“To help the renter, you have to think about what’s happening to the landlord”: Meredith Greif on the clumsy regulation of rented homes
Meredith Greif is a sociologist at Johns Hopkins University. She spent two years interviewing more than 100 landlords to learn why they treat tenants the way they do and how the system could improve for both.
A failure to act: The Robert Troy debacle highlights how Sipo has been politically neutered
If any good is to come from Robert Troy’s property travails, it will be the recasting of Sipo into a watchdog that is genuinely fit for purpose. As it stands, despite repeated pleas, it lacks the legislative tools and financial means to adequately fulfil its role.
“Go negotiate with landlords”: How New Look’s examinership bid came unstuck
In a landmark judgement, the High Court has agreed with landlords that the retailer New Look is not yet insolvent and has set aside the appointment of an interim examiner. The result is expected to set down a marker for failing businesses in the Covid era.