26 August 2021

UPDATED: Government extends remote right to rent checks until 5 April 2022

Covid-adjusted right to rent checks will remain in place until 5 April 2022, when the government will look to introduce a permanent online solution for carrying out right to rent checks remotely for all nationalities.

24 August 2021

The Lomond Group partners with Goodlord to protect its landlords and streamline its processes

The Lomond Group is proud to announce that it has partnered with Goodlord to streamline lettings processes across the group's brands.

9 August 2021

UPDATED: Notice periods for rent arrears of less than four months reduced to two months

Notice periods for cases where there are rent arrears of less than four months have reduced to two months in England from 1 August 2021, with the notice period for arrears of more than four months remaining at four weeks.

4 August 2021

The rental market sees ‘record breaking’ July as demand surges - Goodlord Rental Index

The lettings market in England experienced a hugely busy July, with rents up and voids down across the board, as demand for rental properties goes from strength to strength.

12 July 2021

3 ways to make the most of the post-stamp duty holiday spike in lettings

Tenant demand is traditionally high in the summer and, with lockdown creating pent-up demand from renters and the stamp duty holiday over, summer 2021 promises to be a big one. Here are three ways to make the most of the increased demand in the coming months.

7 July 2021

Vouch and Goodlord integrate their technology to bring customers more flexibility and choice

Referencing solutions provider Vouch and lettings platform Goodlord have fully integrated their technologies, bringing their customers more flexibility and giving them access to more lettings and referencing solutions than ever before.

5 July 2021

Right to rent Q&A with David Smith of JMW Solicitors

David Smith, Partner at JMW Solicitors LLP, answers letting agents' questions on right to rent, from the changes to the process for EU, EEA, and Swiss citizens to the requirements when "Covid-adjusted" checks end.

3 July 2021

Voids down and rents up across the country as lettings market soars - Goodlord Rental Index

Rents increased in every region monitored by the Goodlord Rental Index in June.

15 June 2021

Goodlord and Legal & General partner to offer renters illness and injury insurance

Goodlord has partnered with Legal & General to offer tenants renting a property through the Goodlord platform a new Illness and Injury Insurance, designed for the modern-day renter.

7 June 2021

Vouch launches Home Move Assistant to create new revenue streams for agents

Referencing company Vouch, which joined the Goodlord family under the umbrella of the Goodlord Group in 2020, has launched "Home Move Assistant", a new portal to help letting agents boost their revenue streams with commission-based services for tenants.

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UPDATED: Government extends remote right to rent checks until 5 April 2022

Posted by The Goodlord team on 26 August 2021

The government has extended the end date for Covid-19 adjusted right to rent checks until 5 April 2022, which comes as a result of positive feedback about the ability to conduct checks remotely. The government has now started to review the availability of technology to support a system of digital right to rent checks in the future, with the intention of introducing "a new digital solution to include many who are unable to use the Home Office online checking service, including UK and Irish citizens". This will enable checks to continue to be conducted remotely but with enhanced security.

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Topics: Compliance

The Lomond Group partners with Goodlord to protect its landlords and streamline its processes

Posted by The Goodlord team on 24 August 2021

The Lomond Group is proud to announce that it has partnered with Goodlord to streamline lettings processes across the group's brands, which include Braemore, Stonehouse, Linley & Simpson, Dale Eddison, Thornley Groves, John Shepherd, Brand Vaughan and Michael Jones, and protect its landlords with Goodlord's Rent Protection & Legal Expenses Insurance.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

UPDATED: Notice periods for rent arrears of less than four months reduced to two months

Posted by The Goodlord team on 09 August 2021

The situation with Covid-19 is rapidly changing and this article will continue to be updated throughout. For the latest guidelines, please refer to gov.uk.

Notice periods for cases where there are rent arrears of less than four months have reduced to two months in England from 1 August 2021. The notice period for "serious arrears" is four weeks’ notice, with "serious arrears" defined as four or more months of unpaid rent.

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Topics: Covid-19

The rental market sees ‘record breaking’ July as demand surges - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 04 August 2021

The lettings market in England experienced a hugely busy July, with rents up and voids down across the board, as demand for rental properties goes from strength to strength. The latest Goodlord Rental Index showed that average rental costs are now well above the 12-month rolling average, voids are at their lowest level since August 2019, and tenant salaries are at their highest in Rental Index history. 

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Topics: Data

3 ways to make the most of the post-stamp duty holiday spike in lettings

Posted by The Goodlord team on 12 July 2021

As the UK summer heats up, so does a letting agent’s diary, and the traditional spike in lettings can make or break the profitability for some agencies. With the stamp duty holiday over or starting to wind down in England, Scotland, and Wales, many agents around the UK will have more time to turn their attention to the lettings side of the business, where we're seeing heightened demand.

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Topics: Business

Vouch and Goodlord integrate their technology to bring customers more flexibility and choice

Posted by The Goodlord team on 07 July 2021

Referencing solutions provider Vouch and lettings platform Goodlord have announced that their technology and services are now fully integrated, meaning customers of either platform can benefit from a pooled range of lettings software and services.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Right to rent Q&A with David Smith of JMW Solicitors

Posted by The Goodlord team on 05 July 2021
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Topics: Compliance

Voids down and rents up across the country as lettings market soars - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 July 2021

While all eyes were on the sales market ahead of the June 30th Stamp Duty deadline, the lettings market recorded a strong month according to the Goodlord Rental Index, with voids continuing to decrease and rents strengthening across England. 

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Topics: Data

Goodlord and Legal & General partner to offer renters illness and injury insurance

Posted by The Goodlord team on 15 June 2021

Goodlord has partnered with market-leading insurance experts, Legal & General, to be the first to offer tenants across the UK access to Illness and Injury Insurance specifically designed by Legal & General for renters. The product is set to further bolster Goodlord's existing catalogue of insurance products for the lettings sector, including Rent Protection & Legal Expenses Insurance and Tenants Content and Liability Insurance.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Vouch launches Home Move Assistant to create new revenue streams for agents

Posted by The Goodlord team on 07 June 2021

Referencing service provider and part of the Goodlord Group Vouch has launched “Home Move Assistant”, a portal designed to create improved commission-based revenue streams for letting agents and ease the transition of home services for tenants.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

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