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Renters Reform Bill back in the Commons next week

A government-supporting newspaper says the Renters Reform Bill will be back in the House of Commons next week. Observers have been expecting...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top 10 Hotspots for portfolio buy to let investors

Paragon Bank’s analysis of its lending data has revealed the top 10 locations for investment by portfolio buy-to-let landlords, those with...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency appoints seasoned management figure as new director

Lettings and property management agency Xenia Lettings has appointed a new director.  Daryl Tomlinson first entered the industry in 2007 as a...

04 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

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

Propertymark rejects politician’s criticism of agency qualifications

Propertymark’s training arm, Propertymark Qualifications, says there’s been a strong uptake across the board with the first of its candidates passing...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Working from home triggers higher rents in outer commuter areas

Towns within commuting distance of big cities have seen some of the UK’s largest rent rises in recent years, says Zoopla. The...

06 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

Student rental income soars as supply lags behind demand

Corporate student accommodation provider Unite Group has reported a big jump in earnings on the back of a shortage of lets...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Property management qualifications - two agents' success stories

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

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Agents making special offers to students to clear glut of properties

Letting agents are reported to be making special offers to students in one of the biggest UK university cities. Durham’s student newspaper...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents’ desperate plea to prevent exodus of student landlords

Propertymark has called on the UK Government to prevent a mass exodus of student landlords.   The news comes as a poll conducted...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech student lettings platform expanding further overseas

Student accommodation booking platform Housemates is expanding overseas. The expansion will cover several major Canadian cities including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. Currently Housemates...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

London Mayor capping some student rents in the capital

Over £100m has been invested into a new site that will offer purpose b built accommodation for 713 students beds in...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge £150m investment into student renting by financial services giant

Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, has spent some £150m acquiring a portfolio of six Purpose Built...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Neil Cobbold, Managing Director at PayProp UK

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Neil Cobbold, Managing Director What is PayProp and what does it...

08 January 2024

From: 60 Second Interview

More guarantors demanded as economy slump goes on

An analysis of tenants renting between 2020 and 2023 shows a big rise in those on high salaries asked to provide...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Homelessness charities receive thousands from agents’ carol concert

The Fine & Country Foundation’s Annual Carols by Candlelight concert, held in collaboration with King's College Cambridge, has raised £21,061. This will...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Portal announces agent qualification before possible mandatory regulation

A property portal has announced the inaugural graduation of its first-ever qualification. Some 55 students were awarded the SPC Property Practice Certification,...

18 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

Activists oppose move away from Open Ended Tenancies

The Generation Rent activist group has come out against an amendment to the Renters Reform Bill which reversed the threat of...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New portal takes on letting agents, lists “all available homes for young people”

A new rental website which claims to list “all available homes for young people in one place” has raised well over...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Earliest ever ‘panic buying’ start to student lettings season

A student lettings business claims the cycle of booking accommodation for the 2024-25 academic year has already started in some cities. The...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge rent rises for Purpose Built Student Accommodation

Rents for student accommodation have increased by an average of 14.6 in two years and swallow up nearly all of the...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - government concession on Section 21

The government has pledged that section 21 repossessions will not be scrapped until improvements have been made to the way courts...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Growth slows in Prime London rental markets

Prime London rents are still rising - but that growth is slowing, says Knight Frank. And the number of new prospective tenants...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

UK accommodation platform links with Scandi tech firm

A Manchester-based company which runs what it calls “an instant booking student accommodation marketplace” has joined forces with Norwegian tech firm...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - where 38 tenants compete for each rental property

London-focussed agency Foxtons says there is a part of the capital which is seeing an average of 38 prospective tenants for...

19 September 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

Fraud alert for fake properties issued by classified ad website

The classified ad website Gumtree is issuing an alert about what it claims is the growing threat of rental fraud. It says...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal advice to agents: Spotting ‘illegal migrants’ isn’t easy

Law firm Brevis Law is shedding light on the difficulties agents and landlords have in meeting Right To Rent requirements in...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Union urges government not to give in to private rental experts

The National Union of Students is urging the government not to give in to what it calls “exploitative” private rental sector...

30 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

‘Inspiring’ franchisee takes control of his fourth branch

Belvoir franchisee Lloyd Rumbold has completed on the acquisition of Belvoir West Bridgford, adding a fourth franchise to his portfolio of...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Busy summer lettings season kicks off - soaring agency figures

Latest data from London-focussed lettings agency Chestertons confirms that the traditionally busy ‘summer season’ has kicked off. In June some 19 per...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebranded agency launches all-inclusive tenancy deal

My Property Box Tyne & Wear has extended its all-inclusive rent deal - and it says it’s in response to concerns...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime Central London rental supply improving at last - agency

The story of low supply in the prime London lettings market appears to be coming to an end, says Knight Frank. The...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to tenants - it’s going to be a tough summer

London agency Chestertons has warned tenants in the capital to be prepared for a highly competitive property search this summer. The firm’s...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents to rise throughout summer - agency’s warning

Lettings chain Fine & Country says rents are likely to steadily rise through the summer. Nicky Stevenson, managing director of Fine &...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents - which parts of the Renters Reform Bill worry you most?

A survey of nearly 700 letting agents from across England has revealed that the abolition of Section 21 continues to be...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock forecast of 20% rent rises in coming months

A senior director at Chestertons, one of London’s largest lettings agencies, has warned that tenants in the capital will face an...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

First sign of government U-turn on Renters Reform Bill

Propertymark says it’s spotted what may be the first sign of a U-turn on one aspect of the controversial Renters Reform...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Message To Gove - ditch the rhetoric, give us details

The main landlord body wants more details behind the soundbite rhetoric of the Renters Referm Bill, launched today in Parliament. Ben Beadle,...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebranded agency says students now drive the lettings market

Investors looking to add to their portfolios in 2023 should be urged to consider student housing opportunities, according to a Newcastle...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Student activists allege high incidence of damp and mould

An activist group claims that 54 per cent of students are currently living with damp and mould. The group - Students Organising...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnbs and Holiday Lets give huge cash boost to communities - claim

The growth of the short term rentals sector has helped create an economy featuring jobs that benefit local communities and fit...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rebrand revealed for 20 year old regional agency

A north of England lettings agency has rebranded after two decades. Walton Robinson - which specialises in residential lettings for students, professionals...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent guarantor provider strikes deal with large letting agency

A rent guarantor provider has announced a deal with agency Clever Student Lets. The provider - called RentGuarantor - says the deal...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Investing in 2023? New buy to let hotspots identified in survey

New research predicts that northern regions of England will see many of the best investment opportunities in 2023. It is also these...

23 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Chaos - trade group despairs at open-ended tenancy suggestion

Students face chaos as government plans to reform the rental market threaten to cause widespread uncertainty as to whether housing will...

23 December 2022

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

Vik Tara, CTO of Technology Blueprint

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I'm Vik Tara and on my business card it says...

22 November 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

‘Ethical’ lettings agency to close after 10 years

A lettings agency in the Brighton area which describes itself as “ethical” is closing down due to staffing issues and the...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Two more independents acquired by Lomond Group brand

The Lomond Group has strengthened its position in Scotland by acquiring two more independent agencies and adding some 600 properties to...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour MP tells letting agents to explain high rents

A Labour MP has written to letting agents in her constituency demanding they explain high rents and their student allocation policies. Mary...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Manic, Panic - Tenants queue overnight at lettings agencies

University students have queued on the street overnight to secure a home for next year in one of the UK’s most...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency plays down impact of rent freeze and evictions ban

A lettings agency in Scotland has played down the impact of the emergency rent freeze and eviction ban which have been...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent controls crush hopes for thousands of affordable homes

A Labour peer who was to have invested £1 billion in affordable homes has halted his scheme because of the threat...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze fast-tracked and may last much longer than expected

Emergency legislation containing a private sector rent freeze is to be debated by Scottish politicians this week - and the surprise...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency offers bespoke investment property-sourcing service

Newcastle-based agency Walton Robinson is offering a buy to let property sourcing service.  This year, the agency claims it’s secured rental increases...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomtime for lettings market as big student room shortfall predicted

Rising numbers of young people going to university and a relatively low supply of new student housing means that by 2025...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Tenants demand better quality and bigger HMOs, survey shows

Tenants are demanding better quality HMOs according to new research from specialist buy to let lender Paragon Bank. The bank’s survey of...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency backing Purpose Built Student Accommodation over buy to let

New research claims students in the UK are currently paying as much as £16,500 per year in living costs - a...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Soaring student rents - agency insight into university city market

Student landlords have seen record increases in rental prices of over 20 per cent in some cases, according to a lettings...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London lettings market some way from normality, admits agency

Knight Frank has made a candid observation about the prime London lettings market, saying it remains “a long way from normality.”  While...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Periodic Tenancies - new data shows threat to private renting

HMOs rented by students can be up to £30 a week cheaper than purpose built student accommodation in halls of residence. That’s...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rents hit record high and voids hit record low - here’s why…

Voids hit what has been described as an historic low in recent weeks, according to PropTech firm Goodlord. It says the average...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Upbeat London market snapshot thanks to ongoing stock shortage

The first six months of 2022 saw 171 per cent more enquiries from tenants looking for properties in London compared to...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs want agent feedback on Rental Reform - but be quick…

Agents have only four weeks to respond to a committee of MPs’ ‘call for evidence’ ahead of an investigation into the...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents must carry increased costs of Right To Rent checks

Propertymark is warning that higher Right To Rent costs are likely to hit agents when new processes kick in this autumn. From...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent confronted by tenant ‘pushed out’ to make way for short let

A tenant has allegedly confronted an unnamed lettings agent over being “pushed out” of his long-term tenancy to make way for...

15 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

Low supply means rents set to rise more than expected

Low supply has kept rental growth high - and it’s unlikely to slow any time soon. Knight Frank says it expects stock...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New tenancy rules may be threat to student lettings - claim

There’s concern in the student lettings sector about the impact of the government’s Fairer Private Rental Sector White Paper. For this specialist...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Apprentice reveals why she loves working at agency letting team

An apprentice working at Newcastle’s Walton Robinson agency has revealed why she believes it’s her dream job. The agency specialises in residential...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency wins race to manage high profile Build To Rent scheme

A lettings agency is celebrating winning the obstruction to let and manage a 63 unit Build To Rent scheme for students...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Study reveals best place for student accommodation investment

A new study has compiled a league table of the best cities in the UK for investment in student accommodation. CIA Landlord...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New PropTech ‘Disruptor’ - Major cash injection for lettings platform

A student lettings platform now operating in seven cities is reported to have raised £700,000 in its first funding round. HYBR –...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords’ market strengthens in prime London - rents up, voids down

The number of properties available for let in prime central parts of the capital has consistently trended down from the peak...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent fails to secure renewal of landlord’s licence in controversial case

An agent’s plea to councillors to renew the HMO license for a landlord client fell on deaf ears in a controversial...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Do we still need To Let boards in 2022?

A business news website is reporting that an agency has been ordered to pay £1,550 for displaying a board illegally. Charles Lear...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Brexit not hurting growth of Purpose Built Student Accommodation

Research by the UK’s largest student accommodation search platform shows a 3.7 per cent uplift in London’s Purpose-Built Student Accommodation bed...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Huge 22.5 per cent rent rise in prime London, says LonRes

Rents in prime areas of London are rocketing at an annual level of 22.5 per cent according to LonRes.  Despite the falls...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

They're Back! City Centre rents and demand on the rise at last

New data from Zoopla suggests that lettings demand has now recovered across the central districts of all  major cities including Birmingham,...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London lettings some way from full recovery, says agency

There’s still some way to go for the lettings market to return to its pre-pandemic best according to Knight Frank -...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Student accommodation giant reveals figures on Covid recovery

The largest provider of purpose built student accommodation in the UK, Unite, has issued a trading statement giving the latest state...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Don't use social media to find rental properties - warning to tenants

A leading lettings agent has warned tenants against using social media to find rental properties.  David Alexander - head of DJ Alexander,...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Student renting made easier, claims rental guarantor service

Rental guarantor service Housing Hand has announced a new partnership with student accommodation provider Kexgill. The firms claim the arrangement will challenge...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency says it’s cracked how to cut deposit disputes with students

A Newcastle lettings agency says it’s cracked how to help reduce tenancy disputes at check out and speed up the return...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

24-year-old launches lettings platform to fix ‘toxic’ rental market

A lettings platform set up by a 24 year old is today announcing an expansion from its Bristol start up to...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Scam using Facebook Marketplace sees tenants lose thousands

A scam in one city has reportedly seen scores of individuals robbed of thousands of pounds as short lets have been...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Returning execs and students boost rental market - agency

Cluttons has given its latest lettings market snapshot for London, with an upbeat assessment of current and future demand. The agency say...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency fending off 50 enquiries for every available property

An agent in one major university city says it’s faced with 50 students applying for each available property. Edinburgh residential property lettings,...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

They’re back: Parents are buying buy-to-lets for student offspring

The once-popular idea of parents buying a property for their offspring to use while at university, and then letting it to other...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Student rental demand soaring compared to last year, says agency

A north of England lettings agency is claiming an all-time record for enquiries relating to student accommodation - and the biggest...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

London rental demand up as offices and students return

The demand for London rental properties has increased by almost 60 per cent in the third quarter compared to the same...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Boom for student lettings sector as in-person attendance resumes

Figures from the Deposit Protection Service suggest that students returned to university in greater numbers this year compared to 2020. The service...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency has 10,000 lettings enquiries in one month alone

A lettings agency in Manchester has received over 10,000 rental enquiries in just one month. Manchester Apartments says it received some  21,000...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Student rental sector relies too much on overseas tenants - claim

Research by a student accommodation search platform suggests that the sector may rely too heavily on the apparent year-on-year growth in...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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