Landlord Action's Legal Director, Tim Frome, answers questions about what the Debt Respite (Breathing Space) Scheme could mean for letting agents, landlords, and their tenants.
An effective brand begins with understanding your target audience, says Peter Knight, founder of the Property Academy, in this extract from "How to win more landlords in a challenging environment".
Tenant housing priorities have shifted as a result of Covid-19 - though demand is still high - which means that letting agents who rethink the way they position their properties could help their landlords find and retain the best tenants in the current market.
The Government has extended the evictions ban in England for a further six weeks, meaning that evictions will not be enforced by bailiffs until 31 March 2021 at the earliest.
ARLA Propertymark's Robert Bolwell, Senior Partner at Dutton Gregory, answers questions on the Changes to the evictions process, serving notices and new court processes as a result of Covid-19.
Rents are holding steady in the regions monitored by the Goodlord Rental Index, despite the slower pace of lettings at the beginning of the year.
Legislation is now one of the key drivers for landlords choosing to take up a letting agent's services. Showing how much you can do for landlords in this area could be the difference between bringing them on as let-only or fully managed, say agents in an extract from Goodlord's e-book "How to win new landlords in a challenging environment".
Christopher Watkin shares why letting agents should use newsletters, blogs, videos, and social media to win more landlords by providing information about their local property market.
The guidance for landlords and tenants during Covid-19 has been updated to make serious rent arrears "greater than 6 months' rent" exempt from the extended evictions ban in England - removing the stipulation that rent accrued since the start of the first lockdown in March 2020 could be discounted.
The cost of rent saw only minimal change in the regions monitored by Goodlord during December, with average void periods either improving or holding steady.