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KEYWORD "RICS" - 100 RESULTS
Foxtons reveals mixed-bag lettings market in London

Foxtons says London’s lettings market is now at its summer peak. New internal data from the company claims demand rose by 15%...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents fear for future of Private Rental Sector - RICS

The latest lettings market snapshot by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors contains a raft of worried statements from agents. A large...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS urges Labour to do more on housing

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says it welcomes the new Labour government’s ambitious housing plans - but it also casts...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour “serious about change” and “grasping the nettle” - top agent

Labour’s proposed planning reforms indicates that the new government is serious about change and grasping the nettle on housebuilding. That’s the view...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS urges Labour to move fast on housing pledges

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has congratulated Labour on forming the next government but says it must move quickly to...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates, not election worry, hold back housing market

Leading property players and analysts suggest that the lacklustre housing market figures produced by the Halifax over the weekend owe more...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Decision announced by Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept base interest rate at 5.25%. Some industry figures hoped for a cut following yesterday’s inflation news,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS rings alarm bells over state of lettings market

The latest residential market survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is raising a red flag over what it calls...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS guide for investors, landlords and other users at auctions

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched what it calls an “impartial”guide for landlords, investors and others buying or selling...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental growth forecasts cut as supply catches up with demand

Knight Frank says the normalisation of supply and demand in Prime London has happened more quickly than anticipated, forcing it to...

28 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

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

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

From: Breaking News

Homes Under The Hammer - good times are here for auctions

There appears to be more evidence that these are good times for auctions. Network Auctions says it’s witnessed a sales surge, with...

26 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

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

Energy Efficiency - new RICS standard for agents to launch this year

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched a new Residential Retrofit Standard in a bid to help the housing industry...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warning: rents still rising as landlords quit lettings sector

Today’s new market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows tenant demand rising but at a rather more modest...

14 March 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

Lomond snaps up another regional lettings agency

Fast-growing Lomond has snapped up another regional agency - this time one in the Midlands. Centrick - which had a High Street...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Top agent senses change of mood in rental market

One of Britain’s leading agents - former RICS residential chairman Jeremy Leaf - says he is seeing a change of mood...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

This week’s inflation news may determine a New Year interest rate cut

All eyes are on HM Treasury this week ahead of the next inflation figures, to be released on Wednesday morning. Analysts suggest...

18 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

Shelter blames private rental sector for growing child homelessness

Shelter says there are nearly 139,000 children officially homeless and living in temporary accommodation - and it’s blaming the private rental...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Latest RICS survey shows start of lettings market shift

The latest RICS lettings market survey shows another increase in rental demand - but that demand appears to be slowing. The institution’s...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS warns that rents are to go still higher as demand soars

The latest lettings market survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows rental demand continuing to rise.  A net balance of...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry first for agency winning OFSTED support for staff training

London lettings and sales agency Dexters is the first in the UK to gain OFSTED accreditation for its training. Its academy offers...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS tells Tories - do more to improve supply of rental properties

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is launching its manifesto at this week’s Tory party conference - and improving the supply...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS survey predicts yet more rent rises

The latest lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows that a significant majority of members expect yet...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove and RICS star at this week's big PropTech event

What is billed as Europe’s largest PropTech event takes place in London this week, on September 6 and 7.  PropTech Connect will...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs and Energy Efficiency - agents to discuss issue this autumn

A consultation setting out proposals to reform domestic and non-domestic energy performance certificates has been opened by the Scottish Government.  It feels...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS warns tenants - rents will rise further despite cost of living crisis

There’s a blunt warning to renters this morning from the man behind the monthly lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock at size of fall in landlord instructions

The results of the latest RICS UK Residential Survey, out today, point to a renewed worry about the housing market. The survey...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

How to write the perfect blog to attract more vendors and landlords

As an estate or letting agent, you may already know that having a strong online presence is crucial for success in...

12 May 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Private rental sector housing quality blasted by think tank report

A think tank claims one in six young people live in poor quality housing, often in the private rental sector. The claim...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency network to reveal hitherto-unseen market information

Fast-growing agency network Lomond is launching its own national and regional market information - and it claims it’s using data rarely...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS slams government over energy strategy “lacking ambition”

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has accused the government of lacking ambition in its new energy strategy. The government's revised strategy,...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Analyst gives bleak warning about housing market

A prominent business analyst has given a bleak warning about the prospects for property investors and other home owners in 2023. Sarah...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS slams government over energy strategy “lacking ambition”

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has accused the government of lacking ambition in its new energy strategy. The government's revised strategy,...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents react to Bank of England interest rate decision

The Bank of England has raised base rate by 0.25 per cent to 4.25 per cent - the highest level since...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Over £25,000 fine for property management firm boss

The head of a property management company has been fined £25,800 after serious safety issues were discovered at a shared house...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tax incentives for rental sector - top agent’s plea to Chancellor

A prominent agent and former RICS residential chairman has made an impassioned plea to the government to help the private rental...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand still on the rise as RICS calls for Budget help

The latest market snapshot from the Royal Institution for Chartered Surveyors - out today - shows tenant demand continuing to increase...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ hopes rise for a soft landing for sales

“Optimism has survived another difficult month” says business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown in response to the latest house price index.  Indeed, the industry...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand falling at last as rental market stabilises - new RICS data

Tenant demand in the past month has been the lowest since February 2021 and suggests that the pace of demand growth...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Sinking mortgage approvals suggest fewer moving out of rentals

The number of mortgage approvals for house purchases in November came to 46,075 according to the Bank of England. The 46,075 figure...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent wants rental properties to have their own planning class

A prominent independent lettings agency says the typical tenant outside of London now spends 63 per cent of their household income...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove woos agents with personalised marketing videos

Rightmove has created thousands of personalised videos to help letting agency branches highlight this year’s achievements to prospective landlords. The video can...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings market continues to fly, says latest RICS survey

The headlines surrounding today’s new RICS market snapshot will concentrate on dramatic house price falls but the drop off in the...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants will pay more for low-carbon home - Build To Rent firm’s claim

Research released today by Legal & General, a player in the Build To Rent sector, claims that renters are willing to...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

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22 November 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

On It Goes - RICS says rental market shows no sign of slowing

The latest market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows another robust performance for lettings. RICS says tenant demand continues...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

OTM reveals latest PropTech deal offering exclusives to members

OnTheMarket has signed a deal with a PropTech service to provide agents with 3D Showcase scans and 2D floorplans. NicheCom has been...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents - what are your views on tenant referencing?

Letting Agent Today has been approached by researchers at the University of York and University of Bristol doing a study on...

21 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise announced by the Bank of England

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England has agreed to raise interest rates by 0.5 per cent to 2.25...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

* Angels Media and Letting Agent Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - A statement from...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Truss cost of living measures will impact lettings market - agency

* Angels Media and Letting Agent Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - The new Liz...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS issues forecast for rent rise in 2023

The latest lettings market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests tenant demand is rising further with a net...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Market strong but losing a little momentum, says RICS

The latest sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests that the market is strong - but off its...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents brought in to beef up Propertymark Qualifications board

Two senior agents are joining the Propertymark Qualifications board to bring a combined 64 years of experience. Jan Hytch - residential and...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants at risk because of delay to rental reforms - claim

Renters are being placed at unnecessary risk due to a delay in reforms that would allegedly give them greater protection, it’s been...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Conservative lettings agent lets rip at government over regulation delays

The former president of ARLA Propertymark has made an outspoken attack on the government for failing to regulate the agency industry. Maxine...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Chief executive pledges to protect agent’s interests in new role

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson says he will use his role on the board of The Deposit Service to fight for...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Study reveals best place for student accommodation investment

A new study has compiled a league table of the best cities in the UK for investment in student accommodation. CIA Landlord...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Over 40% annual rent rises reported in pockets of UK

A new market snapshot puts the average rental rise across the UK at a remarkable 18 per cent over the past...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Up! Up! Up! - Rental market strong and getting stronger, says RICS

The latest sentiment survey amongst members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests that the rental market is strong -...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Revolution - agents worried at government proposals

Agents have voiced their reservations over aspects of the widespread rental sector reform announced by the government in the Queen’s Speech. Yesterday...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent to rise this year and the long term - latest market info

The latest market sentiment survey of the lettings market from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests that rent rises will...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

 Going Up! Five year rental forecast makes happy reading…

The latest forecast for the UK lettings market this year is that there will be a four per cent rise in...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

How agents can reduce fraud before, during and after the referencing process 

In this tips piece, Blake Richmond, managing director of referencing at Goodlord, sets out how agents can combat fraud in the lettings process.  Over...

07 February 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Long-leasehold property management firm snaps up independent

London-based block and facilities services provider SBA Property Management has acquired management agency Paul Samuel Associates. A specialist property management firm with...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents to increase “firmly” over the next 12 months says RICS

The latest market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests that rents are to increase “firmly” in the near...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Industry anger as Budget ignores private rental sector

All sides of the industry have expressed anger and frustration that yesterday’s Budget effectively ignored the private rental sector. ARLA Propertymark’s policy...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

New RICS forecast of rising tenant demand and higher rent

Tenant demand continues to rise and is now way beyond the long term average according to the latest market snapshot by...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

'Drugs, booby-traps and rentals' – an expanding issue for agents?

Agents need to be diligent regarding the the growth of cannabis in rental properties and the devastating lengths tenants will go to...

21 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent urges tenants to take landlords to court over conditions

A lettings agent has taken the unorthodox approach of advising tenants to take their landlords to court in a bid to...

31 August 2021

From: Breaking News

New consultation aims to “root out rogue agents” says RICS

New rules out for consultation concerning block management aim to improve professionalism across the sector, root out rogue agents, and increase...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Green With Envy? Agency switches to hybrids and electrics

Senior managers in the lettings and sales side of independent chain Spicerhaart are reducing their carbon footprint by taking up the...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Have Your Say: Ombudsman wants agents’ views on block management

The Property Ombudsman and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors are seeking views of agents, landlords and tenants on a new...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenant demand up for the fifth consecutive quarter, according to RICS

Tenant demand for private rental property has risen for the fifth consecutive quarter according to the latest market snapshot from the...

12 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Safety warning over quality of office-to-resi conversions

There’s a warning today that office-to-resi conversions - popular with landlords in recent years - are at an increased risk of...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Rents set to rise three per cent in next 12 months, say surveyors

The latest lettings market snapshot by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests little easing of the strong tenant demand and...

11 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental demand moderating just as landlord instructions fall

The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors study suggests tenant demand has increased over the past quarter but at a slowing...

12 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental growth ‘slightly positive’ for 2021 say surveyors

Rental growth expectations remain “slightly positive” across most of the UK according to the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors market...

22 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents can do more to speed up transactions by adopting technology

Recent debate about urgent need for reform and better collaboration within the property industry, has once again come under the spotlight...

04 December 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed - what prospective tenants miss on viewings

A new survey has highlighted what prospective renters and buyers are likely to miss during a property viewing. The study, by the...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

So just how important IS the short lets rental sector?

Rental operators specialising in short lets are signing up to a tracking study to assess the sector’s size and significance.  The exercise...

29 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Keeping the property market moving

It’s been an unexpected year for the property market, shaped by the effects of the pandemic. We didn’t quite anticipate the...

27 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Fire brigade chief praises new rental sector electricity regulations

London Fire Brigade’s deputy assistant commissioner for fire safety has praised the new safety regulations which have now come in to...

02 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Rents set to fall across the UK for next three months, say surveyors

Private rents are expected to fall across the UK in the coming three months, but stabilise over the course of the...

14 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Over half of tenants regret aspects of their property - survey

Nearly half of households in the private rental sector have regrets about their home according to a survey by the HomeOwners...

05 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Exclusive: Rental market may quickly bounce back, new analysis shows

A new analysis reveals three key figures that suggest the rental market will bounce back from the lockdown and the Coronavirus...

27 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Rents set to stagnate over next 12 months, warns RICS

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors warns that rents are likely to stagnate for the rest of the year - although...

14 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Conquering Corona: Daily tips and news for agents to beat the virus

Letting Agent Today is launching a daily service to help agents facing the Coronavirus threat.  This is where you’ll find news, advice...

16 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Council steps in to prevent tenants having to use outside staircase

A council’s intervention has stopped a landlord forcing his private tenants to use an external staircase to enter their home -...

27 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Government policy on rental sector is a failure says trade body

The government has failed the private rental sector says the Residential Landlords Association. In a statement released even before the resignation of...

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Labour outrage at licensing scheme extension being rejected

The fallout continues over the government’s shock refusal to allow Liverpool council to continue its huge landlord licensing scheme. Yesterday we reported that...

15 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Property firm boss says he cannot abide by Improvement Notices

The owner of a Derbyshire property must pay out more than £3,000 after being found guilty of failing to comply with...

02 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Rents to accelerate in 2020 according to surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has given a brief but optimistic assessment of the private rental market for next year. “As...

24 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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