London based Landlord and Property Expert

Richard Blanco is a London based landlord developer with properties in North, East and South East London. Areas of interest and expertise include buying at auction, managing the development process, encouraging positive landlord tenant relations, fundraising and business strategy. Richard is also a London Representative for the National Landlords Association, sets up and speaks at landlord meetings and works on policy, press and media campaigns. Recent television appearances include BBC, Sky & Channel 4 News and he has commented on housing issues on BBC Radio London, LBC Radio and Radio 4, plus appearances in a range of national newspapers and property websites.

Richard has featured in sixteen episodes of Househunters International which airs prime time in the USA, Canada and on Sky Living in the UK.  He also presents NLA podcast and Share Radio programme, Inside Property.

Richard Blanco out side residential property“What I love about working in property is that I enjoy breathing new life into old buildings, the people aspects of working with tenants and local communities and the number crunching of the financial strategy. The press and media aspects also enable me to promote good practice and challenge lazy stereotypes.  I am also passionate about working with landlords, sales and letting agents, local authorities and housing organisations to improve the private rented sector.”

Having originally trained in theatre and contemporary dance and with a passion for community arts, Richard founded and was director of Greenwich Dance.  Recent theatre work includes ‘The Boutique’ which he wrote and performed in for The Brighton Festival,  lighting design for ‘How To Reappear’ at the Swindon Fringe Festival and subsequent tour and a script for a diversity training film.  As an HR specialist, Action Learning facilitator and equality and diversity campaigner for many years, Richard has run over 1,000 courses across the UK and in Spain and he continues to work part time as a trainer, coach and consultant.