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Key industry supplier names ex-housing chief as chairperson

The Tenancy Deposit Service, the provider of tenancy deposit protection and dispute resolution services, has appointed Fay Selvan as its new...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

I’m Making You An Offer! - PropTech in Dragons Den-style pitch

A major technology programme has secured what it calls “a landmark co-investment partnership” with Propertymark and the Tenancy Deposit Service group.  And...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents should help “hard-pressed tenants” urges industry figure

A deposit alternative company is calling on agents to help tenants save an average of £1,000 on up-front costs. Flatfair chief executive...

04 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

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

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

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Family-owned agency signs up to deposit alternative supplier

Family-owned agency Boydens has signed a deal to offer deposit alternative service Reposit to landlord clients. Paul Buck, a representative of Boydens,...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Most would-be buyers say they cannot afford an open-market home

A survey from property portal Share to Buy suggests that over three quarters of buyers believe they cannot afford to purchase...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech sector gives a thumbs down to lacklustre Budget

The PropTech sector has mostly agreed with the rest of the industry in its view on yesterday’s Budget - that it...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Letting agents demand mortgage lenders cut rates to help market

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

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry supplier claims sharp spike in arrears

Data released from Reposit, a deposit alternative service, reveals what it calls “a concerning surge in rent arrears” during the final...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech: New Lettings Progression function for agents - and soon

Alto says it’s introducing new Lettings Progression functionality which will roll out in the first half of this year - so...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Beware 1% Deposits - Knight Frank lays into government

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

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto announces link-up with deposit alternative supplier

Agency software service Alto has announced a new integration with Zero Deposit.  Research by Zero Deposit shows that 65 per cent of...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Starmer insists Awaab’s Law will be extended to private rental sector

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer has confirmed that Awaab’s Law - putting a strict timescale on urgent repairs being done -...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks boss slams Tories in unexpected attack

While most agents remain relatively tight lipped about party politics, the chief executive of Purplebricks has said the Tories should take...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile supplier restructures and renames

One of the highest profile groups in the private rental sector supplier space - Hamilton Fraser - is restructuring. In future the...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent controls and EPC laws must be discussed with agents - Propertymark

Scottish councils must engage with letting agents and landlords if radical rental reforms have any chance of working. Propertymark argues that the...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Over-50 year old first time buyers show significant increase

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Is the government deliberately delaying the Renters Reform Bill?

The long-awaited Third Reading of the controversial Renters Reform Bill will not happen this week according to the Leader of the...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents List Radical Changes needed to Renters Reform Bill

Propertymark's latest research report suggests some letting agents want radical changes to the Renters Reform Bill now going through Parliament.  The aim...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency enters partnership with deposit alternative service

Reposit is the latest deposit alternative service to announce strategic partnerships with agencies - the latest signings are Symonds & Sampson,...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Row over government bid to turn renters into first time buyers

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

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Most competitive locations for letting agents revealed by research

A new analysis shows that - unsurprisingly - London remains the most competitive region for letting agents, having seen the largest...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants itemise top three priorities in new survey

A survey by one of the industry’s deposit alternative services, flatfair, shows that - unsurprisingly - over 61 per cent rank...

12 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

Knight Frank warns that Rwanda controversy could force early election

Knight Frank has taken the unusual step of warning that Tory splits over Rwanda and immigration could force an early election...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry figure backs Renters Reform Bill  pets policy

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

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget date revealed as Gove hints at new housing policies

The date has been set for the Spring Budget - the last before the General Election.  It’s to be on Wednesday March...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rural tenants hit hardest by rent rises caused by stock shortage

Private sector tenants in rural areas are facing the brunt of growing rents, according to new research. Whilst some measures suggest tenants...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Changing face of Private Rental Sector revealed by new survey

A survey of more than 1,000 landlords in the Deposit Protection Service shows the scale of change in the private rental...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Many renters will be Home Alone this Christmas

A survey suggests that a third of UK tenants who plan to spend Christmas in their rental property will be alone.  A...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting Agent Thief sentenced after stealing over £128,000

A thieving lettings agent stole over £128,000 which should have gone to landlord clients - and with it she funded an...

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

From: Sponsored Content

Rent rises outstrip inflation in every part of the UK - new figures

Latest data from The Deposit Protection Service suggests rents have risen faster than inflation over the past year. The organisation’s Rent Index...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Bills Included - most tenants want all-inclusive charges

A survey over 2,400 tenants has found that 55 per cent would prefer to have their utility bills included within the...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells launches rent-to-buy scheme to shift new build flats

Connells has launched what it calls a “pioneering” Rent to Buy scheme to shift apartments in a 163-unit scheme. The agency likens...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Gary Wright - flatfair Chief Executive Officer

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Gary Wright - Chief Executive Officer. What is flatfair and what...

13 November 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Tenants worrying more over affordability, claims deposit alternative

A deposit alternative service claims online searches by tenants reflect increased uncertainty over affordability. Deposit alternatives are under scrutiny at the moment...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ queries pour in to fast-expanding Lettings Helpline

Propertymark is hailing its new Lettings Helpline as a success, just a month after it launched. In that four week period the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New ‘Rent Then Buy’ scheme aims to woo tenants into ownership

David Wilson Homes has launched a scheme where prospective buyers who can muster a 2.5 per cent deposit can reserve a...

02 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

From: Sponsored Content

Tenant sues lettings agent for failing to protect deposit

A tenant is reported to have sued a lettings agency after its alleged failure to return his £375 deposit. The Get Surrey...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Supply Drought - cheaper sector of market is worst affected

The cheapest end of the rental market is under-supplied and overly competitive, a deposit alternative service claims. The provider - Zero Deposit...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

London tenants pay high average deposits, claims supplier

One of the players in the controversial Deposit Alternative field is stepping up its case for this kind of service to...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Typical rental deposit shows big increase over just three months

The average cash deposit of five weeks rent rose by four per cent over the last quarter from £1,217 at the...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Government may change rules governing Pooled Client Accounts

A government minister has pledged to act on the threat to lettings agents posed by banks acting against pooled client accounts. Many...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Sponsored Content

Build To Rent ‘may get favourable treatment’ on rent legislation

A controversial consultation document about rent controls is proposing that Build To Rent operators be exempt from the caps which may...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fined for bullying tenants it wanted to illegally evict

Media reports in Brighton say that a lettings agency which serve tenants with illegal eviction notices and unjustified legal threats has...

10 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

Rent Control proposals slammed by prominent industry commentator

Proposals for rent controls made in a government consultation document have been slammed by a prominent industry commentator and PropTech entrepreneur. The...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Parents and Pet Owners Pay More for Renting - claim

Parents and pet owners are paying as much as £460 per month more for rent and bills, it’s claimed. The claim comes...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Where Rents Have Risen 41% in Five Years

Tenants in Bristol are paying 41 per cent more for a rental property than they did just five years ago, it...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ and tenants’ money lost in agency administration

Thousands of pounds of landlords’ money may be lost as a result of the administration of high-profile London lettings agency Douglas...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Young tenants delay life-changing decisions while renting

Young couples are delaying marriage and starting families until they get out of the rental sector, research by Yorkshire Building Society...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Emma Parsons, Head of Partnership Development at flatfair

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Emma Parsons, Head of Partnership Development What is flatfair and what...

25 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Deposit Alternative firm claims tenants need multiple finance sources

A deposit alternative service says increasing numbers of renters need multiple sources of funding for traditional deposits. Zero Deposit says its survey...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative chief says tenants face “incredible challenge”

The average rental deposit in the UK is now £1,434, based on the requirement that a deposit is set at up...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Annalese Walmsley - Commercial Director at flatfair

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Annalese Walmsley - Commercial Director at flatfair What is flatfair and...

07 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Agency says tenants are ‘trapped’ by shortage of choice

An agency’s survey of tenants reveals that three quarters feel ‘trapped’ because of the lack of choice in the private rental...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Controversy surrounds Deposit Alternative schemes as probe begins

The Competition and Markets Authority’s in depth investigation into the controversial deposit alternative concept has been welcomed by one of the...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Growing family cash help to lift buyers out of rental sector

Financial support from family members - not just parents - is expected to help fund 318,400 housing transactions in 2023, according...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Siblings join parents in helping first time buyers quit rental market

New analysis reveals that other family members beyond parents are increasingly lending their financial support to first-time buyers.   So far this year...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Watchdog to Probe Five Issues Involving Agents and Landlords

The Competitioin and Markets Authority is to probe five activities involving letting agents and landlords and their responsibilities to private tenants. Sarah...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative growth shows greater acceptance by agents - claim

Reposit has increased the number of agencies offering its deposit alternative product.   This increase in agent customers comes as Reposit reports growth...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Fake Agents and Landlords - renters face fraud threats online

New figures suggest soaring numbers of tenants are at risk from criminals taking advantage of the tough rental market. Scammers place fake...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renting cheaper than mortgages for first time in 13 years

Zoopla’s research team says the rise in mortgage interest rates means it’s now cheaper to rent than to buy for the...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Forever - the Guppies have Given Up on Property

A personal finance expert has revealed that a new group which he calls Guppies are reconciled to possibly renting forever. Alan Davison,...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Client Account Closures - another lettings body demands action

A second lettings sector body is demanding government action over the problem of client account closures. Accreditation service Safeagent says the government...

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

Soaring first time buyer deposits likely to trigger more rental demand

New figures showing the growing size of first time buyer deposits suggest that many would-be purchasers will be staying with the...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Latest rate rise ‘could light a rocket under UK housing market’

The US central bank has raised interest rates to the highest level in 22 years - even though inflation in that...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Kicked Out! Redress scheme expels five rogue agencies

The Property Redress Scheme has released its latest list of expelled agents - mostly for rental misdemeanours and/or failure to pay...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Threat of pets in lets shows need for inventories - claim

The increasing likelihood that the private rental sector will be obliged to allow more pets into lets simply demonstrates the need...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property company boss hit by big fine six years after offences

A property firm which admitted misleading tenants on their rights and threatening them to leave has been ordered to pay £8,000. Four...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property company boss “threatening tenants to leave”

A property company director who admitted misleading tenants on their rights and threatening them to leave has been ordered to pay...

10 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

From: Sponsored Content

PropTech Bonanza as new lettings integrations announced today

Proptech firm The Lettings Hub has launched a trio of integrations - with Reapit, Home Telecom, and Live Chat software Tawk. Reapit...

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

Bring back Help To Buy to combat soaring rents - legal call

A prominent property law consultancy wants Help To Buy, or similar schemes, to be resurrected.  Dutton Gregory Solicitors says that with the...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants selected for building society’s unique rental scheme

The Cambridge Building Society has selected two tenants by ballot to receive up to 70 per cent of their rent back...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Insurer woos tenants with monthly subscription model

General insurance platform provider Paymentshield has launched a rolling subscription model for tenants’ contents insurance. Now tenants pay for their contents cover...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Banned! Fraudster lettings agent jailed and cannot be a director

Trading Standards has stopped a lettings agency owner from being a company director after he defrauded customers by over £80,000. Francis Smart,...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Grudging support for agents strictly observing Fees Ban

A campaign group of activists says there have been only “few reports of dodgy behaviour” by agents and landlords in the...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental market set to benefit as buyers hit by cost woes

The rental market is set to benefit from a surge in potential buyers putting their purchase plans on hold. Data from NerdWallet...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove links all stages of letting process on one platform

Rightmove has launched the first rollout phase of products for agents, described as linking the rental journey from advertising and receiving...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Building Society opens applications for unique rental scheme

The Cambridge Building Society has opened applications for its unique Rent to Home scheme. Last month it announced that it had invested...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property company boss rubbishes 100% mortgage help for tenants

A company that tries to encourage people to buy a home in ‘chunks’ says few first time buyers are interested in...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Faster and more secure tenant referencing pledge by supplier

PropTech rental platform  Goodlord has partnered with an open banking platform to enhance its tenant referencing service. Goodlord, which first integrated open...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - Bank of England reveals latest decision

The Bank of England has announced its latest decision on base rate. This has been increased by 0.25 per cent to 4.5...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Third of tenants must borrow to raise rental deposits - survey

Nearly a third of tenants are borrowing money to fund a cash deposit, a survey claims. A poll of 1,000 current renters...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Details emerge of 100% mortgage aimed at renters

Renters are being offered a 100 per cent mortgage by the Skipton Building Society - the first time such a product...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

High rents push more first timers into buying - claim

The property market could be emerging from the downturn, Zoopla says.  Annual house price growth remains just 3.0 per cent according to...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the 414-page end-of-tenancy check out report

A property management firm says it recently compiled a check-out report for a property which was 414 pages in total. The property...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Newspaper names agency in middle of high profile mould dispute

An online newspaper has named the lettings agency at the heart of a high profile dispute with tenants over mould. The i...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech News - new products and announcements for agents

After nine years with the business, Goodlord co-founder Tom Mundy has stepped down as chief operating officer. An official statement from...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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