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Section 21: Only small proportion of renters evicted, official data shows

The latest edition of the English Housing Survey reveals precisely how relatively rarely Section 21 is used. Data from the survey analysed...

25 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Pub group boss set to be head of 85-brand agency group

Connells’ new chief executive is to be Helen Charlesworth, who for the past eight years has been managing director at Stonegate...

25 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency boss claims tenants miss holidays because of high rents

The boss of a rental flatshare agency claims tenants are sacrificing summer holidays because of high rents. Matt Hutchinson, director of the...

25 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings deals arranged during real-life coaching session

Actual lettings and sales clients were contacted during a training event led by a renowned property industry coach. Fine & Country hosted...

25 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla demands mandatory training for all lettings agents

Zoopla lettings chiefs have told the government it should tighten up its imminent Renters Rights Bill by demanding all lettings agents...

24 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Revolution! Agents could represent buyers AND sellers

A prominent industry trainer is working with a fledgling sales agency to launch what it calls a “buyer representation programme” -...

24 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets - controversial council consults on Airbnb restrictions

A controversial council has launched a 12 week consultation on its policies restricting Airbnb-style short lets. Edinburgh council insists that new Airbnb...

24 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of tenants living with damp or mould - charity’s claim

Citizens Advice claims that 45% of private renters in England are currently experiencing damp, mould or excessive cold in their home,...

24 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest house-building figures just 50% of what Labour wants

Figures from the National House Building Council show that housebuilding is currently running at only half the rate the new Labour...

24 July 2024

From: Breaking News

New agency charges ultra-low all-in lettings and management fee

A new agency - which describes itself as a “disruptor company” - says it will charge an all-in lettings and management...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove says big rise in rental supply still nothing like enough

Rightmove says the number of available rental properties is currently 14% higher than this time last year, while tenant demand is...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Double digit annual rent rises still happening in some areas

The low supply of rental homes continues to put upward pressure on rents, reports Hamptons.   The average tenant paid £1,347 pcm to...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Connells’ new index shows affordability crisis gripping renters

A new lettings market index has been launched by the Skipton Group, parent company of Connells, the country’s largest lettings and...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest Build To Rent scheme is 20-storey block of flats

Planning permission has been given to the biggest-ever Build To Rent scheme in Milton Keynes. A company under the name PLATFORM_ has...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Portal Fees Row: agents end boycott after agreeing new deal

A boycott of a major property portal has been called off after a settlement has been reached over fees. PropertyPal is the...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency veteran turned MP will run for Conservative leader - report

The veteran founder of Hunters, Kevin Hollinrake, is reported to be in the race to be Conservative Party leader.  He is MP...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let investors plummet while the rest focus on high yield areas

New figures from lettings agency Hamptons suggest that investors purchasing buy to let properties are increasingly looking to the north of...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Get Stuck In! - Agents told to campaign to change Labour’s Renters Rights Bill

Agents are being urged to campaign to change Labour’s Renters Rights Bill to stop it damaging the lettings industry. Neil Cobbold, commercial...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Social media marketing tool added to PropTech platform

PropTech provider Spectre has added a social media marketing tool to its platform. This is the result of a partnership with Auto.social...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Bidding Wars not the problem - they’re just a symptom

A prominent lettings agent says banning agents and landlords conducting bidding wars for a rental property is not addressing the real...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla data to fuel Channel 4 property series

Zoopla is now describing itself as ’the official data partner’ of the Channel 4 programme ‘Worst House on the Street’.  Its data...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Sustainable green lettings office launched after revamp

An agency has upgraded a lettings office after what it describes as a makeover by ‘green office and retail design consultants’. The...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

New senior lettings figures at high-end London business

London high end agency Eccord has bolstered its property management team with two experienced new hires. Steve Wilson joins as Senior Property...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Will new unfair dismissal rules hit lettings agencies?

While much of the property industry’s response to the King’s Speech focussed on government plans for rental sector and planning reform,...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Ending S21 is fine says leading agent - but safeguards needed

The government’s renewed pledge to end Section 21 eviction powers for agents and landlords is fine, a leading industry figure has...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

No details of Renters Rights Bill until October - expert

David Cox, the former chief executive of ARLA Propertymark and now a senior executive at Rightmove, says it’s unlikely we’ll see...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords are getting younger, new data shows

The average age of landlords acquiring new rental property with a buy to let mortgage has fallen over the past decade,...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons reveals mixed-bag lettings market in London

Foxtons says London’s lettings market is now at its summer peak. New internal data from the company claims demand rose by 15%...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Rights Bill promised by government in blizzard of new laws

A new Renters' Rights Bill is to be introduced into Parliament, it's been confirmed today. The announcement was made in the King's...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Concern over Rental White Paper after latest political resignation

The resignation of Labour’s First Minister of Wales has raised alarm with Propertymark. Vaughan Gething quit yesterday after the Welsh Housing Secretary...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Alarm Bells for Build To Rent as building starts show huge slump

New analysis from the British Property Federation (BPF) shows a dramatic slump in the number of Build To Rent units started. Although...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Cost Of Rent Day launched by free-market think tank

The right wing think tank the Adam Smith Institute has launched something called the Cost Of Rent Day. The institute has calculated...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants get agents’ advice on how to “jump the rental queue”

A lettings agency is offering tenants guidance on what it calls “how to jump the rental queue.” Benham and Reeves outlines a...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary move directly led to senior Labour resignation

The Housing Secretary in the Welsh Government, Julie James, was one of several ministers to quit in yesterday's dramatic day of...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

100+ Businesses have made this their next big thing!

B-hive Block Management Partners Celebrates Major Milestone With Over 100 Businesses Onboard! B-hive Block Management Partners, part of the Vegner Group, who...

16 July 2024

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Fears grow for rent controls as Labour reviews rental sector

A lettings agency chief says there’s growing discussion about rent controls in his area - and he fears this may be...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Trade union demands wholesale rental reform in new report

The trade union UNISON has partnered with activist group Generation Rent to demand root-and-branch reform of the private rental sector. Four key...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents fall in some areas but Connells enjoys lettings growth

Lettings agency giant Connells says the private rental sector performed strongly in the second quarter of 2024 despite worries over future...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London lettings markets boosted by summer surge

Property consultancy JLL says there’s been a noticeable rise in prime Central London lettings activity.  Average rents rose 0.9% from Q1 to...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 100 Build To Rent units coming from Barratt Homes

A 101-home Built To Rent estate is being created by Barratt Homes in Cambridge, as part of a deal with BTR...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents rising in most areas as high interest rates hit long-term supply

Asking rents continue to show posi­tive, albeit lower, growth in most regions according to the property website Home. The site conducts a...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents tell Rayner: we want agency regulation, mandatory qualifications

ARLA Propertymark and a number of other property industry bodies wants Housing Secretary Angela Rayner to regulate letting and sales agents. An...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents can unlock profits at this webinar claims Reapit

Industry technology provider Reapit is holding a webinar tomorrow giving agents “an opportunity for savvy agents to unlock profits through tried...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

House building sector to bounce back soon - forecast

Glenigan, regarded as one of the construction industry’s most respected insight and intelligence consultancies, says the sector will enjoy a long-term...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Households will have to invest in Green technology - Carney

Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney is warning that homeowners, including those serving the private rental sector, will have to...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark to lobby all new housing ministers

Propertymark says it’s contacting all the appropriate new ministers over the summer to trigger an engagement process so agents’ voices can...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Deposit alternative provider claims record first half of year

Deposit alternative provider flatfair claims to have enjoyed a record-breaking start to 2024, forming 61 new partnerships.  These include Concept Estate Agents,...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour housebuilding targets should be copied, lettings chief demands

Scotland needs to match Labour’s English housebuilding target to tackle the country’s housing emergency according to a high profile lettings agency...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents warn Rayner - “don’t scrap Section 21 without a replacement”

Propertymark has warned Labour’s Deputy Prime Minister against scrapping Section 21 eviction powers without an adequate replacement. If Angela Rayner does fulfil...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents fear for future of Private Rental Sector - RICS

The latest lettings market snapshot by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors contains a raft of worried statements from agents. A large...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent appointed to manage company’s 14 lettings branches

Hamptons, one of the high-end brands owned by Connells, had appointed Graeme Young as regional lettings director.  Young assumes responsibility for 14-branches...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants reveal biggest ‘deal breakers’ when looking for rental property

Data sourced from millions of Barclays current accounts reveals spending on rent and mortgages rose just 1.5% year-on-year in June –...

11 July 2024

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Greater supply of rental properties now, says franchise chain

Franchise chain Winkworth says there’s been a greater supply of rental properties in the first half of the year, combined with...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS urges Labour to do more on housing

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says it welcomes the new Labour government’s ambitious housing plans - but it also casts...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for Starmer to review Energy Performance Certificates

There’s a call from a prominent international building science service for the new Labour government to review the Energy Performance Certificates. EPCs...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent Agencies Tumble - Lomond's second acquisition this week

The relentless acquisition programme of the private equity-funded Lomond Group continues apace with another acquisition announced today - the second this...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark lukewarm on Labour housing reforms

Propertymark has struck a lukewarm tone in its response to Labour’s housing ambitions. The trade body says that to meet its manifesto...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rayner ditches ‘Levelling Up’ and is just Housing Secretary

The term “Levelling Up” - introduced by ex-Prime Minister Boris Johnson - has been ditched by the new deputy Prime Minister,...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour “serious about change” and “grasping the nettle” - top agent

Labour’s proposed planning reforms indicates that the new government is serious about change and grasping the nettle on housebuilding. That’s the view...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Another regional agency falls to Lomond’s acquisition programme

Lomond has announced its 58th acquisition - that of an agency with lettings in Derby, Burton and Chesterfield.  Its latest acquisition of...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency with spectacular history snaps up rival’s lettings book

An agency with a spectacular history has expanded its operations after acquiring the lettings portfolio of a rival. Andy Campbell, who owns...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Foreign-based tenants and investors targeted by high end lettings agency

High end lettings agency Hamptons has launched a new international department to woo overseas investors and tenants seeking rental properties in...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS urges Labour to move fast on housing pledges

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has congratulated Labour on forming the next government but says it must move quickly to...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates, not election worry, hold back housing market

Leading property players and analysts suggest that the lacklustre housing market figures produced by the Halifax over the weekend owe more...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns Labour not to push Rental Reform too far

Knight Frank says the incoming Labour government faces a potential clash between what is politically desirable and economically possible, in terms...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark wants cross-party housing approach despite Labour landslide

Just after welcoming the appointment of the new Labour government housing minister, Propertymark has gone on to call for a cross-party...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenancy Progression platform announces PropTech link-ups

Tenancy progression platform Propoly has announced three integrations with other PropTech services - Helpthemove, Zero Deposit and mydeposits. Propoly managing director Sim...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Starmer names minister to steer through Rental Reform Legislation

Labour MP Matthew Pennycook has been named as the principal housing minister in the new government. He was shadow housing minister when...

06 July 2024

From: Breaking News

New Housing Secretary named by Sir Kier Starmer

Angela Rayner has been appointed Levelling Up Secretary with responsibility for housing - a role she has in addition to being...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency to use Private Equity cash to acquire rivals

My Property Box – a North East-headquartered lettings and sales agency – has struck a multi-million pound private equity deal for it...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Popular Buy To Let mortgage lender is latest to cut rates

Paragon Bank has reduced rates on its core range of buy-to-let mortgages, taking 15bps off 10 products, in addition to launching...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile agency launches new dedicated lettings branch

One of the longest standing and best known lettings agencies in the south east has opened a new office in Esher.  Curchods...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour has a mandate to help renters become buyers - PropTech claim

The incoming Labour government has a social mandate to support the next generation of homeowners in the UK, says financial PropTech...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s Housing Policies - next five years start today

The biggest rental sector headline from Labour’s manifesto may well be its pledge for the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Taxes and Rent Controls top worries ahead of election - agency survey

A nationwide survey conducted by Leaders Romans Group shows significant concerns over proposed rent controls, property taxes, and regulatory changes. LRG this...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Most self-managing landlords regard property as their full time job

Over 50% of landlords regard the management of their properties as a full-time job, a survey by a buy to let...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency regulation demanded by PropTech leader

Regulation of lettings and estate agencies must be a priority for the government elected tomorrow, a PropTech entrepreneur demands. Sián Hemming-Metcalfe of...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

“Thousands of homes lost to Airbnb” claims Labour hopeful

Thousands of homes in central London may have been lost to Airbnb and other short let platforms, a Labour candidate claims. Rachel...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

High-value tenancies agreed in June were below asking rent - Knight Frank

Knight Frank says tenancies agreed in June for properties asking over £1,000 per week were at a level below the asking...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove says rents at record high, and challenges new government

The latest snapshot of the rental market from Rightmove reveals that average advertised rents for tenants outside of London have reached...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour will regulate lettings because it's a cheap option - claim

Labour is likely to make rental sector reform and regulation a priority - at least partly because it will be low-cost...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock as agency demands Renters Reform Bill be passed ASAP

The Leaders Romans Group lettings agency chain is demanding that the new government elected tomorrow brings back the Renters Reform Bill...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents have “toughest job” in era of high rent rises - claim

Letting agents have the toughest job trying to balance the needs of landlord and tenants while politicians create uncertainty around the...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Expect more rent rises in July following long-term trend

Rents in June 2024 rose by 6.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from the Goodlord Rental Index.  The Index, which analyses...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge numbers of empty homes discovered as rental supply falls

An insurance firm’s analysis of official figures show there are now no fewer than 760,821 vacant properties in England, Scotland and...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents managing HMOs without licences hit by council fines

Fines totalling £108,000 have been issued to letting agents and landlords breaching HMO rules in part of London.  An additional HMO licensing...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Election result already priced-in to housing market, says top analyst

The result of the election isn’t likely to be a gamechanger for the housing market, a prominent business consultancy says.  An analysis...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Housing Plans hitting the ground running after Thursday

If Labour wins Thursday’s General Election. expect three major housing announcements within a fortnight. That’s the exclusive claim from the Sunday Times...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning - ‘new normal’ interest rates to be far higher than before

Although much focus is on the Bank of England and when it will begin to cut interest rates, a sobering warning...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb regulation review of controversial Scots licensing scheme

A review of Edinburgh’s controversial short term lets licensing will take place this summer. City councillors agreed to publicly consult on the...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency worried over Rayner scrapping Section 21 “on day one”

A lettings agency which has given broad support to the Renters Reform Bill now says it’s concerned that shadow housing Secretary...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Date set for King’s Speech for new government to reveal programme

Details have emerged of the first major events of the new government, whatever the result of the General Election on Thursday. Probably...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning - new leasehold law ‘could take years to come into effect’

New rules on renewing leases may take years to come into effect, a leading property lawyer warns. The Leasehold Reform Act became...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors launch attack on unruly behaviour in Airbnbs

The BBC is reporting that councillors in Manchester have launched a series of attacks on users of Airbnb and other short...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Private renters make up one-in-five homeless - charity

Some 8,000 people were forced to sleep rough for the first time in London last year, an increase of 25% on...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the new President of ARLA Propertymark

Angharad Trueman, the group lettings director of Andrews Group, is the new President of ARLA Propertymark.  She says her role as President...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

London sees sharp uplift in first-time buyer activity

This year has seen a two-decade high of 181,000 first time buyers secure their first foot on London’s housing ladder, marking...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency that Refurbs and offers Guaranteed Rent is expanding

A lettings agency that works by giving a fixed rental income to its landlord clients each month, and paying for the...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Hands Off Short Lets - long term empty homes are bigger problem

The embattled short let and holiday let industry has hit out at what it calls the “rampant hypocrisy” of councils when...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents prefer PropTech to extra staff to ease workload

PropTech - not more staff - can make letting agencies more productive and reduce costs. A new rental confidence survey of lettings...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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