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A guide to managing student tenants
Industry Insight, Student Housing August 23rd, 2019

A guide to managing student tenants

Students tenants are often seen as high risk, given student generally lack credit history, have lack of income as well as the personal uncertainty for the…

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What is Universal Credit and how does it work?
Social Housing, Industry Insight August 16th, 2019

What is Universal Credit and how does it work?

  Universal Credit (UC) was announced by the department for Work and Pensions in 2010 and began a slow rollout in 2013. The governments intentions…

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How tenant rent reporting can encourage paying on time
Industry Insight August 9th, 2019

How tenant rent reporting can encourage paying on time

Late rent reminders are part and parcel of property management, and there are few property managers that have not had to deal with this inconvenience. …

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Google My Business – A simple tool that delivers real benefits for letting agents
Industry Insight August 5th, 2019

Google My Business – A simple tool that delivers real benefits for letting agents

If you’ve ever undertaken a Google search for a local business by its brand name, rather than by its full web address, the chances are…

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Priorities for the new UK government in property
Industry Insight July 30th, 2019

Priorities for the new UK government in property

On the 24th of July 2019, Boris Johnson was installed as the new Prime Minister for the UK. As soon as he was confirmed as…

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Top 5 Benefits of Using Property Management Software
Industry Insight July 19th, 2019

Top 5 Benefits of Using Property Management Software

Property management software is a tailor-made solution for property managers, letting agents and landlords to help them manage and oversee properties. Features such as automation,…

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5 top sustainable housing trends
Industry Insight July 12th, 2019

5 top sustainable housing trends

The past ten years have seen huge growth in the ‘green’ building sector. Sustainability has become a hot topic through all discourse, and now (more…

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Landlords will have a major say in Right to Rent case
Property News July 11th, 2019

Landlords will have a major say in Right to Rent case

The Home Office plans to reassess the Right to Rent scheme after High Court ruled that Right to Rent scheme is discriminatory and breaches the…

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360° viewings in the property industry
Industry Insight July 5th, 2019

360° viewings in the property industry

Viewings are an essential part of the tenancy journey. More often than not, prospective tenants will only take a decision on whether to enter into…

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The Top 6 Challenges in Commercial Property Management
Industry Insight June 28th, 2019

The Top 6 Challenges in Commercial Property Management

Commercial property can be an excellent investment, but the responsibilities involved are substantial compared to other property investments. As a result, many commercial property owners…

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New national register of landlords proposed
Property News June 25th, 2019

New national register of landlords proposed

In a report on selective licensing that came out today, the government announced proposals for a national register of landlords. This has come as yet…

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The role of a student tenant guarantor
Industry Insight June 21st, 2019

The role of a student tenant guarantor

A rent guarantor is someone who agrees to pay the tenant’s rent if they fail to pay it themselves. A guarantor, usually the students parents…

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Metro Bank Joins List of Firms Who are Lifting ‘No DSS’ Lending Restrictions
Property News June 14th, 2019

Metro Bank Joins List of Firms Who are Lifting ‘No DSS’ Lending Restrictions

This week it was announced Metro Bank has become the latest firm to remove ‘No DSS’ conditions on their mortgages which prevent landlords letting to…

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Chatbots: Are They Worth Investing in for your Lettings Website?
Industry Insight June 14th, 2019

Chatbots: Are They Worth Investing in for your Lettings Website?

Over the last 20 years, countless companies have always struggled converting their website visitors, or ‘potential tenants’, into a good source of leads. However, over…

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Part III – Advice for Landlord’s Seeking a Court Order for Possession
Industry Insight June 7th, 2019

Part III – Advice for Landlord’s Seeking a Court Order for Possession

We are featuring a number of contributions from legal expert Hollie Wright on some of the most common legal issues that landlords have to be…

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