Tag Archives: Business

Want simpler and easier property management? Rent to families

With more than 1,000 responses to the latest quarterly research panel from the National Landlords Association shows that landlords who rent to families and young couples spend on average one full working day a week on property management. The panel … Continue reading

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What does #PropTech mean to letting agents?

I wouldn’t describe myself as especially ‘tech-savvy’, but I do like to learn about new ways of doing things – especially if it involves some kind of shiny new gadget. Of course the important thing is to find efficiencies in … Continue reading

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Will the election cost letting agents?

Understandably the media is currently obsessing about the likely effects of the outcome of the election. We are invited to ask important questions like: Would a Corbyn government unilaterally remove the UK’s nuclear arsenal? Or is it more likely that … Continue reading

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Windows: They’re just sh*t doors!

When you work for a trade association, especially one representing letting agents, you hear some very strange statements. For instance, the title of this blog relates a description of doors I genuinely heard uttered last week. I’m not entirely sure … Continue reading

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Quarterly tax reporting; Four times the fun!

Avid readers of HMRC press releases (and who isn’t) will be well-aware of the Government’s intention to move towards quarterly tax reporting, as part of their programme aimed at modernising the collection of tax. The ‘Making Tax Digital’ programme has … Continue reading

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Impending landlord tax changes will hurt agents too

UPDATE: April 2017 – it’s happened, as of now the removal of relief for finance costs has begun! UPDATE: There’s still no let up from HM Treasury about this ‘tenant tax’ but it’s good to see that more dissenting voices … Continue reading

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It’s all change for Section 21

Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action shares his thoughts on the Deregulation Act for UKALA. It can sometimes feel like there is a never ending stream of new legislation and controls being introduced for landlords and letting agents. Less than twelve … Continue reading

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