It's a busy time in sales and lettings - and Silwoods Estate and Letting Agents has decided to delve into the world of video marketing to help alleviate time pressures on its staff and ensure it can continue to bring the best value to its customers and landlords.
The new right to rent online checking process, the upcoming end of the furlough scheme, and property stock levels are just three things that will affect the referencing process for landlords and agents going forwards.
Goodlord has partnered with Legal & General to offer tenants renting a property through the Goodlord platform a new Illness and Injury Insurance, designed for the modern-day renter.
Demand is growing as we head into the traditionally busy summer months for lettings and you can make sure you’re not wasting your landlords' or agency’s time or money on applicants your referencing provider would advise against with just a few key questions.
EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens will need to use the government's new "View and Prove" online service to demonstrate their right to rent in England after 30 June 2021.
Estate and letting agencies who embrace strong internal communication to maintain company culture will find their staff are more motivated and productive. This can then have a positive impact on conversations with landlords and tenants, as this extract from our latest e-book, How to maximise your agency's potential, explains.
Letting agency Property Shop Yorkshire goes through an extensive pre-qualification process with its applicants, taking care to find tenants that are suitable for its landlords' properties well before referencing starts.
Lettings businesses that are subject to money laundering legislation need to register with HMRC by 10 June, or risk a penalty, in addition to carrying out a risk assessment and customer due diligence to be compliant with The Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Regulations 2019.
Referencing company Vouch, which joined the Goodlord family under the umbrella of the Goodlord Group in 2020, has launched "Home Move Assistant", a new portal to help letting agents boost their revenue streams with commission-based services for tenants.
Voids are tumbling across the country and rents continue to be more resilient than predicted, shows the latest Goodlord Rental Index.