The Bank of England is currently considering the introduction of negative interest rates, to stimulate the economy and encourage more spending. So what would this mean for your landlords - and will their mortgages be free?
The Debt Respite Scheme, or "Breathing Space" law, will come into effect on 4 May 2021 in England and Wales, to "give someone in problem debt the right to legal protections from their creditors" - including tenants.
The recovery plan for Covid-19 is seen by many as an opportunity to reinforce and boost the UK's commitment to bring its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 - and here are just three ways the housing market can play its part in 2021.
Covid-19 guidelines for letting agents and landlords, updated with the introduction of a fourth tier and still applicable during the third national lockdown, continue to prioritise tenant safety while reminding agents of tenant protections in place.
The end of the year is looming and, with it, the end of the Brexit transition period. Some banks are expecting this to change their ability to operate freely across borders in the European Economic Area, and are already taking steps to close accounts for some of their EU-based customers - including UK landlords living abroad.
Open banking has potential applications across many industries - not least in lettings. Here’s how this secure online solution can help estate agents and letting agents.
This agency took an understanding and flexible approach to tenants struggling to pay rent during the pandemic - and has since been rewarded with a nil eviction rate and strong demand.
Letting your tenants know what to expect from the pre-tenancy tenancy process will help them move through it faster. Here are three areas you can advise them on plus a downloadable flyer for your tenants, outlining the referencing steps.
With the growth in pet ownership since the start of the pandemic, and the revised Model Tenancy Agreement making it easier for tenants to rent with pets, now is the time for your landlords to examine the benefits of allowing pets in their property, to appeal to this growing tenant base.
Local lockdowns are the government’s preferred alternative to another nationwide lockdown, but what does this mean for estate and letting agencies? Here’s advice from agents on the ground on how to prepare for a local lockdown.