Policy makers across England, Scotland, and Wales are proposing various ways to regulate short-term lets and holiday rentals to help solve the problem of low housing stock for letting agents, landlords, and tenants.
Goodlord is preparing to launch "digital landlord onboarding" in an industry first, to save letting agents time and improve the experience for landlords - with digital signing of the agency's Terms of Business the first element set for release.
Experts in the lettings industry share their predictions for what 2022 will bring, from tenant demand and landlord housing stock to the impact of legislative updates.
Both average rents and void periods held steady during December according to the latest Goodlord Rental Index, the strong holiday season indicating a promising year ahead for the lettings market.
The government has published an open letter to landlords and agents with key messages to share with tenants on how to stay safe during the winter surge of Covid-19.
The impact of Goodlord's new Rent Collection product has already been felt, with 97% of rental payments made within a week of their due date thanks to automatic payment reminders.
Robert Bolwell, Senior Partner at Dutton Gregory, answers your questions on the upcoming legislation that agents and landlords need to consider in 2022.
Void periods dropped across England during November as demand for rental properties continued apace. The average cost of rent was also down, further fuelling tenant demand to snap up new properties ahead of Christmas.
The government has started to relax its Plan B guidance for estate and letting agencies, as it winds down the Covid-19 restrictions that were announced at the end of 2021.
From the end of the temporary Covid-adjusted right to rent checks to Making Tax Digital for VAT returns, landlords are going to need letting agents' guidance more than ever in 2022 when it comes to compliance.