Lettings

Have you protected your properties from power cuts this winter?

The government has ruled out the possibility of power cuts this winter as a response to the growing energy crisis in Europe. But the National Grid has suggested a possible worst-case scenario where bad weather and low fuel supplies snowball to make...

Jonty Shepheard
By Jonty Shepheard
Energy cap increase: How to help your residents this winter

The latest rise in energy prices has put increased pressure on renters across the UK. Combining astronomical energy bills with a nationwide cost of living crisis has made for a precarious situation...

3 ways to maintain great contractor relationships

As lettings regulations are only set to intensify (for example, the forthcoming extension of smoke and carbon monoxide alarm regulations), agents are relying on their contractors more and more.

As we...

Landlord compliance - Are landlords following legal and best...

Analysis of data from the Government’s English Private Landlords Survey 2022 has revealed some interesting results about landlord behaviour which could help to formulate policy to encourage...

Section 21 notice abolition - should agents be worried?

The Government has been interested in abolishing Section 21 for a long time now. With it renewing its commitment to the process in its Renters’ Reform white paper, published earlier this summer, the...

Data protection: 7 upcoming changes property professionals need to...

The UK’s data protection laws affect all organisations that process the personal data of UK citizens — including property management businesses. In 2021, the UK Government held a public consultation...

Rent Repayment Order case on appeal - how will it impact letting...

Rent Repayment Orders could soon have greater consequences for letting agents as a long-running dispute over to whom they apply will be heard by the Supreme Court. Given the surge of rent-to-rent...

1 in 10 Landlords will exit the market – how will this affect letting...

In uncertain economic times, a government survey says that 1 in 10 landlords are looking to exit the rental market. With a potential mass exodus on the horizon, we examine the real reasons behind why...

Estate agent's guide to leasehold

Owning a home of one’s own has long been the great British dream. But while successive governments have tried to combat issues with home affordability and the availability of property, none have...

Property Management Software Buyers' Guide: Arthur

Arthur is one of our favourite property management systems. We said so in our Property Management Software Buyer's Guide, but now we've given them their own article, in which they explain their...

How to encourage your occupiers to recycle

As climate change and sustainability become more pressing issues, attention is turning towards recycling and the need to minimise waste. Britain’s recycling rate fell from 45.5% in 2019 to 44% in...

Greener homes: Revisiting the Government’s net zero plans for property

The Government’s net-zero plans for housing in England and Wales laid out in the Heat and Buildings Strategy ahead of November 2021’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) received a storm...

Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016: How will it affect tenancies?

Landlords, agents and tenants in Wales are soon set to face the biggest change to their housing law for decades. Designed to simplify tenancy legislation and improve conditions in rented homes in...