Leading London Housing association Notting Hill Genesis has launched a new initiative to make home ownership more accessible for the nation’s critical workers. As a thank you for their commitment to keeping the country safe throughout the Covid-19 pand...
Should agents be obtaining evidence of the legal ownership for a seller and is it a legal part of Anti Money Laundering (AML) regulations?  Compliance Officer for The Guild of Property Professionals, Paul Offley, says that while it is an AML requiremen...
On the first anniversary of the ground-breaking on the award-winning £130 million New Victoria development in central Manchester, £50 million has already gone directly into greater Manchester’s economy, through local employment, tax and sourcing materi...
Rental platform LettingaProperty.com has shared its top tips for a greener rental experience. From tips for landlords to those that require proactive tenant engagement, the company has outlined six quick wins. The tips come as research from BCG finds t...
This autumn marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the first buy-to-let mortgages, and now another innovation is giving landlords complete peace of mind by paying them a full year’s rent upfront at the start of a new tenancy. Leeds estate agent HO...
The Property Redress Scheme has expelled a guaranteed rent operator after they failed to pay an eyewatering £150,000 in rent to a former landlord client. The agent was required to pay the landlord £25,000 by the Property Redress Scheme, the maximum the...
Between July and September (inclusive), six agents were excluded from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) for failing to pay compensatory awards. The excluded agents include: Ivory and Hatton, a sales and lettings agent in Canary Wharf, London. TPO found that...
The bounce back in the prime London lettings market gathered pace in September. Average rental values rose on a quarterly basis by the largest amount in a decade in prime central (+2.8 per cent) and prime outer London (+2.6 per cent), as the below char...
King’s Cross, London’s 67-acre neighbourhood, is today, 8 October 2021, celebrating a 10-year anniversary. The milestone marks a decade since the opening of The Granary Building in Granary Square, home to Central Saint Martins, and the official r...
Despite the reduction in stamp duty bills, there is little sign that the stamp duty holiday led to large numbers of new investors purchasing buy-to-lets. At their peak this year, investors purchased 14 per cent of homes sold across Great Britain in Feb...