5 January 2021

    Update: Your guide to what the Tier 4 and third lockdown restrictions mean for letting agents and house moves

    As under Tier 4 restrictions, the lettings industry can continue to operate during the third national lockdown in England. Letting agencies can "continue to work" and people are permitted to move home.

    14 December 2020

    Lifetime deposits: Shaking up the system

    It's a year on from the Queen's speech outlining the Renter’s Reform Bill, including lifetime deposits. Here's an extract from our latest e-book, Your guide to lettings and the law, Vol II, to look at the sentiment around this deposit passporting concept.

    10 December 2020

    Goodlord & DAS UK Group win "Claims Partner of the Year" at Insurance Times Awards

    Goodlord and DAS UK Group jointly won "Claims Partner of the Year" at the 2020 Insurance Times Awards, recognising their market-leading Rent Protection & Legal Expenses Insurance policy which ensured that landlords, agents and tenants stayed protected throughout the pandemic.

    10 December 2020

    How the lettings landscape has changed and why insurance will be important to your proposition in 2021

    Goodlord’s Head of Insurance, Oli Sherlock, discusses how Rent Protection Insurance could help letting agents strengthen their offering to landlords in 2021.

    2 December 2020

    Rents drop in November as lockdown slows UK lettings market - Goodlord Rental Index

    The cost of rent dropped in every region monitored by Goodlord during November, with void periods edging up in most regions.

    17 November 2020

    Right to rent checks: a digital future

    Right to rent checks in England moved temporarily online in March 2020 in line with Covid-19 safety measures - and the government has doubled down on this initiative with the introduction of an online platform, in this extract from our e-book, "Your guide to lettings and the law, Vol II".

    16 November 2020

    Landlord Action's Legal Director answers letting agents' questions on the new possession process

    "It's more important now than ever to make sure you get professional advice about the serving of a notice," says Tim Frome, discussing the most recent changes to the possession process as a result of Covid-19.

    13 November 2020

    Analysis of Tier 3 impact on Leicester lettings foreshadows lockdown slump

    Leicester's lettings market in the region saw a spike in activity immediately before restrictions were introduced, followed by a significant slowdown when year on year figures were compared. 

    11 November 2020

    Improving Electrical Safety Standards in the private rented sector

    The introduction of Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 during the pandemic has led to extra safety measures being put in place - and highlighted potential bottlenecks in the process, in this extract from our e-book, "Your guide to lettings and the law, Vol II".

    4 November 2020

    How to keep your staff engaged and productive during lockdown and beyond

    Engaged staff are good for business, but how do you make sure your staff stay motivated and productive during lockdown and beyond?

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    Update: Your guide to what the Tier 4 and third lockdown restrictions mean for letting agents and house moves

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 05 January 2021

    The situation with Covid-19 is rapidly changing. For the latest guidelines, please refer to gov.uk.

    The government has confirmed that people can still move home and continue to view properties during the third national lockdown in England, as under Tier 4 restrictions, while continuing to follow appropriate Covid-19 safety guidelines. The lockdown will come into law on 6 January 2020 and is expected to be in place until at least February half term.

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    Topics: Covid-19

    Lifetime deposits: Shaking up the system

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 14 December 2020

    At the end of 2019, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said “The costs of deposits make it harder [for tenants] to move. We are going to fix that.” A solution was outlined in the Renter’s Reform Bill during the Queen’s Speech in December 2019 - lifetime deposits.

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    Goodlord & DAS UK Group win "Claims Partner of the Year" at Insurance Times Awards

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 10 December 2020

    Goodlord and DAS UK Group have been jointly awarded "Claims Partner of the Year" at the 2020 Insurance Times Awards. The accolade recognises their market-leading Rent Protection & Legal Expenses Insurance policy.

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    How the lettings landscape has changed and why insurance will be important to your proposition in 2021

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 10 December 2020

    Rent Protection Insurance has never been a more crucial component of a letting agency's landlord proposition than it has been this year, providing landlords with the security of income in an environment of uncertainty. Now, it’s more important than ever that letting agents are offering their landlords this protection as part of a comprehensive proposition. Goodlord’s Head of Insurance, Oli Sherlock, answers questions about how the market has changed in 2020 and how Rent Protection Insurance can help you strengthen your offering to landlords in 2021.

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    Rents drop in November as lockdown slows UK lettings market - Goodlord Rental Index

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 02 December 2020

    The latest Goodlord Rental Index shows a subdued rental market during November, thanks to the country-wide lockdown. Rents were down and voids were up, with the average income of tenants also starting to slide. However, the market picked up speed again during the last week of November, with renewed activity sparking an above average rate of new applications during a traditionally quiet period for the market. 

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    Topics: Data

    Right to rent checks: a digital future

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 17 November 2020

    The English right to rent checks on the immigration status of potential tenants, first introduced in 2016, are mandatory for letting agents and their landlords. Any agents or landlords accepting a tenant who doesn’t have the right to reside in the UK will leave themselves open to prosecution and potential unlimited fines.

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    Topics: Compliance

    Landlord Action's Legal Director answers letting agents' questions on the new possession process

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 16 November 2020

    Landlord Action's Legal Director, Tim Frome, talks to Goodlord's Oli Sherlock about how possession cases are faring since the reopening of the courts, with insights from on the ground for letting agents and landlords who are going through the new process.

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    Topics: Covid-19

    Analysis of Tier 3 impact on Leicester lettings foreshadows lockdown slump

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 13 November 2020

    An analysis of the impact of Tier 3 restrictions on the lettings market in Leicester, which was under extra restrictions for more than 120 days, indicates that the current lockdown could slow the rental market in England despite house moves being permitted under the current lockdown rules. 

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    Topics: Data

    Improving Electrical Safety Standards in the private rented sector

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 11 November 2020

    Since 1 July 2020, landlords and agents in the private rented sector in England have been required to carry out electrical installation inspections and testing on all new tenancies in England under the new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. This legislation will extend to include all existing tenancies on 1 April 2021.

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    Topics: Compliance

    How to keep your staff engaged and productive during lockdown and beyond

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 04 November 2020

    How do you get the most out of your team? Goodlord's Oli Sherlock, Head of Insurance, and Leah Ellis, Head of People, joined Charlotte Campbell, Director of The Able Agent, to discuss how you can equip your lettings staff to get the best results.

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