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Two new London offices for Connells’ high-end brand

John D Wood & Co., one of the UK’s oldest lettings and estate agents dating back over 150 years, has expanded...

18 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

Half of Agents say they Don’t Know who they’ll vote for

Around half of letting agents and landlords say they are unsure about how they will vote in the General Election. A joint...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

PropTech: Agency launches custom-made AI-powered CRM system

An AI-powered Customer Relationship Management system tailored specifically for letting and estate agents has been launched by an individual agency.  Preston Baker...

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

£1.3m fundraise for PropTech rental instant messaging platform

Rental PropTech platform Krispyhouse has secured £1.3m in second-round fundraising. The residential rentals app and online platform is reported to have secured...

14 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

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

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

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

Agents tell Land Registry to be more accessible (and cheaper)

Propertymark wants HM Land Registry to provide more accessible and affordable services to its members.  HMLR launched a consultation last month as...

10 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

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

Boutique agency snaps up rivals and has cash to buy more

A boutique agency with branches in prime central and south west London has expanded its lettings operation by acquiring two agencies...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer asks: Should Agents Manage Short Let Properties?

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

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Prominent industry figure rejects need for agents to have degrees

The chief executive of industry not-for-profit accreditation service Safeagent, says agents do not require degrees to enter the sector or excel...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark rejects politician’s criticism of agency qualifications

Propertymark’s training arm, Propertymark Qualifications, says there’s been a strong uptake across the board with the first of its candidates passing...

11 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

London lettings agency expands network with 14th branch office

London lettings agency Martyn Gerrard has opened a new flagship office in Hampstead, expanding its network across the North and Northwest...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ethical Agent Network launches, promising to be ‘different’

A network uniting so-called ‘ethical agents’ launches today with a promise to be different from the rest of the industry. The Ethical...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Key appointments made to agency’s relaunched lettings division

Just weeks after announcing that it was launching a new residential lettings and property management division, regional agency Dacre, Son &...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Large family-run regional agency snaps up independent rival

Pattinson Estate Agency has taken over a local firm on Teesside. The agency taken over is Browns Estate Agents in Stockton and...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark’s ringing endorsement for Material Information changes

Propertymark’s property auction division - NAVA - has given ringing endorsement to the Material Information changes demanded under new Trading Standards...

05 February 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

Recent rise in buy to let landlords quitting, confirms Bank of England

A new Bank of England survey has confirmed a growing outflow of landlords from the private rental sector since 2020. The Bank’s...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals this year’s busiest rental location

Rightmove has released its annual league table of busiest rental locations. Wrexham is this year’s busiest, with each home available to rent...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal announces agent qualification before possible mandatory regulation

A property portal has announced the inaugural graduation of its first-ever qualification. Some 55 students were awarded the SPC Property Practice Certification,...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snaps up rival as owners retire after 35 years

Pattinson estate agency in the north east of England has snapped up Ryedales Estate Agents, an independent in Northumberland. Ryedales owners Geoff...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Data Predicts Bumper Christmas Lead Bonus For Agents Who Continue Marketing

Attention estate agents: if you're looking for a bumper Christmas bonus, then maintaining your marketing spend throughout December might just be...

24 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

Renters Reform Bill is ideal chance to regulate agents says Propertymark

Propertymark has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove to remind him of the importance of regulating letting and estate agents. The trade...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Merger between two agencies will see one brand name disappear

Two well known agencies are to merge in Scotland. Cullen Kilshaw LLP, a solicitors and lettings and estate agency, is to merge...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

High profile lettings agency’s acquisition takes it to nine branches

The well know Finders Keepers lettings agency, which operates across Oxfordshire, has acquired a local independent to bring its total number...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Ex-Keller Williams agent in  group snapping up historic brand

One of Scotland’s oldest property and legal brands - Simpson & Marwick - has been snapped up by a newcomer to...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Generous! Agents give thousands to industry charity

Propertymark has donated £5,200 to the industry charity Agents Giving, which works with lettings and estate agents to encourage, support and...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Revolutionise Property Listings With Our New AI-Powered Description Generator

In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving property industry, it’s essential that forward-thinking agents strive for innovation through PropTech to improve processes, save...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

First-ever Women in Estate Agency Award at ESTAS

Five outstanding women were honoured at the first ESTAS Women in Estate Agency award, parts of the ESTAS. The five were Wendy...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency on the acquisition trail after snapping up independent

A Bristol estate agent has hit the acquisition trail, snapping up a local independent. Bristol Property Centre Estate Agents, which is situated...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour should champion lettings agent regulation - Propertymark

Propertymark has urged Labour to licence letting agents under its plans to ‘fundamentally reform the private rented sector’. The trade body also...

09 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

Industry first for agency winning OFSTED support for staff training

London lettings and sales agency Dexters is the first in the UK to gain OFSTED accreditation for its training. Its academy offers...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Reports Tenants In Tears as Landlords Quit Sector

Local media in one of Britain’s busiest cities for rentals says tenants have been left in tears as a result of...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Nakul Patel - Director at Air Blue Lets

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Nakul Patel and on my business card...

22 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

‘Super Office’ created by long-standing city lettings agency

A long-established agency has created what it calls a “super office” in its city. John Payne Estate Agents, which has been active...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks and Boomin boss Bruce is back with a new agency

One of the controversial Bruce brothers, founders of the ill-fated Purplebricks venture, is back in the agency business. It’s almost a decade...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Vintage lettings agency snaps up rival “with similar morals”

The century-old Wards Estate Agents - part of Arun - has snapped up Kite Homes, a lettings and property management company...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Thousands of agencies yet to register with HMRC

More than 20,000 UK estate agency branches have registered with HMRC for money laundering supervision – but thousands have yet to...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove to push its training service at Propertymark events

Rightmove is to provide agents with local market data and easier access to training at a series of Propertymark regional events. Rightmove...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Leading agency bosses to star in portal podcast for movers

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

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned: 7% interest rates for many months to come

A stark warning has been made to lettings and estate agents that interest rates as high as seven per cent may...

25 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

Top Tips For Social Media Marketing – Part 1

Social media has moved on from being a “nice to have” to a necessity for most businesses, but how do you...

14 July 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Agency and council work together on unlikely safety campaign

After numerous stories of councils and letting agencies at each others’ throats over To Let boards, Trading Standards and other controversies,...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent slams introduction of new additional homes tax

A leading estate agent on one of the Channel Islands has slammed the way additional homes are now being taxed. Since last...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency's new MD pledges improved offering to landlords

A three branch lettings and sales business which describes itself as one of its region’s fastest growing agencies has named a...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency unveils perks, benefits and discounts to lure staff

The fast growing agency Lomond - which has snapped up a string of independents in the past two years - is...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Digital help for tenants on display at agents’ celebration today

Well known broker Mortgage Advice Bureau will be showcasing a suite of new digital products today at an event organised by...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Historic agency snaps up much-loved family lettings firm

Midlands-based property company Sheldon Bosley Knight has acquired its third business in five months. It’s snapped up Chipping Campden-based Andrew Greenwood Estate...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Awards shortlist - 80 agents named by group

The Guild of Property Professionals has revealed that over 80 of its member agents have been shortlisted for The ESTAS 2023.   The...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency structure transformation is almost complete

LSL’s transition from being a largely owned agency network to individual franchises is effectively complete. The company - which owns the Your...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How to write the perfect blog to attract more vendors and landlords

As an estate or letting agent, you may already know that having a strong online presence is crucial for success in...

12 May 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Propertymark gives green light to free Rightmove training

Propertymark has recognised the Level 3 Certificate for Estate and Lettings Agents (CELA) offered by Rightmove. Both Propertymark and its training arm...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Sales market supply set to rise as more landlords quit - prediction

More property is likely to come onto the sales market in the weeks and months ahead as rising numbers of landlords...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Top award for legendary lettings agency

The legendary Oxfordshire-based lettings agency Finders Keepers has won gold at the local British Property Lettings Award and silver in the...

20 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

From: Sponsored Content

South Coast agency snaps up nearby rival

Oakfield Estate Agents in Hastings has snapped up a rival firm - Redwell Estates - in nearby Bexhill oil Sea. Neil Newstead,...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

String of dodgy letting agents expelled by Ombudsman

Several lettings agents have been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme; they are amongst eight named as having been kicked out...

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

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

Council brands lettings agency “dodgy” and issues big fine

The agency and landlord responsible for letting a two-bedroom flat in Dagenham have been found guilty in court for providing extremely...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

AI: Streamlining property particulars and saving thousands

ChatGTP and AI are of huge interest right now and the industry is assessing their potential impact on how we do...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Self-managing landlords ready to instruct agents - new report

The majority of private landlords would consider switching to a letting agency because of the current complexity of buy to let.  A...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Sharp drop in agents and support staff working from home

The number of property employees employees in the UK working from home has dropped by almost half in the space of...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

We Are Family! Father and sons take over agency branch

Father and sons trio Kevin, Lewis and Tom Dudley have joined forces to become the new owners of Martin & Co’s...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue agency hit with big fine for failing to licence properties

An estate agency has been prosecuted and ordered to pay £35,000 for falling foul of property licensing rules. Green House Estate Agents...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark claims “progressive” new qualification is industry first

Registrations are now open for Propertymark Qualifications’ multi-discipline Level 4 Certificate in Property Agency Management. The trade body describes this as a...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

High profile lettings supremo takes new role at agency group

The man who led the sale of prominent lettings agency Finders Keepers to Countrywide has landed a new role as group...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest rates to rise again as top agent warns on sales market

The chief executive of Propertymark is warning that interest rates are likely to rise at least one more time. The remarks by...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Six agencies expelled by The Property Ombudsman

It’s been revealed that agents have been kicked out of The Property Ombudsman in recent months for failing to pay compensatory...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

So much for online agents - High Street firms are booming

New data shows that online agents have failed in their bid to replace traditional agencies - and that there are more...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Redress Scheme now largest lettings redress service

The Property Redress Service claims to be the largest lettings redress service now, with over 13,250 letting agency branches on board. In...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Plummeting commercial property - an alternative to buy to let?

A new survey of over 8,000 commercial estate agents indicates a challenging 2023 - suggesting a possible alternative investment option for...

04 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Banks are closing their doors to Letting Agents

UK banks are closing client accounts held by established letting agents and refusing to open accounts for new businesses. The Problem A growing...

19 December 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Here's how Atomic Consultancy can help buy or sell a lettings or estate agency business

Lucy Noonan, founder of Atomic Consultancy, reviews how partnering with Atomic can help property and lettings companies buy or sell their...

01 December 2022

From: Sponsored Content

PropTech breakthrough for OnTheMarket launching agent-owned CRM

OnTheMarket is launching its own proprietary customer relationship management platform for estate agents - and it’s billed as the first ever...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Letting agents accused of pushing landlords into raising rents

A so-called Renters Union is organising a day of action after claiming letting agents are behind recent rent rises. London Renters Union...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings bosses reveal climate change risks to industry

The Lettings Industry Council, a group of rental industry chiefs, has joined with other property professionals to reveal what they see...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Compliance cases open on agents who fail money laundering rules

Propertymark says it’s opened compliance cases against five member agencies following the latest HMRC publication of businesses who have failed to...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Experienced lettings boss aims to help agency expand rentals operation

A prominent agent has been appointed to head the ongoing expansion of a well known firm’s lettings team. James Gwynne has joined...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks returns to nasty agent-bashing with Commisery ads

What many believe to have been one of the nastiest TV adverts in recent years - Purplebricks’ attack on traditional agents’...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings high achievers compete for industry award from Phil Spencer

The shortlists for this year’s Propertymark Qualifications Awards have been announced, with four vying for Lettings Candidate of the Year.  The awarding...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Named and Shamed! Letting agents back controversial database

A controversial database which will allow widespread access to the identities of rogue letting agents and landlords has been backed by...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Big rise in cash fines for agencies flouting AML regulations

There’s good news and bad news for letting agents on the anti-money laundering front. The good news is that the overall number...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove can easily withstand higher costs - even if agents cant…

The rise and rise of Rightmove continues apace. Figures for the first half of 2022 released at the start of the weekend...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents brought in to beef up Propertymark Qualifications board

Two senior agents are joining the Propertymark Qualifications board to bring a combined 64 years of experience. Jan Hytch - residential and...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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