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Official code on lettings published

Official code on lettings published

Endorsed and commissioned by the UK Government, a new code has been published for the private rented sector. While parts of the code relate to mandatory legislation, most of the code sets out a...




Landlords say no to online agents

Landlords say no to online agents

The latest Property Academy Landlord Survey shows that only 7% of landlords would chose an online agent over a high street equivalent. The main reasons given were the importance of local knowledge, the preference...




Product differentiation key factor in attracting new business

Product differentiation key factor in attracting new business

A recent survey demonstrates that landlords and tenants are finding it increasingly difficult to differentiate between agents. It’s no longer sufficient for agents to say that they provide a professional service. To attract new...




Labour’s proposed ban on agent fees defeated…. for the time being

Labour’s proposed ban on agent fees defeated…. for the time being

The ban on fees charged to tenants by letting agents, proposed by Labour, was yesterday defeated in the House of Commons. It is however, likely to resurface should Labour win next year’s general election.




More councils request special dispensation to ban boards

More councils request special dispensation to ban boards

We’re all aware of some areas of our towns, villages and countryside which are awash with for-sale and to-let marketing boards erected by letting and estate agents, and it’s no surprise that to the...




New agent-owned portal moves step closer to ‘implementation’

New agent-owned portal moves step closer to ‘implementation’

With more than 500 estate agents now on board and over £6 million already pledged to create their own online presence, Agents’ Mutual claims to finally be ready to take on the property website...




2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

2013 – Moving towards regulation in a growing market

Looking back on the newsletter that I wrote this time last year, many of the topics are still being discussed such as regulation of the industry.  Predictions of rents rising and increased demand have...




RentPro – Propertini

We are delighted to announce that we now support uploads to Propertini, the global real estate search engine that helps users search, select and share real estate. Propertini makes it possible to find residential...




How to price a property to let

How to price a property to let

With rental demand for properties continuing to outstrip supply across many parts of the country, landlords’ expectations remain high as far asking prices are concerned. But how do we know how much our properties...




September round up of private rented sector

September round up of private rented sector

September, a traditionally busy time of year as students move into new accommodation for the academic year, has also been another busy month for the private rented sector.  Finally guidance has been published on...