11 August 2021

The furlough scheme is nearly over and rent arrears are high - what now for your tenants?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has started to wind down - so what levels of arrears will this leave in the aftermath and what financial support is still available for your agency's and landlord's tenants in England, Scotland and Wales?

5 May 2021

What do you need to know when choosing Rent Protection Insurance? [+ free guide]

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.

21 September 2020

Q&A: Landlord Action's Paul Shamplina answers questions on the pre-action protocol

Landlord Action's Paul Shamplina joined Goodlord's Oli Sherlock in a webinar, Everything you need to know about the pre-action protocol, to discuss the latest developments in eviction proceedings, including the serving of notices, reactivation notices, and the wider effects of the changes over the past six months. 

22 July 2020

Four things to consider when choosing a Rent Protection Insurance policy for your landlords

Rent guarantee cover has been under scrutiny for its performance during the pandemic. Agents offering this service to their landlords may risk losing the trust of their customers with the wrong policy, so here are four things to consider when making the choice.

12 June 2019

How do deposit replacement schemes work? [+ free fact sheet for tenants]

Deposit replacement schemes are becoming increasingly popular - but how do they actually work? We've put together a guide to the pros and cons of deposit replacement schemes for tenants, landlords and letting agents - plus you can download a free fact sheet to share with your tenants.

28 January 2019

What should you look for when choosing a Rent Protection Insurance policy?

How to ensure you choose a Rent Protection Insurance policy that's comprehensive enough to provide your landlords with peace of mind.

Oli Sherlock

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The furlough scheme is nearly over and rent arrears are high - what now for your tenants?

Posted by Oli Sherlock on 11 August 2021

The wind down of the UK-wide Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme signals an end to one of the largest financial support schemes for employees, including tenants, set up during the pandemic in Great Britain - but now the lettings industry is asking what's next.

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Topics: Customer experience

What do you need to know when choosing Rent Protection Insurance? [+ free guide]

Posted by Oli Sherlock on 05 May 2021

Whether you know it as rent guarantee insurance or rent protection insurance, its purpose is normally the same: to protect your landlord's investment and help you protect your agency's bottom line. Here's a guide of what you should look out for in the policy wording when choosing the best product for you and your landlord.

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Topics: Business

Q&A: Landlord Action's Paul Shamplina answers questions on the pre-action protocol

Posted by Oli Sherlock on 21 September 2020

Landlord Action's Paul Shamplina joined Goodlord's Oli Sherlock in a webinar, Everything you need to know about the pre-action protocol, to discuss the latest developments in eviction proceedings, including the serving of notices, reactivation notices, and the wider effects of the changes over the past six months. 

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Topics: Covid-19

Four things to consider when choosing a Rent Protection Insurance policy for your landlords

Posted by Oli Sherlock on 22 July 2020

Rent Protection Insurance is designed to bring landlords and letting agents peace of mind, covering a loss of income if a tenant’s unable to pay rent. This peace of mind was shaken by the pandemic, and so-called "eviction bans".

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Topics: Customer experience

How do deposit replacement schemes work? [+ free fact sheet for tenants]

Posted by Oli Sherlock on 12 June 2019

Deposit replacement schemes are becoming increasingly popular with both letting agents, landlords and tenants alike - but how do they actually work? In a nutshell, deposit replacement schemes are services taken out by either tenants or letting agents to provide protection to the landlord against any potential breaches of the tenancy agreement. In most cases the tenant pays a non-refundable fee instead of a traditional deposit of five or six weeks’ rent.

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Topics: Compliance

What should you look for when choosing a Rent Protection Insurance policy?

Posted by Oli Sherlock on 28 January 2019

Letting agents' number one priority is looking out for the best interests of their landlords. Rent Protection Insurance is one of the many ways agencies can do this, by protecting landlords against the risk of letting out an investment property. However, many letting agents are sceptical of the real value of some rent guarantee policies. The issue with many of these policies is they’re not comprehensive enough and the criteria has made them incredibly difficult for landlords or agents to claim on. When evaluating a policy, the main thing to do is to read through the policy wording and ensure you understand how the policy works. There are a few high level details you can look for to help identify whether the policy is going to be suitable.

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Topics: Business

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