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KEYWORD "Rental Property" - 100 RESULTS
Shock figures show half of tenants struggle to find next home

Half of all tenants who moved during the past 12 months found it ‘difficult’ or ‘very difficult’ to secure a new...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tax - that’s why rents are rising so much

Propertymark has given its view on why private rents have risen so much - 6.1% in England, 7.0% in Wales and...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

50,000 new rental homes needed to meet historic demand - Rightmove

Rightmove says there are still nearly 50,000 rental properties needed to head back to the pre-pandemic level of rental supply. The latest...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of Tenants 'get stuck' if letting agents fail to solve problems

Half of all private renters would not know where to turn to if a letting agent failed to address a problem...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief claims “renting negatively impacts life”

A prominent supplier of deposit alternatives to lettings agents has come out and said that “renting negatively impacts quality of life,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents over a quarter higher than at the start of Covid - new stats

The latest rental data from PropTech supplier Goodlord has shown that March rents are now up by over 6% year-on-year.  And looking...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New Digital Property Logbook tested for lettings market

Property logbook company Chimni is trialling a new form of Digital Property Logbook aimed at the Lettings markets.   The new logbooks...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent demands end of bizarre rule making tenants pay stamp duty

A prominent lettings agent is calling for an end to what he calls the “archaic” system under which some tenants end...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Key appointments made to agency’s relaunched lettings division

Just weeks after announcing that it was launching a new residential lettings and property management division, regional agency Dacre, Son &...

04 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

From: Breaking News

Nearly two-thirds more homes to let in Prime London than a year ago

Rental growth across prime London slowed again in January, with average rents falling on a monthly basis for the third time...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Major agency reinstates lettings division three years after sell-off

Major regional independent agency Dacre, Son & Hartley is expanding its offering by re-entering the residential lettings and property management market...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Soaring population likely to trigger much higher rental demand

Government figures suggest the UK population could reach nearly 74m as soon as 2036, largely attributed to rising net migration. This is...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Phil Spencer warns that Summer will be hectic for lettings sector

Summer looks like it’s going to be a hectic period for lettings agents and the private rental sector according to TV...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental growth to decline this year warns muted Winkworth

Winkworth’s first trading statement of 2024 reveals that it saw a five per cent rise in rental revenues in 2023 -...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Market Problems - supply-demand mismatch through to Christmas

New figures released this week by Propertymark reveal that even in the run-up to Christmas there was no significant change in...

03 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

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

Agency failed to return vacant possession of rental property to landlord

A London lettings agency has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman for not paying compensation to a landlord following a failure...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime lettings market now near normal says Knight Frank

There were 3.7 new prospective tenants for every rental property listed in prime London postcodes last month says Knight Frank. The figure,...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More tenants now shop around, says high profile agent

A prominent London buying agent and property consultant says the slowly improving supply of rental property means more tenants are now...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Many renters will be Home Alone this Christmas

A survey suggests that a third of UK tenants who plan to spend Christmas in their rental property will be alone.  A...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Two of PropTech’s biggest names announce merger

Two of the highest profile PropTech suppliers to the lettings and wider property sectors have announced a merger. Reapit and PayProp say...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises outstrip inflation in every part of the UK - new figures

Latest data from The Deposit Protection Service suggests rents have risen faster than inflation over the past year. The organisation’s Rent Index...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Should letting agents police the quality of homes to rent?

A prominent housing expert has told MPs that letting agents could be used to police the standards off homes made available...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent says he’s getting 150+ enquiries per property within 24 hours

Glasgow’s lettings market is the strongest it’s been in up to 10 years, with a shortage of rental flats driving demand...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise as rents drop and voids increase as weather cools

Rents saw an autumn dip in October, following three months of rapidly escalating prices across England.  According to PropTech firm Goodlord the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

tlyfe's Rent-Ready Solution: Revolutionising the Lettings Market with Over 50,000 Tenants and 200 Agent Branches on Board

Introduction The lettings market is no stranger to the complexities and challenges that come with finding the right tenants for the right...

31 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Rental Supply Drought - cheaper sector of market is worst affected

The cheapest end of the rental market is under-supplied and overly competitive, a deposit alternative service claims. The provider - Zero Deposit...

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

New Rental Listings Portal designed to by-pass letting agents

A new rental property listings platform - called Krispyhouse - can completely by-pass letting agents. It describes itself as a ‘dating service’...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Parents and Pet Owners Pay More for Renting - claim

Parents and pet owners are paying as much as £460 per month more for rent and bills, it’s claimed. The claim comes...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Where Rents Have Risen 41% in Five Years

Tenants in Bristol are paying 41 per cent more for a rental property than they did just five years ago, it...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Reports Tenants In Tears as Landlords Quit Sector

Local media in one of Britain’s busiest cities for rentals says tenants have been left in tears as a result of...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative firm claims tenants need multiple finance sources

A deposit alternative service says increasing numbers of renters need multiple sources of funding for traditional deposits. Zero Deposit says its survey...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency in the dock for failing to licence rental property

An agency has been fined by a London council for failing to licence a property it was managing. Gracechurch Property Services has...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where 38 tenants compete for each rental property

London-focussed agency Foxtons says there is a part of the capital which is seeing an average of 38 prospective tenants for...

19 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

Agency says London rental market lull down to fewer overseas students

Rental value growth in prime London postcodes declined further in August as supply built and demand cooled.  That’s the view of high...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative chief says tenants face “incredible challenge”

The average rental deposit in the UK is now £1,434, based on the requirement that a deposit is set at up...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Squeeze on tenants not ending any time soon - top agency

A leading agency says the squeeze on tenants facing high rent rises is not going to end anytime soon. The comment -...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

How Many? Huge number of enquiries per rental property

A property website has produced startling figures giving an insight into the frenzied rental market. Property Pal, which looks at the housing...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPCs - Rightmove warns it could take DECADES to retrofit

A new analysis by Rightmove suggests it could take literally decades for the private rental sector to conform with stricter energy...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Big rise in affluent tenants needing to provide guarantors

Increasing numbers of relatively well-paid tenants are being asked to provide a guarantor. That’s the view of PropTech firm Goodlord which says...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Research reveals time it takes to arrange interim inspections

Interim inspections are a necessity if you want to avoid property issues and tenant relationship breakdowns. They’re a no brainer –...

04 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

Rents spike and voids plummet in fast and furious market

The cost of rent rose in seven of the eight regions monitored by Goodlord during June.  The average cost of rent per...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Family agency scoops major award for second year in a row

A family business has been named Residential Letting Team of the Year for the second time. The small At Home In Edinburgh...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bring back Help To Buy to combat soaring rents - legal call

A prominent property law consultancy wants Help To Buy, or similar schemes, to be resurrected.  Dutton Gregory Solicitors says that with the...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Insurer woos tenants with monthly subscription model

General insurance platform provider Paymentshield has launched a rolling subscription model for tenants’ contents insurance. Now tenants pay for their contents cover...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - most common lies on rental applications

A comparison website has compiled a list of what it claims to be the most common lies on tenancy applications -...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent operator plays the ‘pets in lets’ card

Two thirds of pet owning tenants have faced challenges finding a place to rent - at least according to a survey...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Economists tell government - rental reform will backfire

A prominent group of economists has predicted the measures in the Renters Reform Bill will backfire on the government. Matthew Lesh, Director...

17 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

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

Steady As She Goes - rental market at a standstill

After a hectic period of rent rises it appears that the lettings market is at a standstill according to PropTech firm...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians blasted for ‘lack of balance’ in private rental sector policies

One of Scotland’s largest lettings agencies is voicing concern over what it calls “the lack of balance” in the Scottish government’s...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying agent reports landlords willing to sell at a loss

Jo Eccles, director of London-focussed buying agency and property consultancy Eccord, says she is witnessing some landlords willing to quit the...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent tells Gove: cease attacks on private rental sector

A prominent lettings agent in the north of England has written to Housing Secretary Michael Gove urging him to cease attacking...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters quit big city centres in search of lower rent locations

Rightmove says growing numbers of renters are leaving Britain’s cities to find a cheaper place to live or to get more...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Back With A Bang - rental market surges yet again

After what appeared to be a lull over the New Year, the rental market is firing on all cylinders again according...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental property energy efficiency soars - new figures

There’s been a 165 per cent increase in the number of private rental homes with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Sign up to scrap tax changes hurting landlords - agents told

A letting agents’ trade body is urging the industry to sign a parliamentary petition calling for the Section 24 changes for...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental demand still incredibly high, says Propertymark

There were 108 new applicants registered per Propertymark member lettings agency branch on average in January, compared to just 64 in...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry insider demands damp and mould rental property campaign

A national campaign warning about the dangers of damp and mould could help save lives, a property industry insider says. A recent...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings Market - Change clearly on the way, says Knight Frank

The supply of lettings property is finally increasing says Knight Frank. The agency says that in London and elsewhere, mortgage rates and...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark reveals long-term lettings trends

Demand for rental property has grown by 57 per cent since 2018 when Propertymark records began, the trade body has revealed.  At...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Guess what tenants worry about most?

A new survey by PropTech firm Goodlord has the unsurprising conclusion that the biggest worry for tenants is that their rent...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Should Rival Bids Be Banned? Activists demand change

A campaign group has protested outside letting agencies in Bristol, protesting against what they describe as “bidding wars” between rival tenants. The...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Wrench - Tenants really worried about ability to pay

A new survey by HomeLet and Dataloft shows that of 12,000 tenants questioned, over three quarters are worried about the cost...

28 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent reveals his answer to the private rental stock shortage

The drastic shortage of rental properties will lessen during 2023 according to the Leaders Romans Group - and much of that...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Soaring demand for ‘bills included’ rental property - Rightmove

A new analysis of the market released this morning by Rightmove shows that this year has seen the most competitive on...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Council campaigns for rent controls - with no power to introduce them

A new survey has been launched to gather views from people in a major English city on the idea of introducing...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech referencing service moves into Right To Rent

Referencing service Homeppl is expanding into Right to Rent checks. A digital R2R check can be integrated into Homeppl tenant referencing checks...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage experts give gloomy forecasts on buy to let

Mortgage experts appearing before a committee of MPs have given an especially gloomy forecast for the buy to let sector in...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agency says demand so hot, landlords are pulling listings

An online lettings agency claims some properties are receiving up to 50 viewing requests - prompting landlords to pull listings to...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants hot under the collar about energy efficiency, survey claims

A survey promoted by campaigners for smart meters claims most renters don’t believe their properties to be as energy efficient as...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants with Pets - protection for landlords key to progress

A group wanting pets to be allowed in private rental properties says its research shows the issue is not opposition from...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

17% of UK Rental Property Now Managed by TBL

Following new business wins, PropTech leaders Technology Blueprint Ltd now handles over a sixth of the entire UK’s agent-managed rental properties. After...

22 September 2022

From: Sponsored Content

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

Government backs unusual licensing scheme linked to EPCs

An extension to a private rental property licensing scheme in London has been given the green light by the government. Haringey council’s...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Soaring maintenance costs eat up fifth of rental income

Maintenance costs now account for over a fifth of the average rental income of a property, it’s been claimed. A company called...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency warns of tough time ahead for tenants

A major lettings agency in London says the imbalance between the number of tenants and available rental properties continues to cause...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants demand better quality and bigger HMOs, survey shows

Tenants are demanding better quality HMOs according to new research from specialist buy to let lender Paragon Bank. The bank’s survey of...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - rental repossession capital of England and Wales

An analysis of lettings data across England and Wales shows that  there have been 3,737 rental property repossession orders granted in...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents hit record high and voids hit record low - here’s why…

Voids hit what has been described as an historic low in recent weeks, according to PropTech firm Goodlord. It says the average...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property investment salesman predicts buy to let renaissance

The sales director of a property investment firm says high house prices, rising interest rates and the broader cost of living...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents rising again - but not at record levels

Rents rose by an average of 2.8 per cent during June, taking the average cost of a rental property in England...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Consultation - only days left for agents to respond

There’s just a week left - including the long Jubilee celebration period - for agents to respond to a major property tax...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenancy lifecycle transformed by pandemic - top agent

A prominent lettings agency chief says the lifecycle of a typical tenancy has been transformed in recent years, as a result...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents can’t stay this strong forever - affordability worries surface

Zoopla is warning that the recent sharp rise in rents has stretched affordability with the average rent now accounting for 37...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenancy renewal numbers “unprecedented” says Foxtons

London-focussed agency Foxtons says the tenancy renewal numbers seen by the company this year are “unprecedented”. Gareth Atkins, lettings managing director at...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants happy to live further from work according to agency chief

A high end agency brand says pricing in the rental market continues to rise because of demand exceeding supply - and...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Clifford Thomas – Sales Director at The Letting Partnership

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Clifford Thomas – Sales Director at The Letting Partnership What is...

06 May 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

New flexible ‘lifetime deposit’ option launched by Zero Deposit

Deposit alternative service Zero Deposit is launching a new option which it says gives tenants more flexibility to split the guarantee...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s here - Lifetime Deposit concept launched ahead of government reform

PropTech company Canopy is partnering with deposit funding firm Fronted to launch the concept of a lifetime deposit, which can be...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings trainer wants more public cash for rental enforcement

Lettings accreditation and training service Safeagent is calling on the government to make more public cash available for councils to exercise...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents fight back in row over quality of private rental stock and repairs

ARLA Propertymark has hit back in this week’s debate on the quality of private rental property, following sharp criticism in a...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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