Leading voice of independents lettings agency sector sells up to Northwood

first_imgAn 11-year-old and award-winning independent lettings agency in London has sold up to a local corporate buyer despite being the most successful business in the area with 200 properties under management.Daisy Lets, which is based in the south London suburb of Forest Hill, is run by a team of seven and was founded by Claire Empson (picture above, centre), who is a well-known figure within the industry.Empson has also featured in several TV and radio programmes and podcasts, partly because she has been a champion of Boris Johnson’s London’s Rental Standard accreditation scheme.She is also active in politics, recently speaking at a Women’s Equality Party Conference urging delegates to lobby government on the provision of local retirement housing.Her lettings agency business has now been bought by nearby competitor Northwood Dulwich for an undisclosed sum.“There was a lot of interest in the acquisition of Daisy Lets and I am delighted to have been successful in acquiring what was a former competitor,” says Stuart Williams of Northwood Dulwich (left), who was supported by Northwood’s acquisitions team to make the purchase.“Daisy Lets is a great fit with my existing business, because it is an independently run agency, which had been locally owned and built up from the ground to establish a very strong brand. It now has an excellent reputation as a respectable award-winning business.”Northwood is to retain all Daisy Lets staff and ‘for now’ the name of the lettings agency business is to remain, so strong is its local reputation, says Williams. daisy lets Northwood July 23, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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 » Agencies & People » Leading voice of independents lettings agency sector sells up to Northwood previous nextAgencies & PeopleLeading voice of independents lettings agency sector sells up to NorthwoodDaisy Lets is the No.1 lettings agency in the Forest Hill area of south London but has now been sold by its founder Claire Empson to a local Northwood franchisee.Nigel Lewis23rd July 201901,298 Viewslast_img read more

GoFundMe Page To Help Fulfill Steve Sexton’s Wish To Send Underprivileged Kid To College

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare GoFundMe Page To Help Fulfill Steve Sexton’s Wish To Send Underprivileged Kid To CollegeFor those wanting to know about a memorial gift in honor of long-time racetrack and sports executive Steve Sexton:The Sexton family says Steve made a “bucket” list in 2009. One high on the list was sending to college an underprivileged kid who otherwise would not be able to attend. A GoFundMe page (link below) has been created to help the family fulfill Steve’s wish.https://www.gofundme.com/343nturmThe family asks that those who worked with or knew Steve to please share on social media and help spread the word.Sexton’s long career in horse racing included serving as president of Churchill Downs Race Track and Arlington Park and also working in track management at Santa Anita, Canterbury Downs, Golden Gate Fields, Thistledown and Lone Star Park. He also was president of Formula One United States in Austin, Texas, and most recently was managing partner of LOGE, a subsidiary of HKS Sports and Entertainment.Sexton died Dec. 12 after battling a rare form of brain cancer.His service is Monday at 11 a.m. CT at Compass Christian Church, 2600 Hall-Johnson Road, Colleyville, TX, 76034. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-5 p.m. CT at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home, 5725 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville, TX, 76034last_img read more

Summer-Like Start To The Weekend

first_imgA tale of two seasons this weekend. Summer-like to start the weekend then back to a cool onshore flow to finish the weekend. While showers are in the forecast, we will be mainly dry this weekend.Saturday will be the warmest day and more humid as winds will shift southwesterly allow temperatures to climb well into the 80s inland and near 80 at the beaches. If you are going to the beach, you still want to remain on the sand. Ocean temperatures are still quite cool in the mid 50s.Forecast Highs For SaturdayThe threat of scattered showers and t’storms is possible after 7pm as a front presses down on the region.Computer models show a batch of showers/t’storms moving through parts of NJ Saturday night. (Courtesy:tropicaltibits.com)Once the front moves through, onshore winds will develop on Sunday keeping temperatures in the low 60s.Forecast Winds For Sunday.More clouds will shroud the area on Sunday as the front stalls to our south. A few showers or drizzle is possible as temperatures will remain in the low 60s.Forecast Highs For Sunday.last_img read more

South Shore line offering “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion in January

first_img Twitter (Tommie Lee/95.3 MNC) Due to continued COVID-19 impacts on commuters, the South Shore Line will, again, offer a “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion.All monthly tickets purchased for the month of January 2021 will remain valid throughout February.Passengers purchasing a paper January monthly ticket should plan to keep that ticket and use it through February, and passengers purchasing a digital January monthly ticket via the mobile app will see a February ticket uploaded to their accounts prior to February.The South Shore has also extended its Free Weekend Westbound Rides promotion through the end of February. Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalMichiganNews WhatsApp South Shore line offering “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” promotion in January By Jon Zimney – December 30, 2020 0 231 Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleMan, 38, shot and killed while taking off in stolen vehicle in South BendNext articlePublic access to remain limited into mid-January at County-City Building Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebooklast_img read more

Rolling Stones Bassist Bill Wyman Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer

first_imgRolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to his representatives. The 79-year-old bassist performed with the Stones from the beginning in 1962, all the way until 1993.“Bill Wyman, former member of the Rolling Stones, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. He is undergoing treatment and is expected to make a full recovery as it was caught in the early stages,” the Rolling Stones’ rep said in a statement. “The Wyman family has asked for their privacy during this time. No further comment will be made at this point.”Wyman also conveyed a similar message to his fans: We’re thankful this cancer was detected early and that Wyman is already on the road to recovery!last_img read more

Touring the Yard with John Stilgoe

first_imgHarvard professor John Stilgoe takes viewers on a tour of historic Harvard Yard and explores its many unique and exciting features.last_img

Tim Allen & His Family Witness the Magic of The Lion King

first_imgThe Lion King had some very special guests in the Pridelands on November 23, 2014: Last Man Standing star Tim Allen, his wife Jane Hajduk and daughter Elizabeth! The trio headed to the Minskoff Theatre to see the “The Circle of Life,” “Hakuna Matata,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and more  live, then stopped backstage to hang out with Nteliseng Nkhela, who plays Rafiki in the hit Disney musical. Check out these photos of the Allen family’s trip to Broadway, then catch The Lion King’s gorgeous sets, costumes and songs in person. The Lion King from $75.00 Related Shows View Commentslast_img read more

Bills would alter judicial appointments

first_imgBills would alter judicial appointments April 1, 2003 Regular News Bills would alter judicial appointmentscenter_img Two bills proposing constitutional amendments that would affect the way judges are appointed have been introduced in the Florida Legislature.HJR 681 by Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Dania Beach, and SJR 1494 by Sen. Rod Smith, D-Gainesville, would change the way the appellate judiciary is appointed.Currently, judicial nominating commissions recommend candidates for the district courts of appeal and the Supreme Court when vacancies occur, and the governor makes the final appointment.Under the bills, which must be approved by voters if they pass the legislature, the JNCs for the appellate bench would be abolished. Instead the governor would nominate a candidate for a vacancy, subject to confirmation by the Senate, similar to the federal system.The governor’s nominee would not take office until the Senate confirms, according to the bills.“My view is that the traditional balance of powers is distorted when we do not have the legislative branch involved in the selection of the judiciary at the appellate level — those that make the decisions that affect the public policy and social policy of our state,” Sen. Smith explained about his bill.“In one fell swoop of one meeting of the Committee of Ethics and Elections, we confirmed like 30-plus positions as remote and obscure as Basin Board somewhere, a place I can’t locate and I have no idea what they do. But I don’t have the role in the confirmation of the judiciary. I think it creates an imbalance. I think it overly empowers the executive branch. I’m not anticipating it will pass right away, but I’m anticipating increasing interest. I’ve actually had some editorial support for it already.“I know some people say, ‘Oh, we don’t want to get into locking down the judge,’” Smith continued.“First of all, we rarely appoint judges like they do in the federal system. It would be rare that we would lock down an appointment. And there are ways we can make that impossible. For example, we don’t have the filibuster. So having said that, I’m confident this is the direction we ought to go. I believe that you can ask average Floridians, and they believe we do follow that balance-of-power approach, and they assume that we play some role.“The other answer I hear from time to time is that “Yeah, but, we do have judicial retention.’ The history of judicial retention is that it is a non-factor in the judiciary. In the history of this state, there has never been anyone close to not being retained. It’s only happened in three states in the United States, the last I knew. So, judicial retention is not an adequate answer. People have no idea what the judges are doing, whether or not they merit retention. Merit retention, for those judges, it is an illusion, rather than an actual check on their performance. I would rather at least know at one point in time that the legislative branch reviewed and approved the confirmation process.”The House measure was referred to the House Judiciary, Judicial Appropriations Subcommittee, and the Appropriations Committee. The Senate Bill has been referred to the Senate Judicial and Rules and Calendar committees.The second bill has been filed frequently in recent sessions and calls for opening the deliberations of the JNCs, which under the constitution are now closed.Rep. Fred Brummer, R-Apopka, introduced HJR 1135, which has been referred to the Judiciary and State Administration committees. Sen. Stephen Wise, R-Jacksonville, introduced SJR 2250 which had not been referred to any committees as this News went to press.Neither bill has been scheduled for a committee hearing at News deadline. Interested parties can track these and other bills using the legislature’s Web site. Go to www.leg.st.fl.us/ and click on either the House or Senate, and then select the “Bills and Related Items” option for a list of introduced bills.last_img read more

3 unconventional ways (and a bonus) to get motivated

first_imgIts Wednesday, you have made it through half of the week and you are eyeing the weekend. You might be looking at your computer right now knowing that you have work to do but just can’t seem to find the motivation to do it. Here are a few things you can do that might be outside of the traditional ways. Clean your desk. Will in your work rut take a look at your desk. Is there a coffee cup from this morning? Maybe a ton of papers you have been meaning to take to the recycle. No matter what it is clearing those things and sprucing your desk up a little might be just enough to get you moving forward again. Change your music.Are you currently listening to your weekend “kick back” music? Think about changing it up. Whether it is music that pumps you up or some classical music that zones you in finding what works for you might just be what you need to get out of your motivation log jam.   Our office used to enjoy some Jock Jams when we needed a pick me up. Find a little YouTube motivation.There are plenty of people who are extremely motivating. YouTube makes it easy to find someone you find motivating who might just give you the boost you need to move forward. Don’t think about just work, even listening to someone that might motivate you for a workout can help!Bonus.Working for CUInsight.com I am in a unique working situation, I get to telework. When I know I have a lot of work and drive needed for my day I make sure I get up and get ready like I am going into the office. Something about this makes my work seem so much easier when I lack the motivation that I normally have.  27SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Robbie Young Robbie is the Associate Publisher at CUInsight.com. As Associate Publisher, Robbie works with professionals throughout the credit union industry to find new and innovative ways to spread their message … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Credit application denied? Here’s what to do next

first_imgIt’s no fun being denied anything, especially credit. Usually when someone is trying to get a line of credit, it’s for a big reason or major life milestone. Having a credit application denied can feel like a real setback. But this rejection isn’t something to take personally. It’s more common than people realize and doesn’t spell doom for your financial future. In fact, credit denials can be a good opportunity to take proactive steps to improve your credit health long-term. If a lender denies your credit application, they will send you a letter called an adverse action notice. Don’t worry—it sounds more menacing than it really is. This letter will explain why the lender denied your application and give you information about the credit reporting agency they got your information from. With the notice, you are entitled to get a free credit report from that agency within 60 days. While the credit reporting agency provides your information, the lender ultimately makes the decision on whether to grant credit or not. If you need more information specifically about your denial, it’s usually best to contact the lender directly. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr How will I know I’ve been denied credit?last_img read more