The real cost of expanding or diversifying your agency

The motto ‘speculate to accumulate’ is true – growing or diversifying to capitalise on market conditions is a great way of increasing profits and building a more secure business model. The whole idea of growth, however, is to increase profitability and not see any new income wiped out by set up costs and bigger overheads.…

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Is it time to rebrand application fees?

With the Government overlooking any radical reforms for the lettings sector before May 2015’s general election, there are at least six months of stability ahead. Or are there? While Mr Cameron might not be planning a rental revolution any time soon, tenants are still up in arms over letting fees. And it appears there’s always…

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Is subletting the biggest issue in lettings today?

Time to think again if you assumed subletting was a social housing problem.  The private rental sector is far from immune to unscrupulous or misguided tenants, with subletting fast turning into a silent industry epidemic. There is a shortage of affordable rental property, especially in cities where recent graduates, young professionals and migrant workers are…

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