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Dawn of a new kind of tenant deposit

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Finding a deposit to buy a home is beyond the reach of many young people, but, says Andrea Kirkby, finding a deposit on top of the first month’s rent is also tough…

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Outsource and survive

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Agents face a perfect storm this year – the tenant fee ban, increasing tax, regulation and flat rents, says Joanne Christie. Could outsourcing help to keep the balance sheet balanced?

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Riders on the storm

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In this perfect storm of lower transactions and commissions – and a failing online-only model – Joanne Christie says franchising is gaining in popularity.

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Auction stations!

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Private treaty estate agents partnering with auctioneers to offer sales by auction isn’t a new proposition, says Jason Lee, National Sales Manager at SDL Auctions, but the opportunities now are better than…

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The benefits of belonging

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Every industry has its professional bodies, but, says Andrea Kirkby, how much do they do for their members and do their buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants see the value of that membership?

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Something more than B&B

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Why – and how – has Airbnb taken over the online short let marketplace? Marc Trup, CEO of Arthur Online, explains.

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It pays to be well-connected

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Utility suppliers have become very interested in estate and letting agencies as a route to market, and for the agent, that can mean a new revenue stream and less moving hassle. Lisa…

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There’s potential in problem properties

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From glass house to fab thatch, finding a property can be taxing, but financing dream homes can be even more difficult, says Joanne Christie, but there are ways…

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