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Agency giant snaps up 2,000-property lettings portfolio

Fast-growing Lomond has acquired a rental portfolio of in excess of 2,000 units. It has bought Tay Letting and its rental portfolio...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks high-flyer jumps ship to traditional agency group

National property services group, Leaders Romans Group has snapped up Purplebricks’ lettings chief to become a director in its property management...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks boss slams Tories in unexpected attack

While most agents remain relatively tight lipped about party politics, the chief executive of Purplebricks has said the Tories should take...

13 February 2024

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

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

What now for Purplebricks remaining lettings book?

Although Purplebricks’s Scottish lettings book was sold in a deal over the Bank Holiday weekend, there remains uncertainty over the rest...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyer announced for part of Purplebricks lettings portfolio

A buyer has been announced for part of the lettings portfolio of Purplebricks, it has been announced today. The deal, finalised for...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss who pledged lettings surge resigns after failure

A chief executive who pledged to beef up her agency’s lettings division - but failed to do so - is leaving...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks nears collapse as sale falters and money runs low

Purplebricks has given its most pessimistic trading update yet, admitting its effects to find a buyer are tanking and its financial...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mentoring milestone hit by industry charity

Agents Together, set up by Purplebricks founders the Bruce Brothers, has reached the milestone of arranging 800 mentorships. Agents Together is a...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Former Purplebricks lettings supremo joins rival agency

Spicerhaart has recruited the former head of lettings operations at Purplebricks to a regional role. Emma Fagan will be the new property...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks lettings division to be slashed as agency's failure deepens

The chief executive of Purplebricks, who eight weeks ago claimed to have “a plan to grow our lettings business”, is now...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

One-in-eight Purplebricks staff ‘to lose jobs this week’

Purplebricks is set to cut 10 per cent of its staff within hours according to The Times. The company is reportedly laying...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks boss claims ‘big opportunity’ to grow lettings division

The chief executive of Purplebricks - chastened after a major split amongst the firm’s shareholders - claims there is a “big...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks Crunch Day - chairman survives key vote

Purplebricks chairman Paul Pindar has survived a challenge from a rebel investor - but shareholders appear split.  A company general meeting -...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Claims against Purplebricks for lettings problems could exceed £5m

Purplebricks has detailed the price it is paying for a lettings compliance blunder first spotted last year. It predicts that, at worst,...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks to reveal trading figures and lettings future

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

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks coup attempt set to happen just before Christmas

Purplebricks’ board has announced that a general meeting of shareholders will be held on December 19 - and it involves a...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks rebel shareholders demand industry veteran takes charge

Rebel shareholders at Purplebricks want the current chairman to be replaced by industry veteran Harry Hill. Lecram Holdings Limited - which has...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin is Bust - liquidators called in

Boomin, the online property portal founded by the former boss of Purplebricks, has called in liquidators according to a Sky News...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Mystery surrounds latest senior departure from Purplebricks

Activist shareholders and agency industry analysts alike appear mystified at the latest high-flyer to depart suddenly from Purplebricks Yesterday the troubled agency...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

What's the future of Purplebricks lettings division?

Once again there is uncertainty over the future of the small lettings division of Purplebricks. The threat of redundancy hangs over staff...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks returns to nasty agent-bashing with Commisery ads

What many believe to have been one of the nastiest TV adverts in recent years - Purplebricks’ attack on traditional agents’...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Experienced hands drafted in to avoid future Purplebricks blunders

More ‘old’ new faces have been drafted in to Purplebricks in a bid to improve its compliance and market performance. Last month...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks creates new compliance role after rental deposits scandal

Purplebricks has announced a new director of risk and compliance, following its lettings division’s high profile compliance error last year.  In Decvember...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks sets date for possible lettings crisis showdown

Purplebricks has set a date for a possible showdown with shareholders over the agency’s lettings compliance crisis amongst other controverisies.  It has...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks reveals cost of lettings error and slams poor marketing

Purplebricks has given its interpretation of how much its lettings sector compliance crisis has cost the company. Back in December the Daily...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks lettings division losses to be revealed next week

The financial fall out from Purplebricks’ disastrous lettings compliance crisis is likely to be revealed next week. The troubled agency says it...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Another Purplebricks director quits to return to traditional agency

A Purplebricks divisional lettings director has quit the troubled online agency and is returning to Spicerhaart, where she worked until a...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-Purplebricks finance chief joins expanding online lettings platform

PropTech operator Lettingaproperty has won £750,000 to build a new rental platform of landlords and tenants. The cash boost, from the MEIF...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Trouble for Purplebricks as activist investor speaks out

Troubles at Purplebricks continue with an activist investor who has a four per cent share in the firm called on the...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New twist in revealing true cost of Purplebricks lettings error

Troubled online agency Purplebricks says it’s going to finally release its full year figures in the first week of August -...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks lettings division wants all local agents to become staff

Purplebricks has announced that its lettings division is to follow the pattern of its sales side, and no longer have self-employed...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks lettings error will cost millions to fix

Purplebricks has revealed that it will cost some £3.6m to correct compliance issues in its lettings division. The agency continues to stay...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks denies newspaper claim that it's selling lettings division

Purplebricks says a newspaper story suggesting it will sell off its rental business is not true. A company statement this morning, issued...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks “faces £30m payout over tenant deposits”

The Daily Telegraph is reporting that Purplebricks could face a bill of as much as £30m “after it put thousands of landlords...

13 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks lettings chief quits after deposit controversy

Purplebricks says its head of lettings has left after just eight months - and just days after a crisis involving tenant deposits. A Purplebricks...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks refuses to give details of tenancy deposit failure

Purplebricks is refusing to say how many tenants and landlords were affected by its failure to comply with the law requiring deposits...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

TikTok-style 25-second virtual tours win support, claims supplier

A marketing firm says super-speedy virtual tours - similar in duration to many videos on the TikTok social network - are...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Can agents really build their brand by using TikTok?

Online lettings agency LettingaProperty.com says it’s using social media platform TikTok to build its brand and drum up business, and claims...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks deal offers energy efficiency and compliance service

A new partnership with a PropTech supplier means Purplebricks is now offering landlord clients improved compliance over energy efficiency and other...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Mentoring scheme for agents hits landmark target

Agents Together, the agency charity set up by Purplebricks and Boomin founders Michael and Kenny Bruce, says it’s hit an important...

26 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks split - lettings relaunch after separation from hybrid

A lettings agency has relaunched its property management service after it was acquired by Purplebricks in 2017. The agreement back then meant...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Ex-Purplebricks boss waives fee for agents joining franchise scheme

The former operations director at Purplebricks says he is waiving fees for letting agents who want to join his new online...

30 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks lettings director quits to go to rival hybrid franchise firm

A lettings guru who worked at Purplebricks for five years in a string of key roles has quit the company to...

05 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Friend first, boss second, probably agent third - Brent's back with new video

First, he was trying his hand in lettings, then he devised a 2.5% commission to take on Purplebricks. Now, after nine months...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Online agency recruits former Purplebricks director and LPE

An online letting agency which launched last month has announced the recruitment of two former Purplebricks staff. Michael Booth, the hybrid agency's...

04 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks-style online agency looking for franchisees across the UK

A new online lettings agency called Accommodation.co.uk is looking for franchisees to join ahead of its formal launch next month.  The company...

23 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Russell Quirk,Co-Founder and Advisor/Non-Exec Director of Properganda

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? That depends on which business card. One says ‘Properganda PR,...

01 July 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

PropTech platform allows Build To Rent units to be short-let during voids

A software platform has been launched which allows Build To Rent units to be short-let on the likes of Airbnb during...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks-style lettings management portal to be launched

A new property management portal is being launched with the familiar aim of revolutionising the lettings industry - and it will...

07 January 2019

From: Breaking News

New online agency will get reviews of tenants from past landlords

Another online lettings agency launches in March with a claim that it “will streamline and automate the majority of admin tasks...

04 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Agent at centre of Purplebricks row sells lettings side of his business

Chris Wood, the Cornish agent who was recently the centre of a dispute with the Advertising Standards Authority, has announced that...

02 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Top agent hits back at journalist who condemned entire agency industry

One of Britain’s best known lettings agents has hit back at a journalist’s claims that the industry is in danger of...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

National roll-out for short lets platform backed by Purplebricks chief

Lavanda, a platform for short-lets backed by Purplebricks’ co-founder Kenny Bruce, says it is to roll-out across the UK from later...

27 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks' letting director sells 60,000 shares in hybrid agency

Purplebricks has announced that its lettings director, Richard Jacques, has sold a total of 60,000 shares in the hybrid agency.   Jacques sold...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks has mystery shopped over 280 letting agencies across UK

Hybrid agency Purplebricks has given details of a mystery shopping exercise it has undertaken across over 280 letting agencies throughout the...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks sticks the knife in after Winkworth fee controversy

Hybrid agency Purplebricks has entered the debate over the £835.38p reportedly charged by a branch of Winkworth when it changed the...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Rightmove founder Hill joins 'disruptive' Airbnb management company

The founder of Rightmove and former chief executive of Countrywide, Harry Hill, has joined a lettings start-up company called Lavanda which...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Future:PropTech2017 unveils sponsors - including Angels Media

Organisers of the Future:PropTech2017 conference on May 4 have revealed new sponsors involved with the event - including Angels Media, publisher...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

How can Agents survive in an increasingly competitive market?

The key lies in improving your customer experience through technology For Agents, the tremendous growth in online estate agents highlights a strong...

13 September 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Purplebricks ramps up attack on questionable agency fees

Hybrid letting and sales agency Purplebricks is ramping up its attack on high street agents with a claim that prospective tenants...

02 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Online agency pays 12 months' rent up-front for a 10% landlord fee

An online agency says it has attracted ”many hundreds” of landlords by giving 12 months’ rent up-front. LetMe also offers a guarantee...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Expect Purplebricks to make lettings acquisitions, says analyst

Purplebricks needs to expand its lettings activities to boost the volume of business it has and increase cash flow, according to...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

The Big Debate: Online versus Traditional Agency - we want your questions

One of the industry debates of the year will be held next week when the inaugural FUTURE : Property Tech conference...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Video round-up 10.07.15 - Watch the weekly news from Estate Agent Today

Watch the latest weekly video round-up of news from Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featuring stories on George Osborne's...

10 July 2015

From: Video Articles

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