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KEYWORD "Hamptons" - 100 RESULTS
Agent appointed to manage company’s 14 lettings branches

Hamptons, one of the high-end brands owned by Connells, had appointed Graeme Young as regional lettings director.  Young assumes responsibility for 14-branches...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Foreign-based tenants and investors targeted by high end lettings agency

High end lettings agency Hamptons has launched a new international department to woo overseas investors and tenants seeking rental properties in...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Renting Still Cheaper Than Buying with a 5% Deposit

Would-be buyers with a 5% deposit face paying £300 per month more in mortgage repayments than if they continued renting, says...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants Renewing on Existing Contracts hit with high rent rises - new data

Tenants renewing an existing contracts have been faced with high rent rises according to Hamptons lettings agency. It says they rose 8.3%...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Seasoned lettings expert joins regional agency

A seasoned lettings expert has been taken on to boost the success of an agency branch in Surrey. James Clarke, with 25...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency set up in a front room will stay in family ownership

The founder of an agency which started life in a front room is handing the family firm over to her son...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer asks: Should Agents Manage Short Let Properties?

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

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Major agency announces link with renting-in-retirement specialist

Hamptons is linking with retirement rental specialist provider Birchgrove, pledging to offer “a unique proposition for those seeking quality senior rental...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons uses Connells link to woo investor buyers

Hamptons has launched a residential investment department - and it’s using the sister Connells brand to give new homes more exposure...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove snaps up rental-focussed reviews website

A five year old consumer reviews website has been acquired by Rightmove. Homeviews was set up in 2019 and at the time...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises outstripping inflation for past nine months - agency analysis

A leading lettings agency says 2023 was a record-breaking year for rental growth.   The average rent on a newly let property in...

15 January 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

2023 goes down as the year of record rents

London has seen the strongest rental growth over the last year according to an analysis by lettings agency Hamptons.   The average rent...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents soar as new demographics change face of renting in Britain

The total amount of rent paid by tenants in Great Britain this year will hit £85.6 billion - over twice the...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New record rents for three-bed houses and one-bed flats

The lettings market shows little sign of slowing as rents rose 11.7 per cent year-on-year across Britain in October, says the...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Sell Off - agency reports hundreds of thousands sold

The share of homes sold by a landlord in Britain has fallen from 15.7 per cent last year to 14.0 per...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency’s first Short Lets Broker to handle month-plus tenancies

Self employed agency brand Harding Green has appointed a former Hamptons agent to handle short lets for clients. Nina Wallrock, who has...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual Rental Growth still in double figures, reports leading agency

Annual rental growth across remained in double-digits during September, with the average cost of a new let up 11.7 per cent...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Crisis forcing rental sector to contract further - Hamptons

Landlords in the UK are paying 40 per cent more mortgage interest than in August 2022, forcing more of them to...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Police urge agents to smoke out illegal cannabis farms

Police are urging letting agents and landlords to act swiftly if they think one of their properties is being used as...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let sell off triggers flurry of auction activity

The auction house appears to be bucking the downward trend in the wider housing market. And much of it is down to...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Yet another record rent rise reported by agency Hamptons

The average rate of annual rental growth on a newly let property in Britain hit 12.0 per cent in August, the...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Many councils enforcing rental regulations face ‘effective bankruptcy’

A survey of local authorities in some of the poorest areas of the country - bodies which enforce many private rental...

06 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

Up and Up! Hamptons says rent growth shows no sign of slowing

There are few signs that the pace of rental growth is slackening, warns Hamptons. It says the cost of a new tenancy...

14 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

Many older renters set to struggle according to new analysis

A retirement forecast suggests older renters may struggle as demographic and property market figures change over time. Scottish Widows’ annual retirement report,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Massive drop in lettings supply creates new rent rise record

The average rent on a newly let property in Britain rose to £1,273 pcm in June, a new record according to...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Dramatic increase in pension-age renters coming soon

After a decade of steady growth, the number of older renters is poised to increase rapidly over the next 10 years...

17 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

Big rise in service charges for flats triggered by fire precautions

New research from lettings agency Hamptons shows that since 2018, average service charges for flats across England and Wales have increased...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Market dip as rental growth slows in almost every region

The pace of rental growth cooled in May, with the average rent on a newly let home in Britain rising 9.1...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental growth slows in all but one location

The pace of rental growth cooled in May, with the average rent on a newly let home in Britain rising 9.1...

13 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

Stamp Duty Surcharge triggers long-term slump in off-plan sales

Off-plan new build properties - at one time a solid favourite amongst landlords - are now falling out of favour with...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Average rents pass four-figure milestone as stock shortage goes on

Strong rental growth pushed the average monthly rent on a newly let property outside London up to £1,002 pcm in April,...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Newspaper names agency in middle of high profile mould dispute

An online newspaper has named the lettings agency at the heart of a high profile dispute with tenants over mould. The i...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Strictly star to front lettings agency podcast

Lettings agency Hamptons, now part of Connells, has hired a former Strictly Come Dancing and Countryfile star to front a property...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Retirees lead the way amongst landlords quitting sector

Landlords who bought soon after the launch of the first buy-to-let mortgage in 1996 are retiring in increasing numbers.   Research from lettings...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Woke or Worthy? Agency celebrates Earth Day

Lettings agency Hamptons is backing Earth Day tomorrow in partnership with removals firm Doree Bonner International and the charity Mind. As part...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock shortages drive double digit rent rises, insists agency

Hamptons says rental growth across Britain in March posted its third ever double-digit increase since the agency records began almost a...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Record high for rents as normal market resumes

Rents across Great Britain hit another record high in February, averaging £1,230 pcm for a newly let home.   The figure - which...

17 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

Cash Is King for buy to let as interest rates hit investors

New buy to let purchases are increasingly being funded by cash rather than a mortgage, says Hamptons lettings agency.   So far this...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer urges agents to use the hard sell on Buy To Let

Location, Location, Location star Phil Spencer says it’s time for agents to go for the ‘hard sell’ on Buy To Let,...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental growth shows no sign of slackening, insists top agency

Rental growth is showing no sign of slackening with average rents up 8.3 per cent on the same time last year...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants quit London as rents make capital unaffordable

The rapid recovery in London rents post-Covid has seen the capital’s tenants leave in record numbers, according to new research from...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises fail to keep up with inflation says leading agency

The average rent on a newly let home in Britain is £1,216 pcm in December, 7.7 per cent up on a...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy to let investors flock to the regions for better yields

The share of Londoners purchasing property outside of the capital slowed in 2022, back towards pre-Covid norms.   That’s the view of lettings...

28 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells brand launching TV campaign on Boxing Day

One of Connells’ high end branch, Hamptons, is releasing a TV advertisement on Boxing Day.  The advert, in 30 and 60 second...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Best rental returns are outside Southern England says agency

Annual rental growth strengthened for the third month running, with average rents up 7.9 per cent across Britain on the same...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let is NOT dead - investors buy higher proportion of homes

Investment buyers will snap up a higher proportion of homes in 2022 than they did in 2021, the Hamptons agency forecasts.   So...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Brace! Brace! Rent bombshell in New Year warns property chief

Tenants should brace themselves for soaring rents in the New Year, a property expert warns.  The National Association of Property Buyers predicts...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Drought over? Stock levels now better than this time last year

Stock levels crept up for a second consecutive month, according to lettings agency Hamptons, meaning there were 15 per cent more...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents pass new milestone as market remains red hot

The average rent on a newly let home in Britain rose has hit £1,204 pcm - passing the £1,200 mark for...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Game On! Top agency scores big with short lets operator

Hamptons has snapped up specialist short lets company Wimbledon Accommodation,  a supplier to the annual Wimbledon tennis championships. Wimbledon Accommodation has operated...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Big rise in buy to let companies - at least until tax increase

There’s been a big rise in the number of companies set up to hold buy to let, according to a survey...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate chaos threatens profitability of buy to let - top agency

Rising interest rates are eroding the profitability of buy to let for mortgaged landlords, says Connells-owned agency Hamptons.   It says that its...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental market to outperform sales for years to come - new analysis

New long-term analysis by Hamptons says rental growth will cool over the coming years but will still outperform house prices between...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

City rents play catch-up but lettings market slowdown continues

Rents across Great Britain rose by an average of 8.3 per cent over the last 12 months, marking a gradual slowdown...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Young adults lie behind growing rental demand, analysis shows

Tenants’ bills are expected to hit a record £63 billion this year - and much of it is down to the...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

London Calling! Rents up faster in the capital than anywhere else in Britain

For the first time since November 2019, rents in London grew faster than any other region in the country.   That’s the claim...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Renting cheaper than buying after latest interest rate rises

The most recent interest rate rise has swung the balance making it cheaper to rent than to buy, according to lettings...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental move-in PropTech service wins millions in new investment

Home set-up service Just Move In has announced a huge fund-raise of £4m. The service boasts Hamptons, Openrent, and Pickfords amongst and...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Race For Space Is Over - tenants quit Home Counties for London

London rents are rising at a record pace with growth being driven by tenants returning from outside the capital.   That’s the suggestion...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Is buy to let killing the concept of chains in sales?

An increasing number of house purchases are made by buyers who are not in chains - a trend driven by the...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent levels hit new high - but there’s a warning they won’t stay there

New data from Connells-owned brand Hamptons shows that the average cost of a new let in Britain rose to £1,115 pcm,...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

 Tenants to suffer cash crisis this year, lettings agency warns

Connells-owned lettings agency Hamptons is warning that the record-breaking rental growth of the past year has seen tenants pay a rocketing...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises double in a year according to latest agency data

Rents are rising at around twice the level of a year ago according to data from Connells-owned lettings agency Hamptons. Despite rental...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Thousands of BTL firms close each year, agency analysis shows

While the number of companies set up by individual landlords to hold buy to lets reached a record high last year,...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

At last - Inner London rents rising for first time in two years

For the first time since January 2020, rents in Inner London rose on an annual basis - they were up 3.9...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Big advantage for agents with larger properties available

The desire for more living space, a key feature of the pandemic, has driven up rents on larger properties faster than...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Big regional rent differences continue as ‘Covid-effect’ rumbles on

The latest market snapshot from lettings agency Hamptons suggests that rents have risen, nationally, 7.9 per cent over the last 12 months. It...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Police tips for agents on how to smoke out cannabis farms

Police officers are this week raising awareness among agents about the signs of potential cannabis grows. The campaign is being led in...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Lettings market strong - and even London recovering a little

Average annual rental growth across Britain hit 8.0 per cent in September, the third fastest annual rate of growth recorded this...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday did nothing to improve buy to let purchases

Lettings agency Hamptons, part of Connells, says there’s little sign that the stamp duty holiday led to large numbers of new...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental market to remain stronger than before the pandemic

The rapid pace of growth in the rental market will slow in 2022 but the enduring rate of increase should still...

27 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Analysis - fewer millennial tenants help drive down rents

Tenants are now paying less rent than five years ago, research claims. Analysis by Hamptons claims the total amount of rent paid...

13 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Connells-owned high end brand opens new London office

John D Wood - one of two high end brands formerly owned by Countrywide but recently acquired by Connells - is...

01 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Huge pressure on lettings market from sellers temporarily renting

A study by Hamptons shows that so far this year 10 per cent of new tenancies have been taken by someone...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental growth dips as market stabilises

New data from Connells-owned agency Hamptons shows that nationally the rate of annual rental growth moderated slightly last month. Rents across Britain rose...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Thousands of London investors snap up buy to lets outside M25

London-based buy to let purchasers in the first half of the year have looked outside the capital in high numbers according...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Surge in holiday let incorporations set up during pandemic

The rate at which holiday let businesses is being set up has more than doubled during the pandemic according to the...

29 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Boom: new figures show rental market rising 8.5% a year

Across Great Britain the pace of rental growth continued to climb in June, with rents rising 8.5 per cent year-on-year. The data...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

London On The Up - rent rises after 13 consecutive months of falls

Connells-owned high end agency Hamptons has declared the bottom of the rental market for Inner London, saying it’s now on the...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Rents have hit a record high according to leading agency

Rental growth accelerated in May to reach a new record high according to Connells-owned lettings agency Hamptons.   Last month the average cost...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency up for key awards - but needs the public to vote for it

A lettings agency with branches in Corby and Kettering has been shortlisted for two awards this summer. Belvoir has been nominated for...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Renting now cheaper than buying, new research shows

It is now cheaper to rent a home than buy one - the first time this has been the case since...

14 June 2021

From: Breaking News

High-end agency is latest to join PropTech compliance portfolio

PropTech property compliance firm CheckDocs says it’s bagged Hamptons as its latest agency - with over 90 branches and a substantial...

09 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Rent Stock Drought Worsens - half of Britain sees 50% supply fall

Lettings agency Hamptons says there’s been “an unprecedented fall” in the number of rental homes on the market, leading to double-digit...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty slashes size of buy to let sector claims agency

The five years since the introduction of the three per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional homes has led to a...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Booming demand for suburbs according to buy to let specialist

Booming demand for homes in commuter zones and well-connected towns is causing a mini-boom in the lettings market. That’s the view of...

20 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Strong capital appreciation deters landlords selling up, says agency

Buy to let investors are not cashing out of the private rental sector despite the restrictions and taxes imposed by government. Hamptons’...

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Two tier market as London rents fall while everywhere else booms

London rents have started to fall again - just as every other region of Britain is showing significant annual increases. Figures for...

12 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents demand radical overhaul of eco-targets for rental sector

Agents and other industry players have penned an open letter to government demanding a radical overhaul of targets for energy efficiency in the...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty surge in house prices means more tenants keep renting

Research by Hamptons suggests that the increased house prices caused by the stamp duty holiday sales surge has indirectly obliged more...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency consolidation continues apace

The week begins with news of another agency acquiring an independent. This time it’s Alexander & Co, a Bedfordshire firm, which has...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty surcharge and investor worries behind off-plan sales fall

There’s been another fall in the proportion of new-builds sold off-plan. Data from Hamptons says 33 per cent of new home completions...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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