x
By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.
KEYWORD "Security" - 100 RESULTS
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

Section 21 to be scrapped by Labour immediately

Labour’s manifesto, just released, makes a pledge to enact the “immediate” abolition of Section 21 eviction powers, along with other private...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Deposit Alternative firm joins Propertymark suppliers list

A deposit alternative service has been added to Propertymark’s industry supplier list. Tenants can purchase a Zero Deposit Guarantee from £7.50 upwards...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour’s big idea to shift first time buyers from rental sector

Labour is launching a new Freedom to Buy scheme to get 80,000 young people on the housing ladder, over the next...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Councils ‘must take over ex-private rental Right To Buy flats’

A pro-tenant group wants the next government to take Right To Buy properties back to public ownership when they come up...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning To Labour - Rent Controls Just Won’t Work

If Labour plans to bring in rent controls they won’t work, a property association has warned.  The National Association of Property Buyers...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Beef Up Renters Reform Bill to stop even more evictions - call

A charity claims that new official figures on rent rises will “create more worry among private renters.” StepChange charity is referring to...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

What about Rental Reform? Labour puts issue on the back burner

Despite once claiming it would abolish Section 21 evictions “on its first day in office”, Labour appears to have gone cool...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour split as MP defies party policy and calls for rent controls

A Labour MP is calling for rent controls to be introduced, with powers for councils to tweak them as they see...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter demands “overhaul” of Renters Reform Bill

Campaigning charity Shelter is demanding an overhaul of the Renters Reform Bill, which will shortly begin its passage through the House...

01 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

Get On With It - major agency tells government to reform renting

A major agency has told the government to get on with ensuring the Renters Reform Bill is passed into law as...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Call by Labour MPs in defiance of party policy

Five Labour MPs have put forward an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons calling for rent controls - even...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Online firm launches budget “self-service” lettings platform

An online lettings platform claims to have launched the first “end-to-end self-service lettings platform” which could save landlords around £3,800. Hello Neighbour...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Angry tenant groups slam Renters Reform Bill changes

Tenant groups and charities reacted angrily over the Easter weekend to the proposed changes to the Renters Reform Bill being advocated...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenant awareness of Renters Reform Bill very low, says charity

The substantial majority of tenants are completely unaware of the Renters Reform Bill, it’s been alleged. A survey of over 2,000 private...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Changes to Renters Reform Bill after Easter

The government has written to Conservative MPs promising changes to the Renters Reform Bill to ease concerns over its anti-landlord bias. Jacob...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New London rental licensing regime launches next week

A new borough-wide landlord licensing scheme is set to launch in the London borough of Brent on April 1, the council...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Expelled! Agency kicked out by Ombudsman for just £1,100

A lettings agency has been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme following itsfailure to pay £1,100 out of an adjudicated award...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Low level of landlord awareness about Reform Bill contents

The removal of Section 21 notices and the end of fixed-term tenancies are the two issues that concern landlords the most,...

21 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

No scrapping fixed term tenancies - new appeal over Renters Reform Bill

Propertymark has emphasised the importance of retaining fixed term tenancies under the Renters Reform Bill. Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson met Housing...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory MP reported to bring Renters Reform Bill “to brink of collapse”

A national newspaper says the Renters Reform Bill is “on the brink of collapse” as Tory MPs are divided on their...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill threat to student accommodation, say experts

New research suggests that a majority of the British public believe the government should be doing more to support students find...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill should include regulating letting agents, says Propertymark

Propertymark will appear in front of the House of Lords’ Industry and Regulators Committee tomorrow morning, urging the regulation of lettings...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Older Persons charity hits out over Renters Reform Bill rumours

A charity providing support for older people facing financial hardship has hit out at the government over rumours concerning the Renters...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour has waded into the increasingly-fractious debate over the Renters Reform Bill. Activists in groups such as the Renters Reform Coalition and...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons says Build To Rent has vast growth potential as tenants age

Foxtons says the Build To Rent sector has vast growth potential - and even now in its infancy it is enjoying...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

One in nine renters using foodbanks - industry supplier’s claim

A lettings industry supplier claims one in nine renters use foodbanks. A survey of tenants, commissioned by Zero Deposit, found that just...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto announces link-up with deposit alternative supplier

Agency software service Alto has announced a new integration with Zero Deposit.  Research by Zero Deposit shows that 65 per cent of...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental scams could soar as AI spreads, warns industry figure

A prominent industry expert says lettings agents and other property sector insiders should be extra-vigilant over cybersecurity breaches. Neil Cobbold, managing director...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional lettings group launches enhanced property management service

Arun Estates - parent company of 100 branches in south east England, including brands Cubitt & West, Douglas Allen, Pittis and...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

AI - many agents are optimistic about Artificial Intelligence

Almost half of more than 400 letting agents quizzed for a new study have expressed their optimism about the impact of...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Is the government deliberately delaying the Renters Reform Bill?

The long-awaited Third Reading of the controversial Renters Reform Bill will not happen this week according to the Leader of the...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour bid to regulate agents welcomed by major industry body

The Property Institute has welcomed a Labour Party move to introduce the regulation of property agents across much of the sector. Tabled...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Breaches of tenant data must be taken more seriously by agents - ARLA

ARLA Propertymark has urged letting agents to take breaches of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s  data protection principle regarding GDPR seriously.   The call comes...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill causing unease amongst investors - agency

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

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrapping Section 21 can’t come quickly enough, says charity

Homelessness charity Crisis says the long-standing government pledge to scrap Section 21 eviction powers can’t come soon enough. The charity has backed...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents list major problems with Renters Reform Bill

Propertymark has set out its pro-agency position on a range of issues contained in the Renters Reform Bill, currently trundling through...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How investing in a CRM is the best way to NTS compliance

I think we can all agree that the National Trading Standards Material Information reforms are a good thing for the property...

06 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Rent Protection feature launched for agents and landlords

PropTech specialist Vouch has launched a Rent Protection feature, designed to help landlords access cover to mitigate the risk of unpaid rent. The feature...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Super-Rich rent as they baulk at high Stamp Duty purchase costs

More multi-millionaires and billionaires are choosing to rent super-prime homes in London, rather than purchase, reveals a new wealth report Beauchamp Estates’...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill part of ‘brighter future for UK’ claims Sunak

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says the Renters Reform Bill will be mentioned in today’s King’s Speech - and is part of...

07 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

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

PropTech boss makes 22 amendments to Renters Reform Bill

A leading PropTech entrepreneur has written to MPs outlining detailed plans that he believes would ensure the controversial Renters Reform Bill...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - lettings firm breaks ranks with industry

A lettings and property management platform has broken ranks with much of the industry over the Renters Reform Bill.  While most agents...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Older tenants need Renters Reform Bill insists pressure group

Older private renters must have their voices heard In support of the Renters Reform Bill. That’s the view of Joanna Elson, chief...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fined for bullying tenants it wanted to illegally evict

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

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Many want to go self-employed - but do the figures add up?

At a time when the agency industry is being wooed by new self employed business models, a new survey suggests most...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents sign up to niche property management service

A lettings service called Smarter Rent is partnering with agents and developers to provide what it calls ”“an innovative property rental...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge number of renters struggle to make payments - Which?

An estimated seven million UK households are struggling to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments, Which? warns, with millions...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls at heart of Shelter’s General Election manifesto

Shelter has published what it calls a General Election manifesto with rent controls at its heart. Called The Way Home: a manifesto to...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Scrap Renters Reform Bill!  Leading agent makes dramatic plea

A prominent agent has called on politicians to scrap the Renters Reform Bill . He says it’s “ill thought-through and would be...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry figure claims scrapping S21 isn’t so very bad…

The government should “just get on with implementing the Renters Reform Bill” an industry figure says.  Jonathan Rolande of the National Association...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New agency sources, refurbs and lets properties to renters

A lettings service called Smarter Rent claims to be “an innovative property rental agency with a difference” which lets high quality...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill attacked by another legal expert

Millions of UK landlords will be adversely affected by the Renters Reform Bill, a solicitor warns - the latest law expert...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark's legal plea to government - ‘be fair to rental sector’

Propertymark has issued another plea to the government to be fair to the private rental sector - this time regarding a...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb “nightmare” as residents complain about short let parties

A planning committee meeting discussion on an application for 100 new apartments in Manchester turned into a forum for complaints about...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Evictions set to take longer and cost more from today

The new Housing Loss Prevention Advice Service kicks in today - it offers early legal advice, free of charge, to anyone...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Charity slams government over gap between rents and benefits

Crisis, the homelessness charity, has slammed the government over the growing gap between housing benefit levels and even the lower end...

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

Show Green! Tenants want agents to display eco-credentials

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

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - would a General Election make it or break it?

The head of a consultancy that handles lettings agency acquisition has given her views on what a General Election might mean...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark reveals new ARLA leader and other top table names

Propertymark has revealed its latest top table of elected and unelected spokespeople forming its new leadership team. The new chair of the...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Grudging support for agents strictly observing Fees Ban

A campaign group of activists says there have been only “few reports of dodgy behaviour” by agents and landlords in the...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Key reasons why agents use IT revealed by PropTech survey

A new survey reveals that the safety of client funds is one of the key reasons why letting agents look to...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill needs to be even tougher - claim

The Nationwide Foundation - a charitable foundation founded by the Nationwide Building Society - says the Renters Reform Bill should be...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour must fund councils to buy private rental homes - expert’s call

A prominent housing journalist says Labour should fund councils to buy homes directly from private landlords to rapidly increase the size...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Activists threaten action if rental reform ‘does not deliver’

Shelter is telling the government it “must deliver” on the revolution it pledges under the Renters Reform Bill. Chief executive Polly Neate...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Politicians told to do more to help tenants on benefits

Propertymark has told a group of MPs that many benefit recipients are excluded from the private rented sector due to the...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - just a delay or a major rethink?

The government has back-tracked on its decision to publish the long-awaited Renters Reform Bill this week. The Mirror newspaper reports that “procedural issues”...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer links with Build To Rent trade body

Move iQ, the consumer-facing online service operated by TV property guru Phil Spencer, is linking with the Build To Rent trade...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Compliance expert slams unnamed non-compliant agents

A compliance expert is criticising unnamed agencies for risking fines “and wasting time and money” by relying on inadequate compliance reporting...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents in the frame as fraud compliance measures beefed up

Corrupt elites and criminal gangs who abuse the property and financial sectors will be identified and stripped of their cash, the...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Speculation grows about future changes to EPCs

Speculation is growing that the deadline for the private rental sector to meet new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for new tenants...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New PropTech products launched for letting agents

HomeLet has launched a product to help combat tenancy fraud, which it claims has seen a 36 per cent rise since...

14 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

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

MPs' idea for Rental Sector Ombudsman slammed by letting agents

Propertymark has hit out at a proposal from a group of MPs that there should be a single Ombudsman covering the...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Make evictions even tougher to execute - Baroness speaks out

The activist group Generation Rent is backing a call by MPs for the government to tighten up proposals to scrap Section...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Less Work! PropTech integration claims to cut admin for agents

Prop-tech platform OpenBrix has revealed a strategic partnership with a digital identity provider, Yoti.  Through its app tlyfe, the collaboration will enable tenants...

09 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

PropTech integration claims to save letting agents time

Another PropTech application is being integrated with the Tenancy Deposit Scheme API. The integration is with Apex 27 which claims its mission...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour launches major review of private rental sector

The Labour Party is to launch a major review of the private rental sector, led by the head of a London...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze U-turn welcomed by leading agent

Ruling politicians in Scotland have agreed that from April private rents can rise by 3.0 per cent in a 12 month period...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Fake letting agencies created to avoid identifying landlord

A landlord has pleaded guilty to four offences which involved the creation of fake letting agencies in order to help him...

13 January 2023

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

Lettings gurus head first Women in Estate Agency conference

The Women In Estate Agency group is holding its first conference in London in March, where lettings industry gurus will be...

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

Ignore Critics!  Rental reform popular with vast majority of industry - claim

The large majority of players in the lettings industry wants the rental reform programme outlined by the government, an agent claims. Laura...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords can now lease property through a local council

A new scheme offering landlords the opportunity to lease property through a local authority has been launched.   Leasing Scheme Wales: Gwynedd gives...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket reveals another new offer in bid to win agent members

OnTheMarket is today revealing another deal for agents - and this time it’s with insurance broker Simply Business. There are four new...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists delighted at abolition of Section 21

Campaigners who turned on the Prime Minister on Tuesday were cock-a-hoop just 24 hours later when Liz Truss did another U-turn...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

The insider threat – 5 ways PayProp secures your letting agency

According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, organisations worldwide lose $4.7 trillion to fraud each year, with real estate suffering...

30 September 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Fixed term tenancies MUST stay, industry tells government

A team of experts has released a report that responds to government reform plans - and it insists that if Section...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

MovePal MovePal MovePal