"Stop fighting the inevitable and embrace the change." The first and foremost emotion which people exhibit when AI or automation is mentioned is FEAR. Fear of the unknown and the dread of not being in control, all mixed in with a deep set Apathy as there are those that also believe it will take their … Continue reading Collaboration With Automation
As a letting or estate agent working in such a competitive market, instructions are crucial in order to grow your business. We at VTUK are aware that finding instructions is becoming more and more difficult as vendors and landlords go online and become harder and harder to find. As well as this, many landlords are … Continue reading How To Gain New Instructions
With just weeks to go until the deadline, letting agents must register themselves with HMRC to remain AML compliant. By June 10th 2021, any letting agent, residential or commercial who lets property at or above 10,000 euros or £8,600 or more per month must register. Of course these changes came in last year under the … Continue reading Register Your Agency With HMRC
From Tuesday 4th May 2021, letting agents and landlords must have updated their Section 8 eviction notices to include details of the Breathing Space regulations. Agents must ensure the paperwork is up to date with the new Debt Respite Scheme (Breathing Space Moratorium and Mental Health Crisis Moratorium). Should a Section 8 fail to be … Continue reading Section 8: What Do You Need To Update?
From May 17th 2021, Right to Rent Checks can be carried out in person as per the changes to the coronavirus restrictions. Previously, on March 30th 2020, restrictions were put in place for agents and landlords to carry out Right to Rent Checks via video link to the tenant. Should an agent or landlord have … Continue reading Right To Rent: What’s Changing On May 17th?
Whether it’s 360 cameras, virtual tours, Microsoft’s HoloLens, Google’s Glass, virtual reality or augmented reality, we’ve put together a list of trending technology we predict will have a significant impact on the future of viewings. Immoviewer Immoviewer provides software which allows agents to remote control a number of different 360° cameras such as the Madventure … Continue reading What’s The Future Of Viewings?
The high street is not the people pleaser it used to be. From parking to the demise of the small independent boutique shops, less and less footfall is coming to the town centre. Recent research by the British Retail Consortium revealed that visitors to the town centre are steadily declining. In July, there was a … Continue reading Should You Be Hybrid?
There's been an interesting sequence of events happening over the last few weeks. It’s even more interesting when you discover what we have been doing since 2009. #1 - I read a hugely interesting article by Peter Knight of the Property Academy, which talked about getting customer service right and then implementing technology to enhance … Continue reading Human or Robot?
Is it acceptable to tell tenants that the only way to report repairs is via your website or through an app like Task Manager? You can't dictate how tenant's report repairs, it's the tenant's choice how they do this. Your tenancy agreement should clearly state this, highlighting how tenants can report repairs in writing, in … Continue reading Repair Reporting: What You Should Know
How do you receive your news? Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, VTUK's blog, Property Industry Eye, Estate Agent or Letting Agent Today, The Negotiator, Google or your local newspaper, receiving instant updates about the industry and your community is key. Should it be the latest industry compliance, breaking property news, news about a … Continue reading Where Do You Get Property News?