17 February 2021

    Four ways to help your landlords find the best tenants in the current lettings market

    Tenant housing priorities have shifted as a result of Covid-19 - though demand is still high - which means that letting agents who rethink the way they position their properties could help their landlords find and retain the best tenants in the current market.

    1 February 2021

    How you can help your landlords navigate new and changing legislation

    Legislation is now one of the key drivers for landlords choosing to take up a letting agent's services. Showing how much you can do for landlords in this area could be the difference between bringing them on as let-only or fully managed, say agents in an extract from Goodlord's e-book "How to win new landlords in a challenging environment".

    25 January 2021

    Christopher Watkin shares his tips for letting agents on winning more landlords

    Christopher Watkin shares why letting agents should use newsletters, blogs, videos, and social media to win more landlords by providing information about their local property market.

    28 September 2020

    Why it pays to show understanding and adaptability in lettings

    This agency took an understanding and flexible approach to tenants struggling to pay rent during the pandemic - and has since been rewarded with a nil eviction rate and strong demand.

    9 September 2020

    Prepare your tenants for the pre-tenancy process and progress lets faster with free checklist

    Letting your tenants know what to expect from the pre-tenancy tenancy process will help them move through it faster. Here are three areas you can advise them on plus a downloadable flyer for your tenants, outlining the referencing steps.

    19 August 2020

    How to make the most of the post-lockdown boom in pet ownership

    With the growth in pet ownership since the start of the pandemic, and the revised Model Tenancy Agreement making it easier for tenants to rent with pets, now is the time for your landlords to examine the benefits of allowing pets in their property, to appeal to this growing tenant base.

    22 July 2020

    Four things to consider when choosing a Rent Protection Insurance policy for your landlords

    Rent guarantee cover has been under scrutiny for its performance during the pandemic. Agents offering this service to their landlords may risk losing the trust of their customers with the wrong policy, so here are four things to consider when making the choice.

    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. 

    2 June 2020

    Landlords' top concerns and how to address them during COVID-19

    Legislation and tax, property repairs and damage, and managing void periods are among the top concerns of landlords for the year ahead, in addition to the impact of the pandemic on rent payments.

    20 April 2020

    “People will remember the way you made them feel,” thinks Christopher Watkin

    Invest time now in creating useful resources that will help your community navigate the coronavirus pandemic and you'll develop long-lasting relationships.

    Four ways to help your landlords find the best tenants in the current lettings market

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 17 February 2021

    Demand in lettings is still high, but tenant priorities have shifted.  More than half of the tenants surveyed in Goodlord's State of the Industry Report 2020, Vol II think they’ll still be renting in the next five years  - and nearly a third considered moving home due to the pandemic. So how can you show potential and current landlords how you will capture this market by positioning their properties in the best possible light?

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    How you can help your landlords navigate new and changing legislation

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 01 February 2021

    Helping landlords navigate new and changing lettings legislation is still one of the most important ways letting agents can support landlords. This year is again going to bring with it myriad legislation changes and will be a key lever letting agencies can pull to win more landlords in a challenging environment.  Most of the Covid-19 legislation changes and initiatives are set to end in the first half of the year, including six-month notice periods and changes to the possession process - better known as the furlough scheme - and the stamp duty holiday.

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    Christopher Watkin shares his tips for letting agents on winning more landlords

    Posted by The Goodlord team on 25 January 2021

    What's your plan for winning new landlords in 2021? Christopher Watkin talked to Goodlord's Oli Sherlock in a recent webinar about his advice for agents on their approaches to getting new landlords on their books, with actions that will show you how to give your lettings business an uplift using tried and tested techniques.

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    Why it pays to show understanding and adaptability in lettings

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 28 September 2020

    E Property Agent has been actively listening to its tenants’ needs during the pandemic, to understand their situations and find the best solutions to suit all parties involved, which has helped them avoid tenant evictions in most cases.

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    Prepare your tenants for the pre-tenancy process and progress lets faster with free checklist

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 09 September 2020

    Renting a property is a two-way street. You should be able to answer all your tenant’s questions and prepare them for the tenancy process before you send the offer letter. When you show your expertise and willingness to help, they’ll have more confidence in you, which will help them decide on the property more quickly and cut down on your landlord’s void period.

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    How to make the most of the post-lockdown boom in pet ownership

    Posted by Suzy Lycett on 19 August 2020

    On 28 January 2021, the government updated the Model Tenancy Agreement, to help tenants with "well-behaved pets" to be able to rent a property more easily. The new contracts will allow pets as standard, and landlords will have to object in writing to pet requests from tenants, within 28 days, giving "good reason" for the objection. With the boom in pets during the pandemic, due to people working from home - leading to a puppy shortage and searches for homes allowing pets rising by 109% during lockdown - this opens doors for your landlords to appeal to a new profile of tenant.

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    Four things to consider when choosing a Rent Protection Insurance policy for your landlords

    Posted by Oli Sherlock on 22 July 2020

    Rent Protection Insurance is designed to bring landlords and letting agents peace of mind, covering a loss of income if a tenant’s unable to pay rent. This peace of mind was shaken by the pandemic, and so-called "eviction bans".

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    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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    Landlords' top concerns and how to address them during COVID-19

    Posted by Portico on 02 June 2020

    What are landlords' top concerns in the coming year? Managing missed rent payments will now, unquestionably, be first and foremost on landlords’ minds. But, with the Government introducing measures to help those who are struggling financially, letting agents can still focus on helping landlords manage their other key concerns and challenges for the year ahead. Legislation and tax challenges topped these concerns, found the Landlord Maintenance Survey London estate agents Portico, along with property repairs and damage, and managing void periods. Now that lettings activity has resumed, it’s time to leverage these findings to your advantage.

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    “People will remember the way you made them feel,” thinks Christopher Watkin

    Posted by Andrea Warmington on 20 April 2020

    “People will remember the way you made them feel,” says Christopher Watkin, who thinks the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for letting agents to build strong relationships in their local communities that will put them in a better position when business returns to normal. “We need to be caring and compassionate and go out there and give great advice that’s educational and interesting, which people will remember. They'll start to trust you, and people do business with people they trust."

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