16 September 2021

Vouch: What agents and landlords need to know about the booming short-term let sector

Short-term lets can be beneficial to landlords and tenants looking for a more flexible solution than a long-term contract can provide - but some say this may pose a threat to the buy-to-let sector.

10 May 2021

How can your agency help your landlords manage risk with tenant referencing? [+ free tenant referencing checklist]

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.

12 April 2021

4 lettings insights from a referencing perspective

Most, if not all, tenants renting a property are referenced - and this means referencing companies have a front row spot to see market trends as they play out. Here's Liz Lloyd, Account Management Team Leader at Vouch, to share some insights.

Liz Lloyd

Liz Lloyd

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Vouch: What agents and landlords need to know about the booming short-term let sector

Posted by Liz Lloyd on 16 September 2021

Short-term lets are seen as both a boon and a threat to the rental sector. Now that the hospitality industry is starting to kick into gear after a period of Covid-related restrictions and limited activity, short-term lets are making headlines - but is it to the detriment of buy-to-let landlords?

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Topics: Business

How can your agency help your landlords manage risk with tenant referencing? [+ free tenant referencing checklist]

Posted by Liz Lloyd on 10 May 2021

Referencing can help flag many of the potential risks in renting a property to a new tenant, by delving into your tenants' background and circumstances. You can then make a decision on behalf of your landlord, or present them with your recommendations. You'll need to understand where your landlord may be willing to compromise and where you can help them manage risk, to make sure there's no ambiguity when you give the green light for a new tenant. You can also download a free checklist to help your tenants prepare for the referencing process and ensure they have the right information to hand.

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Topics: Customer experience

4 lettings insights from a referencing perspective

Posted by Liz Lloyd on 12 April 2021

In 2020, the lettings market was reeling from the closure of branches and restrictions that only allowed essential moves to take place. Many agents scrambled to set up virtual viewings and move their traditionally office-based processes to a remote working set up. Now, both agents and tenants are taking lockdown in their stride. While the first one saw limited tenant movement, the market's now busier than ever - with new and interesting trends emerging.

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Topics: Business

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