Category: Property Industry News

Buy-to-let growth driving housing market activity

Buy-to-let growth driving housing market activity

A large rise in the number of buy-to-let property valuations was the reason for a rise in activity in the housing market, according to Connells Survey & Valuation. Research by the firm found that...




Major council gets set to impose citywide licensing of all rental homes

Major council gets set to impose citywide licensing of all rental homes

A second local authority in England is set to bring in compulsory licensing of every private rental property on its territory. Liverpool City Council has launched a consultation for the introduction of a citywide...




Why buy-to-let is a booming business

Why buy-to-let is a booming business

Rental demand in many parts of the UK has never been higher. Graham Norwood speaks to top experts to get tips on starting a buy-to-let empire. New Year is about new challenges: gym memberships,...




Cold weather warning for landlords and tenants

Cold weather warning for landlords and tenants

As the floods subside, forecasters are warning that the first cold spell is due to sweep across the UK kicking off a month of wintery conditions. With ‘Escape of Water’ being the most common...




2012 Round-Up and Predictions for 2013

2012 Round-Up and Predictions for 2013

Predictions for 2012 were for greater demand for rental property, leading to a rise in rents, as well as increased scrutiny of the private rental sector. As predictions go this was possibly one that...




Estate and letting agents will have regulation lightened as EPC regulation changes come in January 9th 2013.

Estate and letting agents will have regulation lightened as EPC regulation changes come in January 9th 2013.

Although agents will have to include EPC details on all property advertising fromJanuary 9, the requirement to include or attach the front page of the EPC will be dropped. Furthermore, listed buildings will no longer need...




Boris launches new lettings scheme for agents and landlords

Boris launches new lettings scheme for agents and landlords

London mayor Boris Johnson has announced plans for a major new voluntary accreditation scheme for landlords and agents, the ‘London Rental Standard’. The proposals, which do not include rent controls but do suggest that...




Census 2011: the facts about the housing crisis

Census 2011: the facts about the housing crisis

Renting is up and home ownership is down – but what else can housing professionals learn from the latest census release? The rise of Generation Rent was finally quantified this week, when release of...




Optimising your Rightmove Adverts

Optimising your Rightmove Adverts

Knowing that over 95% of people view properties online (with the majority using Rightmove),you may be interested in tips on optimising your Rightmove adverts. The secret is understanding Rightmove’s marketing analysis tools. Each agent...




Four out of 10 landlords plan to increase rents in 2013

Four out of 10 landlords plan to increase rents in 2013

With landlords looking to increase the size of their portfolios there is a greater opportunity for letting agents to expand their business.  Cloud based software allows you to scale seamlessly as your business grows. One...