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London still attracts rental investors despite 'disjointed' market

A prominent property expert who runs a buying and property management service for high end clients says London still attracts international...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC rakes in hundreds of millions more in property-related tax

HM Treasury raked in £6.3 billion in inheritance tax receipts in the 10 months from April 2023 to January 2024 according...

23 February 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

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

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

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Ukrainians given visa extension - likely impact on private rental sector

Ukrainians who came to the UK following the Russian invasion will be able to apply for 18-month extensions to their visas,...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New key figure named for driving Build To Rent in the UK

Legal & General senior executive David Reid has been named as the chair of an influential committee driving forward Build To...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

70 Not Out! Agency celebrates seven decades of service

Lettings and sales agency Gascoines is this week celebrating 70 years of serving the property market in Nottinghamshire. Founded by Doug Gascoine...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile agency snaps up London independent

The Martyn Gerrard agency has acquired a London independent - Range Homes. Range Homes, based in the north London suburb of Palmers...

06 February 2024

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Sara Stevenson, Lettings Director at Sourced Living, part of the Sourced Property Group.

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Sara Stevenson. I am the Lettings Director...

04 February 2024

From: 60 Second Interview

Build To Rent investment rockets, focussed on major cities

The latest Build To Rent report prepared by lettings agency Savills claims 2023 saw a total of £4.5 billion of investment...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Soaring population likely to trigger much higher rental demand

Government figures suggest the UK population could reach nearly 74m as soon as 2036, largely attributed to rising net migration. This is...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent’s unique insight into “no end in sight” rental crisis

A managing partner at a letting agency has given an insight into the unique forces which he says is “strangling” the...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Supply-Demand imbalance eases in prime areas - and rents stall

Savills says prime rental growth across London and the country has stalled for the first time in almost three years. In prime...

29 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

Huge £150m investment into student renting by financial services giant

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has spent some £150m acquiring a portfolio of six Purpose Built...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First two agencies join new self-employed ‘brokerage’ model

Two agencies have today joined eXp UK, the platform which now wants existing branch-based firm to convert to its self employed...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond snaps up another regional lettings agency

Fast-growing Lomond has snapped up another regional agency - this time one in the Midlands. Centrick - which had a High Street...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills reveals new lettings chief in prime commuter hotspot

High end lettings agency Savills has appointed a new head of residential lettings for its offices in Beaconsfield and Amersham. Daniel Spratley...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

High-profile agent joins top table of Single Family Rental body

Rhodri Evans, director of land and new homes at Andrews Property Group, has been named as one of several industry figures...

10 January 2024

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Build To Rent trade body beefs up its top team

The UK Apartment Association - effectively a trade body for the Build To Rent sector - is beefing up its top...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Grab - Big rise in Inheritance Tax paid to HMRC

The latest figures from HM Revenue and Customs show that inheritance tax receipts increased to £5.2 billion in the eight months...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agency celebrates 30 per cent rise in lettings business

Berriman Eaton has reported a 30 per cent rise in its dedicated lettings business since 2020, with more than 420 properties...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Local Housing Allowance - call for even more help for low-income renters

Low-income renters will get a boost next spring - but a pressure group wants more government help for this sector. The Chancellor’s...

12 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

Agency restructures in push for bigger share of key lettings market

Knight Frank has bolstered its prime offering across north London with a new head of lettings in its Hampstead office. Jared Kilgarriff...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Family of agents bring three agencies under one roof

Husband and wife Daren and Susan Cope, alongside son James and daughter Annie, are bringing their different agencies under one roof. So...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Prominent agent demands wider reform of eviction rules

A prominent lettings agent has called for a wider reform of eviction rules. This follows a demand by a group of...

17 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

Gas Boiler Ban Delay - very few backed original idea

Fewer than one in five homeowners support the government’s plans to ban gas boilers in new homes by 2025, with 83...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal advice to agents: Spotting ‘illegal migrants’ isn’t easy

Law firm Brevis Law is shedding light on the difficulties agents and landlords have in meeting Right To Rent requirements in...

01 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

Spicerhaart to buy lettings businesses as veteran chief steps back

Spicerhaart’s veteran chief executive Paul Smith is stepping back to concentrate on company growth - including the acquisition of more lettings...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New Build To Rent developments revealed

A series of new BTR schemes have been named by developers. In Coggeshall, north Essex, Vistry Group will deliver 36 homes, the...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill attacked by another legal expert

Millions of UK landlords will be adversely affected by the Renters Reform Bill, a solicitor warns - the latest law expert...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank names agency to manage its private rental stock

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the lettings agency chain that it wants to look after its upcoming Build To Rent units. The...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank announces latest private rental sector initiative

Details have been given of Lloyds Bank’s latest dive into the Build To Rent market. Its BTR arm, Citra, has acquired 49...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency wins big corporate contract in Build To Rent niche

Manchester-based lettings agency Ascend Properties has consolidated its role in the single-family Build To Rent niche with its appointment by investment...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent starts crash after strong earlier period

The number of completed Build to Rent homes in the UK has increased 13 per cent in the past year to...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

High end agency’s new lettings head has 20 years local experience

Savills has announced a new head of its lettings department in its Bishops Park office in Fulham. Christina McLean steps into the...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Exponential growth on its way as agency takes over rival

A lettings firm’s takeover of an independent rival agency is the start of a period of “exponential growth” according to its...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Student rental accommodation - key provider aims for growth

A prominent provider of student rental accommodation has appointed an international property consultancy to consider growth options. Study Inn Group has a...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Crackdown on HMOs across large London borough

Buy to let investors who want to convert family homes into HMOs in Hounslow for three to six tenants will now...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agent hit with five figure fine for breaching HMO conditions

A landlord who is also the owner of a High Street lettings agency has been fined £17,293 for breaching housing licence...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Call for buy to let mortgage rules to be relaxed during crisis

A property industry commentator wants buy to let mortgage rules to be relaxed so that frustrated sellers can let out their...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Root and branch HMO crackdown on the agenda for council

A new action plan to tackle issues around HMOs is being drawn up by a Midlands council next week. West Northamptonshire council’s...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Family agency scoops major award for second year in a row

A family business has been named Residential Letting Team of the Year for the second time. The small At Home In Edinburgh...

29 June 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

Mortgage Mayhem: will six months breathing space stop housing crash?

Concern remains that the mayhem surrounding the mortgage market may yet trigger a housing market crash. At the start of the weekend...

26 June 2023

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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

How To Convert from Let-Only to Fully Managed

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

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Build To Rent operator plays the ‘pets in lets’ card

Two thirds of pet owning tenants have faced challenges finding a place to rent - at least according to a survey...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Animal campaigners recruit MPs to argue for renters' rights

Two animal charities - Cats Protection and Dogs Trust - have started recruiting MPs to their campaign in favour of pets...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Strong rental prospects in cities tipped for long-term growth

Two cities have been identified as the UK’s highest-growth cities across multiple property sectors over the next 10 years, according to...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Big drop in new renters as young adults stay with Mum and Dad

Rising rents mean the share of young people leaving the family home and moving into rented accommodation has plunged, says Hamptons...

12 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

Plunging pound means good deals for high rolling foreign tenants

High end lettings agency Aston Chase has let a house modelled on Windsor Castle for the princely sum of £247,000 per...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrapping S21 helps nuisance tenants, warns property lawyer

A respected property lawyer is accusing the government of helping nuisance tenants at the expense of the weak and vulnerable. Ian Narberth,...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency acquires ‘perfect fit’ rival lettings firm

A full service lettings and estate agency has snapped up a respected rival, including taking over management of 150-plus rental properties. DC...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill published - full details

The pro-tenant anti-landlord Renters Reform Bill has at last been published by the government which first promised it in 2019. It has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists threaten action if rental reform ‘does not deliver’

Shelter is telling the government it “must deliver” on the revolution it pledges under the Renters Reform Bill. Chief executive Polly Neate...

17 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

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

Agency targets lettings growth - says new acquisition just the start

Leaders Romans Group has announced another new lettings acquisition. It has snapped up Liberty Gate, a single-office Nottingham-based business which also operates...

03 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

Stand by for 1,000 new Build To Rent homes

One of the country’s biggest Build To Rent players has secured funding for 1,000 new BTR homes. Legal & General has signed...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists want thousands of pounds to campaign against short lets

A group of activists is trying to raise £15,000 to campaign for local councils to clampdown on AirBnb and other short...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Building Society buys houses to let out in rental scheme

The Cambridge Building Society has invested in two family-sized houses to expand its unique ‘Rent to Home’ rent-return housing scheme. The two...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent for seniors - retirement housing specialist reveals bid

Retirement housing specialist Pegasus wants to become a big player in Build To Rent and has employed the  Savills agency to...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory wants clampdown on HMOs run by “dubious people”

A veteran Conservative is calling on his government to clamp down on HMOs and ensure there is better council regulation and...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Tragic case of agent who stole cash to clear son’s drug debt

A lettings agency manager stole nearly £140,000 from her company to help clear her son’s drug debt. Wendy Dare, 57, is now...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Ombudsman rules on tenants with children discrimination case

The Property Ombudsman has ruled that a letting agency’s ban on renting to a family with children was discriminatory against women...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Former Purplebricks lettings supremo joins rival agency

Spicerhaart has recruited the former head of lettings operations at Purplebricks to a regional role. Emma Fagan will be the new property...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons reveals exactly how it woos Asian investor buyers

Foxtons has worked with house builders the Berkley Group to connect Asia Pacific buyers and landlords with UK property. The initiative, held...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Prominent agent slams Tories for damaging supply of homes

The government must focus on measures in next week’s Budget that will boost significantly the supply of homes, according to lettings...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to regularly inspect to spot damp and mould

A combination of regular inspections and pro-active installation of ventilation can help to reduce the risk of dangerous damp and mould...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New OnTheMarket features include some suggested by agents

OnTheMarket is introducing a range of features which it claims will make ‘serious seekers’ stand out to letting agents. And it says...

28 February 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

Agency gets 16th regional office by acquiring independent firm

Midlands-based agency Sheldon Bosley Knight has snapped up an independent firm. It’s Coventry sales and lettings agency Robin Jones which brings just...

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

Independent agency snaps up nearby lettings operator

Jeffrey Ross, an independent lettings and sales agency in Cardiff, has acquired ACJ Sales and Lettings in Penarth. Jeffrey Ross has acquired...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Illegal sub-letting case ends with £34,000 for former tenant

A young family have started 2023 in their new permanent home after a London council recovered the property from an illegal...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue agent jailed after ordering staff to make false claims

The head of a Martin & Co office in Wolverhampton has been jailed over fraudulent activity. A court heard that Bhavander Singh...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency slams government for failing to boost rental supply

The way to solve the rental sector supply shortage is through Build To Rent, a leading agency claims.  Leaders Romans Group says...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

A Tenant Has Died - Open Letter to Agents from a Relative

Today we are publishing a letter sent to us regarding the death of a relative who was living in rental accommodation.  We...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Massive scale of Build To Rent revealed by top investor's figures

Legal & General Capital helped fund over 17,000 new homes last year across a range of tenures, chiefly Build To Rent.  Chief...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent reveals his answer to the private rental stock shortage

The drastic shortage of rental properties will lessen during 2023 according to the Leaders Romans Group - and much of that...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Gove leans on competitions watchdog to probe house builders

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has sent a letter to the Competitions and Markets Authority saying the watchdog is independent - but...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Family-run agency bolsters lettings team with new co-ordinator

Nottinghamshire estate agency Gascoines has bolstered its lettings team with the appointment of Callum Holmes as lettings co-ordinator.  With more than 10...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers cut back in struggle to escape renting

A new study from Rightmove reveals what aspiring first-time buyers are most likely to cut back on in a bid to...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Growth of Build To Rent is symbol of changing Britain - claim

The growth of the Build To Rent sector is a symbol of a changing Britain, in says one of the players...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents must do more to create ‘culture of safety’ - claim

A risk management service says agents and landlords must do more to create a culture of safety, particularly around fire. Research released...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants hot under the collar about energy efficiency, survey claims

A survey promoted by campaigners for smart meters claims most renters don’t believe their properties to be as energy efficient as...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency makes lavish claim for future growth of Build To Rent

The advocates of Build To Rent have made another ambitious target for the sector’s growth.  Research from the British Property Federation and...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Menopause awareness at centre of agency's new wellbeing policy

Cluttons is rolling out a family and wellbeing policy to its employees this week, after several months of consultation. The policy will...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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