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Archive for May, 2011

Demand for HMO’s tipped to rise

Icon Written by Neal on 12/05/2011 – 7:29 am

Written on May 10, 2011 by admin in UK Property News. More property investors are expected to keep a closer eye on houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) with a view to potentially cashing in on anticipated greater tenant demand for homes in this sector, due to new cuts to housing benefits. The British Property Federation […]



Letting agency activity cited as barometer for economic health

Icon Written by Neal on 12/05/2011 – 7:16 am

This article was brought to you by Rentman the premium rent management software. There are many different ways of judging the economic health of a city and one of these is the occupancy level in retail centres. Letting agents are likely to find it harder to fill their commercial properties in times of economic hardship, […]



Letting agents ‘have seen demand rise significantly

Icon Written by Neal on 12/05/2011 – 7:15 am

‘News Category: Industry News Published: 04-May-2011 This article was brought to you by Rentman the premium rent management software. Demand for rented property has risen significantly as a result of the difficulty in getting on to the property ladder. This is the view of Bob Urwin, owner of Martin & Co Oxford, who told the […]



Agents split as to whether they could manage without Rightmove

Icon Written by Neal on 12/05/2011 – 7:14 am

What do you think One third of agents (33%) say they would not run their business without Rightmove – but 36% say they can, and 11% are already running their business without it. The findings, in a poll of 264 agents carried out by an independent website, come as Rightmove issued a trading update this […]



Metric snaps up Sheffield store

Icon Written by Neal on 11/05/2011 – 7:54 am

11th May 2011 By James Reed – Assistant Editor The Business Desk news@email.thebusinessdesk.com METRIC Property Investments has bought the former Uno store in Sheffield for £2.3m, it was announced this morning. The specialist retail estate investment trust intends to spend a further £3.3m refursbishing the building on St Mary’s Road and splitting it into two […]