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Martyn Gerrard in the news - October

Martyn Gerrard in the News

This month, properties on our books were seen by huge swathes of London’s commuters via one of the capital’s most well-read papers, as well as high-flying travellers in a magazine regularly found in business lounges across the country. We work with a specialist media agency to secure your property inclusion in the press, like London’s leading property column, Metro’s Neighbourhood Watch, and a luxury property magazine, International Property and Travel, to name two from October alone.


Martyn Gerrard also continues to fight your corner and demand meaningful change across both local and national housing markets. Most recently, our Managing Director, Simon Gerrard, has been in correspondence with Housing Minister Esther McVey, relaying the concerns of the North London community he represents and how they have been affected by ongoing economic uncertainty and various Government housing policies, including HMO legislation, Stamp Duty regulations and the Tenant Fee Ban. Although the Housing Minister’s response noted Simon’s concerns, there were many issues that she failed to address and so we are continuing the fight, developing a response to further challenge the Government.


In order to support his local community, Simon regularly writes advice articles for landlords and tenants; this month, he discussed how landlords can navigate HMO licencing regulations and shed light on a confusing piece of legislation in an article for the leading title, Ham & High. He also explored how the Homes Act would affect landlords in an article for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s HomeWise, which reaches a significant national audience of landlords and tenants. Most recently, Simon appeared on Talk Radio, outlining the failures of the government’s starter homes plan and what can be done to rectify them.


To give you a flavour of how we support our clients in the media – whether they’re tenants, landlords, buyers or sellers – take a look at some recent press highlights:  


5th November, Talk Radio, ‘The Eamonn Holmes show - the problem with the starter home plan' (interview with Simon Gerrard) listen here


4th November, International Property and Travel Magazine, ‘Homes near the Heath’ (mention of Martyn Gerrard property) read more (page 18)


30th October, RBS HomeWise, ‘The Homes Act 2018: a closer look’ (comments by Simon Gerrard) read more


29th October, METRO, ‘Neighbourhood Watch: Highgate’ (mention of Martyn Gerrard property and comments by Simon Gerrard) read more


29th October, METRO, ‘Neighbourhood Watch: Highgate’ (mention of Martyn Gerrard property and comments by Simon Gerrard) [print]


4th October, Ham & High, ‘Landlords urged to get informed on new rules’ (bylined article by Simon Gerrard) [print]