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KEYWORD "Savills" - 100 RESULTS
Alarm Bells for Build To Rent as building starts show huge slump

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

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market ‘back to the same size as before Covid’ - Savills

The UK housing market has returned to its pre-pandemic size, according to Savills analysis. Overall, the total value of the UK housing...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Towers up to 17 storeys for latest Build To Rent scheme

Southampton council has approved a big new Build To Rent scheme on the site of a disused gasworks. Hawkstone Properties Ltd and...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Hot Money now on August Interest Rate Cut

Inflation figures are down - but not as much as many analysts expected. The basic Consumer Price Index figure fell from 3.2%...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New location for long-standing Savills operation

Savills has moved to a new office in Petworth town centre, from which its lettings and other services will operate.  Savills, and...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - groups still lobbying for further changes

A coalition of higher education and student housing organisations have called on the government to make further changes to the Renters...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Tell Politicians - Stop Arguing and Repair Private Renting

Political parties should stop bickering and instead work together to improve the private rental sector. That’s the view of the Lettings industry...

17 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

Rental trade group rebrands in bid to win broader appeal

A group founded eight years ago to represent the Build To Rent niche has now rebranded in a bid to win...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents nearing ‘affordability ceiling’ - but no new supply in sight

Rents are approaching an affordability ceiling according to Savills - but the agency admits it doesn’t see substantial new supply on...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent cheerleaders complain about slow planning consents

The British Property Federation claims the time required for Build To Rent planning applications has significantly increased over the past decade...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent investment rockets, focussed on major cities

The latest Build To Rent report prepared by lettings agency Savills claims 2023 saw a total of £4.5 billion of investment...

01 February 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

Savills reveals new lettings chief in prime commuter hotspot

High end lettings agency Savills has appointed a new head of residential lettings for its offices in Beaconsfield and Amersham. Daniel Spratley...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

High-profile agent joins top table of Single Family Rental body

Rhodri Evans, director of land and new homes at Andrews Property Group, has been named as one of several industry figures...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills reveals which buy to let region it tips for best returns

Residential buy to let in the North West of England, London industrial property and retail warehouses are set to be the...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing minister backs Build To Rent

New housing minister Lee Rowley has spoken out in favour of Build To Rent. At the inaugural Build To Rent Innovators conference...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Affordability Crisis means rent rises cannot continue at this pace - Savills

Savills is warning that despite strong income growth, rising rents are stretching the finances of those in the private rental sector.  Savills...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Struggling Build To Rent again complains of cost and delivery problems

The latest annual report on Build To Rent in London again talks of issues with costs and delivery. A report from the...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

High end agency’s new office in busy rental destination

Savills has moved into a new office in Bath, occupying over 2,500 square feet in a prominent on a prominent shopping...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New lettings director arrives from arch rival agency

Savills has appointed Marielle Papadopoullos as head of lettings in its key Hampstead office.  Papadopoullos, who joins as a director, has over...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Chief executive takes credit for Foxtons dramatic turnaround

The chief executive of Foxtons, who has been in the job exactly one year, now claims the company has enjoyed “incredible...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Market Showing - prime rental growth starting to moderate

Rental growth in prime regional markets has started to slow, following runaway growth over the past three years. That’s the view from...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash investors snap up prime London flats from fleeing landlords

Prime London markets are proving more resilient to rising interest rates than their mainstream equivalents, says Savills. Prices in prime central London...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent starts crash after strong earlier period

The number of completed Build to Rent homes in the UK has increased 13 per cent in the past year to...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

High end agency’s new lettings head has 20 years local experience

Savills has announced a new head of its lettings department in its Bishops Park office in Fulham. Christina McLean steps into the...

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

Prime London rental growth starts to slow - Savills

Prime London’s rental growth has started to slow on an annual basis, according to the latest Savills prime lettings index. But the...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Bad to disastrous’ - sharp fall in private rental listings

New research shows a 41 per cent reduction in the number of London properties available for private rent since the Covid-19...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent for seniors - retirement housing specialist reveals bid

Retirement housing specialist Pegasus wants to become a big player in Build To Rent and has employed the  Savills agency to...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Smaller properties drive prime London rental growth

Prime London rents picked up again over the first three months of this year, says Savills. Rental prices are up 1.4 per...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agencies unveil impressive new office locations

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

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation for rental sector lags behind owner occupation

Figures out this morning from high end agency Savills shows a 5.1 per cent increase in capital appreciation on average across...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency’s new dedicated lettings team for rejuvenated London area

Agency launches dedicated lettings team for rejuvenated London area Savills has launched a dedicated residential lettings office in an area of prime...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

London’s last hurrah - double digit rent rises halved this year

Prime rental growth in London ended 2022 up 10.9 per cent on the year, according to Savills prime lettings index, as...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

High end market stronger than expected, agency tells investors

A statement to shareholders by the Savills lettings and estate agency admits that it under-estimated how strong the high end prime...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Take That, Gove! Agents and landlords deliver warning letter

A warning letter signed by 330 major players in the private rental sector has been delivered to Housing Secretary Michael Gove. The...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Leading agent writes to Gove with ‘lay off the rental sector’ message

A prominent letting agent has written an open letter to Housing Secretary Michael Gove, calling for a halt on government attacks...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

As You Were! Rate rise won’t change market dynamics - Rightmove

Rightmove says yesterday’s Bank of England base rate rise to 3.5 per cent - the ninth hike in as many Bank...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency names new lettings supremo in key London branch

Savills has promoted Sophie Candlin, a negotiator in its south west London Teddington office, to become its head of lettings. She takes...

05 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency figure warns government not to scare off landlords

A senior Savills figure, who chairs the trade body known as The Lettings Industry Council, has issued a warning to the...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Solar panel installations boom in push for improved EPCs

As energy prices have increased 70 per cent in the UK this year, so more homeowners have fitted small-scale solar panel...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Areas furthest from London will fare least badly, predicts Savills

Savills, which at the end of last week released a gloomy forecast predicting a 10 per cent price drop for average...

07 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills adds to gloom with forecast of major price falls next year

Savills is the latest agency to suggest significant house price falls next year - although in its long-range forecast it says...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Sunak in No 10 - Sigh of relief from agents and industry

There seems to be an industry-wide sigh of relief that Rishi Sunak has become Prime Minister. His coronation marks the end of...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency makes lavish claim for future growth of Build To Rent

The advocates of Build To Rent have made another ambitious target for the sector’s growth.  Research from the British Property Federation and...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents welcome Hunt tax change - but who knows what’s coming?

Propertymark’s chief executive Nathan Emerson has welcomed the dramatic government U-turn on taxes - but most importantly has retained the stamp...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

London rentals market - prime areas boom, commuter belt slows

Prime London rental growth reached 14.0 per cent in the year to the end of September according to Savills, but the...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Larger homes taking bigger share of Build To Rent market - new figures

Increased demand and investor appetite for purpose built Single Family Rental schemes have seen this niche market grow at scale, according...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze already damaging key rental investment - claim

The Times says some Build to Rent investment has been paused as a result of the rent freeze imposed by the...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Homelessness spike threat as private rents soar even higher - claim

London faces a possible homelessness spike this winter due to the cost-of-living crisis and increases in private rents, a group of...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New lettings guru named for agency’s key London office

Savills London has promoted Charlotte Whitmarsh to head of lettings in the Wimbledon office.  She steps into her new position with seven...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Capital appreciation in prime rentals will be best outside southern England

Capital appreciation over the next five years amongst properties in prime areas of cities and countryside will be strongest in the...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad news for investors as Central London recovery slows - Savills

Buy to let and other investors hoping for a rapid recovery in the prime central London market are likely to be...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Strong growth stats for Build To Rent completions and pipeline

The Build to Rent sector has grown by 14 per cent in the year to the end of the first quarter...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Urban capital appreciation fights back after rural price rises

House price growth in prime country and coastal locations is beginning to plateau after two years of runaway growth, with urban...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents roar ahead of pre-pandemic levels in prime areas

Rental growth continues to roar ahead across prime areas of London, according to Savills. Prime London rental values increased a further 3.3...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New co-owner of busy lettings branch is IT expert

The Shepherd’s Bush office has the largest lettings portfolio of all the Winkworth offices across the capital - and now it...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Charge! On-street car parking could add premiums to rents

New research by Savills suggests that on-street car parking could increase both the capital values and rental potential of properties. The agency...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency grows SW London network with 10th residential lettings branch

An agency has opened its 10th residential lettings office in south west London. The new Savills branch, which will also handle sales,...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls threat under discussion at Rightmove event

Rightmove’s April webinars for agents continue today with Daryl Mcintosh, Policy Manager at Propertymark, giving a legal and compliance update for...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock as lettings PropTech firm backs Labour call for rent freeze

A PropTech supplier to the lettings industry that has just signed a deal with OnTheMarket has come out in support of...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

 Lettings industry body joins forces with trade group

The Lettings Industry Council - which arguably has a low profile with agents - has become an industry partner of another...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

 Franchise agency opens latest branch as part of London expansion

Franchise estate agency chain Winkworth has expanded its presence in prime south west London with the opening of a new Wimbledon office. The new...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent backers jump on government Levelling Up bandwagon

The trade body which serves as a cheer leader for Build To Rent says the niche sector is part of the...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

More buy to let and Build To Rent new-builds ‘will help developers recover’

Savills says an increase in the number of new builds bought for buy to let and other property investment will help...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Pandemic rental trends are here to stay, says leading agency

The rush for space to work and relax at home will still dominate the rental market for the short term at...

28 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents hit back at Labour Mayor’s demand for rent controls

ARLA Propertymark has hit back at a demand from London Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan that he be given the powers to...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Commuter Belt rental market stronger than London, says agency

For the first time since the beginning of the pandemic rents across all prime London regions saw a return to positive...

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour demands powers to control private rents

London’s Labour Mayor, Sadiq Khan, has made a new call for power to cap private rents. He’s claimed that rents in the...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Herd Immunity? For agents and 100 elephants, it’s a walk in the park…

An estate agency has sponsored an eco-art exhibition that involves 100 life-sized elephant sculptures in a central London park. Savills has sponsored...

22 June 2021

From: Breaking News

London commuter belt rental market still performing strongly

Rents across the wider London commuter belt continued to rise in the first three months of the year, according to a...

26 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents demand radical overhaul of eco-targets for rental sector

Agents and other industry players have penned an open letter to government demanding a radical overhaul of targets for energy efficiency in the...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s Time To Talk About PropTech

Real estate as an industry has remained unchallenged throughout all of these years. For the industry worth more than 217 trillion...

19 March 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Rental property capital values likely to soar in next five years

An assessment by Savills suggests capital values - including those for properties in the lettings sector - are likely to soar...

10 March 2021

From: Breaking News

New property ID system aims to identify rogue buy to lets

A new property identification system which has won the backing of ARLA Propertymark and substantial parts of the industry has said...

15 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Auction success vindicates agency’s move to live-stream format

High end agency Savills says it’s raised over £270m in nine auctions this year, with an average sold price of over...

22 December 2020

From: Breaking News

BTR market snapshot shows continued growth but London lagging

The latest Build To Rent snapshot up to late summer shows the number of BTR homes in stages of planning across...

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

How can agents work with property price data and indices?

Staying on top of the numbers and figures in a constantly changing industry can be stressful. Changing property prices can be...

28 October 2020

From: Proptech & Innovation

Buy to let bidders help virtual auctions hit new highs

Savills latest remote auction in 2020 saw £40m raised with 90 lots sold bringing the total value of property sold in 2020...

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Tenants shouldn’t always pay their own removal costs - commission

A commission investigating affordable homes in the UK has called for annual private sector rent increases to be limited to a...

05 May 2020

From: Breaking News

Anti-agent activists defy lockdown and vandalise branch office

Two lettings agencies have been vandalised by activists who defied the Coronavirus lockdown to damage property. Local media reports in Cheltenham say...

26 March 2020

From: Breaking News

More guidance and advice to the agency industry - Conquering Corona

We'd hoped it was good news but in fact it's just good-news-yet-to-come. The Savills office in Wuhan, the epicentre of the Coronavirus crisis in...

26 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Prime London lettings market back in the black says Savills

The prime London lettings market has returned to growth after three years of falling rents, according to new five-year forecasts from...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

2020 and beyond set to be strong for buy to let market

There’s been an upbeat prediction on the lettings market given by leading market commentator Lucian Cook, head of residential research at...

02 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Rents to accelerate in 2020 according to surveyors

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has given a brief but optimistic assessment of the private rental market for next year. “As...

24 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Yet more reforms for rental sector to be debated at conference

Welsh housing minister Julie James is to address agents, landlords and other property professionals at the Residential Landlord Association’s Future Renting...

05 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Halloween pics and vids: lettings agencies’ tricks are a treat

In recent days we’ve been running images and videos from Halloween-decorated offices over on our sister publication Estate Agent Today -...

31 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Huge 20% jump in number of Build To Rent units in just one year

Research by the British Property Federation shows that there are now 148,046 build-to-rent homes complete, under construction or in planning across...

24 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Rental management now offered by prime central London buying agency

A relatively new firm in the crowded central London buying agency market is expanding into property management. Aykroyd & Co was launched...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Two new services for agents emphasise use of Artificial Intelligence

A new white-labelled outsourced lettings management service is launching today, claiming to undercut all rivals. F%ur - a brand from 4percentproperty -...

15 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Ditch licensing and introduce Property Passports, says lettings chief

The concept of a so-called rental property passport would rapidly improve the quality of accommodation and landlords, and would be far...

12 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Rates, yields, demand and tax - reasons why holiday lets are booming

A holiday lets and short-term lettings market boom can be put down to a combination of four reasons, according to specialist...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

120,000 buy to let mortgages redeemed since 2016 SDLT surcharge

Savills says some 120,000 buy to let mortgages have been redeemed since the launch of the additional homes stamp duty surcharge...

24 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Savills launches lettings division in top buy to let hotspot

Savills has launched a new residential lettings service in one of the country’s most successful buy to let and investment locations...

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

London rents 'on pause' until Brexit fog clears, says Savills

Rental values in prime London show early signs of bottoming out, says Savills, with the annual rate of falls now at...

18 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Huge surge in Build To Rent: problem or opportunity for letting agents?

There has been a massive surge in the volume of lettings properties under construction for the burgeoning Built To Rent sector. Data...

18 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Lettings supply to plummet and rents set to rise over next five years

Some broadly good news to end the week - rents are predicted to grow 13.7 per cent in the next five...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Savills on buying spree as it snaps up northern independents

Savills has announced two acquisitions in the north west, one of an agency and one of an individual branch.  The agency being...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Big surge in Build To Rent homes complete or in the pipeline

The British Property Federation says there are now 124,037 Build To Rent homes complete, under construction and in planning across the...

09 July 2018

From: Breaking News

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