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Key industry supplier names ex-housing chief as chairperson

The Tenancy Deposit Service, the provider of tenancy deposit protection and dispute resolution services, has appointed Fay Selvan as its new...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner for two Surrey agency branches

A new franchisee has been confirmed for Martin & Co’s branches in Caterham and Redhill & Reigate. A portfolio landlord who lives...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner for pair of franchised Lettings offices

Two of Martin & Co’s Oxfordshire branches are under new ownership. David Rebe has taken on the Oxford and Thame branches from...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

London lettings agency expands network with 14th branch office

London lettings agency Martyn Gerrard has opened a new flagship office in Hampstead, expanding its network across the North and Northwest...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Third independent lettings operation snapped up by franchisee

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

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Five Alive - Franchise agent adds another London branch to empire

Just four months after opening a fourth office of lettings agency Martin & Co in London, franchisee Michael van de Vyver...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two of the largest lettings agencies propose to merge

The Property Franchise Group, the UK's largest property franchise brand, wants to merge with long-time rival Belvoir. Both are listed on the...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agency disappears as franchise giant expands

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

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Seventh branch opens for lettings and sales franchise trio

Less than a year since opening the sixth branch of sales and lettings agency Parkers, one of the brand’s most successful...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New boss for controversial John Lewis private rental initiative

A new director of property has been named by the John Lewis Partnership, to lead its controversial Build To Rent initiative. Martin...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

London expansion for agency network after acquiring independent

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

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Ethical’ lettings agent meets MP to discuss rental crisis

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

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings boom helps franchise brands offset sales falls

Increased lettings income proved a valuable balance to a declining sales market for The Property Franchise Group in the first half...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Training guru takes over two franchise agency branches

Martin & Co’s Sheffield and Worksop branches are under new ownership, with training guru Dean Gill taking the reins. He succeeds previous...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency branches reveal intra-company takeover deal

EweMove Northampton North has confirmed the acquisition of Martin & Co Northampton.  Both brands are in The Property Franchise Group parent company. Having...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Celebrity endorsement for Gove’s Rental Reform Bill

Consumer champion Martin Lewis - the man behind the Money Saving Expert website and TV shows - has backed the Renters...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Compliance expert slams unnamed non-compliant agents

A compliance expert is criticising unnamed agencies for risking fines “and wasting time and money” by relying on inadequate compliance reporting...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agencies risk Reputational Damage - new warning to industry

Lettings agencies which rely on manual means of verification are risking repetitional damage caused by anti-money laundering regulations, a digital compliance...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agencies unveil impressive new office locations

Upmarket lettings agency Savills has moved its 30-strong team in Reading into a prominent new office in the town centre. The firm’s...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

We Are Family! Father and sons take over agency branch

Father and sons trio Kevin, Lewis and Tom Dudley have joined forces to become the new owners of Martin & Co’s...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency says it’s on the lettings acquisition trail

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

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rogue agent jailed after ordering staff to make false claims

The head of a Martin & Co office in Wolverhampton has been jailed over fraudulent activity. A court heard that Bhavander Singh...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Redress Scheme now largest lettings redress service

The Property Redress Service claims to be the largest lettings redress service now, with over 13,250 letting agency branches on board. In...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Another independent snapped up by growing franchise operation

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

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Three-figure property portfolio acquired by franchise giant

The Cardiff branch of Martin & Co has added almost 100 properties to its portfolio after merging with local independent View...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Franchise giant snaps up another independent lettings firm

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

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Another independent lettings book snapped up by franchise firm

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

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Thousand extra properties under management for franchise giant

The Property Franchise Group - which includes a host of High Street brands - saw a rise in managed properties of...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Franchised YourMove branch lettings book sold to franchise rivals

The lettings book containing over 130 properties managed by a franchised YourMove branch in Birmingham has been sold to the owners...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks creates new compliance role after rental deposits scandal

Purplebricks has announced a new director of risk and compliance, following its lettings division’s high profile compliance error last year.  In Decvember...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings income saves the day for franchise agency brands

The Property Franchise Group says it’s increased the size of its lettings portfolio by around 1,000 units over the past year...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Huge agency with 30,000 landlord clients snaps up another chain

Dexters, the London-focussed agency, has snapped up a four-branch chain operating in the capital. Dexters already has 30,000 landlords on its books...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Big rise in agencies suspecting financial crimes - claim

A company claims that some 18 per cent of property firms have seen a rise in criminals attempting to launder money...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Trouble for Purplebricks as activist investor speaks out

Troubles at Purplebricks continue with an activist investor who has a four per cent share in the firm called on the...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New branch opens as franchisees celebrate three years with brand

The franchise owners of a Parkers branch have marked their third year under the brand by opening a second office. Brendan and...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour pushing for even more radical reforms plus rent controls

The sweeping reforms for the private rental sector announced by the government at the end of last week do not go...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Another independent agency snapped up by franchise giant

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

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Independent agency disappears after acquisition by national brand

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

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenant document PropTech deal for 200-branch agency network

Hunters, now part of The Property Franchise Group, has signed a six year software deal with Zoopla’s Alto service. This means that...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings book boost after acquisition of independent agency

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

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Third acquisition makes lettings agency largest in its area

Martin & Co’s Plymouth franchisees have taken their branch’s managed portfolio beyond 1,000 properties after a third acquisition in five years. Chris...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency giant announces huge jump in managed properties

The Property Franchise Group says that in the past year the number of managed properties it handles has risen from 58,000...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Top London agency acquires major lettings management platform

Major London agency Dexters has acquired the lettings business Howsy, which handles the property management of 6,000 units across the country. Dexters...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

What future for rental reform under new housing minister?

Housing ministers come and go with brutal frequency in UK governments of all colours, so yesterday’s departure of Chris Pincher -...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive rise on managed properties for agency group

The Property Franchise Group now manages in excess of 74,000 rental properties on behalf of landlords, according to a new trading...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Franchise owner snaps up another independent agency

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

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Landlord takes over branch of national lettings agency

A branch of national lettings agency Martin & Co is under new ownership. Landlord and property developer Grant Simpson has purchased the...

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency On The Move: second acquisition in 12 months

The Merthyr Tydfil branch of sales and lettings agency Martin & Co has completed a second acquisition in 12 months –...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

New franchise lettings branch opened with five recruits

The franchisee of a new Martin & Co branch in his hometown has opened with the recruitment of five new staff. Hamza...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent spots illegal rental scam - and police refuse to get involved

A lettings agent has told the BBC that he has spotted illegal rental scams using online platforms, but the police have...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Long arm of the law stretches to two agency branches

The new co-owner of two branches of Martin & Co is combining legal work with sales and lettings. Barrister Tom Fazackerley has...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Agencies won’t allow ‘real’ viewing until virtual one undertaken

A branch of The Property Franchise Group’s Martin & Co brand is stopping potential tenants from booking a physical tour of...

03 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency’s fourth acquisition snaps up independent lettings book

The owners of a branch of Martin & Co have taken their managed portfolio to approaching 400 properties after securing a...

20 May 2021

From: Breaking News

From employee to owner - agency reveals new management

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

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Franchise branch gobbles up nearby independent agency

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

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

New agency franchise owner is chartered accountant

The Canterbury branch of national sales and lettings agency Martin & Co has a new owner. Angie Collins has taken on the...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency consolidation continues with new franchise acquisition

The Property Franchise Group has made another acquisition, this time in the seaside town of Weymouth. TPFG’s Martin & Co brand has...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Another independent agency’s lettings book snapped up by franchise giant

A branch of Martin & Co has completed its second independent lettings book acquisition in 18 months. Martin & Co Chelmsford, part...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New mega-agency will manage over 70,000 tenanted properties

The takeover of Hunters by The Property Franchise Group means the combined operations will manage over 70,000 tenanted properties across the...

29 January 2021

From: Breaking News

New franchise branch owners as parent firm's takeover talks go on

Three property specialists have joined forces to launch a new branch of franchise brand Martin & Co. Directors Andrew Rowson and Lindsey...

26 January 2021

From: Breaking News

EweMove hybrid snaps up High Street branches of partner brands

EweMove - one of several agency titles owned by The Property Franchise Group - has incorporated three High Street operations run by...

20 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Look at this - fantastic NHS support from artful community lettings agency

Congratulations from all of us at Letting Agent Today - and probably most of the rest of the industry - to Martin...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

EweMove takes over nearby franchise agency and lettings book

A EweMove branch has acquired a nearby Martin & Co operation, including its portfolio of 150 managed properties. Both firms are owned...

11 January 2021

From: Breaking News

New lettings agency giant created with £100m private equity cash

Lomond Capital, which owns Scottish lettings and estate agents Braemore and Stonehouse, is to merge with Yorkshire firm Linley & Simpson. The...

05 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency accused of over-charging and using fake repair accounts

A newspaper claims a lettings agency is battling allegations of overcharging customers and using fake companies to carry out maintenance work. The Daily Record...

30 November 2020

From: Breaking News

‘Strange’ market still showing rent increases in almost every region

Another market snapshot from HomeLet suggests that there was a 2.2 per cent average rent increase across the UK in the...

04 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Top tips on how to ensure your AML procedures are up to scratch

The property market, and therefore, estate agents have been accused of being the 'weak link' in the UK’s money laundering defences. This...

29 October 2020

From: Legislation & Compliance

Independent agents’ portfolios bought by high-spending franchise firm

Martin & Co has completed major acquisitions from local independents in three areas.  Martin & Co Falmouth completed its fifth acquisition in...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Rent levels - London drops but most regions still rising

The latest monthly rental index produced by insurance provider HomeLet shows a four per cent surge in the all-UK average rent...

06 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Just grand! Average UK rent a whisker under £1,000 pcm

The average rent across the UK is now £985 per calendar month, up some 2.1 per cent on four weeks ago...

02 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Average rent still below £1,000 pcm - but only just

The average rent in the UK has risen 1.5 per cent in just a month, but it is still a fraction...

04 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Rents fall in most regions according to latest HomeLet figures

Average rents in most regions of the UK have fallen slightly in the past month according to the latest HomeLet market...

10 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Property Academy asks economist to give his view of the market

The Property Academy’s latest webinar, to be held this afternoon, is to be addressed by a behavioural economist and frequent contributor...

21 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Another independent agency snapped up by franchise giant

The Bournemouth branch of Martin & Co has acquired a local independent agent. Bullock & Lees, a local south coast firm, has...

11 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Manager buys franchise of agency she’s run for six years

The manager of an agency in West Lothian has bought the franchise for the office she’s run for the past six...

18 February 2020

From: Breaking News

‘We beat the fees ban’ - franchisees see revenue growth

The Property Franchise Group, which has a string of major agency brands, has reported a strong performance in 2019 despite the...

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Another franchise branch snaps up a rival independent agency

Another branch of The Property Franchise Groups’s brand Martin & Co has snapped up an independent rival - and it’s the...

29 January 2020

From: Breaking News

New acquisition means branch has become largest in national agency

The Gainsborough branch of Martin & Co has become the largest single office within the national agency thanks to a fifth...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Acquisition of independent agency is fourth by franchise firm

The Widnes branch of franchise firm Martin & Co has grown its business by almost a quarter after acquiring a local...

20 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Lettings book acquisition leads to new franchise branch opening

Martin & Co’s Ashford branch is opening a new office just outside the Kent town following a deal to acquire a...

14 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Franchise group hikes charges to landlords by 10% because of fees ban

The Property Franchise Group has issued an upbeat trading statement indicating that it’s mitigated much of the financial impact of the...

21 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Top agent urges Airbnb regulation to deter criminal activity

A leading London lettings agent wants increased regulation over Airbnb in a bid to deter criminal activity and anti-social behaviour. Martin Bikhit, managing...

07 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Rent protection firms merge to form ‘strategic partner for agents’

Industry supplier Let Alliance has merged with the Barbon Insurance Group, which includes HomeLet and Rentshield     The announcement was made at...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Agency compensates tenants and landlords after employee’s scam

Martin & Co says it has compensated clients fully after a rogue lettings agent in Cornwall added sums to invoices sent...

04 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Another independent agency disappears as family franchise firm expands

The Tunbridge Wells office of Martin & Co has boosted its managed portfolio by 43 per cent by snapping up yet...

25 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Rents at all time high, according to latest HomeLet index

Rents have reached an all time high across the UK according to HomeLet. Its latest index says the average rent in the...

13 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Huge £9m boost for flatfair as deposit alternative race hots up

One of the key players in the ultra-competitive deposit alternative sector has announced a massive and new $11m investment. Flatfair says that...

16 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Another independent agent bites the dust as franchise branch acquires

Another Martin & Co franchisee has acquired a nearby independent agency. The franchise firm’s Falmouth branch, run since 2013 by Felicia and...

22 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Another independent snapped up by franchise agency chain

The Southampton branch of Martin & Co has more than doubled its business after acquiring an independent agent in the city. It’s...

15 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Tenant Fees Act ‘may already be causing more tenants to move’

Data from rental insurance firm HomeLet suggests that the Tenant Fees Act may already be causing more movement amongst tenants. The firm...

11 July 2019

From: Breaking News

New branch for franchise giant after acquisition of independent

National agency Martin & Co has announced the acquisition of independent Essex agency Owen Lyons. Martin & Co Chelmsford owner Stephen Frost...

04 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Franchise branch buys independent’s lettings book in just two weeks

Another independent agency has been acquired by franchise giant Martin & Co.  The firm’s Southend franchisee purchased the managed properties of local...

13 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Three acquisitions bolster business for fast-growing Martin & Co branch

The owners of Cardiff’s branch of national sales and lettings agency Martin & Co have more than doubled their managed portfolio...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

MP to intervene over wound-up lettings agency owing £30,000

An MP says he will raise with local police chiefs a series of claims from landlords and tenants concerning a lettings...

16 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Shop ‘til you pop-up? National agency launches shopping centre branch

National sales and lettings agency Martin & Co has launched what it calls a 'pioneering new service' in the North East. The...

09 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Agent admits conning clients to pay money into personal bank account

A former employee of Martin & Co has admitted operating a fraud scheme that involved agency clients paying money into his...

26 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Independent agency has had its chips and is acquired by Martin & Co

Property Franchise Group brand Martin & Co has snapped up West Yorkshire independent agent Red Box Residential. Martin & Co’s Saltaire branch, operated...

19 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Right To Rent breaches human rights, High Court rules

The High Court has ruled that the government’s Right to Rent scheme breaches human rights law. Under the Right to Rent landlords are...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Another independent agency goes as Martin & Co snaps up firm

The Nottinghamshire branch of Martin & Co has snapped up the local independent agency SOLOS Residential. The family-run Martin & Co branches...

04 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Average rents still creeping up according to HomeLet data

The average UK rental values continued to grow towards the end of last year according to data with the average rent now...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

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