Tips To Grow Your Lettings Business Now
Last week I received a call from the owner of a Scottish letting agency asking for suggestions on what he could do to grow his business.
The Changing Shape of the PRS
The National ARLA Conference spanned miniscule graphs with market insights from Lucian Cook and Sophie Chick of Savills to a bagpipe send-off for departing MD of ARLA Ian Potter.
Have a break over Easter!

The upcoming flurry of bank holidays reduces your office hours but it doesn't mean your property managers can't get a break.

The Budget: Shifting Residential Property
Barely a few hours old and the mainstream press have already consigned the 2014 budget to a historical note.
If you scratch the surface though, it will affect the shape of the residential...
Private Rented Sector Reform: Your Voice Counts
On 16 October 2013 the Government announced a range of measures to raise standards in the Private Rented Sector ( PRS)..
Property Management: The Clock Starts Now!
FACT:  Landlords are responsible for certain repairs in rented properties.
ARMA-Q: This affects you!
ARMA-Q is the self-regulatory regime that is proposed for ARMA members.
Tips for Your Tenants Over Christmas!
It’s a time when Christmas woolly jumpers are donned for festive cheer and comedy value, but the statistics from the last week show we may have to start wearing our full wardrobe (comedy or not)...
Regulation, Regulation, Regulation!

Ordinarily as a general election approaches we expect the fiscal war chest to be opened and tax breaks and increased spending to underpin a renewed sense of optimism.

Walk a mile in your customer's shoes!
I am sure the idea of completing the NPOFF Level 3 Technical Award for Residential Letting and Property Management is the last thing on a lot of property professionals their minds, but for me it...
Do Your Tenants Speak a Different Language?

Nearly 1.7m people don’t speak English as a first language and over 300,000 of them say that they don’t speak English at all or well. [2011 Census figures]

Lettings Industry Regulation: ARLA Proposal

The lettings industry is becoming increasingly politicised.  This is understandable given that the private rented sector has doubled in 20 years and by 2025 it is expected that one third of...