Ellie Wiles, Author at Vouch

Guest Blog – Switch on to digital content possibilities

Sally Lawson has been harnessing the power of social media for a number of years, now more agents are beginning to realise the benefits of an online presence, which is helping others discover what works for them. “Years ago when I first started exploring how I could use social media to boost my business, there […]

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Traditional Deposits vs. Deposit Replacements – what’s the difference?

Deposit replacements have been around for a while, but they started becoming popular back in 2019 when the Tenant Fee Ban was introduced which prohibited landlords and letting agents from taking more than 5 weeks’ rent as a deposit (where total annual rent is less than £50,000). Initially, landlords and agents were sceptical about using […]

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Guest Blog – Regulation will help us earn respect like Canadian realtors

Increasing regulation of the UK property industry will increase the respect the general public has for the profession, says a leading training company director. Kate Gregory previously worked for Sotherby’s when she lived in Canada – seeing first-hand the impact of strict regulation on the running of the industry, and public perception. Now back in […]

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Tackling the headache of Void periods

Occupants of buy-to-let properties tend to move on at some stage, whether that’s because of work or perhaps they’re getting on the property ladder themselves. But the problem of empty properties also affects more than just the homeowner and agent; it impacts energy and utility providers as well.  As we find ourselves in the middle […]

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How the property sector must adapt during the year ahead

What the year ahead represents, therefore, is a series of unique challenges which can only be overcome with creative thinking and an understanding of how the landscape has shifted. It’s now more important than ever that landlords, letting agents, and tenants alike know how to mediate the challenges of short supply. The reality is that […]

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What taxation will affect your agency and landlords in 2022 and beyond?

The topic of tax is already looming large in the lettings sector in 2022. Landlords have had it tough in recent years, with changes to mortgage interest relief impacting the profitability of rental property investments. The housing crisis has spurred policymakers and campaigners to look to tax-based solutions, and investor behaviour has shifted as landlords […]

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What is the impact of low stock on the lettings market?

Professionals in the Lettings Industry will be very aware that the demand for rental properties is at an all-time high. However, the amount of available stock is dwindling, especially in the North of England. But why is this happening and what impact is it having on the market? Why is there no stock? The Nottingham […]

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UPDATED: Right to Rent Checks are changing

On 6th April 2022, new legislation will change how Right to Rent checks are conducted by landlords and letting agents in England. What’s changing? From 6th April 2022, landlords and letting agents will be able to use a certified Identity Service Provider (IDSP) to check the identity and eligibility of British and Irish citizens to […]

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Vouch in the News

All the latest news about Vouch from the Trade Press

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It’s back! EA Masters 2021

Vouch is excited to sponsor the estate agency event of the year for the 4th year in a row. And what an event this year’s EA Masters is set out to be! Not only is it running over 6 months to help you capitalise on the current market conditions, but there is a LIVE in-person […]

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