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KEYWORD "Arrears" - 100 RESULTS
Beef Up Renters Reform Bill to stop even more evictions - call

A charity claims that new official figures on rent rises will “create more worry among private renters.” StepChange charity is referring to...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Record business claimed by deposit alternative service

Deposit alternative provider, flatfair, has reported record figures for the first quarter of 2024. From January to March, 56% of tenants chose...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pity The Poor Renter - analyst says tenants face tough conditions

An Office of National Statistics survey shows that the top three issues facing the UK are still the cost-of-living crisis (89%),...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents berated for boring and useless ‘Free Valuations’

A prominent lettings expert and former president of ARLA Propertymark has berated agents who advertise ‘free valuations.’ Sally Lawson, now well known...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents breathe sigh of relief as arrears fall

Propertymark says the lettings market is beginning to stabilise as rent arrears decrease. Propertymark member agents reported that on average, 2.5% of...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand slows as agents warn about unsustainable rent rises

The latest market report from Propertymark’s lettings agents suggests the demand is slowing. The latest data - for March - shows that...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove hits back at critics after Renters Reform Bill wins key vote

Michael Gove’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities hit back overnight at critics of the government’s Renters Reform Bill. The Bill...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech tool will help eviction process under Renters Reform Bill changes

A new communications log feature has been introduced by a PropTech supplier which allegedly makes it easier to gather evidence for...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Get On With It - major agency tells government to reform renting

A major agency has told the government to get on with ensuring the Renters Reform Bill is passed into law as...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average rent arrears climb as cost of living crisis bites

Average rent arrears claims climbed to £1,816 in the first quarter of this year. That’s a rise of 27% from £1,435 in...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents say 10 renters to every one property to let

The number of new prospective tenants registered per Propertymark member branch decreased from 97 in January to 89 in February -...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents should help “hard-pressed tenants” urges industry figure

A deposit alternative company is calling on agents to help tenants save an average of £1,000 on up-front costs. Flatfair chief executive...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Crunch Week ahead for interest rates and inflation

Latest inflation figures are announced on Wednesday and the Bank of England makes its next base rate decision on Thursday. The Office...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Family-owned agency signs up to deposit alternative supplier

Family-owned agency Boydens has signed a deal to offer deposit alternative service Reposit to landlord clients. Paul Buck, a representative of Boydens,...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Passive income from buy to let is a myth, warns legal expert

New and past landlords tempted back to Buy to Let have been warned - passive income from property isn’t easy.  This is...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry supplier claims sharp spike in arrears

Data released from Reposit, a deposit alternative service, reveals what it calls “a concerning surge in rent arrears” during the final...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents plead with Bank of England after buy to let mortgage arrears soar

Propertymark wants the Bank of England to cut interest rates following data showing soaring mortgage arrears and repossessions. Lenders trade body UK...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional lettings group launches enhanced property management service

Arun Estates - parent company of 100 branches in south east England, including brands Cubitt & West, Douglas Allen, Pittis and...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Third of agents seeing rent rises even at weakest time of year

Over a third of ARLA Propertymark members reported in December that rental prices have increased, according to their latest Housing Insight...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Market Problems - supply-demand mismatch through to Christmas

New figures released this week by Propertymark reveal that even in the run-up to Christmas there was no significant change in...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Lenders set out buy to let forecasts for 2024/2025

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 In...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending to drop in 2024 - a silver lining for rental sector?

It looks as if the rental market is set to stay strong for some years to come. That’s because lending for house...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Mortgage Arrears Double In Just One Year

Cases of buy-to-let arrears have doubled in a single year, according to a new analysis. The research, from Octane Capital, analysed quarterly...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Universal Credit and private renting - agents win case for forum

The Department for Work and Pensions will recommence the Private Rented Sector Universal Credit Engagement Group next month, following a concerted...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Gary Wright - flatfair Chief Executive Officer

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Gary Wright - Chief Executive Officer. What is flatfair and what...

13 November 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Tenants worrying more over affordability, claims deposit alternative

A deposit alternative service claims online searches by tenants reflect increased uncertainty over affordability. Deposit alternatives are under scrutiny at the moment...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents demand payment changes in upcoming Autumn Statement

Propertymark is urging the government to use next month’s Autumn Statement to support low-income households in the private rented sector in...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - government concession on Section 21

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Prominent agent demands wider reform of eviction rules

A prominent lettings agent has called for a wider reform of eviction rules. This follows a demand by a group of...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Seminar for Letting Agents ahead of major benefits shake-up

Social housing provider Caridon Property is hosting a series of free seminars to prepare letting agents for the migration of Housing...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Cut-price properties tempting investment buyers, says accountancy chief

Some prospective buy to let landlords may be about to use their equity to snap up investment properties at discounted rates,...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ leader tells government to incentivise private rental sector

The chief executive of Propertymark has reiterated his call for the government to make investment in buy to let attractive. Nathan Emerson says:...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Help your landlords recover rent with PayProp’s effective arrears management tools

In the face of stretched incomes, rising interest rates and escalating consumer prices, an increasing number of tenants are at risk...

11 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Annalese Walmsley - Commercial Director at flatfair

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Annalese Walmsley - Commercial Director at flatfair What is flatfair and...

07 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Possession court delays to worsen thanks to new law - claim

The new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service - introduced this month - will make possession court case delays even worse. That’s the...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Arrears cases have doubled in six months - Propertymark figures

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson says the lettings market is defined now by the “alarming disparity” between demand and supply. In the...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue agency expelled from Ombudsman but still trading illegally

A rogue lettings agency in London has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme but is still thought to be trading. Hawks...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark's legal plea to government - ‘be fair to rental sector’

Propertymark has issued another plea to the government to be fair to the private rental sector - this time regarding a...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Evictions set to take longer and cost more from today

The new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service kicks in today - it offers early legal advice, free of charge, to anyone...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal warning over Renters Reform Bill impact on market

The looming threat of the abolition of Section 21 is already impacting the rental market, a legal firm is warning.  Dutton Gregory’s...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - would a General Election make it or break it?

The head of a consultancy that handles lettings agency acquisition has given her views on what a General Election might mean...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyer hits out at court delays and growing anti-rental sentiment

A seasoned property lawyer who has specialised in residential landlord and tenant law for 22 years says she is embarrassed at...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Key reasons why agents use IT revealed by PropTech survey

A new survey reveals that the safety of client funds is one of the key reasons why letting agents look to...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents can keep growing in a challenging market

It’s no secret – 2023 is a difficult year for the property industry. While rising rents should lead to increased income...

07 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Eviction powers may even increase under Renters Reform Bill - claim

A lettings agency claims eviction powers may actually increase - not reduce - thanks to the controversial Renters Reform Bill. Knight Frank...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jubilant tenants warned: Be careful what you wish for…

Tenant groups are cheering the proposed abolition of Section 21 eviction powers but there’s a legal warning that the reality may be...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Third of tenants must borrow to raise rental deposits - survey

Nearly a third of tenants are borrowing money to fund a cash deposit, a survey claims. A poll of 1,000 current renters...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - everything we know so far

Housing Secretary Michael Gove says the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill, first promised in 2019, will finally be introduced into Parliament this...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

5 regular checks to keep any rental portfolio in tip-top shape

Any lettings portfolio should receive ongoing care and maintenance. A disorganised portfolio, weighed down by junk data, loose ends or lax...

24 April 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Possession numbers soar ahead of rent cap and eviction ban

Numbers of possessions have soared in Scotland since the introduction of a rent cap and eviction ban according to DJ Alexander,...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket launches free accounting functions on lettings platform

OnTheMarket Software, the tech division of the portal’s parent group, has announced the inclusion of client accounting functions in its TecLet...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mediation service expands to include letting agents

A mediation and conciliation service which has previously been restricted to landlords and tenants is now on offer to letting agents.  The...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Good News - Arrears at lowest level for six years says bank

Paragon Bank says the proportion of landlords with tenants in arrears has fallen to its lowest level since 2017. The same applies...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings in the spotlight as current and future regulations hit the headlines

We’re only in February and it’s already clear that this year will set the future direction of the private rented sector...

15 February 2023

From: Features

Bank warns of 10 per cent fall in house prices this year

Spanish bank Santander says UK residential property prices look set to fall 10 per cent this year and will return to...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates: Bank of England announces latest decision

The Bank of England has increased base rate to 4.0 per cent - its 10th rate rise in a row. Nathan Emerson,...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour launches major review of private rental sector

The Labour Party is to launch a major review of the private rental sector, led by the head of a London...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents on warpath over increasing additional property tax threat

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson has personally written to  a leading politician about a tax threat to the rental sector.  Emerson has...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Arrears to rise as landlords quit sector - new survey of agents

A survey of letting agents suggests arrears will rise this year, and yet more landlords will quit the private rental sector. The...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

How to maximise your day-to-day team performance with PayProp

The private rented sector is enjoying record demand. According to Hometrack, rental enquiries per estate agency branch were 46% higher in...

16 January 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Automated client account platform to supply agents’ trade group

Automated client account platform Lettspay is to become a supplier to the Federation of Independent Agents.  Lettspay, which is registered with the...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Warn - tough year coming up for rental sector

The UK Association of Letting Agents says a survey of its members suggests that 2023 will be a tough year for...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings key to agents’ survival if sales slump in 2023

Data from the mortgage lenders’ trade body UK Finance shows the wisdom of agents having a lettings division. The body says: “We...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Campaigners claim dramatic rise in Section 21 evictions

Shelter claims government figures show 5,940 households were “threatened with homelessness” in England as a result of Section 21 evictions between April...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Arrears are the big fear for 2023 - downbeat survey results

The downbeat results of a survey by a finance company suggest that half of tenants are worried that they will be...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

More agents buy rent protection insurance as arrears worry grows

Data from different firms suggest there’s been an upsurge in the purchase of rent protection insurance by agents. Firstly Goodlord and Vouch...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants paying rent upfront have big advantage over rivals - claim

A new assessment of the private rental sector by guarantor service Housing Hand suggests that tenants paying rent upfront have a...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark chief exec pays high cost thanks to rogue tenant

It’s been revealed that Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson had to bear a huge £18,000 cost thanks to a rogue tenant. The...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency plays down impact of rent freeze and evictions ban

A lettings agency in Scotland has played down the impact of the emergency rent freeze and eviction ban which have been...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Arrears likely to rise as debt intensifies - Bank of England

The Bank of England is warning that many households will struggle to meet their rent or mortgage commitments if interest rates...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Don't you dare freeze rents - agents' body tells politicians

Propertymark says there’s already been a decline in the number of homes available for rent in Scotland because of rising costs...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Named, Shamed, Expelled - rogue agents thrown out by Ombudsman

Five agencies have been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme - all for compliance failures. The first is Home Trader Properties, in...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Fixed term tenancies MUST stay, industry tells government

A team of experts has released a report that responds to government reform plans - and it insists that if Section...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour's plans for private renting - if it wins the next election

Shadow housing minister Lisa Nandy has unveiled a Charter for Renters which she says will be implemented within 100 days of...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Worry spreads as agents see more landlords quitting buy to let

No fewer than two thirds of the lettings agents surveyed by Goodlord say they expect more landlords to exit the private...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenancy disputes dip but one major problem dominates

There’s more evidence today that cleaning remains the largest cause of disputes between agents and tenants. Data released by The Dispute Service...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

HomeLet to pay out rent protection  faster during Cost of Living Crisis

HomeLet says it’s to issue all rent protection payments faster, meaning the money will reach agent accounts immediately, subject to banking...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents warn against rent loophole in controversial debt plans

Propertymark has spoken out against a possible loophole that might allow tenant arrears to go unpaid in certain circumstances. The trade body...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock for lettings and sales markets as big interest rate rise announced

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has announced that base rate is rising from 1.25 to 1.75 per cent. The rate is now...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on Rental Reform proposals? An unusual invitation…

Agents are being invited to comment on the government’s Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper. And unusually the invitation comes not from any...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech chief’s advice to agents: talk more with landlords and tenants

Letting agents should communicate regularly and proactively with their landlords and tenants to help them understand the proposed reform of the...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Growing arrears risk may hit agents claims PropTech firm

Landlords and agents face a growing risk of rent arrears and tenant fraud because of the cost of living crisis. That’s the...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

What do you feel about the State Of The Lettings Industry?

PropTech companies Goodlord and Vouch have come together to call for input for their State Of The Lettings Industry report. The annual...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Pressure mounts on politicians to relax proposed eviction rules change

Another prominent industry voice is warning of the dangers of the Scottish Government’s new eviction policies. So far the National Residential Landlords...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New tenancy rules may be threat to student lettings - claim

There’s concern in the student lettings sector about the impact of the government’s Fairer Private Rental Sector White Paper. For this specialist...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Deposits - figures show remarkably few  agent-tenant disputes

The average private rental tenancy deposit last year exceeded £1,000 new figures show. At an average of £1,005 per tenancy, the cost...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Evictions - What Next? Industry must rethink process, say leaders

Two of the most respected figures in the lettings sector are calling on agents, landlords and tenants to consider the future...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Far reaching reforms demanded by lettings industry chiefs

A collection of rental experts in a body called The Lettings Industry Council have set out what they want to see...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Revolution - agents worried at government proposals

Agents have voiced their reservations over aspects of the widespread rental sector reform announced by the government in the Queen’s Speech. Yesterday...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Radical reform of private rental sector announced by government

The Queen’s Speech has confirmed that a radical re-shaping of the rental sector in England is being pushed ahead by the...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Shelter slammed by industry over “exaggerated” Section 21 claims

Propertymark is the latest part of the lettings sector to fight back against criticism and claims of extreme evictions made by...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Virtual Viewings complaints rise to Property Redress Service

PRS, one of the two official redress services for the lettings and sales agency sectors, says it’s seen an increase in...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert: new guidelines on Ukraine refugees, but grey areas remain

Industry trade body Propertymark says no Right To Rent checks will be required to be conducted by letting agents on Ukranian...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today – supporting smarter, more streamlined enforcement with PropTech

Housing is back on the political agenda with a bang. The government’s new Levelling Up White Paper sets out sweeping reforms...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Soaring inflation could trigger major arrears problem - warning

A player in the rental insurance field is warning that the growing cost of living crisis makes it more important than...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Plea for tenants in arrears to contact their local council

A senior Welsh politicians has urged anyone who has fallen behind in paying rent because of the pandemic to contact their...

14 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Arrears rising as Omicron hits tenants across rental sector

Propertymark says arrears in the private rental sector are rising once again as the Omicron variant continues to push across the...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid-created arrears still rising, warns trade body

The National Residential Landlords Association says average rent debt owed by tenants as a direct result of the pandemic is still...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Faster onboarding vital to counter arrears, says PropTech chief

A PropTech startup says faster and easier onboarding is crucial in the fight against rent arrears - especially with the Omicron...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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