In mid-June we held a social housing legal conference at Beaumont House that was, if our very own ‘exit polls/feedback forms’ are to be believed, a huge success.
While the rest of the country might be heading to the polling stations, the Owen White franchise team will be heading to Nottingham to attend the British Franchise Association’s annual conference on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th June.
On 17 June 2016 we will be holding our 2016 social housing legal conference.
The franchise team invited franchisors and franchise service providers from across the country, to attend the day-long event which had the theme of ‘Regenerating Your Franchise Network.
In our 12 February 2016 update on Rent Reductions (Welfare Reform & Work Bill – Feb 2016) we highlighted issues raised in the ‘ping-pong’ stage of the Welfare Reform & Work Bill about whether service charges were to be excluded or not when calculating the 1% rent reduction.
An important update on rent reductions – Welfare Reform & Work Bill If you are in the process of calculating the forthcoming 1% rent reduction & sending out letters to tenants please read this! Are Service Charges to be excluded when calculating the 1% rent reduction? In the last session in the House of Lords […]
That old truism, the 80/20 rule will tell you that in your franchise network 20% of the people will be taking up 80% of your time. These may be franchisees who are under-performing, not co-operating or even rebelling against the systems you are trying to impose, through your franchise agreement, operations manual and the evolution […]
An interesting question and one which has the answer – ‘it depends’! A franchise comprises a licence to allow another party to operate the franchisor’s business. So the first element that must exist before a franchise is launched is a business, not an idea, but a real business with an operating track record that shows […]
The European Court of Human Rights has just delivered its decision in a case concerning an employer in Romania who accessed an employee’s Yahoo Messenger account, accessed and printed personal messages between the employee, his fiancée and his brother, some of them intimate and containing details about his sex life and dismissed him. The printed […]
Buying a Master Franchise – ‘new to the UK’ Buying a Master Franchise can offer an exciting business opportunity for those seeking a larger investment than simply acquiring a unit franchise,