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Agents can beat S21 ban by working harder to avoid evictions – claim

By |2019-12-31T10:03:04+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

Letting agents can beat the upcoming ban on Section 21 by updating key documentation and automating arrears management to reduce the chances of having to evict in the first place. That’s the view of a leading PropTech entrepreneur - Neil Cobbold, chief operating officer of automated payment service PayProp. Scrapping Section 21...

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Alternative deposit firm seeks support from London tenants

By |2019-12-31T10:03:05+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

One of the leading providers in the hyper-competitive deposit alternative niche has made a bid for support from London tenants by saying how much they would save if their agent or landlord ditched traditional deposits. flatfair has produced a London Underground map looking at upfront costs saved around each tube station...

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Happy New Decade – and this is what rentals looked like in 2010

By |2019-12-31T10:03:07+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

Here it is - the start of a new decade, a moment for resolutions and remembrance, and the last Bank Holiday for most of the UK until the middle of April. Everyone at Letting Agent Today, the other ‘Today’ titles and at Angels Media wishes you and your family and friends...

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The most popular rental areas unveiled

By |2019-12-31T10:03:10+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

Property search data from Rightmove over the past 12 months has been analysed to reveal the most sought-after areas for a rental property. The research found that London is unsurprisingly the most searched city in the UK, with Canary Wharf in particular identified as the most popular location for renters in the...

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Section 21 changes: time to prepare for reforms to the eviction system

By |2019-12-31T10:03:11+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

Letting agents are being urged to do more to protect buy-to-let landlords by preparing now for the government’s plans to scrap Section 21 of the Housing Act, as part of a new Renters’ Reform Bill.  PayProp is advising agents to adapt to upcoming changes to the eviction system by updating key documentation...

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BTL landlords urged to prepare for New Year void periods

By |2019-12-31T10:03:14+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

All landlords experience void periods when renting their property, and that is why it is important to adopt a strategy to manage the risk of a rental property being left unoccupied, especially between January and April, when the rental market is traditionally quiet, according to the Tenant Shop.  Figures from ARLA...

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Trade body welcomes European Court of Justice ruling on Airbnb

By |2019-12-31T10:03:13+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

The Short Term Accommodation Association (STAA), a UK trade body representing the entire short-term rental sector, from multinational platforms to individual hosts, and everything in between, has welcomed the ruling by the European Court of Justice about clarifying Airbnb’s status as an information society services provider and not an estate...

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Happy New Year from everyone at Landlord Today

By |2019-12-31T10:03:12+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

After yet another year dominated by Brexit uncertainty, political instability, tax, and regulatory changes, most buy-to-let landlords will be looking for far more stability in the PRS in 2020.  The promise to “get Brexit done” helped Boris Johnson to achieve the largest Conservative majority since the Thatcher years, and so it...

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Revealed: the rental market that’s dominated by football

By |2019-12-31T10:03:06+00:00December 31st, 2019|Property News|

A high end lettings agency says the most expensive rural rental market in the north west of England is dominated by one factor - football. Jackson-Stops says the super-prime lettings market in the region, especially in areas such as Alderley Edge, is largely driven by movement in Premier League football.  This demographic...

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Shelter boss and lettings agency critic honoured in New Year’s list

By |2019-12-30T10:02:50+00:00December 30th, 2019|Property News|

The chief executive of Shelter - the campaigning charity which has been sharply critical of letting agents in the past - has been honoured with a CBE in the traditional New Year’s list. Polly Neate, who earlier this year wrote to Prime Minister Boris Johnson attacking a lettings agency in Leicester...

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