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Alarm Bells for Build To Rent as building starts show huge slump

New analysis from the British Property Federation (BPF) shows a dramatic slump in the number of Build To Rent units started. Although...

17 July 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

Councils ‘must take over ex-private rental Right To Buy flats’

A pro-tenant group wants the next government to take Right To Buy properties back to public ownership when they come up...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Forget party policies - check interest rate movement

A prominent housing market analyst says people shouldn’t bother reading election literature but instead study interest rates if they want to...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - will it become law by July 4?

A General Election has been called for July 4. So what happens to the Renters Reform Bill, which has been the subject...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark tells politicians - add agent regulation to Renters Reform Bill

As the Renters Reform Bill makes its way through the House of Lords, Propertymark has advised peers not to miss this...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Under 25% of renters bother reading tenancy agreements

A new survey from law firm Weightmans has found that only 24% of renters read tenancy agreements.  It says this is largely...

09 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

Agency flags growing worries over pets in lets

A prominent lettings agency says concern is growing in the private rental sector about the prospect of more pets in properties.  A...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill “still misses the mark” says Propertymark

Propertymark says the controversial Renters Reform Bill still misses the mark, despite a string of amendments made to it as it...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent claims it already conforms with Reform Bill ideals

A trade body representing Build To Rent operators claims that the sector “already accommodates the Bill’s proposals” in terms of tenants’...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Extraordinary 200 amendments to Renters Reform Bill in Commons today

There’s a huge number of amendments to the Renters Reform Bill, which has its Third Reading in the House of Commons...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill back in the Commons next week

A government-supporting newspaper says the Renters Reform Bill will be back in the House of Commons next week. Observers have been expecting...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Reform Bill isn’t stopping buy to let investment claims agency boss

A prominent lettings agency claims the Renters Reform Bill is not proving a deterrent to buy to let investors. The Leaders Romans...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Another independent agency snapped up by franchise giant’s brand

Parkers franchisee Craig Pearson claims to have added a “substantial” number of properties to his Reading branch portfolio after buying an...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Father and Son win big at agency awards ceremony

The Belvoir 2024 Annual Awards have crowded a father-and-son franchisee pairing as the big winners. Paul Wallace-Tarry and his son Richard Wallace-Tarry...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform Bill wins a big thumbs-up from agents’ body

Propertymark has urged the Sunak government to press ahead with leasehold reform ahead of the Second Reading of the Leasehold and...

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

Rents Still Rising in most areas of UK

Asking rents continue to show pos­itive annualised growth in all regions except Greater London and Scotland.  That’s according to respected property website...

14 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

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

Top UK cities for 2024 rental potential revealed by industry supplier

Aldermore has named Bristol, as the best city for landlords to invest in for 2024.  Manchester, Coventry, Brighton and London make up...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Courts the best way to counter threat of S21 removal - claim

Propertymark is urging the Sunak government to introduce specialist housing courts with expert Judges who can expedite cases and create a...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Poor communication stops short let repeat bookings - claim

A new study claims holiday rental providers could increase business five fold or more through improved communication. The study asked more than...

23 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

Agent Alert - Housing Ombudsman warns of scams across sector

The Housing Ombudsman - currently active in the social housing sector but tipped to take a wider role involving private renting...

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

Regulate Agents in 2024 - Propertymark explains why it’s needed

Agents’ trade body Propertymark says the current debate on the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill is another example of how agent...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - webinar to update agents on latest changes

A webinar is being held tomorrow, aimed to urging agents to get ahead of changes to the industry likely to be...

27 November 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

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

From: Breaking News

Agents want tax reforms on top of pledge to avoid rent controls

Propertymark has welcomed the pledge by Housing Secretary Michael Gove not to introduce rent controls in England. The trade body says such...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Older tenants need Renters Reform Bill insists pressure group

Older private renters must have their voices heard In support of the Renters Reform Bill. That’s the view of Joanna Elson, chief...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill passes Second Reading without a vote

MPs have given the Renters Reform Bill its Second Reading - a procedure which means it now continues into the Committee...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform activists claim huge public support for change

The Renters Reform Coalition - a collection of some 20 activist groups and charities demanding changes to the private rental sector...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Solicitor will answer agents’ questions on Renters Reform Bill

The latest stage of the Renters Reform Bill - and the likely delay in the abolition of Section 21 - will...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ role must be enhanced by Renters Reform Bill

The government has been warned by trade body Propertymark that the controversial Renters Reform Bill must fairly reflect the importance of...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 21 U-turn - more details given by government

More details have emerged of what appears to be a sort of stay of execution for Section 21 eviction powers. The abolition...

23 October 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

Renters Reform Bill will slash homelessness, claims charity

A charity claims the Renters Reform Bill, which gets its Second Reading in the Commons next week, will help reduce homelessness. New...

19 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

Prominent agent demands wider reform of eviction rules

A prominent lettings agent has called for a wider reform of eviction rules. This follows a demand by a group of...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New boss for controversial John Lewis private rental initiative

A new director of property has been named by the John Lewis Partnership, to lead its controversial Build To Rent initiative. Martin...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Emma Parsons, Head of Partnership Development at flatfair

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Emma Parsons, Head of Partnership Development What is flatfair and what...

25 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Tory MPs blamed for delaying Renters Reform Bill

The Financial Times, using sources in the Parliamentary Conservative party, are blaming some Tory MPs for blocking the route of the...

18 September 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

John Lewis private rental bid faces “extreme challenges”

The John Lewis Partnership is said to be facing “extreme challenges” as a result of its bid to enter the private...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs back to work but Renters Reform Bill clarity still awaited

Parliament resumes today following its summer recess but there is still a lack of detail on aspects of the Renters Reform...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Pipeline of acquisitions coming later this year - major agency

Franchise brand Northwood says its strategy of expansion through acquisition is paying dividends - with more to come. Northwood managing director Phil...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Hate campaign launched against Airbnb

A hate campaign against AirBnb appears to have been launched in a Welsh village. Newspaper reports say a sticker reading 'Death to...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Abandoned Tenancies - Gove lobbied to take urgent action

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is being lobbied to take urgent action over the growing problem of abandoned tenancies. Propertymark chief executive Nathan...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Threat of pets in lets shows need for inventories - claim

The increasing likelihood that the private rental sector will be obliged to allow more pets into lets simply demonstrates the need...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents told to lobby MPs over Renters Reform Bill

It appears almost certain that the Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill - expected some weeks ago - will not...

14 July 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

John Lewis pushes into private rental market with 800 homes

John Lewis is pushing ahead with its commitment to build and manage rental homes as part of a drive which it...

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

Four reasons why house prices won’t fall off a cliff - agent’s claim

A prominent lettings and sales agency says there are four reasons why house prices won’t fall off a cliff, despite interest...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis rental housing setback as chief steps down

Chris Harris, seen as the architect of the move by the John Lewis Partnership into rental housing, is stepping down this...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Animal campaigners recruit MPs to argue for renters' rights

Two animal charities - Cats Protection and Dogs Trust - have started recruiting MPs to their campaign in favour of pets...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals surge in tenant demand along key transport route

A year on from the Elizabeth Line opening, new Rightmove analysis reveals the latest renter trends near stations along the line. The...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent in ‘stay calm’ plea to landlords with Bill worries

Private landlords should hold fire on plans to quit the private rental sector and give the government a chance to incentivise...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs to receive letting agents’ briefing on Renters Reform Bill

Propertymark says it’s going to send a briefing on behalf of letting agents to every MP and member of the House...

23 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

Interest Rates - Bank of England reveals latest decision

The Bank of England has announced its latest decision on base rate. This has been increased by 0.25 per cent to 4.5...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech News - new products and announcements for agents

After nine years with the business, Goodlord co-founder Tom Mundy has stepped down as chief operating officer. An official statement from...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

HMO clampdown spun as ‘preserving character of communities’

A clampdown on HMOs is to begin this week - and the council behind it is describing it as ‘preserving the...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agencies unveil impressive new office locations

Upmarket lettings agency Savills has moved its 30-strong team in Reading into a prominent new office in the town centre. The firm’s...

20 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

High profile lettings supremo takes new role at agency group

The man who led the sale of prominent lettings agency Finders Keepers to Countrywide has landed a new role as group...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Ambitious business duo snap up 78 year old agency

Franchisees from Belvoir have snapped up an independent agency in Reading. The acquisition of Patrick Williams, which dates back 78 years, comes...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief steps up to become agency partner

The long-standing head of an agency’s property management and lettings divisions is stepping up to become a partner in the company. Andrew...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

A Tenant Has Died - Open Letter to Agents from a Relative

Today we are publishing a letter sent to us regarding the death of a relative who was living in rental accommodation.  We...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

John Lewis reveals details of huge rental residential developments

The John Lewis Partnership has agreed a £500m multi-decade joint venture with global investment company abrdn to deliver around 1,000 new...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency launches “university” online education platform

The Keller Williams UK agency has launched an online learning platform for agents called KW University. A statement from the company says...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodlord is spreading its PropTech offering into accountancy. It’s launched a new accounting tool which it claims will save some letting agents...

11 October 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

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

Belvoir branch amongst raft of agencies kicked out of The Property Ombudsman

Six agencies have been excluded from The Property Ombudsman for failing to pay compensation to wronged complainants. One was the Belvoir...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Huge boost for Airbnb as it's named Commonwealth Games provider

Airbnb has signed what it calls “a landmark agreement” with the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, becoming the official hosting provider for ...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Get Involved Now! Big industry debate on Rental White Paper

Today’s proposed changes to the private rental sector are the most radical for a generation. The first industry debate on this hot...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

London - why live there if you’re working from home?

A new survey on attitudes towards working from home in London makes interesting reading for those faced with letting homes to...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

John Lewis names first locations for its private rental homes

The John Lewis Partnership has revealed the first three locations where it will build new rental homes. The properties “would offer the...

10 June 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

 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

Rent caps and two year tenancies wanted by council letting agency

A council is launching a form on online letting agency which wants to push agents and landlords into agreeing two year...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

allAgents urges agent action over energy meter readings

The allAgents reviews platform is calling on letting agents to ensure rental properties’ energy suppliers have up to date meter readings...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New revenue stream to agents during void periods - claim

A PropTech referencing service is claiming to offer agents a new revenue stream during void periods.  Vouch says it has created a...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Alert - radical rental reforms shift power to tenants

The government’s new Levelling Up White Paper, revealed this morning, includes a radical reshaping of the private rental sector. Section 21 eviction...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Top rental investment locations - where’s hot and where’s not

A new Buy To Let ‘tracker’ from a prominent buy to let mortgage lender has revealed what it considers to be...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Franchise holder rapidly expands to fifth office in nearby area

An agent who six months ago expanded his franchise empire to four branches has now added a fifth. Craig Pearson, who opened the...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents advised to help tenants reduce energy bills

After 10 days of reports of soaring energy costs, PropTech supplier Goodlord has produced a series of tips for letting agents...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

How agents can support tenants with rising energy bills

Rik Smith, Head of Tenant Services at Goodlord, outlines in this tips piece how agents can support tenants with rising energy...

29 September 2021

From: Recruitment & Business Matters

Some rents soar 25% in a year says leading lettings agent

Rents in some of the most popular locations of the country have risen 25 per cent in the past year according...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Fast-growing LRG snaps up yet another independent agency

Leaders Romans Group has completed the purchase of Dewhurst Lettings in Swindon - the latest in its acquisition programme announced earlier...

06 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Pressure to relax Tenant Fees Act to allow pet insurance charge

Pressure is growing to amend the 2019 Tenant Fees Act to allow charging additional deposits and insurance to cover pets in private rental...

02 September 2021

From: Breaking News

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