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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

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

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

Improving market doesn’t solve underlying problems - Propertymark

Promising figures from the latest house price index doesn’t mean underlying problems in the market have been solved, warns Propertymark. UK house...

04 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

Business Boosting Benefits promised at latest Agent Rainmaker event

An industry online event which organisers claim bring business-boosting benefits to attendees, is back for another year. The ARX Mastery Challenge is...

28 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

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

From: Breaking News

London lettings becoming more stable, says LonRes

February saw significant improvements in activity across the prime London lettings market, and annual rental growth also increased slightly after four...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property portal claims industry-first with AI investment

A property portal claims it’s struck an industry-first by making a “substantial investment” of over £250,000 in Artificial Intelligence.  The local portal...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer asks: Should Agents Manage Short Let Properties?

It’s not easy for anyone - even professionals like lettings and estate agents - to keep up with the blizzard of...

19 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

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

PropTech sector gives a thumbs down to lacklustre Budget

The PropTech sector has mostly agreed with the rest of the industry in its view on yesterday’s Budget - that it...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Latest Rent Changes and Voids revealed in fresh analysis

The latest Rental Index from PropTech supplier Goodlord has recorded a rent rise and a reduction in void lengths over the...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Top UK cities for 2024 rental potential revealed by industry supplier

Aldermore has named Bristol, as the best city for landlords to invest in for 2024.  Manchester, Coventry, Brighton and London make up...

23 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

Buy To Let lending for older landlords falls off a cliff

New figures from lenders trade body UK Finance show a massive fall in buy to let loans for those aged 55...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Short Lets Shake Up - Gove slammed for “political posturing”

The trade body representing short lets providers and support companies has reacted angrily to government proposals for a radical shake up. Housing...

19 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

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

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

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Major agency reinstates lettings division three years after sell-off

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

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge rise in rental stock in London prompts rent falls says top agency

London landlords have started the new year by dropping their rents according to lettings agency Chestertons, whose data suggests that there...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks boss slams Tories in unexpected attack

While most agents remain relatively tight lipped about party politics, the chief executive of Purplebricks has said the Tories should take...

13 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

Jailed! Agency owner who helped Albanian gang create huge drug empire

A wealthy landlord who set up a fake lettings agency in Hull has been jailed for 11 years for allowing ‘ghost tenants’ to...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Experts want major reforms of EPCs and better trained assessors

The Building Research Establishment - which undertakes research, advice, training, testing, certification and standards-setting for the housing sector - is calling...

01 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

Glut of long-term empty homes slammed as rental shortage continues

New research shows there are 36,210 long-term vacant homes across London - that’s around one in every 100 properties. The borough in...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons’ internal data shows ‘balanced market’ likely this year

Foxtons’ internal lettings data shows that the 2024 lettings market in the capital is likely to be more balanced than in...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Most competitive locations for letting agents revealed by research

A new analysis shows that - unsurprisingly - London remains the most competitive region for letting agents, having seen the largest...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants itemise top three priorities in new survey

A survey by one of the industry’s deposit alternative services, flatfair, shows that - unsurprisingly - over 61 per cent rank...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mandatory Short Lets registration scheme to be introduced

A mandatory short lets registration and licensing scheme is to be introduced in part of the UK, described as a system...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Two of the largest lettings agencies propose to merge

The Property Franchise Group, the UK's largest property franchise brand, wants to merge with long-time rival Belvoir. Both are listed on the...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings agency was front for multi million pound drugs gang

An organised crime group involved in producing and distributing an estimated £2.4m of cannabis has been found to have e used...

10 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

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

Recent rise in buy to let landlords quitting, confirms Bank of England

A new Bank of England survey has confirmed a growing outflow of landlords from the private rental sector since 2020. The Bank’s...

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

Agents slam government house building failures as rental supply drops

Propertymark has urged the Scottish Government to build more affordable homes. The latest data from the Scottish Government itself shows that the...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals this year’s busiest rental location

Rightmove has released its annual league table of busiest rental locations. Wrexham is this year’s busiest, with each home available to rent...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC Change On The Way? New energy ratings planned by government

The government has launched a public consultation on a radical new UK home energy rating system to replace the long-standing Standard...

18 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

Fairer Rental Sector is key Propertymark demand for Budget

Propertymark has laid out its proposals to the Scottish Government ahead of its 2024-25 Budget next week. The letting agents’ trade body...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Small autumn dip in London rents as market returns to normality

Data from London-focussed lettings agency Foxtons has found that rent is up eight per cent year-on-year, with the London average now...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rural tenants hit hardest by rent rises caused by stock shortage

Private sector tenants in rural areas are facing the brunt of growing rents, according to new research. Whilst some measures suggest tenants...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Expensive rental eco-heat scheme needs rethink - top agent

A consultation to introduce boilers into homes and the private rented sector needs ‘more carrot than stick’ according to a prominent...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency calls for Landlords Reform Bill to redress rental balance

Leaders Romans Group is calling for a Landlords Reform Bill to balance the challenges and apparent disincentives now deterring landlords from...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agency snaps up rival as owners retire after 35 years

Pattinson estate agency in the north east of England has snapped up Ryedales Estate Agents, an independent in Northumberland. Ryedales owners Geoff...

29 November 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

Revealed - Britain’s worst city for rental availability

New research has identified locations with the largest volume of available rental stock, based on those units at or below the...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Bills Included - most tenants want all-inclusive charges

A survey over 2,400 tenants has found that 55 per cent would prefer to have their utility bills included within the...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the part of rental sector not contracting right now

There may be a substantial number of small-scale private landlords selling up right now, but no fewer than 88 per cent...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency doubles in size after snapping up third independent business

A Belvoir franchisee has doubled the size of his business by buying out a local independent agency - his third acquisition...

16 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

Gary Wright - flatfair Chief Executive Officer

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Gary Wright - Chief Executive Officer. What is flatfair and what...

13 November 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

What’s Happening To Rents in 2024? First forecast appears

One of the first forecasts for the rental market for 2024 suggests that strong growth will continue. Property consultancy JLL says that...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

High profile lettings agency’s acquisition takes it to nine branches

The well know Finders Keepers lettings agency, which operates across Oxfordshire, has acquired a local independent to bring its total number...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency slams four councils for policies which directly hit rental supply

The lettings agency Winkworth has taken the unusual step of criticising policies of a series of councils. The councils are all Labour...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Supply Drought - cheaper sector of market is worst affected

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

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New survey to help politicians make rental policy

The Welsh Housing Minister has committed to a Housing Survey to assist its policies for the private rental sector. Propertymark has been...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock Exchange Award for high-flying agency group

The Belvoir franchise giant has scooped a London Stock Exchange award for business, environmental, governance and social issues. It’s won the Best...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Close link between rental and sales markets says prominent index

The latest edition of the Home housing index shows Conti suing close links between both the lettings and sales markets. The Home...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents in desperate homes plea to Sunak

Propertymark has called on the government to reintroduce the Empty Homes Programme following the latest news that England has a growing...

12 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

Agent Reports Tenants In Tears as Landlords Quit Sector

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

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency says London rental market lull down to fewer overseas students

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

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour boss says “uninterested agents” force tenants to “disgusting conditions”

Two massive new rental licensing schemes are set to be approved in Brighton - and part of the reason is “uninterested...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Advice for letting agents now seeing 10 times number of calls

An ex-ARLA supremo says technology is the best way for letting agents to cope with a huge rise in telephone calls. ARLA...

12 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

Agents told to set ‘tracker’ rents that rise with interest rates

Two letting agents have been quoted in a newspaper report as saying landlord clients have instructed them to create ‘tracker’ rents...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Arrears cases have doubled in six months - Propertymark figures

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson says the lettings market is defined now by the “alarming disparity” between demand and supply. In the...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime London lettings stay strong as sales market slumps

Annual rental growth in July was 9.1 per cent across prime London according to LonRes.   This figure took rents to 28.4 per...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Ross Nichols, Co-Founder at Just Move In

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Ross Nichols, and it says i’m Co-Founder at Just Move...

16 August 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

How Many? Huge number of enquiries per rental property

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

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank names agency to manage its private rental stock

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the lettings agency chain that it wants to look after its upcoming Build To Rent units. The...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Joy as London stock supply improves - but no respite for renters yet

The long-awaited supply increase in the prime London lettings market is underway, says high-end agency Knight Frank.  The agency says the underlying...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Not Good Enough! Property Ombudsman criticises private rental quality

New figures released this morning from The Property Ombudsman show that the overwhelming number of disputes in the past year involved...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

“Quite Staggering” Rent Rises Last Month - figures

July was a record breaking month for the rental market, claims a PropTech company. Goodlord analyses tens of thousands of completed tenancies...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Council Tax premium 'not enough to return homes to rental sector'

Council tax premiums being considered in Wales would be insufficient to persuade short let and holiday home owners to move their...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal warning over Renters Reform Bill impact on market

The looming threat of the abolition of Section 21 is already impacting the rental market, a legal firm is warning.  Dutton Gregory’s...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock Drought - more evidence of shocking under-supply

A study by consumer intelligence service TwentyCi shows a continued severe under-supply of properties in the private rental sector.  It says that...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings the only bright spot as agency chain issues profits warning

The directors of Winkworth are warning shareholders of a challenging period thanks to higher and faster-raising interest rates - with only...

13 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

Ethical lettings agency reveals new website

Clyde Valley Lets - which describes itself as an ethical lettings agency - has unveiled a new website as the organisation...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction buyers stay away as interest rate woe hits

The auction - often seen as an ideal opportunity for investment buyers - is going through a torrid time in the...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenancy renewals shoot up as renters delay decisions to buy

A lettings agency dealing primarily with Prime Central London is reporting that tenancy renewal volumes are shooting upwards as renters stay...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Tell Government: boost help for increasingly poor tenants

Propertymark has set out the case for an increase in benefits for private tenants. Timothy Douglas, Propertymark's Head of Policy and Campaigns...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill on agenda at flagship agent training event

Details have emerged of a flagship agent training event to be held later this year. Agent Rainmaker Live is to be a...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jackson-Stops opens new branch and bats away market worries

Jackson-Stops has announced the opening of its newest branch in Colchester, Essex.  This follows the launch of its virtual office covering Stockbridge,...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebrand for long-standing PropTech lettings sector provider

Utility management service Helpthemove has rebranded. The refresh, which has been produced alongside creative agency partner Jam, aims - in the words...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lawyer hits out at court delays and growing anti-rental sentiment

A seasoned property lawyer who has specialised in residential landlord and tenant law for 22 years says she is embarrassed at...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New lets slump a quarter in a year, claims LonRes

The latest lettings market snapshot produced by London-focussed property data firm LonRes shows little change in the supply-constrained rental sector. However, figures...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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