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KEYWORD "Prime" - 100 RESULTS
Seasoned lettings expert joins regional agency

A seasoned lettings expert has been taken on to boost the success of an agency branch in Surrey. James Clarke, with 25...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand easing at last says agency chief

The UK's rental market is experiencing a slowdown says a lettings chief. Nicky Stevenson, Managing Director of Fine & Country notes that...

16 April 2024

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How Knight Frank sees it - market update from research guru

It feels as though the UK housing market is waiting for something to happen. The prevailing mood is one of anticipation with...

15 April 2024

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Agency aims for high-end market with rebrand and new appointment

Curchods is making a bid to expand its activities in the high end Surrey market with a rebrand of its latest...

09 April 2024

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Rents Under Pressure in parts of London, admits top agency

Supply has continued to build while demand remained steady, which increased downwards pressure on rents in the first quarter of 2024...

09 April 2024

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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

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Boutique agency snaps up rivals and has cash to buy more

A boutique agency with branches in prime central and south west London has expanded its lettings operation by acquiring two agencies...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent demands end of bizarre rule making tenants pay stamp duty

A prominent lettings agent is calling for an end to what he calls the “archaic” system under which some tenants end...

22 March 2024

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London lettings becoming more stable, says LonRes

February saw significant improvements in activity across the prime London lettings market, and annual rental growth also increased slightly after four...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory ex-housing minister quits, claiming he was a success

A former housing minister responsible for the sell off of huge numbers of social homes has told the Prime Minister he...

18 March 2024

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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 still attracts rental investors despite 'disjointed' market

A prominent property expert who runs a buying and property management service for high end clients says London still attracts international...

01 March 2024

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Foxtons data show rents dip after explosion in volume of rental instructions

Data released today from Foxtons has found that the number of new instructions in January 2024 was 25 per cent higher...

19 February 2024

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Nearly two-thirds more homes to let in Prime London than a year ago

Rental growth across prime London slowed again in January, with average rents falling on a monthly basis for the third time...

16 February 2024

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Renters Reform Bill - MPs set to be bombarded by emails

A pressure group unhappy about lack of progress on the Renters Reform Bill wants MPs to be bombarded with complaint emails.  Over...

12 February 2024

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Last-minute government U-turn on HMO regulation changes

The government has done a U-turn on its original policy to relax HMO regulations on private rental properties used by asylum...

08 February 2024

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Political uncertainty suggests ongoing landlord exodus, says Knight Frank

Prime London rental values fell closer to their longer-term average in January, as supply continued to increase - but worries about...

05 February 2024

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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

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Supply-Demand imbalance eases in prime areas - and rents stall

Savills says prime rental growth across London and the country has stalled for the first time in almost three years. In prime...

29 January 2024

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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

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

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Savills reveals new lettings chief in prime commuter hotspot

High end lettings agency Savills has appointed a new head of residential lettings for its offices in Beaconsfield and Amersham. Daniel Spratley...

10 January 2024

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Demand easing as rental market edges back to normality

The UK rental market is experiencing a gradual easing in demand, marking a shift from the peak levels witnessed in recent...

10 January 2024

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Self-employed agency marks major expansion into rentals

Self employed agency brand Harding Green, which majors on London and prime country markets, says it’s grown significantly in the lettings...

09 January 2024

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Agency with £350m of property under management opens new branch

An agency which currently has £350m of property under management and boasts a 98 per cent client retention rate, has opened...

09 January 2024

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10-branch brand and thousands of lets become part of fast-growing agency

Lomond has more than doubled its footprint spanning the South Coast after a major deal involving a 10 branch agency, Beal's. Beal’s employs...

05 January 2024

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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

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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

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Half of prime London new builds in 2023 went to foreign investors - agency

Strutt & Parker’s London New Homes staff attribute 50 per cent of their market this year as dollar-based - 30 per...

22 December 2023

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Huge 31% leap in prime London rents since pre-pandemic times - LonRes

LonRes says rents in prime London are still rising but the rate of rental growth has slowed to two-year low. That took...

18 December 2023

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Freeholders slammed by former Tory housing minister

Former housing minister Rachel Maclean - the victim of a shock sacking by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak last month - has...

15 December 2023

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Prime lettings market now near normal says Knight Frank

There were 3.7 new prospective tenants for every rental property listed in prime London postcodes last month says Knight Frank. The figure,...

14 December 2023

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Forecast - rental market to see “strong resurgence” next year

Next year will see “a strong resurgence” in the rental market, a leading agent predicts. Nicky Stevenson, Managing Director of Fine &...

12 December 2023

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More tenants now shop around, says high profile agent

A prominent London buying agent and property consultant says the slowly improving supply of rental property means more tenants are now...

11 December 2023

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Super-Rich rent as they baulk at high Stamp Duty purchase costs

More multi-millionaires and billionaires are choosing to rent super-prime homes in London, rather than purchase, reveals a new wealth report Beauchamp Estates’...

29 November 2023

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Affordability Crisis means rent rises cannot continue at this pace - Savills

Savills is warning that despite strong income growth, rising rents are stretching the finances of those in the private rental sector.  Savills...

28 November 2023

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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

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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

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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

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Rents now a third above London’s pre-pandemic average

Annual rental growth across prime London slowed slightly to 8.1 per cent in October according to property data firm LonRes.  However, rents...

15 November 2023

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Bad news on interest rates despite this week’s big fall in inflation

Inflation figures for the year to October are out this week and are expected to have fallen to 4.8 per cent. That’s...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

National agency chain named new head of lettings

Strutt & Parker has announced a new National head of lettings. Anna Ambrose brings with her 18-years’ experience within the sector, including...

10 November 2023

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New lettings chief in strategically important London office

Knight Frank’s Marylebone residential office has welcomed Luke Hewens as Head of Lettings. Hewens began his property career as lettings negotiator in...

09 November 2023

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At last! Normality in sight for lettings market, insists top agency

Normality appeared on the horizon in the prime London rental market in October according to high end agency Knight Frank.  Average rents...

08 November 2023

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Renters Reform Bill part of ‘brighter future for UK’ claims Sunak

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says the Renters Reform Bill will be mentioned in today’s King’s Speech - and is part of...

07 November 2023

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Top agency insists rental sector negativity is exaggerated

Leaders Romans Group claims the pessimistic mood which many say surrounds the private rental sector is exaggerated. It has surveyed its landlord...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - government announces next steps

The Renters Reform Bill is to get its long awaited Second Reading on Monday, October 23. The claim comes from today’s Financial...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Growth slows in Prime London rental markets

Prime London rents are still rising - but that growth is slowing, says Knight Frank. And the number of new prospective tenants...

12 October 2023

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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

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

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Cash investors snap up prime London flats from fleeing landlords

Prime London markets are proving more resilient to rising interest rates than their mainstream equivalents, says Savills. Prices in prime central London...

06 October 2023

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Rent Rises Even Higher Than Expected - agency revises forecast

A leading lettings agency and property consultancy has revealed that it anticipate stronger-than-expected rental growth this year and next in prime...

03 October 2023

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Sunak slammed for U-turn on private rental energy efficiency

An industry body - the Property Energy Professionals Association - has condemned the Prime Minister’s abandonment of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards...

02 October 2023

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EPC U-turn - Agent welcomes Sunak’s change of heart

The lettings chief in a prominent regional agency says she’s delighted that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has done a dramatic U-turn...

29 September 2023

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High end agency beefs up prime lettings team

Property consultancy Knight Frank is beefing up its super prime lettings team.  Amy Pritchard has joined as Senior Lettings Negotiator in the...

29 September 2023

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EPC Relaxation: warning that boiler grant awareness still low

Propertymark has given strong support to the government’s “flexible and affordable” approach to the green policy agenda,  Timothy Douglas, Head of Policy...

22 September 2023

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Agency says London rental market lull down to fewer overseas students

Rental value growth in prime London postcodes declined further in August as supply built and demand cooled.  That’s the view of high...

18 September 2023

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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

Up, Up and UP AGAIN - prime London rents soar once more

There are no signs of rental growth slowing in prime London lettings market, says LonRes. The property data firm says annual rental...

15 September 2023

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Franchise giant opens new London office with call for more

Franchise giant Winkworth is opening a new office in West Hampstead, extending its north London footprint from existing offices in neighbouring...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boasts of “prime trophy HQ” with concierge and roof terrace

The historic Cluttons agency has moved its London office HQ to what it calls “a new prime trophy building.” It’s taken a...

29 August 2023

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Prime time Prime houses - new TV property show starts tonight

London-born property magnate Paul Kemsley, nicknamed PK, is the agent at the centre of a new TV property show starting this...

29 August 2023

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Agency reveals “ground breaking partnership” between licensees

Fine & Country has announced what it calls “a ground-breaking partnership” between licencees Jonathan Handford and Sean Newman and Jack Rees...

23 August 2023

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Temporary lettings chief in ‘strategically important’ London office

Knight Frank has appointed a temporary head of lettings in what it calls its “strategically important” Chelsea office in London. Willow Bushnell...

22 August 2023

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Under-pressure landlords now more choosy about letting agents

A prominent figure in the London property world says landlords under increasing financial pressure are being more selective about the letting...

21 August 2023

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Prime London lettings stay strong as sales market slumps

Annual rental growth in July was 9.1 per cent across prime London according to LonRes.   This figure took rents to 28.4 per...

18 August 2023

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Joy as London stock supply improves - but no respite for renters yet

The long-awaited supply increase in the prime London lettings market is underway, says high-end agency Knight Frank.  The agency says the underlying...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

High end agency’s new lettings head has 20 years local experience

Savills has announced a new head of its lettings department in its Bishops Park office in Fulham. Christina McLean steps into the...

28 July 2023

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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

Rebrand for corporate and leisure short lets company

Chester-based Residential Estates, established over 30 years ago, has been rebranded as Guestz.  The firm says it’s from a local lettings and...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime London rental market’s “remarkable growth” - agent’s data

The post-Covid prime lettings market in London has seen remarkable growth, an agency says. The latest data from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices London...

24 July 2023

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High profile agency completes third acquisition of 2023

London-focussed lettings and sales agency Chestertons has announced its second acquisition in six weeks and third of the year, having snapped...

20 July 2023

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Prime London rental growth starts to slow - Savills

Prime London’s rental growth has started to slow on an annual basis, according to the latest Savills prime lettings index. But the...

11 July 2023

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Tenancy renewals shoot up as renters delay decisions to buy

A lettings agency dealing primarily with Prime Central London is reporting that tenancy renewal volumes are shooting upwards as renters stay...

06 July 2023

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Agency claims  record rental figure for seven bedroom mansion

An agency is claiming a record for the sum at which it is letting a seven bedroom property in north London. Aston...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime Central London rental supply improving at last - agency

The story of low supply in the prime London lettings market appears to be coming to an end, says Knight Frank. The...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents to rise throughout summer - agency’s warning

Lettings chain Fine & Country says rents are likely to steadily rise through the summer. Nicky Stevenson, managing director of Fine &...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New lets slump a quarter in a year, claims LonRes

The latest lettings market snapshot produced by London-focussed property data firm LonRes shows little change in the supply-constrained rental sector. However, figures...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Eviction powers may even increase under Renters Reform Bill - claim

A lettings agency claims eviction powers may actually increase - not reduce - thanks to the controversial Renters Reform Bill. Knight Frank...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Gloss comes off prime central London lettings and sales markets

Prime London’s housing market lacks its usual seasonal spring bounce with prices flat and transactions down, admits property data consultancy LonRes. And...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Senior agent warns rents can’t continue rising indefinitely

The latest data shows that while rents continue to climb, growth is starting to slow down.  According to Nicky Stevenson, managing director...

19 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

No end in sight to supply drought in prime London

One of the high end lettings agencies dominating the prime London rental landscape says there’s no end in sight to the...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the 414-page end-of-tenancy check out report

A property management firm says it recently compiled a check-out report for a property which was 414 pages in total. The property...

02 May 2023

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Agency’s warning to renters - it’ll be a tough spring

Lettings agency Fine & Country believes that tenants will continue to feel the pressure this spring with rental growth expected to...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge staff churn as agents scramble for higher pay

Annual staff turnover in the property industry is nearing 30 per cent according to a survey by online agency Nested.  The most...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Smaller properties drive prime London rental growth

Prime London rents picked up again over the first three months of this year, says Savills. Rental prices are up 1.4 per...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb host register hailed as “fantastic step forward”

A proposal to introduce a national register of Airbnb hosts in a bid to curb rowdy behaviour by guests has been...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MP blames Airbnb lets for shortage of staff accommodation

A Conservative MP in a tourist region has blamed the switch of rental accommodation to Airbnbs for a shortage of places...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime London rents soar but affordability not an issue - claim

The rental market in Prime London continues to suffer from a severe stock shortage according to recent data from property consultancy...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Bid to identify future private rental properties in London

A council is introducing a service which it claims will help identify properties which cannon future be used as private rental...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings instructions dip in London after New Year surge

The number of lettings instructions in London has dropped since the start of the year.  Knight Frank says that compared to the...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime London rent rises may have plateaued - LonRes

The rate of rental growth in Prime London has started to ease and may even have levelled off, says data firm...

16 February 2023

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Rent rises slow as more tenants stay put and supply improves

Price growth in the rental market is predicted to continue throughout 2023 but there are tentative signs that rent hikes are...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Breakaway agency plans three new offices a year in massive growth plan

Three months after becoming an independent estate agency, North Residential has opened a second branch. The new office - in Pocklington, East...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings Market - Change clearly on the way, says Knight Frank

The supply of lettings property is finally increasing says Knight Frank. The agency says that in London and elsewhere, mortgage rates and...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency’s new dedicated lettings team for rejuvenated London area

Agency launches dedicated lettings team for rejuvenated London area Savills has launched a dedicated residential lettings office in an area of prime...

31 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

London’s last hurrah - double digit rent rises halved this year

Prime rental growth in London ended 2022 up 10.9 per cent on the year, according to Savills prime lettings index, as...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

So much for online agents - High Street firms are booming

New data shows that online agents have failed in their bid to replace traditional agencies - and that there are more...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

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