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Picture of the week: Purrfect lettings?

There was a time when ‘not pets allowed’ was the norm in rental adverts and most landlords were happy to steer clear of drooling dogs and sharp-clawed cats. But the rise in…

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Housing Market

No spare change for rented spare rooms?

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The number of tenants in the UK renting a property with a spare room has nearly halved from 60% in 2010 to just 35% today, the lowest proportion on record according to…

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Land & New Homes

New Garden Town to be built in Kent


Housing Minister Gavin Barwell today announced that Kent is to get a new garden town in addition to similar projects already planned in Bicester, Didcot, Basingstoke, Essex and Northamptonshire. Outline plans revealed in…

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Associations & Bodies

UKALA switches redress provider after review

Members of the UK Association of Letting Agents (UKALA) will soon have to update their window stickers, websites and stationary with a new redress scheme provider, it has been announced. Following a review…

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Agencies & People

Former footballer leads a different kind of team

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Estate agency directors are used to seeing unusual CVs crossing their desks but the award for this year’s out-of-the-ordinary career goes to Chris Galley, 46, a recently-appointed branch manager at Centrick Property’s…

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Knight Frank launches tool to win new instructions

Knight Frank has launched an innovative tool for gaining instructions that pulls in curious house owners with detailed information about their local postcode. The site, called myPropertyGenius, was soft-launched a few weeks…

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