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Shelter lobbies politicians with ‘rental plan to end homelessness’

Shelter is calling for the construction of 90,000 rental properties each year for a decade - and it claims this would...

27 February 2024

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Mould and Damp: Agents should act now, says Propertymark

Propertymark has used its website and link with a property inspection service to urge letting agents to work with private tenants...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters’ resilience dropping - analyst’s warning

Renters are less financially resilient than recent remortgagers according to an analysis by business consultants Hargreaves Lansdown. It says over two thirds...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Giants Merge - final shareholder approval secured

The merger of two of the largest names in the lettings industry has passed its final hurdle. Belvoir shareholders have now backed...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Built To Rent wins lavish praise from property management report

A property management firm claims that energy efficiency is apparently renters’ most important quality when choosing a place to live.  Centrick says...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech student lettings platform expanding further overseas

Student accommodation booking platform Housemates is expanding overseas. The expansion will cover several major Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Currently Housemates...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing agency group snaps up three regional agencies

Leaders Romans Group has acquired three major lettings, sales and surveying businesses operating multiple branches across London, Surrey, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Double digit annual rent inflation for five quarters in a row

Average rents in Scotland for new tenancies in the private rented sector have risen by double digits for the fifth quarter...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Big mortgage rate cuts likely this year - agency revises forecast

Knight Frank has revised its housing market forecasts for 2024, just two weeks into the new year. It’s done this on the...

15 January 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

Details emerge of permanent rent control proposal

The controversial minister who steered rent controls through the Scottish Parliament has contacted Propertymark to reveal details of the next stage. Patrick...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Politicians demand Christmas ban on Section 21 evictions

The Liberal Democrats have called on the government to bring in an emergency ban on no fault evictions and banks repossessing people’s homes...

21 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

More guarantors demanded as economy slump goes on

An analysis of tenants renting between 2020 and 2023 shows a big rise in those on high salaries asked to provide...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Fairer Rental Sector is key Propertymark demand for Budget

Propertymark has laid out its proposals to the Scottish Government ahead of its 2024-25 Budget next week. The letting agents’ trade body...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Changing face of Private Rental Sector revealed by new survey

A survey of more than 1,000 landlords in the Deposit Protection Service shows the scale of change in the private rental...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agency celebrates 30 per cent rise in lettings business

Berriman Eaton has reported a 30 per cent rise in its dedicated lettings business since 2020, with more than 420 properties...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Two of PropTech’s biggest names announce merger

Two of the highest profile PropTech suppliers to the lettings and wider property sectors have announced a merger. Reapit and PayProp say...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter blames private rental sector for growing child homelessness

Shelter says there are nearly 139,000 children officially homeless and living in temporary accommodation - and it’s blaming the private rental...

01 December 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

Agents get angry with pro-rent control politicians

Propertymark has issued a strongly-worded statement aimed at politicians demanding rent controls. Labour Members of the Scottish Parliament have urged the declaration...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Carbon Monoxide Warning - test alarms as winter approaches

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is issuing a stark warning to be aware of the dangers of carbon...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Family of agents bring three agencies under one roof

Husband and wife Daren and Susan Cope, alongside son James and daughter Annie, are bringing their different agencies under one roof. So...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Merger between two agencies will see one brand name disappear

Two well known agencies are to merge in Scotland. Cullen Kilshaw LLP, a solicitors and lettings and estate agency, is to merge...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Homelessness surge means Chancellor must invest in rental sector - call

New figures have shown that 2,086 people were found to be sleeping on London’s streets for the first time between July...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

tlyfe's Rent-Ready Solution: Revolutionising the Lettings Market with Over 25,000 Tenants and 150 Agent Branches on Board

Introduction The lettings market is no stranger to the complexities and challenges that come with finding the right tenants for the right...

31 October 2023

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Failure! Annual rent rise in double figures despite rent controls

Average rents in Scotland for new tenancies in the private sector have risen by double digits for the fourth quarter in a...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council sets up own lettings agency to woo private landlords

A council has launched its own social lettings agency to work with private sector landlords in tackling the record numbers living...

26 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

Propertymark Backs Radical New Property Tribunal System

Propertymark has backed the idea of a new property tribunal system for Wales to simplify court processes. The proposal merges nine current...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rayner slams Tory rental “failures” but light on Labour policy details

Labour deputy leader and shadow housing secretary Angela Rayner has given her party’s conference an outline of future policy plans. She says:...

09 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

Young tenants delay life-changing decisions while renting

Young couples are delaying marriage and starting families until they get out of the rental sector, research by Yorkshire Building Society...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove to be quizzed on Renters Reform Bill

Housing Secretary Michael Gove will address the main Conservative party Conference on Tuesday morning next week - but perhaps his most...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge number of renters struggle to make payments - Which?

An estimated seven million UK households are struggling to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments, Which? warns, with millions...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls at heart of Shelter’s General Election manifesto

Shelter has published what it calls a General Election manifesto with rent controls at its heart. Called The Way Home: a manifesto to...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent jumps on the awards bandwagon

The Build To Rent sector has now joined those parts of the property sector with a dedicated awards event. The awards -...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

More tenants struggling to pay rent - government figures

More people are struggling to pay their rent according to a new government survey. The study, by the Office for National Statistics,...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country increases brand coverage in Scotland

Following the merger of the South Scotland and North Cumbria branches of Fine & Country, the  agency has added a further...

07 September 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

Evictions set to take longer and cost more from today

The new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service kicks in today - it offers early legal advice, free of charge, to anyone...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents tell Gove they’re disappointed with housing pledges

Propertymark has branded the plans by Housing Secretary Michael Gove to increase housebuilding “disappointing”. Nathan Emerson, Propertymark chief executive, says: “The UK...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Spare Room sector remains tiny niche market - new figures

A new study claims to reveal what it calls “a significant disparity in the spare room rental market.”  The research shows that...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill on agenda at flagship agent training event

Details have emerged of a flagship agent training event to be held later this year. Agent Rainmaker Live is to be a...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New marketing chief for high profile lettings agency

Chestertons, one of London’s largest lettings and sale s agencies, has appointed Giles Milner as its first chief marketing officer. Having worked...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How To Convert from Let-Only to Fully Managed

What objections are you hearing when you try and convert let-only landlords to fully-managed? Because the latest figures show just 18 per...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Banned! Fraudster lettings agent jailed and cannot be a director

Trading Standards has stopped a lettings agency owner from being a company director after he defrauded customers by over £80,000. Francis Smart,...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge fines for agency and management company over safety failures

A management company and a lettings agency involved in running a London HMO have been prosecuted for fire safety failures. Monsoon Properties...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls extended despite Propertymark opposition

The Scottish Government looks set to extend its rent cap for yet another six months, despite widespread opposition from the lettings...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists threaten action if rental reform ‘does not deliver’

Shelter is telling the government it “must deliver” on the revolution it pledges under the Renters Reform Bill. Chief executive Polly Neate...

17 May 2023

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Details emerge of 100% mortgage aimed at renters

Renters are being offered a 100 per cent mortgage by the Skipton Building Society - the first time such a product...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Inventories to become key as fire rules tighten further - claim

A trade body says inventories are set to play an increasingly important role in the private rental sector as fire regulations...

05 May 2023

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Agency targets lettings growth - says new acquisition just the start

Leaders Romans Group has announced another new lettings acquisition. It has snapped up Liberty Gate, a single-office Nottingham-based business which also operates...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Possession numbers soar ahead of rent cap and eviction ban

Numbers of possessions have soared in Scotland since the introduction of a rent cap and eviction ban according to DJ Alexander,...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Shelter angry at Hunt’s ‘nothing about housing’ Budget

Campaigning charity Shelter is angry with Chancellor Jeremy Hunt over his Budget  While most in the property industry have expressed relief that there...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Over £25,000 fine for property management firm boss

The head of a property management company has been fined £25,800 after serious safety issues were discovered at a shared house...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New curbs on holiday lets are “inhumane” - claim

The latest restrictions imposed on holiday lets by a UK government are hurting local economies. The Welsh Government has confirmed there will...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of agency branches to be Food Bank donation centres

Agency giant Leaders Romans Group has launched a nationwide partnership with the Trussell Trust, which operates many of the country’s food...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Historic agency merges with chartered surveying firm

The Herbert R Thomas agency, known as HRT, is merging with Rawlins & Madley. The two South Wales firms announced the merger on...

06 February 2023

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Agents tell government - get your act together

Propertymark has told a UK government to stop ignore the damaging effect of its policies on the private rental sector. An outspoken...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snaps up nearby lettings operator

Jeffrey Ross, an independent lettings and sales agency in Cardiff, has acquired ACJ Sales and Lettings in Penarth. Jeffrey Ross has acquired...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze U-turn welcomed by leading agent

Ruling politicians in Scotland have agreed that from April private rents can rise by 3.0 per cent in a 12 month period...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Freeze and Eviction Ban to continue until autumn at least

The controversial ban on private rental sector rent rises and evictions is to continue in Scotland for another six months at...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

What do agents want in 2023? New survey reveals all

This may be 2022’s least surprising research finding - most property professionals want interest rates to fall. A webinar poll undertaken by...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let is NOT dead - investors buy higher proportion of homes

Investment buyers will snap up a higher proportion of homes in 2022 than they did in 2021, the Hamptons agency forecasts.   So...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks to reveal trading figures and lettings future

Purplebricks is to reveal its latest trading figures next week in a crucial test for the turnaround strategy of new chief...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Here's how Atomic Consultancy can help buy or sell a lettings or estate agency business

Lucy Noonan, founder of Atomic Consultancy, reviews how partnering with Atomic can help property and lettings companies buy or sell their...

01 December 2022

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Rent Freeze - time for agents to say what they REALLY think

Agents have only until the end of tomorrow, December 2, to feed into Propertymark’s response to a new consultation on the...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agencies with banking disputes have three months to act

Small and medium sized lettings agencies which have had running disputes with banks are being offered a lifeline - but must...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

People ignorant of EPC ratings despite new rental regulations

With EPC ratings now a prominent part of letting a property, with stricter government regulations likely, new research suggests substantial numbers...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour pledge to go further than government on rental reform

Labour’s new housing spokesperson, Matthew Pennycook, says his party would go further than the government on the subject of private rental...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Fire warning as agents and landlords mark Fire Door Safety Week

A safety training service is warning of “alarming statistics” showing an increase in the number of fires and fatalities and a...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Large rise in homelessness spending over past five years

The government has released new figures on the amount being spent by local councils on temporary accommodation for homeless households in...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency plays down impact of rent freeze and evictions ban

A lettings agency in Scotland has played down the impact of the emergency rent freeze and eviction ban which have been...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Angry reaction against rent freeze which could last 18 months

There’s been a wide range of angry reactions to the Scottish Government’s passing of an emergency rent freeze and eviction ban...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Don't you dare freeze rents - agents' body tells politicians

Propertymark says there’s already been a decline in the number of homes available for rent in Scotland because of rising costs...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze fast-tracked and may last much longer than expected

Emergency legislation containing a private sector rent freeze is to be debated by Scottish politicians this week - and the surprise...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Lobby politicians to stop rent controls killing supply - agency chief

The Belvoir Group is warning that the housing crisis within the Scottish private rental sector is rapidly worsening, thanks to the...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze already damaging key rental investment - claim

The Times says some Build to Rent investment has been paused as a result of the rent freeze imposed by the...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Rises and Tax Cuts - a crunch week ahead

This is a crunch week for the UK economy - and likely the housing market too - with a meeting of...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Outspoken agency boss renews attack on politicians

A high profile agent has renewed his attack on politicians. David Alexander - who heads up DJ Alexander, part of the Lomond...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents given model Gas Safety Week guidance

Propertymark, the letting agents’ trade body, has issued this guidance for agents to pass to landlords. It coincides with Gas Safety Week,...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Prominent Truss-backer speaks out against rent controls

A prominent supporter of new Prime Minister Liz Truss has spoken out against rent controls.  Veteran Conservative MP Sir John Redwood, who...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists demand rent freeze and eviction ban in England next

Activist renters want Liz Truss to follow Scotland’s lead and introduce a rent freeze and eviction ban.  The emergency measures - announced...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Eviction ban and emergency rent freeze from today in Scotland

An emergency rent freeze in the private and public sectors has been announced this afternoon in Scotland. It will last until...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenancy disputes dip but one major problem dominates

There’s more evidence today that cleaning remains the largest cause of disputes between agents and tenants. Data released by The Dispute Service...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Time To Quit? Should letting agents prepare an exit strategy?

Uncertainty over the coming recession, wholesale reforms of the rental sector, higher interest rates and National Insurance payments are all reasons...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents accused of failing to communicate effectively with tenants

A new survey of some 2,000 tenants claims to show a significant level of dissatisfaction over communications with letting agents. The study...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Generation Rent and Shelter demand action from Truss and Sunak

It has emerged that Generation Rent and Shelter are amongst the charities that have written to Conservative leadership contenders Liz Truss...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agencies have six months left to register banking complaints

Many agencies have long-standing and unresolved banking complaints, for example regarding client accounts: now it’s been declared they have only six...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour MP calls for rent controls to help combat cost of living crisis

A Labour MP says the government should introduce emergency rent controls as part of a package of measures to combat the...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents will save time on routine chores says PropTech lettings service

An end-of-tenancy PropTech platform set up by a high profile agent has announced a major enhancement to its service. The Depository was...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists begin lobbying new Conservative housing chief

Within two hours of Greg Clarke being appointed by Boris Johnson as the new Housing Secretary, the leader of Generation Rent...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New lettings chief announced for famous high-end agency chain

Prime lettings agent John D Wood & Co has announced its new head of lettings.  It’s Tanya Hasking who is currently director...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New energy efficiency guide issued for private rental sector

A prominent energy industry organisation has just issued a new guide aimed at improving private rental sector properties. The Energy Saving Trust...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental properties may be obliged to change for disabled tenants

A consultation over the summer looks set to be the first part of a radical change to the structure of communal...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove Boss: is Britain’s top Lettings Guru in line for job?

Speculation is growing that a high profile former leader of the Association of Residential Letting Agents may become the next chief...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock figures on banks’ client accounts services to agencies

Shocking figures have emerged regarding the long-running problems caused by banks demanding that agencies have a designated client account for each...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

On Your e-Bike! Agency ditches cars for two wheels

An independent agency in London has ditched its company cars and gone over to e-bikes instead when it’s representatives attend viewings. Taylor...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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