Industry Insight


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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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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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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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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The increasing value of rent guarantee insurance
Industry Insight June 5th, 2019

The increasing value of rent guarantee insurance

No matter how thorough a landlord’s vetting process on their tenant is, they can always find themselves in the unenviable position of losing income because…

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Tips to overcome the tenant fees ban
Industry Insight May 31st, 2019

Tips to overcome the tenant fees ban

The impending tenant fee ban is officially coming into force on the 1st June. In England, the ban will prevent agents or landlords charging a…

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Part II – Obtaining a court order for possession
Industry Insight May 24th, 2019

Part II – Obtaining 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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Big data in property management
Industry Insight May 17th, 2019

Big data in property management

Big data is transforming industries across the world, and has become a vital accessory across all industries.  Data has completely changed how results are calculated,…

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