Property professionals have welcomed new regulations allowing property viewings and visits to estate and lettings agents from Wednesday in England as the government eases the coronavirus lockdown.
Housing marketing set to restart as viewings in England allowed in easing of coronavirus lockdown rules
The government has been urged to implement pro-private rental sector policies in April’s Budget in order to promote long term investment in the private rental sector and reduce costs for tenants.
Flexible working, including more opportunities to work from home, remote working and a compressed four-day week, are becoming increasingly popular options for employees – and employers.
One London letting agent has said it will start charging landlords £240 for credit and other checks on top of its current fees – and has urged landlords to pass on the cost to tenants.
PropTech could help letting agents offset losses caused by the introduction of the Tenant Fees Act, according to an expert in the sector.