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Ingard adds Bluestone Mortgages to panel

Ingard adds Bluestone Mortgages to panel

Network, DA brokerage and specialist distributor Ingard has announced this morning that it has the added Bluestone Mortgages to its panel of lenders.

02 Dec 2016

National Counties announce rebrand

National Counties announce rebrand

National Counties have announced this morning that all mortgage products for new customers will now be available under the Family Building Society brand with immediate effect.

02 Dec 2016

Land Registry to remain in the public sector

Land Registry to remain in the public sector

Following a brief consultation, the government has confirmed that it has scrapped the proposed privatisation of the Land Registry which will now remain in the public sector.

24 Nov 2016

UKALA launches new partneship with Property Redress Scheme

UKALA launches new partneship with Property Redress Scheme

The UK Association of Letting Agents has announced today that it has switched consumer redress provider to the Property Redress Scheme (PRS).

10 Nov 2016

Majority of estate agents unfazed by Brexit

Majority of estate agents unfazed by Brexit

A new survey conducted by cloud-based estate agency software provider, Dezrez, has found that 64% of estate agents haven’t developed a Brexit plan or strategy, and still do not see the need for one.

08 Nov 2016

Which day is busiest for estate agents?

Which day is busiest for estate agents?

According to new research from telephone answering and outsourced switchboard specialist, Moneypenny, property receptionists answered the highest volume of calls between 10am-11am on Tuesday – suggesting that agents are most under-resourced at this time.

31 Oct 2016

LMS announces new partnership with Leeds BS

LMS announces new partnership with Leeds BS

Conveyancing panel management specialists, LMS, has announced a new partnership with Leeds Building Society.

17 Oct 2016

LMS and Monmouthshire extend partnership

LMS and Monmouthshire extend partnership

Conveyancing panel management specialist, LMS, has announced this morning that it has extended its partnership with Monmouthshire Building Society, following a successful two-year collaboration.

10 Oct 2016

Dragonfly Property Finance announces rebrand

Dragonfly Property Finance announces rebrand

Dragonfly Property Finace has announced this morning that it has officially rebranded to Octopus Property.

10 Oct 2016

Record year for CALA

Record year for CALA

CALA has announced a record financial year with profits topping £60 million for the first time in the group’s history.

05 Oct 2016

 

Calls for the government to abandon Land Registry privatisation for good

Calls for the government to abandon Land Registry privatisation for good

Andrew Lloyd, Managing Director of Search Acumen, calls on the Government to drop its plans to privatise Land Registry as the proposal gets dropped from the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill.

09 Sep 2016

Industry first partnership between online auction house and lender announced

Industry first partnership between online auction house and lender announced

Short-term property finance lender LendInvest has announced this morning that it has become the funding partner for online auction house LOT11.

19 Aug 2016

Rentplus announces further investment to drive expansion

Rentplus announces further investment to drive expansion

Rent-to-buy home provider, Rentplus, has secured a further £20m investment in a move designed to expand its nationwide pipeline of delivering new, affordable homes.

17 Aug 2016

20% rise in commercial property storm damage claims

20% rise in commercial property storm damage claims

New research from commercial real estate insurance broker, Property Insurance Initiatives, has found that there has been a 20% rise in claims for storm damage to commercial property during the first half of 2016, compared with the same period last year.

08 Aug 2016

Property Partner unveils residential property bidding engine

Property Partner unveils residential property bidding engine

Residential property crowdfunding platform, Property Partner, has announced that it is launching a new bidding engine, allowing investors to place orders for shares in residential property on its online ‘resale’ market.

08 Aug 2016

Leeds BS announces record H1 results

Leeds BS announces record H1 results

Leeds Building Society has announced this morning that further growth in mortgage lending has boosted its performance for the first half of 2016.

05 Aug 2016

AIIC announces launch of new online training courses

AIIC announces launch of new online training courses

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has announced that it is now offering a comprehensive range of high quality online training courses.

04 Aug 2016

Principality announces strong H1 results

Principality announces strong H1 results

Principality Building Society has announced this morning that it has delivered a very strong financial performance and excellent trading results for the first half of 2016.

03 Aug 2016

Rightmove announces 10% share price rise

Rightmove announces 10% share price rise

Rightmove has announced this morning that it has achieved a strong set of first half results. According to the portal, revenues are up 16% to £107.9m, and underlying operating profit up 17% to £82.3m.

27 Jul 2016

Homebuilder warns children of building site dangers

Homebuilder warns children of building site dangers

As the school summer holidays get under way, a local homebuilder is warning youngsters across Leicestershire to keep safe and stay away from its building sites.

26 Jul 2016

Foundation Home Loans joins Paradigm lender panel

Foundation Home Loans joins Paradigm lender panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced today that it has added Foundation Home Loans to its lender panel.

21 Jul 2016

Rentplus secures Cotswold development

Rentplus secures Cotswold development

Rentplus has furthered its growth plans by signing a deal to provide new affordable homes in the Cotswolds.

19 Jul 2016

Freedom announces launch of new mortgage arm

Freedom announces launch of new mortgage arm

Freedom Finance has announced today that it has agreed a deal to acquire Sensible Home Finance which will be rebranded as Freedom Mortgages.

15 Jul 2016

Fleet announces new Midlands BDM

Fleet announces new Midlands BDM

Buy-to-let and specialist lender, Fleet Mortgages, has today announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager who will be covering the Midlands.

15 Jul 2016

NAEA responds to Government action plan

NAEA responds to Government action plan

In April 2016 the Home Office and HM Treasury published its Action Plan for anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance and NAEA has made its views known regarding the role of Suspicious Activity Reports and Supervisory Regimes for anti-money laundering.

01 Jul 2016

Letting agents recruits two former Countrywide directors

Letting agents recruits two former Countrywide directors

Independent estate and letting agent butters john bee has appointed two former directors from Countrywide plc. Andy Townsend joins as Managing Director for Lettings and Dominic Green as Managing Director for Sales and Auctions.

01 Jul 2016

UK retail investors pull out of property funds

UK retail investors pull out of property funds

UK retail investors are pulling out of Property and UK Equity funds and switching into Global and Japan equities, according to analysis by online investment platform, rplan.co.uk.

28 Jun 2016

Conveyancing Association partners with InfoTrack

Conveyancing Association partners with InfoTrack

The Conveyancing Association has today announced a new partnership with InfoTrack, a new conveyancing services provider.

27 Jun 2016

Latest Comments

Spencer Fortag
Spencer Fortag 30 Nov 2016

I am glad that someone listened to me!

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 27 Nov 2016

It's not just the lack of estate agency advice that's costing landlords money; most are getting seriously bad advice from their accountants resulting in tax bills far higher than they need to be. Likewise,...

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Sally Walmsley
Sally Walmsley 18 Nov 2016

The RLA stands by its sell-off statistics. While we welcome the feedback from Mr Jagota and are delighted to hear how well things are going for landlords in the north east, we would like to make it clear...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

The high employment levels and the vibrant economy has led to ever-increasing demand for rental properties, especially from professionals relocations from other cities. This has led to more experts teaming...

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Sheryl87
Sheryl87 18 Nov 2016

Renting out your house can be risky business. It's good to think about residential landlords insurance. Standard cover includes buildings cover and cover for loss of rent following damage to a property...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 09 Nov 2016

Fear of ghosts, really?? Ok, I get the fear of bats in the attic and mice and rats running under your nose - those are easy to deal with pest issues which are really unpleasant and can turn you off. But...

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AmberMorris
AmberMorris 08 Nov 2016

In my experience, It has always been a matter of discussion between the landlord and the tenant. There are cases when it's clear who's responsible for the pest control costs. I see a lot of people in forums...

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warren
warren 08 Nov 2016

There you go buddy :)

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Agent_PeeBee
Agent_PeeBee 07 Nov 2016

Any reason why my comment to this 'article' has not been published?

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Sean Lees
Sean Lees 04 Nov 2016

I don't think anyone can say dogs or cats are better or worse; depends on the animal, its age, how long it's left inside, etc. How bad the mess is depends somewhat on whether you are renting furniture...

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daniel black
daniel black 25 Oct 2016

I've been keeping a close eye on what the effect of Brexit has been on the rental market and it's a very mixed bag. Whilst the majority of the news focuses on London's market. I think this time next year...

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Northerner
Northerner 20 Oct 2016

Any views from outside the M25? No wonder politicians can't get the housing big picture when everyone seems to think that London is the yard stick, when it absolutely is not.

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