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Renting Still Cheaper Than Buying with a 5% Deposit

Would-be buyers with a 5% deposit face paying £300 per month more in mortgage repayments than if they continued renting, says...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yes to Regulation and No to Rent Controls - Propertymark

Propertymark wants Northern Ireland’s Department for Communities to regulate property agents via professional bodies such as itself. The Department for Communities is...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Under 25% of renters bother reading tenancy agreements

A new survey from law firm Weightmans has found that only 24% of renters read tenancy agreements.  It says this is largely...

09 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

Rent Controls - we’re unlikely to follow Scotland, says housing chief

The Housing Secretary in Wales says that nation is unlikely to follow the example of Scotland by introducing rent controls. At a...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Under half of homes listed to let are actually available - industry figure’s claim

A controversial rental sector figure claims over half of the properties listed to let are actually available for a tenant to...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents proud of the industry…not so keen on the system

Some 83% of estate agents are proud of their profession, says a new survey. The poll of 1,728 estate agents, commissioned by...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Looking for a client account? Five steps to better lettings banking

You don’t have to simply accept things as they are when it comes to managing your client accounts. If your bank...

19 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Lettings chief claims “renting negatively impacts life”

A prominent supplier of deposit alternatives to lettings agents has come out and said that “renting negatively impacts quality of life,...

19 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

“Bold” new Labour reforms for private rental sector coming next month

An influential Labour website says a raft of proposed reforms for the private rental sector will be unveiled next month -...

08 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

Industry boss slams government for ‘grandstanding’ on rent issues

HomeLet and Let Alliance’s chief executive Andy Halstead has called for less “government grandstanding” and more direct action to recognise the...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Local Housing Allowance - momentum grows for annual increase

Propertymark is joining a growing chorus demanding an annual uprate of working age benefits and Local Housing Allowance. LHA rates have been...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Passive income from buy to let is a myth, warns legal expert

New and past landlords tempted back to Buy to Let have been warned - passive income from property isn’t easy.  This is...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Shelter demands radical changes to Renters Reform Bill

Shelter is asking for public support for radical changes to the Renters Reform Bill, now going through Parliament. The campaigning charity is...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Courts the best way to counter threat of S21 removal - claim

Propertymark is urging the Sunak government to introduce specialist housing courts with expert Judges who can expedite cases and create a...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents plead with Bank of England after buy to let mortgage arrears soar

Propertymark wants the Bank of England to cut interest rates following data showing soaring mortgage arrears and repossessions. Lenders trade body UK...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Agents slam government for failing to win industry support for reform

The Renters Reform Bill cannot succeed without proper engagement with letting agents and landlords, Propertymark argues.    According to a Freedom of Information...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent controls and EPC laws must be discussed with agents - Propertymark

Scottish councils must engage with letting agents and landlords if radical rental reforms have any chance of working. Propertymark argues that the...

31 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

Faster payments make happier landlords

Let's be honest – landlords are the lifeblood of any letting agency. Winning and keeping their business keeps the wheels turning...

19 January 2024

From: Sponsored Content

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

Shelter plots huge email campaign to stop Renters Reform Bill ‘watering down’

Campaigning charity Shelter claims there’s a conspiracy amongst MPs, landlords and others in the private rental sector to water down the...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting Agent Thief sentenced after stealing over £128,000

A thieving lettings agent stole over £128,000 which should have gone to landlord clients - and with it she funded an...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Data Protection - agency advice from the Information Commissioner’s Office

The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued advice to agencies on how to comply with data protection law.  The UK data protection regulator...

06 December 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

Agents’ chief warns MPs on need for court reform and more bailiff capacity

Propertymark has called on the government to retain the option of fixed-term tenancies in the private rental sector where it is...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate optimism fuelled by surprise improvement in inflation

There’s growing optimism that tomorrow’s Bank of England monetary policy committee meeting will see base rate held for another month -...

01 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

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

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

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

Under-pressure landlords now more choosy about letting agents

A prominent figure in the London property world says landlords under increasing financial pressure are being more selective about the letting...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Kicked Out! Redress scheme expels five rogue agencies

The Property Redress Scheme has released its latest list of expelled agents - mostly for rental misdemeanours and/or failure to pay...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Shocking rise in numbers of landlords desperate to sell

A sales agency specialising in disposing of buy to let portfolios says it’s now received an averaged 240 enquires a month...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Avoid the stress of an annual accountants’ report ... by not doing one!

We compare traditional methods of client money account inspections by an accountant to the alternative Client Money HealthCheck. But first, let’s clarify...

04 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

Automated admin makes property maintenance easy with PayProp

PayProp is known for its award-winning rental payment platform, which combines bank-integrated client accounting with automation to save letting agencies time...

29 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Mortgage Mayhem: will six months breathing space stop housing crash?

Concern remains that the mayhem surrounding the mortgage market may yet trigger a housing market crash. At the start of the weekend...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Four reasons why house prices won’t fall off a cliff - agent’s claim

A prominent lettings and sales agency says there are four reasons why house prices won’t fall off a cliff, despite interest...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Survey shows widespread ignorance about interest rates

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

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Banned! Fraudster lettings agent jailed and cannot be a director

Trading Standards has stopped a lettings agency owner from being a company director after he defrauded customers by over £80,000. Francis Smart,...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent in ‘stay calm’ plea to landlords with Bill worries

Private landlords should hold fire on plans to quit the private rental sector and give the government a chance to incentivise...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Pet Lovers and Renting Activists get lift up from Michael Gove

In a surprise move, Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the stand-in leader of activist group Generation Rent a prime role...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket says lettings agency deal means it’s “more than just a portal”

OnTheMarket has bagged Arun Estates, one of the UK's largest agency groups, in a deal involving the TecLet lettings platform. TecLet, an...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Expelled! Rogue agents expelled from Property Redress Scheme

The Property Redress Scheme, one of two government-approved redress services, has produced a list of recently-expelled agencies. All agencies must be a...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

String of dodgy letting agents expelled by Ombudsman

Several lettings agents have been expelled from The Property Ombudsman scheme; they are amongst eight named as having been kicked out...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Ombudsman rules on tenants with children discrimination case

The Property Ombudsman has ruled that a letting agency’s ban on renting to a family with children was discriminatory against women...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New tool for agents “to assess climate change risk”

A new tool is being marketed by industry supplier Landmark with the claim that it helps agents “assess climate change risk.” The...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash Is King for buy to let as interest rates hit investors

New buy to let purchases are increasingly being funded by cash rather than a mortgage, says Hamptons lettings agency.   So far this...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants’ mental health hit by high rents - claim

A property firm is claiming that nearly half of the UK’s younger generation of renters stay up at night worrying about...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates: Bank of England announces latest decision

The Bank of England has increased base rate to 4.0 per cent - its 10th rate rise in a row. Nathan Emerson,...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Aaron Cambden - Director Fariview Estates & Director keyhive.io

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Director Fariview Estates & Director keyhive.io What is ‘company name’...

23 January 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Agents on warpath over increasing additional property tax threat

Propertymark chief executive Nathan Emerson has personally written to  a leading politician about a tax threat to the rental sector.  Emerson has...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Red Tape for agents with short lets as Airbnb backs registration

Airbnb has come out in favour of a short lets registration scheme across the UK - similar to the one promised...

10 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

Activists blame letting agents for pushing up rents

Activist groups which previously focussed much of their fire on landlords are now attacking letting agents, accusing them of encouraging higher...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Franchise firm bags experienced agent to enter new territory

The Propertynest lettings and sales agency is expanding into Yateley in Hampshire.  This follows the recruitment of experienced agent Mark Holloway into...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Brace! Brace! Rent bombshell in New Year warns property chief

Tenants should brace themselves for soaring rents in the New Year, a property expert warns.  The National Association of Property Buyers predicts...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let may be a busted flush, warns investment guru

A prominent figure in property investment is warning that buy to let is the sector facing the biggest challenges in the...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech referencing service moves into Right To Rent

Referencing service Homeppl is expanding into Right to Rent checks. A digital R2R check can be integrated into Homeppl tenant referencing checks...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage experts give gloomy forecasts on buy to let

Mortgage experts appearing before a committee of MPs have given an especially gloomy forecast for the buy to let sector in...

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

Change EPCs and use stamp duty to make homes greener - call

With the private rental sector stressed at the prospect of stricter energy efficiency rules in the coming years, the body representing...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings agents amongst the big winners at ESTAS 2022

Lettings and sales agents, along with other members of the property industry, have been celebrating at the ESTAS Customer Service Awards...

20 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

Jailed! Another 34 months for agent already guilty of assault

A former lettings agent has been jailed for almost three years after admitting conning landlords out of over £80,000. The sentence for...

30 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning to government - reform agenda is WRONG for HMOs!

A network of professional landlords is warning the government that its reform agenda for the private rental sector is plain wrong...

30 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boss threatened team with violence - gets suspended sentence

The former director of a lettings agency has received a suspended jail sentence for making threats of violence against ex-colleagues in...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Can quality appliances contribute to higher rental yield?

Homes in the rental sector are more likely to have old and inefficient appliances for tenants to use in order to...

05 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Fighting Back - short lets and holiday homes do NOT hit affordability

Holiday lets and second homes in one hotspot in the UK have not, after all, impacted on house prices and affordability,...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech boss says renters feeling the pinch because of inflation

The boss of a PropTech rental platform claims that tenants are particularly badly hit by the current cost of living crisis. Research...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Embrace technology or risk losing out to rivals - warning

Letting agents are being urged to make better use of technology to try to meet growing demand for out-of-hours service, yet...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent writes book telling landlords - “What’s holding you back?”

The owner of a Belvoir lettings franchise has fulfilled a lockdown ambition to write and publish her book ‘Landlords, what’s holding...

16 March 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

New software integration claims to simplify utility management

CRM business platform Reapit has partnered with PropTech platform Notify to announce a software integration that claims to simplify utilities registration...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Online lettings agency being sold in ‘distressed sale’

The online lettings agency Howsy is reported to have been acquired by a national chain after a ‘distressed sale’ following its...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls and Stricter EPCs - virtual summits to discuss changes

A radical overhaul of the private rental sector is underway in Scotland and agents’ body Propertymark says it wants all sides...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive demand for pet-friendly lets, says Foxtons-owned agency

An agency owned by Foxtons says there’s been a 120 per cent surge in demand for pet-friendly rental properties since the...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

The future of short lets? Supermarkets to sell Airbnb gift cards

Tesco and Morrison supermarket chains are now selling Airbnb gift cards, which are also available from the short lets platform directly...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents change working hours to encourage greater staff well-being

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

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Nathan Abbott, Head of Change Management at The Lettings Hub

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Nathan Abbott, Head of Change Management at The Lettings...

26 October 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Agency head tells Sunak - stop hammering the private rental sector

The head of a lettings agency has drawn up a wish list for Chancellor Rishi Sunak to address in his Budget...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Grants covering Covid arrears will boost tenants’ health, says Shelter

Shelter claims the health of one in five renters in England is harmed by poor housing, and says grants covering Covid-related...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Help London’s rental sector - agent’s plea to government

A leading agent and member of the Propertymark board says London’s letting agencies and private rental sector need government help -...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Government backs away from stricter regulation of Airbnb and short lets

The Scottish Government - which earlier this year suggested it would be clamping down heavily on Airbnbs, especially in Edinburgh -...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Lettings agents offered free sleep wellbeing seminar

Agents are being invited to take part in a free online wellbeing programme. PropTech company Rlet has partnered with wellbeing experts to...

15 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Emotional post goes viral after agent earns first salary in two years

A lettings agent has expressed his amazement after an emotional LinkedIn post about paying himself a salary for the first time...

14 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Regional cities surviving Covid and Brexit best, says investment firm

Recovery in the UK is being channeled towards regional cities, says a leading investment expert.  Martha Peyton, managing director and head of...

25 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Free up time by automating Right To Rent checks, agents urged

There’s a call for agents to free up valuable time by ensuring Right To Rent checks are automated rather than performed...

23 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents’ group warns of widespread evictions without government support

The UK Association of Letting Agents trade body is warning of “widespread evictions” unless government support is offered to tenants. UKALA chairman...

13 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Over-regulated and outdated - the rules governing private renting

Research by a lettings sector trade body has revealed precisely how outdated some regulations are.  According to the latest analysis, by the...

06 July 2021

From: Breaking News

£10m of taxpayers’ cash for tenants with Covid-related arrears

A new £10m grant will be introduced in part of the UK to help private rented tenants struggling to pay rent...

30 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Halo.rent raises £1.25m to digitize home rental process

Halo.rent, a proptech startup from the UK, announces the launch of its tenant engagement platform that streamlines the entire rental onboarding...

13 May 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Pets in letting properties pushed by Build To Rent operator

A Build To Rent operator say it is promoting the concept of private tenants being allowed pets - and it takes a...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

700,000 will use Breathing Space debt delay, admits government

The government has admitted that “hundreds of thousands” of people will use the new Breathing Space system, during which they cannot...

05 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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