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KEYWORD "Directors" - 99 RESULTS
Banned - rogue agents disqualified for abusing Covid loan scheme

The husband-and-wife directors of a Cornish lettings and estate agency have been disqualified from being company directors for a combined 12...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

All change for Build To Rent as trade group reconstitutes board

The trade body representing the Build To Rent industry wants to recruit people from that sector to sit in its board. The...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Expansion for well known London lettings and sales brand

London lettings agency Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward is expanding with the opening of a new branch in the centre of Camberwell. Anthony...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Acquisition of agency network, 60 staff and 1,100 lettings portfolio

An agency has snapped up a substantial regional firm involving 60 staff, 1,100 properties under management, as well as commercial, new...

17 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

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

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

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New chair revealed for long-standing lettings industry group

safeagent, the UK’s largest not-for-profit accreditation scheme for lettings and management agents, has appointed John Midgley as chair of its board...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s backdoor bid to regulate lettings and estate agents at last

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Covid Fraud - property company bosses given suspended sentences

Two property company bosses have been sentenced following an Insolvency Service investigation which found they had abused a £30,000 Bounce Back...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

ARLA agent is new head of Experts In Property

It’s all change for a regional agents’ group which has announced a new chair and new directors. Cornwall-based former estate agent Steve...

12 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

Agency makes fifth lettings acquisition of the year

Midlands-based land and property company Sheldon Bosley Knight has made another lettings acquisition - its fifth in 2023. Leicestershire-based Andrew Granger &...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Scams expert joins board of The Property Ombudsman

The Head of the National Trading Standards Scams Team is one of two new non-executive directors at The Property Ombudsman. Louise Baxter...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Indian investors to be wooed by London agency-developer partnership

A London-focused lettings agency is partnering with Barratt London to encourage Indian investors. Barratt London, with 40 years’ experience in the capital...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

‘Inspiring’ franchisee takes control of his fourth branch

Belvoir franchisee Lloyd Rumbold has completed on the acquisition of Belvoir West Bridgford, adding a fourth franchise to his portfolio of...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New appointment beefs up lettings input to agency group

South East property group Beresfords has appointed Bernadette Barcham to its Board of Directors.  A statement from the firm says the move...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings the only bright spot as agency chain issues profits warning

The directors of Winkworth are warning shareholders of a challenging period thanks to higher and faster-raising interest rates - with only...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snapped up to create total of 40 offices

An independent agency with a lettings portfolio of 400 units has been snapped up by franchise holders in the Newton Fallowell...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart announces key lettings appointments

Spicerhaart Lettings has expanded expands its property management division with two key appointments. Natalie Giles has been appointed as the new Property...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebrand and new name for second generation family lets firm

Grosvenor Billinghurst, the Surrey lettings agency that serves the towns and surrounding areas of Cobham, Claygate and Hinchley Wood, is now...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of thousands of pounds for agency whistleblowers

The Competition and Markets Authority is beefing up its enforcement work against illegal cartels and offering a reward of up to...

08 June 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

Historic agency launches new state-of-the-art branch

A Midlands-based agency is celebrating its 180th year with the opening of a new flagship office. Sheldon Bosley Knight has launched the...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Wanted: Agents to be directors and chair of Propertymark

Propertymark wants letting agents to join its leadership team and ambassadorial positions. The trade body says it is seeking new directors for...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

One-in-eight Purplebricks staff ‘to lose jobs this week’

Purplebricks is set to cut 10 per cent of its staff within hours according to The Times. The company is reportedly laying...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Monthly networking dinner arranged for letting agents

Independent lettings agents are being invited to book a place at a monthly networking dinner organised by an agency in Essex.  Matt...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks Crunch Day - chairman survives key vote

Purplebricks chairman Paul Pindar has survived a challenge from a rebel investor - but shareholders appear split.  A company general meeting -...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Claims against Purplebricks for lettings problems could exceed £5m

Purplebricks has detailed the price it is paying for a lettings compliance blunder first spotted last year. It predicts that, at worst,...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

“Landmark” CMP ruling sees huge fine for lettings agency

Trading Standards is describing a penalty imposed on a London letting agent as “a landmark” after the company failed to comply...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Experienced hands drafted in to avoid future Purplebricks blunders

More ‘old’ new faces have been drafted in to Purplebricks in a bid to improve its compliance and market performance. Last month...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boss threatened team with violence - gets suspended sentence

The former director of a lettings agency has received a suspended jail sentence for making threats of violence against ex-colleagues in...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Client Accounting - Risks and Rewards of Outsourcing

The two main reasons that an agency decides to outsource are to reduce costs and to have the ability to focus...

01 August 2022

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Referencing to suit your needs, from FCC Paragon

Since the Tenant Fees Act ban came into force, agents have been responsible for covering tenancy referencing costs, whether that’s by...

22 June 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Rent Controls - body discussing implementation recruits top agency figure

A Parliamentary group currently investigating the possible implementation of rent controls is to be joined by a senior figure from Propertymark. The...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Client Accounting – Why Outsource?

The two main reasons that an agency decides to outsource are: 1.) To reduce costs 2.) To have the ability to focus on...

27 April 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Demand for lettings qualifications soaring amongst agents - claim

The appetite for qualifications in the lettings  sector is at a five-year high, says Propertymark Qualifications. The organisation - which is the...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

60 Second Interview – Alex Gibbs, Co-Founder and Director of Built Asset Management (BAM)

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Alex Gibbs, Co-Founder and Director of Built Asset Management...

27 March 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Agency ceases trading and names insolvency team to handle fall-out

A two-branch lettings agency in Hertfordshire has ceased trading and says it will soon be placed into creditors’ voluntary liquidation. A statement...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry heavyweight joins agency to help on growth strategy

Franchise giant Belvoir has named a former chief executive of a major housebuilder as a non-executive director, to help with the...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Evictions: latest legal decision affects whole industry, say agents

Propertymark has expressed a sigh of relief at a decision this week by the Appeal Court, which ruled in favour of...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Long-leasehold property management firm snaps up independent

London-based block and facilities services provider SBA Property Management has acquired management agency Paul Samuel Associates. A specialist property management firm with...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency claims new website ‘cuts through the competition’

A lettings agency’s new website claims to offer increased support to landlords, tenants, and investors, “while cutting through the noise of...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Banned! Agents “abused taxpayers” and “disregarded responsibilities”

Three lettings agency bosses have been banned from being directors of companies for a total of over 13 years after being...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Growing agency names key new lettings directors

Spicerhaart has announced two new lettings directors to support its £30m expansion programme. Liam Davorn, 57, has 30 years in the profession...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Robert Watts acquires long-established independent agency

North of England agency Robert Watts is expanding into Halifax after completing the acquisition of independent firm Bennett Kaye for an...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Banned for 14 years - director who targeted property investors

The director of a company targeting ‘flipping’ property investors has been disqualified from holding directorships for no less than 14 years.  Mitchell...

11 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Latest acquisition takes city agency to almost 1,000 managed units

A branch in The Property Franchise Group has snapped up a local independent - and almost 200 additional properties under management.  The...

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Independent agents invited to sessions with mentors and experts

Propertymark says its Inspire programme is continuing to help agents via its small group network - and it’s taking bookings for...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Big fine for London agency without Client Money Protection

A lettings agency in central London has been issued with a fine for not belonging to a Client Money Protection scheme. The...

17 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents hit with third-of-a-million pounds bill over poorly-managed HMO

An agency has been hit with a £330,000 bill after being found guilty of poor management of an HMO. Magistrates have found...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Propertymark seeks new non-executive directors

Propertymark, which embraces the Association of Residential Letting Agents, is seeking two new non-executive directors. The body has been in the news of...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Foxtons says it bought rival agency because of its lettings book

Foxtons says the reason behind its purchase of rival London agency Douglas & Gordon was to get its lettings book. The deal, for...

03 March 2021

From: Breaking News

New franchise branch owners as parent firm's takeover talks go on

Three property specialists have joined forces to launch a new branch of franchise brand Martin & Co. Directors Andrew Rowson and Lindsey...

26 January 2021

From: Breaking News

James Lindsey, apropos agent

How did you get into property? My grandparents did some small property developments when I was growing up which always interested me,...

20 January 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Foxtons snaps up London independent and wants more of the same

Foxtons has acquired a London lettings agency and along with it a lettings book comprising 689 tenancies. The deal is worth £2.2m. In...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

£100,000 compensation to be paid by rogue lettings agents

Three lettings agents who kept tenants’ rent instead of passing it to the landlords have been ordered to pay almost £100,000...

30 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Countrywide rentals division suffers almost one third drop in lets

Countrywide’s latest trading statement covering the first half of 2020 shows it was hit more than most corporates by the market...

23 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Payback time! Letting agents better rewarded than sales agents

New figures on pay and perks in the industry show that letting agents are better rewarded than their sales counterparts. A survey...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Keepy-Uppys, press-ups and team merchandise keep agency fighting fit

Lenwell is a busy lettings agency covering Luton, Dunstable, Bedford, Milton Keynes, Biggleswade, Hitchin and Northampton - and now, busy in...

08 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Short lets sector collapses with 70 per cent of rentals cancelled

Airbnb and similar platforms have seen a collapse of business since the start of the Coronavirus crisis with some 70 per...

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Merger of rival landlord groups happens at last

The much delayed merger of the UK’s two landlord bodies has officially happened today. The National Residential Landlords Association has been formed...

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Foxtons in £2.2m deal to buy independent agency

Foxtons has snapped up a lettings agency in suburban London. It’s bought London Stone Properties Limited and its subsidiary company London Stone...

03 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Portal, agencies and directors hit with £100,000 penalty over unsafe flat

A room-finding portal, along with the owners of a London lettings agency and management firm, must pay over £100,000 for letting...

12 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Another franchise branch snaps up a rival independent agency

Another branch of The Property Franchise Groups’s brand Martin & Co has snapped up an independent rival - and it’s the...

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Acquisition means firm offers residential lettings for first time

Scottish legal firm Gilson Gray has shaped up Coulters Letting, meaning it now enters the residential rentals sector for the first...

03 December 2019

From: Breaking News

PropTech platform freezes fees for agents - so long as they invest

A PropTech platform that earlier this year was reported to be valued at £2.8m is making an unusual offer to letting...

15 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Regional agency scraps traditional offices in move to ‘hub’ concept

A leading lettings and sales agency in West Sussex is launching a hub-style structure centralising branch activities in a town centre. Michael...

30 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Merger of trade bodies backed by landlords - it’s on for January 1

Members of the industry’s two major landlord bodies have backed a merger which will now take place on January 1. Members of...

18 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Expelled! Six lettings agencies kicked out by Ombudsman

The Property Ombudsman has announced a slew of expulsions after six agents failed to comply with redress rules. They failed to abide...

12 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Revealed: revolutionary proposals for agency regulation, licensing and training

The government has published proposals for far-reaching changes to the way estate and letting agents are regulated, trained and licensed. The proposals...

18 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Managing agent and landlords in court for 25 HMO offences

A managing agent and several landlords have been fined almost £5,000 after forcing tenants to live in unacceptable conditions in a...

24 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Buy to let investors told: buy properties with high service charges

A property management company is taking the unusual approach of suggesting to buy to let investors that they purchase properties with...

26 March 2019

From: Breaking News

First Client Money Protection scheme wins approval ahead of deadline

Client Money Protect has gained formal government approval to operate a client money protection scheme when the regulations go live on...

20 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks-style lettings management portal to be launched

A new property management portal is being launched with the familiar aim of revolutionising the lettings industry - and it will...

07 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency links with bank to fund move into Build To Rent

A Manchester lettings agency has teamed up with a bank to fund entry into the Build To Rent management sector.  Two new...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

One of the first: landlord repays housing benefit following new legislation

An Essex council claims it is one of the first to be granted a rent repayment order - part of legislation...

31 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Property investment platform marks 25th franchise across the UK

Sourced, which describes itself as the largest property investment platform in the UK, has secured its 25th franchise some 10 months...

22 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Agency celebrates £100m of homes under management in one region

A lettings agency that started life as an idea between two friends 15 years ago is now celebrating managing over £100m...

18 May 2018

From: Breaking News

EweMove pair acquire 100-unit lettings portfolio from independent agency

Franchise holders of EweMove in the westcountry have acquired over 100 managed units from an independent agency. Anita Light and Paul Gammage,...

08 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Media expert takes over as chair of lettings sector trade body

The National Landlords Association has appointed a new chairman - he’s Adrian Jeakings who comes to the position with many years of...

18 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Be part of the bigger picture with Rent4sure

At Rent4sure we understand the challenges and increasing responsibilities that face every letting agent right now. With government plans for an outright...

23 October 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Professional Indemnity explained for property professionals

Giving clients reliable advice when they are buying, selling or letting a home lies at the core of every successful estate...

31 August 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Landlords and agents warned about rent guarantee insurance

A specialist insurance provider has reminded landlords and letting agents of the pitfalls associated with rent guarantee insurance.  Cover4LetProperty suggests that squeezed...

13 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Rightmove founder Hill joins 'disruptive' Airbnb management company

The founder of Rightmove and former chief executive of Countrywide, Harry Hill, has joined a lettings start-up company called Lavanda which...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy to let company boss sentenced after evading £281,000 tax

A landlord who ran multiple property companies but failed to declare his income or that he was a company director to...

13 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Fees ban not stopping agency rejoining lettings sector

In the week that the government announced a ban on letting agents levying fees on tenants, one multi-office estate agency has...

25 November 2016

From: Breaking News

One industry force creates more opportunities than ever before

Following a period of substantial growth, Property Service Holdings (PSH) - which operates Leaders and Romans - has a huge variety of...

24 November 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Media chief, digital analytics expert and mortgage chief join landlord board

The National Landlords’ Association has announced that three new non-executive directors to join its board.   Adrian Jeakings is a former president of...

18 July 2016

From: Breaking News

London firm recruits 19 agents to staff growing branch network

A London estate and letting agency has announced the appointment of 19 new members of staff as a result of a...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Clever Student Lets Ltd - a clarification

On October 6 2015 we published an article concerning Clever Student Lets Ltd, entitled “Agents back political probe into deal between...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Senior compliance experts and trainers launch new service

Four well-known figures in the worlds of compliance and agency training have joined forces to launch the Property Professionals Support Centre. PPSC...

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Countrywide snaps up another independent agency with five branches

Countrywide has acquired Woods Estate Agents, a Bristol-based lettings and sales agency with five branches covering the city and north Somerset. Woods...

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Latest Romans Group acquisition is for a cool £5m

Atlantis has sold its Reading-based lettings and estate agency to the Romans Group, with £5m being paid to Atlantis’s ultimate owner, John...

30 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Letting agent gets 10 year ban as £577,000 goes missing

A letting agent has been disqualified from acting as a director for 10 years following the collapse of his Hove agency,...

26 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Six week amnesty over HMO licences announced

An amnesty on the licensing of houses in multiple occupation is being held in Barnet in north London following the successful...

17 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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