12 July 2021

3 ways to make the most of the post-stamp duty holiday spike in lettings

Tenant demand is traditionally high in the summer and, with lockdown creating pent-up demand from renters and the stamp duty holiday over, summer 2021 promises to be a big one. Here are three ways to make the most of the increased demand in the coming months.

7 July 2021

Vouch and Goodlord integrate their technology to bring customers more flexibility and choice

Referencing solutions provider Vouch and lettings platform Goodlord have fully integrated their technologies, bringing their customers more flexibility and giving them access to more lettings and referencing solutions than ever before.

5 July 2021

Right to rent Q&A with David Smith of JMW Solicitors

David Smith, Partner at JMW Solicitors LLP, answers letting agents' questions on right to rent, from the changes to the process for EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens to the requirements when "Covid-adjusted" checks end.

3 July 2021

Voids down and rents up across the country as lettings market soars - Goodlord Rental Index

Rents increased in every region monitored by the Goodlord Rental Index in June.

18 June 2021

Right to rent: "Covid-19 adjusted" checks extended to 31 August 2021

The government has extended the virtual right to rent checks in England by an extra month to 31 August 2021, to reflect the extension of lockdown restrictions. The government has also dropped its requirement for letting agents and landlords to carry out retrospective right to rent checks on tenants for this period.

15 June 2021

Goodlord and Legal & General partner to offer renters illness and injury insurance

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.

7 June 2021

Vouch launches Home Move Assistant to create new revenue streams for agents

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.

3 June 2021

Voids tumble as ‘summer of lettings’ swings into gear - Goodlord Rental Index

Voids are tumbling across the country and rents continue to be more resilient than predicted, shows the latest Goodlord Rental Index.

19 May 2021

Paymentshield and Goodlord sign a five year partnership

Goodlord sets its sights on becoming UK’s biggest referencing business with a new five year partnership with General Insurance provider Paymentshield.

12 May 2021

UPDATED: Eviction ban to end on 31 May 2021 and notice periods to be reduced to four months

The government has confirmed that the evictions ban will end on 31 May 2021 and from 1 June, notice periods - which had previously been extended to six months - will be set at four months.

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3 ways to make the most of the post-stamp duty holiday spike in lettings

Posted by The Goodlord team on 12 July 2021

As the UK summer heats up, so does a letting agent’s diary, and the traditional spike in lettings can make or break the profitability for some agencies. With the stamp duty holiday over or starting to wind down in England, Scotland, and Wales, many agents around the UK will have more time to turn their attention to the lettings side of the business, where we're seeing heightened demand.

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Topics: Business

Vouch and Goodlord integrate their technology to bring customers more flexibility and choice

Posted by The Goodlord team on 07 July 2021

Referencing solutions provider Vouch and lettings platform Goodlord have announced that their technology and services are now fully integrated, meaning customers of either platform can benefit from a pooled range of lettings software and services.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Right to rent Q&A with David Smith of JMW Solicitors

Posted by The Goodlord team on 05 July 2021
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Topics: Compliance

Voids down and rents up across the country as lettings market soars - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 July 2021

While all eyes were on the sales market ahead of the June 30th Stamp Duty deadline, the lettings market recorded a strong month according to the Goodlord Rental Index, with voids continuing to decrease and rents strengthening across England. 

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Topics: Data

Right to rent: "Covid-19 adjusted" checks extended to 31 August 2021

Posted by The Goodlord team on 18 June 2021

The government has again extended the end date for adjusted right to rent checks. Since 30 March 2020, temporary measures for the right to rent checks in England, which traditionally take place in person, have been in place, allowing the checks to be carried out virtually. The temporary measures were originally set to end on 21 June 2021, but will now remain in place until 31 August 2021, to align with the extension of the final lockdown restrictions being lifted.

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Topics: Compliance

Goodlord and Legal & General partner to offer renters illness and injury insurance

Posted by The Goodlord team on 15 June 2021

Goodlord has partnered with market-leading insurance experts, Legal & General, to be the first to offer tenants across the UK access to Illness and Injury Insurance specifically designed by Legal & General for renters. The product is set to further bolster Goodlord's existing catalogue of insurance products for the lettings sector, including Rent Protection & Legal Expenses Insurance and Tenants Content and Liability Insurance.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Vouch launches Home Move Assistant to create new revenue streams for agents

Posted by The Goodlord team on 07 June 2021

Referencing service provider and part of the Goodlord Group Vouch has launched “Home Move Assistant”, a portal designed to create improved commission-based revenue streams for letting agents and ease the transition of home services for tenants.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Voids tumble as ‘summer of lettings’ swings into gear - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 June 2021

The rental market roared back to life in May after a steady start to 2021, with void periods diminishing across the country, according to the latest Goodlord Rental Index. Despite the sales market taking centre stage following the stamp duty-induced frenzy, the increasingly strong performance for lettings is set to dominate the narrative this summer. Across the country, voids are tumbling and rents continue to be more resilient than predicted. 

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Topics: Data

Paymentshield and Goodlord sign a five year partnership

Posted by The Goodlord team on 19 May 2021

General Insurance provider Paymentshield and referencing firm Goodlord have signed a partnership agreement for a further five years following a successful partnership which started in 2016.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

UPDATED: Eviction ban to end on 31 May 2021 and notice periods to be reduced to four months

Posted by The Goodlord team on 12 May 2021

The situation with Covid-19 is rapidly changing and this article will continue to be updated throughout. For the latest guidelines, please refer to gov.uk.

The government has confirmed that the evictions ban will end on 31 May 2021, however, bailiffs have been asked not to carry out an eviction if anyone living in the property has Covid-19 symptoms or is self-isolating. From 1 June 2021, notice periods - which had previously been extended to six months' notice - will be reduced to four months' notice. The announcement also said that, "subject to the public health advice and progress with the Roadmap", notice periods will return to pre-pandemic levels from 1 October 2021.

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Topics: Covid-19

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