30 March 2020

    Your guide to managing house moves and repairs during Covid-19

    The government is advising renters to delay moving into a new home for as long as possible and landlords to only carry out urgent repairs while emergency measures are in place to fight coronavirus.

    27 March 2020

    Your guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    All UK employers can take advantage of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and claim up to 80% of employees’ wages when they’ve been furloughed due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

    25 March 2020

    Goodlord continues to offer Rent Protection Insurance under new Government rules and introduce new support services

     Goodlord has updated their Rent Protection Insurance product to ensure claims can still be processed under the latest rules.

    25 March 2020

    Agencies should not open: Guidance on business and premises closures

    All non-essential premises must now be shut, including agencies, following guidance from the government on business and premises closures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

    18 March 2020

    Legal ramifications for lettings of coronavirus: Q&A with DAS LAW

    Simon Richards, Senior Associate with DAS Legal, answered questions on the legal implications for lettings of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in a Goodlord webinar.

    16 March 2020

    Your guide to government support for businesses impacted by Covid-19

    Agency businesses that have been affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) could be eligible for government support, including statutory sick pay relief and interest-free loans.

    12 March 2020

    Preparing your letting agency for the impact of Covid-19

    It’s important that letting agents stay up to date with the latest guidance on the coronavirus (CVID-19) and put the appropriate plans in place to ensure their agencies can continue to operate with minimal impact on their businesses.

    9 March 2020

    Goodlord raises £10 million to accelerate digitisation of renting

    Goodlord has raised over £10m in a Series B funding round and plans to invest more resources in the development of its software.

    5 March 2020

    Void periods inch downwards but rents reflect season

    The latest Goodlord Rental Index has shown an encouraging decline in void rates during February. However, rents proved as expected for the season and dipped slightly across all but three regions monitored. 

    12 February 2020

    How could climate change affect your agency in the next decade?

    Climate change regulations will likely have a significant impact on legislation of the private rented sector in the next few years, with Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards just the first in a series of regulations to help the UK reach net zero emissions. 

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    Your guide to managing house moves and repairs during Covid-19

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 30 March 2020

    This article was updated on 30 March 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 issued guidance for letting agents, landlords, and tenants on managing house moves and repairs during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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    Your guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 27 March 2020

    This article was last updated on 1 June 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 is making changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. From 1 July 2020, businesses can bring back furloughed employees on a part-time basis. From August 2020, the level of government grant provided through the will be slowly tapered. That means that for June and July the government will continue to pay 80% of people’s salaries. In the following months, businesses will be asked to contribute a "modest share" of their employees' wages. The scheme will close to new entrants on 30 June, with the last three-week furloughs before that point commencing on 10 June.

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    Goodlord continues to offer Rent Protection Insurance under new Government rules and introduce new support services

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 25 March 2020

    As Government guidelines shift to accommodate the economic pressures of the Coronavirus pandemic, property technology company Goodlord have updated their Rent Protection Insurance product to ensure claims can still be processed under the latest rules.

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    Agencies should not open: Guidance on business and premises closures

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 25 March 2020

    This article was updated on 30 March 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.

    All non-essential premises must now be shut following guidance from the government on business and premises closures.  Further guidance on managing house moves during the pandemic reaffirmed that "agents should not open branches to the public during this period, or visit people’s homes to carry out market appraisals" and that "agents should ensure that employees can work from home, to support existing clients and advise potential new clients." The measures, which came into force on 23 March 2020 to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), will be reviewed three weeks from this date. 

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    Legal ramifications for lettings of coronavirus: Q&A with DAS LAW

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 18 March 2020

    This article was originally published on 25 March 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.

    Simon Roberts, Senior Associate - Solicitor Legal Advice - with DAS Law, part of the DAS UK Group, joined Goodlord for our Coronavirus and lettings webinar on 17 March. He answered questions about the legal implications for letting agents and landlords of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  

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    Your guide to government support for businesses impacted by Covid-19

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 16 March 2020

    This article was originally published on 16 March 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 announced several measures to support businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19) in the latest Budget. These include a statutory sick pay relief package for SMEs, small business grant funding for businesses who receive Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR), a Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, and the HMRC Time To Pay Scheme. New legal powers will be brought forward in the coronavirus bill, enabling the government to offer "whatever further financial support we think necessary to businesses".

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    Preparing your letting agency for the impact of Covid-19

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 12 March 2020

    This article was updated on 25 March 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.

    Non-essential businesses and premises are now closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), so it's crucial that letting agencies have the right systems and processes in place to maintain business continuity with a remote workforce. The lettings industry has proven been very resilient in previous periods of financial crisis, so it’s important that agents take steps to preserve their existing portfolio and, perhaps, even take some time to think strategically about their agency’s future when the pandemic subsides.

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    Goodlord raises £10 million to accelerate digitisation of renting

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 09 March 2020

    Goodlord has raised over £10m in a Series B funding round.

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    Void periods inch downwards but rents reflect season

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 05 March 2020

    The latest Goodlord Rental Index has shown an encouraging decline in void rates during February. However, rents proved as expected for the season and dipped slightly across all but three regions monitored. 

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    Topics: Data

    How could climate change affect your agency in the next decade?

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 12 February 2020

    Minimum energy efficiency standards were just the beginning. The UK has passed legislation pledging to end its contribution to global warming by 2050. The target will require the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, compared with the previous target of at least 80% reduction from 1990 levels. Net zero means any emissions would be balanced by schemes to offset an equivalent amount of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, such as planting trees or using technology like carbon capture and storage.

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