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KEYWORD "Results" - 101 RESULTS
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

Big customer satisfaction win follows agency’s eight year campaign

Knight Frank’s residential operation has won the ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy Award’ at the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2024. The agency says its...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

E-bike Fires cause new tenancy and insurance concerns

Despite several fires in rented properties, the government is proposing to double the maximum legal power of e-bikes. A Department of Transport...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lead Generation - Facebook ads far more potent than previously thought

New research shows that agency leads generated by Facebook ads are much more effective than previously thought - but most agents...

22 February 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

Figures reveal UK's fastest growing lettings agency as 2024 starts

Foxtons claims it’s reached new heights under its latest management team. The agency has been described as the is fastest growing UK...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour housing policies win strong public support as Tories lag behind

Independent polling gives Labour a big lead when it comes to its approach to housing policy. Detailed polling by the Ipsos pollster...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The three qualities landlords want from letting agents - revealed

A new survey of 4,000 landlords has identified the three qualities they look for in a letting agent. Whereas trust and liveability...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge 31% leap in prime London rents since pre-pandemic times - LonRes

LonRes says rents in prime London are still rising but the rate of rental growth has slowed to two-year low. That took...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Watchdog slams GetAgent over misleading website claims

Controversial website content by the high profile website GetAgent must never appear again, according to the ad industry watchdog. The Advertising Standards...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove shares rise as it takes even more money from agents

Property portal Rightmove has increased its key revenue target in a bullish set of results which shows it has not been...

28 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

Foxtons figures fly for lettings, falter for sales

Not for the first time this year, a trading update from London-focussed agency Foxtons has shown that lettings is leading the...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

Huge scale of rental sector reliance on mortgages revealed

The buy to let sector appears more heavily reliant on mortgages than some analysts have previously suggested. Specialist lending service Octane Capital has...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Nakul Patel - Director at Air Blue Lets

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Nakul Patel and on my business card...

22 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Agency group bucks the market thanks to turbocharged lettings

The Property Franchise Group has reported a bumper half year of trading with revenue at £13.2m and pre-tax profits up 11...

13 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

From: Breaking News

Winkworth slump would be still worse without lettings growth

Lettings income has saved the bacon of franchise agency Winkworth after a sales slump hit profits.  A trading statement from the agency...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country increases brand coverage in Scotland

Following the merger of the South Scotland and North Cumbria branches of Fine & Country, the  agency has added a further...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Resilient business model is key to agency group’s ongoing success

The apparent rise and rise of Belvoir Group is down to its resilient business model and the entrepreneurs who run its...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency pushes Build To Rent advantages over Buy To Let

Knight Frank, in conjunction with Build To Rent operator Moda Living, has published a highly supportive report about BTR. Creating what it’s...

31 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

Lettings boom helps franchise brands offset sales falls

Increased lettings income proved a valuable balance to a declining sales market for The Property Franchise Group in the first half...

03 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

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

Figures lift lid on growing foreign investment in UK property

A lettings agency claims foreign homeowners are sitting on £84.2 billion worth of property across England and Wales - but with...

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

OnTheMarket warns on downside of frantic lets market

OnTheMarket says the frantic lettings market of the past year or more is bad news for agents. In a trading statement to...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Strict Airbnb regulation gets a massive thumbs-down

An attempt to introducing statutory licensing for Airbnbs and some other tourist accommodation has got a frosty reception. The Welsh Government -...

10 July 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

Are There Too Many Holiday Homes? Census figures revealed

New data from the Office for National Statistics, based on the 2021 Census results, show growth in the number of holiday...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Survey shows widespread ignorance about interest rates

The results of a new survey show widespread ignorance about how interest rates work and about how the Bank of England’s...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents can keep growing in a challenging market

It’s no secret – 2023 is a difficult year for the property industry. While rising rents should lead to increased income...

07 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

5 regular checks to keep any rental portfolio in tip-top shape

Any lettings portfolio should receive ongoing care and maintenance. A disorganised portfolio, weighed down by junk data, loose ends or lax...

24 April 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Winkworth posts weak results despite robust lettings market

Winkworth has told its shareholders that the weak figures posted for 2022 are actually in line with management expectations. The franchise giant...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge staff churn as agents scramble for higher pay

Annual staff turnover in the property industry is nearing 30 per cent according to a survey by online agency Nested.  The most...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Forget Elon Musk - Agents told to adopt AI or fall behind

Twitter owner Elon Musk and 1,000 other technology leaders including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak have called for a pause on the...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Sean Hooker - Head of Redress for the Property Redress Scheme

Introduce yourself A: My name is Sean Hooker. I have worked for the HFIS group for sixteen years, originally helping set...

23 March 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Former Purplebricks lettings supremo joins rival agency

Spicerhaart has recruited the former head of lettings operations at Purplebricks to a regional role. Emma Fagan will be the new property...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove “driving the digitisation of the rental journey”

Rightmove says it’s helping to digitise the rental processes, making the process less fragmented and frustrating for agents.  In its trading statement...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New EPC every three years, suggests accreditation scheme

Energy Performance Certificates must change to properly support reaching net zero, tackling fuel poverty and improving buildings, according to an energy...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Are EPCs reliable for estimating energy efficiency?

Shocking new research shows that Energy Performance Certificates are inaccurate at best, useless at worst, and easily rigged. A Sunday Times report...

28 February 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

Purplebricks lettings division to be slashed as agency's failure deepens

The chief executive of Purplebricks, who eight weeks ago claimed to have “a plan to grow our lettings business”, is now...

20 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ “knowledge gap” presents opportunity for letting agents

Letting agents say the latest review of how Right To Rent has been carried out demonstrates “a knowledge gap” by landlords. This...

15 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

Disastrous Truss Budget still hurting market says leading lettings agency

Belvoir Group is continuing its long term success record but warns that the Liz Truss mini-Budget is still having a detrimental...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rival big-hitter agencies slug it out for lettings dominance

Two big-hitter agencies are slugging it out for lettings dominance in London, with both making announcements in a bid to cement...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

One-in-eight Purplebricks staff ‘to lose jobs this week’

Purplebricks is set to cut 10 per cent of its staff within hours according to The Times. The company is reportedly laying...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Most tenants satisfied with private rental accommodation

Over two thirds of tenants are satisfied with their private rented accommodation, a new survey shows. The finding comes in the results...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks Crunch Day - chairman survives key vote

Purplebricks chairman Paul Pindar has survived a challenge from a rebel investor - but shareholders appear split.  A company general meeting -...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boasts of lettings surge despite office closures

Keller Williams UK - which has seen market centre closures in recent months - insists that its lettings business KW Move...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Claims against Purplebricks for lettings problems could exceed £5m

Purplebricks has detailed the price it is paying for a lettings compliance blunder first spotted last year. It predicts that, at worst,...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove woos agents with personalised marketing videos

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

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech bid to supercharge social media for agents

A PropTech supplier is claiming that a new link with a Facebook expert will help supercharge the social media experience of...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Arrears are the big fear for 2023 - downbeat survey results

The downbeat results of a survey by a finance company suggest that half of tenants are worried that they will be...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

First time buyers shelve plans - so rental demand to stay high

A new survey from Aviva has revealed that over a million people may rule themselves out of the first-time buyer market,...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s never been more important to air your views on lettings

Does the lettings industry cater properly for agents' needs? There’s only one way of knowing – asking you directly. To find out...

14 November 2022

From: Sponsored Content

OnTheMarket claims a first with new listings filter

OnTheMarket claims it’s scoring a first amongst property portals in the creation of an ‘Accessible features’ search filter for users to...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents worry over landlords quitting rental sector

PropTech firms Goodlord and Vouch have released the findings of their annual State of the Lettings Industry survey. Some 2,600 agents, landlords...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket’s new features aim to boost lettings pipelines and leads

OnTheMarket Group says new functionality coming in the autumn will improve letting agents’ client relationships while generating leads and developing their...

02 September 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

Foxtons draws up shortlist of rival agencies it wants to buy

Foxtons has revealed that it has a pipeline of what it calls “lettings portfolio targets” - lettings books which it wants...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Floorplan firm claims higher rents for listings with its plans

A floorplan supplier to the agency industry claims such plans lead to higher rents for comparable properties. However, the sample used by...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Big rise in agencies suspecting financial crimes - claim

A company claims that some 18 per cent of property firms have seen a rise in criminals attempting to launder money...

18 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

Former online chief is regional lettings director for mainstream agency

The former head of operations at online agency Yopa has been named as East London area lettings director for haart. Andrie Neophytou...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency acquisition and sales service claims huge success in just months

Acquisition is one of the most frequently used words in the lettings sector now as large numbers of agencies are snapped...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents have got it wrong, insists tenants’ activist leader

A leading light in the Generation Rent group is disputing the findings of a Propertymark survey of letting agents.  Agents from businesses...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

High number of landlords claim agents charge too much

More than four in 10 landlords claim their letting agents charge too much - and one in six has been hit...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental reform may be bogged down after elections, warns supplier

Last month’s local election results could yet impact on the private rental sector, a prominent industry supplier claims. The Association of Independent...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Virtual tour company complains about low agency take up

A company providing virtual tours insists the technology delivers “undeniable results” but is still not used universally by agents. Virtual tours became...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Vote 2022 - today's elections could change course of rental reform

A leading lettings sector commentator believes today’s local elections may not directly change the private rental sector but could have a...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hot Market: many tenants pay above asking rents to secure properties

Average UK rents have increased for the sixth consecutive quarter - but some tenants are paying above the going rate to...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket ‘has responded to agent concerns over lettings’

The chief executive of OnTheMarket says recent changes to his portal demonstrate that he has taken on board agents’ calls for...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Staff retention advice to be shared by leading agent at webinar

The chief executive and founder of an award-winning sales and lettings brand is set to discuss the best practice approaches to...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents trade body teams up with pro-pets group for survey

Letting agents are to be quizzed to establish the true cost of damages to rental accommodation by tenants. The “What’s the damage?”...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agency claims most letting agents and clients ‘have issues’

An online lettings agency says two thirds of landlords and tenants have ‘issues’ with their agents - and substantial numbers claim...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

 Quit carping and criticising private rental sector, politicians told

The increasingly shrill anti-landlord rhetoric from some politicians is making it harder for tenants, claims a leading industry spokesman. John Blackwood, chief...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech supplier offers free and unlimited training on its platform

High profile PropTech supplier The Depositary is offering free and unlimited training for agents on its platform, beginning this week. A message...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants complain of slow on-boarding process by letting agents

Tenants are complaining that lengthy application processes at lettings agencies contribute to their frustration at missing available properties.  The results of a...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

12 new revenue streams are yours - if you ask the right question

A webinar being held tomorrow promises to demonstrate how letting agents who ask the right single question to their landlord clients...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New rules for un-vaccinated tenants living with those with Covid

The government is clamping down - at least a little - on unvaccinated tenants in some specific circumstances.  New guidelines issued by...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Lloyds surveys housing market ahead of huge rental investment

Lloyds Banking Group, which is known to be investing huge sums in the UK private rental sector, has published the results...

10 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Management Software: Top tips for busy letting agents

During the last year, the industry has experienced a rollercoaster of highs and lows as agents experienced rental peaks, stock shortages,...

24 November 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Automation key to agency businesses recovering from Covid  

Property should take a leaf from some other industries’ books and embrace increased automation to help the sector recover quicker and...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Biggest ever Build To Rent study claims sector is not over-priced

Results have been released of an analysis of over 20,000 Build To Rent tenants in over 15,000 homes across the UK...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - typical Airbnb rate in London as short-let sector rebounds

It’s been revealed by a short lets trade body that the typical Airbnb day rate in London in September was £151.40...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rental sector already cleaning up its act on EPCs, suggests bank

The private rental sector is already attempting to improve its EPC results according to research from Shawbrook Bank.  From 2025 new rules...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents change working hours to encourage greater staff well-being

Early results from a survey into wellbeing suggest that agents are changing their working practices to help staff have a greater...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Growing share of lettings management happens outside office hours

Research from lettings management software provider teclet shows how important 24/7 transactions are in the industry today. Results show that 33 per...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Demand soars as tenants leave parents and return to the market

‘Room wanted’ ads are currently outnumbering ads for ‘rooms available’ on flatshare site SpareRoom for only the third time in six...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Top Tory wants action at last on Arrears Tribunal proposal

A senior Conservative in Wales wants the Welsh Government to consider creating a housing tribunal in the light of rising tenant arrears. Janet Finch-Saunders,...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Smart renting - fifth of UK renters would pay over £1k more for tech-led homes

An industry poll has revealed that tech is now so important in our lives that a fifth of UK tenants say...

22 September 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech integration means anti-rental fraud help via agents’ CRM

Agents using Reapit now have access to tenant due diligence and guarantee firm Homeppl, which will assist in combating rental fraud. Homeppl...

03 August 2021

From: Breaking News

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