Covid-19

Key Steps to Make Your Lettings Business Covid-Secure for Lockdown

With England about to enter another lockdown period from Thursday 5 November, agents across the country are wondering how the restrictions will affect them and what they should do to protect their businesses. 

Stuart Armstrong
By Stuart Armstrong
What Should Letting Agents Do When There's a Local Virus Outbreak?

As various areas of the UK go into localised lockdowns with barely a moment’s notice, we take a look at what letting agents should be doing if there’s a local virus outbreak, and what they can...

5 Virtual Viewing Mistakes You Should Avoid Right Now

With the country still in partial lockdown, many agents are turning to virtual viewings to showcase the rental properties on their books. Just like in-person viewings, virtual viewings need to...

What happens to deposit disputes during a lockdown?

The good news is that all three legally required deposit protection schemes, DPS, mydeposits and TDS are still running their dispute schemes so if a dispute over the deposit occurs at one of your...

How to Digitise Your Repairs and Maintenance Process Inclusively

While the Internet plays an increasingly large role in our lives (especially during lockdown when more of us spend most of the day on Zoom calls!), it’s important to remember that not everyone has...

5 Tips to Turn Boring KPIs into Actionable Data

With remote working the primary mode of work for many property managers, the need to monitor performance and present these findings in quantifiable numbers is greater than ever. But in a time of...

8 Things Landlords & Agents Should Know about Universal Credit

Since the COVID-19 crisis began, nearly two million applications (as of 4 May) were made for Universal Credit, which is a payment to help with your living costs if you’re on a low income or out of...

4 Key PRS Changes Caused by COVID-19

As the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak continues to be felt across the world, new rules relating to housing have been put in place, some of which have redefined the UK rental landscape...

The Missing Pieces to Your Lettings Puzzle

As the shock of the last six weeks wears off and we look towards the future, this frozen market presents a unique opportunity - the opportunity to reflect on our companies in detail. With the...

Coronavirus: Repairs & Maintenance Should Carry On, Says Government

This is an unprecedented time for most if not all of us. Since the government's call for self-isolation and shielding began earlier in March, many business and personal activities have come to a...

COVID-19 Government Financial Support Explained

According to statistics released by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in October 2019, the vast majority (over 99%) of the country's 5.9 million private businesses employ...

Novel Coronavirus and Safety Certificates (Updated)

This guest post has been updated with reference to government guidance available on 25 March 2020.

One of the key concerns of landlords and agents during the current situation is how to handle the...

Lettings & Property Management in the Age of COVID-19

In merely a few months, COVID-19, more widely known as "coronavirus", has already affected many industries. The viral pandemic has put many forms of consumer and business activities to a halt....