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Local man with global experience takes over branch franchise

Stephen Castellani has been confirmed as the new owner of Martin & Co’s Tonbridge office, taking the reins from Robert Gordon-James...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Ceilings Have Been Reached - agency's stark warning

The chief executive of one of Britain’s largest franchise agency chains is warning that rents may no longer be able to...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

TV Property Guru to give keynote speech at Propertymark One

TV property guru and Move iQ founder Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One this year, the trade...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Acquisition of agency network, 60 staff and 1,100 lettings portfolio

An agency has snapped up a substantial regional firm involving 60 staff, 1,100 properties under management, as well as commercial, new...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agencies merge lettings teams and set up Joint Venture operation

Two agencies are merging their lettings operations and launching a Joint Venture company to enable continued growth in their respective areas...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons To Be Sold? Media speculation grows

Lettings giant Foxtons has hired merger and acquisition bankers from Rothschild following pressure from shareholders to sell itself for £160m, the...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech: Foxtons to extend digital lettings service into sales

Foxtons says it wants to extend what it calls its “full digitisation of the lettings journey” to its sales side, as...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond acquires another regional agency

Lomond - a firm that now calls itself “one of the UK’s largest acquirers of estate and letting agency businesses” -...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket expansion continues as it signs large multi-branch agency

Seymours, one of the largest independent agency networks operating in the South East of England, is to advertise its lettings and sales...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents Under Pressure in parts of London, admits top agency

Supply has continued to build while demand remained steady, which increased downwards pressure on rents in the first quarter of 2024...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents say 10 renters to every one property to let

The number of new prospective tenants registered per Propertymark member branch decreased from 97 in January to 89 in February -...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark says space running out for stands at ‘the big one’

The UK’s largest multi-disciplinary property conference - Propertymark One in association with Rightmove - is in June and the organisers claim...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency warns on landlords’ and tenants’ differing rent expectations

Prime London rental values ticked up 0.3% over the first three months of 2024, according to Savills, as the market continues...

04 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

Massive PropTech boost from Rightmove and finance institutions

Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest and Rightmove have announced a strategic investment in Coadjute, a prominent PropTech business.  This is the first...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency set up in a front room will stay in family ownership

The founder of an agency which started life in a front room is handing the family firm over to her son...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Long-established agency rebrands by taking parent company’s name

Burns & Webber, a long-established name in the Surrey property market, is rebranding by adopting its parent company’s name, Curchods.  The four...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Helpline and legal advisors hailed as major success

Propertymark says its Lettings Helpline for agent members in England and Wales has become “an essential membership benefit for dealing with...

28 March 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

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

Franchisee doubles rental stock by acquiring nearby branch

Long-standing Hunters franchisee Adrian Lawrence has grown his lettings business by a massive 200% after acquiring the portfolio of nearby Hunters...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Homes Under The Hammer - good times are here for auctions

There appears to be more evidence that these are good times for auctions. Network Auctions says it’s witnessed a sales surge, with...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Material Information - new digital tool aims to help letting agents

The Open Property Data Association has released a new version of its property data standards framework to help letting agents comply...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Boutique agency snaps up rivals and has cash to buy more

A boutique agency with branches in prime central and south west London has expanded its lettings operation by acquiring two agencies...

25 March 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

Growing agency claims it’s in UK’s top three per cent

Birmingham property agency Davidson Estates has completed the first of what it pledges to be a number of acquisitions with the...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Get On With It! - agents say Bank should cut rates now

Propertymark is telling the Bank of England that now is the perfect time to cut base rate and trigger wider interest...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government figures show another sharp rent rise

Average UK private rents increased by 9.0% in the 12 months to February 2024 according to the Office for National Statistics. This...

21 March 2024

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Give tax perks to renters to help them buy, urges think-tank

A think tank is urging the UK government to consider tax perks for private renters to help them save faster for...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Investor and landlord purchases rise, despite soaring taxes

The largest lettings agency in Scotland says purchases by landlords and other investor buyers in that country have risen sharply despite...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency - new RICS standard for agents to launch this year

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched a new Residential Retrofit Standard in a bid to help the housing industry...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner for pair of franchised Lettings offices

Two of Martin & Co’s Oxfordshire branches are under new ownership. David Rebe has taken on the Oxford and Thame branches from...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Crunch Week ahead for interest rates and inflation

Latest inflation figures are announced on Wednesday and the Bank of England makes its next base rate decision on Thursday. The Office...

15 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

Family-owned agency signs up to deposit alternative supplier

Family-owned agency Boydens has signed a deal to offer deposit alternative service Reposit to landlord clients. Paul Buck, a representative of Boydens,...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Right To Buy cash ‘stolen’ by government will worsen rental crisis

An umbrella group called London Councils has expressed “extreme concern” at the government’s decision to stop letting local authorities keep money...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons uses Connells link to woo investor buyers

Hamptons has launched a residential investment department - and it’s using the sister Connells brand to give new homes more exposure...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchisee snaps up rival independent after 14 years

A Hunters franchisee has made his first acquisition - after 14 years. Lester Hurst, who has owned the Otley and Ilkley branches...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mainstream lettings agency diversifies into short-lets management

A holiday lettings agency and an estate agent in a tourist hotspot have joined forces.  Suffolk Coastal will continue with its sales...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Carbon Neutral Claim by large lettings and sales agency group

Leaders Romans Group claims to have achieved carbon neutrality for a second consecutive year.  A statement claims LRG has undertaken “several notable...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

TV presenter to hand out awards at agents’ conference and ceremony

A TV presenter with experience of property shows - Laura Hamilton - will be presenting the gongs at the Annual Guild...

06 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

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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Agency launches Platinum Homes service for high-end lettings

Home Counties agency Bridges today launches Platinum Homes, which it describes as “a bespoke sales and lettings service catering to premium...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency acquires lettings portfolio from liquidated competitor

Glasgow agency Rosevale Letting has significantly increased its portfolio of managed properties after acquiring letting properties from a competitor, Ross Sales...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech: New Lettings Progression function for agents - and soon

Alto says it’s introducing new Lettings Progression functionality which will roll out in the first half of this year - so...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Property management qualifications - two agents' success stories

Karen Stanley of Stanley Strategic Consultants, and Filomena Crolla of Domus Stay are the first students to pass the highest level...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

New analysis of LGBTQ+ inclusion in the agency industry

Propertymark is launching the latest phase of its research into diversity in the agency sector. Last year it worked with the University...

27 February 2024

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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

Large family-run regional agency snaps up independent rival

Pattinson Estate Agency has taken over a local firm on Teesside. The agency taken over is Browns Estate Agents in Stockton and...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Leaders Romans Group recruits heavyweight to lead financial services surge

Tom Davies has started with Leaders Romans Group as the company’s first group financial services managing director. This new position coincides with...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency’s London expansion taps into growing foreign investment

Lettings, property management and sales agency Johns&Co - which celebrates its 10th year in business in 2024 - is opening a...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Third independent lettings operation snapped up by franchisee

Long-standing lettings franchisee Kevin Hall has snapped up a third independent agency in his town. Hall, who has run the Ashford branch...

15 February 2024

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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

Regulating agents will make property ownership more transparent - claim

Propertymark says the regulation of property agents and the creation of a statutory Code of Practice can improve the transparency of...

14 February 2024

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Private rental demand to soar if bankrupt council ends social housing

Birmingham’s Labour council is considering closing its social housing waiting list to new applicants - and this is likely to trigger...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fast-expanding agency reveals 10th acquisition in six years

Expanding agency group My Property Box has completed its 10th acquisition in six years, buying Teesside lettings and property investment specialist...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

70 Not Out! Agency celebrates seven decades of service

Lettings and sales agency Gascoines is this week celebrating 70 years of serving the property market in Nottinghamshire. Founded by Doug Gascoine...

08 February 2024

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Lomond announces another regional rental portfolio acquisition

Lomond has snapped up another rental portfolio. It’s been acquired from the Rendall & Rittner Sales & Letting agency which had a...

07 February 2024

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Propertymark’s ringing endorsement for Material Information changes

Propertymark’s property auction division - NAVA - has given ringing endorsement to the Material Information changes demanded under new Trading Standards...

05 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

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Agent says rents set to fall as economy returns to near-normal

A buying agent claims that rents could finally be tailing off despite some indices showing rises still taking place. According to Rightmove,...

05 February 2024

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Irish agency snaps up UK independent lettings and sales firm

One of the Republic of Ireland's largest agency chains, Sherry Fitzgerald, has snapped up Belfast independent Simon Brien Residential, known as...

05 February 2024

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Former Foxtons boss to give masterclass on agents’ higher fees

The former Foxtons managing director Peter Rollings is to give agent a masterclass in obtaining higher lettings and sales fees. Rollings will...

02 February 2024

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Voids and rents show market “isn’t cooling down anytime soon”

Rents have risen seven per cent in the past year while voids have lengthened in the past month - although remain...

02 February 2024

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Wealthy tenants demand prime rental units ‘with highest spec’

A prominent lettings agency is advising landlords to fit out homes in prime locations to the same high specification as if...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Over-50 year old first time buyers show significant increase

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New Year Bounce - strong start to 2024 housing market says Zoopla

A return of pent-up demand and mortgage rates falling below five per cent have boosted the start of the year for...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Supply-Demand imbalance eases in prime areas - and rents stall

Savills says prime rental growth across London and the country has stalled for the first time in almost three years. In prime...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons heavily reliant on lettings to stay in the black

Foxtons’ unaudited end-of-year trading statement makes no bones about it - the lettings division saved the agency’s bacon in 2023. It suffered...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency enters partnership with deposit alternative service

Reposit is the latest deposit alternative service to announce strategic partnerships with agencies - the latest signings are Symonds & Sampson,...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Government takes stake in property investment PropTech platform

The UK government has taken an equity stake in the rental investment platform Shojin through the conversion of a pandemic-era loan...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing agency group snaps up three regional agencies

Leaders Romans Group has acquired three major lettings, sales and surveying businesses operating multiple branches across London, Surrey, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire. The...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Thousands of lettings agencies in financial distress - new figures

Thousands of lettings and estate agencies, and other property businesses, are in ‘critical’ or ‘significant’ financial distress, it’s been claimed. The latest...

23 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

Shock figure reveals tax burden paid by private rental sector

Property taxes in Scotland exceeded £600m over the last year according to analysis of the latest statistics by the country’s largest...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

TV Host to repeat agents’ conference compering gig

TV host Jenni Falconer is to reprise her role as compere of Propertymark’s ‘One Conference’ when it’s repeated at London’s ExCel...

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

Big mortgage rate cuts likely this year - agency revises forecast

Knight Frank has revised its housing market forecasts for 2024, just two weeks into the new year. It’s done this on the...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Artificial Intelligence and Client Money Security - free webinar tomorrow

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

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants flee cities as high rents push them to outer areas

A severe shortage of properties to rent, fierce competition to secure the homes that are available, and rising rental prices led...

11 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

Self-employed agency marks major expansion into rentals

Self employed agency brand Harding Green, which majors on London and prime country markets, says it’s grown significantly in the lettings...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency with £350m of property under management opens new branch

An agency which currently has £350m of property under management and boasts a 98 per cent client retention rate, has opened...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns that Rwanda controversy could force early election

Knight Frank has taken the unusual step of warning that Tory splits over Rwanda and immigration could force an early election...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

10-branch brand and thousands of lets become part of fast-growing agency

Lomond has more than doubled its footprint spanning the South Coast after a major deal involving a 10 branch agency, Beal's. Beal’s employs...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mystery Shopping key to improving agency service - claim

The Guild of Property Professionals has given its backing to the concept of mystery shopping as a way of improving agents’...

04 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

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

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

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

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency snapped up by Chestertons parent company

The company which acquired London-focussed agency Chestertons in October has now snapped up another lettings and sales operation. This latest purchase is...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More acquisitions in 2024 says fast-growing agency group

Lomond has announced one more acquisition in the North West of England - the 17th it has completed in the region...

28 December 2023

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

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

Top agent senses change of mood in rental market

One of Britain’s leading agents - former RICS residential chairman Jeremy Leaf - says he is seeing a change of mood...

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

Over 90% of homes could meet EPC rating C or higher - claim

A major property industry supplier claims that the housing sector could meet government targets to improve the Energy Performance Certificate ratings for homes.  Landmark...

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

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