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KEYWORD "Rental Properties" - 100 RESULTS
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

From: Breaking News

Renting cheaper than owning for most first time buyers says Halifax

For first time buyers, renting is cheaper than buying in most of the UK according to new data from the Halifax.  London, the...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Local Housing Allowance - momentum grows for annual increase

Propertymark is joining a growing chorus demanding an annual uprate of working age benefits and Local Housing Allowance. LHA rates have been...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency warns of 10% rent slump as supply shows sharp rise

Latest data from agency Chestertons reveals a 125 per cent increase in the number of landlords choosing to reduce asking rents...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest Rent Changes and Voids revealed in fresh analysis

The latest Rental Index from PropTech supplier Goodlord has recorded a rent rise and a reduction in void lengths over the...

04 March 2024

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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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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

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Shelter lobbies politicians with ‘rental plan to end homelessness’

Shelter is calling for the construction of 90,000 rental properties each year for a decade - and it claims this would...

27 February 2024

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Huge rise in rental stock in London prompts rent falls says top agency

London landlords have started the new year by dropping their rents according to lettings agency Chestertons, whose data suggests that there...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

MPs turn on Airbnb and other short lets

Prominent MPs from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat parties have renewed their onslaught on Airbnb and other short let platforms.  Former Lib...

06 February 2024

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Heating Private Rental Properties - council claims EPC success

The number of private tenants in properties that are hard to heat has fallen, a council claims. As agents will know private...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Agent’s unique insight into “no end in sight” rental crisis

A managing partner at a letting agency has given an insight into the unique forces which he says is “strangling” the...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New buy to let city hotspot identified by insurance analysis

Glasgow has been revealed as the UK city with the biggest rise in the number of buy to let properties in...

26 January 2024

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Rent rises slow to a trickle - new figures for London and beyond

The average advertised rent for new properties coming to market hits another new record outside of London of £1,280 per calendar...

26 January 2024

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End of ‘Covid tenancies’ boosts rental supply - agency’s analysis

There are more rental properties for tenants to choose from than any other time since Covid, according to London estate agency...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency strategy change is slap in the face for Zoopla

A large multi-brand lettings agency group is dropping its listings on Zoopla and instead going to list rental properties on OnTheMarket...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency snaps up rival and launches new city lettings division

Property agency James Douglas has acquired a rental service and launched its own lettings arm in the south Wales city of...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Most competitive locations for letting agents revealed by research

A new analysis shows that - unsurprisingly - London remains the most competitive region for letting agents, having seen the largest...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning over rechargeable device fires in rental properties

Insurance giant Aviva is urging consumers to be on their guard after seeing a seven per cent increase in customer claims...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Annual rent rise in England still near double digits

The latest rental index from Goodlord shows average rents in England rose nearly nine per cent higher across 2023. In 2022, rents...

09 January 2024

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Neil Cobbold, Managing Director at PayProp UK

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Neil Cobbold, Managing Director What is PayProp and what does it...

08 January 2024

From: 60 Second Interview

Historic building snapped up for Build To Rent development

A historic former school and hospital building in Glasgow City Centre will be restored as part of a plan to create...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry figure backs Renters Reform Bill  pets policy

The head of a major supplier insists the Renters Reform Bill provision making it easier for tenants to keep pets is...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill causing unease amongst investors - agency

The Jackson-Stops agency is warning that the Renters Reform Bill is driving investors away - and making the market worse, not...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agent backs industry regulation in 2024 - the more the better

The boss of a prominent UK lettings and property management agency says new regulations planned for the industry are to be...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Recent rise in buy to let landlords quitting, confirms Bank of England

A new Bank of England survey has confirmed a growing outflow of landlords from the private rental sector since 2020. The Bank’s...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals this year’s busiest rental location

Rightmove has released its annual league table of busiest rental locations. Wrexham is this year’s busiest, with each home available to rent...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Surveyors warn: Landlords can’t keep their heads above water

Private landlords are abandoning their property portfolios in unprecedented numbers, a group of surveyors claims. The Manchester-based chartered surveyors and auctioneers -...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Changing face of Private Rental Sector revealed by new survey

A survey of more than 1,000 landlords in the Deposit Protection Service shows the scale of change in the private rental...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agency celebrates 30 per cent rise in lettings business

Berriman Eaton has reported a 30 per cent rise in its dedicated lettings business since 2020, with more than 420 properties...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour council’s rental licensing scheme will be one of UK’s largest

A Labour-run London council is consulting on a new licensing scheme for private rented property.  If it goes ahead it will be...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank buys homes from house builder to let to tenants

Lloyds Banking Group, which announced back in 2020 that it was to become involved in the private rental sector, is buying...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental growth to slow as supply catches up with demand

An agency has issued its rental market forecast for 2024. Chestertons says rents are forecast to have increased by 6.5 per cent...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Britain’s worst city for rental availability

New research has identified locations with the largest volume of available rental stock, based on those units at or below the...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Home Office issues agents with new code of practice for Right To Rent

A revised code of practice for Right To Rent has been issued to agents and landlords. This sixth revision supersedes the previous...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent problems highlighted in latest report

A new report suggests London’s Build To Rent sector is being held back by a “stark inconsistency” from local councils in...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Lettings market chaos easing - seasonality returns, says top agent

The UK lettings market, after experiencing recent surges in prices, is now displaying signs of returning to its seasonal patterns.  This is...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

New survey to help politicians make rental policy

The Welsh Housing Minister has committed to a Housing Survey to assist its policies for the private rental sector. Propertymark has been...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock figures claim to show scale of mould on rental properties

Some 48 per cent of tenants are currently living with one or more housing disrepair issues, it’s being claimed. The problems include...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents attacked for getting “money for nothing” from landlords

An online lettings platform is attacking agents for their fees, which it describes as a “waste” of landlord funds. Hello Neighbour, a...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let has grown massively in recent years - new statistics

Government data shows that as of 2022 some 15.29 per cent of homes in England are privately rented, with 14.9 per...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent ‘may get favourable treatment’ on rent legislation

A controversial consultation document about rent controls is proposing that Build To Rent operators be exempt from the caps which may...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Louis Musgrove - Group Managing Director at Southernbrook Lettings

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Louis Musgrove – Group Managing Director   What is Southernbrook Lettings and...

12 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Agency fined for bullying tenants it wanted to illegally evict

Media reports in Brighton say that a lettings agency which serve tenants with illegal eviction notices and unjustified legal threats has...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Control proposals slammed by prominent industry commentator

Proposals for rent controls made in a government consultation document have been slammed by a prominent industry commentator and PropTech entrepreneur. The...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

From: Breaking News

Foot Off The Gas - boiler ban deadline may be eased

The Times is reporting that a delay to the controversial ban on gas boilers is being considered by the government as...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Low-EPC homes already tough to sell to landlords - new survey

A new survey reveals that rental properties with an EPC rating below C are already more difficult to sell to other...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour boss says “uninterested agents” force tenants to “disgusting conditions”

Two massive new rental licensing schemes are set to be approved in Brighton - and part of the reason is “uninterested...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove tells agents to identify and remedy damp and mould issues

New directives issued by the government put the emphasis firmly on private landlords and their letting agents to take responsibility for...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Why do politicians pursue failed policy of rent controls? - agent asks

Private rents have continued to soar in Scotland according to DJ Alexander, the largest lettings agency in the country.  It says rental...

11 September 2023

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‘Ethical’ lettings agent meets MP to discuss rental crisis

A lettings agent who describes himself as “a responsible and ethical property professional” has met with a Liberal Democrat MP to...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fraud alert for fake properties issued by classified ad website

The classified ad website Gumtree is issuing an alert about what it claims is the growing threat of rental fraud. It says...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency says tenants are ‘trapped’ by shortage of choice

An agency’s survey of tenants reveals that three quarters feel ‘trapped’ because of the lack of choice in the private rental...

05 September 2023

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Agency demands government clarity over new EPC rental targets

A leading property agency is demanding more certainty over new Energy Performance Certificate regulations.  Fisher German says the government should act now...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Five Tenant Must Haves revealed by investment platform

A property investment group has released its latest research on the top five most searched for property features that UK renters...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s now a tenants’ market in London, claims major agency

Chestertons’ latest data on London’s rental market reveals that there were 39 per cent more rental properties on the market in...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Jaw dropping 40,000 viewing requests in a montf for lettings chain

Scotland’s largest letting agent had almost 40,000 viewing requests during July for rental properties in Edinburgh and Glasgow alone. DJ Alexander Ltd...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Huge increases in fines for agents letting to illegal migrants

Agents who allow rental properties to be let to migrants who do not have the right to be in the UK...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank announces latest private rental sector initiative

Details have been given of Lloyds Bank’s latest dive into the Build To Rent market. Its BTR arm, Citra, has acquired 49...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Another agency inks PropTech deal to handle compliance issues

PropTech Kamma has entered into a partnership with agency and consultancy JLL. This means JLL’s UK residential agents will have access to...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC changes to rental properties to be ‘relaxed’ - Gove

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning said his government should ‘relax the pace’ of EPC reforms expected from private landlords. In...

23 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Cannabis Farms - agents asked to smoke out culprits

Five regional police and crime commissioners have written to letting agents highlighting the problems of cannabis farms in private rental properties.  The...

21 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

Busy summer lettings season kicks off - soaring agency figures

Latest data from London-focussed lettings agency Chestertons confirms that the traditionally busy ‘summer season’ has kicked off. In June some 19 per...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Show Green! Tenants want agents to display eco-credentials

Tenants want letting agents, landlords and other property industry figures to more openly demonstrate their green credentials. That’s the message from a...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Public want more tax on Airbnbs and higher private rental standards

A mortgage lender has conducted a survey of homeowners which has produced a string of anti-landlord and anti-overseas investor attitudes. Market Financial...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Pets and Kids Not Welcome? New analysis of rental listings

Thousands of listing for rental properties on two popular websites explicitly say children or pets are not welcome. A BBC analysis of...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Cost of compliance with new EPC rules will be huge

A new assessment of the average cost to a UK property owner of improving their EPC rating suggests it’s soared to...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to tenants - it’s going to be a tough summer

London agency Chestertons has warned tenants in the capital to be prepared for a highly competitive property search this summer. The firm’s...

28 June 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

How To Convert from Let-Only to Fully Managed

What objections are you hearing when you try and convert let-only landlords to fully-managed? Because the latest figures show just 18 per...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyer hits out at court delays and growing anti-rental sentiment

A seasoned property lawyer who has specialised in residential landlord and tenant law for 22 years says she is embarrassed at...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency bans rival rent bids after angry protests

A franchise lettings agency is reported to have agreed to stop potential tenants bidding against each other to secure rental properties. The...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill is chance to professionalise sector - PropTech chief

The Renters Reform Bill can be the perfect opportunity for the industry to become more professional - just so long as...

13 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

Agency branches reveal intra-company takeover deal

EweMove Northampton North has confirmed the acquisition of Martin & Co Northampton.  Both brands are in The Property Franchise Group parent company. Having...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Working From Home still a major factor for UK housing

Agents whose rental properties became workplaces during the pandemic are unlikely to see any major change in the situation soon. That’s because...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock forecast of 20% rent rises in coming months

A senior director at Chestertons, one of London’s largest lettings agencies, has warned that tenants in the capital will face an...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents speak out on Renters Reform Bill dangers

Lettings agents within The Guild of Property Professionals think that the Renters Reform Bill could cause many landlords to quit.  Graham Wood,...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency lettings guru named as head of full service provider

Lettings platform Seven Living has appointed a longstanding figure from the Leaders Romans Group to be its senior head of lettings.  James...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency acquires ‘perfect fit’ rival lettings firm

A full service lettings and estate agency has snapped up a respected rival, including taking over management of 150-plus rental properties. DC...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Data shows desperate need for more rental properties

Propertymark says the number of new prospective tenants registering per member branch rose slightly to 118 in April.  This figure is up...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency targets ARE popular with rental sector - claim

According to new research from Mortgage Advice Bureau, two-fifths of landlords believe that new EPC requirements are important for the environment and will...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal launches ‘passport’ service for renters on the move

OnTheMarket has completed a new integration with Canopy which it claims will provide valuable pre-qualified leads to letting agents. The latest integration...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

High rents push more first timers into buying - claim

The property market could be emerging from the downturn, Zoopla says.  Annual house price growth remains just 3.0 per cent according to...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Government move raises hope of cash help for energy improvements

One of the UK governments has backed a call for private landlords to get cash help to meet new Minimum Energy...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Another new high for rents - but is it the top of the market?

Average asking rents for new tenants outside of London have risen to yet another new record of £1,190 per calendar month. This...

02 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

Activists want thousands of pounds to campaign against short lets

A group of activists is trying to raise £15,000 to campaign for local councils to clampdown on AirBnb and other short...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 24: Agents call for mortgage tax relief to be reinstated

A new survey of lettings agents and landlords has put the reinstatement of Section 24 mortgage tax relief at the top...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Report identifies tenants most at risk from EPC rule changes

London’s renters are most at risk from finding their homes either being un-lettable or their landlord selling up due to the...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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