3 November 2020

    Rents down and voids increase as market cools across UK - Goodlord Rental Index

    October proved a slower month for the UK rental market, with the average cost of rent decreasing and void periods increasing in all regions monitored by Goodlord.

    2 November 2020

    Regulation of Property Agents: Creating a younger industry?

    In this excerpt from our latest e-book, "Your guide to lettings and the law, Vol II", the move towards regulation of estate and letting agents has progressed in 2020, with a consultation on the Code of Practice - and agents are looking ahead to the changes the regulation may bring to the industry.

    20 October 2020

    Goodlord adds facial recognition technology as part of referencing revamp

    Goodlord customers will now be able to use a bank-grade authentication service that uses facial recognition to match photos of applicants to the photo on their ID as part of its revamped referencing service.

    19 October 2020

    ARLA Propertymark Q&A: Managing Covid-19's continued impact on the possession process

    A legal expert for ARLA Propertymark answers letting agents' questions on kickstarting the possession process for stayed cases, how long it could take for cases to be heard, accelerated procedures, notice periods for arrears, and more.

    16 October 2020

    ARLA Propertymark legal expert says landlords can serve Section 8 notice twice, if needed

    Robert Bolwell, Senior Partner at Dutton Gregory, which manages the ARLA Propertymark Legal Helpline, said letting agents and landlords should consider serving a second Section 8 notice if rental arrears accrue to more than six months of missed payments.

    6 October 2020

    Voids reassuringly steady despite movement in rents - Goodlord Rental Index

    Goodlord reveals key figures for the private rented sector for September 2020 based on tenancies processed through our platform, including average rents and voidage periods, in the Goodlord Rental Index.

    14 September 2020

    Optimism about future of lettings increases following pandemic - State of the Industry report

    Property professionals are feeling more optimistic about the lettings sector than they were at the outset of 2020, despite the challenges of Covid-19, shows Goodlord's State of the Industry Report for Summer 2020.

    7 September 2020

    Goodlord and Reapit announce new software integration to further simplify tenancy creation

    Goodlord has announced the integration of its award-winning lettings software with Reapit, the industry’s leading property management software provider, to further streamline the lettings process for agents.

    4 September 2020

    Voids settle but rents on the rise as market starts to steady - Goodlord Rental Index

    Goodlord reveals key figures for the private rented sector for August 2020 based on tenancies processed through our platform, including average rents, tenancy lengths, voidage periods and more, in the Goodlord Rental Index.

    5 August 2020

    Rental market continues to enjoy bumper summer - Goodlord Rental Index

    Goodlord reveals key figures for the private rented sector for July 2020 based on tenancies processed through our platform, including average rents, tenancy lengths, voidage periods and more, in the Goodlord Rental Index.

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    Rents down and voids increase as market cools across UK - Goodlord Rental Index

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 November 2020

    October proved a slower month for the UK rental market, with the average cost of rent decreasing and void periods increasing in all regions monitored in Goodlord's Rental Index.

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    Topics: Data

    Regulation of Property Agents: Creating a younger industry?

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 02 November 2020

    The Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) was first proposed in 2018, with a working group laying out a new regulatory framework in the RoPA Report, published in July 2019.

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    Topics: Compliance

    Goodlord adds facial recognition technology as part of referencing revamp

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 20 October 2020

    Goodlord has released an enhanced version of its referencing service for letting agents across the UK. Their offering now includes bank-grade facial recognition technology and fully integrated Open Banking capabilities. 

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    ARLA Propertymark Q&A: Managing Covid-19's continued impact on the possession process

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 19 October 2020

    Robert Bolwell, Senior Partner at Dutton Gregory, which manages the ARLA Propertymark Legal Helpline, answered letting agents questions on Covid-19's impact on the possession process in a Goodlord webinar. Click on a question to jump to the answer or watch the webinar on-demand now.

    1. How would you summarise the key changes for people who haven't yet had to use the courts since they reopened?
    2. If you have a case that's been stayed, how do you kick start that process again?
    3. How long will it take for cases to be looked at if there aren’t significant arrears?
    4. When it does mean you're going to be physically in front of a judge if you are pursuing a possession claim together with a claim for rent arrears?
    5. If there aren’t any arrears, do you need to provide a Covid-19 statement with the paperwork or only when requested?
    6. How much notice does the tenant have to give to the landlord's agents?
    7. Do we have to change the wording on section eight notices around the grounds for rent arrears?
    8. What do I do if I've got rent arrears now of five months? Do I serve a notice now for six months’ expiration date or do I wait till they go over the six month mark?
    9. Can you get ahead of the game by submitting a claim to the courts before the notice is expired?
    10. If a section 21 notice has been issued and the tenant has now fallen into a periodic tenancy, and there has been since then a revised TDS certificate. Does that revised certificate somehow revoke the section 21 that happened beforehand?
    11. How could the Tenant Fees Act impact payment plans?
    12. What do you do if you haven't heard a peep out of your tenant? 
    13. What impact do you think Covid-19 might have on the courts if a tenant starts to argue that actually that process has been affecting the tenant?
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    Topics: Covid-19

    ARLA Propertymark legal expert says landlords can serve Section 8 notice twice, if needed

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 16 October 2020

    A legal expert for ARLA Propertymark has said letting agents and landlords should consider serving a second Section 8 notice if rental arrears accrue to more than six months of missed payments, even if their original Section 8 has yet to come into force. This is because of a crucial change at the six months of arrears mark, when the notice period for tenants drops from six months to just four weeks.

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    Topics: Covid-19

    Voids reassuringly steady despite movement in rents - Goodlord Rental Index

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 06 October 2020

    The latest Rental Index from Goodlord, which analyses over 20,000 UK tenancies each month, has shown a strong picture for the rental market as voids hold steady and rents only drop marginally across the UK. 

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    Topics: Data

    Optimism about future of lettings increases following pandemic - State of the Industry report

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 14 September 2020

    After a torrid 8 months, you could forgive the lettings market for feeling wary about the future. However, the latest State of the Industry Report for Summer 2020 from Goodlord paints a very different picture. Our detailed survey of over 350 lettings professionals has revealed that optimism is higher than pre-pandemic levels, with a huge 80% feeling positive about the future.

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    Topics: Data

    Goodlord and Reapit announce new software integration to further simplify tenancy creation

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 07 September 2020

    Goodlord is excited to announce that its award-winning lettings software has added Reapit, the industry’s leading property management software provider, to its ever-growing list of integrations, further streamlining the lettings process for agents. Agents can get a first look at the integration in a webinar on 10 September, which is being co-hosted by Reapit CCO Paul Starkey.

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    Voids settle but rents on the rise as market starts to steady - Goodlord Rental Index

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 04 September 2020

    August proved to be another successful month for the lettings market shows the latest Goodlord Rental Index, as demand from students and young professionals continued to fuel the sector. Rents were up by 2% overall, although some regions fared better than others.  Void periods were up by an average of 2 days across the UK compared to July; reflecting an easing of the ‘rush to rent’ which characterised early summer. However, with void periods in most regions still well below their annual average, the market remains strong heading into autumn. 

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    Topics: Data

    Rental market continues to enjoy bumper summer - Goodlord Rental Index

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 05 August 2020

    The UK’s rental market continues to go from strength to strength, according to the latest Rental Index from Goodlord, with the ‘summer boom’ continuing throughout July.  The latest data shows rents up and voids dramatically down, as tenants continue to hunt out new leases following months of lockdown-induced delays.

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