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KEYWORD "ONS" - 109 RESULTS
Warning To Labour - Rent Controls Just Won’t Work

If Labour plans to bring in rent controls they won’t work, a property association has warned.  The National Association of Property Buyers...

24 May 2024

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

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Today - ESTAS shortlists for three top industry awards

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

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Asking Rents still in positive territory in all but one region

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

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Beef Up Renters Reform Bill to stop even more evictions - call

A charity claims that new official figures on rent rises will “create more worry among private renters.” StepChange charity is referring to...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of Agents say they Don’t Know who they’ll vote for

Around half of letting agents and landlords say they are unsure about how they will vote in the General Election. A joint...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Hot Money now on August Interest Rate Cut

Inflation figures are down - but not as much as many analysts expected. The basic Consumer Price Index figure fell from 3.2%...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Record business claimed by deposit alternative service

Deposit alternative provider, flatfair, has reported record figures for the first quarter of 2024. From January to March, 56% of tenants chose...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark wants Labour to come clean on rent controls

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

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Emoov, pioneer online agency, acquired by small family business

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

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cuts this year, suggests IMF - but it isn’t all rosy…

The International Monetary Fund has suggested that the British economy could accommodate three interest rate cuts this year, with Kate cuts...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent operator strikes deal with deposit alternative supplier

Build To Rent developer and operator Dandara Living has struck a partnership with deposit alternative service flatfair. Dandara joins other BTR operators...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents encouraged to get mystery shopping analysis of performance

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

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Restrictions - Gove slammed by Labour-dominated council body

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

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants Renewing on Existing Contracts hit with high rent rises - new data

Tenants renewing an existing contracts have been faced with high rent rises according to Hamptons lettings agency. It says they rose 8.3%...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Young couple take on lettings agency busy city franchise

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

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove rolls out Material Information listings display

Rightmove is rolling out displaying the new Material info Parts B & C fields on listings, following a number of months...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Most homes cheaper to rent than buy, even with large deposit

A third of homes currently for sale can be bought with a mortgage and monthly repayments that cost less than the...

20 May 2024

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Good news on Inflation expected this week

Inflation is expected to drop sharply in the April figures due out this week. The Office for Budget Responsibility and Bank of...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency snaps up lettings book as part of regional expansion plan

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

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency network links with industry supplier for training courses

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

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Yes to Regulation and No to Rent Controls - Propertymark

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

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark tells politicians - add agent regulation to Renters Reform Bill

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

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

What about Rental Reform? Labour puts issue on the back burner

Despite once claiming it would abolish Section 21 evictions “on its first day in office”, Labour appears to have gone cool...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour split as MP defies party policy and calls for rent controls

A Labour MP is calling for rent controls to be introduced, with powers for councils to tweak them as they see...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Get the Rent To Rent house in order, demands Propertymark

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

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenant Turnover - landlord sales and not evictions are chief cause

Some 50% of tenants who moved last year did so because their landlords decided to sell the property.  By contrast, eviction was...

16 May 2024

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Hate Crime - Anti-Second Home Posters reported to police

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

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Brexit and High Interest Rates pose major challenges to agents

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

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Pity The Poor Renter - analyst says tenants face tough conditions

An Office of National Statistics survey shows that the top three issues facing the UK are still the cost-of-living crisis (89%),...

16 May 2024

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Banned - rogue agents disqualified for abusing Covid loan scheme

The husband-and-wife directors of a Cornish lettings and estate agency have been disqualified from being company directors for a combined 12...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New location for long-standing Savills operation

Savills has moved to a new office in Petworth town centre, from which its lettings and other services will operate.  Savills, and...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency appointed to service new Build To Rent scheme

The agency Centrick has been appointed to launch and operate a new multi-million-pound Build To Rent development in Leicester.  Centrick will provide...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax - that’s why rents are rising so much

Propertymark has given its view on why private rents have risen so much - 6.1% in England, 7.0% in Wales and...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Gimmick Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions - claim

A stamp duty cut in the run up to a General Election would see house prices go up and evictions soar,...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

£1.3m fundraise for PropTech rental instant messaging platform

Rental PropTech platform Krispyhouse has secured £1.3m in second-round fundraising. The residential rentals app and online platform is reported to have secured...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnbs may need Planning Consent in key tourist location

A council claims it’s reached an important stage in the process of deciding whether to implement the Article 4 Direction power...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents berated for boring and useless ‘Free Valuations’

A prominent lettings expert and former president of ARLA Propertymark has berated agents who advertise ‘free valuations.’ Sally Lawson, now well known...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

UK’s most lucrative locations for holiday let income

The Cotswolds is the most lucrative place in the UK to own a holiday let, according to Sykes Holiday Cottages. With annual...

14 May 2024

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Freeholder hits at government over slow responses on building safety row

The corporate freeholder which has been obliged to fix serious building safety issues at a tower block has issued a statement...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Guilty! - Fraudster letting agents duped landlords and tenants

Two London agents who traded fraudulently through their lettings business and scammed victims out of over £24,000 have been sentenced. After a...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

“It’s a Game Changer!” - agent praises latest PropTech upgrade

The existing Fixflo integration with Alto has been beefed up to allow the system to create an updated works order with...

13 May 2024

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Michael Gove turns the safety screws on reluctant freeholders

The government has won a landmark legal challenge against a freeholder forcing it to fix serious building safety issues in a...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove Money-Making Machine set to hike agent fees again

Number one portal Rightmove has upgraded growth expectations in its latest statement to shareholders - and is again growing its average...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Politicians should realise how rent controls force landlords out - call

The pressure on rents for new tenancies in Scotland’s private rented sector have started to ease with all major cities now...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional agency set up 28th branch after latest acquisition

North east England operator Pattinson Estate Agency is taking over another local rival firm. It’s acquired NS Bennett Estate Agents, in Stanley,...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

All change for Build To Rent as trade group reconstitutes board

The trade body representing the Build To Rent industry wants to recruit people from that sector to sit in its board. The...

10 May 2024

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Under 25% of renters bother reading tenancy agreements

A new survey from law firm Weightmans has found that only 24% of renters read tenancy agreements.  It says this is largely...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Landlord instructions in short supply as market slows

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results suggests that tenant demand continues to lose momentum.  Alongside this, landlord instructions remain in short...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Long-standing lettings agency snapped up by high-end boutique company

Boutique Knightsbridge estate agency Nicolas Van Patrick (NVP) has acquired Chelsea lettings and management company HLR. HLR was established in 1986, growing...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Expansion for well known London lettings and sales brand

London lettings agency Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward is expanding with the opening of a new branch in the centre of Camberwell. Anthony...

09 May 2024

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Almost no agent ready for revised tenancy arrangements

A snap poll of letting agents has revealed that only a tiny percentage have taken steps to prepare for the shift...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

 Stop Killing Market with Rent Controls, agents tell minister

Propertymark has urged Scotland’s new First Minister to end the country’s housing emergency. John Swinney is now First Minister and says he...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants pushing back against large rent rises: Knight Frank

Rental growth in prime London postcodes has narrowed to levels last seen in the summer of 2021, says Knight Frank.  Average rents...

08 May 2024

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OnTheMarket claims parity with Rightmove for new-build listings

It claims that “following a significant increase in the number of new homes advertised on the site” its new build listings...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

50,000 student rental beds in the pipeline - agency figures

Investment in UK purpose-built student accommodation in the first quarter of 2024 has been described as “robust.” A total of 21 transactions...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

For Sale! Agency with 42,500 units under management

It's reported that the Lomond estate agency group, which is heavily backed by private equity and which has expanded through serial...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Lights Out and Away We Go: F1 star to address agents

Claire Williams, the former team principal of the legendary Williams Formula One Team , has been named as one of the...

07 May 2024

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Sadiq Khan housing tax policies criticised by Left-wingers

Even as he was being elected as Mayor of London for a record-beating third successive time, Sadiq Khan was under pressure...

07 May 2024

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Letting agent claims area is over-run with Airbnb-style short lets

A lettings agent who is also on the executive of Propertymark claims one of Britain’s tourist hotspots has been over-run with...

07 May 2024

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Agency flags growing worries over pets in lets

A prominent lettings agency says concern is growing in the private rental sector about the prospect of more pets in properties.  A...

07 May 2024

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Labour must come clean on Business Rates, says agency

A prominent agent campaigning for business tax reform is urging Labour to come clean on its policies for business rates and...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property management firm hit with £500,000 health and safety fine

A housing company has been fined £528,000 after an employee repairing a fence post inadvertently struck an underground cable, suffering burns...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Lords won’t wreck Renters Reform Bill - trade body

A lettings sector trade body predicts that the House of Lords is unlikely to make substantive changes to the Renters Reform...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency urges second home owners to be Airbnb hosts for tax reasons

The head of a lettings agency in Kent says it would be a “practical solution” for second home owners to become...

02 May 2024

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Masterclass aims to help agents dominate local markets

Fine & Country says it’s staging so-called Masterclass sessions with experts creating strategies “to help agents dominate the prime property market...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises moderating as market stabilises ahead of summer

The latest Rental Index from Goodlord reveals that rents are now up by 5.7% over the year.  The price per property over...

02 May 2024

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PropTech partnership promises lead generation for lettings agents

The ValPal Network has partnered with agency software provider Street.co .uk. This will facilitate the integration of Street’s CRM with TVPN’s lead...

02 May 2024

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Agents urged to understand key tenancy agreement differences

A call has gone out from an industry group for letting agents to be sure they know the distinctions between statutory...

01 May 2024

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Ground Rents defended by investors’ group

The ongoing debate over ground rents within Government is rapidly becoming a Parliamentary farce that could soon lead to an economic...

01 May 2024

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Rental demand to stay strong as first time buyers struggle

Startling regional differences are acting as barriers to those looking to step onto the property ladder for the first time, according...

01 May 2024

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Shelter demands “overhaul” of Renters Reform Bill

Campaigning charity Shelter is demanding an overhaul of the Renters Reform Bill, which will shortly begin its passage through the House...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - we’re unlikely to follow Scotland, says housing chief

The Housing Secretary in Wales says that nation is unlikely to follow the example of Scotland by introducing rent controls. At a...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

50,000 new rental homes needed to meet historic demand - Rightmove

Rightmove says there are still nearly 50,000 rental properties needed to head back to the pre-pandemic level of rental supply. The latest...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of Tenants 'get stuck' if letting agents fail to solve problems

Half of all private renters would not know where to turn to if a letting agent failed to address a problem...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Minister to address agents ahead of General Election

Housing minister Lee Rowley will be taking centre stage at the largest property agency conference in the UK this summer, Propertymark...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Banned - Agency cannot let homes for four years; put on rogues’ database

A council has placed a Banning Order on a lettings agency operating unlicensed Houses in Multiple Occupation. Trophy Homes Ltd was hit...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Under half of homes listed to let are actually available - industry figure’s claim

A controversial rental sector figure claims over half of the properties listed to let are actually available for a tenant to...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise chain launches campaign for new recruits

Winkworth has appointed an ex-Chestertons and ex-Strutt and Parker industry figure to recruit new offices to the agency’s network. Chris Brand, who...

29 April 2024

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ESTAS announce new PropTech headline partners for 2024

The ESTAS, the customer review and awards platform, has unveiled new headline partners for 2024. Reapit and PayProp will become the Headline...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill “still misses the mark” says Propertymark

Propertymark says the controversial Renters Reform Bill still misses the mark, despite a string of amendments made to it as it...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax Alert - Agents can urge landlord clients to take part in pilot scheme

HMRC has launched a pilot for the proposed Making Tax Digital service for quarterly reporting - and agents can sign up...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Toxic attitude to Private Renting may now change, hopes lettings chief

A prominent lettings agency operator says he hopes the “toxic” attitude to the private rental sector by the Scottish Government may...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - groups still lobbying for further changes

A coalition of higher education and student housing organisations have called on the government to make further changes to the Renters...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent claims it already conforms with Reform Bill ideals

A trade body representing Build To Rent operators claims that the sector “already accommodates the Bill’s proposals” in terms of tenants’...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove hits back at critics after Renters Reform Bill wins key vote

Michael Gove’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities hit back overnight at critics of the government’s Renters Reform Bill. The Bill...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech tool will help eviction process under Renters Reform Bill changes

A new communications log feature has been introduced by a PropTech supplier which allegedly makes it easier to gather evidence for...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

More tenants borrowing to fund deposits on next property - claim

The percentage of tenants borrowing money to fund their cash deposits on their next property has risen over the last 12...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents proud of the industry…not so keen on the system

Some 83% of estate agents are proud of their profession, says a new survey. The poll of 1,728 estate agents, commissioned by...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Extraordinary 200 amendments to Renters Reform Bill in Commons today

There’s a huge number of amendments to the Renters Reform Bill, which has its Third Reading in the House of Commons...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark not giving up on the Regulation of Property Agents

Propertymark says it will continue lobbying government for the implementation of the Regulation of Property Agents - even though the government...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons’ internal lettings data shows market returning to normal

Data from in-the-news agency Foxtons reveals rental applicant demand has increased 9% from February, yet is now still 14% lower year...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New Holiday Lets booking system rivals hotels, says supplier

PropTech firm Pikl is launching an insurance-backed cancellation product specifically for holiday lets that will enable operators to offer the same...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark guide helps tenants complain and challenge rent rises

A new guide from Propertymark explains the rights which private rental tenants have - and sets out how they can challenge...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for Buy To Let as mortgage product choice improves

There's good news for the buy to let sector as mortgage product availability is showing signs of stability, according to the...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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