13 October 2021

Goodlord introduces uncapped insurance policy in market-first move

Goodlord becomes first company since the onset of the pandemic to offer Rent Protection Insurance that pay outs until vacant possession, with no cap on months.

11 October 2021

Goodlord acquires acasa as it accelerates plans for market leading end-to-end solution

Goodlord, the UK’s fastest growing lettings technology and services platform, has acquired the fintech app acasa. This acquisition forms part of Goodlord’s push to broaden the range of market-leading services it offers to letting agents and their landlords and tenants.

4 October 2021

Rents hit annual high despite voids edging up - Goodlord Rental Index

The average cost of rent is at a year-to-date high of £1,104 per property in September, while voids increased compared to August, but are still 10.5% lower according to the year-on-year figures.

30 September 2021

Energy crisis Q&A: Energy expert answers questions on what the crisis could mean for the lettings industry

Energy expert Rik Smith, previously of Uswitch and British Gas and current Head of Tenancy Services at Goodlord, answers letting agents' questions on the current energy crisis and how it could impact themselves and their landlords and tenants.

29 September 2021

Energy crisis: 5 financial support schemes to help tenants pay their energy bills

While the energy crisis is ongoing, your agency's tenants may be searching for ways to help pay their power bills over winter as energy costs rise. Here are five sources of financial support available to help them pay their bills in your landlord's property.

27 September 2021

Making Tax Digital: Preparing your agency and your landlords

Making Tax Digital aims to help businesses and individuals keep digital records and use software to meet with their HMRC obligations, across VAT, income, and corporation tax. Here's what your agency and your landlords need to know to stay compliant.

23 September 2021

Scottish letting agencies to access Goodlord's award-winning lettings platform

Scottish letting agents are now able to use Goodlord's award-winning lettings platform to reduce admin time, improve compliance, and create new revenue streams for their business, as the property technology company announces its official launch in Scotland today.

22 September 2021

Your guide to the energy crisis with free FAQ template for your tenants

Consumers throughout the UK will be worried about the impact the energy crisis could have on their bills or suppliers. Here's your guide to the changes to the Energy Price Cap, government support for tenants, what happens if a supplier goes bust, and free FAQ template to answer your tenants' questions.

20 September 2021

Your guide to gas safety in private rented properties

Landlords and agents are required to undertake gas safety checks on an annual basis to ensure their properties are safe for tenants. Here's a guide to what you need to know.

15 September 2021

Major industry survey reveals state of UK rental market - State of the Lettings Industry Report 2021

The biggest ever State of the Lettings Industry Report from Goodlord and Vouch shows in detail which pandemic-induced shifts have proved short-term, and what market movements look set to reshape the industry permanently

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Goodlord introduces uncapped insurance policy in market-first move

Posted by The Goodlord team on 13 October 2021

Letting agents and landlords utilising Goodlord's Rent Protection & Legal Expenses Insurance* policy will now have their rent protected until vacant possession is obtained, with no cap on the number of months covered. This will allow landlords to claim up to £100,000 worth of missed rent payments and legal expenses.

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Goodlord acquires acasa as it accelerates plans for market leading end-to-end solution

Posted by The Goodlord team on 11 October 2021

Goodlord, the UK’s fastest growing lettings technology and services platform, has acquired the fintech app acasa. This acquisition forms part of Goodlord’s push to broaden the range of market-leading services it offers to letting agents and their landlords and tenants. 

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Rents hit annual high despite voids edging up - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 04 October 2021

The latest Goodlord Rental Index shows that the average cost of rent in England has reached its highest level for 2021 so far, despite rents falling in some regions. Voids inched up compared to August, but remain much lower than annual averages. The data therefore points to a very slight cooling of demand during September compared to the lettings frenzy seen throughout the summer, but overall paints a picture of a much stronger rental market than seen at the same time last year. 

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Energy crisis Q&A: Energy expert answers questions on what the crisis could mean for the lettings industry

Posted by The Goodlord team on 30 September 2021

What are the options for tenants who are struggling to pay their bills? What happens if my tenants' energy supplier goes bust? What happens if I have a vacant property and the supplier goes bust? Energy expert Rik Smith answers these questions and more on the unfolding energy crisis and its impact on the lettings industry. 

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Energy crisis: 5 financial support schemes to help tenants pay their energy bills

Posted by The Goodlord team on 29 September 2021

As we head into the winter period, energy prices are projected to continue rising, with suppliers collapsing due to high fuel prices. You can share with your tenants a free FAQ sheet to reassure them about what this may mean for their energy supply, and encourage them to directly contact their supplier with any questions or concerns. You can also make them aware of these five sources of finance if they struggle to pay their bills in the coming months.

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Making Tax Digital: Preparing your agency and your landlords

Posted by The Goodlord team on 27 September 2021

The government has the ambitious plan to make HMRC "one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world" through Making Tax Digital (MTD), affecting VAT returns, income tax, and corporation tax. Landlords and estate and letting agencies need to be aware of the impact this will have and start to prepare their software systems in line with the latest rules.

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Scottish letting agencies to access Goodlord's award-winning lettings platform

Posted by The Goodlord team on 23 September 2021

Scottish letting agents are now able to use Goodlord's award-winning lettings platform to reduce admin time, improve compliance, and create new revenue streams for their business, as the property technology company announces its official launch in Scotland today. 

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Your guide to the energy crisis with free FAQ template for your tenants

Posted by The Goodlord team on 22 September 2021

The UK has been gripped by an emerging energy crisis: wholesale gas prices have increased by 250% since the beginning of the year, including a 70% rise since August, according to the Oil & Gas UK trade body. Five small energy suppliers have collapsed in September alone and experts have predicted that the industry may shrink to as few as 10 energy suppliers by the end of winter, down from about 70 suppliers at the start of the year. Now, fears are escalating that energy prices could soar to unaffordable levels for both everyday consumers and industry, leading the government to engage in crisis talks with the regulator, Ofgem, and key industry leaders. Here's your guide to the crisis, plus a free FAQ template to send to your tenants about how the crisis could affect them this winter.

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Topics: Business

Your guide to gas safety in private rented properties

Posted by The Goodlord team on 20 September 2021

The Gas Safety Register's latest research has highlighted that seven million homes in the UK could house an unsafe gas appliance - with the potential to cause carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires, and explosions. Landlords and agents bear the responsibility of ensuring these appliances are safe with yearly checks - or face a fine or a potential custodial sentence - under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998 in England, Scotland, and Wales.

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Topics: Compliance

Major industry survey reveals state of UK rental market - State of the Lettings Industry Report 2021

Posted by The Goodlord team on 15 September 2021

Lettings experts Goodlord and Vouch have released their largest ever State of the Lettings Industry report, an in-depth survey which provides an annual temperature check for the market. The report, which is released every September and this year involved 550 agents and 1,700 tenants from across the UK, shows in detail which pandemic-induced shifts have proved short-term, and what market movements look set to reshape the industry permanently. Explore the full report here.

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