Leaseholds have certainly come into the spotlight over recent years with the Law Commission investigating unfair practices and the Competition and Markets Authority looking further into the mis-selling of leasehold property. Now, a private members bill has been introduced to the House of Commons that, should it make it to the statute books, will certainly help “shake up” the market.

Energy efficiency is a major consideration for homeowners and home buyers alike. As a society, we are increasingly concerned about the impact that our homes are having on the environment. Indeed, data suggests that the average annual carbon footprint of a UK home is 10 tonnes per year and that UK housing now contributes over 40% of the country’s overall carbon emissions. But savvy homeowners are not only motivated by an altruistic desire to protect the environment, they also know that an energy efficient home means lower bills.

We catch up with Mike Jones, Aspire Residential’s Director of sales to find out why he co-founded Aspire, what his thoughts are on current market conditions and why he’s so passionate about Aspire Residential's values. We also ask him to tell us a little about what the future might hold for Aspire Residential.

The term "SEA Change" is normally used to denote a "substantial and significant change in perspective". At Aspire, our objective is to bring about a SEA change to the estate agency industry in the local area. That's why our Company is built on the S|E|A values of Service, Expertise and Accountability. But what do these really mean?

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