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KEYWORD "Portal" - 102 RESULTS
OnTheMarket expansion continues as it signs large multi-branch agency

Seymours, one of the largest independent agency networks operating in the South East of England, is to advertise its lettings and sales...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Massive PropTech boost from Rightmove and finance institutions

Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest and Rightmove have announced a strategic investment in Coadjute, a prominent PropTech business.  This is the first...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Angry tenant groups slam Renters Reform Bill changes

Tenant groups and charities reacted angrily over the Easter weekend to the proposed changes to the Renters Reform Bill being advocated...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Changes to Renters Reform Bill after Easter

The government has written to Conservative MPs promising changes to the Renters Reform Bill to ease concerns over its anti-landlord bias. Jacob...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Expelled! Agency kicked out by Ombudsman for just £1,100

A lettings agency has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme following itsfailure to pay £1,100 out of an adjudicated award...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket hits record high advertising totals

OnTheMarket continues on its path to try to become the number one property portal, with a boast that it has a...

25 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

Big customer satisfaction win follows agency’s eight year campaign

Knight Frank’s residential operation has won the ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’ at the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2024. The agency says its...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Most would-be buyers say they cannot afford an open-market home

A survey from property portal Share to Buy suggests that over three quarters of buyers believe they cannot afford to purchase...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket begins new charm offensive to win agents

OnTheMarket is starting another round of its Town Hall in-person sessions - once again in a bid to win agents. Jason Tebb...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Working from home triggers higher rents in outer commuter areas

Towns within commuting distance of big cities have seen some of the UK’s largest rent rises in recent years, says Zoopla. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency launches Platinum Homes service for high-end lettings

Home Counties agency Bridges today launches Platinum Homes, which it describes as “a bespoke sales and lettings service catering to premium...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter demands radical changes to Renters Reform Bill

Shelter is asking for public support for radical changes to the Renters Reform Bill, now going through Parliament. The campaigning charity is...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Surge in interest for energy efficient homes - Rightmove data

There’s been a surge in enthusiasm for energy efficient homes according to research from heat pump advocates OVO. It says that a...

20 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

Propertymark’s ringing endorsement for Material Information changes

Propertymark’s property auction division - NAVA - has given ringing endorsement to the Material Information changes demanded under new Trading Standards...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove snaps up rental-focussed reviews website

A five year old consumer reviews website has been acquired by Rightmove. Homeviews was set up in 2019 and at the time...

02 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

Is the government deliberately delaying the Renters Reform Bill?

The long-awaited Third Reading of the controversial Renters Reform Bill will not happen this week according to the Leader of the...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents List Radical Changes needed to Renters Reform Bill

Propertymark's latest research report suggests some letting agents want radical changes to the Renters Reform Bill now going through Parliament.  The aim...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s backdoor bid to regulate lettings and estate agents at last

Labour is using a Bill currently going through Parliament as a backdoor method to introduce the regulation of lettings, estate and...

19 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

Lettings agency strategy change is slap in the face for Zoopla

A large multi-brand lettings agency group is dropping its listings on Zoopla and instead going to list rental properties on OnTheMarket...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill won’t take effect until late 2024 at the earliest

David Cox, the former ARLA chief executive, says the earliest that the Renters Reform Bill could come into effect is late...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will 2024 see the end of private rental sector licensing?

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given what some commentators have interpreted as a sign that private rental sector licensing from councils...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal announces agent qualification before possible mandatory regulation

A property portal has announced the inaugural graduation of its first-ever qualification. Some 55 students were awarded the SPC Property Practice Certification,...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill at risk if councils aren’t given more cash - MPs

Measures contained in the Renters Reform Bill will fail without sufficient resources to ensure they can be enforced. The warning comes from...

13 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

OnTheMarket share dealing to be suspended next week

Dealing in OnTheMarket shares will cease at 7.30am on December 12 following yesterday evening’s announcement that the CoStar takeover had won...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shareholders reach decision on takeover of OnTheMarket

The shareholders of OnTheMarket have reached their decision on the portal's controversial takeover by CoStar.  A statement released this afternoon says: "The...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket investor critic’s last-ditch bid to scupper deal

Long-standing activist investor Brett Stone has made a last-ditch bid to scupper a proposed takeover of OnTheMarket by US firm CoStar. CoStar...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards reveal details of new Material Information requirements

Parts B and C of the process to improve material information disclosure in property listings are published today within comprehensive new guidance...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket Takeover - New endorsement is another boost for board

With less than a week to go before the Court Meeting and the General Meeting which will decide the fate of...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New portal takes on letting agents, lists “all available homes for young people”

A new rental website which claims to list “all available homes for young people in one place” has raised well over...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove shares rise as it takes even more money from agents

Property portal Rightmove has increased its key revenue target in a bullish set of results which shows it has not been...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Revolutionise Property Listings With Our New AI-Powered Description Generator

In today's fast-paced and ever-evolving property industry, it’s essential that forward-thinking agents strive for innovation through PropTech to improve processes, save...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

PropTech boss makes 22 amendments to Renters Reform Bill

A leading PropTech entrepreneur has written to MPs outlining detailed plans that he believes would ensure the controversial Renters Reform Bill...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New Rental Listings Portal designed to by-pass letting agents

A new rental property listings platform - called Krispyhouse - can completely by-pass letting agents. It describes itself as a ‘dating service’...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Want to give advice to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt?

The Autumn Statement on November 22 is the traditional vehicle for the Chancellor to introduce tax change - but now you...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

See Rightmove’s new ad here before it goes public

Rightmove is launching a new marketing campaign which it calculates will reach 51m people - the overwhelming majority of the UK...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - First rental market forecast for 2024

Zoopla has issued the first major private rental sector market forecast for 2024. Rental growth this year is on track to end...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks and Boomin boss Bruce is back with a new agency

One of the controversial Bruce brothers, founders of the ill-fated Purplebricks venture, is back in the agency business. It’s almost a decade...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renting cheaper than mortgages for first time in 13 years

Zoopla’s research team says the rise in mortgage interest rates means it’s now cheaper to rent than to buy for the...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Epic Fail - rents go UP in Scotland, despite government rent controls

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

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert - Trading Standards new guidance on To Let wording

The National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team has issued new guidance on terminology used in property advertising - particularly lettings. The...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

How Many? Huge number of enquiries per rental property

A property website has produced startling figures giving an insight into the frenzied rental market. Property Pal, which looks at the housing...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Good news (sort of) for tenants wanting a mortgage to buy

Tenants seeking a way to buy a home have been given at least slightly reassuring news by Rightmove. The portal says the...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove to push its training service at Propertymark events

Rightmove is to provide agents with local market data and easier access to training at a series of Propertymark regional events. Rightmove...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - Online course explains what it means

PropTech platform Goodlord has launched a one hour online course explaining the controversial Renters Reform Bill. The aim is to equip letting...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Not Good Enough! Property Ombudsman criticises private rental quality

New figures released this morning from The Property Ombudsman show that the overwhelming number of disputes in the past year involved...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove training blitz for agents via new Hub tool

Rightmove has launched a new tool to help agencies manage Rightmove training and make the most of the ever-growing range of...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency teach-in for agents happens tomorrow

Rightmove will host a webinar for agents tomorrow at 10:00am focused on tenergy efficiency, Energy Performance Certificates and greener homes. The portal...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Leading agency bosses to star in portal podcast for movers

Prominent figures from Foxtons and Chestertons are amongst the agency leaders featured on a new six-part podcast series from OnTheMarket.  Hosted by...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPCs - Rightmove warns it could take DECADES to retrofit

A new analysis by Rightmove suggests it could take literally decades for the private rental sector to conform with stricter energy...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rishi Sunak hints at fundamental reform of EPC system

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has thrown his weight behind Housing Secretary Michael Gove’s proposals to delay deadlines for EPC improvements in...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill to cost letting agents millions - new analysis

The Renters Reform Bill will cost letting agents over £275m in the next decade as fewer landlords use their services. That’s the...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC changes to rental properties to be ‘relaxed’ - Gove

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning said his government should ‘relax the pace’ of EPC reforms expected from private landlords. In...

23 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket warns on downside of frantic lets market

OnTheMarket says the frantic lettings market of the past year or more is bad news for agents. In a trading statement to...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Research reveals time it takes to arrange interim inspections

Interim inspections are a necessity if you want to avoid property issues and tenant relationship breakdowns. They’re a no brainer –...

04 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Automated admin makes property maintenance easy with PayProp

PayProp is known for its award-winning rental payment platform, which combines bank-integrated client accounting with automation to save letting agencies time...

29 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Rents edge above long term ratio to earnings says Zoopla

Typical UK rents now account for 28.3 per cent of average pre-tax earnings - slightly above the 10-year average of 27...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill to dominate free webinar for agents

Zoopla has announced it’s hosting its quarterly market update next Wednesday, June 14, to discuss how agents can keep their business...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal claims industry-first over lettings numbers

OnTheMarket says it’s the first major UK portal to offer a dedicated contact form for Scottish Home Reports. When a property is...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency launches invitation-only property investment portal

Online lettings agency Hortons has launched an Investors Club search portal, aimed at property investors and developers. The agency describes this as...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Launching June 1 - new franchise network of lettings agents

The prominent industry figure Sean Newman is next week launching a lettings division of his network of self-employed agents.  The existing network...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove links all stages of letting process on one platform

Rightmove has launched the first rollout phase of products for agents, described as linking the rental journey from advertising and receiving...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

This is how agents will have to use the new Landlords Database

Propertymark has given an insight into how letting agents are likely to be expected to use a new Landlords Database. The database...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief insists Renters Reform Bill is not anti-landlord

The controversial Renters Reform Bill is not the anti-landlord charter that some in the h system claim it to be. That’s the...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill published - full details

The pro-tenant anti-landlord Renters Reform Bill has at last been published by the government which first promised it in 2019. It has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Pet Lovers and Renting Activists get lift up from Michael Gove

In a surprise move, Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the stand-in leader of activist group Generation Rent a prime role...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Top portal named as one of UK’s best places to work

OnTheMarket has been named amongst the UK’s best employers in The Times Best Places to Work 2023 initiative. The nationwide workplace survey...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal launches ‘passport’ service for renters on the move

OnTheMarket has completed a new integration with Canopy which it claims will provide valuable pre-qualified leads to letting agents. The latest integration...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket says lettings agency deal means it’s “more than just a portal”

OnTheMarket has bagged Arun Estates, one of the UK's largest agency groups, in a deal involving the TecLet lettings platform. TecLet, an...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

High rents push more first timers into buying - claim

The property market could be emerging from the downturn, Zoopla says.  Annual house price growth remains just 3.0 per cent according to...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

So Much For Rent Controls - figures show increases, not falls

Property portal Citylets says average rents in Scotland rose 12.4 per cent in the past year to £1,007 per month -...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

5 regular checks to keep any rental portfolio in tip-top shape

Any lettings portfolio should receive ongoing care and maintenance. A disorganised portfolio, weighed down by junk data, loose ends or lax...

24 April 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Government must step in to help boost supply - Propertymark

Propertymark’s ARLA President is calling on the government to intervene to help boost the flagging stock of rental properties. The call, by...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

BBC probe shows scale of rental stock supply shortage

An investigation by the BBC and Zoopla shows the sharp drop in the volume of available rental units in the past...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

AI will enhance importance of agents’ websites - marketing boss

Marketing firm Property Webmasters says AI is changing the game for agents promoting their services and clients. Chief executive Jamie Arthur states:...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket launches free accounting functions on lettings platform

OnTheMarket Software, the tech division of the portal’s parent group, has announced the inclusion of client accounting functions in its TecLet...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

'Bills Included' now increasingly popular with tenants

New research from Rightmove suggests that all-inclusive rents are rising up the list of priorities for tenants using the portal.  The research...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove “driving the digitisation of the rental journey”

Rightmove says it’s helping to digitise the rental processes, making the process less fragmented and frustrating for agents.  In its trading statement...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Competitive bids wane as market starts stabilising - Rightmove

Average asking rents for new tenants outside London have risen to another new record of £1,172 per calendar month says Rightmove. This...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Six agencies expelled by The Property Ombudsman

It’s been revealed that agents have been kicked out of The Property Ombudsman in recent months for failing to pay compensatory...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

All Change - supply growing and rental prices under pressure

A leading agency says there are now clear indications that supply in the lettings market is growing and that rent levels...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Aaron Cambden - Director Fariview Estates & Director keyhive.io

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Director Fariview Estates & Director keyhive.io What is ‘company name’...

23 January 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

How to maximise your day-to-day team performance with PayProp

The private rented sector is enjoying record demand. According to Hometrack, rental enquiries per estate agency branch were 46% higher in...

16 January 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Flats are now good value, possible investment potential - Zoopla

An end-of-year assessment by Zoopla suggests the price of flats across the UK have underperformed the rest of the market and...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Downturn? Maybe, but viewings are UP on last December!

Rightmove forecasts average asking prices will drop two per cent in 2023 - meaning they will remain higher than after the...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Leading agent writes to Gove with ‘lay off the rental sector’ message

A prominent letting agent has written an open letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, calling for a halt on government attacks...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Portal’s lettings experts to cultivate link with homelessness charity

Zoopla has given details of its collaboration with homelessness charity Crisis following the announcement of a three-year partnership earlier this year. Crisis’s...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent rises for renewed tenancies far lower than for new ones

The average rent for a new letting has increased by £117 per month since last year, reaching £1,078 per calendar month...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket webinar series presents suppliers to agents

OnTheMarket is to host a series of Meet Our Partners webinars to showcase suppliers with links to the portals.  Since Jason Tebb...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech breakthrough for OnTheMarket launching agent-owned CRM

OnTheMarket is launching its own proprietary customer relationship management platform for estate agents - and it’s billed as the first ever...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove lifts lid on agents’ workload in today’s market

A survey among letting agents on Rightmove has found that on average they are managing 36 enquiries per property and spending...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Vik Tara, CTO of Technology Blueprint

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I'm Vik Tara and on my business card it says...

22 November 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

First Time Buyers cut back in struggle to escape renting

A new study from Rightmove reveals what aspiring first-time buyers are most likely to cut back on in a bid to...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove qualifications get government body go-ahead

Rightmove’s new agent qualification - launching later this month - has been officially approved by the government’s regulatory body, The Office...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Big rise in lettings enquiries to The Property Ombudsman

The Property Ombudsman has reported a big rise in enquiries over last year and a huge rise since the pre-Covid year,...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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