Industry Insight


Industry Insight June 11th, 2014

Potential Council Tax Rise Calls for London Landlords to Fill Their Properties

In order to tackle the housing crisis and the dwindling supply of property in the capital, Boris Johnson has called upon the London Boroughs to…

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Industry Insight June 10th, 2014

Almost Four Months On, We Put the UK’s Storm-Stricken Areas Back into the Spotlight

The early months of 2014 saw the UK battered by storms, with the strongest hitting the country from early January until mid-February. Almost four months…

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Hiring A Good Builder Can Be Tough – How Our Top 10 Question Checklist and Property Management Software Can Help
Industry Insight June 10th, 2014

Hiring A Good Builder Can Be Tough – How Our Top 10 Question Checklist and Property Management Software Can Help

DIY might be tempting but, as far as housing is concerned, you really don’t want to find yourself in the position of having to give…

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Industry Insight June 9th, 2014

Good News for Property Managers and Investors as Buy-to-let Market is Set to Overtake Pensions

Recent news has reported that the value of property owned by buy-to-let investors is catching up with the value of the workforce’s pension savings. This…

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European Commission Calls on Britain to Raise Taxes and Build More Houses
Industry Insight June 6th, 2014

European Commission Calls on Britain to Raise Taxes and Build More Houses

The European Commission has exhorted Chancellor George Osborne to take further action to regulate the UK housing market, especially in London. In particular, the Commission…

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Industry Insight June 6th, 2014

Contractors in High Demand As Property Improvement Loans Double in 12 Months

As supply in the UK property market fails to satisfy the demand, homeowners are looking to make better use of their existing properties by means…

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Industry Insight June 5th, 2014

Zero Carbon Homes To Be Introduced From 2016

The British Government has committed to new green standards, which will require all new houses to be “zero-carbon” from 2016. However, as highlighted in the…

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Student Housing June 5th, 2014

Student Loan Now Considered in Mortgage Applications

The Financial Conduct Authority has said that student loans are now being considering when applying for mortgages, due to the Mortgage Market Review’s new guidelines….

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Private Rental June 4th, 2014

Surge In Residential Construction Sparks New Opportunities For Property Managers

As of May this year, UK house building grew at its fastest rate in over a decade. Despite the fact that construction output is still…

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Effective Property Management Advocated Through Launch of London Rental Standard
Industry Insight May 29th, 2014

Effective Property Management Advocated Through Launch of London Rental Standard

The London Rental Standard scheme was launched yesterday, backed by London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, and implemented by the GLA. The scheme aims to raise professional…

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Soil Subsidence in London and South East Could Increase Demand for Skilled Contractors
Industry Insight April 17th, 2014

Soil Subsidence in London and South East Could Increase Demand for Skilled Contractors

Research conducted on the impact of soil subsidence in England has discovered that areas around London and the South East in particular are more prone…

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Rafakat Case Highlights Importance of Good Property Management Software

Rafakat Case Highlights Importance of Good Property Management Software

Authorities recently fined landlord Mohammed Rafakat in March 2014 over £4,000 because he failed to make necessary improvements to a home he had been renting…

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Digital inventories are “an obvious progression” says tech entrepeneur – Dave Cummin of Arthur Online

Digital inventories are “an obvious progression” says tech entrepeneur – Dave Cummin of Arthur Online

Dave Cummin – Landlord and co-founder of Arthur Property Management Software – talks about the importance of the inventory and how digital makes the inventory…

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