Letting Agent Talk

Why did you become a LETTING AGENT?

 

I think you are a letting agent, not because of the money (although that’s nice), you are a letting agent because you honestly believe you are the best in your town, that you will look after the landlords’ property, as if the property were your own? I think you’d like landlords to join you in…

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Christopher Watkin

Are you providing a truly tailored lettings service?

 

Smart office? Check. Deposits protected? Check. Adherence to over 500 regulations and pieces of legislation? Check. All the ingredients of a sophisticated, trustworthy and transparent lettings business, surely? While all of the above are essential in today’s marketplace, this attention to detail is all-consuming. Has the quest for accountability and professionalism overtaken ground-level customer service?…

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ARPM

Monthly Rental Index Analysis

 

Every month the Move with Us Rental Index provides an analysis of the rental market. It is based on 600,000 rental properties across eleven regions on the United Kingdom covering England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  The reports enable property professionals to track trends relating to rental pricing in different regions of the UK.  It also…

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Are you a property manager or a flunkey?

 

There was a brilliant article recently that stemmed from revelations of letting agent Benham & Reeves.  It covered the bizarre and often ridiculous questions posed by some tenants – including the request to put a bouncy castle on a roof terrace.  The agent agreed that, while they strive to help in any situation, a line…

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ARPM

Make your rent rewarding with RentMoola and VTUK

 

We are proud to announce our partnership with RentMoola, a rent payment platform that will soon be available in VTUK’s Scorpio solution. From now on agents will be able to reward their tenants and collect rent with RentMoola. About RentMoola RentMoola offers an online global payment network that allows anyone to pay rent instantly by…

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Alex Evans

How to Attract High End Tenants to Your Property

 

Renting your property can be a joy or a nightmare. And this mostly depends on your tenants. To make sure everything goes smoothly, it helps if you secure high end tenants. Here are some tips from Paramount Properties on how to attract them: Marketing To attract any kind of tenant, you need to market your…

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Rent Increases, Landlord and Tenants Responsibilites When Renting Privately

 

With rising house prices, renting property in the UK is very popular and when engaging in this particular process, both the landlord and the tenant should be equipped with certain information which is very crucial. Some of the important facts are discussed below: Your privileges and responsibilities In all independently houses or flats to rent you’ll…

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Ensure you pass the test!

 

With gas safety week beginning this week we’d like to express to every property professional how vital it is to check the compliance needs for every single one of your properties. Whether its gas, fire or electrical compliance, you’re required to conduct yearly checks on each property you let or sell. By conducting these yearly…

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Advising on Buy-To-Let

 

With rental prices on the rise, many people will be thinking about purchasing a property with the intention of letting it out through an agency. But when advising people – especially first time landlords – on buying a property to rent out, what should you make sure they know? Here are some of the top…

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Alex Evans

What makes a good letting agent?

 

What makes a good letting agent? There are many qualities, resources and skills that a letting agent should possess in order to provide the best possible service to their clients. Regulation Being associated with the relevant regulated bodies will provide guidelines and regulation to a letting agent. This is helpful to both the letting agent…

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Alex Evans

Our Top Tips for Lettings Agents

 

The Five Tiers of Innovation The world has undergone a turbulent time; but with markets recovering and confidence growing, the best agents are now seizing the opportunity to invest in growth.  Competition is as fierce as ever, and with margins being squeezed ever more tightly, we need innovation, and we need it now. At VTUK,…

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A landlord who finds you first is more likely to use your lettings agency… than if you find the landlord.

 

What would you do if a solicitor, out of the blue, one you had never used before, rang you up and asked if you had a legal issue that needed sorting? Bet most of you would tell them to get lost wouldn’t you? Ok, how about this one, What if, out of the blue, a…

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Christopher Watkin

Rental Repairs Survey 2014: What You Need To Know

 

With over 700 respondents the Fixflo Rental Repairs Survey 2014 has highlighted some alarming trends for letting agencies. In this article Chris Walkling examines some of the key issues that we identified. How Fast? Repairs have to be carried out within a “reasonable period of time”* but until recently there has been little guidance on…

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Alex Evans

Property Management: Your Chance to Shine

 

If you turn the pages of a newspaper these days, you will notice a raft of stories on the rental market from costs, regulation and property standards Tenants hold the key to the next general election and therefore your business is being placed at the heart of the political battlefield. The result? Changes in the…

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Alex Evans

Letting Agents Guide to Networking

 

Growing your lettings agency fuelled by referrals is the holy grail of any agency. How do you make yours a referral based lettings business, where people say ‘You have got to speak to this guy about the property market in (INSERT NAME OF YOUR TOWN)’ One word .. networking, Networking drives fear into most people’s…

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Christopher Watkin