Tagged: marketing

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...




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...




Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

Lettings industry reform does not go far enough

It is good news that the UK government is going ahead with its Tenants Charter that will better protect renters from the worst excesses of rogue landlords and lettings agents and it is much...




OFT launches new consultation on rules for lettings industry

OFT launches new consultation on rules for lettings industry

In a second key move affecting letting agents, a new consultation was launched yesterday by the OFT. At its centre is the subject of fees. The consultation is on draft guidance aimed at getting...




UK Buy-To-Let Charts: Where Is Best To Invest In Property?

UK Buy-To-Let Charts: Where Is Best To Invest In Property?

With rents in England and Wales approaching their record high, where exactly is best for property investors to invest their money this year? Scotland has recently been named the best UK location for student...




New ratings scheme for private rental properties to be launched

New ratings scheme for private rental properties to be launched

A new rating system of private rented properties is to be launched. It is, says the firm behind it, an attempt at industry self-regulation and could be used by local councils as an alternative...




Rightmove and Zoopla gear up for November deadline on agents’ fees

Rightmove and Zoopla gear up for November deadline on agents’ fees

Both Rightmove and Zoopla are gearing up for the November 1 deadline set by the Advertising Standards Authority. From that date, all letting agents must display their actual fees to tenants in adverts where...