16 November 2021

Goodlord launches Rent Collection feature to eliminate rent chasing

Goodlord is set to make chasing rental payments a thing of the past with the launch of its new Goodlord Rent Collection product, which automates payment reminders to tenants, eliminating the need for manual chasing by letting agents.

5 November 2021

Sheffield-based proptech platform Vouch raises headcount by 46% in six months

Referencing service provider Vouch, part of the Goodlord Group, increased its workforce by 46% over a six-month period, despite ongoing Covid-19 related uncertainty in the lettings sector.

2 November 2021

Rents fall and voids cool as market settles ahead of winter - Goodlord Rental Index

The average cost of rent dipped by an average of 8.9% compared to September prices in October, while voids hit the highest averages recorded since May, in Goodlord's latest Rental Index.

27 October 2021

3 key takeaways from the Autumn Budget 2021 for agents and landlords

The Chancellor has announced his Autumn 2021 Budget, which includes investments in housing and business rates relief. Here are three key takeaways for letting and estate agents and landlords.

25 October 2021

£65 million Covid-19 fund announced to support tenants struggling to pay rent in England

A new fund of £65 million has been announced in England, to rival those already in place in Scotland and Wales, to support low-income tenants at risk of eviction during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

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Goodlord launches Rent Collection feature to eliminate rent chasing

Posted by The Goodlord team on 16 November 2021

Goodlord's Rent Collection service will automatically send tenants a reminder to pay three days before their rent is due and chase again as soon as a payment is late. The tool has been available to some of its customers for a few months in beta mode. It will now be available to anyone using Goodlord's lettings platform.

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Sheffield-based proptech platform Vouch raises headcount by 46% in six months

Posted by The Goodlord team on 05 November 2021

Referencing service provider Vouch has increased its workforce by 46% in the last six months, despite uncertainty within the sector triggered by the pandemic. The company now employs 35 people, up from 24 back in March, with the new hires ranging from technology development to referencing and sales.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Rents fall and voids cool as market settles ahead of winter - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 02 November 2021

Following several months of rising rents and falling voids, the latest Rental Index from Goodlord shows that the pace of the market may be cooling as lettings head into winter, but that year-on-year demand remains very high in comparison to 2020 figures.

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Topics: Data

3 key takeaways from the Autumn Budget 2021 for agents and landlords

Posted by The Goodlord team on 27 October 2021

The government has outlined its investment spending plans in the October 2021 Budget and Spending Review, promising to deliver "an economy fit for a new age of optimism." Letting and estate agents should in particular be aware of plans announced to cover investment in housing stock, green homes, and business rate relief initiatives.

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Topics: Business

£65 million Covid-19 fund announced to support tenants struggling to pay rent in England

Posted by The Goodlord team on 25 October 2021

The Department for Levelling Up has announced a new fund of £65 million to support vulnerable renters struggling to pay their rent in England. Councils will be able to allocate funds throughout the winter months to low income earners on a case by case basis, to "prevent homelessness and support families get back on their feet".

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Topics: Compliance

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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Topics: Goodlord Group

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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Topics: Data

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. 

➡️ See all our resources for letting agents on the energy crisis.

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Topics: Business

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 during the energy crisis. 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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Topics: Compliance

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