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Arthur Online Virtual Manager Accreditation

Arthur Online Virtual Manager Accreditation

November 22nd, 2017 | Press Releases

Arthur Online is happy to announce our new Virtual Manager Accreditation course! Managing property can be hard work. For many, property is not a full time job, nor is it their intention for it ever to be; this group is what is known as ‘accidental landlords’. In the U.K., this group has been increasing in…

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Landlords FSO – a new way to record and upload your fire safety information

Landlords FSO – a new way to record and upload your fire safety information

November 21st, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a look at fire safety in the UK and looks in particular at a system called Landlords FSO.  It has a simple mission- to support landlords in their compliance to the legislative requirements of fire safety as it applies to houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and blocks of flats. This 24/7 accessible online…

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What will Hammond’s Autumn Budget mean for Social housing?

What will Hammond’s Autumn Budget mean for Social housing?

November 20th, 2017 | Social Housing

Arthur Online takes a look at what the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget could contain for social housing. In March, Philip Hammond announced he had ‘headroom’ of £26 billion in the public accounts. Most commentators agreed that this was actually a war chest, designated for him to try and win back those voters that have abandoned the Torie’s…

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What would you be willing to live above?

What would you be willing to live above?

November 13th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a look at new studies that suggest how building on car parks and rail lines could help solve the capital’s housing shortage. A recent residential report by property services agents JLL claims that there is a great potential to fill the housing gap in London by converting hundreds of suburban car parks close to…

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Henderson Park and Hines’ new joint venture

Henderson Park and Hines’ new joint venture

November 9th, 2017 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look at Henderson Park, a European real estate platform recently launched by Nick Weber and its new joint venture with Hines which hopes to pursue value added investments in the student accommodation market in Europe. This is their second joint venture, having acquired the Ledra Marriott hotel in central Athens in June…

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GDPR: What does it mean for property professionals?

GDPR: What does it mean for property professionals?

November 8th, 2017 | Property News

Arthur takes a look at how GDPR may affect property professionals and their working life. General Data Protection Regulation. What an exciting topic…not. The General Data Protection Regulations will come into full effect on the 25th of May 2018, around six months from now. This gives businesses some time to catch up and put protocols in…

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Generation Rent’s crisis: Is Build-to-Rent a better solution than social housing?

Generation Rent’s crisis: Is Build-to-Rent a better solution than social housing?

November 3rd, 2017 | Private Rental

Arthur looks at reasons why the booming Build-to-Rent system could be the answer to Generations Rent’s crisis. The poor supply of new homes and rising house prices have been affecting a specific demographic segment, also known as Generation Rent: those under 35 years old in full employment stuck in overpriced housing, priced out of homeownership,…

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Historic Interest rate rise will hit Property owners

Historic Interest rate rise will hit Property owners

November 2nd, 2017 | Property News, Accountants & Bookkeepers

Arthur takes a look at the historic interest rate rise by the Bank of England and the affects it will have on the property market. The Bank of England ‘hiked’ interest rates up to 0.5% today. This is the first time interest rates have been increased in over a decade and the first time around…

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Why you should look into luxury student accommodation

Why you should look into luxury student accommodation

November 1st, 2017 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look specifically into the luxury student accommodation market in the UK, which has seen a rise in new brands including Iconinc, Collegiate, Urbanest and Edge. There has been an increase in demand for luxury student accommodation consisting of studios and en-suite  clusters.  However, these come with a hefty price tag and can…

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Universal Credit: How will this affect you?

Universal Credit: How will this affect you?

October 30th, 2017 | Social Housing

Arthur takes a look at what the slow roll-out of Universal Credit will mean for both social landlords and tenants. The roll-out of the new universal credit system has been going since 2016. Universal credit will eventually replace any and all benefit payments by 2022, supposedly saving the government around £7 billion per annum. But,…

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Locations of planned new student accommodation

Locations of planned new student accommodation

October 26th, 2017 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look at a few planned student accommodation developments that have recently been announced! Birmingham A brand new 1,000 bed development is scheduled to be built in Birmingham’s Gun Quarter.  Three student accommodation blocks will consist of 103 studios and 158 shared flats as well as holding offices and a landscaped courtyard.  It…

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Have you ever thought of “day-renting” your properties to businesses and start-ups?

Have you ever thought of “day-renting” your properties to businesses and start-ups?

October 25th, 2017 | Private Rental

Do you have an empty home during the day? Arthur takes a look at different ways to market your properties as office work spaces to short-term freelance workers and start-ups! If you are looking for an income booster but do not fancy the idea of short term lettings to strangers, then why not hire out…

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Property Management software: What should you be thinking?

Property Management software: What should you be thinking?

October 23rd, 2017 | Marketing

When it comes to property management software, there is a lot to think about. There are so many different systems, all doing different things, where do you even start? Improvement When you look at a system, you must first ask yourself is, how is this going to improve my current situation? Property management software is…

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Tax implications of being an overseas landlord

Tax implications of being an overseas landlord

October 19th, 2017 | Property News, Accountants & Bookkeepers

Arthur takes a look at the NRL tax involved if you are a landlord receiving rent while living overseas and the implications of this. Have you heard of NRL tax before? Non-Resident Landlord Scheme (NRL) tax is the tax agents/property managers must send to HRMC on behalf of their non-resident landlords.  This is deducted from…

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The UK’s most wacky student housing

The UK’s most wacky student housing

October 18th, 2017 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look at a few wacky student housing developments in the UK and worldwide as well as some inspiring ideas for university towns here in the UK. A property sector which this year is expected to total a record £4.7bn shows the scale of these developments and the demand within the student market. …

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