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Agency groups announce major mortgage acquisitions

The Belvoir Group has announced the acquisition of mortgage broker TIME. The agency franchise and financial services brand has acquired the entire issued...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents back claims that pay is too low, but how does it compare globally?

Almost three quarters of property professionals agree that estate agent pay is too low. A poll conducted by Estate Agent Today found 73%...

24 May 2022

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Boomin reveals first SmartVal conversion data

Agents using Boomin have managed to convert more than 20% of SmartVal valuation requests into instructions. The challenger portal and lead generation...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales instructions hit new highs

Agency listings appear to be on the rise with major brands seeing a spike in valuations and instructions. Data from national agent Jackson-Stops...

24 May 2022

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Home movers back replacing stamp duty with capital gains tax charge

A survey among home movers has revealed support for making first-time buyers fully exempt from stamp duty and replacing the stamp...

24 May 2022

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Fine & Country reveals the secrets of premium estate agency

Fine & Country has been revealing the secrets of running an premium estate agency. The agency brand is currently hosting a Masterclass...

24 May 2022

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Spicerhaart staff share emotional stories as conference returns

Spicerhaart’s annual conference and awards ceremony returned earlier this month after a three-year hiatus caused by the pandemic. The company’s two day...

24 May 2022

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Property management group acquires Century 21 UK master franchise

Century 21 UK, the British arm of the US-based franchising agency, has been sold. Nicholas Faulkner, the owner of leasehold property management...

23 May 2022

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Homes going under offer faster than ever but market will moderate - Rightmove

Average asking prices have hit new highs but there are signs of the market easing, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest listings data...

23 May 2022

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Ex-estate agent: 'Low pay and high pressure made me quit the sector'

An anonymous ex-estate agent has revealed how poor pay and high pressure forced them to quit the profession. The mystery agent said...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: 'There was a race to get the deal done by Christmas'

Many agents will remember the nerves and jubilation of their first property sale. Estate Agent Today has launched a new video series...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers need a 112% larger deposit compared with 10 years ago

It is no longer significantly cheaper to rent compared with making monthly mortgage payments, Rightmove claims, but raising a deposit remains...

23 May 2022

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New product aims to help homebuyers prove their commitment to a purchase

Proptech firm Gazeal is working on buyer-focused product that can be used to show a seller they are serious about a...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Under the hammer! Auctioneer marks record start to the year for agent sales

Auction house iamproperty is marking a record start to the year with landmark sales and fees raised for partner agents. The brand...

23 May 2022

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Agents advised against cutting fees to attract stock

Estate agents are being urged to reassess their fee structure and not be afraid to reflect the time and level of...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency network aims to be first in the sector to go carbon neutral

The Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) is aiming to become the first carbon neutral estate agency network. It has teamed up with...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

ROPA returns to Parliament but there is still no timeline for reforms

The issue of agency qualifications has finally been mentioned in the Houses of Parliament, almost three years since the landmark Regulation...

20 May 2022

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By Royal Appointment: How are you marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Excitement is building for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A four-day Bank Holiday to mark the occasion will kick off on 2...

20 May 2022

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Agents Do Charity - walking, running and kicking for Ukraine

Agents have been getting active in recent weeks to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. Fundraising activities range from office-based collections and referencing challenges...

20 May 2022

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Regional agent offers to sell homes for free to mark new office

The Acorn Group has opened its 40th branch in Sevenoaks under its Langford Russell brand. It isn’t opening quietly though and is...

20 May 2022

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Property data company hits back amid watchdog's merger concerns

Property data company Dye & Durham has promised to “work collaboratively” with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the watchdog...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers 'snubbing' upfront agency fees

Homeowners may have become less willing to pay upfront fees to sell their home. Despite efforts by online-only brands such as Purplebricks...

19 May 2022

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Start of the slowdown? Land Registry records first dip in price growth in 2022

Agents have heralded the beginning of the house price slowdown. The latest Land Registry House Price Index yesterday showed values increased by...

19 May 2022

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Google is the battleground for vendor instructions - claim

Google rather than the portals is the starting point for sellers finding an estate agent, a survey claims. A survey among 2,000...

19 May 2022

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Back of the net! Scottish agency partners with Premiership football club

Scottish estate and lettings agent Stonehouse has sealed a new partnership deal with Aberdeen Football Club. Stonehouse, an Aberdeen-based sister brand to...

19 May 2022

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Regional agency staff celebrate combined 75 years of service

Sussex-based estate agent Mishon Mackay is celebrating 25 years of sevice each for three of its staff members. Sarah Fitzgerald, Sarah McCarthy,...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog blocks property data merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that it may block the merger of two property search firms as it...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Would fewer emails and more lunches boost agent and conveyancer relations?

Referral fees, lack of trust and too much email have been identified as barriers to greater collaboration between conveyancers and estate...

18 May 2022

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Industry charity aims to boost agent focus on wellbeing

Industry charity and mentoring group Agents Together is planning to help firms prioritise mental wellbeing. It has developed a checklist that agents...

18 May 2022

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PropTech Today - which are genuine, which are pure money-making machines?

With new and exciting PropTech solutions approaching the market, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, discusses some of their relevance and whether...

18 May 2022

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Former Zoopla sales director among new high profile GetAgent recruits

Property industry veteran Mal McCallion is among two new high-profile recruits for GetAgent. McCallion, who helped launch Primelocation in 2000 and was...

18 May 2022

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Buyers ‘willing to pay more’ for most energy efficient homes

Almost half of buyers would be willing to pay more for a property with a high energy efficiency rating, research suggests. It...

18 May 2022

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First-time buyers ‘don’t know enough about mortgages’

A lack of mortgage knowledge could be holding buyers back, research claims. A survey of more than 1,000 consumers by Nottingham Building...

18 May 2022

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HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

More than 30 agents and property firms such as auction houses and valuers were reprimanded by HMRC for anti-money laundering breaches...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry data suggests spring supply boost but fewer sales agreed

Supply is slowly increasing but there are signs that buyers are now biding their time. Analysis by property data company TwentyCi shows...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage data suggests buyer demand is waning - claim

A property lender claims to have identified signs that the property market is slowing. Analysis of Bank of England mortgage approval data...

17 May 2022

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Regional agent goes musical for its latest move

Independent Kent agent Miles & Barr took a musical approach to an office relocation last weekend. Miles & Barr, which has 12...

17 May 2022

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Hamptons boosts international offering with new acquisition 

Hamptons has created a new international department after its latest acquisition. The agent this week revealed it has acquired Venres, a specialist...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech firms partner to boost agency offerings

Agency proptech supplier Muuvo has partnered with Canopy to provide its RentPassport and RentTracking products. Muuvo provides software for agents to help...

17 May 2022

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Sales slowdown? Portal data suggests transactions are taking longer

There are signs that properties are starting to take longer to sell. A lack of stock in recent months has meant agents...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home hunters urged to go offline to find agency stock

Buyers are being urged to ditch their laptops and hit the streets to find a property. The property market is currently hampered...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns property market against talking itself into recession

Buyers and sellers should focus on the Bank of England’s actions rather than words when it comes to the housing market,...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Trade body hopes empty homes clampdown will boost agency stock

Propertymark has expressed hope that the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will help boost much needed agency supply. The trade body has...

16 May 2022

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Pandemic helps push up the number of half a million-pound hotspots

The number of areas where the average house sale price exceeded £500,000 has surpassed 15% of Great Britain for the first...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency proptech supplier's new CTO promises 'innovative' products

PropTech supplier nurtur.group has appointed Damon Bullimore BriefYourMarket co-founder Damon Bullimore as chief technology officer (CTO). It follows nurtur.group’s acquisition of the...

16 May 2022

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Peer calls for agency regulations to apply in leasehold sector

A high-profile peer has questioned why estate agency regulation wasn’t extended to property management companies in the Queen’s Speech this week. Lord...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to go 'further and faster' on upfront information

A senior industry figure has called for upfront information changes to move faster to boost market confidence amid the cost of...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

NI agent offers short-term accommodation to reduce fall-throughs

A County Down-based estate agent has acquired a local rival and launched a new “stop-gap” accommodation service for buyers and sellers...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - bikes, boats and Bond

Fundraising efforts featuring bikes, boats and James Bond all feature in this week's edition of Agents Do Charity. Remember, if you have...

13 May 2022

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Hybrid agent hits the road to attract more recruits

Hybrid agent eXp UK is embarking on a national roadshow this month to showcase its US-inspired business model. It will visit London,...

13 May 2022

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Knotweed season: New research reveals hotspots for the invasive plant

New research has revealed the regional hotspots where Japanese knotweed has been identified. The data could be of interest to estate agents...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government unveils new levelling up law - what it means for estate agents

The government last night revealed more details on its flagship Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill including letting local authorities double council...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: No signs of a slowdown in house price growth yet

The limited amount of property stock continues to push up house prices despite cost of living concerns, surveyors claim. The latest RICS...

12 May 2022

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Not helping to buy! Government urged to link deposit schemes to house prices

Rising house prices have rendered the government’s Help to Buy ISA scheme useless, an analyst claims. The Help to Buy ISA saving...

12 May 2022

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Revealed! How much your buyer needs to be in the top 10% of property sales

Prime property purchasers are typically paying a 122% premium to be in the top 10% of buyers, research suggests. London agent Benham...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New accolade announced for ESTAS Awards

Agents may be gearing up for this year’s ESTAS Customer Service Awards but there is another accolade that you could aim for next...

12 May 2022

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Sellers getting on the market before price slowdown

The prime country market outside of London appears to be booming again in a rush to beat a slowdown in house...

12 May 2022

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Agents prepare for planning overhaul as sector digests Queen's Speech

Agents have pledged to keep a close eye on planning reforms amid a proposed overhaul announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. Prince...

11 May 2022

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Rightmove boss: ‘I have fantastic relationships with agents’

The outgoing chief executive of Rightmove has claimed he has a good relationship with the portal’s customers. It was announced this week...

11 May 2022

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Speedy sales adding fraud risks for estate agents – warning

Speedy property sales may not be as good as they seem, an industry figure has warned. Recent figures released by Rightmove indicate...

11 May 2022

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OnTheMarket expands Property Academy partnership

OnTheMarket has expanded its partnership with agency coaching brand Property Academy. The exclusive commercial relationship was agreed last year, giving full-fee paying...

11 May 2022

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Revealed! The London boroughs with the most million-pound sales

London accounted for almost half of million-pound plus property sales over the past 12 months but the most active borough at...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm recruits estate agency veteran from Hamptons

Former Hamptons and Countrywide executive Phil Tennant has joined US-style fast buy firm UPSTIX. Tennant has been recruited as chief operating officer...

11 May 2022

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‘Maths genius’ claims to have removed the need for agency floorplan software

A former letting agent claims to have removed the need for estate agents to use floorplan software. Mark McCorrie, who describes himself...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lifesycle now finds new listings in YOUR areas

In this guest piece, the team at Iceberg Digital set out the benefits of Lifesycle 3, which is to appear this autumn. Perfect...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Queen’s Speech: How proposed laws may help or hinder estate agents

The Queen’s Speech has unveiled proposed overhauls on planning, consumer and economic crime laws that could all have an effect on...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Queen’s Speech: What agents can expect as future laws are laid out

The government’s legislative agenda will be set out this morning in the Queen’s Speech and there are plenty of potential laws that...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Long way to go’ for equality in estate agency - claim

Two senior agency figures have suggested there is more work needed to level the playing field for women in the sector. The...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents 'have nothing to fear' from ROPA exams

Agents are being urged not to fear exams when it comes to new industry qualifications for the sector. The industry is still awaiting...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s share price hits two-year low amid CEO exit 

Rightmove’s share price hit its lowest level for two years yesterday after it was announced that its chief executive is stepping...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of AML compliance hits £6m for estate agents

The estate agency sector is now paying almost £6m for anti-money laundering (AML) supervision. Businesses are legally required to register for AML...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to embrace tech as demand grows for shorter working week

Agents are being urged to make better use of technology to balance calls for a shorter working week and consumer demand...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: Reminisce about your commission debut

Many agents will remember the nerves and jubilation of their first property sale. Estate Agent Today has launched a new video series...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of home buying support blamed for Tory local election losses

A lack of support to help people onto the property ladder has been highlighted as one factor for the Tory party’s...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks dominates as online agents grow market share

Online and hybrid agents have rapidly increased their market share over the past year, research claims. Analysis of new Zoopla, Rightmove and...

09 May 2022

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On the house! Prime buyers continue to snub flats

Houses continued to be the preferred property type for prime London buyers last month as flat sales continue to struggle amid...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Reassuring Vendors In A Changing Market

There seems a consensus amongst agents, analysts and amateur pundits alike that the market will stay relatively strong for some months,...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Halifax signals start of house price growth slowdown

The property market is bracing for the start of the slowdown in the rate of house price growth.  The Halifax House Price...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

POA: So how many agency listings could be 'unlawful?'

Agency trade bodies have backed the “clarity” provided by Trading Standards after it deemed “price on application” listings unlawful. It comes as...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers urged to get moving on a mortgage as rates hit 13-year high

Buyers are being urged to act now to secure decent mortgage pricing as interest rates hit a 13-year high yesterday. The Bank...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! Where agents sold homes above asking price last year

Agents helped vendors sell homes at 97.9% of asking price on average last year, research claims. Analysis of portal and Land Registry...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Auctioneer slams ‘outdated’ partner agent contracts

An online auctioneer has hit out at exclusive partner agreements between agents and traditional auction houses.  Stuart Collar-Brown, co-founder and director of...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New Gazeal product aims to help reduce property sale fall-throughs

PropTech company Gazeal has launched a new product to help agents secure a sale at any point. The new product is called...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to nominate your top fundraisers

Fundraising frolics by agents and property professionals this week include bike rides and triathlon challenges, plus the charity award season returns. Remember,...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London price growth hits seven-year high

Buyer demand has rebounded in prime areas of the capital and there is also talk of a return to competitive bidding. The...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: Why POA listings are unlawful

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) deemed yesterday that the use of POA or “price on application”...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand 'waning' ahead of interest rate decision

The property market could be set for further upheaval when the Bank of England makes its latest interest rate decision today. The...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

'Frightening' number of 'agents' unaware of where to report AML concerns

A ‘frightening’ number of respondents to a Rightmove online poll appear to be unaware of their anti-money laundering reporting requirements. The portal...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents back licensing schemes in 'optimistic' industry survey

Agents remain positive about the prospects for their business and the property market despite talk of slowing house price growth and...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Homesearch expands north of the border following agent requests

Property data and estate agent prospecting platform Homesearch is expanding north of the border. After three years of operation in England and...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hunters signs six-year software deal with Zoopla-backed Alto

Hunters has signed a six-year agreement to use Zoopla-backed Alto’s agency software. All of Hunters 200-plus branches and any additional offices added...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

 ‘Price on application’ in property listings deemed unlawful

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has deemed that the use of POA or “price on application”...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive interview: Ex-Purplebricks agency trainer joins easyProperty

An industry veteran who helped train Purplebricks agents has partnered with easyProperty to foster its franchisee talent. The online hybrid agent is...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock shortage 'slowly easing' - Zoopla

The property supply shortage may be easing but Zoopla has warned it will still take some time for stock to be...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More than half of homes fail to meet modern insulation standards

More than half of properties across England and Wales only meet insulation standards of 1976 or older. The startling figures, based on...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The most common surveyor snags

Surveyors have revealed the key issues coming up in reports that could stifle sales or reduce offers. The most common issues over...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland election: Propertymark calls for housing to top the agenda

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly are due to be held on 5 May and agents are hoping that housing remains...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New Scottish estate agency aims to be ‘go-to business’ for property matters

A new estate agency has been launched in the west of Scotland by property services firm Bowman Rebecchi. The new business, named...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket seeks approval for share capital overhaul

OnTheMarket is seeking shareholder approval for a proposed cancellation of capital.  The portal said in a stockmarket update this morning that this...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents owed more than half a million from withdrawn sales last year - claim

Agents lost out on £600,000 worth of owed commission from withdrawn listings last year, industry data suggests. Withdrawn sales are an occupational hazard...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

One in 30 homes are being downvalued by lenders - claim

Mortgage brokers have warned that an increase in downvaluations is starting to hit the property market. Lenders and their valuers are cutting...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crunch is hitting lower end of the prime market - Savills

A third of first-time buyers have had to reduce their budgets as a result of recent interest rate hikes and the...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Can ewe believe it! Agent unveils latest advert following billboard ban

If you are an easily offended Frankie Valli fan, look away now. A regional agent that was rapped by the Advertising Standards...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows as cost of living crisis starts to hits the market

House price growth is expected to hit single digits by the end of the year as the cost of living crisis...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

ESTAS 2022 - award shortlists to be revealed from this Friday

The shortlists for this year’s much-coveted ESTAS awards will be revealed from the end of this week. The ESTAS Customer Service Awards,...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property portals gear up for material info changes

Property portals are preparing to support agents in complying with a new era of upfront material information. From the end of May,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront info debate: What about buyer transparency?

The debate within estate agency on upfront information rumbles on and now there are calls for greater levels of transparency from...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency toolkit: The services launched this month to help your business

Our inbox is regularly stuffed with exciting new industry developments and tools to help agents work better.  Here are some of the...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Barking mad? Warren Buffett agency runs contest to win pet-size home

The UK affiliated agency of Warren Buffett’s global real estate company is offering members of the public the chance to win...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising activity in full bloom

You can tell that spring is in the air as this week's Agents Do Charity is full of outdoor fundraising pursuits...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

The property recruitment market seems to be moving as fast as house prices. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency franchisees given chance to earn shares by joining Boomin

Agency franchisees with brands such as Hunters, Martin & Co, Belvoir and EasyProperty are being given the chance to sign up...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla promises quicker leads for agents

Zoopla has launched a new tool that promises to speed up and improve how agents receive leads. The portal previously sent leads...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry survey launched to encourage agent and conveyancer collaboration

Property blockchain network Coadjute has launched a research project to identify ways estate agents and conveyancers can improve their working relationship. It...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Wannabee estate agents benefiting from 'hot jobs market

Estate agency recruiter Josh Rayner has said job demand is at the highest level he can remember. Rayner, who runs property jobs...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills reaches 10 offices in south west London

Savills has opened its 10th office in south west London. It takes its London presence to 42 residential branches and 132 across the country...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents offered free video to attract 'fence-sitting' sellers

Agents are being offered a free video that could help persuade homeowners who are unsure about listing their property. Industry trainer and...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agent complaints rise but fewer are upheld

The number of complaints about estate and letting agents increased last year but fewer gripes were upheld. Data based on members of...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Not sheepish! Agent hits back after watchdog bans 'offensive' advert

An estate agent has hit back at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after the watchdog banned a poster advertising the firm’s...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks removes social media claim about local home sales

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has informally resolved a complaint regarding claims made by Purplebricks about home sales. The advertising watchdog revealed...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising house prices help boost HMRC’s tax take

Rising house prices boosted HMRC’s coffers during the previous tax year. Analysts suggest the booming housing market has meant HMRC has attracted...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'happy to pay' for upfront sales information

Buyers are happy and ready to pay for more upfront material information when it comes to purchasing a property. It comes as...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency content experts to share tricks of the trade at industry conference

Three of the leading industry content specialists are set to gather on stage together for what is believe to be the...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Could virtual land sales provide a revenue stream for agents?

A legal expert has suggested that Metaverse sales could eventually become part of a property chain. The Metaverse is the latest trend...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of agency stock pushes value of accepted offers to record highs

The proportion of offers accepted at or above asking price has hit a record high, research shows. The latest Propertymark Housing Report,...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm launches tool to help agents fix broken chains

A ‘quick buy’ service launched by veteran proptech innovator Giles Mackay is now looking to help fix broken chains. UPSTIX, which launched...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent offers eco-friendly viewings

A Yorkshire based agent has come up with a novel way of reducing its carbon footprint while conducting viewings with potential...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Going for gold! Regional agent launches £2,000 board giveaway

Estate agent HOP is offering eagle eyed Leeds residents the chance to win a £2,000 holiday if they spot one of...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

EweMove sets out three-year franchise growth plan

EweMove managing director Nick Neill has set out plans to double the size of the franchise network by 2025 as the brand’s...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reviews site calls for tougher crackdown on fake feedback

The government is being urged to go further with its clampdown on fake reviews. A government announcement aimed at protecting consumers last...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Properties selling at record pace as portal predicts gradual price slowdown 

Properties are selling faster than ever either at or above asking price, Rightmove claims. It comes as the portal revealed that the...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of homes are being purchased chain-free

Record numbers of buyers are now purchasing homes chain-free research suggests. Analysis by Hamptons has found that an increase in the share...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body backs ground rent ban and hopes for further reform

Propertymark has given its backing to the ban on ground rents for new leasehold properties and has reminded agents of their...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Remote working to remain a factor for property purchases - Rightmove

The trend for remote working could continue to influence the property market into next year, Rightmove claims. The portal’s data shows there...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market platform plans UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes is planning to expand throughout London over the next year and to cover the whole of...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight – would a four-day working week ever work in agency?

In June, the biggest pilot scheme of a four-day working week anywhere in the world will begin in Britain, with more...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

LSL Property Services announces the beginning of share buyback scheme

One of estate agency’s biggest groups yesterday announced the start of a share buyback programme for a tranche of up to...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Research – blurred lines increase stress and fatigue for property professionals

More than half of those working within the property sector are suffering from higher levels of fatigue or stress, due to...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The expansion continues…major sales and lettings deal for Linley & Simpson

A well-known Yorkshire estate agency has expanded into another of its prime locations after striking a major acquisition deal. Linley & Simpson...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New agencies, please! Wimbledon Village welcomes new boutique firm

A new ‘local and independent’ boutique estate agency has been founded in the heart of Wimbledon Village, with a vision of...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – as the industry gets back underway after Easter

First off, here at EAT we hope everyone enjoyed the Easter celebrations and didn’t eat too much chocolate! Despite the Easter break,...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Foxtons’ sales revenue down by 9% in Q1 2022

The latest trading update from Foxtons has revealed that sales revenue in the first quarter of this year was down 9%...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Purplebricks CEO – what challenges will she face?

Yesterday afternoon, Helena Marston was finally confirmed as Purplebricks new CEO after all the due diligence checks that are required for...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals say they’re not AML compliant - research

The vast majority of property professionals would like to see HMRC act more proactively to deter money laundering, as almost a...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Deputy for TPO as industry gears up for change

A new Deputy Ombudsman, Lesley Horton, has been appointed by The Property Ombudsman Scheme. She will work alongside Property Ombudsman, Rebecca Marsh,...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency heavyweight joins property investment PropTech platform

One of the biggest names in agency has been appointed as chairperson of the board at BidX1, one of Europe’s leading...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Tackling ill-gotten gains – Rightmove’s latest webinar for agents zones in on AML

In the latest edition of the series of webinars hosted by property website Rightmove, compliance and money-laundering will be the topic...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stripping it back – minimalist style most likely to attract buyers, says research

A new survey by interior experts Hammonds Furniture has outlined how important interior style is to potential buyers, with 40% of...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks finally confirms appointment of new CEO

Following a series of unexplained delays, Helena Marston has now finally been confirmed as the new chief executive of beleaguered agency...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Murray Lee – Say No To Rightmove has sadly stalled, but OTM offers agents hope

A leading figure in the Say No To Rightmove (STNR) campaign says the attempts to get agents to ditch Rightmove have...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fixing conveyancing recruitment? Online firm opens apprenticeship academy

A leading online residential conveyancing firm has opened its new headquarters and apprenticeship academy in Wirral, Merseyside, to try and help...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Successful Town Hall initiative expanded by OTM after growing demand 

OnTheMarket has revealed it is expanding the scope and scale of its successful Town Hall initiative in response to growing demand...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents encouraged to go green this Friday for climate change awareness

Estate agents are being encouraged to go green this Friday to raise awareness for the upcoming World Earth Day. Jerry Lyons who...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Non-vanilla’ customers turned down for mortgages, claims study

New research from Bluestone Mortgages has shown that 'non-vanilla' customers are being turned down for financial products and services. More than two...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Teenage dreams! Former agency apprentice works up to accounts technician

A former agency apprentice has worked her way up to a qualified accounts technician in under a decade. Carrie Howcroft joined Preston...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Government still committed to introducing ROPA rules

The government has insisted it is still committed to introducing agency qualifications and minimum standards in the sector. It is almost three...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock ‘not hanging around’ as portal urges buyers to act fast

Agency stock is shifting faster and buyers who hesitated last year are now finding it harder to afford similar priced properties,...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'returning to London' as offers surpass pre-pandemic levels

London’s prime sales market is set to underperform compared with 2021 but is still looking to be better than the pre-pandemic...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Housing Secretary becomes first MP to welcome Ukrainian refugees

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is believed to have become the first MP to take in Ukrainian refugees under the government’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of sellers enter ‘agency fee refund’ competition

Online agent Strike is preparing to name a home seller who will be reimbursed the equivalent of an estate agent fee...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Up your street! Residents to get a vote over road name changes

Local residents are to be given the final say on changes to the name of their street under new government plans. The...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property supply rises for first time in 12 months - RICS

The supply shortage may be coming to an end. That is the view from the latest RICS Residential Market Survey. The research among...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth at five-month high but agents warned change is coming

House price growth hit a five-month high in February, according to Land Registry data but there are warnings that this will...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Law firm backs home moving proptech to help tackle fraud

Law firm Taylor Rose MW has acquired a stake in proptech firm SlothMove in an effort to help combat property fraud. SlothMove...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Longer term mortgages offset stamp duty holiday savings for buyers - claim

The stamp duty holiday last year has caused a surge of borrowers taking on mortgages with terms of more than 35...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime agency marks £50m of sales in first year

The creator of a local social network app acquired by US company Nextdoor is marking a year in prime estate agency...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction service hits agent milestone

Auction house The iamproperty Group has reached a new agent milestone. It now has 4,000 agents on the network using its auction...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove unveils new 'one day could be today' marketing campaign

Rightmove is set to launch a new marketing campaign next week that encourages people to consider the different life they could...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Leading agent signals the end for double digit house price growth

Knight Frank has issued a stark warning that house price growth is set to slow. House price indices from lenders such as...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin reveals latest wave of paid-up agents

Boomin has unveiled its latest round of paying agents. The challenger portal, launched by former Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce, has revealed 10...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The ex Purplebricks agents using a Selling Sunset-style approach

Netflix addicts may have come across Selling Sunset, an American series focused on the drama of US real estate agents selling...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Accelerated sales' promised as conveyancing network joins blockchain platform

A leading conveyancing network that works closely with estate agents has signed up to property blockchain platform Coadjute. The blockchain technology provided...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

	Winkworth posts record sales from stamp duty holiday and beyond

Winkworth agents posted record sales income last year, attributed to the stamp duty holiday. The London-listed agent franchise group revealed in its...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Collapsed sales may rise as mortgage lenders toughen up - warning

Increasingly cautious mortgage lending could dampen the property market and cause more sales to fall-through, it has been warned. Recent house price...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Hundreds' of former Purplebricks agents back workers' rights legal claim

Hundreds of former Purplebricks agents have now signed up to a potential legal claim against the firm. Contractors For Justice, known as...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams UK marks record month for new agents

Keller Williams has marked a record month for new agents but has announced the closure of its Bristol market centre hub...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents encouraged to ‘buy ready and sell ready’

Estate agents are being urged to ensure clients have instructed a solicitor from “day dot.” Speaking in an exclusive video interview with...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New analysis reveals the 'hottest' seller's markets

All regions of the UK remain in a seller’s market as the traditional spring selling season begins for agents. Housing market consultancy...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

And the winner is…? allAgents gears up for in-person awards

Reviews website allAgents has begun teasing details of its 2022 awards. Agents will be able to pick up their gongs in person...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lawyers ready to issue Purplebricks working rights claim 'within weeks'

Lawyers working on a class action against online agents including Purplebricks have said they will be ready to send a letter...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boss calls for ROPA exam clarity

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) chief executive Gareth Samples has called for a steer on when the long-awaited Regulation of Property...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst suggests Boomin financial backing is more significant than branches

A property analyst has warned against comparing the number of branches on Boomin to Rightmove. Challenger portal Boomin revealed its first batch...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Whiff of uncertainty' as spring market begins

The Ukraine conflict and cost of living crisis is likely to but a dent in the spring market for agents, an...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords paying above asking price as sales hit five-year high

The proportion of homes sold to landlords has hit a five-year high but buyers are paying above asking price due to...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents promised new tools as conveyancing tech firm rebrands

Conveyancing software company ULS Technology has rebranded. The London Stock Exchange-listed company, which encompasses conveyancing brands eConveyancer, DigitalMove, Legal Eye and Amity...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage mayhem! Technology platform predicts 1m home loan searches this month

Mortgage search platform Twenty7Tec is predicting there could be one million searches for home loans this month. The technology company, which lets...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The first paid-up agents joining Boomin

Foxtons, Chancellors and Douglas & Gordon have been named among the first paid-up agency brands on Boomin. The challenger portal, launched by...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices hit record high but analyst questions if now is a good time to buy

Homeowners are now earning almost as much from their property as they are from their salary after prices hit new highs. The...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents give government’s energy strategy the cold shoulder

The government’s long awaited Energy Security Strategy has failed to spark excitement among estate agents. The government unveiled its plans to create...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Queries raised over 'two-tier' AML system for agents and developers

An industry expert has questioned the fairness of a “two-tier system” that has emerged between new builds and second-hand homes when...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine appeals and help for the homeless

Spring may be struggling to break through the clouds but agents are continuing to step up for good causes. The humanitarian crisis...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Essex online agent expelled from TPO scheme

It was a quiet first quarter this year for sanctions at The Property Ombudsman (TPO). The redress scheme has revealed that just...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Should agents restrict repeat viewings to combat rising petrol prices?

Agents are preparing their businesses for the cost of living crunch, with considerations on fuel use, heating and window display lighting. Much...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock warning issued as cost of living crisis could further reduce supply

The lack of housing stock, rising inflation and rising mortgage rates could all lead to agents running out of stock in...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - it's time to dump gazumping

You’re probably up to your neck at the start of a busy spring market but I’d hope there’s one thing most...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lomond Group backs acquisition of independent regional agent

The Lomond Group has continued on the agency acquisition trail after backing its Thornley Groves brand to snap up Manchester-based Julian...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-plan sales predicted to hit record highs

An industry group is predicting that record numbers of homes sold this year will be off-plan. The National Association of Property Buyers...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Qué? It is quicker to learn a language than to sell a house - claim

The typical time taken to sell a property has got so long that people could learn a language before a transaction...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Advertising watchdog open to considering SSTC listing complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said it may consider complaints about ‘misleading SSTC listings’ on portals but suggests it may...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group plans more agency acquisitions

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is planning more acquisitions after a busy 2021 for buying-up agencies. The umbrella property brand, which incorporates...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Long-term mortgages 'boosting sales but storing future issues' - warning

The pandemic may have helped first-time buyers get on the property ladder sooner but are they paying too high a price? Research...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches Sales Advisory Board to boost agent influence

Zoopla has unveiled a Sales Advisory Board in an attempt to give agents a greater say in how the portal is...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis: A refugee responds

The property sector has continuously been showing its generosity Ukrainian refugees amid the ongoing Russian invasion. Support ranges from financial donations to...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency mailshot service builds AI tool to boost instructions

Estate agency marketing tool Spectre is planning to boost its data science team as it predicts greater use of artificial intelligence...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Are these the first cracks in the reign of the portals?

In this piece, the team at Iceberg Digital look at whether the first cracks are appearing in the portals. For the last...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards reminds agents to update SSTC listings amid legal debate

Trading Standards has advised agents to update listings once they reach the "sold subject to contract" (SSTC) stage. It comes after legal...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group hits records revenues

The Property Franchise Group has reported record like-for-like revenue for 2021. The umbrella property brand, which incorporates well-known names such as EweMove,...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent webinars - your chance to ask Rightmove anything

Agents will be able to grill Rightmove’s legal and compliance director David Cox this morning as part of the portal’s webinar...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Markets shrug as Purplebricks awaits confirmation of new chief executive

Purplebricks ended the trading day yesterday without being able to formally welcome its new chief executive but the markets appeared to...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks' 'Mr Motivator' joins Boomin in senior role

A former UK national sales director at Purplebricks has been reunited with the online agent’s founder Michael Bruce at Boomin. Paul Vickerstaff,...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agency veteran joins fast sale firm

Estate agency veteran Robin Paterson has joined new ‘quick buy” service UPSTIX. Paterson, a former chief executive of Hamptons and managing director...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Belvoir tipped for more M&A activity

More acquisitions are being predicted at agency franchise group Belvoir. It comes as the listed brand yesterday reported record group revenue of...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New tool to speed up the capture of 3D viewings

Agents are being offered an easier way to offer 3D virtual viewings that could get homes listed more quickly. Spatial data technology...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Watershed moment’ as estate agents and conveyancers agree to ditch rivalries

Estate agents and conveyancers have agreed on better working relationships at the first collaborative event between the two professions. There has been...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Appointment of new Purplebricks CEO delayed

Mystery surrounds the appointment of Purplebricks new chief executive following a stockmarket update this morning. Helena Marston was due to start as...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Home Information Packs - are they making a comeback?

Agents and conveyancers have signed up to a new buyers’s and seller’s property information form that is described as having been...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents slam government energy initiative as “drop in the ocean”

Propertymark says only a national retrofitting programme  can make UK homes more energy efficient - and it says a new government...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Professional visual images key for sales, says agent-turned-PropTech boss

Visual images are key for securing the quickest sales at the best prices, according to a formal estate agency chief who...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

London returning to dominant role in high-end market, says agency

Savills suggests that London is returning to its role as the dominant element in the high end housing market in the...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

A government aim to improve the home buying process by making Local Land Charge search results instantly available is well underway,...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Energy Price Shock set to hurt housing market

A leading business analyst says that house prices may appear to be defying gravity but they will soon return to normality...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons CEO tightens grip on agency in top table shake-up

Foxtons chief executive Nic Budden is to take up the work of the chief operating officer too. In a statement to shareholders...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency to shut down following shock death of owner

An estate agency is shutting for good today following the shock death of its young owner. Last week we reported that Ciaran...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

“A whiff of yesterday’s news” - agent plays down rocketing house prices

One of the country’s leading estate agents has played down the significance of the latest house price index which at first...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zut alors! French entrepreneur aims to guillotine UK agency fees

A French billionaire who made his money from estate agency is promising to transform the UK property industry with his unique...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Pro-active conveyancers in bid to improve buying and selling process

A number of pro-active conveyancers are joining a new conveyancing directory being set up by one of the leading figures in...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s hotspot league table - are you here?

Rightmove has created a league table to identify where new buyer competition is hottest across the UK housing market. Across the country...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - our thoughts remain with Ukraine…

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to dominate the thoughts of our industry as this week’s ADC shows - a wonderful...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Michael Bruce secures massive new funding for Boomin portal

Sky News is reporting that Boomin, the portal founded by Purplebricks creator Michael Bruce, is close to finalising a new round...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks completes move away from self-employed agents

Purplebricks say it’s going to complete its transformation from an agency using self-employed local operatives in the field, to having fully...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Green - buyers demand more eco features in their next home

Buyers are focusing increasingly on green fixtures and fittings according to a new study. Insurance firm Aviva says the most in-demand features...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells’ high end brand reports record trading year

John D Wood - which along with Hamptons is regarded as the prime end of the suite of agency brands now...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall Throughs - are mortgage lenders to blame in part?

A survey of 700 borrowers by a high net worth lender suggest almost four out of 10 have lost a mortgage...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront Information - more demand for Property Logbooks

More vendors are wanting to use property logbooks in a bid to speed their sales and reduce the risk of fall-throughs. That’s...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents worry over new ownership transparency initiative

The introduction of a register of land owners has triggered concern from the agents’ trade body Propertymark.  A Register of Persons Holding...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks’ bonus share pay-out to finance chief

Purplebricks has announced that chief financial officer Stephen Long has been given a shares bonus as part of the company’s performance plan...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin pledge to reveal ‘agents who pay’ next week

New portal Boomin suggests it has “thousands” of agents who have signed up on a paid basis. The portal - which launched almost...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Touting letter trying to buy homes without using agents

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a property investment firm from using a letter claiming that it wanted to buy homes...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the hour when most valuation requests are made to agents

The ValPal Network, a PropTech supplier working with over 4,000 agency branches across the UK, has calculated the key hour for...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine - call for estate agencies to provide jobs for refugees

An estate agency which has already donated £50,000 to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, is now calling on other firms...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Not-so-prime London - demand falls ahead of Ukraine uncertainty

Demand in prime areas of London has fallen in the first quarter of the year, says estate agency Benham and Reeves. The...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rule change to make Equity Release more appealing to sceptics

A rule change has been introduced this week in a bid to make equity release customers reduce interest costs. The option to...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Lavish rewards programme launched for staff at agency group

A rewards and recognition programme has been launched at an agency chain, with claims that it will enhance staff careers and...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Challenger portal offers new referral fees thanks to partnership

Challenger portal group OneDome has linked with a chain repair service to provide what it calls an end-to-end property offering. The OneDome...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Major PropTech deal for two of the industry’s best-known names

The iamproperty group - best known for its online auction business - has snapped up cloud-based property software business VTUK for...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency chooses London for its first-ever international office

An agency specialising in Nigerian clients has opened its first international office in London. Jide Taiwo & Co’s office will open next...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency launches new Franchise and Consultant schemes

A three-branch agency in the south west has launched a franchise model which it says should appeal “to those wanting a...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Hike - agents warn against more taxes on second homes

Propertymark is urging restraint on the part of the Welsh Government as it moves to tackle what it sees as the...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Leading agency reveals Data Science is key to how it wins business

Foxtons has given details of what some believe is market-leading use of technology to drive its sales and lettings effort. In a...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage fuels big rise in off-plan sales

The extreme shortage of properties for sale has fuelled the first rise in new homes sold off-plan since 2016.   In 2021 some...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property tax alternative to stamp duty wins support of MPs

At least 18 MPs have come out in favour of a new annual Proportional Property Tax which would be levied on...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin gives first figures on usage of portal features

Boomin chief executive Michael Bruce has for the first time given some figures on the usage of some of the key...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Behind The Scenes video series looks at how agents work

Zoopla’s cloud based software service Alto has launched a video series giving a behind the scenes look at estate agencies around...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Gazumping: Public have had enough and want it made illegal

The overwhelming majority of buyers want the gazumping to be made illegal, a poll shows. Some 89 per cent think it’s wrong...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Remote working agency abandons business model and sets up office

An estate agency which previously operated only through a remote working model has established a headquarters and expanded its team. Chosen Home,...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Material Information Change - agents should revise processes now to prepare

Agents are being advised to revise their processes now to accommodate changes to the information required on property details, which begin...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty bills far higher since end of SDLT holiday - claim

Typical stamp duty paid by property purchasers now is actually 84 per cent more than before the pandemic and the SDLT...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New London branch for agency in fast-emerging hotspot

The JLL property consultancy is opening a branch handling sales and lettings in an area of London often by-passed by rival...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and conveyancers in new era of partnership, says PropTech chief

The sponsor of an industry forum for agents and conveyancers to be held next week says the collaborative event hails the...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis to the fore

Hello and welcome to another Agents Do Charity, the weekly round up of fund-raising in our industry. Once more our thoughts are...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sigh of relief that Sunak avoids hurting housing market

The industry has reacted to the Spring Statement by breathing a sigh of relief that nothing was likely to cause damage...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New co-ownership scheme ‘completely different to Timeshare’

A new service launched in the UK this week selling one-eight to one-half ownership of luxury holiday homes insists it is...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Affordability alarm goes off as house prices hit another high

The latest government house price data has sparked a fear that the market may be heading towards an affordability crisis. The Office...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Business Rates - government slammed for lack of clarity

The government has failed to take the opportunity of the Spring Statement to provide clarity on its business rates reform agenda,...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are you the next Phil or Kirstie?

A prominent independent production company is looking for property professionals for a new television programme idea to be filmed in the...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Alert as Japanese Knotweed spotted earlier than usual

There’s a claim that Japanese Knotweed, described as one of the UK’s most invasive plant species, has been spotted growing earlier...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a dramatic future income tax cut, changes to National Insurance thresholds and scrapping VAT on more...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First sign of a slowdown? Transactions drop sharply says HMRC

House sales in February were around a fifth lower than the same month in 2021, according to HM Revenue and Customs...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

GDPR Compliance - new partnership offers help to agents

LonRes has teamed up with compliance consultancy iCompli to launch a  range of services which they say will keep estate agents...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing market overvalued across the UK, claims ratings agency

The mainstream UK housing market is overvalued by up to 20 per cent and the London market overvalued by as much...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are housing sanctions against Oligarchs just a waste of time?

A Russian billionaire says he no longer owns many of his former properties in the UK, raising question marks over the...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC rakes it in as stamp duty receipts surge to record high

Figures just released by HM Revenue & Customs show the Treasury enjoying a bumper year for stamp duty, with record receipts...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Climate Innovation District - low carbon suburb to be built

A so-called Climate Innovation District is to be constructed in central Leeds with low carbon homes at its heart. The developer Citu...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-Through Mayhem - over 50,000 deals collapse since New Year

A prominent industry supplier has produced startling statistics about the numbers of fall throughs in just the first 10 weeks or...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin says it’s beating other portals for YouTube views

Boomin claims that one of the online influencers it has commissioned to create YouTube content has won has many viewers as...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Do estate agents need more help with their mental health?

A high profile London estate agency has appointed two so-called Wellness Ambassadors to look after the mental health and wellbeing of...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London market at its best since Brexit vote says former Foxtons agency

An estate agency says London’s sales market is now at its busiest since the Brexit referendum in mid-2016. Douglas & Gordon, sold by...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents forget basic selling skills when market is super-strong - opinion

There is a danger that some agents forget to undertake basic activities after a lengthy period of a super-strong market. That’s the...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers already tightening their belts, says leading agency

Buyers are already tightening their belts and choosing not to borrow as much as they could, but instead calculate what they...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Countrywide brands and branches critical to success of new owners

The Skipton Building Society, which owns Connells estate agency, says the house-selling arm helped it reach a record profit pre-tax profit...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Shock at sudden death of estate agency owner

The owner of an estate agency has died suddenly, plunging the local community into shock. Ciaran McGurgan founded Maison Real Estate in...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The mistakes we made at Purplebricks - by the Bruce brothers

Michael and Kenny Bruce have for the first time given their views on what went wrong for Purplebricks during their time...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Best ever spring market for vendors as prices hit new record

There’s been a remarkable 1.7 per cent increase in the average asking price of homes coming to the market in just...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove ponders: Will Ukraine hurt the UK housing market?

The jury is still out on whether the Ukraine crisis will damage public confidence in the UK housing market. Rightmove’s property data...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

Fifteen businesses which had bought freeh­olds from housing developer Countryside have now given formal undertakings to remove terms that cause ground...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Property United For Ukraine’ - how agents can help

A new service has been set up by Agents Giving to highlight how the industry can help the humanitarian effort in...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency accuses rivals of copying Hybrid Property Centre model

haart, part of the Spicerhaart estate agency group, has accused rival agencies of copying its hybrid working model. Spicerhaart group managing director...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency now runs 11 branches following latest acquisition

Pacitti Jones, the Glasgow-based estate agent and legal firm, has acquired RGM Solicitors. RGM currently operates in Linlithgow and Grangemouth, and all its staff...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Consumer confidence drops sharply amongst potential buyers

The Building Societies Association’s regular confidence tracker about the housing market shows rising pessimism over interest rates, the escalating cost of...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Question marks remain after death of young Estate Agent

A coroner says there is insufficient evidence to determine the cause of death of a 23-year-old estate agent found on a...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales Push - transactions per agency branch at a five-month high

Sales agreed per Propertymark member branch are now running at eight per month - the highest figure since last October according...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - spreading light through these darker times…

Hello and welcome to the weekend, and another ADC - our chance to pay tribute to fundraisers throughout our industry. Want to...

18 March 2022

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Fury as agent tells buyers to skip Greggs to save for a deposit

An estate agent has suggested on social media that people who buy a Greggs breakfast each day could save well over...

17 March 2022

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Going Up - another interest rate rise just announced

The Bank of England has confirmed that base rate is to rise again, for the third time in three months, to a...

17 March 2022

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Foxtons “fails” so should be sold off, says latest angry investor

A Canadian investment fund with a roughly two per cent share in Foxtons is arguing for the agency to be put...

17 March 2022

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Fees: Vendors are NOT after the cheapest agents - claim

An estate agent who has now become a PropTech entrepreneur says fees are absolutely not what makes a vendor choose who...

17 March 2022

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Inflation may overtake house price growth soon - warning

Rising inflation may soon overtake house price growth even in the most buoyant areas of the UK, a property market analysis...

17 March 2022

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Agency founder moves from kitchen table business to award winner

The founder of an estate agency which began life operating from a kitchen table has now won two prestigious awards.  Deborah Richards,...

17 March 2022

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House buying times slashed by eight weeks, claims conveyancing chief

A new PropTech platform set up by a major figure in the conveyancing industry claims to slash the typical time for...

16 March 2022

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Tragedy as campaigning agent dies just days after cancer diagnosis

A popular and respected estate agent in Essex, who also campaigned nationally against homelessness, has died just days after bing diagnosed...

16 March 2022

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Upbeat results from agency group despite forecast of transactions slump

The LSL Property Services group - which is increasingly focussing activities in the mortgage and personal finance world - has issued...

16 March 2022

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Award-winning new editor for Estate Agent Today from next month

Estate Agent Today is to have a new editor from April 4. He is award winning journalist and podcaster Marc Shoffman who...

16 March 2022

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PropTech Today: The barriers of non-communicating PropTech

PropTech solutions have continued to ingratiate themselves in both the forefront of an agency within advertising mediums and in the backend...

16 March 2022

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Russian attempts to buy property - legal warning over sanctions

A legal expert has warned that everyone is theoretically at risk of committing a breach of sanctions against Russia - but...

16 March 2022

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Cladding Crisis - government STILL doing too little, say cross-party MPs

Too many leaseholders will fall through the cracks of the government’s “piecemeal measures” to combat the cladding crisis.  That’s the view of...

16 March 2022

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Purplebricks de-lists another property after unacceptable vendor comment

For the second time in recent weeks, Purplebricks has de-listed a property after an unacceptable comment by the seller on social...

15 March 2022

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Scrap Stamp Duty surcharge for a ‘double whammy’ win - call

An industry trade body wants the government to scrap the three per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional homes - and...

15 March 2022

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Are Reviews Faked? Trustpilot bats away claims of ignoring breaches

The international reviews service Trustpilot has batted away criticism from a property website that it ignores breaches of its guidelines. Last week,...

15 March 2022

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Homes For Ukraine launched by Housing Secretary

The government has now formally launched the Homes For Ukraine scheme, heavily leaked in recent days. The Secretary of State for Levelling...

15 March 2022

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Is Your Agency Here? Industry award winners named

Some 86 Bronze, Silver, Gold and Special Awards have been presented to agents in the Guild off Property Professionals at its...

15 March 2022

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Purplebricks goes upside down, and down the Tube

Purplebricks issued an unexpected tweet yesterday, showing one of its own advertisements posted on a London tube train - upside down. With...

15 March 2022

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Redress and stronger regulation needed for agents - say agents

There’s still one part of the UK where agents enjoy almost unfettered freedom without legislation or redress - and this has...

15 March 2022

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Agents braced for third interest rate rise as economic woes grow

Storm clouds continue to gather over the UK economy with growing inflation, another likely interest rate rise, and a warning from...

14 March 2022

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Founder of successful 12-branch agency network dies

A veteran estate agent who set up his own business in one of Britain’s most popular locations is being mourned after...

14 March 2022

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Dexters’ expansion programme continues with digital platform

The long-standing commitment of London-focussed agency Dexters to expand through acquisitions is continuing apace. Over the weekend it was announced that the...

14 March 2022

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Second Home Owners urged to take in Ukrainian refugees

This probably isn’t what wealthy buyers in one of the UK’s most expensive areas expected to hear, but a plea has...

14 March 2022

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Trading Standards new rules - agents urged to comment on Material Info

Propertymark is urging agents to respond to a consultation exercise being conducted by the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agents...

14 March 2022

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Second Homes Taxes will backfire on wider economy - warning

A rural body in Wales has hit out at the Welsh Government’s proposals for draconian new taxes on second homes.  Earlier this...

14 March 2022

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High profile self-employed agency snapped up by Belvoir

Franchise giant Belvoir has snapped up one of the earliest British estate agencies to adopt the model of using self-employed or...

11 March 2022

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Online agency says it’s UK's best for instructions and sales growth

The online agency brand eXp UK claims it’s growing at an industry leading pace - and it puts it all down...

11 March 2022

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Agents reached out to me, says Boomin boss Michael Bruce

The chief executive of Boomin says agents have asked him to do something about rival portals “pocketing income from mortgage referral...

11 March 2022

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Can Purplebricks thrive with a CEO without agency experience?

The Purplebricks share price remained relatively unchanged yesterday following the shock announcement that chief executive Vic Darvey was quitting the company...

11 March 2022

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Russian sanctions won’t hurt prime London claims high-end agent

High end estate agency Savills says the imposition of sanctions on Russians, amid new measures obliging overseas buyers to be more...

11 March 2022

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We’re Still Buying! Sentiment high despite inflation, interest rates and war

Despite a backdrop of the Ukraine crisis, soaring fuel bills, rising interest rates and high inflation, buyer sentiment remains strong according...

11 March 2022

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Agents Do Charity - fantastic work for Ukraine in its hour of need

Hello and welcome to this week’s ADC, an opportunity for see how selfless our industry can be at times of hardship...

11 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks chief executive quits because of “personal circumstances”

Purplebricks chief executive Vic Darvey has quit, citing “personal circumstances”.  He leaves at the end of this month with chief operating officer Helena...

10 March 2022

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HMRC very likely to crackdown on estate agencies - warning

An analysis of anti-money laundering compliance shows the estate agency industry as one of the UK’s worst performing sectors. And the expert...

10 March 2022

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Russians in London given six months to reveal true ownership or sell-up

The UK government appears to have given sanctioned Russian property owners a get-out-of-jail card valid for six months.  It’s been confirmed that...

10 March 2022

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Agents must do more to help mental health, says industry supplier

A prominent trade body says the property industry must do more to recognise and support those with mental health issues. The Association...

10 March 2022

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New flats marketed as ‘work from home’ units

A developer has converted a 1979s office block into flats which are now being sold as £180,000 to £215,000 work from...

10 March 2022

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Ukraine Crisis helps property retain status as safe investment

Moments of major international uncertainty such as the Ukraine crisis lead to property being regarded as a safe investment. That’s according to...

10 March 2022

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Rise in buyer interest for renovation projects - claim

Buying agency Stacks Property Search is reporting g rising buyer demand for wrecks requiring significant levels of renovation. The agency says that...

10 March 2022

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Reviews site allAgents makes new allegations about rival services

The war of words between various property review platforms continues apace. The latest accusation concern comparison website GetAgent, and specifically reviews of...

09 March 2022

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Will your agency dig deep? Plea for industry to donate to Ukraine

A prominent estate agency figure is urging the industry to dig deep to help the Ukrainian humanitarian effort. Arun Group managing director...

09 March 2022

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Challenger portal launches major advertising campaign

The OneDome group websites - OneDome itself and nethouseprices - are launching their largest ever advertising campaign. It will target buyers and...

09 March 2022

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Phil Spencer wants buyers to have maximum upfront information

Phil Spencer is teaming up with a PropTech supplier to help buyers have the maximum volume of upfront information. Spencer’s Move iQ...

09 March 2022

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Sharp fall in mortgage products as market starts to tighten

There’s been a marked reduction in mortgage product availability for a second consecutive month.  Independent mortgage market monitor Moneyfacts says there are...

09 March 2022

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First Time Buyers in hotspot to get £5,000 public cash for deposit

A scheme to help people to get on the housing ladder in one of the UK’s most expensive local housing markets...

09 March 2022

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Foxtons chief named as head of growing agency network

Lomond Group, which says it is the UK’s fastest-growing estate agency network, has appointed Ed Phillips as its new Group Chief...

08 March 2022

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New transaction concept could complete a sale in a week

A new ‘quick buy’ service has been announced which would mean that sales could be completed in a week, providing a...

08 March 2022

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Windfall for Foxtons investors as agency launches £3m share buy-back

Foxtons has this morning launched a £3m share buy back programme, representing a major windfall for its investors. A statement from the...

08 March 2022

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Ukraine crisis will put brakes on runaway housing market, warns analyst

Despite the latest Halifax house price index showing a 10.8 per cent annual rise, a leading housing market analyst is warning...

08 March 2022

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Speeding Up - typical time to complete a transaction falls

The time it takes to complete a transaction is beginning to drop according to an analysis by comparison website GetAgent. The average...

08 March 2022

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London agency given three-years-in-a-row top reviews award

A London estate agency has won a rarely-awarded gong from the Feefo reviews service - and the company says it’s testimony...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Confiscate oligarchs’ homes and sell them to raise cash for Ukraine - call

The Mayor of London is demanding ministers take sanctioning Russian oligarchs seriously by moving immediately to seize assets that can then...

08 March 2022

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Double-digit annual house price growth now in seven UK regions

The market boom goes on, for now at least. In February, house prices rose at their fastest since June 2007 according to...

08 March 2022

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Instagram is inspiration for new bespoke estate agency

An estate agent who has spent eight years working for traditional agencies has now set up his own hybrid operation, using...

07 March 2022

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Property Jobs Today - a bumper bundle of new movers in agency

Welcome to the latest edition of Property Jobs Today, your chance to catch up with who’s going where and why in...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Veteran agency boss stands down after 23 years with company

Glynis Frew will be stepping down as managing director of franchise giant Hunters from the end of this month after 20...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Review row over company making allegations about OnTheMarket

A row has broken out over a company which has made allegations about Trustpilot reviews of OnTheMarket. A company called KwikChex says...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent, 20, reports herself to police for drink-driving

A 20 year old estate agent who admitted being four times over the drink driving limit has been fined and banned...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency’s appeal TODAY for goods and equipment for Ukraine

A leading London agency has launched an urgent appeal for goods and equipment to be handed in to its offices today...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Over 6,000 agency offices now serviced by growing PropTech supplier

PropTech supplier nurtur.group - which owns Fine & Country and the Guild of Property Professionals - has acquired Brief Your Market,...

07 March 2022

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Phil Spencer: Time for agents to grab the gavel as market slows

The market’s likely to slow this year as the rising cost of living saps some buyer confidence, so agents are understandably...

04 March 2022

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Agency pledges £50,000 and 100 jobs for Ukrainian refugees

A well known UK estate agency has pledged £50,000 to help the growing Ukrainian refugee crisis. Brown & Co - the 13-branch...

04 March 2022

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More politicians back seizure of oligarchs' London property assets

Momentum is building up in support of the government’s probe into whether the London homes of oligarchs on the sanctions list...

04 March 2022

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A message to agents? Third of self-employed worse off than in 2019

The findings of a new survey may make worrying reading for agents who have taken the self-employed route as agency business...

04 March 2022

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More listings and inflation woe signal price growth slowdown - Zoopla

A new housing market snapshot from Zoopla suggests that in the supply of homes coming to the market has triggered a...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - for so many heart-breaking, heart-warming causes

These are undeniably darker days as news comes through of a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine - we have the first agency...

04 March 2022

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Leaders Romans Group announces first acquisition since private equity take-over

Leaders Romans Group, which is fast becoming one of the UK’s largest agencies, has acquired another firm. It’s the first purchase of...

03 March 2022

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Agency reveals PropTech breakthrough after year-long research project

Hybrid agency EweMove has this morning announced that it’s moving all of its 170 branches to a new fully-automated cloud-based system...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

War and inflation may kill 2022 housing market - agents warned

An analyst is warning that the latest buoyant house price figures could be the last hurrah before a significant depression. The Nationwide’s...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Government may seize homes of key Russians without compensation

The government is considering seizing British property owned by Russian oligarchs on the sanctions list without paying compensation. The Financial Times says Housing...

03 March 2022

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Second home buyers hit with 300% tax rise in part of UK

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russians own substantial number of homes outside London too

A new analysis has revealed those areas of England and Wales with the largest numbers of Russian-owned homes. Credas Technologies analysed Land...

03 March 2022

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Boomin boss and buoyant agents say no sign yet of housing market slowdown

The founder of fledgling portal Boomin says the latest Nationwide house price index findings demonstrate that there’s no sign yet of...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers don’t switch agents so touting doesn’t work - claim

A popular myth suggesting 50 per cent of homes sell with a second agent, is simply untrue. That’s the claim from property...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons says it’s delivered first phase of growth plan

Foxtons has told shareholders that it has enjoyed "a good year of progress with revenues, profits and cash flow significantly ahead of...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents told to review client identities against sanctions list

Agents are being told by a trade body to conduct more frequent risk reviews and check purchaser identities against up to...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown - more experts warn of problems

Yesterday we reported on how the Chartered Institute of Taxation was warning of problems with new HMRC stamp duty rules to...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian property sanctions will only hit prime central London

A leading surveyor in London says the likely introduction of a register of overseas property ownership and sanctions making it difficult...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

No chains mean fast sales - but hefty premiums too

Properties selling without a chain not only sell more quickly, as one might expect, but also appear to attract a substantial...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents tell Gove empty homes could solve stock shortage

Agents have told Housing Secretary Michael Gove that his Levelling Up agenda needs to include positive efforts to bring hundreds of...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Chris Watkin: “I had to find out more” - property expert checks out Lifesycle

Well-known property expert and video interviewer Chris Watkin independently investigates how one piece of software is having such a big effect...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Massive mortgages on the way? Old restrictions may be ditched

The Bank of England has issued a consultation on changing the affordability tests for large mortgages introduced in the wake of...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown ‘may make home buying even slower’

HM Revenue & Customs has been warned by financial experts that its latest crackdown on stamp duty abuse could make the...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

One in 10 sellers guilty of trying to avoid fees, some agents report

Some agents say they have as many as one in 10 vendors taking their properties off the market and seeking to...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Controversial conveyancer hits back at 'forgotten stamp duty' claim

The controversial conveyancing firm at the centre of an apparent cyber attack has hit back at newspaper claims that it did...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket transformation is accelerating, claims CEO Tebb

OnTheMarket’s transformation into a “tech-enables property business across the broader property eco-system” is gathering pace according to the portal’s chief executive. In...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Law to reveal foreign owners may apply 20 years retrospectively

It is claimed by Propertymark that the government’s Economic Crime Bill - to be debated in the House of Commons today -...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Busted - newspaper reveals scandals behind self-employed agents on TV

A national newspaper has lifted the lid on what it alleges to be the backgrounds of high-end self-employed agents who feature...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Can Boomin be the portal to topple Rightmove? An analyst asks…

Housing market analyst and PropTech entrepreneur Anthony Codling says that the next few weeks will determine whether Boomin is the portal...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents back stamp duty incentives to drive energy efficiency

Propertymark has backed a call for stamp duty incentives to be introduced to drive forward domestic energy efficiency. The trade body’s policy...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Seize Putin’s Properties: Mayor wants drastic response to Ukraine

London mayor Sadiq Khan says he supports the seizure of property assets connected to the allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Will Ukraine, Interest Rates and Energy Prices hurt housing market?

One of the UK’s leading economic experts is to be the speaker at a Rightmove seminar this week, considering whether events...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards to give more details of property listings changes

A webinar this week is set to see the release of more details of changes to property listings being demanded by...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals big rise in fee income and launches agency training initiative

There’s been another large rise in fee earnings for Rightmove this morning, as the portal softens the blow by announcing a...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks shares hit new low as Ukraine fears hit UK property sector

Share prices of estate agencies and property companies plummeted yesterday as tensions continued to rise following the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Purplebricks...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Changing Our Industry - PropTech group hold webinars on reform

PropTech supplier tmgroup is to hold a six-part webinar series called Achieving Change: Think tomorrow, act today. The webinars - from linked...

25 February 2022

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New curbs on second homes will hurt buyers, warns Propertymark

A bid to regulate second home ownership in part of the UK through changes to planning policy will add complexity and...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Material information’ tool to help meet Trading Standards regs

A PropTech supplier has been quick off the mark to launch a tool which it says will help agents satisfy new...

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - light to get through the darkest days

No matter how dark the news, there’s light in our industry thanks to so many agents and suppliers doing good deeds....

25 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Sanctions on Russian property could prompt exodus from UK - claim

An estate agency says retrospective investigations into Russian ownership of London properties could lead to substantial amounts of wealth moving out...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry big hitter Notley joins Connells top table

The industry big hitter who joined Connells on a temporary basis to support its acquisition of Countrywide has now become its commercial director and a...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Searches not revealing new road schemes, claims angry conveyancer

Property searches are not showing up some new road schemes because they are classified by local councils as planning consent for...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - why Trading Standards wants changes to property listings

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agent Team has released background information on how it came to make changes to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

The Bridgerton Effect - lights! camera! house price premiums!

Netflix’s period romantic comedy Bridgerton appears to have registered with Asian property buyers - and as a result they want to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Giving charity appoints another senior agency figure to board

Agents Giving - widely recognised as the industry’s main charity - has appointed another senior agency figure to its board. It’s Iain...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Lawyer says some agents can’t cope with more regulation

A leading property lawyer says some agents will struggle to meet the demand for more ‘material information’ put forward by Trading...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

SmartBoards - OnTheMarket's dynamic QR codes generate leads for agents

OnTheMarket has inked a deal with Kremer Signs to supply agents with Smartboards to be added to For Sale signs -...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London property may feature in sanctions against aggressive Russia

It appears that new controls on property ownership may feature in future sanctions against Russia in response to its aggression in Ukraine. Prime...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: what does prospecting look like in the current market?

In the first few months of 2022, agents have experienced some of the lowest stock levels in several years. The number...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock Collapse! Agents suffer dramatic fall in number of homes to sell

Agents have 21 per cent fewer homes on their books now than a year ago according to a quick buy company. In...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers do NOT choose agents based on fees - claim

The overwhelming majority of vendors do not choose their estate agent based on fees, but on wider market expertise. That’s the finding...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Fraud: Agents offered free compliance check-up by PropTech supplier

Agents are being offered a free review of their compliance status between now and the end of March by a PropTech...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech lead generation platform expands beyond agents

A lead generation platform that boasts Leaders, EweMove and Northwood amongst its clients says it’s expanding into mortgages. Rentround, now in its...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rates and inflation won’t blow housing market off course - claim

One of the country’s leading agencies says the recent and expected interest rate rises, and the surging inflation, will not blow...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Reform of properties listings welcomed by industry leaders

Industry figures have come out in favour of the long-term programme of new compulsory information to be contained on property listings. From...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

House Price Crisis - affordability worsening across the UK

The Chartered Institute of Housing, set to unveil its latest annual housing review next month, has indicated that to no one’s...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

 Why Work? Typical home appreciates more than its owner earns

An average home appreciated more in 2021 than its owner will have earned, according to Savills. The agency says that with annual...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Alert - new info must be included on all property listings

Trading Standards and the government have jointly announced compulsory new data which must appear on property listings. A property's council tax band or...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

One of Britain’s oldest agencies - has it closed permanently?

It’s feared one of the country’s oldest estate agencies may have entered receivership. The Drew Pearce company of agents and chartered surveyors...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Kirstie Controversy - newspaper has corrected my comments, says TV star

Kirstie Allsopp says the Sunday Times has amended its report of an interview in which she says first time buyers may...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News