Tagged: letting agents

Cuts prompt landlords to shun benefit claimants

Cuts prompt landlords to shun benefit claimants

Private landlords are becoming less willing to let properties to people on benefits as a result of welfare reforms, England’s first Green Party council leader has said. Bill Randall, leader of Brighton Council, today...




Drop in rental voids ‘good news’ for BTL

Drop in rental voids ‘good news’ for BTL

The drop in rental voids is another clear indication in the increased demand for rental property Landlords who took part in Paragon Mortgages’ quarterly Private Rental Sector Trends survey reported a decrease in void...




UK property industry will try to meet green targets, seminar hears

UK property industry will try to meet green targets, seminar hears

Sustainability as an issue is not going anywhere, so it may pay now to get your properties up to grade so as to avoid any properties suddenly being deemed unlettable under the 2011 Energy...




Ombudsman takes legal advice on compulsory regulation of letting agents

Ombudsman takes legal advice on compulsory regulation of letting agents

Regulation should be considered to protect the consumer, especially in relation to client money protection. The Property Ombudsman scheme has taken legal advice on how letting agents could be compulsorily regulated, saying that voluntary...




Top 10 UK Property Portals

Top 10 UK Property Portals

Great news for Rightmove dominating across the board as the number 1 property portal website; however as mentioned earlier in the week by Glenn Ackroyd in his post on Property118 The letting portals providing...




National consumer awareness week planned for SAFE

National consumer awareness week planned for SAFE

Making tenants and landlords aware of the SAFEagent will hopefully encourage them to use a registered letting agent thus reducing their risk of using a bad letting agent. A national SAFEagent awareness week is...




Long term property renting set to rise in the UK

Long term property renting set to rise in the UK

Long term renting becoming more the norm for a variety of reasons Millions of Britons are resigning themselves to the possibility of never owning their own home as they become more comfortable with the prospect of...




Zoopla’s Record Traffic in 1st Half of January

Zoopla’s Record Traffic in 1st Half of January

More evidence that people are looking for property Property search website Zoopla.co.uk has reported record high levels of visits to its website, along with sky-high downloads and usage of its mobile apps during the first half...




Buy to Let Arrears up – But ‘Experts’ Disagree on Why

Buy to Let Arrears up – But ‘Experts’ Disagree on Why

ARLA suggests the market may be softening due to a drop in demand for rental property, whilst LSL Property Service suggest the demand is still there and will not go anywhere soon due to...