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A practical guide to client accounting software for lettings
A practical guide to client accounting software for lettings

Client accounting software for letting agents is a whole different ball game from normal office accounting software. Since your business holds client funds in trust, you are rightly subject to more stringent scrutiny. Landlords and tenants are trusting you with...


Elevate in October: New certificates report, and CSV export updates
Elevate in October: New certificates report, and CSV export updates

Here are some of the features, improvements, and bug fixes we shipped in October.


9 Things to Look For When Choosing a Letting Agent
9 Things to Look For When Choosing a Letting Agent

In this guest post by Russ Jones, the founder of PropertyWorkshop.com, he shows how to protect your investment by choosing the right property letting agent, so that you can get on with what matters. As a diligent landlord, your focus...


How To Make The Most Of Your Properties For The Year Ahead
How To Make The Most Of Your Properties For The Year Ahead

Increasing the rental value of your properties is the most effective way to squeeze the most from your investments. You can increase the rental value with some outlay, or simply just some quick thinking. This guest post is from Siobhan O’Reilly,...


5 things to consider when becoming a landlord

Despite some tax and legislative knock-backs, the private rented sector is booming, and provides a potentially valuable source of income for new landlords. But becoming a landlord for the first time can be daunting. There’s a lot to consider, and...


New HMO laws come into force
New HMO laws come into force

This guest post from Garratts Solicitors looks at what the recent changes in HMO laws mean for agents. New HMO regulations have come into force from the beginning of this month, with the intention to “protect private renters against bad and overcrowded...


New minimum energy efficiency laws for landlords
New minimum energy efficiency laws for landlords

Landlords have just under six months to ensure their rental properties meet the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). In this guest blog post, Portico London estate agents explain how the new MEES will work in regards to EPC ratings, the impact...


How to choose the right letting agent
How to choose the right letting agent

The private rented sector has significantly grown over recent years with an increasing popularity among investors for buy-to-lets as a long-term investment. Many investors and landlords choose to appoint a letting agent to manage their rental property, and with an...


“Tenants In Common” vs “Joint Tenants”
“Tenants In Common” vs “Joint Tenants”

A couple of landlord terms which cause confusion when referring to tenants, clarified by Debbie Fletcher.  If you’re going to invest in property, then you need to learn the lingo. By becoming fluent in the terminology of the housing market...


6 reasons why landlords should consider using property managers
6 reasons why landlords should consider using property managers

There’s an oft-quoted citation from Franklin D. Roosevelt about the security and wisdom of investing in real estate which will underpin many people’s decisions to invest in the buy-to-let market in the first place. “Real estate cannot be lost or stolen,...


6 ways to avoid deposit disputes
6 ways to avoid deposit disputes

Managing disputes over tenant deposit monies, caught in the middle of an often petty squabble between an unhappy landlord and an equally aggrieved tenant, can be a prolonged administration nightmare, and the length of time involved can be completely disproportionate...


Communication is key to working relationships
Communication is key to working relationships

With four working weeks in February this year, it didn’t seem as short a month as usual and with communication being a recurring theme through many stories in the property industry press this month, what better time than now to...