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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Vouch signs up to the Nuclear Rush Love Mud Challenge
Call us crazy, but we have decided to get muddy for charity! Members of the Vouch family have valiantly agreed to take part in the Nuclear Rush 7K challenge this July to raise funds for Agent’s Giving. Agents Giving is the industry charity for the property industry & works with Estate and Lettings Agents and […]
Contingency planning for 2021
2020 was the year of the unprecedented. Covid-19’s impact on the property market simply couldn’t have been prepared for and, despite the damage caused, property professionals have poured their efforts into recovery. What 2021 represents, therefore, is a crucial opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned, and ensure the year becomes one that is led […]
Women in Leadership – Interview with Rachael from Helpthemove
Helpthemove’s Rachael joins us to talk about women in leadership roles within the property industry after her recent promotion to Managing Director. The stereotypical view that it must be a man in the leadership role is changing, with more women being recognised for their hard work and contribution to organisations across the property industry. Here […]
Agents Giving Official Supporter
Vouch are proud to announce that we are now an official supporter of Agents Giving! We started fundraising for Agents Giving back in November with our Movember Challenge and wanted to do more to help support this amazing charity. By signing up, Agents Giving can continue to fundraise and help support the industries fundraising efforts […]
Vouch joins ARX Mastery as official Sponsors
You can attend Agent Rainmakers brand new FREE-to-attend virtual event in March! It’s available for all Letting Agents & Business Owners who want to grow or rebuild their businesses for profit! First of all, how much have we missed live physical events? The networking, the inspirational stories, the masterminds, the learning, and more importantly, the […]
Vouch has been voted one of Insider’s Most Exciting Companies 2021
January’s issue of Yorkshire Business Insider Magazine lists the Top 50 Most Exciting Companies. These are innovative businesses with disruptive products or services and are certainly ones to watch. The companies chosen were only founded in the last seven years and might not be even reporting a profit yet. To have made the Top 50 […]
Rent Protection Insurance – Still a valuable part of your business!
Rent Protection Insurance has become more prominent in recent times, with tenants still recovering financially from the impact of COVID-19, and the ongoing cost of living crisis both impacting their ability to pay rent. The most recent announcements included in the Queen’s Speech included plans for a ‘renters reform bill’. This Bill is designed to […]
How can PropTech adapt within an uncertain market?
Ever since the initial ripples of innovation in the 1990s, PropTech has proceeded to reshape our market beyond recognition; going on to disrupt our traditional business models and encourage new ways of working. However, the technology our industry now relies on is facing a monumental challenge; how to adapt in order to see the market […]
If you’re getting something for free, it’s probably because you’re the product
Property professionals unknowingly sacrifice crucial elements of their business to the lucrative benefit of their ‘free’ service provider.
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 […]