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KEYWORD "Chester" - 102 RESULTS
Propertymark to lobby all new housing ministers

Propertymark says it’s contacting all the appropriate new ministers over the summer to trigger an engagement process so agents’ voices can...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Another regional agency falls to Lomond’s acquisition programme

Lomond has announced its 58th acquisition - that of an agency with lettings in Derby, Burton and Chesterfield.  Its latest acquisition of...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors launch attack on unruly behaviour in Airbnbs

The BBC is reporting that councillors in Manchester have launched a series of attacks on users of Airbnb and other short...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Five agencies win ‘Let Of The Year’ awards

Property data consultancy LonRes has named five winners in its so-called ‘Let Of The Year’ awards. The London-focussed consultancy has revealed the...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent provider hits 1,000-home milestone

Build To Rent provider Sigma Capital and house builder Kellen Homes have hit the 1,000 home milestone in Greater Manchester in...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

HMO sales agency begins UK-wide roll out in four cities

HMO Sales Expert, a 2024 start-up, has launched a UK-wide partnership programme. It’s commenced with Plymouth, Doncaster, Leicester, and Peterborough, and later...

24 June 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

Airbnb and Short Let Boom may be over says agency chief

A lettings agency director is suggesting the short lets boom may be over. Marc von Grundherr, director of Benham and Reeves, says...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent provider claims record breaking rental unit growth

Build To Rent provider Sigma Capital says it’s enjoyed a record breaking period of growth. Over 2023 and so far in 2024...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Most homes cheaper to rent than buy, even with large deposit

A third of homes currently for sale can be bought with a mortgage and monthly repayments that cost less than the...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

50,000 student rental beds in the pipeline - agency figures

Investment in UK purpose-built student accommodation in the first quarter of 2024 has been described as “robust.” A total of 21 transactions...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

For Sale! Agency with 42,500 units under management

It's reported that the Lomond estate agency group, which is heavily backed by private equity and which has expanded through serial...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise chain launches campaign for new recruits

Winkworth has appointed an ex-Chestertons and ex-Strutt and Parker industry figure to recruit new offices to the agency’s network. Chris Brand, who...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

City Build To Rent Schemes - two new announcements

Developer Beech Holdings has secured planning permission for its luxury development of Build To Rent apartments in Sheffield. Sheffield Gardens will include...

17 April 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

Regional Property Awards - the search is on

The search for the best of the property industry is underway as nominations are now open for the 2024 Variety North...

09 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

Phil Spencer asks: Should Agents Manage Short Let Properties?

It’s not easy for anyone - even professionals like lettings and estate agents - to keep up with the blizzard of...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Over £2,150 pcm for new Build To Rent scheme - and it’s outside London

A new Build To Rent scheme launches in Manchester this summer with the first residents moving in during June. The Castings is...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency warns of 10% rent slump as supply shows sharp rise

Latest data from agency Chestertons reveals a 125 per cent increase in the number of landlords choosing to reduce asking rents...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor’s ‘higher rental standards’ charter backed by agents

Propertymark has pledged its support for the Good Landlord Charter initiated by Labour Mayor Andy Burnham but has urged for greater...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter demands radical changes to Renters Reform Bill

Shelter is asking for public support for radical changes to the Renters Reform Bill, now going through Parliament. The campaigning charity is...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Top UK cities for 2024 rental potential revealed by industry supplier

Aldermore has named Bristol, as the best city for landlords to invest in for 2024.  Manchester, Coventry, Brighton and London make up...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Huge rise in rental stock in London prompts rent falls says top agency

London landlords have started the new year by dropping their rents according to lettings agency Chestertons, whose data suggests that there...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond announces another regional rental portfolio acquisition

Lomond has snapped up another rental portfolio. It’s been acquired from the Rendall & Rittner Sales & Letting agency which had a...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent investment rockets, focussed on major cities

The latest Build To Rent report prepared by lettings agency Savills claims 2023 saw a total of £4.5 billion of investment...

01 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

Council sets up own agency to let and manage private rentals

Winchester council is setting up its own agency to let and manage privately rented homes. Venta Living pledges to provide “high quality,...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

End of ‘Covid tenancies’ boosts rental supply - agency’s analysis

There are more rental properties for tenants to choose from than any other time since Covid, according to London estate agency...

18 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

Self-employed agency marks major expansion into rentals

Self employed agency brand Harding Green, which majors on London and prime country markets, says it’s grown significantly in the lettings...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Lettings agency snapped up by Chestertons parent company

The company which acquired London-focussed agency Chestertons in October has now snapped up another lettings and sales operation. This latest purchase is...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More acquisitions in 2024 says fast-growing agency group

Lomond has announced one more acquisition in the North West of England - the 17th it has completed in the region...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Shocking rent rises now a thing of the past says Zoopla

The scale of rent rises has peaked with future increases likely to be smaller, says Zoopla. The portal’s latest report into the...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency Consolidation - another small independent snapped up by growing firm

Lomond has snapped up another small lettings agency - its fifth acquisition in as many weeks. It’s purchased Sussex-based Howard & Co...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental growth to slow as supply catches up with demand

An agency has issued its rental market forecast for 2024. Chestertons says rents are forecast to have increased by 6.5 per cent...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Bidding Wars soar as tenants compete for dwindling supply

It’s claimed that as many as one in five tenants has lost out in a rental bidding war during the last...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Sell Off - agency reports hundreds of thousands sold

The share of homes sold by a landlord in Britain has fallen from 15.7 per cent last year to 14.0 per...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock figures claim to show scale of mould on rental properties

Some 48 per cent of tenants are currently living with one or more housing disrepair issues, it’s being claimed. The problems include...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Chief executive takes credit for Foxtons dramatic turnaround

The chief executive of Foxtons, who has been in the job exactly one year, now claims the company has enjoyed “incredible...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Some landlords cutting rents as tenant demand eases at last

London-focused agency Chestertons says it’s enjoyed a record month for lettings. This was driven by increasing demand for short-term rentals from business...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Louis Musgrove - Group Managing Director at Southernbrook Lettings

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Louis Musgrove – Group Managing Director   What is Southernbrook Lettings and...

12 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Letting agents accused of “profiteering” rent rises

A new manifesto calling for rent controls and a raft of other measures is accusing the current rent rises of being...

06 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

UK accommodation platform links with Scandi tech firm

A Manchester-based company which runs what it calls “an instant booking student accommodation marketplace” has joined forces with Norwegian tech firm...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Another small rental portfolio snapped up by Lomond

Lomond has acquired the rental portfolio of a lettings agency operating in Greater Manchester.   Lomond snapped up the lettings book of Harvey...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

High end agency relocates to arcade in new development

Strutt & Parker’s Chester operation has become the second tenant in an arcade within a new development in the city. Strutt &...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boasts of “prime trophy HQ” with concierge and roof terrace

The historic Cluttons agency has moved its London office HQ to what it calls “a new prime trophy building.” It’s taken a...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New branch opens for Connells high end brand

Connells’ high end brand John D Wood & Co. Is opening of a new office in Winchester, Hampshire. It occupies a stone-built...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Swathes of England and Wales becoming less affordable - claim

Almost a quarter of England and Wales will become less affordable to buyers by 2025, it’s been claimed. The findings - from...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s now a tenants’ market in London, claims major agency

Chestertons’ latest data on London’s rental market reveals that there were 39 per cent more rental properties on the market in...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental firm’s big fine for repair failures on five storey block

The company which owned and was responsible for a five-storey block of rented flats in Bridlington has been ordered to pay...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals “ground breaking partnership” between licensees

Fine & Country has announced what it calls “a ground-breaking partnership” between licencees Jonathan Handford and Sean Newman and Jack Rees...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New Property Awards event announced for this autumn

A new northern version of a popular property awards ceremony makes its debut this autumn. The North West PROPS, a northern-focused version...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank names agency to manage its private rental stock

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the lettings agency chain that it wants to look after its upcoming Build To Rent units. The...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank announces latest private rental sector initiative

Details have been given of Lloyds Bank’s latest dive into the Build To Rent market. Its BTR arm, Citra, has acquired 49...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Agency wins big corporate contract in Build To Rent niche

Manchester-based lettings agency Ascend Properties has consolidated its role in the single-family Build To Rent niche with its appointment by investment...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England reveals latest interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has announced its decision on base rate. It will rise by 0.25 per cent to...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Leading agency bosses to star in portal podcast for movers

Prominent figures from Foxtons and Chestertons are amongst the agency leaders featured on a new six-part podcast series from OnTheMarket.  Hosted by...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb “nightmare” as residents complain about short let parties

A planning committee meeting discussion on an application for 100 new apartments in Manchester turned into a forum for complaints about...

01 August 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

Agency woos high-end clients with refurbished new office

High profile regional lettings and sales agency Gascoigne Halman has unveiled a fresh new look at its Alderley Edge office. The agency...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Rebrand for corporate and leisure short lets company

Chester-based Residential Estates, established over 30 years ago, has been rebranded as Guestz.  The firm says it’s from a local lettings and...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

High profile agency completes third acquisition of 2023

London-focussed lettings and sales agency Chestertons has announced its second acquisition in six weeks and third of the year, having snapped...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Busy summer lettings season kicks off - soaring agency figures

Latest data from London-focussed lettings agency Chestertons confirms that the traditionally busy ‘summer season’ has kicked off. In June some 19 per...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief says market isn’t working “for anyone”

Rents continue to soar across the UK according to data released by flatshare website SpareRoom.  It says average UK room rents were...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

New marketing chief for high profile lettings agency

Chestertons, one of London’s largest lettings and sale s agencies, has appointed Giles Milner as its first chief marketing officer. Having worked...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Fraudster agent must repay £123,000 or face more jail time

A fraudster lettings agent must repay £122,922.68 to her old firm within three months - or face yet more time in...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents edge above long term ratio to earnings says Zoopla

Typical UK rents now account for 28.3 per cent of average pre-tax earnings - slightly above the 10-year average of 27...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

One city loses 1,500 rental homes to Airbnb - claim

A newspaper is reporting that almost 1,500 homes which could be used for long-term mainstream rentals have been ‘lost’ to short...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - most common lies on rental applications

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

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Historic agency snaps up independent boutique property firm

Chestertons - London’s oldest estate agency which is itself up for sale - has snapped up a small independent. It has acquired...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Strong rental prospects in cities tipped for long-term growth

Two cities have been identified as the UK’s highest-growth cities across multiple property sectors over the next 10 years, according to...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock forecast of 20% rent rises in coming months

A senior director at Chestertons, one of London’s largest lettings agencies, has warned that tenants in the capital will face an...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

More Airbnbs than families on waiting lists - claim

A news service claims that in many UK cities there are now more entire homes listed on Airbnb than there are...

03 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

Big rise in tenant demand in just a month reports agency

London’s rental season is gathering pace according to Chestertons, which says 15 per cent more tenants entered the market in March...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking rents drop as agents and landlords compete for tenants

A lettings agency says an improvement in stock levels is allowing negotiations on rent levels between landlords and tenants. London-focused agency Chestertons...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental demand eases but tourist hotspot see dramatic rise

Cornwall is the hottest spot in the rental market, not only home to the highest level of tenant demand, but also...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tragic case of agent who stole cash to clear son’s drug debt

A lettings agency manager stole nearly £140,000 from her company to help clear her son’s drug debt. Wendy Dare, 57, is now...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Boutique agency snapped up by historic London company

Chestertons, one of London’s oldest and largest estate agencies, has snapped the letting and management business of Henry & James, described...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Renters quit big city centres in search of lower rent locations

Rightmove says growing numbers of renters are leaving Britain’s cities to find a cheaper place to live or to get more...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons relying on lettings for revenue as brand is reshaped

Foxtons’ latest trading statement suggests that it’s heavily reliant on lettings revenue as the sales market stutters and the whole company...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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