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Will there be more pet ownership following the Renters (Reform) Bill?

Future legislative changes may result in a rise in pets residing in rented accommodations. However, the implications for animal welfare remain uncertain. ...

The impact of the Renters (Reform) Bill on upfront rent payments

Preceding a tenancy, landlords and letting agents often require upfront rent payments. Yet, the Renters (Reform) Bill may lead to changes in this regard. ...

What are the problems with document verification during tenant referencing?

Ensuring a tenant's income through payslips is a common practice in tenant referencing. However, what challenges does this approach pose, and what alternatives exist? ...

Changes landlords and letting agents should consider in April 2024

As of April 2nd, 2024, the new tax year commences, bringing forth alterations in the VAT threshold and Capital Gains Tax. Here's what landlords and letting agents should be aware of. ...

Risks for smaller agencies from big mergers

In recent years, there has been a noticeable uptick in acquisitions within the letting industry, with larger firms consolidating smaller agencies. This prompts the question of whether independent ...

Should Artificial Intelligence be used by letting agents?

AI possesses the ability to analyse vast amounts of data much faster and more accurately than humans. ...

Client money protection schemes and letting agents

Client money protection schemes serve as a type of insurance intended to safeguard funds held by property professionals, specifically letting agents. ...

How does open banking work and what are the risks?

Open banking is gaining increased recognition, particularly for its significant impact on expediting tenant referencing in the private rental sector. Despite its efficiency, there may be concerns ...

Property licensing in 2024

Navigating property licenses poses a significant challenge for letting agents and landlords. The realisation that one in four properties necessitates a license, coupled with the dynamic nature of the ...

Feb 2024: Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill and more

This blog will outline the following top 3 things your real estate agency should be aware of this February 2024 ...

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