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Final 48 hours for Property Awards nominations

Property professionals have less than 48 hours to submit entries for the Midlands PROPs Awards.  The search for the very best of...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Courts the best way to counter threat of S21 removal - claim

Propertymark is urging the Sunak government to introduce specialist housing courts with expert Judges who can expedite cases and create a...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Heating Private Rental Properties - council claims EPC success

The number of private tenants in properties that are hard to heat has fallen, a council claims. As agents will know private...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Built To Rent wins lavish praise from property management report

A property management firm claims that energy efficiency is apparently renters’ most important quality when choosing a place to live.  Centrick says...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents risking huge Right To Rent fines - free webinar to help

Propertymark is hosting a webinar where Scott Bailey - policy manager at the Home Office - will answer questions on Right...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Right To Rent penalties soar from today - up to £20,000 fine

Fines for agents and landlords who breach Right To Rent rules increase today from £80 per lodger and £1,000 per occupier...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand easing as rental market edges back to normality

The UK rental market is experiencing a gradual easing in demand, marking a shift from the peak levels witnessed in recent...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Details emerge of permanent rent control proposal

The controversial minister who steered rent controls through the Scottish Parliament has contacted Propertymark to reveal details of the next stage. Patrick...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Breaches of tenant data must be taken more seriously by agents - ARLA

ARLA Propertymark has urged letting agents to take breaches of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s  data protection principle regarding GDPR seriously.   The call comes...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will 2024 see the end of private rental sector licensing?

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given what some commentators have interpreted as a sign that private rental sector licensing from councils...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned over Electrical Installation Condition Reports crisis

Repairs and maintenance supplier Fixflo is warning agents of a surge in demand for Electrical Installation Condition Reports in the short...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Homelessness charities receive thousands from agents’ carol concert

The Fine & Country Foundation’s Annual Carols by Candlelight concert, held in collaboration with King's College Cambridge, has raised £21,061. This will...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Forecast - rental market to see “strong resurgence” next year

Next year will see “a strong resurgence” in the rental market, a leading agent predicts. Nicky Stevenson, Managing Director of Fine &...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO warning letters ignored by rogue lettings agency

A lettings agency has pleaded guilty to seven offences relating to an HMO. IHomes Letting Limited has been fined £16,970 for failing...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards reveal details of new Material Information requirements

Parts B and C of the process to improve material information disclosure in property listings are published today within comprehensive new guidance...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Super-Rich rent as they baulk at high Stamp Duty purchase costs

More multi-millionaires and billionaires are choosing to rent super-prime homes in London, rather than purchase, reveals a new wealth report Beauchamp Estates’...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir agents have access to private rental licensing data

Franchise giant Belvoir is the latest agency group to sign a deal with geospatial technology firm Kamma. The partnership will offer all...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Government announces changes to Renters Reform Bill

Changes put forward to the Renters Reform Bill to crack down on rogue landlords, protect vulnerable residents and improve the safety of...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ chief warns MPs on need for court reform and more bailiff capacity

Propertymark has called on the government to retain the option of fixed-term tenancies in the private rental sector where it is...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings market chaos easing - seasonality returns, says top agent

The UK lettings market, after experiencing recent surges in prices, is now displaying signs of returning to its seasonal patterns.  This is...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

PropTech: yet another coup for fast-growing licensing platform

PropTech firm Kamma - which specialises in information about landlord licensing - has inked another partnership. This latest link is with Goodlord.  Kamma’s...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents back enhanced Material Information requirements

An overwhelming number of letting and sales agents back the idea of more so-called Material Information on property details.  That’s according to...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

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Politicians want to take ‘harder line’ with rogue agents

Harlow council says it wants to take a harder line against agents and landlords who knowingly let unsafe and substandard properties...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fined for bullying tenants it wanted to illegally evict

Media reports in Brighton say that a lettings agency which serve tenants with illegal eviction notices and unjustified legal threats has...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Leading agent angry over licensing lack of communications

A high profile lettings agent has written to his local council seeking information about an Additional Licensing scheme which has expired...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Bentley-driving lettings agent banned after smash

Local media on the south coast are reporting that a lettings agent crashed his Bentley into two parked cars and then...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Council Tax set to double for second homes

The Scottish Government is proposing to give local councils the discretion to charge Council Tax premiums of up to 100 per...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency in the dock for failing to licence rental property

An agency has been fined by a London council for failing to licence a property it was managing. Gracechurch Property Services has...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove tells agents to identify and remedy damp and mould issues

New directives issued by the government put the emphasis firmly on private landlords and their letting agents to take responsibility for...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country increases brand coverage in Scotland

Following the merger of the South Scotland and North Cumbria branches of Fine & Country, the  agency has added a further...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Rental firm’s big fine for repair failures on five storey block

The company which owned and was responsible for a five-storey block of rented flats in Bridlington has been ordered to pay...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals “ground breaking partnership” between licensees

Fine & Country has announced what it calls “a ground-breaking partnership” between licencees Jonathan Handford and Sean Newman and Jack Rees...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New Property Awards event announced for this autumn

A new northern version of a popular property awards ceremony makes its debut this autumn. The North West PROPS, a northern-focused version...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Arrears cases have doubled in six months - Propertymark figures

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson says the lettings market is defined now by the “alarming disparity” between demand and supply. In the...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Investor confidence rising ahead of tomorrow’s inflation figures

A respected measure of investor confidence says it’s on the rise as a result of growing optimism over UK inflation figures...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents and landlords warned over imminent changes to HMO regulations

Agents representing landlords of HMOs In Portsmouth are being warned by the council that their need to be licensed or face...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge increases in fines for agents letting to illegal migrants

Agents who allow rental properties to be let to migrants who do not have the right to be in the UK...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark's legal plea to government - ‘be fair to rental sector’

Propertymark has issued another plea to the government to be fair to the private rental sector - this time regarding a...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Another agency inks PropTech deal to handle compliance issues

PropTech Kamma has entered into a partnership with agency and consultancy JLL. This means JLL’s UK residential agents will have access to...

27 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

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

Property company boss hit by big fine six years after offences

A property firm which admitted misleading tenants on their rights and threatening them to leave has been ordered to pay £8,000. Four...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property company boss “threatening tenants to leave”

A property company director who admitted misleading tenants on their rights and threatening them to leave has been ordered to pay...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents hit with record licensing fines says PropTech firm

London letting agents and landlords have so far been hit with more than £900,000 in fines in the first half of...

05 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

From: Sponsored Content

New PropTech feature follows year of work with agency group

A new PropTech product is being launched today following a year of research involving the Leaders Romans Group. Inventory Hive’s new diary-management/maps...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Three agents and landlord hit with massive fines for safety failings

Three property management companies and a landlord have been fined approaching £80,000 for health and safety failings. Mohammed Ali Abbas Rasool, Cadogan...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Six agencies fined thousands for not protecting client money

Six letting agencies across the London borough of Haringey have been fined a total of £12,000 after a council clampdown. Trading Standards...

21 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

Rents to rise throughout summer - agency’s warning

Lettings chain Fine & Country says rents are likely to steadily rise through the summer. Nicky Stevenson, managing director of Fine &...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge fines for agency and management company over safety failures

A management company and a lettings agency involved in running a London HMO have been prosecuted for fire safety failures. Monsoon Properties...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of thousands of pounds for agency whistleblowers

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

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Government told - Stop the attacks on holiday lettings sector!

A holiday lettings agency has come out fighting on behalf of its clients. Following calls by local leaders in Cornwall and Devon...

26 May 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

Law service takes swipe at “incompetent letting agents”

Landlords are urged to be cautious and do extensive research before signing up to a letting agent in the face of...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents key to reassuring high-rise tenants on fire safety - claim

Letting agents have a key role in ensuring updated fire safety regulations really do improve standards for tenants in taller buildings. That’s...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

This is how agents will have to use the new Landlords Database

Propertymark has given an insight into how letting agents are likely to be expected to use a new Landlords Database. The database...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons beefs up compliance with new PropTech partnership

Foxtons is to give its agents access to a compliance management and checking service. Fran Giltinan, Managing Director - Property Management &...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Senior agent warns rents can’t continue rising indefinitely

The latest data shows that while rents continue to climb, growth is starting to slow down.  According to Nicky Stevenson, managing director...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent fined thousands after trying to avoid redress scheme

A £5,000 fine has been upheld against a landlord who failed to declare himself as a property agent and did not join a mandatory...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Student activists allege high incidence of damp and mould

An activist group claims that 54 per cent of students are currently living with damp and mould. The group - Students Organising...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Fake Reviews - online platforms plagued by bogus comments

Platforms like Facebook are infiltrated by fake review factories, despite the imminent publication of a new Bill which will look to make...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Compliance expert slams unnamed non-compliant agents

A compliance expert is criticising unnamed agencies for risking fines “and wasting time and money” by relying on inadequate compliance reporting...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

5 regular checks to keep any rental portfolio in tip-top shape

Any lettings portfolio should receive ongoing care and maintenance. A disorganised portfolio, weighed down by junk data, loose ends or lax...

24 April 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agency’s warning to renters - it’ll be a tough spring

Lettings agency Fine & Country believes that tenants will continue to feel the pressure this spring with rental growth expected to...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Private rental sector housing quality blasted by think tank report

A think tank claims one in six young people live in poor quality housing, often in the private rental sector. The claim...

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

Message to Gove: EPC rule changes “devastating” for rental sector

A lettings agency chief says tighter EPC targets will be “devastating” for the private rental sector. Ben Quaintrell - managing director of...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge staff churn as agents scramble for higher pay

Annual staff turnover in the property industry is nearing 30 per cent according to a survey by online agency Nested.  The most...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fined for its role in illegal HMO letting

A London lettings agency has been ordered to pay over £12,000 in a fine and costs for its part in running...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agencies risk Reputational Damage - new warning to industry

Lettings agencies which rely on manual means of verification are risking repetitional damage caused by anti-money laundering regulations, a digital compliance...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Veteran movie star now doing voiceovers for lettings agency

Veteran UK actor Rupert Everett, a star in Hollywood movies for over 40 years, is to voice radio adverts for Fine...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Licensing fines for agents go through the roof

It already looks like 2023 is on track to see licensing fines for agents and landlords reaching nearly double the 2022...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Speculation grows about future changes to EPCs

Speculation is growing that the deadline for the private rental sector to meet new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for new tenants...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency brand expands once again in London

After announcing a new license in Southwark and Camberwell earlier this month Fine & Country is now expanding further in London...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Reform process underway with new Ombudsman scheme

The government has taken the first step to introducing a mandatory ombudsman scheme which private landlords must join. This is effectively the...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Caps and Build To Rent - seminar to discuss impact

A seminar is to be held to look at the impact of rent controls on the burgeoning Build To Rent sector. Private...

28 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

London agency rebrands to win higher end customers

Fine & Country is expanding its brand in London. An existing agency serving Southwark, Peckham Rye, and Camberwell is to take on...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s War! New council attack on ‘eyesore’ To Let boards

A council is set to renew its war on To Let boards. In summer 2018, Leciester council brought into effect a new...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Over £25,000 fine for property management firm boss

The head of a property management company has been fined £25,800 after serious safety issues were discovered at a shared house...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency increasingly important to would-be tenants

Good EPC ratings are increasingly important for tenants when considering which properties to rent, it’s been claimed. Nicky Stevenson, managing director of...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards warning after big fine imposed on agency

Trading Standards is reminding letting agents of their legal obligation to protect money they are holding on behalf of a client...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New curbs on holiday lets are “inhumane” - claim

The latest restrictions imposed on holiday lets by a UK government are hurting local economies. The Welsh Government has confirmed there will...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency and landlord fined for failing to show correct paperwork

A council has prosecuted an agency and landlord for not producing the right paperwork. Luton local authority has prosecuted Poplar Homes Ltd...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental property energy efficiency soars - new figures

There’s been a 165 per cent increase in the number of private rental homes with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency “astounded” at international investor interest

An agency brand says it’s “astounded” at how many of its member branches want to take part in an international investment...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Got CMP coverage? Best to be sure, as some agencies are getting into a fine mess.

The law is clear – agencies in England, Scotland and Wales need a valid client money protection (CMP) policy to protect...

23 February 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

Agents Warned: hefty fines if firms found to be non-compliant

A PropTech expert is warning that letting agents can expect hefty fines if they fail to comply with complex Client Money...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings in the spotlight as current and future regulations hit the headlines

We’re only in February and it’s already clear that this year will set the future direction of the private rented sector...

15 February 2023

From: Features

Business Rates shock for holiday let owners - warning

The Valuation Office Agency has issued a reminder that changes to eligibility rules for self-catering properties will come into effect from...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises slow as more tenants stay put and supply improves

Price growth in the rental market is predicted to continue throughout 2023 but there are tentative signs that rent hikes are...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Fund management chief to tell agents about market prospects

Fine & Country holds its international conference on March 10 and according to the agency it will be attended by representatives...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine for investor turning chapel into housing

The owner of a property in the Leicestershire village of Great Dalby has been fined after removing two trees within a...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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