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Could AI save letting agents two and a half hours a day?


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23 Sep 2019

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Artificial intelligence isn’t just for the movies. With increasingly more advanced technology, it moves a step closer to becoming an everyday commodity in the workplace and could be a particular benefit to agents struggling with red tape and new regulations. ...

Gas Safety Week: What landlords need to know about keeping tenants safe


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16 Sep 2019

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Gas Safety Week, the annual awareness campaign run by the Gas Safe Register, was established to highlight the importance of checking and maintaining gas appliances. 

 

Following last week’s news that carbon monoxide poisonings have increased by 32% since 2014, the campaign is more important than ever. Around 50 people are killed by carbon monoxide each year and the latest figures from UK Fire Services show incidents of poisoning rose from 2,450 incidents in 2014 to 3,249 in the last 12 months....

How to let to older renters and why landlords should


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6 Sep 2019

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A recent study found that tenants over the age of 35 - considered to be 'older' renters - face several unique challenges which do not impact younger tenants.

 

The Beyond Generation Reportby the University of Stirling found that many tenants over the age of 35  felt a 'sense of hopelessness' at their living situation and were having to confront issues such as a lack of suitable properties for age-related health and mobility impairments as well as the instability of short-term contracts....

Study reveals older renters feel sense of ‘hopelessness’


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2 Sep 2019

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Older renters feel a sense of “hopelessness” over their housing situation, according to a new study. 

 

The Beyond Generation Report by the University of Stirling on behalf of the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) found that, while Generation Rent made many of the headlines, older renters face more uncertainty than tenants under 35. ...

Landlords face £30,000 bill for evicting rogue tenants


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22 Aug 2019

Evicting Rogue Tenants

Rogue tenants who use buy-to-let properties for criminal activities could leave landlords with a bill of more than £30,000, according to new research. 

 

The cost of repairs and the legal process of evicting tenants rises to £41,318 in Greater London while in central London, thought to be the capital’s rogue tenant hotspot, costs can be as high as £50,000, research from Benham and Reeves suggests....