Brexit and the rise of the ‘holding-off-homeowning’ renter

Brexit and the rise of the ‘holding-off-homeowning’ renter

29 January 2019 | Harriet Garner

Brexit uncertainty has left the property sales market in a state of flux. Interestingly, however, some letting agents have a rather more positive outlook… Letting agent, Jackson Stops recently reported a 62% uptick in rental applications in 2018. ...

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Mind the millennial gap

Mind the millennial gap

11 January 2019 | Jonathan Stein

The Resolution Foundation recently found that millennials make up 28% of the UK population yet only hold 6% of the housing wealth. With so many reconciled with a lifetime of renting, agents need to begin to tap into and understand what this demogra...

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PRS: Think differently

PRS: Think differently

22 November 2018 | Jonathan Stein

Over the last 15 years in the property industry, I’ve always been struck by the private rented sector’s reticence towards change.Now, more than ever, change is coming to the sector. ARLA has recently estimated that letting agents are set to lose ...

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Bright young renter

Bright young renter

15 November 2018 | Harriet Garner

Arnold, who rents from Pisoria, was our latest competition winner and won himself 2 tickets to see Michael McIntyre and dinner on us. When he came in to collect his prize, we sat down and had a quick chat to find out a little more about his renting e...

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Our story

Our story

13 November 2018 | Jonathan Stein

When I started managing rented properties in 2004 I set out to be a fair landlord. As my portfolio grew over time, I became more and more aware of the financial risks and challenges that renting property involved. This was evidenced in 2013 when I ha...

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What renters really want; affordability, good service and flexibility

What renters really want; affordability, good service and flexibility

19 September 2018 | Harriet Garner

Here at Vaboo, we think the success of a lettings business pivots on an understanding of the people who rent from you. For too long, many operating in the private rented sector have been complacent towards customer experience. To build a robust lett...

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Put the tenant back into tenancy agreements

Put the tenant back into tenancy agreements

07 August 2018 | Harriet Garner

The government recently announced that it was consulting on mandatory 3-year tenancy agreements. This announcement has divided opinion, with many in the private rented sector strongly arguing that this is not reflective of what renters actually wan...

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Why tenant engagement matters to the lettings market

Why tenant engagement matters to the lettings market

24 May 2018 | Harriet Garner

For many years, renting was just a part of the journey to eventually owning your own property. Increasingly, home-ownership has become a long-term aspiration for the few and a dream for the many. In the current housing climate, renting is becoming...

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What makes a good letting agent?

What makes a good letting agent?

26 April 2018 | Harriet Garner

Renting is on the rise. Right now, there are in excess of 10 million renters in Britain and it is estimated that by 2021, 25% of the UK population will be renters – that’s just over 16 million people. Clearly, there is ample opportunity for rapid...

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The Renter Sentiment Map

The Renter Sentiment Map

18 April 2018 | Patrick Luke

We created an interactive tenant map! Head over to map.vaboo.co.uk to check it out, it's quite addictive...

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