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Agents Tell Politicians - Stop Arguing and Repair Private Renting

Political parties should stop bickering and instead work together to improve the private rental sector. That’s the view of the Lettings industry...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand cools and supply rises - new lettings analysis

Rents rose 9% on average in the UK in Q1 2024 compared to the same period in 2023, says flatshare site SpareRoom. Out...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Business Boosting Benefits promised at latest Agent Rainmaker event

An industry online event which organisers claim bring business-boosting benefits to attendees, is back for another year. The ARX Mastery Challenge is...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech-savvy agency doubles portfolio …and explains how

Repairs and maintenance specialist Fixflo is running a webinar examining how one client, Umega, used PropTech to more than double its...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour has waded into the increasingly-fractious debate over the Renters Reform Bill. Activists in groups such as the Renters Reform Coalition and...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Property firm prepares to launch regional lettings branch network

Specialist property management firm Xenia Estates has announced a shake up ahead of entry into the residential lettings sector. Xenia currently looks...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bootcamp claims to have won agents £62m in additional revenue

Agent Rainmaker’s bootcamp for letting agents returns next month. The four day event is run by former ARLA President and Agent Rainmaker...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile lettings agency chain sets minimum qualification goal

Belvoir Group has linked up with Propertymark in a deal which they say will “help further improve standards and enhance financial...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents’ desperate plea to prevent exodus of student landlords

Propertymark has called on the UK Government to prevent a mass exodus of student landlords.   The news comes as a poll conducted...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge number of new rental licensing schemes set for 2024

A survey of local council private rental licensing schemes says 19 selective and additional licensing schemes and consultations will be taking...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Ministers warned not to backtrack on disability housing

According to the BBC, the Government is no longer committed to increase the amount disabled people in England can claim to...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Third of agents seeing rent rises even at weakest time of year

Over a third of ARLA Propertymark members reported in December that rental prices have increased, according to their latest Housing Insight...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Major agency group signs deal with deposit alternative supplier

Deposit alternative company flatfair has announced a major new agency partnership with the Andrews Property Group.  Andrews branches will be able to...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Unique lettings agent motivation event scores award success

An event which claims to change the fortunes of letting agents has been recognised by the Professional Speakers Academy. Agent Rainmaker Live...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Artificial Intelligence and Client Money Security - free webinar tomorrow

Propertymark is hosting a client money security webinar tomorrow lunchtime between 12.30 and 13.30. The webinar will discuss the rise of Artificial...

15 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

Breaches of tenant data must be taken more seriously by agents - ARLA

ARLA Propertymark has urged letting agents to take breaches of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s  data protection principle regarding GDPR seriously.   The call comes...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings and Build To Rent experts head ARLA chief’s speaker list

The president elect of ARLA Propertymark has created a comprehensive list of female experts in different property disciplines. Angharad Trueman, Group Lettings...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Seasonal trends return to lettings market after ‘unusual’ recent years

The chief executive of Propertymark says seasonal trends are returning to the housing market after several ‘unusual’ years. Nathan Emerson says: “In...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Insurance Register must be free to use to help rental sector - ARLA

ARLA Propertymark has responded to the Scottish Parliament’s examination of the Housing (Cladding Remediation) (Scotland) Bill, calling for clarity on contributions...

29 December 2023

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

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

Lettings agents urged to use webinars to keep up with compliance issues

Sally Lawson of Agent Rainmaker writes: Online information sessions are a vital way to network with landlords and showcase your expertise. That’s what...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snaps up rival as owners retire after 35 years

Pattinson estate agency in the north east of England has snapped up Ryedales Estate Agents, an independent in Northumberland. Ryedales owners Geoff...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark repeats industry’s big day - only bigger still

Agents’ trade body Propertymark has pencilled in June 14 2024 as the date for its second Propertymark One event. Last summer’s event,...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency adds £1m to revenue through diversification

A letting agent with a background in renovation has been able to grow her business by offering investors a swathe of...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - government concession on Section 21

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Reapit’s new PropTech deal pledges to cut through licensing red tape

Reapit has inked a deal with fast-expanding PropTech service Kamma to automate information about private rental sector council licensing. This year is...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best yields for investors near universities

Landlords wanting to make a healthy return from their investment should target student properties in the North of England and Scotland,...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rayner’s Section 21 Reform must not kill private rental sector - warning

Propertymark has fired a broadside at Labour saying it must provide agents with a proper court system to handle evictions. Labour deputy leader...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency group signs big deal with landlords association

The Leaders Romans Group of lettings agencies has signed a deal with the National Residential Landlords Association. LRG will become the NRLA’s...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New support helpline opens for ARLA Propertymark members

Propertymark is introducing a new dedicated Lettings Helpline for ARLA members in England and Wales.  Until now Propertymark has provided members with access...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - why no details of court reform?

A lettings trade body is urging the government to make clear how it will help courts tackle a growing backlog of...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New agency sources, refurbs and lets properties to renters

A lettings service called Smarter Rent claims to be “an innovative property rental agency with a difference” which lets high quality...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Advice for letting agents now seeing 10 times number of calls

An ex-ARLA supremo says technology is the best way for letting agents to cope with a huge rise in telephone calls. ARLA...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb launching ad campaign to win first-time customers

Airbnb is launching a UK campaign this month aimed at luring first-time customers. It’s part of a local campaign that launched last...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Possession court delays to worsen thanks to new law - claim

The new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service - introduced this month - will make possession court case delays even worse. That’s the...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Net Zero - Lettings PropTech firm to provide energy efficiency data

Kamma - the PropTech firm which until now has been best known for monitoring rental sector licensing regimes - is now...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Beef up enforcement for private renting, demands pressure group

The Nationwide Foundation - a pressure group funded by the Nationwide - says more effective enforcement is required for the private...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Pets and evictions on the agenda at free info session for agents

Private landlords and lettings agents are being offered free advice and information at a networking event. Cumberland council says property owners and...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Alternative agents trade body to ARLA claims record membership

The UK Association of Letting Agents says it now has a record membership of 1,200. UKALA describes itself as “a professional association...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb Regulation - councils should control short lets, agents tell government

The letting agents’ trade body ARLA Propertymark is urging the government to regulate Airbnb and other short let platforms but to...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency celebrates quartet of qualified staff and ARLA members

Newcastle-based lettings agency Seekers has successfully qualified a further four members of staff and funded their membership of ARLA Propertymark. The four...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Help Us! Dramatic plea from ARLA agents' boss to government

The latest market snapshot from ARLA Propertymark shows a familiar story for the lettings sector.  It says that in June the number...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebranded Knight Frank team launch new lettings service

Yorkshire estate agency North Residential - led by ex-Knight Frank staff - has launched a new premium lettings service. A statement from...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Holiday Homes - here’s where they are and what they’re worth

New research reveals that there is an estimated £21.4 billion worth of holiday homes in England and Wales with the South...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebranded agency launches all-inclusive tenancy deal

My Property Box Tyne & Wear has extended its all-inclusive rent deal - and it says it’s in response to concerns...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark reveals new ARLA leader and other top table names

Propertymark has revealed its latest top table of elected and unelected spokespeople forming its new leadership team. The new chair of the...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor’s Crisis Meeting - pleas for rental help mount

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is today charing a crisis meeting of mortgage lenders, as calls mount for him to take action to...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bailiffs halt work until PPE available on safety grounds

HM Courts and Tribunals Service has halted the work of bailiffs on safety grounds.  An incident is under investigation, and it’s believed...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Agents asked for help building case against

The National Residential Landlords Association is looking for help from letting agents in building a case against rent controls. The association is...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

ARLA qualifications on offer via agency apprenticeship scheme

A London lettings and sales agency has launched an apprenticeship scheme. The JOHNS&CO Academy invites young people to train via courses ranging...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Fight Back Against Rent Controls - rallying call to agents

Two prominent trade bodies representing elements of the private rental sector are fighting back against the latest attempt to impose rent...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings guru leads online teach-in about Renters Reform Bill

Agents wanting to get to grips with the Renters Reform Act are invited to a learning webinar hosted by Rightmove. It’s at...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - politicians demand series of extra restrictions

The co-leader of the Green Party wants the Renters Reform Bill to go further in restricting the powers of private landlords. Carla...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons beefs up compliance with new PropTech partnership

Foxtons is to give its agents access to a compliance management and checking service. Fran Giltinan, Managing Director - Property Management &...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Message To Gove - ditch the rhetoric, give us details

The main landlord body wants more details behind the soundbite rhetoric of the Renters Referm Bill, launched today in Parliament. Ben Beadle,...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark adds well known PropTech name to supplier list

Propertymark has added inspection and 360° tour software provider Inventory Hive to its industry supplier list. Jason Lee, commercial manager at Propertymark,...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry leader takes over as lettings director of national chain

High profile Propertymark lettings expert Angharad Trueman is joining Andrews agency as group lettings director. Trueman has been in the property industry...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark gives green light to free Rightmove training

Propertymark has recognised the Level 3 Certificate for Estate and Lettings Agents (CELA) offered by Rightmove. Both Propertymark and its training arm...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Use Insta Reels and TikTok - new advice to letting agents

A lettings guru is calling on agents to embrace social media trends in order to reach new audiences. Agent Rainmaker uses Reels...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Shamplina leads lettings forum at Propertymark extravaganza

Paul Shamplina, the chief commercial officer at Landlord Action and arguably the biggest name in the lettings sector today, is to...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New eviction powers to get rid of anti social tenants

Landlords and agents acting on their behalf are to be given more powers to evict unruly tenants who ruin neighbours’ lives...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert - new How To Rent guide to be issued Friday

A new How To Rent guide is to be issued on Friday, according to a government communication with the National Residential...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank spin-off plans to become national agency brand

An estate agency formed by ex-Knight Frank staff says it plans to roll out nationwide. North Residential, a Harrogate firm which rebranded...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings in the spotlight as current and future regulations hit the headlines

We’re only in February and it’s already clear that this year will set the future direction of the private rented sector...

15 February 2023

From: Features

Fund management chief to tell agents about market prospects

Fine & Country holds its international conference on March 10 and according to the agency it will be attended by representatives...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Massive expansion for Build To Rent as operator acquires 11 sites

Build To Rent provider Sigma Capital Group Limited has announced plans to deliver 865 new homes across 11 sites around the...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech link claims to ease admin burden for letting agents

Marketing platform BriefYourMarket has announced a PropTech integration with SME Professional, a provider of management software aimed at letting agents. Started in...

07 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

Private renting vital to economic and social fabric of UK - report

The private rented sector has an important economic and social role to play across the country, according to a new report...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Chaos - trade group despairs at open-ended tenancy suggestion

Students face chaos as government plans to reform the rental market threaten to cause widespread uncertainty as to whether housing will...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Revolution Tomorrow - new contracts issued for lettings agents

A new lettings regime that is described as the biggest change in many decades comes into effect tomorrow in Wales, with...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark chiefs jet to Florida to “reaffirm links” with US realtors

ARLA Propertymark President David Votta and Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson are amongst a group of trade body figures who have...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Sadiq Khan’s ‘rental summit’ excludes agents and landlords

Labour’s Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, held a summit yesterday about the capital’s private rental sector - but he did not...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial letting agent’s company sold for undisclosed sum

The lettings agency operated by controversial agent Ajay Jagota has been sold for an undisclosed sum. Jagota set up KIS Lettings with...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental reform is the big debate at agents’ annual conference

The details of the Northern Ireland Private Tenancies Bill will be the main focus of the Propertymark annual conference in Belfast...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency claims sales bonanza for Landlords Club members

A Landlords’ Club launched by a Solihull-based lettings agency under a year ago is now acting as a gateway for global...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry chief’s guide for agents setting up a marketing database

A high profile lettings expert says agents should use marketing databases in order to grow business. Agent Rainmaker’s Sally Lawson says that...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory MP challenged on shock call for rent freeze

The landlords’ main trade body is directly challenging a Tory MP who has called for a rent freeze. Natalie Elphicke - in...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Converting let-only landlords should be agents’ top priority - claim

A prominent lettings agent says educating landlords about the need to use agents should be the industry’s number one priority. Agent Rainmaker...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Private rental sector lacks incentives to hit Net Zero - agents

ARLA Propertymark says it’s a strong fan of New Zero ambitions but warns that the private rental sector needs incentives to...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Letting agents can now get qualifications through Rightmove

Agents can now sign up to register their interest in Rightmove’s new qualification, the Level 3 Certificate for Estate and Letting...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Switch to short lets “catastrophic” for long term rentals - claim

ARLA Propertymark has released details of its written response to a Parliamentary committee investigating the impact of Airbnb-style short lets on...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb reveals typical incomes of hosts in staycation locations

UK hosts on Airbnb collectively earned over £1.5 billion in 2021 the short let platform claims. Some £668m of that was over...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on Rental Reform proposals? An unusual invitation…

Agents are being invited to comment on the government’s Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper. And unusually the invitation comes not from any...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

At Last! - gradual rise in supply but not enough to stop rent rises

The latest report from ARLA Propertymark shows that at last the average number of properties available for rent per agency branch...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

UK launch for European property management PropTech service

An Austrian-based property management PropTech service, which already has links to Knight Frank, is now launching in the UK. iDWELL, which describes...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Lion’s Den! Rent control advocate to speak at letting agents’ conference

The politician who is arguably the country’s most powerful advocate of rent controls is to address a Propertymark conference. Patrick Harvie, Scotland’s...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Bootcamp to focus on adding fire and revenue to agents’ businesses

A bootcamp which claims to help agents add up to £1m revenue to their business is to return this summer. The Agent...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Beefed Up Property Details - industry bosses back call for Material Information

Senior figures in the agency industry have backed new guidance from the National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agent Team regarding...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Apprenticeships success leads to key award for lettings chief

The agency operated by the immediate past president of ARLA Propertymark has received a government award for its work with apprentices.  Maxine...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Even renting a ROOM costs £800 pcm in London

A new market snapshot suggests that the cost of renting just a room in London has reached an average of over...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Amend Tenant Fees Act before pets allowed - demand to government

New details from a survey conducted by industry organisations concerning pets in rental properties show the extent of the problem. Some 537...

06 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

Pressure mounts on politicians to relax proposed eviction rules change

Another prominent industry voice is warning of the dangers of the Scottish Government’s new eviction policies. So far the National Residential Landlords...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla lettings gurus put forward rental register idea

Maxine Fothergill, who has just completed her year as President of ARLA Propertymark, is the latest recruit to Zoopla’s Lettings Advisory...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Reforms must ease shortage of supply - Propertymark speaks out

The agents’ trade association Propertymark says the government’s high-profile rental sector reforms should address the continuing shortage of supply. Propertymark chief executive...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New London HQ for high end Connells’ brand

John D Wood & Co has celebrated a major anniversary by opening its new headquarters in Belgravia. It’s 150 years ago since...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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