State of the Market


Date: Friday 01-11-2019
Room: 5
Time: 13:10
Duration: 60
Cost: £0.00
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With house prices falling in the capital and rents rising well below inflation, where is the market heading? 

Is this a temporary Brexit-ish blip or do crystal ball gazers expect longer term woes?

And every market has its opportunities – should you buy, sell or hold? 

Meanwhile the latest regulatory juggernaut to head our way is the proposed abolition of no fault eviction.  How likely is that to go ahead and how should investors be preparing?

Join Kate Faulkner and an expert panel for what promises to be a lively and informative debate.

Speaker Profiles

David Sandeman

Managing Director | Essential Information Group

David purchased his first property at auction in 1984 and has been involved in auctions ever since.  In 1990 he set up the Essential Information Group ltd to report on every auction held in the UK. 

E I Group provides its clients with information on every property coming to auction by way of database searches and email ‘elerts’- and maintains full information on past lots also.

David is highly respected as one of the UK's auction specialists and is regularly interviewed by the national media for comment on the property auction market. He works closely with Auctioneers to promote the industry.

Kate Faulkner

Founder of |  author of the Which? Essential Guide: Property Investor's Handbook

Kate Faulkner, Bsc ( Econ), MBA DipM, CIM is one of the UK’s leading property experts. She is passionate that most of the problems in the residential property market can be solved if the media, industry and government worked together to educate consumers on how to carry out property projects.

To aid this, Kate has set up a free consumer site ( and working groups for homebuying and selling and The Lettings Industry Council.

Kate regularly features on BBC TV and radio including You and Yours, Moneybox and 5Live’s Midnight Property Expert as well as LBC’s Property Hour and on ITV’s This Morning.  She earns her money mainly through consulting projects with the industry.

Richard Blanco

London Representative | The National Landlords Association

Richard Blanco buys, lets and manages properties in six London boroughs.  His areas of interest and expertise include buying at auction, managing the development process, encouraging positive landlord tenant relations, financing and business strategy.

He is a London Representative for the National Landlords Association, has a keen interest in housing policy, press and media and regularly comments on housing matters through talks, blogging, press, radio and TV. 

He is a regular presenter of House Hunters International which broadcasts across the USA & Canada and presents the NLA podcast 'Inside Property' on Share Radio.

Michael Dent

Founder | PropertyData

Michael Dent is an entrepreneur and investor with a focus on technology businesses. He also co-founded leading London startup what3words. Programming since the age of eight, he looks after the technology.

PropertyData is a web tool to explore house prices, rental yields and generate property valuations. Draw a custom data area in any urban area in the UK and see local prices, market rents, and yields. Data available includes: Prices, Rents, Yields, Capital growth, Type & Demographics. They also offer useful property investment tools. 

Russell Quirk, MD Properganda PR

25 years’ property experience in both traditional estate agency and as a pioneer of the online sector

Media spokesperson on the housing market and the wider property industry for TalkRADIO, LBC,
BBC, Sky News, ITV and multiple national newspapers

Advisor to the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government – Home Buying and Selling
Group Member

Former elected councillor and Planning Committee Chairman. Public Sector Asset Committee Chairman

Author of Help to Build – Solving The UK Housing Crisis

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