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KEYWORD "England" - 100 RESULTS
Alarm Bells for Build To Rent as building starts show huge slump

New analysis from the British Property Federation (BPF) shows a dramatic slump in the number of Build To Rent units started. Although...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Cost Of Rent Day launched by free-market think tank

The right wing think tank the Adam Smith Institute has launched something called the Cost Of Rent Day. The institute has calculated...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents fall in some areas but Connells enjoys lettings growth

Lettings agency giant Connells says the private rental sector performed strongly in the second quarter of 2024 despite worries over future...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Households will have to invest in Green technology - Carney

Former Bank of England governor Mark Carney is warning that homeowners, including those serving the private rental sector, will have to...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Labour housebuilding targets should be copied, lettings chief demands

Scotland needs to match Labour’s English housebuilding target to tackle the country’s housing emergency according to a high profile lettings agency...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents warn Rayner - “don’t scrap Section 21 without a replacement”

Propertymark has warned Labour’s Deputy Prime Minister against scrapping Section 21 eviction powers without an adequate replacement. If Angela Rayner does fulfil...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS urges Labour to move fast on housing pledges

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has congratulated Labour on forming the next government but says it must move quickly to...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates, not election worry, hold back housing market

Leading property players and analysts suggest that the lacklustre housing market figures produced by the Halifax over the weekend owe more...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s Housing Policies - next five years start today

The biggest rental sector headline from Labour’s manifesto may well be its pledge for the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Taxes and Rent Controls top worries ahead of election - agency survey

A nationwide survey conducted by Leaders Romans Group shows significant concerns over proposed rent controls, property taxes, and regulatory changes. LRG this...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents have “toughest job” in era of high rent rises - claim

Letting agents have the toughest job trying to balance the needs of landlord and tenants while politicians create uncertainty around the...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Expect more rent rises in July following long-term trend

Rents in June 2024 rose by 6.7% year-on-year, according to the latest figures from the Goodlord Rental Index.  The Index, which analyses...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge numbers of empty homes discovered as rental supply falls

An insurance firm’s analysis of official figures show there are now no fewer than 760,821 vacant properties in England, Scotland and...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning - ‘new normal’ interest rates to be far higher than before

Although much focus is on the Bank of England and when it will begin to cut interest rates, a sobering warning...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency that Refurbs and offers Guaranteed Rent is expanding

A lettings agency that works by giving a fixed rental income to its landlord clients each month, and paying for the...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Hands Off Short Lets - long term empty homes are bigger problem

The embattled short let and holiday let industry has hit out at what it calls the “rampant hypocrisy” of councils when...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond acquires well known south of England agency chain

Lomond has announced yet another acquisition, this time expanding its presence across the south coast with by snapping up Mishon Mackay. The...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Decision announced by Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept base interest rate at 5.25%. Some industry figures hoped for a cut following yesterday’s inflation news,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

No Excuse Not To Cut Rates Today - Agents’ demands

Inflation back on target and following speculation about a summer interest rate cut have prompted Propertymark to insist that the Bank...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland joins The ValPal Network

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that, after 10 years, we’re able to expand The ValPal Network to Northern Ireland. Since our launch...

19 June 2024

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Agents join call for Radical Reform of inaccurate EPCs

Letting agents’ trade body Propertymark has backed a call by consumer group Which? for radical reforms to Energy Performance Certificates. Yesterday we...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting Still Cheaper Than Buying with a 5% Deposit

Would-be buyers with a 5% deposit face paying £300 per month more in mortgage repayments than if they continued renting, says...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Performance Certificates slammed as “inaccurate”

Energy Performance Certificates can be riddled with inaccuracies and give unhelpful advice to property owners. That’s the view of consumer service Which? Which?...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Eco-Improvements demanded by most tenants - new bank survey

A small survey by a bank suggests that almost 100% of buy to let investors surveyed have received requests from tenants...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Section 21 to be scrapped by Labour immediately

Labour’s manifesto, just released, makes a pledge to enact the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction powers, along with other private...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS rings alarm bells over state of lettings market

The latest residential market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is raising a red flag over what it calls...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

‘No Interest Rate Cut This Summer’ after bad news from government

Any lingering hope of a pre-election interest rate cut by the Bank of England has been hurt by the government’s Office...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Distinctly Underwhelmed by Tories’ manifesto pledges

Agents, and others in the lettings industry, have given a sceptical response to the Conservative manifesto and its varied pledges about...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Word-for-Word - Conservative Rental and Housing Manifesto Pledges

The Conservatives have this afternoon set out a 78-page manifesto, of which just over two pages are given to housing and...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Would Tories’ Stamp Duty Policy really turn renters into buyers?

Over the weekend the Conservatives pledged that if elected on July 4 they would permanently scrap stamp duty for first time...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter spotlight on discrimination against LGBTQ+ private tenants

Shelter is backing the Kicked Out for Coming Out campaign which highlights family rejection as a contributor to LGBTQ+ homelessness.  Shelter has...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents may be rising again over the summer - new prediction

The latest Rental Index from PropTech platform Goodlord shows rents hit their highest levels since October over the last month.  Rents across...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils ‘must take over ex-private rental Right To Buy flats’

A pro-tenant group wants the next government to take Right To Buy properties back to public ownership when they come up...

05 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

Reviews are key to success in saturated market - claim

An insurance firm’s assessment of how to market a holiday let successfully claims that strongly favourable reviews are far and away...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Second homes and incomer buyers are good news - Propertymark

Propertymark has stepped into the row over whether there should be more controls over second homes, holiday lets and people from...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning To Labour - Rent Controls Just Won’t Work

If Labour plans to bring in rent controls they won’t work, a property association has warned.  The National Association of Property Buyers...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Hot Money now on August Interest Rate Cut

Inflation figures are down - but not as much as many analysts expected. The basic Consumer Price Index figure fell from 3.2%...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark wants Labour to come clean on rent controls

Propertymark wants Labour to come clean on its rent control policy, as the party repeatedly flip-flops on the issue. The agents’ body...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cuts this year, suggests IMF - but it isn’t all rosy…

The International Monetary Fund has suggested that the British economy could accommodate three interest rate cuts this year, with Kate cuts...

22 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

Good news on Inflation expected this week

Inflation is expected to drop sharply in the April figures due out this week. The Office for Budget Responsibility and Bank of...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark tells politicians - add agent regulation to Renters Reform Bill

As the Renters Reform Bill makes its way through the House of Lords, Propertymark has advised peers not to miss this...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour split as MP defies party policy and calls for rent controls

A Labour MP is calling for rent controls to be introduced, with powers for councils to tweak them as they see...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Get the Rent To Rent house in order, demands Propertymark

Propertymark has come out in support of the National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team’s probe into Rent-to-Rent.    NTSELAT has...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Brexit and High Interest Rates pose major challenges to agents

Letting agents believe Help to Buy has been the most positive influence to the property market in recent times, while on...

16 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

Tax - that’s why rents are rising so much

Propertymark has given its view on why private rents have risen so much - 6.1% in England, 7.0% in Wales and...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Gimmick Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions - claim

A stamp duty cut in the run up to a General Election would see house prices go up and evictions soar,...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional agency set up 28th branch after latest acquisition

North east England operator Pattinson Estate Agency is taking over another local rival firm. It’s acquired NS Bennett Estate Agents, in Stanley,...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Landlord instructions in short supply as market slows

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results suggests that tenant demand continues to lose momentum.  Alongside this, landlord instructions remain in short...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Self-employed agency provides analysis of industry recruitment pattern

An estate agency that promotes the self-employed model claims that three areas of the country lead when it comes to industry...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Good News - buy to let yields at their highest for six years

The average gross rental yield reported by landlords has reached the highest level since the second quarter of 2018, according to...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises moderating as market stabilises ahead of summer

The latest Rental Index from Goodlord reveals that rents are now up by 5.7% over the year.  The price per property over...

02 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

Shelter demands “overhaul” of Renters Reform Bill

Campaigning charity Shelter is demanding an overhaul of the Renters Reform Bill, which will shortly begin its passage through the House...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Banned - Agency cannot let homes for four years; put on rogues’ database

A council has placed a Banning Order on a lettings agency operating unlicensed Houses in Multiple Occupation. Trophy Homes Ltd was hit...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Under half of homes listed to let are actually available - industry figure’s claim

A controversial rental sector figure claims over half of the properties listed to let are actually available for a tenant to...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - groups still lobbying for further changes

A coalition of higher education and student housing organisations have called on the government to make further changes to the Renters...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents proud of the industry…not so keen on the system

Some 83% of estate agents are proud of their profession, says a new survey. The poll of 1,728 estate agents, commissioned by...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Cheaper to buy than rent in every major British city - Rightmove

Rightmove says it’s now cheaper to buy than rent in each of Great Britain’s biggest cities, highlighting why many determined first-time...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Call by Labour MPs in defiance of party policy

Five Labour MPs have put forward an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons calling for rent controls - even...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Ceilings Have Been Reached - agency's stark warning

The chief executive of one of Britain’s largest franchise agency chains is warning that rents may no longer be able to...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative service plays up ‘unaffordable’ rents

A deposit alternative service claims the cost of rent has outpaced salary growth by 5.2% over the past 10 years, leaving...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average rent arrears climb as cost of living crisis bites

Average rent arrears claims climbed to £1,816 in the first quarter of this year. That’s a rise of 27% from £1,435 in...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning: rental reform could mean rewriting tenancy agreements

A lawyer says radical rental reforms proposed for Scotland - which could be a model for change in England and Wales...

16 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

Interest Rates to stay high despite this week’s good inflation news

Interest rates are expected to stay high despite good inflation news likely to be announced this week. The Office for Budget Responsibility...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Knight Frank sees it - market update from research guru

It feels as though the UK housing market is waiting for something to happen. The prevailing mood is one of anticipation with...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark back on warpath demanding qualifications for agency staff

Propertymark is demanding equal treatment with the social housing sector. Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove intends to boost standards in social housing...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket expansion continues as it signs large multi-branch agency

Seymours, one of the largest independent agency networks operating in the South East of England, is to advertise its lettings and sales...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Almost No Reduction in Buy To Let Supply, insists think tank

There’s been at most a one per cent reduction in landlords in the buy to let sector, a think tank claims...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark bats off surprisingly downbeat housing index

Propertymark has batted away any possible market pessimism as a result of a downbeat price index result from the Halifax  Just before...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents over a quarter higher than at the start of Covid - new stats

The latest rental data from PropTech supplier Goodlord has shown that March rents are now up by over 6% year-on-year.  And looking...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Massive PropTech boost from Rightmove and finance institutions

Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest and Rightmove have announced a strategic investment in Coadjute, a prominent PropTech business.  This is the first...

03 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

Lettings Helpline and legal advisors hailed as major success

Propertymark says its Lettings Helpline for agent members in England and Wales has become “an essential membership benefit for dealing with...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting cheaper than owning for most first time buyers says Halifax

For first time buyers, renting is cheaper than buying in most of the UK according to new data from the Halifax.  London, the...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New Rental Crisis - big rise in countryside lets as rural house prices soar

England’s county councils want the next government to set out a long-term plan for housing, as a new report claims there’s...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Get On With It! - agents say Bank should cut rates now

Propertymark is telling the Bank of England that now is the perfect time to cut base rate and trigger wider interest...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government figures show another sharp rent rise

Average UK private rents increased by 9.0% in the 12 months to February 2024 according to the Office for National Statistics. This...

21 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

Advice for agents on tenants with banned dog breeds

Propertymark is highlighting new advice for agents and landlords given by Lets With Pets, the website of The Dogs Trust charity. The...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Investor and landlord purchases rise, despite soaring taxes

The largest lettings agency in Scotland says purchases by landlords and other investor buyers in that country have risen sharply despite...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform Bill wins a big thumbs-up from agents’ body

Propertymark has urged the Sunak government to press ahead with leasehold reform ahead of the Second Reading of the Leasehold and...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Crunch Week ahead for interest rates and inflation

Latest inflation figures are announced on Wednesday and the Bank of England makes its next base rate decision on Thursday. The Office...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Big rise in Right To Rent fines

There’s been a rise of over 400 per cent in the monetary total of fines issued for Right To Rent offences...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warning: rents still rising as landlords quit lettings sector

Today’s new market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows tenant demand rising but at a rather more modest...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents Still Rising in most areas of UK

Asking rents continue to show pos­itive annualised growth in all regions except Greater London and Scotland.  That’s according to respected property website...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Banks Closing Pooled Client Accounts - agents urge government action

Propertymark is urging the government to tackle the problem of banks closing down undesignated or pooled client accounts of letting agents. HM...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Powers to evict anti-social tenants set to be beefed up

Propertymark has welcomed proposed reforms to evict tenants who show persistent anti-social behaviour.   In 2018, a Northern Ireland Department of Justice consultation...

12 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

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

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

Regulation of lettings agents imminent, suggests Propertymark

Propertymark says the regulation of agents has come a step closer.   The trade body gave evidence at a House of Lords Industry...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Business Rates - Agency warns Hunt he has last chance to get them right

The Chancellor has one last chance to come good on the election promise of lowering the burden of business rates –...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill threat to student accommodation, say experts

New research suggests that a majority of the British public believe the government should be doing more to support students find...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Sector Tax Grab - leading agency boss speaks out

A figure in one of the country’s highest profile lettings companies has hit out at a government proposal to penalise the...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill should include regulating letting agents, says Propertymark

Propertymark will appear in front of the House of Lords’ Industry and Regulators Committee tomorrow morning, urging the regulation of lettings...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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