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Trade body still hopeful for mandatory independent inventories

The UK’s only membership association for independent inventory clerks says it is still hopeful that the government will introduce some form of mandatory inventory reporting legislation in the near future. Since 2016, the Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has been campaigning for the introduction of mandatory independent...
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Landlords must be wary of rising tenant arrears

Challenging conditions for landlords and letting agents could cause rent arrears to rise and this scenario is something landlords should be wary of, according to RentalStep. The PropTech startup says that if rents continue to rise and wage growth remains stagnant, some tenants may find it more difficult...
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London’s connectivity lags behind

Connectivity is more than just broadband speeds and 4G coverage. New research from property consultancy Cluttons has revealed the impact it has on everything from the properties we choose to live in, to the places where we can work and our overall happiness both at home and in...
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Landlords can combat costs by exploring alternatives

Following the recent announcement that the Tenants’ Fees Bill has started its formal journey through Parliament, a PropTech startup is advising landlords to think seriously about how it could affect their profits. RentalStep says that landlords will need to consider their monthly outgoings and start shopping around for...
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Paper reporting and management could be prohibiting agents’ growth

Using paper, spreadsheets and other legacy payment administration processes could be prohibiting letting agents from growing their businesses, according to PayProp. The automated rental payment provider says agents who digitise parts of their payment processes and partner with the right PropTech providers could expand their lettings book without...
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