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KEYWORD "General Election" - 100 RESULTS
Bidding Wars - letting agents mostly to blame, says campaigner

A ban on so-called bidding wars, which Labour now proposes, would have to include letting agents as well as landlords a...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for a new Ministry of Housing with long-term minister

The next Government should create a separate Ministry of Housing and encourage MPs of all parties to work together to solve...

24 June 2024

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Interest Rate Decision announced by Bank of England

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

20 June 2024

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No explicit pledge to spread rent controls further in Scotland - SNP

The Scottish National Party, which as part of an alliance with the Greens introduced controversial rent controls in Scotland in 2022,...

20 June 2024

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No Excuse Not To Cut Rates Today - Agents’ demands

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

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

On-Sale Agency hosting Election Impacts Webinar

Fine & Country - the agency which was recently put up for sale - is hosting a webinar next week to...

20 June 2024

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Renters Reform Bill flop allows lettings market to return to normal

An increase in property listings is helping to create a more normalised market which is a welcome relief to renters, landlords...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform Is Far From Over, Whoever Wins on July 4

Leasehold reform still has a long way to run, according to the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP). The major party manifestos...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election and Lettings - free webinars explain what’s happening

Two webinars between now and General Election Day will seek to explain what the manifesto pledges mean for the lettings and...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Jitters: Reform Bill failure and July Election hit lettings market

Knight Frank is suggesting that a growing degree of uncertainty is hitting the rental market, particularly the high-end sector in the...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Distinctly Underwhelmed by Tories’ manifesto pledges

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

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency hails “transformational” merger with lettings giant

The Property Franchise Group, which calls itself the UK’s largest multi-brand property franchisor, says its merging with lettings giant Belvoir has...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s big idea to shift first time buyers from rental sector

Labour is launching a new Freedom to Buy scheme to get 80,000 young people on the housing ladder, over the next...

07 June 2024

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Stamp Duty Challenge - Tories pledge 'no change' but will Labour follow?

The housing market has suddenly become a major part of the General Election campaign as a result of a challenge thrown...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove slams major parties for ignoring growing housing crisis

In an unusually outspoken intervention into the election campaign, Rightmove has criticised the absence of debate over housing. The issue has not...

06 June 2024

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

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

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Eco-grants and first time buyer help - Rightmove’s Election Wishlist

Rightmove has produced five core demands on behalf of the rental sector, which it would like the next government to meet. These...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor Khan accused of failing over rental sector reforms

In an early General Election skirmish, London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan has been accused of failing to enact key private rental...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Beefed Up EPC must be priority for next government - call

Political parties should not allow the lengthy General Election campaign to delay work on a new and beefed-up Energy Performance Certificate...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Forget party policies - check interest rate movement

A prominent housing market analyst says people shouldn’t bother reading election literature but instead study interest rates if they want to...

30 May 2024

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Prioritise First Time Buyers - demand grows for next government to take action

Four fifths of developers believe that the next government needs to do more to support first time buyers, according to the...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Vote Labour, says high profile lettings industry figure

The chief executive of Goodlord, the prominent PropTech supplier to the lettings sector, has been revealed as one of the 121...

29 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

Reform Bill collapse is “significant setback” claims letting agency boss

The failure of Labour and Conservatives to agree that the Renters Reform Bill should become law by July 4 has been...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning To Labour - Rent Controls Just Won’t Work

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

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Renters Reform Bill - will it become law by July 4?

A General Election has been called for July 4. So what happens to the Renters Reform Bill, which has been the subject...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark wants Labour to come clean on rent controls

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

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Gimmick Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions - claim

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

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Landlord instructions in short supply as market slows

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

09 May 2024

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Tenants pushing back against large rent rises: Knight Frank

Rental growth in prime London postcodes has narrowed to levels last seen in the summer of 2021, says Knight Frank.  Average rents...

08 May 2024

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50,000 student rental beds in the pipeline - agency figures

Investment in UK purpose-built student accommodation in the first quarter of 2024 has been described as “robust.” A total of 21 transactions...

08 May 2024

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Lords won’t wreck Renters Reform Bill - trade body

A lettings sector trade body predicts that the House of Lords is unlikely to make substantive changes to the Renters Reform...

03 May 2024

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Shelter demands “overhaul” of Renters Reform Bill

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

01 May 2024

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Housing Minister to address agents ahead of General Election

Housing minister Lee Rowley will be taking centre stage at the largest property agency conference in the UK this summer, Propertymark...

30 April 2024

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Extraordinary 200 amendments to Renters Reform Bill in Commons today

There’s a huge number of amendments to the Renters Reform Bill, which has its Third Reading in the House of Commons...

24 April 2024

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Regulation of Property Agents - government slammed by Lords

The government’s failure to act on the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA) working party - chaired by Lord Richard Best and...

22 April 2024

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How Knight Frank sees it - market update from research guru

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory ex-housing minister quits, claiming he was a success

A former housing minister responsible for the sell off of huge numbers of social homes has told the Prime Minister he...

18 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

Shelter lobbies politicians with ‘rental plan to end homelessness’

Shelter is calling for the construction of 90,000 rental properties each year for a decade - and it claims this would...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mould and Damp: Agents should act now, says Propertymark

Propertymark has used its website and link with a property inspection service to urge letting agents to work with private tenants...

26 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

Purplebricks boss slams Tories in unexpected attack

While most agents remain relatively tight lipped about party politics, the chief executive of Purplebricks has said the Tories should take...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - MPs set to be bombarded by emails

A pressure group unhappy about lack of progress on the Renters Reform Bill wants MPs to be bombarded with complaint emails.  Over...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter threatens government after big rise in Section 21 evictions

Shelter is warning that the government’s failure to abolish Section 21 evictions will backfire and that “renters will remember who stood...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Political uncertainty suggests ongoing landlord exodus, says Knight Frank

Prime London rental values fell closer to their longer-term average in January, as supply continued to increase - but worries about...

05 February 2024

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Wealthy tenants demand prime rental units ‘with highest spec’

A prominent lettings agency is advising landlords to fit out homes in prime locations to the same high specification as if...

01 February 2024

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House builders overwhelmingly want Labour to win General Election

A Knight Frank survey of 50 house builders shows a staggering 70 per cent support for Labour to win the next...

29 January 2024

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Foxtons’ internal data shows ‘balanced market’ likely this year

Foxtons’ internal lettings data shows that the 2024 lettings market in the capital is likely to be more balanced than in...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Year political updates for agents from Propertymark

Propertymark’s monthly political and government update webinars are set to continue in 2024 - General Election year. A statement from the trade...

22 January 2024

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Shock figures put interest rate cut on the back burner

There are growing fears that the hoped-for Bank of England base rate cut this spring - the first off possibly several...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer warns that Summer will be hectic for lettings sector

Summer looks like it’s going to be a hectic period for lettings agents and the private rental sector according to TV...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Free webinar for agents on latest shock waves to hit market

A free webinar for agents is being held next week, again devoted to the Renters Reform Bill as well as the...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill won’t take effect until late 2024 at the earliest

David Cox, the former ARLA chief executive, says the earliest that the Renters Reform Bill could come into effect is late...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Short lets tax change this week just the first of many in 2024

Airbnb and other short let platforms are from this week required to send data on their clients’ earnings to HMRC. And a...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour will keep Right To Buy in England if it wins election

Labour says it will keep the controversal Right To Buy policy in England if it wins this year’s General Election. This is...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget date revealed as Gove hints at new housing policies

The date has been set for the Spring Budget - the last before the General Election.  It’s to be on Wednesday March...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill causing unease amongst investors - agency

The Jackson-Stops agency is warning that the Renters Reform Bill is driving investors away - and making the market worse, not...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour to ban bidding wars and offer new anti-social behaviour rules

A prominent housing market commentator says Labour would introduce a tougher version of the Renters Reform Bill if it forms the...

27 December 2023

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

Labour housing policies win strong public support as Tories lag behind

Independent polling gives Labour a big lead when it comes to its approach to housing policy. Detailed polling by the Ipsos pollster...

21 December 2023

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More tenants now shop around, says high profile agent

A prominent London buying agent and property consultant says the slowly improving supply of rental property means more tenants are now...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - webinar to update agents on latest changes

A webinar is being held tomorrow, aimed to urging agents to get ahead of changes to the industry likely to be...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill part of ‘brighter future for UK’ claims Sunak

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says the Renters Reform Bill will be mentioned in today’s King’s Speech - and is part of...

07 November 2023

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Top agency insists rental sector negativity is exaggerated

Leaders Romans Group claims the pessimistic mood which many say surrounds the private rental sector is exaggerated. It has surveyed its landlord...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform activists claim huge public support for change

The Renters Reform Coalition - a collection of some 20 activist groups and charities demanding changes to the private rental sector...

24 October 2023

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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

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

Gove to be quizzed on Renters Reform Bill

Housing Secretary Michael Gove will address the main Conservative party Conference on Tuesday morning next week - but perhaps his most...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Market already cooling thanks to Election speculation - claim

It may still be 16 months until the furthest date for the next General Election but with party conference season in...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls at heart of Shelter’s General Election manifesto

Shelter has published what it calls a General Election manifesto with rent controls at its heart. Called The Way Home: a manifesto to...

25 September 2023

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MPs back to work but Renters Reform Bill clarity still awaited

Parliament resumes today following its summer recess but there is still a lack of detail on aspects of the Renters Reform...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Ousted Green Party still arguing for rent controls in key battleground

The Green Party - which ran the Brighton and Hove council until being swept from office in May’s local elections -...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rishi Sunak hints at fundamental reform of EPC system

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has thrown his weight behind Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to delay deadlines for EPC improvements in...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Public want more tax on Airbnbs and higher private rental standards

A mortgage lender has conducted a survey of homeowners which has produced a string of anti-landlord and anti-overseas investor attitudes. Market Financial...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - would a General Election make it or break it?

The head of a consultancy that handles lettings agency acquisition has given her views on what a General Election might mean...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour turning its back on rent controls once and for all

It looks as if the Labour Party is turning its back on rent controls on England and Wales. In the past year...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Surcharge: Labour considers raising it even higher

Labour is considering raising the buy to let and holiday home stamp duty surcharge above the current three per cent if...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour to allow councils to limit new build sales to first time buyers

A newspaper says Labour is seeking to woo renter voters by allowing councils to restrict new build homes to first time...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Warns Tenants - political posturing may push up rents

A prominent lettings agency has taken the unusual step of warning tenants that parties using the sector for political capital may...

04 April 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

Tax Grabs - might Tories lose support because of CGT penalties?

A second agency chief has warned the Conservatives of the possible electoral consequences of higher taxes aimed at the private rental...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Tories should worry about ‘Rent Wall’ voters going Labour - claim

The man behind a new survey of tenants’ voting intentions claims the Conservatives need to worry about losing support amongst young...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Government may scrap plans to abolish Section 21

The government may be changing its mind on scrapping Section 21 eviction powers according to a bombshell story in The Times. Outlining what...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour's plans for private renting - if it wins the next election

Shadow housing minister Lisa Nandy has unveiled a Charter for Renters which she says will be implemented within 100 days of...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Confirmed - Renters Reform Bill coming this session of Parliament

It’s been confirmed that the controversial Renters Reform Bill will still be introduced by the end of this session of Parliament,...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad news for investors as Central London recovery slows - Savills

Buy to let and other investors hoping for a rapid recovery in the prime central London market are likely to be...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform aimed mostly at north of England, government admits

The government is admitting that its rental reform agenda is aimed primarily at the north of England - which just happens...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour joins call for faster scrapping of S21 evictions

Labour has joined with campaign groups Generation Rent and Shelter in calling for the speediest possible ending of Section 21 eviction...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour to review tax reliefs applying to private rental sector

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has told the Labour Party conference that if her party wins the next General Election she will...

28 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour’s new housing chief wants to work with Tories to scrap S21

Labour’s Lucy Powell, the party’s new housing spokesperson, says she wants to work with the Conservatives to scrap Section 21 eviction...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

“Supercharged growth plans” pledge by merged lettings giants

Two franchise giants - Hunters and The Property Franchise Group - say their combined lettings book underpins their recent deal. In a...

25 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill pushed into the long grass?

It appears that the Renters Reform Bill - a key measure in the 2019 Conservative General Election manifesto - has been...

25 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Councils and Labour add to calls to scrap Section 21 eviction powers

The Local Government Association, which represents almost all councils in England, is calling on the government to scrap section 21. The call comes...

30 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents' warm welcome for £5,000 Green Homes Grant scheme

The Association of Residential Lettings Agents has given a warm welcome to this week’s news that buy to let investors as...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Rental market joins sales enjoying upward momentum

Another housing market snapshot suggests demand and confidence are improving as a result of the new political and economic landscape following...

17 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent giant reveals four new developments for 2020

Grainger, one of the biggest names in Build To Rent in the UK, says its current BTR pipeline stands at 24...

07 February 2020

From: Breaking News

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