2021 is a difficult year to plan for - but there are certain predictions that can be made based on the current state of play in the property market. Five experts share their prognosis for the coming 12 months.
2020 has been a year of unpredictable change in the lettings industry. Disruption to the day-to-day management of properties, with imposed safety measures and new legislation to protect tenants, has had a far-reaching impact. Estate and letting agents have shown immense adaptability - highlighting just how valuable they are to landlords in this context.
Goodlord’s Head of Insurance, Oli Sherlock, discusses how Rent Protection Insurance could help letting agents strengthen their offering to landlords in 2021.
The Chelmsford branch of Martin & Co has found the best way to balance its independence, while benefiting from the support and expertise of the group’s head office and extended franchise network.
How prepared is your agency for 2021? Andrews and LiFE Residential discuss the continued impact of Covid-19, how Brexit could impact the lettings industry, and what's in store for the year ahead.
Vouch’s Jaime Tillyer shares her insights and expertise on tenant referencing, and why a robust service is more important than ever for letting agents and their landlords.
Agents who clearly communicate their expertise to landlords and help keep them up to date on what they need to know will find managing relationships between parties, and therefore retaining customers, much easier, as estate and lettings agency Wills & Smerdon has learned.
The end of the year is looming and, with it, the end of the Brexit transition period. Some banks are expecting this to change their ability to operate freely across borders in the European Economic Area, and are already taking steps to close accounts for some of their EU-based customers - including UK landlords living abroad.
Sussex-based estate and lettings agency, Michael Jones, is always looking at ways to reinvest in its own business, and others, to grow and boost its activities. Here are four areas where it’s seen success.
Engaged staff are good for business, but how do you make sure your staff stay motivated and productive during lockdown and beyond?