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Estate Agency haart Announces PropTech Agreement

By Rent Guarantor on 13/02/2020

The UK's largest independent estate agency, haart, has announced it has agreed a deal with property technology firm teclet. Software firm teclet's platform will be used in all of haart's letting agent offices, to automate the straightforward elements of their lettings process. This will then give their staff members more time to use their training, experience and skills in other areas of the business.

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Should Airbnb Landlords Pay Business Rates?

By Rent Guarantor on 29/01/2020

City councillors in Brighton are reported as saying that Airbnb landlords should pay business rates in England. Meanwhile, in Scotland, local councils look set to be given powers to add controls to better manage the provision of short-term lets. However, there are concerns that this action could result in short-term let landlords selling their properties.

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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.