19April

Forum: Reno plan panic, possums and barking dogs

Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether owners are up to something, or they simply don’t know the correct procedures or they have left things too late and are panicking. I think more often than not it’s a question of all three. One of our Flatchatters’ neighbours has presented the owners corporation with plans for...

19April

Landmark joint statement on merger control enforcement from ACCC, UK’s CMA and Germany’s Bundeskartellamt

20 April 2021The ACCC, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority and Germany’s Bundeskartellamt have today issued a joint statement highlighting the importance of rigorous and effective merger enforcement. The statement will belaunched at a virtual event today by the heads of each of the agencies. “Competition can only be maintained by ensuring anticompetitive mergers do not...

19April

Podcast: U-Turn as ‘Airbnb’ history is repeated

Apologies for subjecting you to another short-term letting vent, but after last week’s embarrassing schemozzle when the new holiday rental regulations were announced, then shelved, we thought we’d better have a look at what was going on. And it turns out it was a case of history repeating itself. Remember a couple of years...