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KEYWORD "Fees" - 101 RESULTS
Portal Fees Row: agents end boycott after agreeing new deal

A boycott of a major property portal has been called off after a settlement has been reached over fees. PropertyPal is the...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency veteran turned MP will run for Conservative leader - report

The veteran founder of Hunters, Kevin Hollinrake, is reported to be in the race to be Conservative Party leader.  He is MP...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Council-run lettings agency claims to beat  rivals on fees and upfront rent

A council-run lettings agency called YorHome is offering new incentives to woo private landlords away from conventional agents. Besides offering what it...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Many agents relieved Renters Reform Bill dropped - Propertymark

The agents’ trade body says many in the industry will be pleased that the Renters Reform Bill has bitten the dust...

28 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

Rightmove Money-Making Machine set to hike agent fees again

Number one portal Rightmove has upgraded growth expectations in its latest statement to shareholders - and is again growing its average...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Under 25% of renters bother reading tenancy agreements

A new survey from law firm Weightmans has found that only 24% of renters read tenancy agreements.  It says this is largely...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Masterclass aims to help agents dominate local markets

Fine & Country says it’s staging so-called Masterclass sessions with experts creating strategies “to help agents dominate the prime property market...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Online firm launches budget “self-service” lettings platform

An online lettings platform claims to have launched the first “end-to-end self-service lettings platform” which could save landlords around £3,800. Hello Neighbour...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Reform Bill isn’t stopping buy to let investment claims agency boss

A prominent lettings agency claims the Renters Reform Bill is not proving a deterrent to buy to let investors. The Leaders Romans...

15 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

Expelled! Agency kicked out by Ombudsman for just £1,100

A lettings agency has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme following itsfailure to pay £1,100 out of an adjudicated award...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove accused of dragging his feet over agent regulation

The all-party House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee has urged the government to get on with establishing a regulator of...

22 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

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

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

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Former Foxtons boss to give masterclass on agents’ higher fees

The former Foxtons managing director Peter Rollings is to give agent a masterclass in obtaining higher lettings and sales fees. Rollings will...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Self-employed agency marks major expansion into rentals

Self employed agency brand Harding Green, which majors on London and prime country markets, says it’s grown significantly in the lettings...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mystery Shopping key to improving agency service - claim

The Guild of Property Professionals has given its backing to the concept of mystery shopping as a way of improving agents’...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Regulate Agents in 2024 - Propertymark explains why it’s needed

Agents’ trade body Propertymark says the current debate on the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill is another example of how agent...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents demand radical legal reform and a new Housing Court

Propertymark has listed a string of legal reforms it wants as part of the government’s modernisation of the court process -...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Freeholders slammed by former Tory housing minister

Former housing minister Rachel Maclean - the victim of a shock sacking by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last month - has...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket investor critic’s last-ditch bid to scupper deal

Long-standing activist investor Brett Stone has made a last-ditch bid to scupper a proposed takeover of OnTheMarket by US firm CoStar. CoStar...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency calls for Landlords Reform Bill to redress rental balance

Leaders Romans Group is calling for a Landlords Reform Bill to balance the challenges and apparent disincentives now deterring landlords from...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Gary Wright - flatfair Chief Executive Officer

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

13 November 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Success Plans for 2024 promised at regional roadshow

The autumn roadshow being hosted by Fine & Country resumes next week with the first of six dates throughout the rest...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents attacked for getting “money for nothing” from landlords

An online lettings platform is attacking agents for their fees, which it describes as a “waste” of landlord funds. Hello Neighbour, a...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise as council praises local agents for ‘giving back’

Councils have become increasingly hostile towards agents in recent times, with increased regulation and licensing of the private rental sector in...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark fees remaining the same in 2024

Trade body Propertymark says fees will remain unchanged next year.  “We’d like to thank all our members for their continued commitment to...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency group signs big deal with landlords association

The Leaders Romans Group of lettings agencies has signed a deal with the National Residential Landlords Association. LRG will become the NRLA’s...

10 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

Landlords’ and tenants’ money lost in agency administration

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

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency group bucks the market thanks to turbocharged lettings

The Property Franchise Group has reported a bumper half year of trading with revenue at £13.2m and pre-tax profits up 11...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Annalese Walmsley - Commercial Director at flatfair

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

07 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Controversy surrounds Deposit Alternative schemes as probe begins

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

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Watchdog to Probe Five Issues Involving Agents and Landlords

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

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Alternative agents trade body to ARLA claims record membership

The UK Association of Letting Agents says it now has a record membership of 1,200. UKALA describes itself as “a professional association...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - agents prepare for older tenants and landlords

TV property guru Phil Spencer is urging lettings agents to prepare for a surge in the number of older tenants and...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Praise for self-employed and entrepreneurial franchise teams

The head of one of the country’s highest profile franchise agency empires says the self-employed ethos of some advisers and entrepreneurial...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Not Good Enough! Property Ombudsman criticises private rental quality

New figures released this morning from The Property Ombudsman show that the overwhelming number of disputes in the past year involved...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Kicked Out! Redress scheme expels five rogue agencies

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

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Avoid the stress of an annual accountants’ report ... by not doing one!

We compare traditional methods of client money account inspections by an accountant to the alternative Client Money HealthCheck. But first, let’s clarify...

04 July 2023

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Deposit Alternative service announces major new partnership

Deposit alternative service flatfair has announced that its the first to integrate with The DPS. The integration will mean flatfair can offer...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency targeting 100 franchisees scores accreditation success

Small but fast-growing agency Propertynest has been confirmed as a British Franchise Association member. BFA members commit to running an ethical standards-based...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Big PropTech deal for over half of LSL franchise agents

Over half of the agency branches sold to franchisees by LSL Property Services have signed up to a large PropTech deal. As...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Grudging support for agents strictly observing Fees Ban

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

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental market set to benefit as buyers hit by cost woes

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

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer urges letting agents to go on the offensive

I was surprised the other day to read statistics from the English Housing Survey about how many landlords use letting agents. In...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Launching June 1 - new franchise network of lettings agents

The prominent industry figure Sean Newman is next week launching a lettings division of his network of self-employed agents.  The existing network...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Franchise giant on the prowl for more lettings acquisitions

A trading statement from Belvoir reveals that the franchise giant is on the look out for “good quality complimentary acquisitions”. A strong...

22 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

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

Section 24: Agents call for mortgage tax relief to be reinstated

A new survey of lettings agents and landlords has put the reinstatement of Section 24 mortgage tax relief at the top...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

How to attract landlords to your letting agency

As the unending attack on landlords continues, many are succumbing to the pressures of increased taxes, interest rates rising, regulations becoming...

18 April 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Funding exists for agency takeovers despite soaring rates - claim

A consultancy that handles lettings agency acquisition says funding options exist for companies wishing to buy others, despite rising interest rates. Lucy...

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

Short Let registration fee must be reasonable insists Airbnb

Airbnb says any new rules for short lets in Wales should protect hosts and the benefits they bring to the tourism...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings fees give agency remarkable 26 years of profit growth

Belvoir has released another set of upbeat financial figures marking 26 successive years of profit growth. Group revenue increased 14 per cent...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Investment hotspots for holiday home buyers revealed by survey

Cheshire has topped a new ranking of the best places in the UK to invest in a holiday let, according to...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Council promotes scheme to “avoid letting agents’ fees”

Exeter council in Devon is promoting a scheme to private landlords by calling it a “cost-effective solution for landlords who want...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Brexiteer agent makes ferocious attack on Labour

An agent claims that if Labour wins the next General Election there will be what he calls “misguided meddling” across the...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Sign up to scrap tax changes hurting landlords - agents told

A letting agents’ trade body is urging the industry to sign a parliamentary petition calling for the Section 24 changes for...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Are Trading Standards officers checking your agency’s website?

Trading Standards officers check for agents’ compliance by scrutinising their websites, it’s being claimed. Agents are being warned to ensure their websites...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

The top 5 things to prepare for when selling your business

Atomic Consultancy, the specialist acquisition management business, believes that 2023 is likely to present significant opportunities for those looking to sell...

10 February 2023

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Self-employed Broker-style firm makes pitch to recruit letting agents

One of the first companies to promote the self-employed ‘broker’ business model is appealing to letting agents to sign up. Harding Green...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency aims to have 200 UK territories this year

Hybrid agency EweMove has expanded its brand presence into 189 territories across the UK according to its parent company, The Property...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Big rise in fraudulent applications claims reference service

Attempted fraud in the letting sector has risen sharply over the past two years, it’s been claimed. Tenant reference provider Homeppl claims...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Fake letting agencies created to avoid identifying landlord

A landlord has pleaded guilty to four offences which involved the creation of fake letting agencies in order to help him...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Sign Up to stop the Tax Grab - Agents urged to back petition

Agents are being urged to sign a petition launched by a landlord facing higher tax burdens which may force him to...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Award for agent who doubled fees and expanded his business

The founder of a Barnsley based lettings and property management company is celebrating transforming his business - and winning an award...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists blame letting agents for pushing up rents

Activist groups which previously focussed much of their fire on landlords are now attacking letting agents, accusing them of encouraging higher...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Growing number of fraudulent ID and lettings applications

Data from fraud prevention database CIFAS a marked increase in both identity fraud and false lettings applications in the UK according...

15 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

Media accuse agents of mis-selling deposit alternative schemes

The Observer newspaper has investigated the way letting agents apply so-called zero deposit schemes - and claims that in some cases...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Talk Talk - twice as many Propertymark regional conferences in 2023

Propertymark is doubling the number of full-scale regional conferences in 2023, and for the first time they will be free to...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert - City Trading Standards team begins clampdown

A council’s Trading Standards team is warning letting agents of a new clampdown on compliance failures. Stoke-on-Trent Trading Standards says it’s received...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket reveals another new offer in bid to win agent members

OnTheMarket is today revealing another deal for agents - and this time it’s with insurance broker Simply Business. There are four new...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak is new PM - here's what we know about his housing policies

Rishi Sunak has won the Conservative leadership campaign and is set to become Prime Minister tomorrow. Over the summer Sunak set out...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants with Pets - protection for landlords key to progress

A group wanting pets to be allowed in private rental properties says its research shows the issue is not opposition from...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Another London council ponders licensing scheme with fees

Wandsworth council in south London is considering a review into the feasibility of introducing discretionary landlord licencing. A statement from the authority...

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - no answer yet to issues of damage and costs

The latest update from industry discussions about allowing more pets in private rental properties suggests there’s not been a solution yet...

05 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

Tenants getting first refusal as landlords quit rental sector

A range of mortgage brokers are reporting an increase in enquiries from private tenants who have been given first refusal to...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

HomeLet to pay out rent protection  faster during Cost of Living Crisis

HomeLet says it’s to issue all rent protection payments faster, meaning the money will reach agent accounts immediately, subject to banking...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket’s teclet reveals another integration with PropTech platform

teclet, part of the OnTheMarket Group, has completed the integration of Muuvo into its lettings and management platform. The Muuvo platform uses...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings income saves the day for franchise agency brands

The Property Franchise Group says it’s increased the size of its lettings portfolio by around 1,000 units over the past year...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings income keeps rental industry giant on growth path

Belvoir says that during the six months to the end of June income increased 11 per cent on the year before,...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket drive to get letting agents to pay full fees for tech

OnTheMarket is overtly using its teclet lettings PropTech as a means of enticing agents on old discounted rates to pay full...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket links with Canopy to provide fee protection

OnTheMarket is launching a management fee protection product, developed with tenant referencing platform Canopy and insurance broker the Alan Boswell Group....

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Coffees all round as relocated agency celebrates major milestones

An independent agency chain operating in the Garden of England has just located one of its office to a former coffee...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Council buying homes to stop them becoming Airbnbs

A council has purchased some 40 properties to avoid them becoming holiday homes and Airbnbs. Highland council in Scotland is spending up...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning to Agents: don’t forget to deregister tenant deposits

Propertymark says letting agents should be aware of the financial implications of failing to deregister tenant deposits. This kind of failure after...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents must carry increased costs of Right To Rent checks

Propertymark is warning that higher Right To Rent costs are likely to hit agents when new processes kick in this autumn. From...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech firm warns agents of possible legal action over negligence

A rogue tenant occupying a property for up to nine months and refusing to pay rent could cost a combined £10,000...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency’s new branded debit card gives ForEx perks

Knight Frank is offering its 2,200 UK staff a company-branded debit card which allows them to buy cheap foreign currency. Currensea’s card,...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Amend Tenant Fees Act before pets allowed - demand to government

New details from a survey conducted by industry organisations concerning pets in rental properties show the extent of the problem. Some 537...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Reform Timetable needed to stop uncertainty says leading industry supplier

A prominent lettings industry supplier says uncertainty over the details and timescales to implement rental reforms will dog the sector for...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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