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KEYWORD "Landlord" - 104 RESULTS
New service charges all-in lettings and management fee of 6%

A new agency - which describes itself as a “disruptor company” - says it will charge an all-in lettings and management...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove says big rise in rental supply still nothing like enough

Rightmove says the number of available rental properties is currently 14% higher than this time last year, while tenant demand is...

23 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Double digit annual rent rises still happening in some areas

The low supply of rental homes continues to put upward pressure on rents, reports Hamptons.   The average tenant paid £1,347 pcm to...

23 July 2024

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Buy To Let investors plummet while the rest focus on high yield areas

New figures from lettings agency Hamptons suggest that investors purchasing buy to let properties are increasingly looking to the north of...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Get Stuck In! - Agents told to campaign to change Labour’s Renters Rights Bill

Agents are being urged to campaign to change Labour’s Renters Rights Bill to stop it damaging the lettings industry. Neil Cobbold, commercial...

22 July 2024

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Bidding Wars not the problem - they’re just a symptom

A prominent lettings agent says banning agents and landlords conducting bidding wars for a rental property is not addressing the real...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Sustainable green lettings office launched after revamp

An agency has upgraded a lettings office after what it describes as a makeover by ‘green office and retail design consultants’. The...

19 July 2024

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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

From: Breaking News

Ending S21 is fine says leading agent - but safeguards needed

The government’s renewed pledge to end Section 21 eviction powers for agents and landlords is fine, a leading industry figure has...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

No details of Renters Rights Bill until October - expert

David Cox, the former chief executive of ARLA Propertymark and now a senior executive at Rightmove, says it’s unlikely we’ll see...

18 July 2024

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Landlords are getting younger, new data shows

The average age of landlords acquiring new rental property with a buy to let mortgage has fallen over the past decade,...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Rights Bill promised by government in blizzard of new laws

A new Renters' Rights Bill is to be introduced into Parliament, it's been confirmed today. The announcement was made in the King's...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Concern over Rental White Paper after latest political resignation

The resignation of Labour’s First Minister of Wales has raised alarm with Propertymark. Vaughan Gething quit yesterday after the Welsh Housing Secretary...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Cost Of Rent Day launched by free-market think tank

The right wing think tank the Adam Smith Institute has launched something called the Cost Of Rent Day. The institute has calculated...

17 July 2024

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Tenants get agents’ advice on how to “jump the rental queue”

A lettings agency is offering tenants guidance on what it calls “how to jump the rental queue.” Benham and Reeves outlines a...

17 July 2024

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Fears grow for rent controls as Labour reviews rental sector

A lettings agency chief says there’s growing discussion about rent controls in his area - and he fears this may be...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Trade union demands wholesale rental reform in new report

The trade union UNISON has partnered with activist group Generation Rent to demand root-and-branch reform of the private rental sector. Four key...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents fall in some areas but Connells enjoys lettings growth

Lettings agency giant Connells says the private rental sector performed strongly in the second quarter of 2024 despite worries over future...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents warn Rayner - “don’t scrap Section 21 without a replacement”

Propertymark has warned Labour’s Deputy Prime Minister against scrapping Section 21 eviction powers without an adequate replacement. If Angela Rayner does fulfil...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents fear for future of Private Rental Sector - RICS

The latest lettings market snapshot by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors contains a raft of worried statements from agents. A large...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants reveal biggest ‘deal breakers’ when looking for rental property

Data sourced from millions of Barclays current accounts reveals spending on rent and mortgages rose just 1.5% year-on-year in June –...

11 July 2024

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Another regional agency falls to Lomond’s acquisition programme

Lomond has announced its 58th acquisition - that of an agency with lettings in Derby, Burton and Chesterfield.  Its latest acquisition of...

09 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

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Knight Frank warns Labour not to push Rental Reform too far

Knight Frank says the incoming Labour government faces a potential clash between what is politically desirable and economically possible, in terms...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Popular Buy To Let mortgage lender is latest to cut rates

Paragon Bank has reduced rates on its core range of buy-to-let mortgages, taking 15bps off 10 products, in addition to launching...

05 July 2024

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High profile agency launches new dedicated lettings branch

One of the longest standing and best known lettings agencies in the south east has opened a new office in Esher.  Curchods...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s Housing Policies - next five years start today

The biggest rental sector headline from Labour’s manifesto may well be its pledge for the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Taxes and Rent Controls top worries ahead of election - agency survey

A nationwide survey conducted by Leaders Romans Group shows significant concerns over proposed rent controls, property taxes, and regulatory changes. LRG this...

04 July 2024

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Most self-managing landlords regard property as their full time job

Over 50% of landlords regard the management of their properties as a full-time job, a survey by a buy to let...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency regulation demanded by PropTech leader

Regulation of lettings and estate agencies must be a priority for the government elected tomorrow, a PropTech entrepreneur demands. Sián Hemming-Metcalfe of...

04 July 2024

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“Thousands of homes lost to Airbnb” claims Labour hopeful

Thousands of homes in central London may have been lost to Airbnb and other short let platforms, a Labour candidate claims. Rachel...

04 July 2024

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High-value tenancies agreed in June were below asking rent - Knight Frank

Knight Frank says tenancies agreed in June for properties asking over £1,000 per week were at a level below the asking...

04 July 2024

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Rightmove says rents at record high, and challenges new government

The latest snapshot of the rental market from Rightmove reveals that average advertised rents for tenants outside of London have reached...

03 July 2024

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Shock as agency demands Renters Reform Bill be passed ASAP

The Leaders Romans Group lettings agency chain is demanding that the new government elected tomorrow brings back the Renters Reform Bill...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents have “toughest job” in era of high rent rises - claim

Letting agents have the toughest job trying to balance the needs of landlord and tenants while politicians create uncertainty around the...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents managing HMOs without licences hit by council fines

Fines totalling £108,000 have been issued to letting agents and landlords breaching HMO rules in part of London.  An additional HMO licensing...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Election result already priced-in to housing market, says top analyst

The result of the election isn’t likely to be a gamechanger for the housing market, a prominent business consultancy says.  An analysis...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb regulation review of controversial Scots licensing scheme

A review of Edinburgh’s controversial short term lets licensing will take place this summer. City councillors agreed to publicly consult on the...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency worried over Rayner scrapping Section 21 “on day one”

A lettings agency which has given broad support to the Renters Reform Bill now says it’s concerned that shadow housing Secretary...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors launch attack on unruly behaviour in Airbnbs

The BBC is reporting that councillors in Manchester have launched a series of attacks on users of Airbnb and other short...

28 June 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

Agency that Refurbs and offers Guaranteed Rent is expanding

A lettings agency that works by giving a fixed rental income to its landlord clients each month, and paying for the...

27 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings drives huge profits surge for 27-branch agency chain

London agency chain Dexters has reported a huge 23% rise in revenue to £181m - and much of that rise is...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Rental EPCs must be improved with government help

A huge survey involving analysis of over 14,000 properties suggests an urgent need for the next government to help private rental...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech big names link up for lettings webinar tomorrow

Agency software supplier Alto links with repairs and maintenance software provider Fixflo for an unusual webinar tomorrow at 10am. Guest speaker will...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Deposit alternatives boosted by cost of living crisis - video

An interview with a figure from one of the many deposit alternative services reveals a significant rise in interest in this...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Want your agency to be successful? Then pay staff more!

Paying staff too little is a sure-fire way to hinder growth and profits, according to letting expert and former ALRA President,...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Activist claims “horrendous exploitation” by “profiteering” letting agents

The deputy chief executive of an organisation funded by the Nationwide Foundation claims to have suffered “horrendous exploitation” at the hands...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Experts warn against corporates monopolising private rentals

The decision of property developer Berkeley Group to enter the private rental sector is bad news for tenants, it’s claimed. Berkeley plans...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

HMO sales agency begins UK-wide roll out in four cities

HMO Sales Expert, a 2024 start-up, has launched a UK-wide partnership programme. It’s commenced with Plymouth, Doncaster, Leicester, and Peterborough, and later...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Developer creates lettings agency for its own schemes

Development company Select Property has launched Select Residential, one of the first in-house lettings businesses of its kind by a build-to-sell...

24 June 2024

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Lomond acquires well known south of England agency chain

Lomond has announced yet another acquisition, this time expanding its presence across the south coast with by snapping up Mishon Mackay. The...

21 June 2024

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Tenants skip food and heat to pay rent, claims industry group

The Deposit Protection Service's charitable foundation claims that a significant proportion of tenants who have recently moved are cutting back on...

21 June 2024

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Labour to ban bidding wars and high upfront rental payments

Labour has stepped up its programme clamping down on what it calls “unscrupulous landlords strangling growth.” Specifically this means ending bidding wars,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative service predicts student rental rush

Deposit alternative supplier flatfair says it’s seen a 30% year-on-year increase in No Deposit tenancies. It also claims 14% more landlords are...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb and Short Let Boom may be over says agency chief

A lettings agency director is suggesting the short lets boom may be over. Marc von Grundherr, director of Benham and Reeves, says...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rogue agency bosses fined after HMO licence controversy

Three directors from two letting agencies and a landlord have been fined £27,500 after failing to secure the appropriate license for...

19 June 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

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Two new London offices for Connells’ high-end brand

John D Wood & Co., one of the UK’s oldest lettings and estate agents dating back over 150 years, has expanded...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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Tenancy check out claims rise, says deposit alternative service

The number of tenancies ending in a claim for more than five weeks’ rent has risen to 17%, a deposit alternative...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Eco-Improvements demanded by most tenants - new bank survey

A small survey by a bank suggests that almost 100% of buy to let investors surveyed have received requests from tenants...

14 June 2024

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RICS rings alarm bells over state of lettings market

The latest residential market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is raising a red flag over what it calls...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Proposed Capital Gains Tax rise would hit rental sector

A political party has proposed that Capital Gains Tax be equalised with Income Tax - meaning landlords and investors who sold...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Fewer tenant disputes, claim new industry partners

Inventory services supplier No Letting Go and my deposits have announced a strategic partnership.  The partners claim the deal with combine reports...

13 June 2024

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Deposit Alternative firm joins Propertymark suppliers list

A deposit alternative service has been added to Propertymark’s industry supplier list. Tenants can purchase a Zero Deposit Guarantee from £7.50 upwards...

13 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

We Can’t Pay More! Affordability crisis dents London lettings market

London’s rental market has weakened in recent months according to the fledgling online service Hello Neighbour. Rents are 1% down compared to...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Guidance for Agents on smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms

Mandatory smoke, heat and carbon monoxide alarms will be introduced to private rented sector properties in Northern Ireland.    Under the Smoke, Heat...

11 June 2024

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Shock rise in compensation paid by letting agents last year

The Property Ombudsman received a record number of enquiries with 57,635 people seeking support with their property and housing related issues...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Tax Change - Short Lets sector warned of possible losses

An accountancy firm is warning those using Airbnb and similar short let platforms that new tax rules mean they could lose...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent pleads with landlords to believe in buy to let

The director of a London lettings agency says buy to let landlords are entitled to feel downtrodden but claims it’s still...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

HMO award winners revealed - are you amongst them?

Software company COHO has presented wards to agencies, suppliers and individuals involved in the HMO business. The firm says the awards honour...

07 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

From: Breaking News

Online agency buys lettings book of internet rival

Online agency lettingaproperty.com says it’s bought up the rental portfolio handled by virtual rival Mashroom. The acquisition increases lettingaproperty’s assets under management...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency chain in three year PropTech tenancy management deal

The 85 branches of Spicerhaart have signed a three-year partnership with The Lettings Hub to use its tenancy management platform. Spicerhaart also...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter spotlight on discrimination against LGBTQ+ private tenants

Shelter is backing the Kicked Out for Coming Out campaign which highlights family rejection as a contributor to LGBTQ+ homelessness.  Shelter has...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS guide for investors, landlords and other users at auctions

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched what it calls an “impartial”guide for landlords, investors and others buying or selling...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Pro-regulation Labour veteran takes over industry body leadership

The Property Institute - a body for the residential property management sector - has announced the appointment of a Labour baroness...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech link with landlord-owned lettings compliance service

PropTech platform Goodlord has partnered with safety certificate provider Safe2 to offer compliance work for the lettings sector.  Safe2 - recently acquired...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Eviction Court Delays still in place for new government to resolve

A prominent solicitors’ firm says the failure of the Renters Reform Bill to become law may have attracted headlines but the...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

The magic word that wins landlord clients - ex-ARLA chief explains

A lettings expert is advising agents that “congruence” is key to successful acquisition of landlord clients. Former ARLA Propertymark president and the...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Change from Tomorrow - reminder to agents

As a result of an announcement back in March, in the government’s final Budget, a major change to stamp duty comes into...

31 May 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

Mydeposits custodial scheme - new platform launched

A new platform for the mydeposits custodial scheme has launched this week, incorporating features inspired by feedback from members and designed...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rogue lettings agency fined again for failing to secure tenancy deposits

A lettings agency trading as Bowden Property Group Ltd has been fined £4,000 and £1,470 for failing to protect two tenancy...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

First Timers stuck renting because of lack of understanding - claim

A mortgage lender claims many potential first time buyers are missing out because they don’t understand the concept of shared ownership. Just...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Rental growth forecasts cut as supply catches up with demand

Knight Frank says the normalisation of supply and demand in Prime London has happened more quickly than anticipated, forcing it to...

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

New website marks high profile agency’s 20th anniversary

High profile independent lettings agency base property specialists is marking its 20th anniversary with a new video-first website. The agency - located...

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

Record business claimed by deposit alternative service

Deposit alternative provider, flatfair, has reported record figures for the first quarter of 2024. From January to March, 56% of tenants chose...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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