Industry Insight


Interview with the office of the Small Business Commissioner

Interview with the office of the Small Business Commissioner

Neil Cowley, caseworker of the Small Business Commissioner, recently conducted an interview with Arthur. He provided information of the SBC and it’s relationship to the…

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Tenancy Deposit Scheme
Industry Insight September 27th, 2019

Tenancy Deposit Scheme

The Tenancy Deposit Scheme applies to all deposits for Assured Shorthold Tenancies (ASTs) and its main functions are to protect deposits and help resolve disputes….

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Arthur integrated into WordPress plugin Property Hive
Industry Insight, Arthur Online News September 20th, 2019

Arthur integrated into WordPress plugin Property Hive

For a Property Manager, probably the biggest assets you have when it comes to marketing your properties is your own website. If you are looking…

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Student Accommodation vs Private Rental

Student Accommodation vs Private Rental

For property managers, the decision between which type of tenant you want to cater to can be challenging. The choice between students and non-students is…

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What are the benefits of social housing
Social Housing, Industry Insight September 6th, 2019

What are the benefits of social housing

As the national housing situation continues to worsen through a mixture of lack of supply and unnecessary regulatory burdens, the case for investment in social housing…

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What is ‘Fair Wear and Tear?
Industry Insight September 2nd, 2019

What is ‘Fair Wear and Tear?

Wear and tear is a common feature of rental contracts, but what it actually means can be elusive.  Finding out what fair wear and tear…

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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 were…

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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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