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Leaseholder Right to Manage webinar for agents and landlords - free

Law firm Bishop & Sewell is hosting a webinar to give leaseholders information and advice about the Right to Manage, a...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Business Boost - Landlord champion urges more use of lettings agents

Landlords’ champion Paul Shamplina says more landlords should use lettings agents, who he describes as their “allies” in the battle to...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent hits the suburbs with new eco scheme

Legal & General’s suburban Build To Rent business, called LGSBTR, has exchanged on 41 new BTR homes in St Neots, Cambridgeshire.   Consisting...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark says space running out for stands at ‘the big one’

The UK’s largest multi-disciplinary property conference - Propertymark One in association with Rightmove - is in June and the organisers claim...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Helpline and legal advisors hailed as major success

Propertymark says its Lettings Helpline for agent members in England and Wales has become “an essential membership benefit for dealing with...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents listed on rogues’ database and fined over HMO failures

Managing agents in London have been instructed to pay a £15,000 fine for operating a House in Multiple Occupation without the...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Control architect threatens new package of ‘reforms’

The politician widely regarded as being the architect of rent controls in Scotland says he will shortly present a wider package...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Expelled! Agency kicked out by Ombudsman for just £1,100

A lettings agency has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme following itsfailure to pay £1,100 out of an adjudicated award...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ground Rents U-turn hailed ‘a victory for common sense’

What appears to be another government housing policy U-turn - this time on ground rents - is being hailed as “a...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for agents on tenants with banned dog breeds

Propertymark is highlighting new advice for agents and landlords given by Lets With Pets, the website of The Dogs Trust charity. The...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Big rise in Right To Rent fines

There’s been a rise of over 400 per cent in the monetary total of fines issued for Right To Rent offences...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Passive income from buy to let is a myth, warns legal expert

New and past landlords tempted back to Buy to Let have been warned - passive income from property isn’t easy.  This is...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Banks Closing Pooled Client Accounts - agents urge government action

Propertymark is urging the government to tackle the problem of banks closing down undesignated or pooled client accounts of letting agents. HM...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New Banking Scandal as thousands of agency accounts are closed

A Parliamentary committee has heard that thousands of small and medium-sized letting agencies were debanked in 2023, with financial institutions forcibly...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Mayor’s ‘higher rental standards’ charter backed by agents

Propertymark has pledged its support for the Good Landlord Charter initiated by Labour Mayor Andy Burnham but has urged for greater...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

E-bike Fires cause new tenancy and insurance concerns

Despite several fires in rented properties, the government is proposing to double the maximum legal power of e-bikes. A Department of Transport...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

London still attracts rental investors despite 'disjointed' market

A prominent property expert who runs a buying and property management service for high end clients says London still attracts international...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour has waded into the increasingly-fractious debate over the Renters Reform Bill. Activists in groups such as the Renters Reform Coalition and...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC reminds agents to update email and instant messaging contacts

Email and instant messaging contact details must be kept up to date for HMRC to contact agents about Anti-Money Laundering supervision. Propertymark...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Build More Homes! Agents in new desperate plea to government

Propertymark has again urged the UK government to continue with its target of building 300,000 new homes in England a year...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Regulating agents will make property ownership more transparent - claim

Propertymark says the regulation of property agents and the creation of a statutory Code of Practice can improve the transparency of...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Council attack on private rental sector ‘is next Post Office scandal’ - claim

The excessive enforcement of council rules on private landlords while social housing is so poorly run will be ‘the next Post...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New key figure named for driving Build To Rent in the UK

Legal & General senior executive David Reid has been named as the chair of an influential committee driving forward Build To...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Heating Private Rental Properties - council claims EPC success

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

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark’s ringing endorsement for Material Information changes

Propertymark’s property auction division - NAVA - has given ringing endorsement to the Material Information changes demanded under new Trading Standards...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs extending agency regulation and decent homes standard

Qualifications for property managers in the social housing sector should be extended to the private rental sector too. That’s the view of...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s backdoor bid to regulate lettings and estate agents at last

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

TV Host to repeat agents’ conference compering gig

TV host Jenni Falconer is to reprise her role as compere of Propertymark’s ‘One Conference’ when it’s repeated at London’s ExCel...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental growth to decline this year warns muted Winkworth

Winkworth’s first trading statement of 2024 reveals that it saw a five per cent rise in rental revenues in 2023 -...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency was front for multi million pound drugs gang

An organised crime group involved in producing and distributing an estimated £2.4m of cannabis has been found to have e used...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Seven Tips this lettings agency is giving its landlord clients

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help navigate legislative...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Foreign ownership property registration scheme hailed a success

A register launched to shed light on overseas property ownership in the UK now has over 30,000 registrations.  The Register of Overseas...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents demand radical legal reform and a new Housing Court

Propertymark has listed a string of legal reforms it wants as part of the government’s modernisation of the court process -...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Covid Fraud - property company bosses given suspended sentences

Two property company bosses have been sentenced following an Insolvency Service investigation which found they had abused a £30,000 Bounce Back...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Last Ditch Bid to save unpopular freeholds from Gove’s law change

Plans for leasehold reform face a major early stumbling block as analysis shows plans to retrospectively introduce a cap on ground...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Sector Won't Become Energy Efficient without Incentives - claim

Propertymark has urged the government to do more to help the country’s most vulnerable citizens heat their homes.   Office for National Statistics...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal announces agent qualification before possible mandatory regulation

A property portal has announced the inaugural graduation of its first-ever qualification. Some 55 students were awarded the SPC Property Practice Certification,...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Freeholders slammed by former Tory housing minister

Former housing minister Rachel Maclean - the victim of a shock sacking by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last month - has...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill at risk if councils aren’t given more cash - MPs

Measures contained in the Renters Reform Bill will fail without sufficient resources to ensure they can be enforced. The warning comes from...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Councils enforcing rental licensing are on brink of bankruptcy

Scores of councils that enforce licensing regimes on the private rental sector claim they are on the verge of bankruptcy. Almost one...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Data Protection - agency advice from the Information Commissioner’s Office

The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued advice to agencies on how to comply with data protection law.  The UK data protection regulator...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency calls for Landlords Reform Bill to redress rental balance

Leaders Romans Group is calling for a Landlords Reform Bill to balance the challenges and apparent disincentives now deterring landlords from...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent says second home clampdown is no answer to long-term shortage

The long-term shortage of rental accommodation is now addressed by a short-term clampdown on second homes and empty properties, a leading...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New industry group includes agents and small landlord organisations

The first meeting has been held of the Housing Coalition, a new group including Propertymark and some landlord bodies. A statement from...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Eviction ban not part of government plans to counter homelessness

The prospect of a long-term eviction ban appears to have been lifted in one part of the UK. The Welsh Government is...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Home Office issues agents with new code of practice for Right To Rent

A revised code of practice for Right To Rent has been issued to agents and landlords. This sixth revision supersedes the previous...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Government announces changes to Renters Reform Bill

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

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants worrying more over affordability, claims deposit alternative

A deposit alternative service claims online searches by tenants reflect increased uncertainty over affordability. Deposit alternatives are under scrutiny at the moment...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents continue campaign against rent controls despite legal setback

Propertymark says it’s delivering a powerful message to the Scottish Government - despite losing a recent key legal case. The agents trade...

09 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

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Eco-activists jubilant after agents suffer legal setback

The Scottish Greens - who are in effect the architects of rent controls north of the border - have welcomed a...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock as Rent Controls backed by Judicial Review decision

There’s been widespread dismay in the industry as the outcome of a Judicial Review has backed the Scottish Government’s objective of...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ queries pour in to fast-expanding Lettings Helpline

Propertymark is hailing its new Lettings Helpline as a success, just a month after it launched. In that four week period the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New ‘Rent Then Buy’ scheme aims to woo tenants into ownership

David Wilson Homes has launched a scheme where prospective buyers who can muster a 2.5 per cent deposit can reserve a...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Ex-Keller Williams agent in  group snapping up historic brand

One of Scotland’s oldest property and legal brands - Simpson & Marwick - has been snapped up by a newcomer to...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning over winter rise in meter tampering and energy theft

New data reveals a 68 per cent surge in reports of meter tampering and energy theft during winter. The data - revealed...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenant sues lettings agent for failing to protect deposit

A tenant is reported to have sued a lettings agency after its alleged failure to return his £375 deposit. The Get Surrey...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill webinar to feature leading industry legal expert

A free webinar on the controversial Renters Reform Bill is to feature one of the industry’s top legal experts. David Smith is...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

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

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents’ role must be enhanced by Renters Reform Bill

The government has been warned by trade body Propertymark that the controversial Renters Reform Bill must fairly reflect the importance of...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 21 U-turn - more details given by government

More details have emerged of what appears to be a sort of stay of execution for Section 21 eviction powers. The abolition...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove data chief to update agents on rental market latest

Propertymark’s regional conferences are now in full swing with the next event at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge in Kent on  November...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Public optimistic about housing market despite feeling worse off

UK consumers feel worse off than a year ago, but remain relatively optimistic about the property . That’s the conclusion of a...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fined for bullying tenants it wanted to illegally evict

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

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency group signs big deal with landlords association

The Leaders Romans Group of lettings agencies has signed a deal with the National Residential Landlords Association. LRG will become the NRLA’s...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents accused of “profiteering” rent rises

A new manifesto calling for rent controls and a raft of other measures is accusing the current rent rises of being...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New How To Rent Guide to be issued today

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities says a new How To Rent guide will be issued today, October 2. Letting...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Good News - More landlords instruct letting agents

Increasing numbers of landlords are considering instructing lettings agents for the first time because of increased red tape and the complexity...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC U-turn - Agent welcomes Sunak’s change of heart

The lettings chief in a prominent regional agency says she’s delighted that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has done a dramatic U-turn...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

“Heavy Handed Banks” slammed for pooled client account crisis

Propertymark has responded to an HM Treasury consultation on anti-money laundering processes - and in doing so it’s slammed “heavy handed...

28 September 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

Agency in the dock for failing to licence rental property

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

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Serious possession court delays identified in some areas

A legal advice service for landlords and their agents says it’s identified several areas with particularly lengthy delays in finding court...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert - new How to Rent guide coming soon

Rental sector organisations have been given an indication by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities that a new How...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove tells agents to identify and remedy damp and mould issues

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

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Why do politicians pursue failed policy of rent controls? - agent asks

Private rents have continued to soar in Scotland according to DJ Alexander, the largest lettings agency in the country.  It says rental...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Ban on HMOs converting to Airbnb causes consultation uproar

A move to stop HMOs being used as Airbnb or other short lets has been put forward in the westcountry -...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal advice to agents: Spotting ‘illegal migrants’ isn’t easy

Law firm Brevis Law is shedding light on the difficulties agents and landlords have in meeting Right To Rent requirements in...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Sadiq Khan and Generation Rent advising police on handling evictions

The Metropolitan Police has been advised by tenant activists and the London Mayor on developing rule changes for evictions. The changes include a presumption against...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Possession court delays to worsen thanks to new law - claim

The new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service - introduced this month - will make possession court case delays even worse. That’s the...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Ratings - rental sector won't improve without grants, warns legal expert

A legal expert says there is too little practical help available to transform the energy efficiency reputation of the private rental...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents welcome Trading Standards “clarity” on lettings terminology

Propertymark has welcomed what it calls the “clarity” given to advertising terminology following the publication of new guidelines from the National...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert - Trading Standards new guidance on To Let wording

The National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team has issued new guidance on terminology used in property advertising - particularly lettings. The...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

 Law Society speaks out about Section 21 evictions

Housing legal aid is increasingly out of reach for tenants who need help, the Law Society of England and Wales claims.  Quarterly...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Abandoned Tenancies - Gove lobbied to take urgent action

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is being lobbied to take urgent action over the growing problem of abandoned tenancies. Propertymark chief executive Nathan...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue agency expelled from Ombudsman but still trading illegally

A rogue lettings agency in London has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme but is still thought to be trading. Hawks...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill attacked by another legal expert

Millions of UK landlords will be adversely affected by the Renters Reform Bill, a solicitor warns - the latest law expert...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs and Energy Efficiency - agents to discuss issue this autumn

A consultation setting out proposals to reform domestic and non-domestic energy performance certificates has been opened by the Scottish Government.  It feels...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Client Account Closures - another lettings body demands action

A second lettings sector body is demanding government action over the problem of client account closures. Accreditation service Safeagent says the government...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Client Account Closures - Chancellor urged to stop banking madness

The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, is being urged to act now to stop the problems banks are creating for letting agents. Following a...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge increases in fines for agents letting to illegal migrants

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

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Renters Reform Bill - Online course explains what it means

PropTech platform Goodlord has launched a one hour online course explaining the controversial Renters Reform Bill. The aim is to equip letting...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal concern over new aid for tenants in eviction cases

The Law Society is raising concerns over the effectiveness of a new support service aimed at tenants at risk of losing...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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