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Three PropTech trends to watch out for

PropTech has become increasingly prominent in recent years as digital tools and services continue to transform the lettings experience for both consumers and professionals. With our daily lives increasingly being led by technology, PropTech solutions are helping to make property transactions quicker, easier and more accessible for all...
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Landlord provides accommodation for homeless this Christmas

Five homeless people will have a roof over their heads this Christmas, thanks to a kind-hearted Liverpool landlord, Mike Georgeson. OurHouseOurPeople is a community interest company set up last year when it opened up an office block for homeless people during one of the worst winters the country...
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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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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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Property portal Zoopla reports record start to 2015

Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) has reported record levels of both website and mobile activity during the period 1 January to 13 January, with new highs seen in the number of visits across its platform. On Tuesday 13 January the ZPG sites saw a record level of traffic at...
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