The government has confirmed that the evictions ban will end on 31 May 2021 and from 1 June, notice periods - which had previously been extended to six months - will be set at four months.
Data can help make estate and letting agents more efficient, demonstrate the concrete value that you bring to your customers, and help you make more informed decisions for your business.
The Queen's Speech confirmed that the Renters' Reform Bill is back on the agenda for 2021, with consultation response on the proposals, announced in 2019, to be published in the autumn.
Handling different audiences across different branches is a challenge that many letting and estate agencies face. While your agency should tailor its approach to deliver the right service, aligned staff values will keep all branches heading in the right direction and could become a Unique Selling Point (USP), says estate agency James Laurence.
Changes to right to rent checks for citizens of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein are expected after 30 June 2021, according to current government guidance.
Estate and letting agents need to fully understand what criteria and potential risk their landlords will accept when choosing a new tenant, especially where they'd be willing to compromise - or what constitutes a hard "no". That conversation can take place at three points, as Liz Lloyd, Account Management Team Leader at Vouch, explains.
There was little change to average rents in England in April 2021 showed the latest Goodlord Rental Index, but void periods rose in most areas of the country.
When it comes to Rent Protection Insurance, there are headline benefits which make a policy stand out - and understanding the policy wording can help you filter through the noise, and decipher exactly what you'll get, as Oli Sherlock, Goodlord's Director of Insurance, explains.
Zest Sales and Lettings stands out in the Bath region for its customer service, as demonstrated through the various awards that it's won. However, it's recognition from its landlords that leads to recommendations in the long term, to help it continue attracting customers, even during uncertain times.
The pandemic was a chance for Wilkinson Estates to look at how to improve efficiencies in all areas, to be able to spend more time on ensuring the best service for its customers - and earn more instructions.