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Charity urges property professionals to participate in wellbeing survey

Monday 8th January 2024

Property professionals are being asked to take part in a 'Wellbeing at Work' survey designed to evaluate the stresses and strains within the sector. Organised by registered charity the Conveyancing Foundation, the survey also aims to gain understanding…

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Agents advised to warn clients of energy efficiency scams

Monday 8th January 2024

Property agents should be aware of potential risks from fraudsters and help educate their clients and tenants to be on the lookout for common scams, Propertymark has advised. The organisation…

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Agents Giving issues rallying call to help the homeless

Friday 5th January 2024

The Agents Giving Winter Warmth campaign is continuing this month until 31 January, with hundreds of items already donated to the…

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Rents up, voids down – index charts highs and lows of PRS in 2023

Friday 5th January 2024

Average rents in England were nearly 9% higher across 2023 as a whole compared to average rents recorded in 2022, according to the latest Goodlord rental index. Despite month-on-month rents dropping slightly from November 2023 to December 2023, year-on-year figures show…

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Agents urged to heed GDPR guidance after breaches uncovered

Friday 5th January 2024

Estate and letting agents must be vigilant against breaches of GDPR, Propertymark has warned. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently issued fresh advice regarding compliance with UK…

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Despite everything, landlord sentiment remains upbeat for 2024

Friday 29th December 2023

The majority of PRS landlords believe the prospects for their own rental portfolios in 2024 are good. Nearly three quarters of all landlords (74%) feel confident about prospects for the property market next year, according to research from The Mortgage…

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Will the Renters (Reform) Bill go live next year?

Thursday 28th December 2023

PayProp UK boss Neil Cobbold says that the government's flagship legislation for the private rented sector remains in limbo. This time last year it had been expected that the Renters (Reform) Bill would…

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Letting agents call on Government to fix ‘broken’ evictions system

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Propertymark has made the comments within its submission to a Parliamentary enquiry into the nation's troubled County Courts. Letting agents have called on the Government to take urgent action to fix…

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Letting agents ‘to face more regulation in the Spring’

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Announcement is made by CMA, which says new guidance and also enforcement are in the pipeline as the regulatory looks into…

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Letting agents warned over looming electrical checks ‘bottleneck’

Tuesday 19th December 2023

Fixflo says millions of rented properties will be coming up for EICR renewal in 2025 and 2026 and that agents should complete checks now instead. Letting agents and property managers have been told to complete Electrical Installation Conditions Reports (EICRs) early…

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