The UK's estate and letting agency landscape is undergoing a significant digital transformation. With around 52,900 estate agents in the UK as of 2023, the industry is bustling and competitive. The rise of digital tools and platforms is reshaping how agents operate, interact with clients, and manage properties.
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The integration of property technology, or Proptech, in the real estate sector has been a game-changer, especially for letting agents. 🚀 From digital tools to innovative solutions like Help me Fix, the landscape of property management is evolving rapidly, becoming more efficient and client-focused.
In the dynamic world of property management, technology, particularly Proptech, is revolutionising how letting agents operate. From streamlining administrative tasks to enhancing client experiences, the right tech stack is crucial. But how do you choose the best Proptech solutions? Let's dive in!
So, we're sure you’re going to have a lot of experience in this field, however as always we’d like to encourage you to read on in the hope of just one small change we offer can have a positive impact.
All agents will have some form of tech stack enabling them to carry out certain tasks, even if this is just in the form of a CRM, but what should you really look for if you think it’s time to invest more in tech?
We’re sure you will have heard of short-term lets, but how many of us actually know what they’re all about, and what legislation they’re covered by?
It is something landlords will be considering when looking at the finances of a rental property without knowing it has a name, but what is rental yield and how can you maximise it?
We’ve previously spoken about sustainability for agencies and making properties more economical, but we haven’t touched on the biggest carbon producers in the property industry, and the properties themselves. With 40% of UK emissions coming from households, this is a sizable contributing factor to our carbon footprint.
HHSRS, or Housing Health and Safety Rating System, is a risk-based assessment of a property to check for various hazards which has been in place since 2006. These assessments are carried out by an environmental health officer from the local council who will look for anything of concern which could have an adverse effect on a tenant’s health or safety.
Smart meters are no longer a new concept. Many years ago the Government issued a deadline for all homes to have one. That deadline currently stands at 2024 and so utility companies have been asked to take ‘all reasonable steps’ to install smart meters in ever home. Some still ask why they should do so, or allow a tenant to install a meter.