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Are holiday lets the key to future success?

It won’t be long before millions of Brits pack their suitcases, load their cars and head off on a summer staycation.
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How to avoid the void

New research from the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) found the number of landlords experiencing voids periods is creeping up, standing at a UK average of 35%, which is up from 33% from the previous quarter.
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How to avoid becoming shark bait

The ‘subdued’ property market combined with a wealth of new reforms is biting hard, with some big franchises circling small, independent competitors.
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Common tenant complaints

Tenant complaints are damaging your business right now. Not only are they time consuming to resolve, a drain on resources and demoralizing for your workforce, they’re also hurting your brand.
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Is the perfect tenant in the genes?

HMOs (Houses in Multiple Occupation) are some of the top-performing property investments but many landlords are put off running one and property managers weary of them due to their reputation.
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Warning: 10-year EPC itch

In our last newsletter we highlighted the looming EPC deadline (1st April 2018), from when every new let and tenancy renewal in the PRS must have a valid EPC certificate with a minimum rating of E.
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Eye-watering wages?

Ever wondered how much your fellow agents earn? Well, wonder no more as the new 2018 RICS and Macdonald & Company rewards survey has revealed that agents earn an average of £59,606 pa. In total, there were 117 responses from RICS sales and letting agents, although the level of seniority and geographical location of each respondent wasn’t detailed.
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Future-proof your profits by acting now

Do you believe if you repeatedly ignore bad news, it might go away? Are you utterly convinced that the Government will see sense, backtrack and allow you to continue charging tenant fees? Perhaps you have been far too busy (or hiding under a rock) to notice the avalanche of industry alterations that threaten your profitability.
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What hidden costs are draining your profits?

Hands up if you’re starting to take your income and profitability a lot more seriously? With the fee ban looming, it’s sensible to examine your income and expenditure in greater details.
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Can proptech ever replace people?

Proptech. It’s a whole new world reshaping the lettings industry, and the last two years have seen an explosion of supporting technologies and automated systems. It’s all sold to us as time and money saving but at what expense?
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