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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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“OnTheMarket – Is it worth the move?”

Today, Monday 26th January 2015 sees the launch of controversial new property portal OnTheMarket.com Founded by; Savills, Knight Frank, Strutt & Parker, Chestertons, Douglas & Gordon and Glentree Estates this new entrant is their attempt to break the duopoly currently held over estate agents by Zoopla & Rightmove.
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Top Ten Tips for ‘traditional’ Estate Agents

With all the debate surrounding so called on-line estate agencies director Richard Murray of leading Veco™ property software provider Eurolink warns: “The screws are tightening and ‘traditional’ estate agents need to be alert to the threat of the new competition and even more so retain control of costs...
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New website helps people steer clear of rogue electricians

A new website will provide an easy to use and single information point for people to find a registered, competent electrician in their area, or to check that a company they are planning on using is registered. Similar to the ‘Gas Safe Register’ for boiler engineers the ‘Competent Person...
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