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KEYWORD "Tenancies" - 100 RESULTS
Renters Reform Bill should include regulating letting agents, says Propertymark

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

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

London still attracts rental investors despite 'disjointed' market

A prominent property expert who runs a buying and property management service for high end clients says London still attracts international...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry supplier claims sharp spike in arrears

Data released from Reposit, a deposit alternative service, reveals what it calls “a concerning surge in rent arrears” during the final...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - MPs set to be bombarded by emails

A pressure group unhappy about lack of progress on the Renters Reform Bill wants MPs to be bombarded with complaint emails.  Over...

12 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

Voids and rents show market “isn’t cooling down anytime soon”

Rents have risen seven per cent in the past year while voids have lengthened in the past month - although remain...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealthy tenants demand prime rental units ‘with highest spec’

A prominent lettings agency is advising landlords to fit out homes in prime locations to the same high specification as if...

01 February 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

Is the government deliberately delaying the Renters Reform Bill?

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

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents List Radical Changes needed to Renters Reform Bill

Propertymark's latest research report suggests some letting agents want radical changes to the Renters Reform Bill now going through Parliament.  The aim...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Council sets up own agency to let and manage private rentals

Winchester council is setting up its own agency to let and manage privately rented homes. Venta Living pledges to provide “high quality,...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Double digit annual rent inflation for five quarters in a row

Average rents in Scotland for new tenancies in the private rented sector have risen by double digits for the fifth quarter...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

No Rent Controls! Agents pledge to continue campaign

Propertymark has urged its members who feel frustrated by the changes to the Scottish Government’s so-called Cost of Living regulations ending...

11 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

Seven Tips this lettings agency is giving its landlord clients

Online rental platform Lettingaproperty is telling landlords to take a strategic approach to property management in 2024, to help navigate legislative...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Details emerge of permanent rent control proposal

The controversial minister who steered rent controls through the Scottish Parliament has contacted Propertymark to reveal details of the next stage. Patrick...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lettings Market Problems - supply-demand mismatch through to Christmas

New figures released this week by Propertymark reveal that even in the run-up to Christmas there was no significant change in...

03 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

2023 goes down as the year of record rents

London has seen the strongest rental growth over the last year according to an analysis by lettings agency Hamptons.   The average rent...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Timetables demanded for smoke alarm and electrical safety changes

Propertymark has responded to two consultations on the proposals to introduce electrical safety standards and smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned over Electrical Installation Condition Reports crisis

Repairs and maintenance supplier Fixflo is warning agents of a surge in demand for Electrical Installation Condition Reports in the short...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Changing face of Private Rental Sector revealed by new survey

A survey of more than 1,000 landlords in the Deposit Protection Service shows the scale of change in the private rental...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More tenants now shop around, says high profile agent

A prominent London buying agent and property consultant says the slowly improving supply of rental property means more tenants are now...

11 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

Rental demand staying high despite approach of Christmas

The latest Rental Index from PropTech firm Goodlord has shown that year-on-year rents are up by 7.3 per cent across England...

06 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

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

Renters Reform Bill - MPs to hear agents’ worries today

A senior Propertymark official will today tell MPs of the industry’s concerns about the Renters Reform Bill. The Bill has reached the...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons buys rival lettings service for £10m

Foxtons has snapped up London lettings agency Ludlow Thompson for £10m. Ludlow Thompson, founded 30 years ago, has seven branches in London, generating...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Eco-activists jubilant after agents suffer legal setback

The Scottish Greens - who are in effect the architects of rent controls north of the border - have welcomed a...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Shock as Rent Controls backed by Judicial Review decision

There’s been widespread dismay in the industry as the outcome of a Judicial Review has backed the Scottish Government’s objective of...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Surprise as rents drop and voids increase as weather cools

Rents saw an autumn dip in October, following three months of rapidly escalating prices across England.  According to PropTech firm Goodlord the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency’s first Short Lets Broker to handle month-plus tenancies

Self employed agency brand Harding Green has appointed a former Hamptons agent to handle short lets for clients. Nina Wallrock, who has...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

tlyfe's Rent-Ready Solution: Revolutionising the Lettings Market with Over 25,000 Tenants and 150 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

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Failure! Annual rent rise in double figures despite rent controls

Average rents in Scotland for new tenancies in the private sector have risen by double digits for the fourth quarter in a...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

London tenants pay high average deposits, claims supplier

One of the players in the controversial Deposit Alternative field is stepping up its case for this kind of service to...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Solicitor will answer agents’ questions on Renters Reform Bill

The latest stage of the Renters Reform Bill - and the likely delay in the abolition of Section 21 - will...

24 October 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

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

Rent Control threat - agents warn politicians not to meddle with market

Propertymark has issued a statement warning politicians not to introduce rent controls by the backdoor through processes which tinker with the...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let has grown massively in recent years - new statistics

Government data shows that as of 2022 some 15.29 per cent of homes in England are privately rented, with 14.9 per...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent ‘may get favourable treatment’ on rent legislation

A controversial consultation document about rent controls is proposing that Build To Rent operators be exempt from the caps which may...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fined for bullying tenants it wanted to illegally evict

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

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour should champion lettings agent regulation - Propertymark

Propertymark has urged Labour to licence letting agents under its plans to ‘fundamentally reform the private rented sector’. The trade body also...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents accused of “profiteering” rent rises

A new manifesto calling for rent controls and a raft of other measures is accusing the current rent rises of being...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Control proposals slammed by prominent industry commentator

Proposals for rent controls made in a government consultation document have been slammed by a prominent industry commentator and PropTech entrepreneur. The...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech App claims to onboard tenants and manage tenancies

Lendlord, a platform for the property investment space, has launched a Tenants App to streamline the way renters communicate with agents...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Emma Parsons, Head of Partnership Development at flatfair

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? Emma Parsons, Head of Partnership Development What is flatfair and what...

25 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Nakul Patel - Director at Air Blue Lets

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Nakul Patel and on my business card...

22 September 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Renters Reform Bill - Agents urged to lobby MPs with amendments

A prominent industry supplier is urging agents and landlords to lobby MPs to suggest improvements to the Renters Reform Bill.  PayProp UK...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents - what are your views on key health and safety issues?

Propertymark is urging agents to give it their views on two consultations on health and safety issues coming out of Northern...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Abandoned Tenancies - agents press Gove for court solution

Propertymark is pressing Housing Secretary Michael Gove to adopt a housing court system to solve the problem of abandoned tenancies. The agents...

07 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

Watchdog to Probe Five Issues Involving Agents and Landlords

The Competitioin and Markets Authority is to probe five activities involving letting agents and landlords and their responsibilities to private tenants. Sarah...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Epic Fail - rents go UP in Scotland, despite government rent controls

Average rents in Scotland for new tenancies in the private rented sector have risen by double digits for the third time...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Abandoned Tenancies - Gove lobbied to take urgent action

Housing Secretary Michael Gove is being lobbied to take urgent action over the growing problem of abandoned tenancies. Propertymark chief executive Nathan...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill attacked by another legal expert

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

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

“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

EPC targets threaten private rental sector if they are unchanged

Stricter proposals for energy efficiency under review by the government risk damaging the private rental sector if they remain unchanged. That’s the...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property company boss hit by big fine six years after offences

A property firm which admitted misleading tenants on their rights and threatening them to leave has been ordered to pay £8,000. Four...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket warns on downside of frantic lets market

OnTheMarket says the frantic lettings market of the past year or more is bad news for agents. In a trading statement to...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property company boss “threatening tenants to leave”

A property company director who admitted misleading tenants on their rights and threatening them to leave has been ordered to pay...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Share your views and you could help shape the evolution of the Renters (Reform) Bill

The Renters (Reform) Bill rewrites many of the rules that the private rented sector has played by for decades. This may...

07 July 2023

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Countrywide veteran takes senior Connells lettings post

Connells Group - which at 150,000 tenancies under management claims to be the UK’s largest lettings business - has announced a...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Bonanza as new lettings integrations announced today

Proptech firm The Lettings Hub has launched a trio of integrations - with Reapit, Home Telecom, and Live Chat software Tawk. Reapit...

03 July 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

Save ASTs - agents urged to sign petition to stop Periodic Tenancies

Agents are being urged to sign a new petition has been launched on the UK Parliament website to reverse the move...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Market dip as rental growth slows in almost every region

The pace of rental growth cooled in May, with the average rent on a newly let home in Britain rising 9.1...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental growth slows in all but one location

The pace of rental growth cooled in May, with the average rent on a newly let home in Britain rising 9.1...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill needs to be even tougher - claim

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

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Renters Reform Bill prompts agents’ calls to helpline

A webinar says the Renters Reform Bill is the biggest challenge facing lettings agents - and it’s prompted calls to a...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency lettings guru named as head of full service provider

Lettings platform Seven Living has appointed a longstanding figure from the Leaders Romans Group to be its senior head of lettings.  James...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove links all stages of letting process on one platform

Rightmove has launched the first rollout phase of products for agents, described as linking the rental journey from advertising and receiving...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency targets ARE popular with rental sector - claim

According to new research from Mortgage Advice Bureau, two-fifths of landlords believe that new EPC requirements are important for the environment and will...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Franchise giant on the prowl for more lettings acquisitions

A trading statement from Belvoir reveals that the franchise giant is on the look out for “good quality complimentary acquisitions”. A strong...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Jubilant tenants warned: Be careful what you wish for…

Tenant groups are cheering the proposed abolition of Section 21 eviction powers but there’s a legal warning that the reality may be...

18 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

Revealed - the 414-page end-of-tenancy check out report

A property management firm says it recently compiled a check-out report for a property which was 414 pages in total. The property...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Newspaper names agency in middle of high profile mould dispute

An online newspaper has named the lettings agency at the heart of a high profile dispute with tenants over mould. The i...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech News - new products and announcements for agents

After nine years with the business, Goodlord co-founder Tom Mundy has stepped down as chief operating officer. An official statement from...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

So Much For Rent Controls - figures show increases, not falls

Property portal Citylets says average rents in Scotland rose 12.4 per cent in the past year to £1,007 per month -...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Backfired! Rent controls hurt lettings as government flounders

Research from Propertymark highlights a growing concern for the private rental sector in Scotland. As the Scottish National Party lurches from crisis...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency network to reveal hitherto-unseen market information

Fast-growing agency network Lomond is launching its own national and regional market information - and it claims it’s using data rarely...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

50 not out for tenancy management workforce

A team managing tenancies across the UK has clocked up half a century of working together. The staff at Tenancy Management Hub,...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Speculation grows about future changes to EPCs

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

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent rises to halve by late 2023 says market analyst

Annual rent rises that are currently 10 per cent or more are likely to halve to “mid-single digits” according to a...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Government rental mediation scheme flops - change needed

A much-hyped government proposal to introduce a Rental Mediation Service to resolve disputes, sustain tenancies and reduce pressure on the courts...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons spends millions on acquiring rival lettings agency

Foxtons has this morning confirmed that it’s acquired a rival London lettings agency. It has snapped up Atkinson McLeod for £7.4m: Foxtons...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mediation service expands to include letting agents

A mediation and conciliation service which has previously been restricted to landlords and tenants is now on offer to letting agents.  The...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Council promotes scheme to “avoid letting agents’ fees”

Exeter council in Devon is promoting a scheme to private landlords by calling it a “cost-effective solution for landlords who want...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental property energy efficiency soars - new figures

There’s been a 165 per cent increase in the number of private rental homes with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent control law backfires as agents see landlords selling up

The Scottish Parliament’s so called Cost of Living Act - imposing rent controls on the private sector - is backfiring. That’s the...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New call to eradicate mould and damp in rental properties

Citizens Advice is the latest charity to argue for improved housing standards in the private rental sector. It claims that its research...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

More renters lie about pay to secure tenancies - claim

Over half of all fraudulent tenancy applications involve fake or doctored pay slips, a PropTech firm claims. Goodlord analysed a sample size...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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