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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

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Business Boost - Landlord champion urges more use of lettings agents

Landlords’ champion Paul Shamplina says more landlords should use lettings agents, who he describes as their “allies” in the battle to...

10 April 2024

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Top 10 Hotspots for portfolio buy to let investors

Paragon Bank’s analysis of its lending data has revealed the top 10 locations for investment by portfolio buy-to-let landlords, those with...

10 April 2024

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Almost No Reduction in Buy To Let Supply, insists think tank

There’s been at most a one per cent reduction in landlords in the buy to let sector, a think tank claims...

08 April 2024

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Third of landlords may sell this year - shock buy to let statistics

Almost one in three buy to let landlords are set to sell up in the next 12 months. That’s the shock statistic...

08 April 2024

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Build To Rent hits the suburbs with new eco scheme

Legal & General’s suburban Build To Rent business, called LGSBTR, has exchanged on 41 new BTR homes in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.   Consisting...

05 April 2024

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Agency warns on landlords’ and tenants’ differing rent expectations

Prime London rental values ticked up 0.3% over the first three months of 2024, according to Savills, as the market continues...

04 April 2024

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Massive PropTech boost from Rightmove and finance institutions

Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest and Rightmove have announced a strategic investment in Coadjute, a prominent PropTech business.  This is the first...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Helpline and legal advisors hailed as major success

Propertymark says its Lettings Helpline for agent members in England and Wales has become “an essential membership benefit for dealing with...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Father and Son win big at agency awards ceremony

The Belvoir 2024 Annual Awards have crowded a father-and-son franchisee pairing as the big winners. Paul Wallace-Tarry and his son Richard Wallace-Tarry...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank aims to support building of new rental homes

NatWest Group has announced a new package of what it calls ”targeted lending and support” to help local councils provide more...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental trade group rebrands in bid to win broader appeal

A group founded eight years ago to represent the Build To Rent niche has now rebranded in a bid to win...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ground Rents U-turn hailed ‘a victory for common sense’

What appears to be another government housing policy U-turn - this time on ground rents - is being hailed as “a...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Material Information - new digital tool aims to help letting agents

The Open Property Data Association has released a new version of its property data standards framework to help letting agents comply...

25 March 2024

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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

Get On With It! - agents say Bank should cut rates now

Propertymark is telling the Bank of England that now is the perfect time to cut base rate and trigger wider interest...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Give tax perks to renters to help them buy, urges think-tank

A think tank is urging the UK government to consider tax perks for private renters to help them save faster for...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for agents on tenants with banned dog breeds

Propertymark is highlighting new advice for agents and landlords given by Lets With Pets, the website of The Dogs Trust charity. The...

20 March 2024

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Major agency announces link with renting-in-retirement specialist

Hamptons is linking with retirement rental specialist provider Birchgrove, pledging to offer “a unique proposition for those seeking quality senior rental...

19 March 2024

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Leasehold Reform Bill wins a big thumbs-up from agents’ body

Propertymark has urged the Sunak government to press ahead with leasehold reform ahead of the Second Reading of the Leasehold and...

19 March 2024

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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

Banks Closing Pooled Client Accounts - agents urge government action

Propertymark is urging the government to tackle the problem of banks closing down undesignated or pooled client accounts of letting agents. HM...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New Banking Scandal as thousands of agency accounts are closed

A Parliamentary committee has heard that thousands of small and medium-sized letting agencies were debanked in 2023, with financial institutions forcibly...

11 March 2024

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Tory MP reported to bring Renters Reform Bill “to brink of collapse”

A national newspaper says the Renters Reform Bill is “on the brink of collapse” as Tory MPs are divided on their...

08 March 2024

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Renters Reform Bill threat to student accommodation, say experts

New research suggests that a majority of the British public believe the government should be doing more to support students find...

06 March 2024

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Older Persons charity hits out over Renters Reform Bill rumours

A charity providing support for older people facing financial hardship has hit out at the government over rumours concerning the Renters...

05 March 2024

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Ethical Agent Network launches, promising to be ‘different’

A network uniting so-called ‘ethical agents’ launches today with a promise to be different from the rest of the industry. The Ethical...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

London still attracts rental investors despite 'disjointed' market

A prominent property expert who runs a buying and property management service for high end clients says London still attracts international...

01 March 2024

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Letting agents demand mortgage lenders cut rates to help market

The letting agents’ trade body Propertymark has made the unexpected move of calling on banks to cut mortgage rates. Rates are typically...

01 March 2024

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Final 48 hours for Property Awards nominations

Property professionals have less than 48 hours to submit entries for the Midlands PROPs Awards.  The search for the very best of...

28 February 2024

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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

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Beware 1% Deposits - Knight Frank lays into government

Knight Frank has taken the unusual step of suggesting a government proposal for the housing market is high-risk and could even...

23 February 2024

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HMRC rakes in hundreds of millions more in property-related tax

HM Treasury raked in £6.3 billion in inheritance tax receipts in the 10 months from April 2023 to January 2024 according...

23 February 2024

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Agent stole over £40,000 from firm which hadn’t noticed missing money

A letting agent who stole over £40,000 from her employer was caught when a bank queried the use of a company...

22 February 2024

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One in nine renters using foodbanks - industry supplier’s claim

A lettings industry supplier claims one in nine renters use foodbanks. A survey of tenants, commissioned by Zero Deposit, found that just...

22 February 2024

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Knight Frank names new lettings associate for key area

Knight Frank has appointed Louna Del Barrio as lettings associate in a key London office. Del Barrio comes to Knight Frank following...

20 February 2024

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Surge in interest for energy efficient homes - Rightmove data

There’s been a surge in enthusiasm for energy efficient homes according to research from heat pump advocates OVO. It says that a...

20 February 2024

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Short Lets Shake Up - Gove slammed for “political posturing”

The trade body representing short lets providers and support companies has reacted angrily to government proposals for a radical shake up. Housing...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House Prices see small monthly gains - new index shows stronger market

Another index has suggested a small monthly increase in house prices in England and Wales - even though the annual rate...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental scams could soar as AI spreads, warns industry figure

A prominent industry expert says lettings agents and other property sector insiders should be extra-vigilant over cybersecurity breaches. Neil Cobbold, managing director...

12 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

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

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Shelter threatens government after big rise in Section 21 evictions

Shelter is warning that the government’s failure to abolish Section 21 evictions will backfire and that “renters will remember who stood...

09 February 2024

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Huge number of new rental licensing schemes set for 2024

A survey of local council private rental licensing schemes says 19 selective and additional licensing schemes and consultations will be taking...

09 February 2024

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New key figure named for driving Build To Rent in the UK

Legal & General senior executive David Reid has been named as the chair of an influential committee driving forward Build To...

09 February 2024

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Jailed! Agency owner who helped Albanian gang create huge drug empire

A wealthy landlord who set up a fake lettings agency in Hull has been jailed for 11 years for allowing ‘ghost tenants’ to...

07 February 2024

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AI - many agents are optimistic about Artificial Intelligence

Almost half of more than 400 letting agents quizzed for a new study have expressed their optimism about the impact of...

06 February 2024

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Heating Private Rental Properties - council claims EPC success

The number of private tenants in properties that are hard to heat has fallen, a council claims. As agents will know private...

06 February 2024

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Government rules out council tax reform - no matter how unfair it is

The government has ruled out any reform to the council tax system. There has been long standing criticism of council tax because...

06 February 2024

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Political uncertainty suggests ongoing landlord exodus, says Knight Frank

Prime London rental values fell closer to their longer-term average in January, as supply continued to increase - but worries about...

05 February 2024

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Union slams Bank decision as workers face high rents

A trades union has slammed the Bank of England over its decision to keep base rate at 5.25 per cent, saying...

02 February 2024

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Interest Rate Decision - all eyes on Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept its base rate at 5.25 per cent but markets forecast this will drop from the summer as...

01 February 2024

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Client Accounting – what are your options?

The benefits for letting agents to outsource their client accounting is well documented, however with an increasing number of options available,...

31 January 2024

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PropTech student lettings platform expanding further overseas

Student accommodation booking platform Housemates is expanding overseas. The expansion will cover several major Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Currently Housemates...

25 January 2024

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Government takes stake in property investment PropTech platform

The UK government has taken an equity stake in the rental investment platform Shojin through the conversion of a pandemic-era loan...

24 January 2024

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Tory ex-housing ministers at war over Rishi Sunak’s premiership

Two former housing ministers are at war with each other after an attack on Rishi Sunak’s premiership in today’s Daily Telegraph. Sir...

24 January 2024

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Huge rise in property tax for HMRC ahead of possible Budget change

Figures released by HMRC show that the Treasury raked in £5.7 billion in inheritance tax receipts in the nine months from...

24 January 2024

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Mortgage experts predict boost in buy to let lending this year

Just under half of mortgage brokers expect to place more limited company buy-to-let business throughout the next 12 months, Paragon Bank...

24 January 2024

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Fixflo parent firm links with automated client accounting engine

Aereon - a European software provider that owns high profile PropTech operator Fixflo - has entered a strategic partnership with automated...

23 January 2024

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Row over government bid to turn renters into first time buyers

Controversy surrounds a government idea - floated over the weekend - to allow renters to secure mortgages with just one per...

22 January 2024

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Faster payments make happier landlords

Let's be honest – landlords are the lifeblood of any letting agency. Winning and keeping their business keeps the wheels turning...

19 January 2024

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Labour’s backdoor bid to regulate lettings and estate agents at last

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

19 January 2024

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Shock figures put interest rate cut on the back burner

There are growing fears that the hoped-for Bank of England base rate cut this spring - the first off possibly several...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Famous agency ditches HQ for new base and a contemplation room

Strutt & Parker is leaving its HQ to share premises with other parts of its parent company - and to have a...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer warns that Summer will be hectic for lettings sector

Summer looks like it’s going to be a hectic period for lettings agents and the private rental sector according to TV...

17 January 2024

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Propertymark wants additional health and safety cladding measures

The letting agents’ trade body Propertymark says one of the UK governments should go further in ensuring the safety of tenants...

17 January 2024

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Trading Standards giving agents free teach-in on Material Information

Propertymark is hosting an Understanding Material Information for Lettings Agents on Thursday January 18 from 1230 to 1400. The National Trading Standards...

16 January 2024

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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

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Top agent slams latest rent control move as costly and complex

New rent control proposals put forward by politicians are unnecessary and too costly according to a leading property expert.  David Alexander -...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants flee cities as high rents push them to outer areas

A severe shortage of properties to rent, fierce competition to secure the homes that are available, and rising rental prices led...

11 January 2024

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Lettings agency was front for multi million pound drugs gang

An organised crime group involved in producing and distributing an estimated £2.4m of cannabis has been found to have e used...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

High-profile agent joins top table of Single Family Rental body

Rhodri Evans, director of land and new homes at Andrews Property Group, has been named as one of several industry figures...

10 January 2024

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Renters Reform Bill won’t take effect until late 2024 at the earliest

David Cox, the former ARLA chief executive, says the earliest that the Renters Reform Bill could come into effect is late...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Neil Cobbold, Managing Director at PayProp UK

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Neil Cobbold, Managing Director What is PayProp and what does it...

08 January 2024

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Rates War! Mortgage lenders slash BTL borrowing costs

A series of lenders have slashed their buy to let mortgage rates in a bid to win business. These include: - LendInvest Mortgages...

08 January 2024

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Propertymark sits on the fence over first time buyer controversy

Propertymark has stepped into the row over a bank chief’s comments on first time buyers. Sir Howard Davies, chairman of NatWest, responded...

08 January 2024

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North-focussed lettings agency reveals new London base

The Leeds- and Manchester-based North Property Group is opening a base in London.  NPG was founded by Oli Banks and Tim Coen...

05 January 2024

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Historic building snapped up for Build To Rent development

A historic former school and hospital building in Glasgow City Centre will be restored as part of a plan to create...

05 January 2024

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Savills reveals which buy to let region it tips for best returns

Residential buy to let in the North West of England, London industrial property and retail warehouses are set to be the...

04 January 2024

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Will tumbling mortgage rates turn tenants into buyers?

Lower mortgage rates - still falling in the days since the end of the festive break - may be persuading some...

04 January 2024

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Buy To Let investors compete with owner occupiers  - Nationwide

Owner occupiers have been competing with landlords in the battle to purchase smaller properties, new figures show. Smaller properties are often preferred...

02 January 2024

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Industry figure backs Renters Reform Bill  pets policy

The head of a major supplier insists the Renters Reform Bill provision making it easier for tenants to keep pets is...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert - Housing Ombudsman warns of scams across sector

The Housing Ombudsman - currently active in the social housing sector but tipped to take a wider role involving private renting...

29 December 2023

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

Tax Grab - Big rise in Inheritance Tax paid to HMRC

The latest figures from HM Revenue and Customs show that inheritance tax receipts increased to £5.2 billion in the eight months...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour to ban bidding wars and offer new anti-social behaviour rules

A prominent housing market commentator says Labour would introduce a tougher version of the Renters Reform Bill if it forms the...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Recent rise in buy to let landlords quitting, confirms Bank of England

A new Bank of England survey has confirmed a growing outflow of landlords from the private rental sector since 2020. The Bank’s...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Regulate Agents in 2024 - Propertymark explains why it’s needed

Agents’ trade body Propertymark says the current debate on the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill is another example of how agent...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agent senses change of mood in rental market

One of Britain’s leading agents - former RICS residential chairman Jeremy Leaf - says he is seeing a change of mood...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians demand Christmas ban on Section 21 evictions

The Liberal Democrats have called on the government to bring in an emergency ban on no fault evictions and banks repossessing people’s homes...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents slam government house building failures as rental supply drops

Propertymark has urged the Scottish Government to build more affordable homes. The latest data from the Scottish Government itself shows that the...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Covid Fraud - property company bosses given suspended sentences

Two property company bosses have been sentenced following an Insolvency Service investigation which found they had abused a £30,000 Bounce Back...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Over 90% of homes could meet EPC rating C or higher - claim

A major property industry supplier claims that the housing sector could meet government targets to improve the Energy Performance Certificate ratings for homes.  Landmark...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Sector Won't Become Energy Efficient without Incentives - claim

Propertymark has urged the government to do more to help the country’s most vulnerable citizens heat their homes.   Office for National Statistics...

19 December 2023

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Rightmove reveals this year’s busiest rental location

Rightmove has released its annual league table of busiest rental locations. Wrexham is this year’s busiest, with each home available to rent...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

This week’s inflation news may determine a New Year interest rate cut

All eyes are on HM Treasury this week ahead of the next inflation figures, to be released on Wednesday morning. Analysts suggest...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Surveyors warn: Landlords can’t keep their heads above water

Private landlords are abandoning their property portfolios in unprecedented numbers, a group of surveyors claims. The Manchester-based chartered surveyors and auctioneers -...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill at risk if councils aren’t given more cash - MPs

Measures contained in the Renters Reform Bill will fail without sufficient resources to ensure they can be enforced. The warning comes from...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank’s Build To Rent offshoot announces new scheme

Citra Living, the Build To Rent arm of Lloyds Banking Group, has announced another new scheme. It is a 95-flat development at...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Councils enforcing rental licensing are on brink of bankruptcy

Scores of councils that enforce licensing regimes on the private rental sector claim they are on the verge of bankruptcy. Almost one...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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