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2012 looks set to be a particularly fruitful year with buy-to-let lender Paragon Group revealing that landlords are expecting tenant demand in the UK to remain high, predicting a double-digit increase in the number of people who will choose to become “professional tenants”, opting to rent rather than buy. With renting becoming ever more popular, a number of lettings agents have explained... Read more
Next week, Upad CEO James Davis will attending and speaking at several meetings of the Guild of Residential Landlords. If you're close to Plymouth, Cardiff or Weston Super Mare, do come along and say hello. You can find out all about these meetings on the Guild website. Upad will also be at two other events organised by the National Landlords Association. The first on Monday in Sheffield will... Read more
Did you know that Upad can help you rent out rooms in your own home or as part of an HMO or other rental property you own? Just like we do with houses and flats, we can help you market your room on all the big property portals (Gumtree, Findaproperty, Zoopla, Rightmove and a whole lot more). We'll handle tenant enquiries, get you introduced to them and we can also help you with the tenant... Read more
For several months now, Upad's been offering To Let boards for landlords to display outside their rental properties up for let. We'll provide, put up and take down a To Let board for you and all for £29 (exc VAT). We've had a really positive response to our To Let boards because they really do work. We get calls from tenants who have seen the boards and want to be connected with the landlord.... Read more
We're totally chuffed at Upad to have been named as a winner in Smarta 100 2011. From loads of nominees, we've been chosen to be part of this exclusive group. Smarta 100 website notes some of the reasons why Upad made the grade: - Upad has truly changed an industry through automation and smart technology. - Highly competitive rates. - Largest market share in the automated lettings... Read more
A survey by Imfuna Let shows that a majority of lettings agents believe that the use of technology could improve their service and business but the majority are not putting their money where their mouth is. According to the survey of 100 letting agents, 90% agreed that technology would improve the service they provide to clients. 77% believe technology can speed up the entire lettings process... Read more
A really nice bit of happy for the end of the week: we received this from a landlord: I just wanted to say how delighted I am with your letting service. I had seen your advert in the RLA magazine and kept a copy for when one of my flats next needed letting. On Wednesday one of my tenants said they were moving out. I registered with you and set up my advert on Wednesday evening, and by Thursday... Read more
Nick Clegg should consider letting out his Sheffield house if he can’t sell it, says James Davis, Upad's CEO. Earlier this week, the Daily Mail carried a story about how the Deputy Prime Minister’s constituency home has failed to sell, despite being on the market since September. The 3-bedroomed house in the leafy suburb of Ecclesall doesn’t have a for sale sign outside it, nor does it... Read more
There's a small but very useful feature on our website as of today: landlords can now "pause" their rental ad. If you think you've found a tenant and don't want any more enquiries about your property while you reference them, then this one's for you! Here's how it works: click "let agreed" beside the relevent property on your landlord dashboard this will hide your advert from prospective... Read more
A bit of happiness for Friday afternoon... We love our landlords. Especially when they send us emails like this: Just sending you a massive thank you! We have let our property to the first person who enquired about it on the first day it was advertised. The response has been amazing and the prospective tenants have all seemed so nice! Your system is prompt and comprehensive. I wish I... Read more