine. The benchmarks that you established are no longer the benchmarks on which you will be judged.You Ignore New Business Needs: Your clients needs are changing. It’s inevitable. Again, all you have to do is wait. Either you determine what the new business result needs to be or your competitor does. And “poof,” just like that, you’re L2.L2VC to L1VCYou Stop Providing Support: One of the primary factors that allow you to deliver L2 value is excellent support. Without excellent support, you’re L1. You can have a great product, but a great product without great support isn’t a great product. To sell successfully today you have to be accountable for the outcomes that you sell. If your client can get those outcomes, you’re responsible to help them. Lest you become and L1. Lest you become a commodity.You Stop Delivering an Excellent Customer Experience: L2 pretends towards relationships. They give you an excellent customer experience. They make you feel that your important. That they know you personally. That they care. Without an excellent customer experience, you drop to L1. Say goodbye to your margins. And say goodbye to the profit you need to deliver a higher level of value.L1VC to The Dustbin of HistoryYou Sell Price: L1 means that you have a great product. But if you have a great product and you compete on price, you are stepping onto the slippery slope that is commoditization. You drop your price, your competitor drops their price. And so it goes, both of you chasing the bottom, until there’s nowhere left to turn. Without the margin you need to create a great product, service, or solution, you’re on your way to the dustbin of history.QuestionsThink of a client where you’ve slipped from L4 to L3. What did you stop doing?Think of a client where you’ve slipped from L3 to L2. What did you stop doing?Think of the client where you slipped from L2 to L1. What did you stop doing?Now that you know this, what are you doing to do different?last_img read more

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