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Regulation & Law

New protection for tenants and landlords

Letting agents are now required to publish full details of the fees they charge. In addition, agents are also obliged to state whether or not they are a member of a client…

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Housing Market

PRS set to soar

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The private rented sector (PRS) is expected to increase by 700,000 households to 5.5 million by 2020, accounting for one-fifth of the total housing stock in this country, according to a new…

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Products & Services

Up Periscope!

Thomas Morris Sales & Lettings are claiming to have held the world’s first ‘Virtual Open House’ on the recently launched social media platform – Periscope. The event was broadcast live from St…

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Products & Services

Zoopla loses nearly a quarter of its agents

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Despite a significant increase in web traffic, a growing number of estate agents are cancelling their subscriptions to Zoopla to join rival site OnTheMarket.com (OTM). Shares in Zoopla Property Group (ZPG) dropped…

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Housing Market

Sharp rise in new home registrations

Over 40,000 new residential properties were registered in the UK during the first three months of the year, a rise of 18 per cent compared to the corresponding period last year, the…

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Regulation & Law

NLA slams CAB report

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A new report which claims that landlords earn in the region of £5.6 billion a year from unsafe homes which fail to meet legal standards has been slammed by the National Landlords…

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Regulation & Law

Labour appoints new Shadow Housing Minister

Roberta Blackman-Woods (right), the MP for the City of Durham, has been named as the new Shadow Housing Minister, the Labour Party has confirmed. Professor Blackman-Woods, a sociologist with expertise in housing,…

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Agencies & People

Hunters and Belvoir expanding

Hunters, one of the largest independent networks of sales and lettings agents in the UK, has snapped up Country Properties adding another 23 franchised branches to its set-up. Sales and lettings agents…

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Regulation & Law

Regulation of the letting agents needed, says CEO

The newly elected Conservative Government should make the regulation of letting agents a priority in a bid to deal with unscrupulous letting agencies and help improve standards in the industry, according to…

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Products & Services

OTM is here to stay, says Ian Springett

OnTheMarket.com (OTM) has hit back at claims that its portal is struggling to establish any meaningful audience levels. Just over three months since the launch of OTM, competitor portal, Zoopla, has claimed…

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