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KEYWORD "Lettings" - 102 RESULTS
Pub group boss set to be head of 85-brand agency group

Connells’ new chief executive is to be Helen Charlesworth, who for the past eight years has been managing director at Stonegate...

25 July 2024

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Lettings deals arranged during real-life coaching session

Actual lettings and sales clients were contacted during a training event led by a renowned property industry coach. Fine & Country hosted...

25 July 2024

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Zoopla demands mandatory training for all lettings agents

Zoopla lettings chiefs have told the government it should tighten up its imminent Renters Rights Bill by demanding all lettings agents...

24 July 2024

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Revolution! Agents could represent buyers AND sellers

A prominent industry trainer is working with a fledgling sales agency to launch what it calls a “buyer representation programme” -...

24 July 2024

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New agency charges ultra-low all-in lettings and management fee

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

23 July 2024

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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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Connells’ new index shows affordability crisis gripping renters

A new lettings market index has been launched by the Skipton Group, parent company of Connells, the country’s largest lettings and...

23 July 2024

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Portal Fees Row: agents end boycott after agreeing new deal

A boycott of a major property portal has been called off after a settlement has been reached over fees. PropertyPal is the...

22 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

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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

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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

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40 Not Out! Valerie celebrates four decades in lettings

Letting industry doyen Valerie Bannister has celebrated 40 years in the industry with a party thrown by her employer, Your Move.  Valerie...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Will new unfair dismissal rules hit lettings agencies?

While much of the property industry’s response to the King’s Speech focussed on government plans for rental sector and planning reform,...

18 July 2024

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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

Foxtons reveals mixed-bag lettings market in London

Foxtons says London’s lettings market is now at its summer peak. New internal data from the company claims demand rose by 15%...

18 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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100+ Businesses have made this their next big thing!

B-hive Block Management Partners Celebrates Major Milestone With Over 100 Businesses Onboard! B-hive Block Management Partners, part of the Vegner Group, who...

16 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

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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

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Prime London lettings markets boosted by summer surge

Property consultancy JLL says there’s been a noticeable rise in prime Central London lettings activity.  Average rents rose 0.9% from Q1 to...

16 July 2024

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Rents rising in most areas as high interest rates hit long-term supply

Asking rents continue to show posi­tive, albeit lower, growth in most regions according to the property website Home. The site conducts a...

15 July 2024

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Agents can unlock profits at this webinar claims Reapit

Industry technology provider Reapit is holding a webinar tomorrow giving agents “an opportunity for savvy agents to unlock profits through tried...

15 July 2024

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Labour housebuilding targets should be copied, lettings chief demands

Scotland needs to match Labour’s English housebuilding target to tackle the country’s housing emergency according to a high profile lettings agency...

12 July 2024

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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

Agent appointed to manage company’s 14 lettings branches

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

11 July 2024

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Greater supply of rental properties now, says franchise chain

Franchise chain Winkworth says there’s been a greater supply of rental properties in the first half of the year, combined with...

11 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

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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

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Agency with spectacular history snaps up rival’s lettings book

An agency with a spectacular history has expanded its operations after acquiring the lettings portfolio of a rival. Andy Campbell, who owns...

09 July 2024

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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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Agency reveals head of fast-expanding super prime lettings office

Knight Frank has named Francesca Fox as Head of Super Prime Lettings in North London.  The agency says this newly created role...

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

Tenancy Progression platform announces PropTech link-ups

Tenancy progression platform Propoly has announced three integrations with other PropTech services - Helpthemove, Zero Deposit and mydeposits. Propoly managing director Sim...

08 July 2024

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Agency to use Private Equity cash to acquire rivals

My Property Box – a North East-headquartered lettings and sales agency – has struck a multi-million pound private equity deal for it...

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

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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

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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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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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Labour will regulate lettings because it's a cheap option - claim

Labour is likely to make rental sector reform and regulation a priority - at least partly because it will be low-cost...

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

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Lomond snaps up 2,000-unit lettings book

The major Scottish agency in the Lomond Group empire - DJ Alexander - has snapped up Sandstone Management and its lettings...

03 July 2024

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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

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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

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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

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London sees sharp uplift in first-time buyer activity

This year has seen a two-decade high of 181,000 first time buyers secure their first foot on London’s housing ladder, marking...

28 June 2024

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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

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Agents prefer PropTech to extra staff to ease workload

PropTech - not more staff - can make letting agencies more productive and reduce costs. A new rental confidence survey of lettings...

27 June 2024

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All-female block management firm refuses kickbacks from suppliers

A female-run block management company says it’s achieved a 30% growth in its client base - and it doesn’t take kickbacks...

27 June 2024

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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

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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

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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

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PropTech deal to cover huge lettings portfolio by early 2025

Spicerhaart has inked a deal to use Rex Software for its lettings and property management activities from early 2025.  The agency chain...

26 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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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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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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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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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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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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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

From: Breaking News

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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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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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

From: Breaking News

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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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

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

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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

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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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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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

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

From: Breaking News

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