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KEYWORD "housing" - 103 RESULTS
Tory Housing Policies Miss Out On Poll Position

You have to wonder who is advising Rishi Sunak these days. Months ago, Silverstone must have seemed a terrific venue to hold...

15 June 2024

From: Features

London's brownfield sites could house nearly 0.5m new homes

New research reveals nearly half a million homes could be built across London on land that currently lies derelict amid a...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Average price of Edinburgh detached homes rose by almost £1,500 a week

The average price of detached homes in Edinburgh has risen by almost £1,500 a week according to analysis of the latest...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Labour faces barriers to 'getting Britain building'

After much anticipation, the Labour Manifesto for ‘Change’ was launched this week. Held in Manchester the launch event included personal reflections...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Addressing the Local Authority Development Impasse

Building and development plans Recently, Carter Jonas has marketed development sites which have attracted multiple bids, higher offers than had been anticipated...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Agents’ Verdict - We Need More Details in Labour Manifesto

There’s been a broadly warm response from much of the property industry to Labour’s manifesto, but a call for more detail...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Danger - Housing Market at risk of Chronic Over-Supply Until Rates Fall

There’s a growing ­supply-demand imbalance in the sales market according to the prominent industry asking price index, Home.  It says despite greater...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour VAT plan ‘will put premiums on catchment area homes’

An agency bond says Labour’s plan to slap VAT on private school fees will have a positive effect on pricing of...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Every home EPC rated B or above in 10 years - party pledge

A political party is pledging that if elected it will make every home in the UK have an EPC rating of...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election: estate agents react to Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party’s General Election manifesto has committed to resurrecting the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme and temporarily removing Capital...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Liberal Democrat manifesto: UK housing policies revealed

The Liberal Democrat General Election manifesto has been published, promising more housebuilding, abolishing leasehold tenures and its own buyer support scheme. Its...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election webinar launched to help agents reassure vendors

Agents are invited to a webinar on how the General Election will affect the property market. Reapit and PayProp will be hosting...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons reveals General Election wish list

Stamp Duty reform and first-time buyer support tops the list of what Foxtons would like to see from the next Government. The...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Mistakes, milkshakes and military memories - what a week!

In a week when the election campaign descended into claim and counterclaim of lies over tax plans and Nigel Farage was...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Industry Views - Labour Agrees New Housing Policies

You may not have realised, but yesterday, the new government’s housing policy was agreed. No, I’m not talking about the new ‘Freedom...

08 June 2024

From: Features

PRS crying out for fiscal reform, says LRG

In the second of their Election Wishlist series, Leaders Romans Group turn the spotlight on the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Here, National...

08 June 2024

From: Features

General Election 2024: Labour unveils Freedom to Buy scheme

Housing has finally made it onto the General Election campaign, albeit with a familiar policy. Labour has unveiled plans for a Freedom...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE:  Ignoring the property crisis damages all of us.

If, like me, you watched the two party leaders battle it out in the first head-to-head debate you’ll have noticed that...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

 General Election 2024: Rightmove ‘disappointed’ at lack of housing focus

Rightmove has criticised the lack of focus on housing policy during the first General Election TV debate this week. Housing was rarely...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent activity improves but asking prices remain an issue - Propertymark

The number of market appraisals and sales agreed among estate agents are now back above levels seen before the September 2022...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Will housing finally get a mention in first General Election debate?

Political parties have been pretty quiet on housing policy during the General Election campaign and industry groups are hopeful that tonight’s...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

High EPC ratings push up house prices – but by how much?

Vendors could boost the value of their property by around £13,000 on average by improving its energy efficiency, research suggests. Research by...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices bounce back but calls remain for interest rate cut

House prices appear to have benefited from a Spring bounce but sales and mortgage approvals have struggled. It comes after a busy...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Keir! Rishi! - What About Housing?

And so we wait. The election, still only a week old and with almost five left to go, has served up main...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Finding landlords is agents' biggest worry - PayProp survey

To put it simply – letting agents are our business. When they overwhelmingly voice a concern about something, we take that...

01 June 2024

From: Features

LRG sets out its stall for election 2024

With election day looming, in the first of a series of articles, experts from property services organisation, Leaders Romans Group, offer...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Could buyer dropouts become a thing of the past?

Anyone who has ever bought or sold a house, knows the frustration and disappointment when a sale falls through. The excitement of...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Unintended consequences of 'rushed' leasehold law

In what are some of the biggest changes to the residential leasehold sector in the last 21 years since the Commonhold...

01 June 2024

From: Features

American dream? No, owning a property stateside is easy... if you know how

HAVING spent decades closely following the UK and American property markets, I’ve seen and read many reports comparing the two.  But...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Stamp Duty reform tops General Election property wish-lists

Stamp Duty reform and more housebuilding top the General Election wish-lists for the property sector. General Election manifestos are yet to be...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: If your social media feed is anything like mine, it's now full of cries for help from tenants

Amid the frenetic news agenda of recent weeks, a story broke that may have easily passed you by. It revealed how tenant...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove-r and out! Housing Secretary to quit after General Election

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has become the latest high-profile MP to announce he would step down ahead of July’s General Election. Gove...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - The Housing Battleground for General Election 2024

So we’ve been sent the ‘Save The Date’ card - it’s July 4. Now all we need is the invitation to the...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Property Natter - July election could be a winner for the property market

Could it be that a politician has finally done the property market a favour? Rishi Sunak’s decision to call the general election...

25 May 2024

From: Features

After delays, departures and disruption, Renters (Reform) Bill finally runs out of steam

The Government’s controversial Renters (Reform) Bill has fallen victim to Rishi Sunak’s election announcement and has been shelved. The legislation – which...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

Affordability is a bigger factor for buyers than the confirmed General Election, Savills claims. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has set a date...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents do Charity - walking the walk

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election date set – will the property market pause?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed a date for the General Election. Voters will go the polls on 4 July, meaning the...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

House price inflation turns positive - but will it last?

Average house prices rose annually for the first time since July 2023 in March, Land Registry data shows. The latest Land Registry...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Government criticised for ‘disappointing’ response to agent regulation inquiry

The chairperson of the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee has hit back at the Government’s approach – or lack of...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents fined more than £3m for failing to register for AML

Estate agents were fined a total of more than £3m in the nine months to September 2023 for failing to register...

22 May 2024

From: Features

Phil Spencer and Russell Quirk team up to tackle housing crisis

Online agent turned property PR guru Russell Quirk has set out his solution to solving the housing crisis. Speaking on the latest...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour unveils plans for new towns

The Labour Party has committed to building 1.5m new homes across the country over the next parliament. Shadow Housing Secretary Angela Rayner...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing financial risk for 'go-it-alone' landlords

Housing minister Jacob Young recently scotched rumours that the property portal proposed in the Renters (Reform) Bill would remove the need...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to levels from 25 years ago

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to the completion numbers from 25 years ago according to analysis of the latest official statistics...

18 May 2024

From: Features

 Rightmove: It's difficult for agents to provide material information

The task of obtaining material information is more difficult than it appears for estate agents, Rightmove has warned. The portal revealed in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Why we can't afford not to be alive to the growing risk of cyber fraud

THE property sector has embraced technology and the enormous benefits that it can bring. Never was this more accurately demonstrated than during...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency regulation and enforcement will improve home sales - claim

Estate agency regulation is needed to help improve the homebuying and selling process, MPs have been told. The first hearing of the...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs begin inquiry into home buying and selling process

MPs are set to begin their inquiry into improving the home buying and selling process today. The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing concerns growing among the public – ONS

Increasing numbers of people are citing housing as their main concern, official data suggests. The latest public opinions and social trends survey...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - On manoeuvres with OnTheMarket

It’s more than 100 days since global real estate tech giants CoStar Group acquired struggling property portal, OnTheMarket. If you cast your...

11 May 2024

From: Features

The Simple Solution to Addressing the Housing Shortage

There’s a very important first step that needs to be taken in resolving the housing crisis: we need a greater understanding...

11 May 2024

From: Features

UK housebuilders back in the market for land as outlook brightens

Britain's housebuilders are seeing a recovery in buyer interest and land purchasing activity in early 2024, according to the latest Knight...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Halifax: Housing market is 'finding its feet' as monthly growth remains flat

The housing market is still “finding its feet,” Halifax has claimed, after its latest data showed house prices appeared to stagnate...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills makes drastic U-turn on housing market forecast for 2024

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Hidden’ Service Charges trigger rise in housing costs, says Barclays

Typical consumer spending on mortgages and rents increased 3.6% in April – the first increase in the rate of growth since...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Appraisals down in pre-Easter trading, reveals Propertymark

Market appraisal volumes dropped 7% in March according to Propertymark’s latest market snapshot, based on data from up to six weeks...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour - The Housing Policies Coming Our Way Soon

You don’t have to be a mind-reader to believe there will be a large majority Labour government by the end of...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Interest Rate Cut - Experts downplay chances for next week

Prominent housing and mortgage experts are downplaying the chance of an interest rate cut following the Bank of England monetary policy...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande - More To Be Done To Address Housing Imbalance

A recent announcement by housing giants Persimmon has been heralded as a welcome boost to the property sector. In a trading update they...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Misery as yet more lenders hike rates

Just as the Nationwide showed the impact of rising mortgage costs on house prices, so another raft of lenders have made...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

Sky News is reporting that up to 30 Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s approach to ground rents...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Portal claims 40 new agency sign-ups since start of 2024

A locally-owned property portal called Propertynews says it’s signed up over 40 more agents to list properties since New Year. More than...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks launches Mortgage division

Purplebricks has launched launched a mortgage divison, known formally as Purplebricks Mortgages Limited This will see a team of more than 150...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Revolution - call for sellers to pay instead of buyers

A prominent estate agent has started an online petition to reverse stamp duty so it is paid by the vendor, not...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty causes Sales Slump for investors in southern England

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

London’s next Mayor should build more affordable homes and back landlords

Propertymark, the leading membership body for property agents has written to London Mayor candidates highlighting proposals to tackle the unique housing...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Startling figures show mortgage costs holding back house prices

Higher mortgage rates are a drag on house price growth says Zoopla - and it’s produced startling figures to prove it. The...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales volumes boom despite interest rates soaring - new Zoopla figures

UK house prices may be broadly static but sales volumes are up 12% year on year according to Zoopla data out...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Demand for Small Properties as budgets tighten

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing costs still a major concern for majority of UK adults

The cost of housing continues to be a major concern to the majority of adults in the UK, according to the...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Clarity needed on Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill report

Last weekend a story by The Sunday Times’ Deputy Political Editor indicated that the Government is proposing implementing a £250 cap...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Mortgage lender wants stamp duty rebate and cash help for owners

Stamp duty rebates and cash to improve energy efficiency are being demanded by one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders in...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge survey to assess housing problems in ‘crunch county’

Thousands of people will be invited to take part in new research to help provide information on why one particularly badly...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Three interest rate cuts and house prices to rise - Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank has issued figures showing a 28% profits plunge for the first quarter of the year - but it nonetheless...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales Boost at last for Prime Central London - agency data

The JLL Prime Central London Index saw signs of improvement in the first quarter of this year, with 4.5% more properties...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fall for 15 months in Wales - now transactions down too

The average price of a home in Wales fell to £229,263 in the first quarter of 2024, making this the fifth...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reform of Right To Buy demanded by industry group

A property industry group has called for a reduction in the discounts available for council tenants buying their own home, after...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Update - slowest and fastest sales so far in 2024

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Five year record high for number of homes listed for sale - Zoopla

Would-be home-buyers are enjoying the highest level of spring-time choice of homes in five years says Zoopla. The portal claims that there...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Single Income Homebuyers face huge uphill task - figures

New statistics from the Financial Conduct Authority, analysed by a legal firm, show the clear disadvantage and worsening picture for single...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut possible in Mini-Budget - government briefing

A report in the Times newspaper says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is planning a stamp duty cut in the early autumn. The paper...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Belt and Labour - broad industry support for new approach

There’s been broad support from within the agency and wider property sectors for Labour’s proposal to build on selected parts of...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns of lull in sales despite brisk start to 2024

The number of new sellers coming to the market is up by 12% compared to this time a year ago, and...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Airbnb Crackdown - this time it's not just Michael Gove...

It’s tempting to think that Michael Gove’s proposed clampdown on Airbnb-style short lets is a uniquely British form of small-mindedness, part...

20 April 2024

From: Features

The scandal of empty homes as councils stand to make additional £540m

Councils across England could make an additional £540m a year in council tax on empty homes after new rules came into...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Guarded support for Labour's 'grey belt' plans

Keir Starmer set out Labour’s policy for housebuilding this week and targeted ‘ugly’ parts of the Green Belt. It will be a...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer to give Blue Sky speech to estate agents

TV property guru, Move iQ founder and Estate Agent Today columnist Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency pulls plug on underperforming offices

Winkworth has revealed that it has not renewed franchises on offices “where our standards were not being met and results were...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Cuts on hold after disappointing figures

Inflation has eased to 3.2% down from 3.4%, official figures from the Office for National Statistics show, the lowest level since...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Owners deterred from downsizing by cost and hassle of moving

The cost and time consuming nature of the house moving process is deterring older owners from downsizing, it’s been alleged. An upfront...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Buyers should transact before the General Election season

OnTheMarket president Jason Tebb has cautioned buyers against waiting for an interest rate cut and General Election before making a transaction...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Buyers 'tak' the high road to stronger market

When we talk in general terms about the UK housing market, we tend to draw a picture of generality. Facts and figures...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Why we must stop favouring first-time buyers for housing delivery

The plight of the nation’s first-time buyers may be the focus when it comes to government housing initiatives, but our latest...

13 April 2024

From: Features

£50bn price tag for London's empty homes

Southwark, Barnet, Camden, Croydon and Newham are the top five London boroughs with the highest number of vacant properties amid a...

13 April 2024

From: Features

How can agents capitalise on the green shoots of recovery?

From the uptick in house sales in January to a house price rise the first time in over a year in February,...

09 April 2024

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