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Demand cools and supply rises - new lettings analysis

Rents rose 9% on average in the UK in Q1 2024 compared to the same period in 2023, says flatshare site SpareRoom. Out...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates to stay high despite this week’s good inflation news

Interest rates are expected to stay high despite good inflation news likely to be announced this week. The Office for Budget Responsibility...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Election hopeful demands New Towns to solve housing shortage

Labour must build “a new generation of New Towns” if it gets into government, according to a parliamentary candidate linked to...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top 10 Hotspots for portfolio buy to let investors

Paragon Bank’s analysis of its lending data has revealed the top 10 locations for investment by portfolio buy-to-let landlords, those with...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional Property Awards - the search is on

The search for the best of the property industry is underway as nominations are now open for the 2024 Variety North...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark bats off surprisingly downbeat housing index

Propertymark has batted away any possible market pessimism as a result of a downbeat price index result from the Halifax  Just before...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents over a quarter higher than at the start of Covid - new stats

The latest rental data from PropTech supplier Goodlord has shown that March rents are now up by over 6% year-on-year.  And looking...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency warns on landlords’ and tenants’ differing rent expectations

Prime London rental values ticked up 0.3% over the first three months of 2024, according to Savills, as the market continues...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry boss slams government for ‘grandstanding’ on rent issues

HomeLet and Let Alliance’s chief executive Andy Halstead has called for less “government grandstanding” and more direct action to recognise the...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency set up in a front room will stay in family ownership

The founder of an agency which started life in a front room is handing the family firm over to her son...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank aims to support building of new rental homes

NatWest Group has announced a new package of what it calls ”targeted lending and support” to help local councils provide more...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Get On With It! - agents say Bank should cut rates now

Propertymark is telling the Bank of England that now is the perfect time to cut base rate and trigger wider interest...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government figures show another sharp rent rise

Average UK private rents increased by 9.0% in the 12 months to February 2024 according to the Office for National Statistics. This...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Give tax perks to renters to help them buy, urges think-tank

A think tank is urging the UK government to consider tax perks for private renters to help them save faster for...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property portal claims industry-first with AI investment

A property portal claims it’s struck an industry-first by making a “substantial investment” of over £250,000 in Artificial Intelligence.  The local portal...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Advice for agents on tenants with banned dog breeds

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

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Investor and landlord purchases rise, despite soaring taxes

The largest lettings agency in Scotland says purchases by landlords and other investor buyers in that country have risen sharply despite...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Over £2,150 pcm for new Build To Rent scheme - and it’s outside London

A new Build To Rent scheme launches in Manchester this summer with the first residents moving in during June. The Castings is...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents Still Rising in most areas of UK

Asking rents continue to show pos­itive annualised growth in all regions except Greater London and Scotland.  That’s according to respected property website...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Powers to evict anti-social tenants set to be beefed up

Propertymark has welcomed proposed reforms to evict tenants who show persistent anti-social behaviour.   In 2018, a Northern Ireland Department of Justice consultation...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb sharing short lets data with another government department

Airbnb - which recently announced it’s sharing some information about its landlord hosts with HMRC - is now sharing data with...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech sector gives a thumbs down to lacklustre Budget

The PropTech sector has mostly agreed with the rest of the industry in its view on yesterday’s Budget - that it...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Chancellor reveals property tax change in Budget

The Chancellor has used his Budget to confirm a 2p cut in National Insurance, from April 6. This will take it...

06 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

Key appointments made to agency’s relaunched lettings division

Just weeks after announcing that it was launching a new residential lettings and property management division, regional agency Dacre, Son &...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest Rent Changes and Voids revealed in fresh analysis

The latest Rental Index from PropTech supplier Goodlord has recorded a rent rise and a reduction in void lengths over the...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Building society bans mortgages on holiday let properties

A building society has launched a pilot project banning mortgage lending on holiday lets in two tourist areas for 12 months. Leeds...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Historic agency snaps up independent lettings business

Cotswolds and Midlands agency Sheldon Bosley Knight has snapped up a small independent lettings business. Stratford-based Charles Saville Limited adds more than...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Large family-run regional agency snaps up independent rival

Pattinson Estate Agency has taken over a local firm on Teesside. The agency taken over is Browns Estate Agents in Stockton and...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency’s London expansion taps into growing foreign investment

Lettings, property management and sales agency Johns&Co - which celebrates its 10th year in business in 2024 - is opening a...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy to let portfolio used for housing association tenants

A council that is buying private properties in second home hotspots to let to local people has struck a new agreement...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Major agency reinstates lettings division three years after sell-off

Major regional independent agency Dacre, Son & Hartley is expanding its offering by re-entering the residential lettings and property management market...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House Prices see small monthly gains - new index shows stronger market

Another index has suggested a small monthly increase in house prices in England and Wales - even though the annual rate...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fast-expanding agency reveals 10th acquisition in six years

Expanding agency group My Property Box has completed its 10th acquisition in six years, buying Teesside lettings and property investment specialist...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond announces another regional rental portfolio acquisition

Lomond has snapped up another rental portfolio. It’s been acquired from the Rendall & Rittner Sales & Letting agency which had a...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket president welcomes latest lettings agency  to drop Zoopla

Lettings agency Edward Mellor, which operates its 15 branches across Greater Manchester, has signed up to OnTheMarket. This follows the controversial CoStar...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile agency snaps up London independent

The Martyn Gerrard agency has acquired a London independent - Range Homes. Range Homes, based in the north London suburb of Palmers...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Heating Private Rental Properties - council claims EPC success

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

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Irish agency snaps up UK independent lettings and sales firm

One of the Republic of Ireland's largest agency chains, Sherry Fitzgerald, has snapped up Belfast independent Simon Brien Residential, known as...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Voids and rents show market “isn’t cooling down anytime soon”

Rents have risen seven per cent in the past year while voids have lengthened in the past month - although remain...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealthy tenants demand prime rental units ‘with highest spec’

A prominent lettings agency is advising landlords to fit out homes in prime locations to the same high specification as if...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent investment rockets, focussed on major cities

The latest Build To Rent report prepared by lettings agency Savills claims 2023 saw a total of £4.5 billion of investment...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New Year Bounce - strong start to 2024 housing market says Zoopla

A return of pent-up demand and mortgage rates falling below five per cent have boosted the start of the year for...

29 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

Shock figures put interest rate cut on the back burner

There are growing fears that the hoped-for Bank of England base rate cut this spring - the first off possibly several...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock figure reveals tax burden paid by private rental sector

Property taxes in Scotland exceeded £600m over the last year according to analysis of the latest statistics by the country’s largest...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan’s rent controls dismissed as “well-meaning but naive”

Rents across the UK continue to retreat from their 2023 highs, falling by 2.9 per cent over the last three months,...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises outstripping inflation for past nine months - agency analysis

A leading lettings agency says 2023 was a record-breaking year for rental growth.   The average rent on a newly let property in...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants itemise top three priorities in new survey

A survey by one of the industry’s deposit alternative services, flatfair, shows that - unsurprisingly - over 61 per cent rank...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Short Lets registration scheme to be introduced

A mandatory short lets registration and licensing scheme is to be introduced in part of the UK, described as a system...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Annual rent rise in England still near double digits

The latest rental index from Goodlord shows average rents in England rose nearly nine per cent higher across 2023. In 2022, rents...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

North-focussed lettings agency reveals new London base

The Leeds- and Manchester-based North Property Group is opening a base in London.  NPG was founded by Oli Banks and Tim Coen...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills reveals which buy to let region it tips for best returns

Residential buy to let in the North West of England, London industrial property and retail warehouses are set to be the...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mystery Shopping key to improving agency service - claim

The Guild of Property Professionals has given its backing to the concept of mystery shopping as a way of improving agents’...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 700 CPO homes let by government along doomed HS2 rail line

Newspaper report claims some 710 properties have been put into the private rental market by the government - and they are...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

More acquisitions in 2024 says fast-growing agency group

Lomond has announced one more acquisition in the North West of England - the 17th it has completed in the region...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

2023 goes down as the year of record rents

London has seen the strongest rental growth over the last year according to an analysis by lettings agency Hamptons.   The average rent...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Timetables demanded for smoke alarm and electrical safety changes

Propertymark has responded to two consultations on the proposals to introduce electrical safety standards and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Covid Fraud - property company bosses given suspended sentences

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

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebrand for 90-office national agency chain

The Northwood franchise, which has more than 90 offices nationwide, has unveiled a new look for its lettings and estate agency...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks relaunch ads only focussed on some parts of England

Purplebricks has appointed a new media agency - mSix&Partners - as it launches its ‘free’ sales offer to landlords and other...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking rent rises now a thing of the past says Zoopla

The scale of rent rises has peaked with future increases likely to be smaller, says Zoopla. The portal’s latest report into the...

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

ARLA agent is new head of Experts In Property

It’s all change for a regional agents’ group which has announced a new chair and new directors. Cornwall-based former estate agent Steve...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb claims its short lets support thousands of jobs across UK

A new report claims that Airbnb has generated tens of thousands of jobs in the UK and enables people to work...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental demand staying high despite approach of Christmas

The latest Rental Index from PropTech firm Goodlord has shown that year-on-year rents are up by 7.3 per cent across England...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency Leadership Training sees first baker’s dozen graduates

A total of 13 franchisees from brands within the Belvoir Group have graduated from what the firm calls “a unique new...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snaps up rival as owners retire after 35 years

Pattinson estate agency in the north east of England has snapped up Ryedales Estate Agents, an independent in Northumberland. Ryedales owners Geoff...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New industry group includes agents and small landlord organisations

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

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Two more lettings book acquisitions for fast-growing Lomond

The fast-growing Lomond Group has announced two lettings book acquisitions in the central belt of Scotland.  Lomond, which has made nearly 50...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge lettings book snapped up in deal set to ‘transform’ agency

Lomond has consolidated its growing foothold in the lettings sector after sealing its biggest acquisition to date in the Midlands. In what...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent’s Affordability Warning - not all tenants will really benefit

A prominent lettings agent says there’s been a definite improvement in rental affordability in most areas - but he doubts all...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Affordability Crisis: rents near ceiling in some regions, index suggests

Affordability limits have been reached in several regions of the UK, the Home property website suggests. While some regions are still recording...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency restructures in push for bigger share of key lettings market

Knight Frank has bolstered its prime offering across north London with a new head of lettings in its Hampstead office. Jared Kilgarriff...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand and rents up - supply stays stubbornly low

Over seven in 10 landlords report rising tenant demand during the third quarter – a new record high, research conducted on...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise as rents drop and voids increase as weather cools

Rents saw an autumn dip in October, following three months of rapidly escalating prices across England.  According to PropTech firm Goodlord the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency slams four councils for policies which directly hit rental supply

The lettings agency Winkworth has taken the unusual step of criticising policies of a series of councils. The councils are all Labour...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New lettings director arrives from arch rival agency

Savills has appointed Marielle Papadopoullos as head of lettings in its key Hampstead office.  Papadopoullos, who joins as a director, has over...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Reapit’s new PropTech deal pledges to cut through licensing red tape

Reapit has inked a deal with fast-expanding PropTech service Kamma to automate information about private rental sector council licensing. This year is...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Close link between rental and sales markets says prominent index

The latest edition of the Home housing index shows Conti suing close links between both the lettings and sales markets. The Home...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Prominent agent demands wider reform of eviction rules

A prominent lettings agent has called for a wider reform of eviction rules. This follows a demand by a group of...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let has grown massively in recent years - new statistics

Government data shows that as of 2022 some 15.29 per cent of homes in England are privately rented, with 14.9 per...

13 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

Revealed - the best yields for investors near universities

Landlords wanting to make a healthy return from their investment should target student properties in the North of England and Scotland,...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snapped up by local franchise office

An independent agency managing 115 lettings units has been snapped up its local Belvoir franchise. Tim Hughes, owner of Belvoir Newbury, has...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Husband and wife triple their lettings business overnight

Husband-and-wife team John and Shirley Ounsworth have completed on the acquisition of Osprey Lettings. The couple - who run a Northwood franchise...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Showing - prime rental growth starting to moderate

Rental growth in prime regional markets has started to slow, following runaway growth over the past three years. That’s the view from...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Pressure from High Demand As Intense As Ever - new stats

Rent levels and voids held steady over the past month with strong demand keeping annual price growth at nearly eight per...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings service set up in franchise giant’s original office

Hunters’ first ever franchised branch in the North Yorkshire town of Selby is under new ownership after 16 years. James Powell, who...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge scale of rental sector reliance on mortgages revealed

The buy to let sector appears more heavily reliant on mortgages than some analysts have previously suggested. Specialist lending service Octane Capital has...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb woos Labour saying short lets can be “lifeline”

Airbnb has taken the unusual step of buying space on an influential Labour Party website, just ahead of the party’s conference. Amanda...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Underpaid and Undervalued - agents unhappy with their lot

New research shows that the majority of letting agents believe they are not paid sufficiently for their work. Research from the Goodlord...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Police urge agents to smoke out illegal cannabis farms

Police are urging letting agents and landlords to act swiftly if they think one of their properties is being used as...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ leader tells government to incentivise private rental sector

The chief executive of Propertymark has reiterated his call for the government to make investment in buy to let attractive. Nathan Emerson says:...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents - what are your views on key health and safety issues?

Propertymark is urging agents to give it their views on two consultations on health and safety issues coming out of Northern...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Another small rental portfolio snapped up by Lomond

Lomond has acquired the rental portfolio of a lettings agency operating in Greater Manchester.   Lomond snapped up the lettings book of Harvey...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents have two months to tell council licensing bosses what they think

There’s to be a consultation this autumn about a proposed selective licensing regime in Scarborough. The proposal covers parts of the Castle,...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Ban on HMOs converting to Airbnb causes consultation uproar

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

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Indian investors to be wooed by London agency-developer partnership

A London-focused lettings agency is partnering with Barratt London to encourage Indian investors. Barratt London, with 40 years’ experience in the capital...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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