3 August 2020

    Q&A: Will lettings or sales win out in the property market?

    Costas Frangeskou, Goodlord’s Director of Sales, formerly of Rightmove, and Hamad Al Qubaisi, Lettings Manager at Barrows & Forrester, answer questions about recent changes in the sales and lettings market and what the future holds, including the impact of new legislation and tenant priorities.

    20 July 2020

    47% of agents say they want more flexibility to work remotely in a Goodlord poll

    Almost half of agents want their agencies' cultures to shift to one of increased remote work, found a poll by Goodlord. 

    13 July 2020

    Goodlord and Vouch to join forces to create new market leader

    Leading property technology company Goodlord has announced that it will be joining forces with referencing platform Vouch, bringing the fast-growing Vouch business into the Goodlord group.

    2 July 2020

    Rents up and voids down as lettings market caters to unprecedented demand

    Goodlord's Lettings Activity Tracker and latest Rental Index show a continuation of the strong demand seen since restrictions on moving home were lifted, and rent increases nearly across the board.

    17 June 2020

    Why agencies should rethink their service offering after the pandemic

    Customers needs and expectations will likely be altered forever by the pandemic. Here are a few ways agencies could rethink their service offering to make sure they're meeting the needs of their landlords and tenants in the post-lockdown period. 

    10 June 2020

    Four scenarios for the future and why your agency should plan for all of them

    In a highly uncertain environment, agencies will need to think differently about the future and plan for different scenarios. Goodlord lays out four versions of the future of the lettings industry.

    8 June 2020

    UPDATE: Six-month notice period comes into law and "winter truce" on evictions announced

    Landlords will need to give tenants six months notice if they intend to regain possession of their property and no tenants will be evicted over Christmas.

    3 June 2020

    UK rental market bounces back as restrictions lift shows latest data

    Goodlord's Lettings Activity Tracker and latest Rental Index show a remarkable bounce back in lettings activity since restrictions around moving house were lifted in mid-May.

    13 May 2020

    Letting agencies allowed to reopen and house moves can resume

    All buyers and renters will now be able to complete purchases and view properties in person, while estate agents, conveyancers and removals firms can return to work while following social distancing guidelines, confirmed the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick.

    10 May 2020

    Government announces roadmap to transition out of lockdown

    The government has shared the “first sketch of a roadmap for reopening society” and how the UK will restart its economy as it transitions out of the lockdown. 

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    Q&A: Will lettings or sales win out in the property market?

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 August 2020

    A lot has changed in the property market in the past few months and the dynamic between sales and lettings has evolved in the wake of the pandemic and ensuing legislative and policy changes. In a recent podcast, Hamad Al Qubaisi, Lettings Manager at Barrows & Forrester, and Goodlord’s Director of Sales, Costas Frangeskou, spoke with Tom Bower, Head of Marketing & Communications at Barrows & Forrester, about these changes and what they see on the horizon. Here’s the breakdown.

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    Topics: Business

    47% of agents say they want more flexibility to work remotely in a Goodlord poll

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 20 July 2020

    Only 10% of lettings professionals want to go back to the office on a full-time basis at the end of the pandemic, found a recent poll conducted by Goodlord, which shows that many people have embraced the benefits of working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Almost half of poll respondents - 47% - said that would prefer to work from the office only if there was increased flexibility to work from home, while a further 24% said they would prefer to work from home on a part-time basis and 20% said they would prefer to work from home full-time. Although the poll included only a small sample size, the results are likely to reflect shifting views to remote working all over the world as a result of an extended lockdown.

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    Topics: Data

    Goodlord and Vouch to join forces to create new market leader

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 13 July 2020

    Goodlord has announced that it will join forces with referencing platform Vouch to create a new market leader, with the fast-growing Vouch business being welcomed into the Goodlord group.

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    Topics: Goodlord

    Rents up and voids down as lettings market caters to unprecedented demand

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 02 July 2020

    Lettings market activity throughout June was significantly higher than recorded at the same time last year, the latest Rental Index from Goodlord has shown. As a result, rental costs are rising in the majority of regions and void periods are coming down, as tenants compete for new properties and the industry continues to see unprecedented demand after months of inactivity.

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    Topics: Data

    Why agencies should rethink their service offering after the pandemic

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 17 June 2020

    Agencies that succeed in the post-lockdown world will need to adapt their service offering to meet a completely different set of needs and expectations. “Consumer research by Nielsen asserts that, after the crisis, people’s daily routines will be altered by a new cautiousness about health, suggesting that some shifts in behaviour could be long-term,” notes Deloitte.

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    Topics: Customer experience

    Four scenarios for the future and why your agency should plan for all of them

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 10 June 2020

    The consensus is clear: if you want your business to survive and thrive in the post-pandemic world, you need to be planning for multiple versions of the future. Don’t assume that just because we’ve come through the peak of COVID-19, it can’t happen again. Any plans for your agency in the short, medium, and long-term should reflect the ambiguity ahead.

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    Topics: Business

    UPDATE: Six-month notice period comes into law and "winter truce" on evictions announced

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 08 June 2020

    This article was updated on 24 September 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

    The government has changed the law to increase notice periods to six months and confirmed that possession proceedings will resume on 21 September 2020. The only exceptions to the six-month notice period are the most egregious cases, including where tenants have demonstrated anti-social behaviour or committed fraud, where notice periods have been shortened. In these cases, "notice periods must be at least 4 weeks where over six months of rent is due (if less than 6 months is owed, then 6 months’ notice must be given)." A "winter truce" on evictions also means that no evictions will take place between 11 December 2020 and 11 January 2021.

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    Topics: Covid-19

    UK rental market bounces back as restrictions lift shows latest data

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 June 2020

    The latest data from Goodlord shows a remarkable bounce back in lettings activity since restrictions around moving house were lifted on 13th May. The first day of June saw new tenancies applications soar above 2019 levels to 111%. Volumes of new tenancy applications have now risen by over 82% compared to the activity levels seen in mid-April. As the market has picked up, the average cost of rent has held fairly steady, although void periods have understandably fluctuated. 

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    Topics: Data

    Letting agencies allowed to reopen and house moves can resume

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 13 May 2020

    This article was published on 13 May 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

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    Topics: Covid-19

    Government announces roadmap to transition out of lockdown

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 10 May 2020

    This article was published on 10 May 2020. Although we endeavour to keep our coronavirus (COVID-19) content as up to date as possible, the situation is rapidly changing, so please ensure you refer to gov.uk for the latest advice and information.

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    Topics: Covid-19

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