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KEYWORD "Summer" - 101 RESULTS
Zoopla data to fuel Channel 4 property series

Zoopla is now describing itself as ’the official data partner’ of the Channel 4 programme ‘Worst House on the Street’.  Its data...

19 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons reveals mixed-bag lettings market in London

Foxtons says London’s lettings market is now at its summer peak. New internal data from the company claims demand rose by 15%...

18 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Concern over Rental White Paper after latest political resignation

The resignation of Labour’s First Minister of Wales has raised alarm with Propertymark. Vaughan Gething quit yesterday after the Welsh Housing Secretary...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants get agents’ advice on how to “jump the rental queue”

A lettings agency is offering tenants guidance on what it calls “how to jump the rental queue.” Benham and Reeves outlines a...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London lettings markets boosted by summer surge

Property consultancy JLL says there’s been a noticeable rise in prime Central London lettings activity.  Average rents rose 0.9% from Q1 to...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform and Solar Panels to be key pledges in King’s Speech

Leaks over the weekend from what would appear to be government sources suggest some 35 new Bills will be in the...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark to lobby all new housing ministers

Propertymark says it’s contacting all the appropriate new ministers over the summer to trigger an engagement process so agents’ voices can...

12 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants reveal biggest ‘deal breakers’ when looking for rental property

Data sourced from millions of Barclays current accounts reveals spending on rent and mortgages rose just 1.5% year-on-year in June –...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Foreign-based tenants and investors targeted by high end lettings agency

High end lettings agency Hamptons has launched a new international department to woo overseas investors and tenants seeking rental properties in...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates, not election worry, hold back housing market

Leading property players and analysts suggest that the lacklustre housing market figures produced by the Halifax over the weekend owe more...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Popular Buy To Let mortgage lender is latest to cut rates

Paragon Bank has reduced rates on its core range of buy-to-let mortgages, taking 15bps off 10 products, in addition to launching...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour has a mandate to help renters become buyers - PropTech claim

The incoming Labour government has a social mandate to support the next generation of homeowners in the UK, says financial PropTech...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Election result already priced-in to housing market, says top analyst

The result of the election isn’t likely to be a gamechanger for the housing market, a prominent business consultancy says.  An analysis...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Housing Plans hitting the ground running after Thursday

If Labour wins Thursday’s General Election. expect three major housing announcements within a fortnight. That’s the exclusive claim from the Sunday Times...

02 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Airbnb regulation review of controversial Scots licensing scheme

A review of Edinburgh’s controversial short term lets licensing will take place this summer. City councillors agreed to publicly consult on the...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Date set for King’s Speech for new government to reveal programme

Details have emerged of the first major events of the new government, whatever the result of the General Election on Thursday. Probably...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Councillors launch attack on unruly behaviour in Airbnbs

The BBC is reporting that councillors in Manchester have launched a series of attacks on users of Airbnb and other short...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

No Excuse Not To Cut Rates Today - Agents’ demands

Inflation back on target and following speculation about a summer interest rate cut have prompted Propertymark to insist that the Bank...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill flop allows lettings market to return to normal

An increase in property listings is helping to create a more normalised market which is a welcome relief to renters, landlords...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

‘No Interest Rate Cut This Summer’ after bad news from government

Any lingering hope of a pre-election interest rate cut by the Bank of England has been hurt by the government’s Office...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

We Can’t Pay More! Affordability crisis dents London lettings market

London’s rental market has weakened in recent months according to the fledgling online service Hello Neighbour. Rents are 1% down compared to...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency hails “transformational” merger with lettings giant

The Property Franchise Group, which calls itself the UK’s largest multi-brand property franchisor, says its merging with lettings giant Belvoir has...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rents may be rising again over the summer - new prediction

The latest Rental Index from PropTech platform Goodlord shows rents hit their highest levels since October over the last month.  Rents across...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank rental property initiative signs PropTech deal

Citra Living, the Build To Rent offshoot of Lloyds Banking Group, continues with its growth strategy into the private rental sector. Citra...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Your Move emailing agents to urge them to become franchisees

Your Move – part of LSL, which last year underwent a radical restructuring - is trying to woo existing agents and...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Beefed Up EPC must be priority for next government - call

Political parties should not allow the lengthy General Election campaign to delay work on a new and beefed-up Energy Performance Certificate...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Forget party policies - check interest rate movement

A prominent housing market analyst says people shouldn’t bother reading election literature but instead study interest rates if they want to...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Looking Up! Foxtons internal data shows rental sentiment improving

Internal data from Foxtons, London’s largest lettings agent, indicates sentiment may be improving across the capital as data shows a 12%...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Hot Money now on August Interest Rate Cut

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

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Most homes cheaper to rent than buy, even with large deposit

A third of homes currently for sale can be bought with a mortgage and monthly repayments that cost less than the...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Gimmick Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions - claim

A stamp duty cut in the run up to a General Election would see house prices go up and evictions soar,...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenants pushing back against large rent rises: Knight Frank

Rental growth in prime London postcodes has narrowed to levels last seen in the summer of 2021, says Knight Frank.  Average rents...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent rises moderating as market stabilises ahead of summer

The latest Rental Index from Goodlord reveals that rents are now up by 5.7% over the year.  The price per property over...

02 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

Lloyds Banking Group rental project now has 2,000 properties

Citra Living, part of Lloyds Banking Group, is to bring more than 150 new family homes to the rental market in...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Minister to address agents ahead of General Election

Housing minister Lee Rowley will be taking centre stage at the largest property agency conference in the UK this summer, Propertymark...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental market back to normal in Prime Central London says agency

The Prime Central London lettings market is returning to normality, a prominent agency says. JLL says average rents fell 1.4% between Q4...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons’ internal lettings data shows market returning to normal

Data from in-the-news agency Foxtons reveals rental applicant demand has increased 9% from February, yet is now still 14% lower year...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

TV Property Guru to give keynote speech at Propertymark One

TV property guru and Move iQ founder Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One this year, the trade...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons To Be Sold? Media speculation grows

Lettings giant Foxtons has hired merger and acquisition bankers from Rothschild following pressure from shareholders to sell itself for £160m, the...

15 April 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

Crunch Week ahead for interest rates and inflation

Latest inflation figures are announced on Wednesday and the Bank of England makes its next base rate decision on Thursday. The Office...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Over £2,150 pcm for new Build To Rent scheme - and it’s outside London

A new Build To Rent scheme launches in Manchester this summer with the first residents moving in during June. The Castings is...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Chancellor reveals property tax change in Budget

The Chancellor has used his Budget to confirm a 2p cut in National Insurance, from April 6. This will take it...

06 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

New ESTAS winners named in time for spring marketing campaigns

The ESTAS Group says its 2024 Best in Postcode Category Winners will be announced on April 26. This new category was announced...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Decision - all eyes on Bank of England

The Bank of England has kept its base rate at 5.25 per cent but markets forecast this will drop from the summer as...

01 February 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

Phil Spencer warns that Summer will be hectic for lettings sector

Summer looks like it’s going to be a hectic period for lettings agents and the private rental sector according to TV...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rental growth to decline this year warns muted Winkworth

Winkworth’s first trading statement of 2024 reveals that it saw a five per cent rise in rental revenues in 2023 -...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill won’t take effect until late 2024 at the earliest

David Cox, the former ARLA chief executive, says the earliest that the Renters Reform Bill could come into effect is late...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Self-employed agency marks major expansion into rentals

Self employed agency brand Harding Green, which majors on London and prime country markets, says it’s grown significantly in the lettings...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Historic building snapped up for Build To Rent development

A historic former school and hospital building in Glasgow City Centre will be restored as part of a plan to create...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will tumbling mortgage rates turn tenants into buyers?

Lower mortgage rates - still falling in the days since the end of the festive break - may be persuading some...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Figures reveal UK's fastest growing lettings agency as 2024 starts

Foxtons claims it’s reached new heights under its latest management team. The agency has been described as the is fastest growing UK...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let investors compete with owner occupiers  - Nationwide

Owner occupiers have been competing with landlords in the battle to purchase smaller properties, new figures show. Smaller properties are often preferred...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will 2024 see the end of private rental sector licensing?

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given what some commentators have interpreted as a sign that private rental sector licensing from councils...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Forecast - rental market to see “strong resurgence” next year

Next year will see “a strong resurgence” in the rental market, a leading agent predicts. Nicky Stevenson, Managing Director of Fine &...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

One in seven agents see evidence of rents now falling

A surprising one in seven lettings agents is now reporting a fall in rents rather than a rise. Although far more agents...

05 December 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

Lettings market chaos easing - seasonality returns, says top agent

The UK lettings market, after experiencing recent surges in prices, is now displaying signs of returning to its seasonal patterns.  This is...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark repeats industry’s big day - only bigger still

Agents’ trade body Propertymark has pencilled in June 14 2024 as the date for its second Propertymark One event. Last summer’s event,...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech integration gives agents improved client accounting

PropTech service The Lettings Hub has announced a new strategic partnership with client accounting platform LettsPay.  This follows on from four additional...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ role must be enhanced by Renters Reform Bill

The government has been warned by trade body Propertymark that the controversial Renters Reform Bill must fairly reflect the importance of...

23 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

Airbnb may offer long-term rentals, not just short lets

Airbnb’s global chief executive has suggested that the short lets platform may handle longer term rentals in future. Brian Chesky, in an...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Market already cooling thanks to Election speculation - claim

It may still be 16 months until the furthest date for the next General Election but with party conference season in...

27 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

Housing Market may improve this autumn predicts finance chief

A mortgage expert says it’s likely that the housing market will improve this autumn. Octane Capital studied Property lending mortgage approval trends...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents and Voids produce mixed stats as lettings market settles

The rental market remained strong in August says PropTech firm Goodlord. Despite average rents dipping marginally after a record breaking July -...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs back to work but Renters Reform Bill clarity still awaited

Parliament resumes today following its summer recess but there is still a lack of detail on aspects of the Renters Reform...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New Build To Rent developments revealed

A series of new BTR schemes have been named by developers. In Coggeshall, north Essex, Vistry Group will deliver 36 homes, the...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

“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

Prime London rental market’s “remarkable growth” - agent’s data

The post-Covid prime lettings market in London has seen remarkable growth, an agency says. The latest data from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices London...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank joins Shelter for Parliament stunt about Renters Reform Bill

The Co-Op Bank is joining forces with campaigning charity Shelter to argue against Section 21 evictions, and together they have organised...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Threat of pets in lets shows need for inventories - claim

The increasing likelihood that the private rental sector will be obliged to allow more pets into lets simply demonstrates the need...

19 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

Agents told to lobby MPs over Renters Reform Bill

It appears almost certain that the Second Reading of the Renters Reform Bill - expected some weeks ago - will not...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New London office for agency with 4,800 units under management

A new office in the London suburb of North Acton has been announced by the LIFE Residential agency. The firm already has...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents spike and voids plummet in fast and furious market

The cost of rent rose in seven of the eight regions monitored by Goodlord during June.  The average cost of rent per...

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

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

Summer rents soar with 18% annual rises in places

Data from London-focussed agency Foxtons reveals that average weekly rental prices in May have surpassed the peak of 2022. The average weekly...

16 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

Anti-Social Short Lets - Airbnb reveals crackdown details

Airbnb claims there has been a 75 per cent drop in party reports made to Airbnb in the UK since its...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer urges letting agents to go on the offensive

I was surprised the other day to read statistics from the English Housing Survey about how many landlords use letting agents. In...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rents up for the fifth month in a row

The cost of rent across England rose for the fifth consecutive month during May, according to PropTech firm Goodlord. During the month,...

05 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

Popular short lets location may be hit by new tax

One of the country’s most popular destinations for both visitors and short let accommodation is likely to be hit with a...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech allows short lets to operate in student housing

Lavanda, a student lettings property management tech supplier, has announced a partnership with UPP, a student accommodation provider working in partnership...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage slump as less affluent landlords stay away

Just as transactions in the mainstream market ramp up for spring and summer, so enquiries about buy to let mortgages have...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Sales market supply set to rise as more landlords quit - prediction

More property is likely to come onto the sales market in the weeks and months ahead as rising numbers of landlords...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Government must step in to help boost supply - Propertymark

Propertymark’s ARLA President is calling on the government to intervene to help boost the flagging stock of rental properties. The call, by...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory MP blames Airbnb lets for shortage of staff accommodation

A Conservative MP in a tourist region has blamed the switch of rental accommodation to Airbnbs for a shortage of places...

27 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Sean Hooker - Head of Redress for the Property Redress Scheme

Introduce yourself A: My name is Sean Hooker. I have worked for the HFIS group for sixteen years, originally helping set...

23 March 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Rental market is badly out of balance warns agents’ leader

The number of new prospective tenants registering per Propertymark member branch held at 91 in February - very close to last...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

London rents show “unseasonable” early year rise - Foxtons

New figures today from London agency Foxtons show that the average rent in February 2023 rose five per cent from the...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s War! New council attack on ‘eyesore’ To Let boards

A council is set to renew its war on To Let boards. In summer 2018, Leciester council brought into effect a new...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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