By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.
KEYWORD "Applications" - 100 RESULTS
Agents facing huge rise in tenant fraud

An analysis of over 600,000 tenancy applications has found that fraudulent applications rose by 140% last year.  The analysis, carried out by...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

I’m Making You An Offer! - PropTech in Dragons Den-style pitch

A major technology programme has secured what it calls “a landmark co-investment partnership” with Propertymark and the Tenancy Deposit Service group.  And...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech: enhanced referencing service launched

PropTech platform Goodlord has launched a new referencing service for letting agents, offering what it calls ”a carefully curated balance of...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - new RICS standard for agents to launch this year

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched a new Residential Retrofit Standard in a bid to help the housing industry...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

National Insurance cut offers chance to identify tenancy fraud

Tenant reference and tech supplier The Lettings Hub claims 25 per cent of fraudulent documents submitted by would-be tenants were identified...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Building society bans mortgages on holiday let properties

A building society has launched a pilot project banning mortgage lending on holiday lets in two tourist areas for 12 months. Leeds...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents making special offers to students to clear glut of properties

Letting agents are reported to be making special offers to students in one of the biggest UK university cities. Durham’s student newspaper...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Ukrainians given visa extension - likely impact on private rental sector

Ukrainians who came to the UK following the Russian invasion will be able to apply for 18-month extensions to their visas,...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Private rental demand to soar if bankrupt council ends social housing

Birmingham’s Labour council is considering closing its social housing waiting list to new applicants - and this is likely to trigger...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent cheerleaders complain about slow planning consents

The British Property Federation claims the time required for Build To Rent planning applications has significantly increased over the past decade...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Breakthrough allows rent payments to be reported to credit agencies

The long-running aspiration of many to allow rental payments to be counted towards credit ratings appears to have taken a step...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

EPC Change On The Way? New energy ratings planned by government

The government has launched a public consultation on a radical new UK home energy rating system to replace the long-standing Standard...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency installs new systems after error leaves HMOs unlicensed

A lettings agency has initiated new systems to ensure there is no repeat of a mistake that left some client properties...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Protection feature launched for agents and landlords

PropTech specialist Vouch has launched a Rent Protection feature, designed to help landlords access cover to mitigate the risk of unpaid rent. The feature...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax and Benefit Changes announced to impact housing market

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has used his Autumn Statement to reveal measures affecting both the rental market and the wider property industry.  The Local Housing...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent problems highlighted in latest report

A new report suggests London’s Build To Rent sector is being held back by a “stark inconsistency” from local councils in...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New tenant referencing service claims to revolutionise industry

HomeLet claims its new VISTA service will revolutionise the lettings industry by eliminating fraud through the use of detection technology and...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

tlyfe's Rent-Ready Solution: Revolutionising the Lettings Market with Over 50,000 Tenants and 200 Agent Branches on Board

Introduction The lettings market is no stranger to the complexities and challenges that come with finding the right tenants for the right...

31 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agency slams four councils for policies which directly hit rental supply

The lettings agency Winkworth has taken the unusual step of criticising policies of a series of councils. The councils are all Labour...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New boss for controversial John Lewis private rental initiative

A new director of property has been named by the John Lewis Partnership, to lead its controversial Build To Rent initiative. Martin...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis private rental bid faces “extreme challenges”

The John Lewis Partnership is said to be facing “extreme challenges” as a result of its bid to enter the private...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency’s new business model is ‘the future of the industry’ it claims

An established High Street agency has launched a “partner’ business model that it claims will be the future shape of the...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

40 year buy to let mortgage available from today

HSBC is increasing its maximum mortgage term to 40 years for buy to let, purchase, remortgaging and additional borrowing. Second homes will...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Praise for self-employed and entrepreneurial franchise teams

The head of one of the country’s highest profile franchise agency empires says the self-employed ethos of some advisers and entrepreneurial...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock Survey - Quarter of young tenants admit to sub-letting

One in eight tenants admit to letting out part or all of their rented property - and that rises to a...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis pushes into private rental market with 800 homes

John Lewis is pushing ahead with its commitment to build and manage rental homes as part of a drive which it...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New faces take over veteran rentals franchise branch

One of the country’s first Belvoir branch franchises has changed hands after approaching three decades.  The resale of Belvoir Lincoln, one of...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents told ‘Get A Move On’ as licensing scheme flags

  A council has told letting agents to ‘get a move on’ as it admits there’s been a slow start to its...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - most common lies on rental applications

A comparison website has compiled a list of what it claims to be the most common lies on tenancy applications -...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Building Society opens applications for unique rental scheme

The Cambridge Building Society has opened applications for its unique Rent to Home scheme. Last month it announced that it had invested...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Faster and more secure tenant referencing pledge by supplier

PropTech rental platform  Goodlord has partnered with an open banking platform to enhance its tenant referencing service. Goodlord, which first integrated open...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebranded agency says students now drive the lettings market

Investors looking to add to their portfolios in 2023 should be urged to consider student housing opportunities, according to a Newcastle...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians blasted for ‘lack of balance’ in private rental sector policies

One of Scotland’s largest lettings agencies is voicing concern over what it calls “the lack of balance” in the Scottish government’s...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New PropTech products launched for letting agents

HomeLet has launched a product to help combat tenancy fraud, which it claims has seen a 36 per cent rise since...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Self-managing landlords ready to instruct agents - new report

The majority of private landlords would consider switching to a letting agency because of the current complexity of buy to let.  A...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

More renters lie about pay to secure tenancies - claim

Over half of all fraudulent tenancy applications involve fake or doctored pay slips, a PropTech firm claims. Goodlord analysed a sample size...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Big rise in fraudulent applications claims reference service

Attempted fraud in the letting sector has risen sharply over the past two years, it’s been claimed. Tenant reference provider Homeppl claims...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents invited to virtual forum to discuss new licensing schemes

Letting agents and landlords are invited to join a virtual forum for a further update on new licensing requirements and to...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Banned! Rogue agent abused Covid loans with string of false claims

A lettings agent has been banned from holding office in a company for 11 years for abusing Covid loans - but...

04 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Growing number of fraudulent ID and lettings applications

Data from fraud prevention database CIFAS a marked increase in both identity fraud and false lettings applications in the UK according...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb registration and short lets planning consent under consideration

The government is to open a consultation on whether residential properties should require planning consent to be used as short lets...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rejected! More tenancy applications turned down by agents

A growing number of rental applications are being rejected by agents, it’s been claimed. PropTech firm Vouch says that between January and...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Franchise opportunity for agents - this is how much it costs

A lettings and sales agency called Propertynest is offering franchise opportunities for those wanting to set up their own business. Headquartered in...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

New Airbnb controls are condemned by trade body

The UK Short Term Accommodation Association says the Scottish Government’s backing of a bid to control short lets in Edinburgh could...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomtime for lettings market as big student room shortfall predicted

Rising numbers of young people going to university and a relatively low supply of new student housing means that by 2025...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Guide for agents on how to spot fraudster tenant applicants

An analysis from PropTech firm Goodlord claims that agents and landlords would have lost a combined £1m over the last year...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents must carry increased costs of Right To Rent checks

Propertymark is warning that higher Right To Rent costs are likely to hit agents when new processes kick in this autumn. From...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Referencing to suit your needs, from FCC Paragon

Since the Tenant Fees Act ban came into force, agents have been responsible for covering tenancy referencing costs, whether that’s by...

22 June 2022

From: Sponsored Content

John Lewis names first locations for its private rental homes

The John Lewis Partnership has revealed the first three locations where it will build new rental homes. The properties “would offer the...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental reform may be bogged down after elections, warns supplier

Last month’s local election results could yet impact on the private rental sector, a prominent industry supplier claims. The Association of Independent...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents should identify homes with poor EPCs says Propertymark

Letting agents should consider how the properties they manage can become more energy efficient, says Propertymark. And they should tap into new...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenancy Fraud fears prompt warnings to agents

Industry suppliers are linking up to host a webinar for agents this week outlining the growing risks of tenancy fraud. HomeLet, Let...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Second Home Taxes - government releases more details

The government has released more details of the powers being given to local authorities to levy additional taxes on second homes.  The...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Vote 2022 - today's elections could change course of rental reform

A leading lettings sector commentator believes today’s local elections may not directly change the private rental sector but could have a...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-Sky Sports star to lead property awards event next week

Presenter, broadcaster and former Sky Sports anchor Kirsty Gallacher has been confirmed as the presenter of The Guild of Property Professional’s...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket reveals it’s put £350,000 into lettings PropTech firm

A commercial partnership between tenant referencing platform Canopy and property website OnTheMarket has involved an investment of some £350,000. The figure has...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Avoid rent freezes but some controls can work, academics claim

A 68-page academic report urges governments not to adopt hard controls that simply freeze rents - even though it acknowledges that...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

How agents can reduce fraud before, during and after the referencing process 

In this tips piece, Blake Richmond, managing director of referencing at Goodlord, sets out how agents can combat fraud in the lettings process.  Over...

07 February 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

PropTech pledge: Agents can onboard a landlord in under 10 minutes

A PropTech firm is pledging its new service allows agents to complete identity checks, upload the necessary documentation to let their...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Fraudulent tenant applications rife in some rental properties - claim

A PropTech firm claims to have saved a client more than £160,000 by preventing a criminal from illegally renting one of...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

In recovery - good figures from London’s rental market

Data from central London lettings agency Bective shows returning tenant demand in the capital. The agency’s analysis of new lettings applicants shows...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Nathan Abbott, Head of Change Management at The Lettings Hub

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Nathan Abbott, Head of Change Management at The Lettings...

26 October 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Tenant fraud surges massively in Build To Rent sector

The Build to Rent sector is being targeted by criminals with a 364 per cent rise in fraudulent tenant applications in...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Government backs away from stricter regulation of Airbnb and short lets

The Scottish Government - which earlier this year suggested it would be clamping down heavily on Airbnbs, especially in Edinburgh -...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Why is tenancy fraud on the rise?

More and more people are committing tenancy fraud and it’s having a massive impact on the industryAs a lettings agency, you...

07 October 2021

From: Proptech & Innovation

The complete business phone system in a mobile app for property professionals

The telecoms solutions company behind "Phone-in-a-Phone" (PiP) now brings property professionals the UK's first mobile-only business phone system in an app...

07 October 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Vince Demilio, Sales Director of The Lettings Hub

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Vince Demilio, Sales Director of The Lettings Hub What services...

23 September 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Short Lets Control Area - is this a way of controlling Airbnb?

A consultation is to begin next month regarding the designation of an entire city as a Short Term Let Control Area. If...

11 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Free to agents: Banking dispute service endorsed by Propertymark

Propertymark has given its support to a free and independent dispute resolution service, the Business Banking Resolution Service, which is being offered to...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenant fraud hits Build To Rent sector

Two PropTech companies say tenant fraud - reported to be a growing problem in buy to let - is now an...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

 Agent victims of tenancy fraud invited to come forward

Propertymark wants agents to come forward with examples of fraudulent tenancy applications - a growing problem in the rental sector. A statement...

27 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Beware - Rental fraud on the rise, alleges due diligence firm

There’s a new warning the rental fraud could be on the rise. Due diligence firm Homeppl says the combination of possible job...

23 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Demand for Right To Rent clarity as key deadline is reached

Agents need more clarity and transparency about the future of Right to Rent checks post-pandemic and post-Brexit, according to the UK’s...

30 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Goodlord now selling injury and illness insurance to tenants

PropTech firm Goodlord is to offer illness and injury insurance to tenants  via a link with Legal & General.  Goodlord already sells...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Rents soar outside London - but dip in the capital itself

The latest rental market snapshot produced by HomeLet shows average rents outside of London soaring to higher levels and dropping in the capital itself.  The...

04 June 2021

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket to provide agents with free tenancy referencing

OnTheMarket has signed a 12 month exclusive commercial partnership with Canopy, the tenant referencing platform. The partnership will enable the portal to...

24 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Fraud Frenzy: One in 20 tenancy applications may be fake

There’s been a huge 263 per cent increase in the value of fraudulent tenant applications in just three months, it’s been...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Government reveals true scale of Green Homes Grant farce

ARLA Propertymark says there should be a long term appropriately funded strategy to help the private rental sector and home owners...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Foreign buy to let investors wooed by lender’s reduced rates

One of the most active lenders for international investors in UK buy to let claims to have produced a market-leading mortgage...

20 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid - how it's hit the lettings market over the past year

With Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirming the next phase of the roadmap out of lockdown, a PropTech firm has reflected on...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Sleep Out to Help Out! Wonderful work by Knight Frank

Knight Frank is this year’s headline sponsor of the LandAid Sleep Out, one of the causes many in the industry support. This...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy to let optimism shown by larger mortgages, claims finance house

The popularity of buy to let mortgage products offering exclusive rates for higher value loans is a sign of optimism in...

31 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Blow to lettings sector as Green Homes Grant axed

The initiative which the government hoped would transform energy efficiency in the private rental sector is being axed this week. The Green...

29 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Five things agents dislike about tenant referencing

Tenant referencing. It’s a necessary evil.  Although most tenants are responsible and pay their rent on time, broke swindlers with dubious...

04 March 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Mentoring scheme for agents hits landmark target

Agents Together, the agency charity set up by Purplebricks and Boomin founders Michael and Kenny Bruce, says it’s hit an important...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents 'should guide landlords through blizzard of licensing rules'

Letting agents should help landlords through a blizzard of red tape and regulation cause by local licensing schemes, a PropTech entrepreneur...

10 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Pioneering clampdown on short lets gathers pace

Scotland’s official clampdown on short lets is gathering pace with the country’s housing minister advocating a licensing regime and so-called ‘control...

05 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents slam “socially irresponsible” councils pushing licensing

ARLA Propertymark has hit out at a growing number of local councils introducing licensing schemes, calling it “socially irresponsible” to do...

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Short Lets body wants public cash for lost lockdown income

A trade body wants the government to ensure its latest lockdown grants cover short lets businesses. The UK Short Term Accommodation Association...

08 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Free Guide: Sold On Sustainability

You don’t need to be Greta Thunberg to know that climate change is a big issue that’s impacting our day-to-day lives....

09 December 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Agents may have busier-than-usual Christmas despite market slowing

The latest rental market snapshot from PropTech supplier Goodlord shows the November lockdown creating a subdued picture - but with early...

02 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent set for late-year surge in applications - claim

A late-year surge in the number of Build To Rent applications has been forecast by a market commentator. Alex Blagden, senior researcher...

01 December 2020

From: Breaking News

What will the lettings market look like after lockdown ends?

An exercise by PropTech company Goodlord has given an insight into what the lettings market may look like in parts of...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

“Rigorous selection process” for new ARLA regional representatives

It’s taken what Propertymark calls “a rigorous selection process” to find the latest four regional representatives for the Association of Residential...

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Time for agents to highlight their value

The recent survey in Letting Agent Today on why many landlords didn’t use agents was interesting and informative. That only 42.5%...

02 November 2020

From: Sponsored Content

John Lewis to build and furnish private rental properties

John Lewis Partnership, until now best known for its department stores and ownership of Waitrose, is to build homes for rent. The...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents must adapt quickly to the new normal  By David Alexander, joint Managing Director of apropos

  There is little doubt that the coronavirus has changed the way we live and rapidly created a new normality as different...

28 August 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Exactly what the ban extension means to agents and tenants

The Law Society has set out exactly what the extension of the eviction ban, announced on Friday, means to agents, landlords...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to call council before serving eviction notices

A local authority is urging letting agents within its boundary to get in touch before serving eviction notices on private tenants. Gedling council...

17 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Reminder to agents to review advertising following No DSS ruling

A property litigation expert is warning letting agents and landlords about far-reaching consequences of the recent ruling which declared a blanket...

06 August 2020

From: Breaking News

MovePal MovePal MovePal