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KEYWORD "Independent Age" - 100 RESULTS
New senior lettings figures at high-end London business

London high end agency Eccord has bolstered its property management team with two experienced new hires. Steve Wilson joins as Senior Property...

19 July 2024

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Independent Agencies Tumble - Lomond's second acquisition this week

The relentless acquisition programme of the private equity-funded Lomond Group continues apace with another acquisition announced today - the second this...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the new President of ARLA Propertymark

Angharad Trueman, the group lettings director of Andrews Group, is the new President of ARLA Propertymark.  She says her role as President...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snapped up by private equity-funded firm

Lomond’s John Shepherd brand has acquired a small Birmingham lettings agency, Xact Lettings. No figure is given for the number of lettings...

11 June 2024

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Lettings portfolio snapped up by nearby franchisees

The franchisees of Martin & Co’s Rochdale branch have completed their first independent acquisition less than a year after taking on...

07 June 2024

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Agency plea to rival firms seeking buyers or joint ventures

Independent agency Henry Adams says it wants “entrepreneurs and business owners” to “explore new growth avenues” The company is seeking acquisitions, joint...

04 June 2024

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Independent agency snapped up by private equity cash

An agency group with an acquisition programme funded by a private equity operation has snapped up another independent agency. Lomond - which...

03 June 2024

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New flagship ‘shopping centre’ office for 20-branch independent agency

A 20-branch agency focused on Surrey has relocated its flagship office in the county. Seymours’ new 3,000 square feet office space is...

10 May 2024

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Independent agency runs seminar series for new landlords

Top tips will be provided for landlords in the private rental market in a seminar next month organised by high profile...

22 April 2024

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OnTheMarket expansion continues as it signs large multi-branch agency

Seymours, one of the largest independent agency networks operating in the South East of England, is to advertise its lettings and sales...

09 April 2024

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Another independent agency snapped up by franchise giant’s brand

Parkers franchisee Craig Pearson claims to have added a “substantial” number of properties to his Reading branch portfolio after buying an...

04 April 2024

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Second acquisition of the year for regional agency

Regional estate agency group Sheldon Bosley Knight has snapped up its second business in recent weeks. It’s acquired Charles Kimbell Lettings in...

21 March 2024

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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

Older Persons charity hits out over Renters Reform Bill rumours

A charity providing support for older people facing financial hardship has hit out at the government over rumours concerning the Renters...

05 March 2024

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Ethical Agent Network launches, promising to be ‘different’

A network uniting so-called ‘ethical agents’ launches today with a promise to be different from the rest of the industry. The Ethical...

04 March 2024

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Third independent lettings operation snapped up by franchisee

Long-standing lettings franchisee Kevin Hall has snapped up a third independent agency in his town. Hall, who has run the Ashford branch...

15 February 2024

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Major agency reinstates lettings division three years after sell-off

Major regional independent agency Dacre, Son & Hartley is expanding its offering by re-entering the residential lettings and property management market...

14 February 2024

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Rental scams could soar as AI spreads, warns industry figure

A prominent industry expert says lettings agents and other property sector insiders should be extra-vigilant over cybersecurity breaches. Neil Cobbold, managing director...

12 February 2024

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ARLA agent is new head of Experts In Property

It’s all change for a regional agents’ group which has announced a new chair and new directors. Cornwall-based former estate agent Steve...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency disappears as franchise giant expands

Martin & Co - part of the TPFG franchise giant - has purchased another independent agency. Father and son duo Jaspal and...

11 December 2023

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Independent agency snaps up rival as owners retire after 35 years

Pattinson estate agency in the north east of England has snapped up Ryedales Estate Agents, an independent in Northumberland. Ryedales owners Geoff...

29 November 2023

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FIA independent agents group reveals new PropTech supplier

The Federation of Independent Agents has selected an automated client account platform as a supplier.  The FIA was established in by Graham...

17 November 2023

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Agency doubles in size after snapping up third independent business

A Belvoir franchisee has doubled the size of his business by buying out a local independent agency - his third acquisition...

16 November 2023

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Agency restructures in push for bigger share of key lettings market

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

15 November 2023

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Independent agency brand remains even after acquisition by chain

Winkworth is expanding further in Dorset, with the acquisition of Christopher Batten in Wimborne – its seventh office in the county.  Christopher...

10 November 2023

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Lomond snaps up another independent agency’s lettings book

Lomond has snapped up another lettings book - it’s of the Royston & Lund agency in the East Midlands. The 600 properties...

26 October 2023

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Older tenants need Renters Reform Bill insists pressure group

Older private renters must have their voices heard In support of the Renters Reform Bill. That’s the view of Joanna Elson, chief...

25 October 2023

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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

London expansion for agency network after acquiring independent

A long-standing Martin & Co franchisee is expanding his network of London offices following an independent agency acquisition. Michael van de Vyver, who...

13 October 2023

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Independent agency snapped up by local franchise office

An independent agency managing 115 lettings units has been snapped up its local Belvoir franchise. Tim Hughes, owner of Belvoir Newbury, has...

10 October 2023

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‘Ethical’ lettings agent meets MP to discuss rental crisis

A lettings agent who describes himself as “a responsible and ethical property professional” has met with a Liberal Democrat MP to...

11 September 2023

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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

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Prime time Prime houses - new TV property show starts tonight

London-born property magnate Paul Kemsley, nicknamed PK, is the agent at the centre of a new TV property show starting this...

29 August 2023

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Exponential growth on its way as agency takes over rival

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

25 July 2023

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Rebranded agency launches all-inclusive tenancy deal

My Property Box Tyne & Wear has extended its all-inclusive rent deal - and it says it’s in response to concerns...

11 July 2023

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Independent agency snapped up to create total of 40 offices

An independent agency with a lettings portfolio of 400 units has been snapped up by franchise holders in the Newton Fallowell...

05 July 2023

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Rebrand and new name for second generation family lets firm

Grosvenor Billinghurst, the Surrey lettings agency that serves the towns and surrounding areas of Cobham, Claygate and Hinchley Wood, is now...

20 June 2023

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Independent agency snapped up by franchise entrepreneur

Huddersfield entrepreneur Chan Khangura has added another specialist lettings agency to his portfolio. With his father Kashmir he fought off tough competition...

06 June 2023

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Agents’ inventories may be ‘biased’ to landlords - claim

An industry trade group claims inventories conducted by lettings agents may be seen as biased towards landlords rather than truly independent. Daniel...

30 March 2023

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Independent agency swallowed up in five year acquisition plan

Leaders Romans Group has snapped up another independent lettings firm in what it calls a five year acquisition programme. Stanley & Partners...

20 March 2023

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Franchise agency says it’s on the lettings acquisition trail

Martin & Co’s Huddersfield branch is the latest part of the franchise operation to snap up an independent agency. Branch owner Will...

17 February 2023

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Rebrand and new name for fast-growing lettings agency

Lomond, which in the past two years has made 40 acquisitions of mostly small independent agencies, has marked its second anniversary...

16 February 2023

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Franchise giant snaps up long-standing independent agency

The Solihull branch of Hunters has acquired independent agency Searchers, which was set up back in 1995. Becki Dean, lettings director for...

14 February 2023

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Independent agency snaps up nearby lettings operator

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

24 January 2023

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Ambitious business duo snap up 78 year old agency

Franchisees from Belvoir have snapped up an independent agency in Reading. The acquisition of Patrick Williams, which dates back 78 years, comes...

13 January 2023

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Automated client account platform to supply agents’ trade group

Automated client account platform Lettspay is to become a supplier to the Federation of Independent Agents.  Lettspay, which is registered with the...

12 January 2023

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Lettings chief steps up to become agency partner

The long-standing head of an agency’s property management and lettings divisions is stepping up to become a partner in the company. Andrew...

10 January 2023

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Another independent snapped up by growing franchise operation

Martin & Co’s Ashford branch is celebrating the countdown to Christmas with another independent agency acquisition. The franchised office, owned by Kevin...

12 December 2022

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Two more independents acquired by Lomond Group brand

The Lomond Group has strengthened its position in Scotland by acquiring two more independent agencies and adding some 600 properties to...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial letting agent’s company sold for undisclosed sum

The lettings agency operated by controversial agent Ajay Jagota has been sold for an undisclosed sum. Jagota set up KIS Lettings with...

01 November 2022

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Franchise giant snaps up another independent lettings firm

Another independent agency has been snapped up by a brand of The Property Franchise Group. The owners of Martin & Co’s Widnes...

07 October 2022

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Another independent lettings book snapped up by franchise firm

A Martin & Co franchise holder has made their first acquisition after 14 years.  Mike Ellis and Becky Troisi have snapped up the...

30 September 2022

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Another independent agency’s lettings book bought by chain giants

The acquisition machine that is the Lomond Group has snapped up the lettings book of another independent agency. Lomond has taken over...

22 September 2022

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Hats off to independent agency opening its third branch

An independent lettings agency is opening its third bricks-and-mortar branch, under two years after the launch of the business. Hat and Home’s...

16 September 2022

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Independent agency snapped up by franchise rival

Another small independent agency has been snapped up by a Belvoir franchisee. The Lettings Company has been acquired by Belvoir Tunbridge Wells,...

14 September 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

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High profile lettings chain snapped up by Leaders Romans Group

It’s being reported that a prominent independent agency is to be snapped up by the fast-growing Leader Romans Group. Isle of Wight...

25 July 2022

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London agency snaps up another lettings independent

Samuel Estates, an agency based in south west London, has snapped up local independent Home Lets. Established in 2004 the first Samuel...

19 July 2022

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Another independent agency snapped up by franchise brand

Bhavik Patel, owner of Nicholas Humphreys Southampton & Portsmouth has acquired independent lettings agency Harker and Bullman in Wimborne. This is the...

24 June 2022

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Rental reforms prompt independent agency to sell to larger rival

An agency has snapped up its second independent in 12 months. James Douglas Sales and Lettings has acquired Leek and Weston in...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New franchise deal offered to agents seeking corporate benefits

Agents running their own businesses but attracted to the advantages of a corporate are being targeted by a new Business Integration...

20 June 2022

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Another independent agency falls to fast-growing Lomond Group

The fast-growing Lomond Group has consolidated its market dominance in Scotland by snapping up another independent. Lomond’s Stonehouse brand, which operates throughout Aberdeenshire,...

15 June 2022

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Another independent bites the dust as agency makes latest acquisition

The fast-growing Henry Adams Lettings has acquired Interlet Sussex, a long-established independent agency. Interlet Sussex, based in Bognor Regis, was founded in...

09 June 2022

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Another independent agency snapped up by franchise giant

Yet another independent lettings agency has been acquired by the Martin & Co brand of The Property Franchise Group. The owner of...

06 June 2022

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Independent agency disappears after acquisition by national brand

Yet another independent agency has disappeared after being acquired by a national brand. The Huddersfield branch of Martin & Co has snapped...

30 May 2022

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Yet another independent falls to Lomond Group ambitions

A leading brand in the fast-growing and heavily-funded Lomond Group has snapped up another independent agency.  Linley & Simpson has added another...

27 May 2022

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Lettings book boost after acquisition of independent agency

The owners of Martin & Co’s Aldershot branch have grown their managed portfolio by more than a fifth after acquiring local...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

On Your e-Bike! Agency ditches cars for two wheels

An independent agency in London has ditched its company cars and gone over to e-bikes instead when it’s representatives attend viewings. Taylor...

11 April 2022

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Agency triples in size after 11 acquisitions in little over a year

An agency has made its 11th acquisition in just over a year. Thornley Groves - a brand in the Lomond Group -...

07 April 2022

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Do we still need To Let boards in 2022?

A business news website is reporting that an agency has been ordered to pay £1,550 for displaying a board illegally. Charles Lear...

16 March 2022

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Family-run independent snaps up rival agency

Family-run independent agency Websters, has made its second acquisition in two years. It’s now snapped up Langford Estates, a Norwich based agency...

08 March 2022

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London hotspot - Franchise buys long-standing independent

Winkworth has expanded its presence in London with the opening of a new Maida Vale office following the acquisition of an...

01 March 2022

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Agency club helps buy to let investors expand portfolios

An independent agency in the Midlands has set up a club attracting investors from as far as Hong Kong, Dubai and...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech: CRM software now integrates with government-backed TDS

Lettings software provider Acquaint CRM has integrated its technology with the new API solution created by government-backed Tenancy Deposit Scheme.  The TDS...

07 February 2022

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HMO Management - new trade group aims to boost sector image

A new trade body is being set up which describes itself as a national network of property managers, specialising in the...

31 January 2022

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140-year-old agency snapped up by even older rival

There’s been yet another acquisition of an independent agency. Leeds-based property company, Adair Paxton, has snapped up longstanding Rothwell estate agent, William...

20 January 2022

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Six figure deal as independent agency snapped up by franchisee

An agency has made its third acquisition in recent years - this time snapping up a town’s longest established lettings agency. Whitegates...

11 January 2022

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Two more independents snapped up by growing agency group

Linley & Simpson, a joint founder of the Lomond Group, has acquired two more independent agencies.  The firms snapped up are family-run...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Two more independent agencies fall to fast-growing brand

An agency that is part of the fast-growing Lomond Group has itself acquired another two independent agencies.  Thornley Groves, is expanding its...

07 December 2021

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Franchise owner snaps up another independent agency

The owner of Martin & Co’s Blackpool branch has made it a year to remember after securing another independent acquisition.  Hamza Anwar...

26 November 2021

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Lomond Group reveals next move in bid to become national lettings agency

A brand within the fast-expanding Lomond Group has sealed its second acquisition within a fortnight, adding a further 200 properties to...

04 November 2021

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Lettings giant snaps up another independent agency

Another independent lettings agency has been acquired by a fast-expanding giant with plans to become a prominent national agency network. Lomond Group’s John...

26 October 2021

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Robert Watts acquires long-established independent agency

North of England agency Robert Watts is expanding into Halifax after completing the acquisition of independent firm Bennett Kaye for an...

18 October 2021

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Major regional independent agency opens its 11th branch

Fenn Wright, which operates in East Anglia, has opened its latest office in Felixstowe and will focus on sales and lettings.  Managing...

11 October 2021

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Independent agency snapped up by larger long-established firm

Henry Adams Lettings has acquired Country & Coastal Lettings, a small independent in Hampshire.  Ian Wiggett, chief executive of Henry Adams, says:...

07 October 2021

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Another independent snapped up by fast-growing franchise agency

A branch of Northwood has snapped up an independent agency. Bassets Lettings, which is based in Salisbury, was set up in 2002...

30 September 2021

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Sheffield vote of confidence – Linley & Simpson consolidates with acquisition 

Linley & Simpson, one of the North of England’s leading residential letting agents, has expanded its Sheffield operations just six months...

17 September 2021

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Fast-growing LRG snaps up yet another independent agency

Leaders Romans Group has completed the purchase of Dewhurst Lettings in Swindon - the latest in its acquisition programme announced earlier...

06 September 2021

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Family run agency acquires fourth branch in city

Independent agency Hardisty And Co has acquired a fourth branch in Leeds. It will be headed up by former owner and office...

09 June 2021

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New independent lettings agency pledges to break the mould

A new independent agency is to specialise in lettings and property management across Hertfordshire. Led by Luke Mason and Jonathan Fiducia, the...

26 May 2021

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Consolidation continues - another independent agency snapped up

North London agency Home Minders has acquired independent lettings and sales business Alan Goldin Estates. This transaction is Home Minder’s third acquisition,...

21 May 2021

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From employee to owner - agency reveals new management

A former employee at the Staines-upon-Thames office of lettings agency Martin & Co has returned – as the branch’s new owner. Doreen...

18 May 2021

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Fast-growing national chain snaps up three independent agencies

The highest profile agency in the big-spending Lomond Group has sealed a trio of deals in the first week of April...

07 May 2021

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Franchise branch gobbles up nearby independent agency

The owner of the Bedford branch of Martin & Co has grown his business by more than 50 per cent thanks...

07 May 2021

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Six-figure deal buys area’s largest independent agency

A lettings company has paid an undisclosed sum - described only as “a six figure deal” - to acquire a large...

05 May 2021

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Agency opens in legendary town made famous by TV comedy

The Yorkshire town immortalised in the long-running BBC comedy Last of the Summer Wine - Holmfirth - is the location of the latest...

26 April 2021

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Third acquisition this year for fast-growing city agency

Ascend Properties in Manchester has acquired another small independent agency. It’s snapped up Elavace Estates, a lettings management portfolio on Merseyside.  This follows acquisitions...

22 April 2021

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Independent agents invited to sessions with mentors and experts

Propertymark says its Inspire programme is continuing to help agents via its small group network - and it’s taking bookings for...

01 April 2021

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Consolidation Continues: Another independent snapped up

Independent agency EuroLet, operating in Bishop’s Stortford for the past 20 years, has been acquired by Leaders Romans Group. LRG has welcomed...

08 March 2021

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Rightmove sets out rental sector innovation programme

Rightmove has set out its innovation programme for the private rental sector. The portal has given over a substantial amount of its...

01 March 2021

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