30 September 2020

1 in 4 tenants concerned about paying the rent, survey of tenants reveals

A quarter of tenants have either missed rental payments, had to make alternative arrangements to pay their rent, or are concerned about paying their rent in the future, found our survey of 2,750 tenants for our State of the Industry Report.

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.

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.

24 June 2020

Why building strong virtual foundations is key to a sturdy lettings outlook

Virtual viewings, online contract signing, and digital identity verification became the norm for many letting and estate agents during lockdown and many of the changes could be here to stay.

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1 in 4 tenants concerned about paying the rent, survey of tenants reveals

Posted by The Goodlord team on 30 September 2020

A survey of 2,750 UK renters has revealed that huge swathes of tenants are anxious about meeting their rental obligations following the pandemic. Alongside this, large numbers are considering moving to a new property as working from home becomes the norm and financial situations shift, found our tenant survey for our latest State of the Industry Report

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why building strong virtual foundations is key to a sturdy lettings outlook

Posted by The Goodlord team on 24 June 2020

Lockdown forced the entire lettings industry (along with the rest of the world) into digital transformation and the “momentum behind digital-experience adoption is unlikely to reverse,” suggests the Harvard Business Review, while McKinsey notes that “there could be lasting changes to consumer attitudes towards physical distance [making it] possible to imagine a world of business—from the factory floor to the individual consumer—in which human contact is minimised.”

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