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Vendors can create video tours for agents to market – here’s how…

A video has been launched this morning explaining how agents can get their sellers and landlords to use iPhones to make videos appropriate for marketing. The ‘How To Do It’ video is 12 minutes long and produced by industry consultant Chris Watkin, and it’s shared below with Estate Agent Today readers. Chris says: “Have a […]

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Government tells agents to shut offices immediately

Propertymark has been told the agents should shut their offices immediately – they are not “essential businesses” under the new Coronavirus safety guidance. A statement from Propertymark issued this afternoon says: “Propertymark has spoken to a senior civil servant at Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Goverment (MHCLG) this morning.  “The civil servant stated that […]

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Barclays refuses to offer buy-to-let borrowers a payment holiday

Landlords who have a buy-to-let mortgage with Barclays will not be offered a repayment holiday, despite government guidance to offer borrowers a payment referral of up to three months as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank says that the support is primarily available to residential mortgage borrowers, with buy-to-let landlords not considered to […]

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Useful guidance and support for dealing with tenants during Covid-19 outbreak

A high number of buy-to-let landlords are concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus, but The Guild of Letting and Management has provided some practical guidance and advice to help you cope with the existing situation. One of the most common questions many landlords are currently asking about is the announcement the government made on […]

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Coronavirus could cost BTL landlords almost £15bn in lost rental income

The devastating impact of the Coronavirus could cost buy-to-let landlords nearly £14.9bn should tenants be unable to pay rent during the three month support period announced by the government last week, new research shows. The government has announced that they will suspend new evictions and halt new possessions proceedings to the court in light of the […]