Our Partnership with BTR Consulting, Prague

BTR Consulting, an important player in the Build to Rent market based in the Czech Republic, has entered into a partnership with SAY Property. The focus and objective of this partnership is to share experience in the markets in the countries where the companies operate, provide their services to their international clients in the rental housing investment sector and seek new opportunities across markets.

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It’s the Summer of 2016.  There is great change in the world, the Brexit votes are in, Theresa May is Prime Minister, and the US is about to decide between Trump and Clinton.  This is a time when a pandemic was something we read about, masks were for superheroes and the Bank of England had just cut interest rates from 0.5% to 0.25%.  A different world to the one we know now.

With all this happening in the world, there is a little pocket of East London that is sitting in the Sunshine watching Andy Murray win his second Wimbledon title!  East Village, Stratford is alive.

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Important Update from SAY

After 12 successful years of working together, Debra and Charles have decided to split the SAY business to focus on their own specialisms and maximise on the many exciting opportunities in the market.

From the 1st October, Charles will start a new venture called Inside the Box Advisory and he can be contacted by email at charles@itboxadvisory.co.uk.  He will focus on building safety, cladding remediation, expert witness work and other services. Some of the SAY team who have specialised in these areas will be joining him.

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Making Sure Your Property Is Managed

The cost-of-living crisis.  Soaring energy bills. Brexit.  The war in Ukraine. Defects. New legislation. New Regulations. Nonpayment of service charge. Poor previous management. There are so many factors that make managing property a challenge.  So how do we overcome these?  How do we make things better?  How do we improve the lives of the people that live in our buildings?

We fix it.

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Team SAY Q&A – Louise Bell

We spoke to Louise Bell, our Associate who has worked across many specialisms in the Property industry, including service charge approach, mobilisation, management strategies, and energy management. 

This is what she had to say… 

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When selling any type of property, accurate and effective marketing can make all the difference in attracting potential tenants. This is especially true for Build to Rent (BTR) developments when showcasing your properties in the best possible light to appeal to discerning customers. Let’s explore the significance of online marketing, both virtually and in real life, for BTR developers and how it can impact the leasing process.  

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Energy Bills Discount Scheme: Deadline Approaching

The Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS), launched by the Government on 26 April 2023, offers valuable support to residential heat network consumers. Designed to alleviate the costs associated with heat and hot water supply between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024, this scheme specifically targets private for sale and rental properties and is also open to care homes . In this blog post, we will delve into the details of the EBDS scheme, its eligibility criteria, and how SAY Property can assist landlords navigating the application process and meeting the scheme’s requirements.

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Why everyone should invest in independent mystery shopping

Understanding your customers’ experience is one of the most valuable investments for your business. Independent mystery shopping is one of the best ways to enable this as you get a full perspective of your customers viewing experience when they visit your development.

Knowing what you’re doing well and, in some cases, not doing well is vital to ensuring sales success, building a reputable brand and also identify skills gaps along the way to help develop and support your staff.

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The impact of wasted marketing spend on BTR developments

Marketing is an essential component of any successful Build to Rent (BTR) property development project. 

However, wasted marketing spend can have a significant negative impact on the success of the project. In this blog post, we will explore the impact of wasted marketing spend on BTR property developments. 

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