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KEYWORD "Let" - 128 RESULTS
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

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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

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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

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Five agencies win ‘Let Of The Year’ awards

Property data consultancy LonRes has named five winners in its so-called ‘Let Of The Year’ awards. The London-focussed consultancy has revealed the...

25 June 2024

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Build To Rent provider hits 1,000-home milestone

Build To Rent provider Sigma Capital and house builder Kellen Homes have hit the 1,000 home milestone in Greater Manchester in...

25 June 2024

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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

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Lloyd’s Bank private rental offshoot begins £13m city project

Work has started on yet another Build To Rent scheme - this time a £13m project in Nottingham. The project, on a...

24 June 2024

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

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

24 June 2024

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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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Build To Rent scheme sees above-expectations lettings

Bristol’s latest Build To Rent scheme from Grainger claims its pre-leasing phase has exceeded expectations with over a third of homes...

21 June 2024

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Interest Rate Decision announced by Bank of England

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

20 June 2024

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No Excuse Not To Cut Rates Today - Agents’ demands

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

20 June 2024

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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

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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

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Agents join call for Radical Reform of inaccurate EPCs

Letting agents’ trade body Propertymark has backed a call by consumer group Which? for radical reforms to Energy Performance Certificates. Yesterday we...

19 June 2024

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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

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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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Energy Performance Certificates slammed as “inaccurate”

Energy Performance Certificates can be riddled with inaccuracies and give unhelpful advice to property owners. That’s the view of consumer service Which? Which?...

18 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

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Renters Reform Bill flop allows lettings market to return to normal

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

18 June 2024

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Lomond continues aggressive growth strategy with new acquisition

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

18 June 2024

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Housing Market ‘back to the same size as before Covid’ - Savills

The UK housing market has returned to its pre-pandemic size, according to Savills analysis. Overall, the total value of the UK housing...

17 June 2024

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

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

17 June 2024

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New Propertymark Qualifications target ambitious agents

The Propertymark Qualifications Level 3 (Level 6 SCQF) Certificate in Property Agency has been launched to enable and support learners who...

17 June 2024

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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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Material Information - PropTech tool launched to help agents

Reapit has launched a new feature to help agents comply with material information guidelines from the National Trading Standards Estate and...

14 June 2024

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Election and Lettings - free webinars explain what’s happening

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

14 June 2024

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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

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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

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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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‘No Interest Rate Cut This Summer’ after bad news from government

Any lingering hope of a pre-election interest rate cut by the Bank of England has been hurt by the government’s Office...

12 June 2024

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New PropTech tool launched by Goodlord

PropTech supplier Goodlord is launching something called Complete Tenancy Management This claims to give agents tools to manage a tenancy over its...

12 June 2024

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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

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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

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Agents’ Election Briefing - free webinar update on industry issues

The future of the UK lettings market will be determined by the July 4 election and now PropTech player Reapit |...

11 June 2024

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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

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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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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

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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

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Key London office head named by leading lettings agency

Property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Olivia Firmin as Head of Lettings in its Wimbledon office. Firmin, already an associate in the...

10 June 2024

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Agency hails “transformational” merger with lettings giant

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

10 June 2024

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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

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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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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

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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

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Huge 1,000-flat scheme will be one of UK’s biggest Build To Rent estates

Housing juggernaut Legal & General says it’s now half way through a £400m Build To Rent scheme in Wandsworth, south London. It...

06 June 2024

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Rents may be rising again over the summer - new prediction

The latest Rental Index from PropTech platform Goodlord shows rents hit their highest levels since October over the last month.  Rents across...

05 June 2024

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Almost 350 new Build To Rent flats in vast regeneration scheme

A £300m transformation of part of Glasgow is continuing apace following the completion of a 346-unit Build To Rent scheme. The scheme,...

05 June 2024

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The Property Franchise Group new deal worth £5m more than early reports

More details have emerged of the deal - reported on Letting Agent Today and Sky News on Sunday - for Property...

04 June 2024

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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

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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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Agency will have 1,800 branches following latest acquisition

The Property Franchise Group is buying the Fine and Country chain, plus the membership body the Guild of Property Professionals. The deal is worth...

03 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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Zoopla welcomes back regional agent as portal rivalry hots up

Zoopla says a prominent regional agency, Dowen, has returned to its site in a bid to ramp up its plans for...

03 June 2024

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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

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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

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Your Move emailing agents to urge them to become franchisees

Your Move – part of LSL, which last year underwent a radical restructuring - is trying to woo existing agents and...

31 May 2024

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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

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Beefed Up EPC must be priority for next government - call

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

30 May 2024

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Forget party policies - check interest rate movement

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

30 May 2024

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Educational Video Series launched to up-skill lettings agents

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a new series of educational videos for agents. The Guild’s Learning Platform serves as a...

30 May 2024

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Build To Rent provider claims record breaking rental unit growth

Build To Rent provider Sigma Capital says it’s enjoyed a record breaking period of growth. Over 2023 and so far in 2024...

30 May 2024

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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

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Vote Labour, says high profile lettings industry figure

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

29 May 2024

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Reviews are key to success in saturated market - claim

An insurance firm’s assessment of how to market a holiday let successfully claims that strongly favourable reviews are far and away...

29 May 2024

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Equity share offer to senior agency staff as firm marks milestone

London lettings and sales agency Martyn Gerrard has this month celebrated 60 years of fulfilling the property dreams of those living...

29 May 2024

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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

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Second homes and incomer buyers are good news - Propertymark

Propertymark has stepped into the row over whether there should be more controls over second homes, holiday lets and people from...

28 May 2024

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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

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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

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Looking Up! Foxtons internal data shows rental sentiment improving

Internal data from Foxtons, London’s largest lettings agent, indicates sentiment may be improving across the capital as data shows a 12%...

24 May 2024

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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

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Today - ESTAS shortlists for three top industry awards

The ESTAS has revealed the nominations for three of its most prestigious categories to complete the shortlist for the 2024 awards. The...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Asking Rents still in positive territory in all but one region

Asking rents continue to show posi­tive growth in all regions except Greater London, the UK’s largest rental market, where they continue...

24 May 2024

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Agents, Start Your Engines - Formula 1 figures to address agents

Letting agents are being invited to two senior Formula 1 figures on how to improve their performance. Neil Martin has held senior...

23 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

We’re Looking For Agencies To Buy - unusual statement from firm

Pattinson Estate Agency has taken the unusual step of saying it’s looking for rival lettings operations to buy.  The family-owned agency is...

23 May 2024

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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

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

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

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark wants Labour to come clean on rent controls

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

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Emoov, pioneer online agency, acquired by small family business

A low profile family company called the Griffin Property Company has acquired Emoov, the online agency which was a pioneering name...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents encouraged to get mystery shopping analysis of performance

Letting agents are being encouraged to sign up so a mystery shopper can assess their performance. KnowYourMarket, a market research firm in...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Restrictions - Gove slammed by Labour-dominated council body

London councils have slammed government plans for regulating the short-term and holiday lets sector. In a letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove,...

21 May 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

Rightmove to supercharge Material Information search service

A previously low-profile property and land research platform, has entered a partnership with Rightmove. Addland, which claims to have “a community” of...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Young couple take on lettings agency busy city franchise

A young couple are taking on the franchise of lettings agency Martin & Co in Exeter. Local couple Nik and Rosie Davey...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency snaps up lettings book as part of regional expansion plan

Property consultancy Walker Singleton has acquired the book of business of the Boococks agency as part of its West Yorkshire growth...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency network links with industry supplier for training courses

Lettings agency giant Belvoir has struck a partnership with a PropTech firm majoring in inventories. InventoryBase Academy has been appointed as Belvoir's...

20 May 2024

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Yes to Regulation and No to Rent Controls - Propertymark

Propertymark wants Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities to regulate property agents via professional bodies such as itself. The Department for Communities is...

20 May 2024

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Propertymark tells politicians - add agent regulation to Renters Reform Bill

As the Renters Reform Bill makes its way through the House of Lords, Propertymark has advised peers not to miss this...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech: Agency launches custom-made AI-powered CRM system

An AI-powered Customer Relationship Management system tailored specifically for letting and estate agents has been launched by an individual agency.  Preston Baker...

17 May 2024

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Get the Rent To Rent house in order, demands Propertymark

Propertymark has come out in support of the National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team’s probe into Rent-to-Rent.    NTSELAT has...

17 May 2024

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Want to save 25 minutes per transaction? PropTech link-up claims you can...

The Property Franchise Group is to roll out a partnership with PropTech firm Coadjute TPFG, the largest franchise estate agency group in...

17 May 2024

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Hate Crime - Anti-Second Home Posters reported to police

Anti-second home posters seen in parts of North Wales and on social media have been reported to the police as a...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Brexit and High Interest Rates pose major challenges to agents

Letting agents believe Help to Buy has been the most positive influence to the property market in recent times, while on...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Far cheaper to rent than to buy in London - new figures

Londoners looking to buy a home can expect to spend 42% more on monthly mortgage payments than tenants pay on rent,...

16 May 2024

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