State of the Market


Date: Wednesday 30-10-2019
Room: 5
Time: 13:05
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

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.

David Cox - ARLA

David Cox is Chief Executive of ARLA Propertymark. He joined ARLA, Association of Residential Letting Agents, in January 2014 bringing a sharply focused policy and stakeholder engagement perspective. David has worked alongside a diverse board of experienced practitioners from across the industry to transform ARLA into ARLA Propertymark, an organisation which protects consumers through measures including Client Money Protection, campaigning for mandatory regulation of the lettings industry and raising professional standards.

David has held senior policy roles at the National Landlords Association (NLA) and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI); a trained barrister, he has also acted as Parliamentary Advisor to a well-known backbench MP.

Tony Gimple

Tony Gimple is a natural leader, organiser, and communicator. A creative and original freethinker, he’s been motivating and mobilising people to achieve their financial, life, and property goals since the mid-1980s.

A graduate of the university of life, Tony has a varied and interesting background with experience gained in Loss Adjusting, the Military, Financial Services, Consulting, Insurance Broking and Law.  The subject of a Cranfield MBA thesis on entrepreneurship, Tony has a list of firsts to his name. He’s pioneered embedding mortgage brokers into estate agents with Legal & General, helped to set up and run the UK's first mainstream fee based financial planning business for American Express, and co-founded Chancery Law Group.

He wrote the Less Tax 4 Landlords guide to Owning Investment Property, ghost authored the Sunday Telegraph Guide to Wills, Trusts, & Inheritance Tax, and contributes to many of the property sector’s leading publications.

David Smith, Policy Director, RLA

David is a partner at Anthony Gold Solicitors. He specialises in landlord, tenant and property litigation, particularly in the residential sector. 
He has written and spoken extensively on landlord and tenant law and is particularly known for his work on the Housing Act 2004 in which he is a recognised expert. 
His  property work also includes acting as the Policy Director of the Residential Landlords Association.