AN ESTATE agent is leading the fight – against estate agents’ boards.
Peter Lawrence, director and founder of Lawrence Rand, wants out-of-date signs that clutter the street to be removed as soon as possible
His company, in Victoria Road, is part of Ruislip Manor Chamber of Commerce (RMCC), which works closely with Hillingdon Council.
The council has started a scheme to shift any boards that are left up in the high streets in Northwood Hills and Ruislip Manor long after a property has been sold or let.
Mr Lawrence said: “I am proud of the effort the council and the RMCC are putting into improving the high street for visitors and local businesses.
“Being able to get behind something like this means we as a company can lead by example and go that little extra way to transforming our town centre.”
A count of estate agent boards in Ruislip Manor and Northwood Hills this summer found 49 advertising properties in Joel Street, Northwood Hills, and 19 in Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor.
The council has appealed to estate agents to voluntarily remove the boards, warning that if they fail to do so, enforcement action will be taken. As well as Lawrence Rand, agents supporting the scheme include Bennett Homes, Gibbs Gillespie and AKA Sales and Lettings.
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