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Lomond acquires another regional agency

Lomond - a firm that now calls itself “one of the UK’s largest acquirers of estate and letting agency businesses” -...

11 April 2024

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Another independent agency snapped up by franchise giant’s brand

Parkers franchisee Craig Pearson claims to have added a “substantial” number of properties to his Reading branch portfolio after buying an...

04 April 2024

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New owner for two Surrey agency branches

A new franchisee has been confirmed for Martin & Co’s branches in Caterham and Redhill & Reigate. A portfolio landlord who lives...

03 April 2024

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Franchisee doubles rental stock by acquiring nearby branch

Long-standing Hunters franchisee Adrian Lawrence has grown his lettings business by a massive 200% after acquiring the portfolio of nearby Hunters...

26 March 2024

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Boutique agency snaps up rivals and has cash to buy more

A boutique agency with branches in prime central and south west London has expanded its lettings operation by acquiring two agencies...

25 March 2024

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New owner for pair of franchised Lettings offices

Two of Martin & Co’s Oxfordshire branches are under new ownership. David Rebe has taken on the Oxford and Thame branches from...

19 March 2024

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Complaints About Agents - huge rise in compensation

There’s been a large rise in complaints and a huge increase in compensation according to figures out today from the Property...

18 March 2024

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Franchisee snaps up rival independent after 14 years

A Hunters franchisee has made his first acquisition - after 14 years. Lester Hurst, who has owned the Otley and Ilkley branches...

12 March 2024

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Agency giant snaps up 2,000-property lettings portfolio

Fast-growing Lomond has acquired a rental portfolio of in excess of 2,000 units. It has bought Tay Letting and its rental portfolio...

07 March 2024

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Property firm prepares to launch regional lettings branch network

Specialist property management firm Xenia Estates has announced a shake up ahead of entry into the residential lettings sector. Xenia currently looks...

22 February 2024

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Large family-run regional agency snaps up independent rival

Pattinson Estate Agency has taken over a local firm on Teesside. The agency taken over is Browns Estate Agents in Stockton and...

21 February 2024

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Leaders Romans Group recruits heavyweight to lead financial services surge

Tom Davies has started with Leaders Romans Group as the company’s first group financial services managing director. This new position coincides with...

20 February 2024

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Five Alive - Franchise agent adds another London branch to empire

Just four months after opening a fourth office of lettings agency Martin & Co in London, franchisee Michael van de Vyver...

12 February 2024

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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

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OnTheMarket president welcomes latest lettings agency  to drop Zoopla

Lettings agency Edward Mellor, which operates its 15 branches across Greater Manchester, has signed up to OnTheMarket. This follows the controversial CoStar...

07 February 2024

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Growing agency group snaps up three regional agencies

Leaders Romans Group has acquired three major lettings, sales and surveying businesses operating multiple branches across London, Surrey, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The...

23 January 2024

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Thousands of lettings agencies in financial distress - new figures

Thousands of lettings and estate agencies, and other property businesses, are in ‘critical’ or ‘significant’ financial distress, it’s been claimed. The latest...

23 January 2024

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Major agency group signs deal with deposit alternative supplier

Deposit alternative company flatfair has announced a major new agency partnership with the Andrews Property Group.  Andrews branches will be able to...

22 January 2024

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Agency snaps up rival and launches new city lettings division

Property agency James Douglas has acquired a rental service and launched its own lettings arm in the south Wales city of...

16 January 2024

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Seasonal trends return to lettings market after ‘unusual’ recent years

The chief executive of Propertymark says seasonal trends are returning to the housing market after several ‘unusual’ years. Nathan Emerson says: “In...

02 January 2024

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Foxtons buys rival lettings service for £10m

Foxtons has snapped up London lettings agency Ludlow Thompson for £10m. Ludlow Thompson, founded 30 years ago, has seven branches in London, generating...

07 November 2023

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High profile lettings agency’s acquisition takes it to nine branches

The well know Finders Keepers lettings agency, which operates across Oxfordshire, has acquired a local independent to bring its total number...

03 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

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Seventh branch opens for lettings and sales franchise trio

Less than a year since opening the sixth branch of sales and lettings agency Parkers, one of the brand’s most successful...

30 October 2023

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Lomond snaps up another independent agency’s lettings book

Lomond has snapped up another lettings book - it’s of the Royston & Lund agency in the East Midlands. The 600 properties...

26 October 2023

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flatfair Deposits is already making waves in the lettings market

In September last year, flatfair, a deposit alternative provider, released their latest rental solution called flatfair Deposits, to the lettings market....

16 October 2023

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London expansion for agency network after acquiring independent

A long-standing Martin & Co franchisee is expanding his network of London offices following an independent agency acquisition. Michael van de Vyver, who...

13 October 2023

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Lettings PropTech firm passes big rental sector milestone

PropTech service Propoly says it’s handled £50m of rental transactions so far this year. Propoly - launched in 2020 and boasting early...

03 October 2023

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Agency switches from residential despite strong lettings showing

Latest market data from LSL Property Services - which includes the Your Move and Reeds Rain brands - shows a 10...

28 September 2023

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Crisis Point! Supply now “drastically low” compared to demand

It’s getting worse - the supply-demand mismatch in the rental sector is now “drastic” says Propertymark. The number of new prospective tenants...

26 September 2023

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Agency Awards - under two weeks to nominate

There is under a fortnight remaining for agents to nominate for Propertymark Qualifications annual awards, to be held at the London...

25 September 2023

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Winkworth slump would be still worse without lettings growth

Lettings income has saved the bacon of franchise agency Winkworth after a sales slump hit profits.  A trading statement from the agency...

07 September 2023

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Fine & Country increases brand coverage in Scotland

Following the merger of the South Scotland and North Cumbria branches of Fine & Country, the  agency has added a further...

07 September 2023

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Franchise giant opens new London office with call for more

Franchise giant Winkworth is opening a new office in West Hampstead, extending its north London footprint from existing offices in neighbouring...

01 September 2023

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Agency beefs up management team with trio of promotions

Leaders Romans Group has made three internal promotions at a senior level to beef up its property management team. Karen Shepherd, George...

30 August 2023

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Deposit alternative provider reveals latest time-saving integration

Deposit alternative provider flatfair has announced their latest integration with the property technology platform, Reapit. A statement from flatfair says: “Existing users...

25 August 2023

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Spicerhaart to buy lettings businesses as veteran chief steps back

Spicerhaart’s veteran chief executive Paul Smith is stepping back to concentrate on company growth - including the acquisition of more lettings...

24 August 2023

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Overseas firm slams UK agents “empty High Street branches”

An overseas agency trying to establish itself in the UK has taken a swipe at domestic agencies’ love of High Street...

15 August 2023

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Investor confidence rising ahead of tomorrow’s inflation figures

A respected measure of investor confidence says it’s on the rise as a result of growing optimism over UK inflation figures...

15 August 2023

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Thousands of agencies yet to register with HMRC

More than 20,000 UK estate agency branches have registered with HMRC for money laundering supervision – but thousands have yet to...

14 August 2023

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Client Account Closures - Chancellor urged to stop banking madness

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, is being urged to act now to stop the problems banks are creating for letting agents. Following a...

08 August 2023

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Agency beefs up lettings team ahead of Renters Reform Bill changes

Well known lettings agency Gascoigne Halman has seen the move of two letting agents to one of its branches. Heather Wynn and...

04 August 2023

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Exponential growth on its way as agency takes over rival

A lettings firm’s takeover of an independent rival agency is the start of a period of “exponential growth” according to its...

25 July 2023

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Training guru takes over two franchise agency branches

Martin & Co’s Sheffield and Worksop branches are under new ownership, with training guru Dean Gill taking the reins. He succeeds previous...

06 July 2023

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Jackson-Stops opens new branch and bats away market worries

Jackson-Stops has announced the opening of its newest branch in Colchester, Essex.  This follows the launch of its virtual office covering Stockbridge,...

29 June 2023

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Warning to tenants - it’s going to be a tough summer

London agency Chestertons has warned tenants in the capital to be prepared for a highly competitive property search this summer. The firm’s...

28 June 2023

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Big PropTech deal for over half of LSL franchise agents

Over half of the agency branches sold to franchisees by LSL Property Services have signed up to a large PropTech deal. As...

20 June 2023

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Agency bans rival rent bids after angry protests

A franchise lettings agency is reported to have agreed to stop potential tenants bidding against each other to secure rental properties. The...

15 June 2023

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ARLA qualifications on offer via agency apprenticeship scheme

A London lettings and sales agency has launched an apprenticeship scheme. The JOHNS&CO Academy invites young people to train via courses ranging...

13 June 2023

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Agency branches reveal intra-company takeover deal

EweMove Northampton North has confirmed the acquisition of Martin & Co Northampton.  Both brands are in The Property Franchise Group parent company. Having...

09 June 2023

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Three agency branches now run by successful agent duo

Three branches of Hunters have been acquired by a successful duo of agents with years of experience in the company. Sam Lakin...

07 June 2023

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Agency structure transformation is almost complete

LSL’s transition from being a largely owned agency network to individual franchises is effectively complete. The company - which owns the Your...

02 June 2023

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Agency chain pledges higher profits following franchise switch

LSL Property Services - owner of the Reeds Rains and Your Move brands - says it’s movement of agency branches to...

26 May 2023

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OnTheMarket says lettings agency deal means it’s “more than just a portal”

OnTheMarket has bagged Arun Estates, one of the UK's largest agency groups, in a deal involving the TecLet lettings platform. TecLet, an...

09 May 2023

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New agency structure will rival existing lettings franchise giants

LSL Property Services - owners of the Your Move and Reeds Rain brands - is to franchise its entire network of...

05 May 2023

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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

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Ethical agency recruits Propertymark guru to lettings team

A lettings and sales agency that describes itself as “ethical” and has built up strong links with local community groups has...

18 April 2023

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Agency pledge to make branches sustainable by 2030

Leaders lettings agency has launched its new sustainable office in Aylesbury. The company insists that by 2030 all of its branches will...

12 April 2023

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Agents say Business Rate changes for branches are ‘not enough’

Letting agencies with physical offices are being presented with a new business rates system in the future. But Propertymark says the changes...

03 April 2023

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Asking rents dip as stock increase allows tenant churn

New figures from London lettings agency Chestertons reveal that 10 per cent more tenants moved in February this year compared to...

24 March 2023

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Former Purplebricks lettings supremo joins rival agency

Spicerhaart has recruited the former head of lettings operations at Purplebricks to a regional role. Emma Fagan will be the new property...

22 March 2023

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Independent agency swallowed up in five year acquisition plan

Leaders Romans Group has snapped up another independent lettings firm in what it calls a five year acquisition programme. Stanley & Partners...

20 March 2023

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Foxtons spends millions on acquiring rival lettings agency

Foxtons has this morning confirmed that it’s acquired a rival London lettings agency. It has snapped up Atkinson McLeod for £7.4m: Foxtons...

06 March 2023

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Agency gives every employee £750 cost of living help

An agency is giving every one of its 600 full time employees a £750 one-off payment to help with the cost...

03 March 2023

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Agency “astounded” at international investor interest

An agency brand says it’s “astounded” at how many of its member branches want to take part in an international investment...

24 February 2023

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Hundreds of agency branches to be Food Bank donation centres

Agency giant Leaders Romans Group has launched a nationwide partnership with the Trussell Trust, which operates many of the country’s food...

07 February 2023

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Independent agency snaps up nearby lettings operator

Jeffrey Ross, an independent lettings and sales agency in Cardiff, has acquired ACJ Sales and Lettings in Penarth. Jeffrey Ross has acquired...

24 January 2023

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So much for online agents - High Street firms are booming

New data shows that online agents have failed in their bid to replace traditional agencies - and that there are more...

18 January 2023

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Agency group pledges six new branches despite lettings slowing

There will be up to six new branches opened this year for the franchise brand Winkworth. The agency made its announcement in...

12 January 2023

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Property Redress Scheme now largest lettings redress service

The Property Redress Service claims to be the largest lettings redress service now, with over 13,250 letting agency branches on board. In...

12 January 2023

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Paperless fast-growing agency moves into new premises

East Yorkshire letting agency Ultralets has opened a new office in Beverley after what it calls “an impressive period of growth.” Ultralets...

22 December 2022

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Auditors to visit branches in person to assess agency compliance

Propertymark auditors are offering in-person visits to branches to improve their compliance.  The trade body says this is in response to demand from...

20 December 2022

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Rents may have peaked - but that’s bad news, says Propertymark

The chief executive of Propertymark says latest data from letting agents suggests rent rises may have peaked - but that could...

19 December 2022

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Rightmove woos agents with personalised marketing videos

Rightmove has created thousands of personalised videos to help letting agency branches highlight this year’s achievements to prospective landlords. The video can...

08 December 2022

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Zero Deposit firm demands code of conduct to stop pressure-selling

One of the leading deposit alternative services has called for a code of conduct to step, amongst other things, alleged pressure...

07 December 2022

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PropTech supplier claims 1,000+ agencies at online product launch

Over 1,000 agents attended an online launch event for a new lettings platform product from PropTech supplier Street Group. Some 150 agents...

22 November 2022

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Rental market cooling according to new Propertymark figures

An average of 85 new applicants were registered per Propertymark member branch in October according to the trade body’s latest lettings...

18 November 2022

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Controversial letting agent’s company sold for undisclosed sum

The lettings agency operated by controversial agent Ajay Jagota has been sold for an undisclosed sum. Jagota set up KIS Lettings with...

01 November 2022

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More lettings reps on beefed up redress panel

One of the two official redress bodies, the Property Redress Scheme, has announced a beefed up advisory panel with a substantial...

25 October 2022

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Three-figure property portfolio acquired by franchise giant

The Cardiff branch of Martin & Co has added almost 100 properties to its portfolio after merging with local independent View...

18 October 2022

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10-branch family-owned agency expands into new territory

A north west England lettings agency has expanded with a swoop on a Preston-based business. Keenans Group has acquired Letting Locations for...

14 October 2022

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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

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PropTech firm branches out into buy to let purchase service

GetGround - which until now has been a service to help landlords form companies - has launched GetProperty, a service guiding...

26 September 2022

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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

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Hats off to independent agency opening its third branch

An independent lettings agency is opening its third bricks-and-mortar branch, under two years after the launch of the business. Hat and Home’s...

16 September 2022

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Going Green - National agency group opens first ‘sustainable branch’

Leaders Romans Group has launched what it claims is its first sustainable branch lettings office.  Its Brighton city centre branch, operating under...

12 September 2022

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Warrant for arrest of letting agent who failed to appear in court

A warrant backed without bail has been issued for the arrest of a lettings agent who failed to appear in court. Gareth Wills...

01 September 2022

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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

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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

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Sold! Lettings book acquired as 40-year-old agency shuts its branches

It’s been reported that the lettings book owned by a long-standing agency has been sold to a rival firm. A message on...

12 August 2022

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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

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Lettings income saves the day for franchise agency brands

The Property Franchise Group says it’s increased the size of its lettings portfolio by around 1,000 units over the past year...

05 August 2022

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Huge agency with 30,000 landlord clients snaps up another chain

Dexters, the London-focussed agency, has snapped up a four-branch chain operating in the capital. Dexters already has 30,000 landlords on its books...

26 July 2022

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High profile lettings chain snapped up by Leaders Romans Group

It’s being reported that a prominent independent agency is to be snapped up by the fast-growing Leader Romans Group. Isle of Wight...

25 July 2022

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New branch opens as franchisees celebrate three years with brand

The franchise owners of a Parkers branch have marked their third year under the brand by opening a second office. Brendan and...

23 June 2022

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New franchise deal offered to agents seeking corporate benefits

Agents running their own businesses but attracted to the advantages of a corporate are being targeted by a new Business Integration...

20 June 2022

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Lettings chief takes over at high-end agency which is still for sale

Historic agency Chestertons has appointed its long-serving lettings chief Richard Davies as its new chief executive. This follows the departure of high...

09 June 2022

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Agents have got it wrong, insists tenants’ activist leader

A leading light in the Generation Rent group is disputing the findings of a Propertymark survey of letting agents.  Agents from businesses...

08 June 2022

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Right To Rent - first digital identity providers approved

Business partners the Post Office and PropTech firm Yoti have become the first certified digital identity service providers to be entitled...

08 June 2022

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Independent agency disappears after acquisition by national brand

Yet another independent agency has disappeared after being acquired by a national brand. The Huddersfield branch of Martin & Co has snapped...

30 May 2022

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