76 Posts for Lettings

Government advises agents that repairs and maintenance work can continue

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/government-advises-agents-that-repairs-and-maintenance-work-can-continue/

The UK Government has confirmed that maintenance on rental homes can continue during the Coronavirus crisis. The guidance was issued yesterday to membership bodies for dissemination and states: “Work carried out in people’s homes, for example by tradespeople carrying out...


Agents must close branches warns Ministry of Housing

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/agents-must-close-branches-warns-ministry-of-housing/

Despite letting agents voicing concerns that they need to keep their businesses open to look after elderly tenants and organise emergency repairs, a senior civil servant has expressed the view that they are not essential services and should therefore close...


Coronavirus legislation appears to water down eviction ban

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/coronavirus-legislation-appears-to-water-down-eviction-ban/

The three month ban on evictions announced by the government last week appears to have been watered down in the Coronavirus Emergency Bill passed by Parliament yesterday. Instead of the ‘complete ban on evictions and additional protections for renters’ affected...


Coronavirus update: agents and landlords must wait three months before evictions can start

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/coronavirus-update-agents-and-landlords-must-wait-three-months-before-evictions-can-start/

The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, told parliament yesterday that the 20 million people living in the UK’s private rented sector would be protected from evictions until the Coronavirus abates. Landlords and letting agents must now wait three months before...


ARLA warns that Coronavirus could result in agent prosecutions

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/arla-warns-that-coronavirus-could-result-in-agent-prosecutions/

Letting agents sticking to Coronavirus protocols could be in danger of breaking the law. The warning originated from ARLA who have sought clarification from the Government on how to deal with the Coronavirus crisis, particularly with tenants who are self-isolating....


Sadiq Khan calls for rent controls in London as he launches re-election bid

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/sadiq-khan-calls-for-rent-controls-in-london-as-he-launches-re-election-bid/

Launching his bid for re-election as Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan told supporters of his plan to introduce a rent cap in the capital. The mayor said, “I am making the mayoral election on 7th May a referendum on rent...


Battle against ‘No DSS’ adverts intensifies

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/battle-against-no-dss-adverts-intensifies/

Two single mothers have won legal battles against letting agents who refused to rent them properties as they were in receipt of housing benefit. Amanda Staples and Emma Loffler both won out-of-court settlements on the grounds of indirect discrimination when...


An estate agent’s guide to body language

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/an-estate-agents-guide-to-body-language/

While there are a number of successful estate agents out there, the people that are really making inroads to the agent world know at least a little about the subconscious expression through non-verbal cues. Those that have done a bit...


200,000+ unoccupied homes in England

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/more-than-200000-unoccupied-homes-in-england/

There are currently more than 200,000 properties sitting vacant in England. That’s nearly 1% of the total number of properties in the entire country. But, with a growing population, why are so many homes remaining unoccupied? This new study from...


Affordability of famous houses – how realistic are these?

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/affordability-of-famous-houses-how-realistic-are-these/

When we watch our favourite TV shows or movies, we are often in awe (ok, let’s be honest and call it envy!) of the magnificent houses which the stars live in. Canstar, Australia’s biggest financial comparison site, have taken a...


The Best and Worst Home Improvements

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A new report shows the home improvements which add value to a property and those which could end up leaving you shortchanged. HomeProtect has teamed-up with Jason Orme, an expert self-builder, to give homeowners an indication of average costs for renovations...


Tilt Origin customer, Student Housing, expands their agency

https://www.usetilt.com/blog/origin-customer-student-housing-expands-their-agency/

Lincoln students, Harry Conti and Marcus Askam-Yates, approached Tilt Property Software back in the summer of 2015. Having experienced the poor standard of local student accommodation first-hand, their vision was for a letting agency to transform the way student property...