16 September 2021

Vouch: What agents and landlords need to know about the booming short-term let sector

Short-term lets can be beneficial to landlords and tenants looking for a more flexible solution than a long-term contract can provide - but some say this may pose a threat to the buy-to-let sector.

15 September 2021

Major industry survey reveals state of UK rental market - State of the Lettings Industry Report 2021

The biggest ever State of the Lettings Industry Report from Goodlord and Vouch shows in detail which pandemic-induced shifts have proved short-term, and what market movements look set to reshape the industry permanently

13 September 2021

Rate of arrears stabilises as tenants and agents report optimism - State of the Lettings Industry Report 2021

The speed at which households are falling into rental arrears appears to have slowed, despite the recent end of the evictions ban and the tapering of the furlough scheme, shows the fourth edition of the State of the Lettings Industry Report, set to be released on Wednesday 15 September.

10 September 2021

Notice periods return to pre-pandemic levels in England with new Section 21 and 8 forms required

After more than 18 months of disruption, notice periods have reverted to their pre-pandemic levels from 1 October 2021, with new versions of Section 21 and Section 8 notice forms for agents and landlords.

8 September 2021

Christopher Watkin: 3 ways to win more instructions from landlords when stock is low

Provide landlords with valuable information on the property market to gain their trust and you'll reap the rewards over time, says Christopher Watkin.

7 September 2021

Goodlord teams up with Andrews to launch mydeposits integration for instant deposit registration

Letting agents can now register deposits at the click of a button thanks to a new integration between Goodlord and mydeposits, which has been developed in partnership with Andrews Property Group.

6 September 2021

Sean Hooker: What can we expect from the Renters' Reform Bill White Paper?

There are many organisations in the industry that have the skills and expertise to deliver a robust and effective solution to the challenges the government is looking to solve with its Renters' Reform Bill.

3 September 2021

Rents continue to rise across the country, while voids start to increase in August - Goodlord Rental Index

The market looks strong heading into autumn, with rents continuing to climb across most of the country in August, and national average for void periods remaining low.

1 September 2021

How to take the best business decisions to continuously improve your agency

Estate and letting agencies that learn from experience and use data to improve their processes are more likely to stay ahead of the game in the long term. From learning from mistakes to planning for the future, here are five tips to help your agency stay on top.

31 August 2021

6 ways to take your virtual viewings to the next level

Virtual viewings gathered pace during the pandemic and they're showing no signs of slowing down. Here are six ways to get the most from your virtual viewings and secure more tenants with less work.

Vouch: What agents and landlords need to know about the booming short-term let sector

Posted by Liz Lloyd on 16 September 2021

Short-term lets are seen as both a boon and a threat to the rental sector. Now that the hospitality industry is starting to kick into gear after a period of Covid-related restrictions and limited activity, short-term lets are making headlines - but is it to the detriment of buy-to-let landlords?

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Topics: Business

Major industry survey reveals state of UK rental market - State of the Lettings Industry Report 2021

Posted by The Goodlord team on 15 September 2021

Lettings experts Goodlord and Vouch have released their largest ever State of the Lettings Industry report, an in-depth survey which provides an annual temperature check for the market. The report, which is released every September and this year involved 550 agents and 1,700 tenants from across the UK, shows in detail which pandemic-induced shifts have proved short-term, and what market movements look set to reshape the industry permanently. Explore the full report here.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Rate of arrears stabilises as tenants and agents report optimism - State of the Lettings Industry Report 2021

Posted by The Goodlord team on 13 September 2021

 A survey of 550 UK lettings professionals and 1,700 tenants has shown that the increase in arrears has stabilised over the past 12 months and the rental market is showing strong signs of optimism from both tenants and agents.

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Notice periods return to pre-pandemic levels in England with new Section 21 and 8 forms required

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 10 September 2021

Notice periods in England had been set at four-months in all but the most serious cases since June 2021, but have now returned to normal levels. In Wales, extended notice periods of six months will still apply until 31 December 2021, and in Scotland six month notice periods will last until 31 March 2022 - both with some exceptions.

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Topics: Covid-19

Christopher Watkin: 3 ways to win more instructions from landlords when stock is low

Posted by Andrea Warmington on 08 September 2021

Christopher Watkin is the lettings industry's biggest advocate for content marketing, advising letting agents to create articles, reports, videos, and more in order to reach new landlords. "If you try and go out there and sell stuff to people, they get switched off, so why don't you actually give them something which is of interest?" Watkin shared suggestions for letting agents looking to try this approach in an on-demand Goodlord webinar. Read on for his top tips or watch the full webinar on demand now.

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Topics: Business

Goodlord teams up with Andrews to launch mydeposits integration for instant deposit registration

Posted by The Goodlord team on 07 September 2021

Letting agents can now register deposits at the click of a button thanks to a new integration between Goodlord and mydeposits, which has been developed in partnership with Andrews Property Group. The integration, which allows letting agents to register deposits with mydeposits Custodial and mydeposits Insured directly through Goodlord's lettings platform, is now being made available to all Goodlord customers after the success of its trial period with Andrews. 

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Topics: Goodlord Group

Sean Hooker: What can we expect from the Renters' Reform Bill White Paper?

Posted by Sean Hooker on 06 September 2021

This Autumn promises to be one of the most pivotal in the rental market for a generation - or at least as far as England is concerned. Those who have been following my articles on Newsagent or watching our recent webinars, will know that after the abysmal void that Covid-19 has been for much of Government policy, we are all anticipating the publication of the White Paper on the Renters' Reform Bill and seeing if the few words and sentences of the good intentions, uttered by ministers materialises into real action.

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Topics: Compliance

Rents continue to rise across the country, while voids start to increase in August - Goodlord Rental Index

Posted by The Goodlord team on 03 September 2021

Rents continued to climb across most of the country in August, with Goodlord's Rental Index again recording a highest figure for monthly average rents for two years. While the overall average void period increased slightly, the national average remains low, indicating that the market is strong heading into autumn.

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Topics: Data

How to take the best business decisions to continuously improve your agency

Posted by The Goodlord team on 01 September 2021

We're constantly adapting to new rules and regulations but we're also
breaking every system down to see where we can improve," says Thomas Izod,
Branch Manager at Kallars in our free guide, How to maximise your agency's potential. "Now’s the time to start preparing for the changes that are coming in. You're not maximising your returns if you're still doing the same thing you were doing ten years ago.”

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Topics: Business

6 ways to take your virtual viewings to the next level

Posted by The Goodlord team on 31 August 2021

Virtual viewings are here to stay. Agents have woken up to the fact that virtual viewings can help to filter their candidates and avoid wasting time on numerous physical viewings - a strong example of how agencies have demonstrated agility and pivoted to find a new solution to continue bringing value to landlords. Read more about taking your virtual viewings to the next level by downloading our free guide, How to maximise your agency's potential. 

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Topics: Business

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