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KEYWORD "Birmingham" - 100 RESULTS
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

Developer creates lettings agency for its own schemes

Development company Select Property has launched Select Residential, one of the first in-house lettings businesses of its kind by a build-to-sell...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting Still Cheaper Than Buying with a 5% Deposit

Would-be buyers with a 5% deposit face paying £300 per month more in mortgage repayments than if they continued renting, says...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond continues aggressive growth strategy with new acquisition

Lomond’s John Shepherd brand has acquired a small Birmingham lettings agency, Xact Lettings. No figure is given for the number of lettings...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snapped up by private equity-funded firm

Lomond’s John Shepherd brand has acquired a small Birmingham lettings agency, Xact Lettings. No figure is given for the number of lettings...

11 June 2024

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Far cheaper to rent than to buy in London - new figures

Londoners looking to buy a home can expect to spend 42% more on monthly mortgage payments than tenants pay on rent,...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand cools and supply rises - new lettings analysis

Rents rose 9% on average in the UK in Q1 2024 compared to the same period in 2023, says flatshare site SpareRoom. Out...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

New Digital Property Logbook tested for lettings market

Property logbook company Chimni is trialling a new form of Digital Property Logbook aimed at the Lettings markets.   The new logbooks...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing agency claims it’s in UK’s top three per cent

Birmingham property agency Davidson Estates has completed the first of what it pledges to be a number of acquisitions with the...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Built To Rent wins lavish praise from property management report

A property management firm claims that energy efficiency is apparently renters’ most important quality when choosing a place to live.  Centrick says...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New buy to let city hotspot identified by insurance analysis

Glasgow has been revealed as the UK city with the biggest rise in the number of buy to let properties in...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond snaps up another regional lettings agency

Fast-growing Lomond has snapped up another regional agency - this time one in the Midlands. Centrick - which had a High Street...

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

From: Breaking News

Seven Tips this lettings agency is giving its landlord clients

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help navigate legislative...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 700 CPO homes let by government along doomed HS2 rail line

Newspaper report claims some 710 properties have been put into the private rental market by the government - and they are...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

“Challenging” Build To Rent scheme rescued from administration

A Build To Rent scheme which fell into administration two years ago has been rescued by a property developer. Torsion Group has...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge lettings book snapped up in deal set to ‘transform’ agency

Lomond has consolidated its growing foothold in the lettings sector after sealing its biggest acquisition to date in the Midlands. In what...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Showing - prime rental growth starting to moderate

Rental growth in prime regional markets has started to slow, following runaway growth over the past three years. That’s the view from...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency chain to pilot long-distance remote lettings management

Spicerhaart is setting up a remote centralised lettings management service which it says will operate “from Cardiff to Colchester, and Birmingham...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Many councils enforcing rental regulations face ‘effective bankruptcy’

A survey of local authorities in some of the poorest areas of the country - bodies which enforce many private rental...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fraud alert for fake properties issued by classified ad website

The classified ad website Gumtree is issuing an alert about what it claims is the growing threat of rental fraud. It says...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Another agency inks PropTech deal to handle compliance issues

PropTech Kamma has entered into a partnership with agency and consultancy JLL. This means JLL’s UK residential agents will have access to...

27 July 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

New London office for agency with 4,800 units under management

A new office in the London suburb of North Acton has been announced by the LIFE Residential agency. The firm already has...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark gives green light to free Rightmove training

Propertymark has recognised the Level 3 Certificate for Estate and Lettings Agents (CELA) offered by Rightmove. Both Propertymark and its training arm...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency network to reveal hitherto-unseen market information

Fast-growing agency network Lomond is launching its own national and regional market information - and it claims it’s using data rarely...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Pharmacy services on offer a Build To Rent scheme

A Build To Rent operator has struck a deal with Lloyds Pharmacy to offer a so-called Health Concierge Service allowing tenants...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Yields rise in areas where rents outstrip capital appreciation

Rental yields have increased by as much as 2.5 per cent in the past year as rent values outperform house prices.  The...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Top 10 cities for buy to let investment revealed by insurer

London has continued to dominate the list of the most attractive cities for buy to let investment for the second year...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue agent jailed after ordering staff to make false claims

The head of a Martin & Co office in Wolverhampton has been jailed over fraudulent activity. A court heard that Bhavander Singh...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief steps up to become agency partner

The long-standing head of an agency’s property management and lettings divisions is stepping up to become a partner in the company. Andrew...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency slams government for failing to boost rental supply

The way to solve the rental sector supply shortage is through Build To Rent, a leading agency claims.  Leaders Romans Group says...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency makes lavish claim for future growth of Build To Rent

The advocates of Build To Rent have made another ambitious target for the sector’s growth.  Research from the British Property Federation and...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings bosses reveal climate change risks to industry

The Lettings Industry Council, a group of rental industry chiefs, has joined with other property professionals to reveal what they see...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

On and On! Yet another acquisition by Lomond Group

The relentless expansion of Lomond Group continues apace with the acquisition of a Leeds-based independent, ERE Lettings. ERE’s 600 units under management...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

No major rental reform debate at Tory Party conference

There appears to be no space for discussion on the government’s private rental sector reform policies at the Tory Party conference...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New product offers agents six weeks cover across all tenancies

Zero Deposit is piloting a new product that provides six weeks’ cover on every tenancy, even when the renter selects a...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Another independent agency’s lettings book bought by chain giants

The acquisition machine that is the Lomond Group has snapped up the lettings book of another independent agency. Lomond has taken over...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Another indie agency snapped up by group with private equity cash

The Lomond Group has made another acquisition of an independent lettings firm, this time in the Midlands. Its John Shepherd brand has...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets cause more expensive property damage than children - claim

With the debate ranging over pets in lets, a new analysis by comparative website Compare The Market suggests pet damage is...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Franchised YourMove branch lettings book sold to franchise rivals

The lettings book containing over 130 properties managed by a franchised YourMove branch in Birmingham has been sold to the owners...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency backing Purpose Built Student Accommodation over buy to let

New research claims students in the UK are currently paying as much as £16,500 per year in living costs - a...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb to spend £500,000 promoting visits to key UK region

Airbnb has outlined plans to invest £500,000 to “preserve and showcase the West Midlands' cultural assets and boost tourism in the...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer of online lettings agency shifts customers to High Street branches

The fast-growing Lomond Group of agencies has acquired a major online lettings service. But it's going to manage the properties through physical...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - rental repossession capital of England and Wales

An analysis of lettings data across England and Wales shows that  there have been 3,737 rental property repossession orders granted in...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

On Your Marks! Buy To Let investors urged to look at Birmingham

Property prices in Birmingham are expected to rise more than any other city in the UK following the Commonwealth Games, it’s...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Lomond Group agency snaps up independent’s lettings book

A prominent brand in the Lomond Group - Linley & Simpson - has expanded its portfolio by over 600 properties in...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Huge boost for Airbnb as it's named Commonwealth Games provider

Airbnb has signed what it calls “a landmark agreement” with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the official hosting provider for ...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Huge expansion of HMO licensing proposed by city council

Birmingham’s Labour-controlled council is launching a consultation on a vast expansion to its existing HMO Additional Licensing scheme. The proposal is for...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank sells off branch private client lettings division

Lettings and sales agency FleetMilne has acquired Knight Frank’s private client lettings business in Birmingham.  The purchase will boost FleetMilne’s managed lettings...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Yet another independent falls to Lomond Group ambitions

A leading brand in the fast-growing and heavily-funded Lomond Group has snapped up another independent agency.  Linley & Simpson has added another...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Virtual tour company complains about low agency take up

A company providing virtual tours insists the technology delivers “undeniable results” but is still not used universally by agents. Virtual tours became...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Giant lettings group signs major training deal with Propertymark

Many of the country’s leading letting agency brands have joined forces with Propertymark to deliver a training and development strategy for...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb giving vouchers to encourage more short lets in key cities

Airbnb is giving away £100 vouchers to anyone in the UK who shifts into the short lets sector for the first...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Latest Build To Rent scheme is flagship for regional expansion

Another new Build To Rent scheme has been announced by Grainger. Launching next month, the 158-unit Gilders Yard scheme sits on the...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New office for big city lettings team celebrating 15 years

The central Birmingham branch of franchise giant Belvoir is celebrating its 15th anniversary by moving to a prestigious new city centre...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Brexit not hurting growth of Purpose Built Student Accommodation

Research by the UK’s largest student accommodation search platform shows a 3.7 per cent uplift in London’s Purpose-Built Student Accommodation bed...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New Hong Kong sales centre set to boost investment in London

A developer says its new state-of-the-art sales centre in Hong Kong in set to boost Chinese investment in London. Galliard, the developer...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

They're Back! City Centre rents and demand on the rise at last

New data from Zoopla suggests that lettings demand has now recovered across the central districts of all  major cities including Birmingham,...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Lomond Group snaps up ANOTHER lettings division

The fast-growing Lomond Group, backed by private equity cash, has snapped up another independent.  Lomond’s John Shepherd brand, which operates throughout the...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let investment hotspots revealed by business service

Birmingham, Bristol and Leicester are seeing the fastest growth in Buy To Let investment according to new figures from a business...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency doubles in size after 12 months of frenzied market

A successful lettings and sales agency in Birmingham has doubled in size in its first year of business. Davidson Estates, which has...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Refugee Crisis - agents have role in finding properties

Propertymark is telling its letting agent members that they have a role in helping solve the Afghan refugee crisis. It says some...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

440-home US-style Build To Rent scheme announced

Finance companies have announced the development of a new 440-unit Build To Rent scheme in Birmingham. Harrison Street, an alternative real assets...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Lomond Group reveals next move in bid to become national lettings agency

A brand within the fast-expanding Lomond Group has sealed its second acquisition within a fortnight, adding a further 200 properties to...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Caught! Agency that illegally evicted tenant ends up in court

A lettings agency has been prosecuted by Birmingham council for unlawfully evicting a tenant. Principal Homes is based at Great Barr and was...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent and yield growth higher in outer city areas than in centres

Confirming many Covid-related trends, it appears that outer city properties have seen their yields and rents grow to a greater degree...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Lettings giant snaps up another independent agency

Another independent lettings agency has been acquired by a fast-expanding giant with plans to become a prominent national agency network. Lomond Group’s John...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

One of UK’s largest licensing schemes revealed - consultation starts today

Consultation begins today on a selective licensing scheme for privately rented housing in 25 wards of Birmingham. Under the suggested scheme, all...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Cities Are Back! Urban rents soaring according to latest index

Tenants returning to the office and city centres has triggered strong rental growth in the largest urban centres. Rightmove’s Quarterly Rental Trends...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

City rental demand climbs as return to workplaces goes on

A lettings agency’s research has revealed that rental demand has continued to climb across most major UK cities during the third quarter...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Global investor interest shows Buy To Let is back, says auction house

An auctioneer says the strong interest of investors from around the world shows how Buy To Let has a second wind...

07 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Multi-brand agency group signs up with PropTech company

Lomond Group has partnered with PropTech player Goodlord to provide IT services across the group's brands, which include Braemore, Stonehouse, Linley...

24 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Furnished Lets - do the premiums justify the initial cost?

The Furnished versus Unfurnished debate in the rental sector has been going on for years but new research attempts to quantify...

12 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Thousands of London investors snap up buy to lets outside M25

London-based buy to let purchasers in the first half of the year have looked outside the capital in high numbers according...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Property management agency soars to handle 300-plus schemes

Principle Estate Management has won another major contract - completing the firm’s transformation from little more than a one man band...

30 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where Build To Rent is threatening Buy To Let

The Build to Rent market remains small in volume but it is making some inroads, leading to BTR rent rises predominantly...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Politicians want rent controls - but the facts prove them wrong

Despite rent controls being a vote-catching policy for some local election candidates next week, the reality is that asking rents in...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Future of renting? Fund is to buy and let 2,000 properties

Real estate fund management company Moorfield has teamed up with PropTech company Bricklane to buy a portfolio of 2,000 homes to...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New national agency acquires 10 independents agencies in three months

Linley & Simpson and Lomond Capital - which joined forces at the end of 2020 to create a new national agency...

19 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental demand still swinging away from cities, says Rightmove

Demand is still moving away from cities and towards suburbs and rural areas, according to Rightmove. “Areas around the North and South...

14 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Sharp uplift in tenant demand as lockdown starts to ease

A quarterly index suggests that there’s been a sharp uplift in tenant demand for rental properties across the UK’s major cities...

08 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Art for Art’s Sake - NHS Heroes supported by Barrows & Forrester

'Forward in Unity' is a mural painted by Gent48, a renowned Birmingham street artist. It's situated in the centre of Digbeth...

02 April 2021

From: Breaking News

First modular eco-homes to rent delivered to new town

New modular homes built to rent have been delivered to Northstowe, a new town in Cambridgeshire.  Each Town House home has been...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Investigation underway into collapse of agency £1.3m in debt

An investigation is underway into a lettings agency which has gone into liquidation owing almost £500,000 in rent to landlords and in...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Buy to let expert amongst agency’s latest franchise recruits

One of the first franchisees for a new business model put forward by the Century 21 UK agency is a buy...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid is forcing rental market into a ‘once in a lifetime change’

The fall out from Coronavirus is forcing the rental market into a once in a lifetime change as tenants reassess priorities. This...

09 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New lettings agency giant created with £100m private equity cash

Lomond Capital, which owns Scottish lettings and estate agents Braemore and Stonehouse, is to merge with Yorkshire firm Linley & Simpson. The...

05 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Angry calls for ‘exempt rental accommodation’ to face regulation

There are growing calls for so-called ‘exempt accommodation’ to face the same controls that are exerted over the rest of the...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Coronavirus lifestyle changes play into hands of Build To Rent - claim

One of the largest players in the Build To Rent sector, Legal & General, says it’s to have a second significant...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Campaign against ‘exempt rental accommodation’ steps up

A Labour MP and a newspaper have joined forces to campaign against so-called ‘exempted rental accommodation’. One of Birmingham’s MPs - Jack...

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Agency named to handle lettings at new Build To Rent city scheme

The team behind Glasgow’s first major city centre Build to Rent housing development has announced another multi-million-pound BTR project. Kelvin Properties, which...

28 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Probe into rental rooms exempt from mainstream rental regulations

A local authority is launching a six month probe into rooms let out but exempt from rental sector regulation. The project is...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Fast-growing property management firm commits future to office-working

A growing residential estate management company has committed its future to office-working after moving to a new boutique space in Birmingham. Principle...

17 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Agency told ‘No DSS’ policy was unlawful and discriminatory

A lettings agency that told a prospective tenant it had a policy of not offering tenancies to housing benefit recipients has...

10 September 2020

From: Breaking News

 Build To Rent tipped for long-term success despite sharp fall in 2020

Property consultancy CBRE claims that Build To Rent is likely to be the most resilient sector of the UK property industry...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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