7 April 2021

Sean Hooker on the Regulation of Property Agents: enforcement, costs, and timelines

What could enforcement, agency costs and a potential timeline for the Regulation of Property Agents look like? Sean Hooker, Head of Redress at the Property Redress Scheme, shared his expert view at a recent Goodlord webinar.

6 April 2021

Rents rise alongside incomes during March - Goodlord Rental Index

Each region monitored by Goodlord saw a rise in the average cost of rent during March, the first time we have seen such a uniform increase across England since July 2020. 

31 March 2021

Why you should actively seek out reviews and referrals from your landlords

Don't sit back and wait for your landlords to provide you with reviews and referrals. Make sure you're leveraging the loyalty you've earned by asking for a review and highlighting referral schemes.

24 March 2021

Student rent revenues drop by 30% year on year

An analysis of 255,000 tenancies shows that revenues from student lets dropped by 30% in 2020, with the amount spent on student properties dropping from 12p in every £1 to just 8p between 2018/19 and 2020.

23 March 2021

12 months of COVID-19: The impact on the lettings market in numbers

Once lockdown came into effect on 23rd March 2020, the impact on the sector was swift, but the pace of activity appears to be increasing, pushing volumes much closer to those seen in 2020 before the pandemic hit. 

18 March 2021

How to leverage customer loyalty to win more business for your agency

Your agency can tap into positive sentiment from your landlords to help ensure their continued loyalty, encourage more take up of all the services that you have to offer, and win more instructions. Find out how, in this extract from "How to win more landlords in a challenging environment".

3 March 2021

Rents hold steady and falling voids give cause for optimism in February - Goodlord Rental Index

Average voids dropped by 3 days across England as a whole shows the latest Goodlord Rental Index, with certain regions seeing a sizeable reduction in voids.

1 March 2021

Q&A: What the Debt Respite (Breathing Space) Scheme could mean for letting agents

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.

22 February 2021

How to build an agency brand that resonates with your target market

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".

17 February 2021

4 ways to help your landlords find the best tenants in the current lettings market

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.

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Sean Hooker on the Regulation of Property Agents: enforcement, costs, and timelines

Posted by The Goodlord team on 07 April 2021

The Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) has been a long time coming, with the working group report published back in July 2019. Many agents are already starting to prepare by gaining level 3 qualifications and above, as is the expected requirement once the law is enacted - but there are still some questions left unanswered. Sean Hooker, Head of Redress at the Property Redress Scheme, answered some of those questions in our webinar, "Preparing for the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA)".

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Topics: Compliance

Rents rise alongside incomes during March - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 06 April 2021

The latest Goodlord Rental Index shows a buoyant lettings market in March. Tenant incomes rose across England, with rents increasing alongside. The average void period also stayed steady month on month. 

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Topics: Data

Why you should actively seek out reviews and referrals from your landlords

Posted by The Goodlord team on 31 March 2021

Once you’ve demonstrated to your landlords how much value you provide, don't be afraid to ask them if they’d consider leaving your agency a review on Google, allAgents, or Trustpilot or providing you with a testimonial you can use on your website and marketing materials. 

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Topics: Business

Student rent revenues drop by 30% year on year

Posted by The Goodlord team on 24 March 2021

The pandemic has had a major impact on the student rental market, a new analysis by Goodlord has revealed. During 2020, revenues from student lets dropped by 30% compared to figures from 2018 and 2019.

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Topics: Data

12 months of COVID-19: The impact on the lettings market in numbers

Posted by The Goodlord team on 23 March 2021

One year ago, the lettings market ground to an abrupt halt. With viewings and moves prohibited under all but the most exceptional circumstances, the whole industry scrambled to cope with this dramatic turn of events. In the 12 months since, letting agents and landlords have worked tirelessly to get the industry back on track and enable tenants to safely move house. We reviewed the highs and lows of the past year by the numbers, with volumes tracked using our Lettings Activity Tracker.

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Topics: Data

How to leverage customer loyalty to win more business for your agency

Posted by The Goodlord team on 18 March 2021

A landlord’s journey doesn’t end when they decide to take up your services. In fact, it’s only just beginning, and a successful relationship could drive even more business for your agency. 

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Topics: Business

Rents hold steady and falling voids give cause for optimism in February - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 March 2021

The latest Goodlord Rental Index indicates that February was another strong month for the lettings market, with rents holding steady and voids falling as tenants start to look beyond the pandemic. Following a better than expected performance for the lettings market in December and January, February figures provide additional cause for optimism for agents and landlords.

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Topics: Data

Q&A: What the Debt Respite (Breathing Space) Scheme could mean for letting agents

Posted by The Goodlord team on 01 March 2021

The Debt Respite Scheme, or "Breathing Space" law, will come into effect on 4 May 2021 in England and Wales, to "give someone in problem debt the right to legal protections from their creditors". Landlord Action's Legal Director, Tim Frome, answers questions from Goodlord's Oli Sherlock about what the new scheme could mean for letting agents, landlords, and their tenants.

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Topics: Compliance

How to build an agency brand that resonates with your target market

Posted by The Goodlord team on 22 February 2021

Once you have the building blocks of a winning proposition in place, how do you communicate these to potential landlords? Through your brand. Your brand is a vital component of what will make a landlord pick up the phone and call you when they have a property they need to let. It’s also what could send a house hunter straight to your office or website when they’re in need of a new place to call home. More than just a logo or a slogan, brand is the heartbeat and life force of your business. It’s your agency’s identity and has a major impact on whether customers choose you.

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Topics: Business

4 ways to help your landlords find the best tenants in the current lettings market

Posted by The Goodlord team on 17 February 2021

Demand in lettings is still high, but tenant priorities have shifted.  More than half of the tenants surveyed in Goodlord's State of the Industry Report 2020, Vol II think they’ll still be renting in the next five years  - and nearly a third considered moving home due to the pandemic. So how can you show potential and current landlords how you will capture this market by positioning their properties in the best possible light?

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Topics: Customer experience

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