John Hards has more than 40 years’ experience in the industry, starting out as a general practice agent/trainee surveyor, qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor in the early 1980s.
John has provided advice and consultancy to both major corporates and smaller private business and is actively involved working on the tenant fee ban with The Lettings Industry Council and Fair Fees Forum and government.
John spent 35 years with Countrywide leading the residential lettings business, around 25 years as MD, then with a handful of branches scattered across the UK, it became the UKs largest and probably most successful and profitable lettings business, with over 400 branches.
John has a real passion for the business and the people who work within it. He believes that raising standards – on a personal and business level – is critical to modern life so he is always striving to put back what he has gained over the years.
John is also a former Director of arla | propertymark and TDS.