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Make renting ‘fairer’ by embracing tech-driven platforms, says flatfair CEO

The head of flatfair, a London-based fintech that lets landlords offer “deposit-free” renting to tenants, is urging more people to sign up to nil deposit schemes as an alternative to a traditional deposit, in...

Redwood Bank passes on full base rate cut to mortgage products

Redwood Bank has passed on the full Bank of England Base Rate reduction of 0.5% to its existing lending products. The challenger bank’s decision was taken off the back of the Bank of England’s decision...

Exclusive: landlords warned over new WhatsApp business usage rules

Landlords who use WhatsApp to communicate with tenants are exposing themselves to legal action from the global communications giant, which is owned by Facebook and in the UK is the most popular way to...

Government to reform the planning system

The government has unveiled plans to revamp the planning system, in a document entitled Planning for the Future. The changes should make it easier for developers to demolish vacant buildings and replace them with...

Property shares hammered on stock market with Countrywide price down a quarter

Countrywide and Purplebricks in worst stock market carnage for over 30 years – and OnTheMarket announces out-of-court settlement of litigation Click here to read the original content Author: Rosalind Renshaw Legal Notice: This content does not belong...

Health secretary asked for urgent advice for agents – but no payment holiday from...

Government 'implored' for advice as Rightmove to help agents working from home – but no payment holiday from any of the portals Click here to read the original content Author: Rosalind Renshaw Legal Notice: This content does...

Anger that estate agents cannot benefit from business rates holiday – unlike betting shops

Agents just as likely as any other high street business to be affected by coronavirus Click here to read the original content Author: Rosalind Renshaw Legal Notice: This content does not belong to Midlands Property Group Limited...

The death of ground rents by a thousand cuts continues with introduction of Help...

Jude Salmon, property associate, Joelson The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is the latest body to call time on ground rents, subjecting all leasehold properties sold under the 2021-23 Help to Buy...

Savills out-performs housing market as it delivers increases in profits and revenues

Savills says that excitement over proptech is evaporating as agents look for genuinely helpful tools Click here to read the original content Author: Rosalind Renshaw Legal Notice: This content does not belong to Midlands Property Group Limited...

Government slips in commitment to abolish Section 21 in statement on planning reforms

So-called 'no fault' evictions really will be abolished, pledges housing secretary in hidden-away sentence Click here to read the original content Author: Rosalind Renshaw Legal Notice: This content does not belong to Midlands Property Group Limited or...

Property investor takes to social media to complain of agent’s ‘despicable’ behaviour

High profile property investor who says she is facing homelessness claims agent showed 'no hint of concern' Click here to read the original content Author: Rosalind Renshaw Legal Notice: This content does not belong to Midlands Property...

Long-standing managers at estate agents buy sales business from founding partners

Founding directors pass baton to new owners who know the business well Click here to read the original content Author: Rosalind Renshaw Legal Notice: This content does not belong to Midlands Property Group Limited or any of...

first direct to support mortgage customers affected by Covid-19

first direct has committed to extending the mortgage term or switching the rate for customers affected by coronavirus. Similarly, the bank is offering customers with unsecured debt ‘breathing space’, as well as giving them...

Buyers could withdraw from deals amid coronavirus fears, warning

Coronavirus pushes property market into new period of uncertainty Click here to read the original content Author: Marc Shoffman Legal Notice: This content does not belong to Midlands Property Group Limited or any of our subsidiaries unless...

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