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KEYWORD "Trov" - 102 RESULTS
Housing Secretary move directly led to senior Labour resignation

The Housing Secretary in the Welsh Government, Julie James, was one of several ministers to quit in yesterday's dramatic day of...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for Starmer to review Energy Performance Certificates

There’s a call from a prominent international building science service for the new Labour government to review the Energy Performance Certificates. EPCs...

10 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

No explicit pledge to spread rent controls further in Scotland - SNP

The Scottish National Party, which as part of an alliance with the Greens introduced controversial rent controls in Scotland in 2022,...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rogue agency bosses fined after HMO licence controversy

Three directors from two letting agencies and a landlord have been fined £27,500 after failing to secure the appropriate license for...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - will it become law by July 4?

A General Election has been called for July 4. So what happens to the Renters Reform Bill, which has been the subject...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Emoov, pioneer online agency, acquired by small family business

A low profile family company called the Griffin Property Company has acquired Emoov, the online agency which was a pioneering name...

22 May 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

Renters Reform Bill “still misses the mark” says Propertymark

Propertymark says the controversial Renters Reform Bill still misses the mark, despite a string of amendments made to it as it...

26 April 2024

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Extraordinary 200 amendments to Renters Reform Bill in Commons today

There’s a huge number of amendments to the Renters Reform Bill, which has its Third Reading in the House of Commons...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark not giving up on the Regulation of Property Agents

Propertymark says it will continue lobbying government for the implementation of the Regulation of Property Agents - even though the government...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning: rental reform could mean rewriting tenancy agreements

A lawyer says radical rental reforms proposed for Scotland - which could be a model for change in England and Wales...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tenant awareness of Renters Reform Bill very low, says charity

The substantial majority of tenants are completely unaware of the Renters Reform Bill, it’s been alleged. A survey of over 2,000 private...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory ex-housing minister quits, claiming he was a success

A former housing minister responsible for the sell off of huge numbers of social homes has told the Prime Minister he...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket president welcomes latest lettings agency  to drop Zoopla

Lettings agency Edward Mellor, which operates its 15 branches across Greater Manchester, has signed up to OnTheMarket. This follows the controversial CoStar...

07 February 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

Row over government bid to turn renters into first time buyers

Controversy surrounds a government idea - floated over the weekend - to allow renters to secure mortgages with just one per...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs controversial Airbnb registration scheme

Letting agents’ body Propertymark is throwing its weight behind a mandatory licensing and registration scheme for short let landlords. Anyone who lets...

12 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

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

Propertymark sits on the fence over first time buyer controversy

Propertymark has stepped into the row over a bank chief’s comments on first time buyers. Sir Howard Davies, chairman of NatWest, responded...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns that Rwanda controversy could force early election

Knight Frank has taken the unusual step of warning that Tory splits over Rwanda and immigration could force an early election...

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

Over 700 CPO homes let by government along doomed HS2 rail line

Newspaper report claims some 710 properties have been put into the private rental market by the government - and they are...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour will keep Right To Buy in England if it wins election

Labour says it will keep the controversal Right To Buy policy in England if it wins this year’s General Election. This is...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry figure backs Renters Reform Bill  pets policy

The head of a major supplier insists the Renters Reform Bill provision making it easier for tenants to keep pets is...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour to ban bidding wars and offer new anti-social behaviour rules

A prominent housing market commentator says Labour would introduce a tougher version of the Renters Reform Bill if it forms the...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb claims its short lets support thousands of jobs across UK

A new report claims that Airbnb has generated tens of thousands of jobs in the UK and enables people to work...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Watchdog slams GetAgent over misleading website claims

Controversial website content by the high profile website GetAgent must never appear again, according to the ad industry watchdog. The Advertising Standards...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Shareholders reach decision on takeover of OnTheMarket

The shareholders of OnTheMarket have reached their decision on the portal's controversial takeover by CoStar.  A statement released this afternoon says: "The...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Controversial ex-Countrywide boss appointed to new post

Almost six years after her departure as chief executive of Countrywide, Alison Platt has been appointed to a new senior position. She...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove shares rise as it takes even more money from agents

Property portal Rightmove has increased its key revenue target in a bullish set of results which shows it has not been...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Controversial pay-per-viewing company is dissolved

The company which in 2021 tried to introduce the concept of asking potential tenants and buyers to pay to view a...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Bidding Wars soar as tenants compete for dwindling supply

It’s claimed that as many as one in five tenants has lost out in a rental bidding war during the last...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Section 21 - Angry MPs slam Michael Gove over ongoing delay

A row has broken out over Section 21 between Michael Gove’s Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and an all-party...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Renters Reform Bill webinar to feature leading industry legal expert

A free webinar on the controversial Renters Reform Bill is to feature one of the industry’s top legal experts. David Smith is...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech boss makes 22 amendments to Renters Reform Bill

A leading PropTech entrepreneur has written to MPs outlining detailed plans that he believes would ensure the controversial Renters Reform Bill...

26 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

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

New boss for controversial John Lewis private rental initiative

A new director of property has been named by the John Lewis Partnership, to lead its controversial Build To Rent initiative. Martin...

16 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

New How To Rent Guide to be issued today

The Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities says a new How To Rent guide will be issued today, October 2. Letting...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry figure claims scrapping S21 isn’t so very bad…

The government should “just get on with implementing the Renters Reform Bill” an industry figure says.  Jonathan Rolande of the National Association...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Foot Off The Gas - boiler ban deadline may be eased

The Times is reporting that a delay to the controversial ban on gas boilers is being considered by the government as...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert - new How to Rent guide coming soon

Rental sector organisations have been given an indication by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities that a new How...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Why do politicians pursue failed policy of rent controls? - agent asks

Private rents have continued to soar in Scotland according to DJ Alexander, the largest lettings agency in the country.  It says rental...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Controversy surrounds Deposit Alternative schemes as probe begins

The Competition and Markets Authority’s in depth investigation into the controversial deposit alternative concept has been welcomed by one of the...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks and Boomin boss Bruce is back with a new agency

One of the controversial Bruce brothers, founders of the ill-fated Purplebricks venture, is back in the agency business. It’s almost a decade...

04 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

Rent Control political coalition likely to stay until 2026

The political alliance between the Scottish National Party and the Scottish Greens is likely to stay in place until 2026. Arguably the...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill - Online course explains what it means

PropTech platform Goodlord has launched a one hour online course explaining the controversial Renters Reform Bill. The aim is to equip letting...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Airbnb “nightmare” as residents complain about short let parties

A planning committee meeting discussion on an application for 100 new apartments in Manchester turned into a forum for complaints about...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

EPC changes to rental properties to be ‘relaxed’ - Gove

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has this morning said his government should ‘relax the pace’ of EPC reforms expected from private landlords. In...

23 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency and council work together on unlikely safety campaign

After numerous stories of councils and letting agencies at each others’ throats over To Let boards, Trading Standards and other controversies,...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents demand government clarity to combat Anti-Social Behaviour

Propertymark is supporting a new Anti Social Behaviour Awareness campaign, calling for greater clarity from government on how agents and landlords...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Hot Air? Agency warns emissions tax could hurt capital values

A prominent lettings agency says capital values could be damaged if a controversial emissions scheme goes ahead in London. Research by Benham...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents told ‘Get A Move On’ as licensing scheme flags

  A council has told letting agents to ‘get a move on’ as it admits there’s been a slow start to its...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Controls - Agents asked for help building case against

The National Residential Landlords Association is looking for help from letting agents in building a case against rent controls. The association is...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Eviction powers may even increase under Renters Reform Bill - claim

A lettings agency claims eviction powers may actually increase - not reduce - thanks to the controversial Renters Reform Bill. Knight Frank...

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

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

Controversial licensing scheme - last chance for agents’ input

Letting agents have a final chance today to have their say on a consultation into a newly proposed licensing scheme for...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings chief insists Renters Reform Bill is not anti-landlord

The controversial Renters Reform Bill is not the anti-landlord charter that some in the h system claim it to be. That’s the...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Celebrity endorsement for Gove’s Rental Reform Bill

Consumer champion Martin Lewis - the man behind the Money Saving Expert website and TV shows - has backed the Renters...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency backs controversial clean air zone concept

Newcastle-based lettings agency Seekers is backing a clean air zone in its city.  The agency’s two cars, both Volkswagen ID-3s, are part...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Campaign launched to allow pets to be kept by private tenants

One of the most controversial subjects affecting letting agents, tenants and landlords alike is back on the agenda. Two of the UK’s...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rent Freeze and Eviction Ban to continue until autumn at least

The controversial ban on private rental sector rent rises and evictions is to continue in Scotland for another six months at...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Controversial city HMO licensing scheme to go ahead

A new licensing scheme for HMOs, agreed by leaders of Portsmouth council, will be implemented from September 1 2023. Licensing of HMOs...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial Boiler Upgrade Scheme to be scrutinised by politicians

The controversial Boiler Upgrade Scheme - which Propertymark say is so complex many people don’t think it’s worth applying to -...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial letting agent’s company sold for undisclosed sum

The lettings agency operated by controversial agent Ajay Jagota has been sold for an undisclosed sum. Jagota set up KIS Lettings with...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Britain’s most controversial rental licensing - questions being asked

A scheme which some regard as the most controversial landlord licensing regime in the country is coming under scrutiny. Labour councillors on...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Levelling Up adverts fall foul of standards watchdog

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned advertorial material issued by the government department responsible for rental reform and housing. Two Labour MPs...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Pets In Lets - no answer yet to issues of damage and costs

The latest update from industry discussions about allowing more pets in private rental properties suggests there’s not been a solution yet...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

No major rental reform debate at Tory Party conference

There appears to be no space for discussion on the government’s private rental sector reform policies at the Tory Party conference...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales market now favours buyers - how will this affect rentals?

Zoopla is issuing a warning today that price cuts in the sales market are likely to hit pre-pandemic levels as affordability...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour's plans for private renting - if it wins the next election

Shadow housing minister Lisa Nandy has unveiled a Charter for Renters which she says will be implemented within 100 days of...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Named and Shamed! Letting agents back controversial database

A controversial database which will allow widespread access to the identities of rogue letting agents and landlords has been backed by...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental Reform future uncertain as new housing minister stays quiet

Lee Rowley is the new housing minister, specifically responsible for taking charge of the government’s rental reform agenda. The government has confirmed...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New ministers appointed to housing department

Two new ministers have been appointed to the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities - but at this stage it’s...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Rent freeze “chaos” as politician cannot give details - claim

* Angels Media and Letting Agent Today are deeply saddened by the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II * - The controversial rent...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Commissioners step in to council with controversial private rental scheme

The government is intervening further in the running of Liverpool council, which operates a controversial private rental sector licensing scheme. Housing Secretary...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Confirmed - Renters Reform Bill coming this session of Parliament

It’s been confirmed that the controversial Renters Reform Bill will still be introduced by the end of this session of Parliament,...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents warn against rent loophole in controversial debt plans

Propertymark has spoken out against a possible loophole that might allow tenant arrears to go unpaid in certain circumstances. The trade body...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks sets date for possible lettings crisis showdown

Purplebricks has set a date for a possible showdown with shareholders over the agency’s lettings compliance crisis amongst other controverisies.  It has...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What’s your view on Rental Reform proposals? An unusual invitation…

Agents are being invited to comment on the government’s Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper. And unusually the invitation comes not from any...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks lettings division losses to be revealed next week

The financial fall out from Purplebricks’ disastrous lettings compliance crisis is likely to be revealed next week. The troubled agency says it...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Question mark over rental reform as housing ministers quit

If housing really is seen by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as one of his key policy goals, there must be uncertainty...

07 July 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

Is rental reform a distraction from government failures elsewhere?

A prominent lettings industry supplier has asked whether the earlier-than-expected arrival of the rental reform white paper was a distraction from...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental reform may be bogged down after elections, warns supplier

Last month’s local election results could yet impact on the private rental sector, a prominent industry supplier claims. The Association of Independent...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove Boss: is Britain’s top Lettings Guru in line for job?

Speculation is growing that a high profile former leader of the Association of Residential Letting Agents may become the next chief...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists turn on letting agents and Labour as “landlords’ lackeys”

An activist at the centre of a controversy involving a London letting agent has used a left-wing website to explain how...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists slam councils for failing to regulate agents and landlords

An activist group in London has launched a scathing attack on councils which it claims have been ineffective in regulating rogue...

04 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

 “Wilful disregard of private rental sector” slammed by letting agents

Propertymark has waded into the controversy surrounding regulations removing extended notice periods in Scotland. The notice periods for residential tenancies - extended...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Legal advice for letting agents on authorised signatories controversy

PropTech supplier Goodlord is to host a webinar on Thursday answering letting agents' questions onthe implications of the landmark ruling on...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Airbnb lettings ‘racket’ condemned by prominent newspaper

One of the country’s best-read and respected regional newspapers has accused Airbnb of a ‘racket’ by advertising homes on its short-let...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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