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Are Property Guardians Good or Bad?

Are Property Guardians Good or Bad?

February 20th, 2018 | Social Housing

Arthur investigates the growing trend of property guardians that is sweeping the nation. Cheap rent. Offer that to a tenant and most would leap at the chance. But what if there was a catch: limited rights. This is the decision that every property guardian has to make. A property guardian is a person that lives…

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Newly announced student accommodation developments

Newly announced student accommodation developments

February 13th, 2018 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look at potential and confirmed student accommodation developments announced this year across the UK. Warwick There has been a proposed 400 bed build for the University of Warwick students, developed by McLaren Property.  This development will be built on Westwood Way located around a 20-min drive from the main campus. There will…

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Government plans £866 million investment for the development of 200,000 new homes

Government plans £866 million investment for the development of 200,000 new homes

February 10th, 2018 | Private Rental

Arthur investigates the Government’s recent funding scheme to support the development of high quality infrastructure for 133 councils The UK Government has set a target of 300,000 new homes to be built every year up to the mid-2020s. The £866 million fund is part of the £5 billion ‘Housing Infrastructure Fund’ that has been set up…

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Are you a student living at home?

Are you a student living at home?

February 8th, 2018 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look at students who commute in the U.K- more and more students are living at home due to high expenses of university living. With an increase in rental costs across the U.K, there is a reported 50% increase in students ‘commuting’ to some universities and living at home.  Consequently, these students feel…

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Software upgrade: Introducing our new tenant app!

Software upgrade: Introducing our new tenant app!

February 6th, 2018 | Software Upgrades

We are excited to announce the launch of our new tenant app! The new app has been completely redesigned.  Alongside a brand new user interface, we have introduced new features including: Improved push notifications Ability to add multiple images when raising issues White labelling from your personalisation area in settings on Professional and Enterprise packages. …

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‘Fire Sale’ of Council Houses is unsustainable

‘Fire Sale’ of Council Houses is unsustainable

February 2nd, 2018 | Social Housing

Arthur investigates claims by the Local Government Association (LGA), that the current sell-off of council houses is unsustainable. Over the years since David Cameron increased the discount available under the Right to Buy scheme, sales of council houses to their tenants has dramatically increased. Not only has the amount of buyers increased, but the discount that…

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Software Upgrade: New User Interface

Software Upgrade: New User Interface

February 1st, 2018 | Software Upgrades

At Arthur Online, we have always worked on the basis of functionality first. But now, Arthur is growing up and is starting to care more about its looks. Property management is a demanding business. Therefore, we took the approach that property managers would much rather be able to do something, than not do it but look…

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The U.K top commuter hotspots

The U.K top commuter hotspots

January 29th, 2018 | Property News

Arthur investigates the top 10 commuter hotspots across the U.K, looking into which towns have seen the biggest increase in house prices. Zoopla researched annual property growth data into towns within a 1 hour radius from Britain’s top 10 largest city centres. According to Zoopla, the number one spot is Swanley which is an hour…

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New ‘How To Rent Guide’ published in January 2018

New ‘How To Rent Guide’ published in January 2018

January 23rd, 2018 | Private Rental

Arthur takes a look at the changes applied to the latest version of the ‘How To Rent Guide’. A new version of the “How To Rent Guide” was published on the 17th January 2018 by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government. This guide must be provided to all tenants at the beginning of…

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Rogue Social Landlords are costing the Taxpayer Millions

Rogue Social Landlords are costing the Taxpayer Millions

January 19th, 2018 | Social Housing

Arthur investigates the new trend of social housing landlords choosing to ‘lockdown’ properties and bill the taxpayer. Across twelve different London boroughs, social housing landlords have begun to warm to the dangerous idea of converting their properties into ‘micro-flats’. These micro-flats allow the landlord to rent out each section of the house individually to tenants….

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Recently announced acquisitions and developments of 2018

Recently announced acquisitions and developments of 2018

January 16th, 2018 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look at recently announced acquisitions and developments within the student accommodation sector since the start of 2018 across the U.K! Dundee LXi REDIT Plc is acquiring a student accommodation scheme for £20.25 million.  This 413 bed consisting of cluster flats, one bedroom flats and studios. Simon Lee, partner of LXi REDIT Advisors…

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2018: what’s in store for landlords in the new year?

2018: what’s in store for landlords in the new year?

January 10th, 2018 | Private Rental

Arthur takes a look at changes that are likely to affect landlords in 2018! There is no doubt that 2017 has been a momentous year for landlords in the UK. Many changes have affected traditional buy-to-let investments: To begin with, 2017 has marked a turning point in the adoption of technology within the property market….

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Another New Housing Minister! Welcome, Sajid Javid

Another New Housing Minister! Welcome, Sajid Javid

January 9th, 2018 | Property News

Less than six months since Alok Sharma MP was appointed, Theresa May has seen fit to amalgamate Housing into Sajid Javid’s remit. In the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, housing, especially social housing, has been a hot topic. Reading the crowd, Theresa May has decided to up the anti on housing and has appointed…

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Student Housing markets at a glance

Student Housing markets at a glance

January 5th, 2018 | Student Housing

Arthur takes a look into student housing across the world, taking a glance at U.S, Germany, France, U.K, Spain and Australian student accommodation markets. Savills world research has investigated an overview into these markets into these different countries and we uncover the results. U.S The US has the third largest student population in the world…

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Software Upgrades: New Year, New Functions

Software Upgrades: New Year, New Functions

January 1st, 2018 | Software Upgrades

Happy New Year! From everyone here at Arthur Online, we hope you had a good festive period and are looking forward to a successful 2018. With a new year, comes a host of new announcements and functionality! New Pricing: There are now three different subscription packages for Arthur Online: Standard, Professional and Enterprise. Each subscription…

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