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KEYWORD "Compliance" - 100 RESULTS
Agents encouraged to get mystery shopping analysis of performance

Letting agents are being encouraged to sign up so a mystery shopper can assess their performance. KnowYourMarket, a market research firm in...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property management firm hit with £500,000 health and safety fine

A housing company has been fined £528,000 after an employee repairing a fence post inadvertently struck an underground cable, suffering burns...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand slows as agents warn about unsustainable rent rises

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

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to understand key tenancy agreement differences

A call has gone out from an industry group for letting agents to be sure they know the distinctions between statutory...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Big HMRC fines for agents prompt Anti-Money Laundering guidance

Recent substantial fines issued by HMRC are a harsh reminder to agents to ensure that their Anti-Money Laundering policies are up...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Grow Your Lettings Agency - free webinar this week

Rightmove is hosting a webinar tomorrow for owners and managers of lettings agencies, focused on growing their business to the maximum...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Online firm launches budget “self-service” lettings platform

An online lettings platform claims to have launched the first “end-to-end self-service lettings platform” which could save landlords around £3,800. Hello Neighbour...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Tell Politicians - Stop Arguing and Repair Private Renting

Political parties should stop bickering and instead work together to improve the private rental sector. That’s the view of the Lettings industry...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Managing agent bags hundreds of homes in new deal with L&G

Property management and facilities firm Pinnacle is to become the leading managing agent for Legal & General Affordable Homes. In recent weeks, the...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Agents warned: Don’t be Left Behind when Regulation Comes In

Propertymark is urging agents to get ahead of the curve and be ready for the next big initiative - Regulation.  Propertymark has...

02 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

Expelled! Agency kicked out by Ombudsman for just £1,100

A lettings agency has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme following itsfailure to pay £1,100 out of an adjudicated award...

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

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

From: Breaking News

PropTech-savvy agency doubles portfolio …and explains how

Repairs and maintenance specialist Fixflo is running a webinar examining how one client, Umega, used PropTech to more than double its...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Clampdown - More campaigners back Gove

Countryside campaigning charity CPRE has given a warm welcome to Michael Gove’s clampdown on short lets. Earlier this week Housing Secretary Michael...

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

Gove’s Airbnb Crackdown - Criticism building

There’s growing anger over restrictions on private homeowners using their properties via Airbnb and other short let platforms. Earlier this week Housing...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech player’s latest acquisition in bid to be one stop shop for agents

PropTech player Technology Blueprint Ltd has completed the integration of compliance software firm, CheckDocs.  The move is the first in a series...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical changes to short let laws proposed by Michael Gove

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning announced wholesale changes to planning and regulations surrounding short lets. His proposals include: - planning permission...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile lettings agency chain sets minimum qualification goal

Belvoir Group has linked up with Propertymark in a deal which they say will “help further improve standards and enhance financial...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council attack on private rental sector ‘is next Post Office scandal’ - claim

The excessive enforcement of council rules on private landlords while social housing is so poorly run will be ‘the next Post...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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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Agents risking huge Right To Rent fines - free webinar to help

Propertymark is hosting a webinar where Scott Bailey - policy manager at the Home Office - will answer questions on Right...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Unique lettings agent motivation event scores award success

An event which claims to change the fortunes of letting agents has been recognised by the Professional Speakers Academy. Agent Rainmaker Live...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs controversial Airbnb registration scheme

Letting agents’ body Propertymark is throwing its weight behind a mandatory licensing and registration scheme for short let landlords. Anyone who lets...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Short Lets registration scheme to be introduced

A mandatory short lets registration and licensing scheme is to be introduced in part of the UK, described as a system...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Breaches of tenant data must be taken more seriously by agents - ARLA

ARLA Propertymark has urged letting agents to take breaches of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s  data protection principle regarding GDPR seriously.   The call comes...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Top agent backs industry regulation in 2024 - the more the better

The boss of a prominent UK lettings and property management agency says new regulations planned for the industry are to be...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Foreign ownership property registration scheme hailed a success

A register launched to shed light on overseas property ownership in the UK now has over 30,000 registrations.  The Register of Overseas...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Will 2024 see the end of private rental sector licensing?

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given what some commentators have interpreted as a sign that private rental sector licensing from councils...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Timetables demanded for smoke alarm and electrical safety changes

Propertymark has responded to two consultations on the proposals to introduce electrical safety standards and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents list major problems with Renters Reform Bill

Propertymark has set out its pro-agency position on a range of issues contained in the Renters Reform Bill, currently trundling through...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How investing in a CRM is the best way to NTS compliance

I think we can all agree that the National Trading Standards Material Information reforms are a good thing for the property...

06 December 2023

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Lettings agents urged to use webinars to keep up with compliance issues

Sally Lawson of Agent Rainmaker writes: Online information sessions are a vital way to network with landlords and showcase your expertise. That’s what...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir agents have access to private rental licensing data

Franchise giant Belvoir is the latest agency group to sign a deal with geospatial technology firm Kamma. The partnership will offer all...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards links with Rightmove for CPR training for agents

Rightmove has teamed up with the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team to create a new course on compliance...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech: yet another coup for fast-growing licensing platform

PropTech firm Kamma - which specialises in information about landlord licensing - has inked another partnership. This latest link is with Goodlord.  Kamma’s...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

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

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

PropTech boss makes 22 amendments to Renters Reform Bill

A leading PropTech entrepreneur has written to MPs outlining detailed plans that he believes would ensure the controversial Renters Reform Bill...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians want to take ‘harder line’ with rogue agents

Harlow council says it wants to take a harder line against agents and landlords who knowingly let unsafe and substandard properties...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Reapit’s new PropTech deal pledges to cut through licensing red tape

Reapit has inked a deal with fast-expanding PropTech service Kamma to automate information about private rental sector council licensing. This year is...

19 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

Pooled Client Accounts - Government admits problem with banks

It looks as if the government is accepting that there is a problem with how banks treat Pooled Client Accounts -...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Leading agent angry over licensing lack of communications

A high profile lettings agent has written to his local council seeking information about an Additional Licensing scheme which has expired...

04 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

New support helpline opens for ARLA Propertymark members

Propertymark is introducing a new dedicated Lettings Helpline for ARLA members in England and Wales.  Until now Propertymark has provided members with access...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

“Heavy Handed Banks” slammed for pooled client account crisis

Propertymark has responded to an HM Treasury consultation on anti-money laundering processes - and in doing so it’s slammed “heavy handed...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning: Document review process essential for agency compliance

It’s vital for agents to have a process in place to check documentation received at their office, to avoid potential claims.  This...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove and Propertymark conference collaboration kicks off

Propertymark kicks off its regional conference campaign this week - the start of a programme that’s doubled in size this year. Across...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir’s new mortgage deals aim to boost property franchises

Belvoir has snapped up a regional mortgage provider for £1m. It’s acquired MAB (South West) Ltd and follows the earlier acquisition of...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Alternative agents trade body to ARLA claims record membership

The UK Association of Letting Agents says it now has a record membership of 1,200. UKALA describes itself as “a professional association...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla gives Alto agents a new Marketplace product

Alto, Zoopla’s cloud-based software product, has announced a marketplace product allowing agents to self-serve and activate Proptech partner integrations within the...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Not Good Enough! Property Ombudsman criticises private rental quality

New figures released this morning from The Property Ombudsman show that the overwhelming number of disputes in the past year involved...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove training blitz for agents via new Hub tool

Rightmove has launched a new tool to help agencies manage Rightmove training and make the most of the ever-growing range of...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency builds HMO for Guaranteed Rent service

Elliot Leigh - an agency that is the largest guaranteed rent provider in London and Essex - has completed phase one...

31 July 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

Treasury ponders different anti-money laundering systems

HM Treasury has published a consultation on reform of the anti-money laundering supervisory system, giving four options. Currently the supervisory system is...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency celebrates quartet of qualified staff and ARLA members

Newcastle-based lettings agency Seekers has successfully qualified a further four members of staff and funded their membership of ARLA Propertymark. The four...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Fines for agents rise rise steeply as AML clampdown kicks in

The average Anti-Money Laundering fine issued to estate agents for non-compliance in 2022-23 is almost half as large again as in...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark’s plan to curb economic crime in our industry

Propertymark has put forward a six-point plan to slash economic crime in the property sector. The trade body says a series of...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents hit with record licensing fines says PropTech firm

London letting agents and landlords have so far been hit with more than £900,000 in fines in the first half of...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Avoid the stress of an annual accountants’ report ... by not doing one!

We compare traditional methods of client money account inspections by an accountant to the alternative Client Money HealthCheck. But first, let’s clarify...

04 July 2023

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Agents' Teach-In Month - Webinars begin tomorrow

Tomorrow sees the start of a month of webinars hosted by Rightmove to help agents understand compliance changes and how they...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative service announces major new partnership

Deposit alternative service flatfair has announced that its the first to integrate with The DPS. The integration will mean flatfair can offer...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Cost of compliance with new EPC rules will be huge

A new assessment of the average cost to a UK property owner of improving their EPC rating suggests it’s soared to...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC ready to pounce on agents, claims ex-police AML expert

Anti-money laundering consultancy FCS Compliance has announced its latest Webinar for agents using Rightmove. And with it comes a warning that the...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How To Convert from Let-Only to Fully Managed

What objections are you hearing when you try and convert let-only landlords to fully-managed? Because the latest figures show just 18 per...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - webinar teach-in for agents

There’s another free webinar for agents to learn about the Renters Reform Bill next week. This one is organised by lettings-focussed PropTech...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Key reasons why agents use IT revealed by PropTech survey

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

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings guru leads online teach-in about Renters Reform Bill

Agents wanting to get to grips with the Renters Reform Act are invited to a learning webinar hosted by Rightmove. It’s at...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents offered white label training and qualifications

Online training and qualifications provider The Able Agent is launching a new white label training platform. The ‘In-House by the Able Agent’...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Law service takes swipe at “incompetent letting agents”

Landlords are urged to be cautious and do extensive research before signing up to a letting agent in the face of...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents key to reassuring high-rise tenants on fire safety - claim

Letting agents have a key role in ensuring updated fire safety regulations really do improve standards for tenants in taller buildings. That’s...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

This is how agents will have to use the new Landlords Database

Propertymark has given an insight into how letting agents are likely to be expected to use a new Landlords Database. The database...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons beefs up compliance with new PropTech partnership

Foxtons is to give its agents access to a compliance management and checking service. Fran Giltinan, Managing Director - Property Management &...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief insists Renters Reform Bill is not anti-landlord

The controversial Renters Reform Bill is not the anti-landlord charter that some in the h system claim it to be. That’s the...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark adds well known PropTech name to supplier list

Propertymark has added inspection and 360° tour software provider Inventory Hive to its industry supplier list. Jason Lee, commercial manager at Propertymark,...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Ex-Countrywide and LRG personnel launch compliance service

Two former agents with experience between them of major players such as Countrywide, Leaders Romans and LSL have set up a...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Inventories to become key as fire rules tighten further - claim

A trade body says inventories are set to play an increasingly important role in the private rental sector as fire regulations...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Student activists allege high incidence of damp and mould

An activist group claims that 54 per cent of students are currently living with damp and mould. The group - Students Organising...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech may help agents overcome client account crisis - claim

The Guild of Property Professionals says PropTech may be the answer to the ongoing problem with client accounts. Since 2019 many banks...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Expelled! Rogue agents expelled from Property Redress Scheme

The Property Redress Scheme, one of two government-approved redress services, has produced a list of recently-expelled agencies. All agencies must be a...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Compliance expert slams unnamed non-compliant agents

A compliance expert is criticising unnamed agencies for risking fines “and wasting time and money” by relying on inadequate compliance reporting...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket Software adds e-signatures to lets platform

PropTech provider OnTheMarket Software has integrated a digital e-signature service, Finch, into its TecLet platform.  The integration within TecLet claims to save...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

5 Reasons to outsource your client accounting

As a dedicated letting agent, or estate agent with a lettings portfolio, you already have a lot on your plate. Managing...

18 April 2023

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Agencies risk Reputational Damage - new warning to industry

Lettings agencies which rely on manual means of verification are risking repetitional damage caused by anti-money laundering regulations, a digital compliance...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New date set for revised fire regs for some rental units

New legal provisions within Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 that form the latest part of the Home Office's...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents in the frame as fraud compliance measures beefed up

Corrupt elites and criminal gangs who abuse the property and financial sectors will be identified and stripped of their cash, the...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Shamplina leads lettings forum at Propertymark extravaganza

Paul Shamplina, the chief commercial officer at Landlord Action and arguably the biggest name in the lettings sector today, is to...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Glittering event honours franchise success stories

Franchise giant Belvoir has once again held a lavish annual conference and awards event. Sponsored by iamproperty, Let Alliance and PayProp, the...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Scare Tactic or Sound Advice? Compliance warning to agents

A company in the identity verification sector is warning that anti-money laundering checks are set to reach a new intensity in...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech start-up wants to fix “broken” rental sector

A PropTech startup called EVO is claiming to revolutionise repairs and maintenance in the “broken” rented housing sector. EVO says it connects...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Reverse anti-landlord policies, top agency tells government

A lettings agency says it’s vital that the government reconsiders the new laws and regulations seen as attacking landlords. The Leaders Romans...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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