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How Adding Mortgage Capabilities Could Support Growth of the Estate Agency Industry

By Rent Guarantor on 28/01/2020

Mortgage approvals surged in the last month of 2019 and analysis from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) suggests the market is set to expand in 2020 and 2021. With this in mind, a growing number of property industry participants and experts are pointing at adding mortgage support/broker arms to estate agents, as the next way to grow business in the sector. And, it looks like a number of estate agencies are already moving towards doing just that.

Landlord

Do Britons Want a Completely Digital Home-Buying and Selling process?

By Rent Guarantor on 27/01/2020

As the UK's property tech industry continues to grow, new concepts and ideas that are sometimes already at play in other industries, can take shape. For the estate agency industry, Coadjute wants to introduce a completely, end-to-end digital system for the home buying and selling process in the UK.

Landlord

The New Decade Begins with Plenty of Change in the Lettings Industry

By Rent Guarantor on 20/01/2020

We're only a few weeks in to 2020 and a new decade, but already, there's been a lot of activity in the lettings market, particularly from a business and management perspective. A number of developments, including plans to create a local Government-led lettings agency, new city-wide rules for planning permission requirements for HMOs and a campaign to more closely regulate the short-let sector, suggest the UK's Letting industry is moving forward to support the growing need for rental homes.

Agents

UK Estate Agents Among the Worst Paid in the World

By Rent Guarantor on 23/01/2020

If you’re an estate agent, you probably already know that you might not be getting paid what you’re worth. Of course, in many businesses, an estate agent’s basic salary isn’t the only earning opportunity, there are also seller fees involved. However, even though there are ways to increase your earnings, at an average annual salary of £19,843, UK estate agents are among the lowest paid in the world.

Landlord

ARLA Plans New Anti-Money Laundering Landlord Resources

By Rent Guarantor on 16/01/2020

As Letting Agents and Landlords face changes from the new, EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive that came into law on January 10th, ARLA Propertymark is planning to make a number of new resources available to agents and landlords to help ensure they are abiding by the updated legislation.