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Openview and VTUK in the Press

29 September 2021
Estate Agent Today - Stamp duty holiday legacy may be more agents using PropTech

The stamp duty holiday which finally ends later this week might have a lasting legacy – encouraging more agents to use PropTech.

28 September 2021
Property Reporter - Proptech is key to a smooth transition out of the stamp duty holiday

As the final push to get transactions over the line occurs in the coming days, good, reliable automated systems are going to be needed more than ever to avoid delays, fall-throughs and other issues.

27 September 2021
Property Notify - How Automation Can Help Smooth Over the Fast Approaching Stamp Duty Holiday Deadline

As the stamp duty holiday on concessionary bandings finally draws to a close on September 30 2021, many across the UK hoping to make use of the discount rush to finalise their home purchases.

25 September 2021
Estate Agent Today - Video interview – is a single PropTech solution the way forward for agents?

In this latest exclusive video interview, EAT’s video reporter Chris Buckler – an agent himself – chats with our chairman of the board, Peter Grant.

17 September 2021
Estate Agent Today - Agents need a software system to match the changing working day, says provider

Openview – Powered by VTUK argues that technological innovations and the Covid-19 pandemic have dramatically changed the way people live and work, with the pandemic.

4 September 2021
Estate Agent Today - How using the right tech can help to transform an agency’s business

Tech, as has been shown more than ever during the pandemic, can be a wonderful thing – bringing people closer together, providing entertainment, making life more convenient, saving lives and keeping the country running during its biggest health crisis in a century.

04 August 2021
Property Industry Eye - Changes to Right to Rent highlight the need for automation

Recent changes to Right to Rent, which have impacted on letting agents and landlords, have highlighted the increasing need for automation, according to Openview.

31 July 2021
Estate Agent Today - Revealed - how automation can help agents keep their businesses fully secure

A recent news story will have set alarm bells ringing for agencies up and down the country, when it was revealed that a former employee of a high-profile London agency had been accused of stealing the firm’s client database and handing it to a competitor agency in the local area.

19 June 2021
Property Natter: how tech-led will estate agency be in 10 years?

The government are making it pretty clear that they wish the industry to be more controlled and compliant. Their model for this is the financial services industry and that’s how I can see the industry changing.

14 June 2021
The Negotiator - Soft power

Proptech is evolving so fast it sometimes seems as if barely a week passes without a new product – or product tweak – hitting the market. Nowhere is this more apparent than with CRM software, relied on so heavily by agents to keep track of buyers and vendors, and manage their lettings.

Essentials for Property Professionals

Compliance

Housing Health and Safety Rating System (HHSRS) Checklist 

Every hazard you need to consider in a property from the 20th March 2019. If you’re unsure what the changes mean to you, please click here to read more about the Homes (Fitness For Human …

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Business Strategies

What’s Your Exit Plan?

What we want to do is try to give you a flavour of the kind of services we provide, to hopefully assist you in the going through change in your business. Something that is personal, …

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Business Growth

Your Success Checklist

We’ve put together a checklist of questions you should be asking yourself as an agent. When it comes to acquiring new landlords, defining your business strategy is key. Our checklist has everything you need to …

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Estate Agent Tips

How To Guides For The Housing Sector

The government has released several “How To” guides for the housing sector. Whether it’s buying, selling or letting a property, the guides detail everything your tenants, buyers or vendors need to know. Should you be …

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Business Growth

How To Increase Business Value

Whether it’s your landlords, tenants, contractors or vendors, making them value your business is crucial to not just retain your business but enhance the reputation of your brand. Transparency The first thing you should consider …

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Estate Agent Tips

How To Start In Property

What do I need to do to start operating as an estate agent? Should you work in lettings and wish to go into sales the main thing you should consider in terms of compliance is …

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Compliance

Set Up A Specific Google Alert

It’s vital you issue the correct “How To Rent Guide” to your tenants before the start of a new or renewed tenancy. With the guide being updated on a regular basis ensuring you’re using the …

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Business Growth

How To Gain New Instructions

As a letting or estate agent working in such a competitive market, instructions are crucial in order to grow your business. We at VTUK are aware that finding instructions is becoming more and more difficult …

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