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Estate Agency for today … and tomorrow

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Is the future of estate agency smaller? Or larger? Is it less ‘tech’ or more? James White, founder of Belong, says we need to appeal to clients who want a better service.

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Housing Market

Innovation will drive PRS

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Despite the challenges weighted against landlords, Paul Staley, PRS director at SDL Group, believes the private rental sector will show sustained growth in 2018.

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Regulation & Law

Listed buildings

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There are 400,000 buildings on the Historic England List so many estate agents will encounter them on a regular basis, but, says Rob Desbruslais, how much do you actually know about the…

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Agencies & People

The return on let-only properties

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"One of my larger clients has just dis-instructed themselves from 131 let-only properties that used to bring in fee income of £50,000 per annum. They’ve been planning this for three years and…

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Products & Services

Best buy cameras for estate agents

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Photography is perhaps an agent’s biggest sales aid, so which cameras offer the best snaps for the cash? Here Nigel Lewis recommends some top buys for under £500.

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Regulation & Law

How fast can you evict a tenant now?

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The so-called ‘7-day eviction’ is no more, but, says Paul Shamplina at Landlord Action, the system is still far from perfect if you want to evict a tenant.

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Housing Market

It’s grin up North

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Buy-to-let’s a better bet in the North, says Joanne Christie and savvy agents are working hard to attract the investors.

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Regulation & Law

Leaseholds banned on new houses

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It was a long time coming, says Matthew Tebbot, Associate in the Residential Property Team at Wedlake Bell LLP, but the unfair practices are to be outlawed.

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Products & Services

Boarder controls

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The electronic ‘tenant passport’ is proptech’s challenge to traditional referencing. Andrea Kirkby asks if this a game-changer.

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