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Get with the gas

This year’s Gas Safety Week comes at the perfect time, with autumn drawing in and temperatures starting to drop. This year’s event runs from 17th to 23rd September, and represents the perfect opportunity for agents to open a dialogue with landlords and tenants.
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Is this what you should offer?

Hundreds of letting agents and property managers across the country are scratching their heads trying to fathom the perfect business model for the future but while many are procrastinating, one organization has stole a march and reinvented the traditional agency model.
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Rents rise as stock drops

The overwhelming sentiment in lettings is to ‘hold tight’, with a rebalancing in the market leading to some favourable conditions.
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Income increases there for the taking

With the tenant fee ban drawing ever closer, agents will be trying to plug the forthcoming financial gap. There are, however, a number of related positives to be drawn from...
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How to Rent warning: 2 updates in 2 weeks

July proved to be ‘silly season’, with high-profile Government resignations and a cabinet shuffle. In all the chaos (throw in England’s World Cup run and a crippling heat wave) and you may have
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540 and counting

No, not the number of housing ministers in the last 10 years but the reported number of compliance schemes in the UK lettings industry. There are so many hoops to...
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What’s the worst that could happen?

It’s not often we encourage letting agents to be pessimistic but now is one of those times. The industry will soon change forever and...
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Virtual reality property investment arrives

Rap stars, footballers, teenage boys and grown men have all been swept up in the global Fortnite craze (what do you mean you’ve never heard of it?) but a new, more useful computer game is set to launch – one that just might help the buy-to-let sector.
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Generation Rent turn into Lifetime Tenants

We’re all familiar with Generation Rent but new research has shown that tenant status may last for decades– with the new moniker now Lifetime Tenant.
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Give some post-Brexit confidence

It is actually Brexit - not tax changes, the ban on tenant fees or house prices - that is worrying those in property. A new study by online property auctioneer John Pye Property found landlords, property investors, owner-occupiers and insolvency practitioners feel Brexit is their biggest current housing market concern.
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