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Class action against Purplebricks to be triggered this month

A pressure group says it's ready to take legal action against agents including Purplebricks.   Contractors for Justice is pursuing a proposed Group Litigation...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Masks: Agents should wear them even if public not in branch - call

Agents are being advised to wear face masks at work - even if no member of the public is present.  Paul Offley,...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Higher taxes will curb house price rises in 2022 - Rightmove

House prices will rise next year says Rightmove - but it warns that tax hikes will curb price rises, particularly later in...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech cuts home moving time by 50% and wins cash boost

Coadjute, the PropTech platform that aims to slash the length of property transactions, has announced a further £6m investment. Coadjute is a blockchain...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Yopa secures yet more investment as it reveals ‘reduced losses’

The investment arms of Savills and the Daily Mail General Trust have pumped more cash into online agency Yopa which has...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Propertymark blasts government as house building figures plummet

Propertymark has criticised the government over poor house building figures. New figures from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Day and night, this is a beautiful Christmas estate agency

We have a day and night version of today’s beautifully-decorated Christmas estate agent branch, courtesy of the good people at RH...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid Reminder - Face masks legally required in all agents’ offices

Face masks are legally required in estate and letting agents from today according to new government guidance released overnight. The guidance makes...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Fast-growing London agents make strategic acquisitions

Two London agencies have announced acquisitions as consolidation in the capital continues apace. Dexters has six new branches after the acquisition of...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

EPC Hot Air? Most owners don’t even know their rating - survey

The government’s plan to put Energy Performance Certificates at the heart of its bid to reach Net Zero has hit a stumbling...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Labour changes shadow housing minister after just six months

Labour leader Sir Kier Starmer has promoted housing minister Lucy Powell to a more senior position after just six months. This leaves...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Unsustainable! Agents’ chief speaks out about lack of supply

The chief executive of Propertymark says the number of homes on sale has fallen to an average of just 21 per branch. “Figures from...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

How many animals can you spot in this estate agency?

Here’s a super way to get into the Christmas mood - checking the window displays at Diggins & Co, an agency...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove training for agents on how to win more instructions

Rightmove has launched its second modular training course for agents, a sale skills exercise with high profile trainer Josh Phegan. The course is...

30 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks in new share collapse as Omicron spooks investors

Purplebricks share price collapsed by another 9.6 per cent on Friday. This means the agency has lost half of its share price...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Famous Foxtons veteran rejoins the agency after 16 years

Foxtons has this morning announced that former managing director Peter Rollings is rejoining the agency 16 years after his departure. Rollings was...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New build prices may soar to cover raft of energy efficiency moves

The price of new build homes could soar if developers are expected to pay for additional energy efficiency measures not necessarily...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

It's not Greenwash - another agency goes carbon neutral

An agency that operates across and around Bristol is the latest to declare its commitment to go carbon neutral. The associate director...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Amazing - One in every 16 homes has been sold this year

By the end of 2021, one in 16 homes will have changed hands, making it the busiest property market since 2007...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Government must help agents meet AML obligations - expert

The perception of the housing market, especially in London, being awash with ‘dirty’ money is a problem that needs to be...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Christmas decorations on this office look just Fine (& Country)

With December just days away we’re receiving more videos and images to entertain the industry in the countdown to Christmas. Today’s is from...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Another agency switches to self-employed broker business model

A London agency has undergone what it calls a ‘genteel’ rebrand with a subtle change of name - but a major...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Want an online agency franchise? Then make me an offer, says boss

The Good Estate Agent, set up in 2010, is slashing its franchise fee - it claims the reductions are for Black...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

 Relocation Agent Network ponders global options for growth

Relocation Agent Network, the network of primarily independent agencies, says it’s looking at global options for growth thanks to its relationship...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Forget Help To Buy Equity Loan - welcome to Deposit Unlock

A housebuilding-led mortgage indemnity scheme called Deposit Unlock has now been launched nationally with 17 major developers taking part. Nationwide is the...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Buyers want agents to become eco-experts about their stock

A new survey by Leaders Romans Group shows a significant majority of buyers wanting homes to be more energy efficient -...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - as wintry weather bites...

Well it’s about time isn’t it? We mean winter - it’s here at last, with white, wintry weather that gets us...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency closure blamed on online agents’ rock bottom fees

A long-standing estate agency with three major branches has shut after 27 years of trading - blaming online competition and ‘race...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Self-employed broker agency reveals plan for multiple franchisees

One of the first companies to promote the self-employed ‘broker’ business model has announced its first franchise agreement - and says...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency makes commitment to become carbon neutral

Buying agency Middleton Advisors has made a commitment to go carbon neutral - and its method may be a template for...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Pilot scheme announced to limit second home ownership

A pilot scheme has been announced to test ways of limiting second home ownership and reducing the impact additional properties have...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Crisis: finding a deposit seems harder than ever

High house prices relative to average earnings make raising a deposit a big barrier for first time buyers, a new study...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New build sales fail to live up to frenzy seen elsewhere in market

Data released by Zoopla suggests that demand for new builds outside London remains above the five year average, but has failed...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Corporate agents miss out on their kids growing up, says hybrid rival

The head of a small hybrid firm that describes traditional agencies with offices as “antiquated” says property professionals working for corporates...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove marketing boost to agents working in ‘happy’ locations

Rightmove claims to have found the happiest place in the UK - and it’s in Northumberland. The market town of Hexham has...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents in part of the UK advised to work from home again

Estate agents and other workers in Northern Ireland are being urged to work from home "where possible" in a bid to...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Property sales plummet - but there’s nothing to worry about…

There’s been a dramatic 48.4 per cent fall in the number of property sales between September and October, reflecting the end...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

 Interest rate hike won’t hurt housing market, lenders claim

Figures from the Building Societies Association show continued momentum in the housing market, with gross lending by building societies up 22...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Premier Properties' doorway decoration feels festive

We’re delighted to have received images of another agency’s fantastic - should that be Santa-stic? - Christmas decorations.  These images are from...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Cyber-Attack: Agents must learn from Simplify IT catastrophe

Agents must have a robust plan in place in case they are subjected to a ransomware cyber attack, says the Guild...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing IT Attack: gradual improvement reported by Simplify

The Simplify Group’s latest statement on the ongoing IT problem suggests a gradual improvement in services to agents and other clients. It...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Boomin upgrades SmartVal pledging it makes “everything easier for agents”

Boomin has revealed an upgrade to its SmartVal feature, which tries to blend real-time online valuations with local expertise from member...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Politicians to set limits on second homes, with higher council taxes

It appears almost certain that there will be limits imposed on the number and location of second homes in Wales, following...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Will surge in Equity Release help or hinder housing market?

The equity release market is on course for a record year after customers took out £1.049 billion in property wealth in...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New transaction forms to be introduced in early 2022

Some 14 trade bodies in the estate agency, conveyancing, property management and surveying industries have jointly launched new upfront documents which...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Another London agency snapped up by firm on sale for £100m

Chestertons, which is itself currently on sale, has snapped up independent London Residential, a firm operating in the north west of...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Police probe conveyancing cyber-crash as it begins third week

The police have been called in to investigate the ongoing cyber-security incident which has led to many firms in the Simplify...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Too many homes built on at-risk floodplains, government told

The government should reset planning policy and scrap proposals for thousands of new homes in high-risk flood areas. The think-tank Localis, in...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Blighted! Hundreds of homes on scrapped HS2 route turn agents angry

The scaling back of HS2 in the north of England, contained in the government's new Integrated Rail Plan, means hundreds of homes...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Hybrid franchise agency opens ‘Not On The High Street’ office

A family franchise agency that prides itself on saving costs associated with traditional High Street premises has nonetheless opened a new office...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Treasury’s Stamp Duty take soars - so much for the holiday...

The Treasury has enjoyed a record period for stamp duty income. In England from April to October this year - so almost entirely...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

So here it is - We want your Office Christmas Decorations!

Yes we know it’s only November 22 but…we’ve already received our first image of an agency’s Christmas decorations. The festive countdown...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks apologises over conveyancing problem for customers

With the conveyancing crisis at the Simplify Group now approaching two weeks old, it appears Purplebricks has been the worst affected...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

International Men’s Day wins support of leading agency group

In support of International Men’s Day - today - LSL will celebrate what it calls “the positive value men bring to...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Industry chiefs to address Relocation Agent Network annual conference

The Relocation Agent Network has unveiled its speakers for its national conference and exhibition early next month. Called RAN Live! 2021 it...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents - you think on-boarding should be easier, a survey claims

A survey of 100 agents commissioned by industry supplier Landmark suggests most believe the current onboarding process is ripe for simplification.  Some...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

City may face vote to ban sale of new-builds as additional homes

There is pressure growing in Brighton for the city to hold a referendum giving residents the opportunity to ban new build...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - A firm foundation yet a mountain to climb…

Hello and welcome to the latest Agents Do Charity, your weekly opportunity to salute those in our industry doing so much...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Crash - update on security and using other conveyancers

The conveyancing IT crash plaguing the Simplify Group of companies continues into its ninth day; however there is an update for...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Shock figures - UK agents earn less than most of Europe, US and Far East

A new league table of earnings by estate agents, based on basic salary and commission combined, suggests that UK agents earn...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

High speed broadband increasingly vital for buyers

A high-speed internet connection is the second most important factor for buyers after property size, a survey claims. And the study -...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Market to get tougher despite upbeat house price figures

The prospect of higher mortgage interest rates mean the housing market may get tougher soon despite another set of upbeat house...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Be open to new ideas to stop fall-throughs, agents urged

Agents are being urged to be more open to new methods of stopping deals falling through. HBB Solutions - a part exchange...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents should use databases to cultivate future instructions

A PropTech platform is urging agents to keep in touch with clients on their databases to increase their chances of future...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Industry rivals unite to push estate agents to Go Green

Sustainable Agent, a new members-owned eco-scheme for agents and property management companies, has announced a tie-in with review and awards platform ESTAS. As...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: has PropTech reached its limits?

As we all know, the sector is constantly evolving and as we start to get to grips with the changes, another...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Woke or Wonderful? - new bid to bring diversity to property industry

A website called The Changing Face of Property has been launched to encourage young people planning their careers to consider our...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Some London vendors asking too much, says  agency

Cluttons has given its market snapshot for the sales market in central London - and it’s echoing the familiar story of...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Startling rise in foreign ownership of homes in England and Wales

Surprise figures released through Freedom of Information requests show that the number of homes in England and Wales with owners registered...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Stock and price data shows strength of market as year-end nears

The average asking price across the UK is now £43,000 higher than it was in late 2019 according to data and...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

EPCs are misleading and out of date - claim

Energy Performance Certificates are “misleading” indicators of zero carbon buildings and should no longer be used as official guides to help...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Celebrity reveals allAgents winners at ‘awards event of the year’

TV property celebrity Amanda Lamb has revealed the winners of the 2021 allAgents customer experience awards. They were announced at the awards’...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Big rise in agents contacted by HMRC over anti-money laundering

FCS Compliance has announced its latest anti-money laundering webinar tailored exclusively for Rightmove members.   Are you ready for an HMRC inspection is...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - shortlist for Propertymark Qualifications Awards

The Propertymark Qualifications Awards annual ceremony taking place early next month have revealed their shortlist. There is a total of nine Awards...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Prime London recovery on hold as transactions show mixed messages

The latest LonRes market snapshot for prime London carries mixed messages in terms of transaction volumes.  Overall, for the month of October,...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Retro desks, basic brick walls, bowler hat lights - a modern agency office

An independent estate agency with an eye to fashion has launched a second office in the Home Counties, just nine months...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: This is why agents should Go Green

The push for greater sustainability, energy efficiency and generally being ‘green’ has existed in the agency world for several years -...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

 Property Jobs Today - who’s moving where in our industry

Hello and welcome to a new week - and even as Christmas approaches there remains plenty to report about people moving...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Boomin launches new tech claiming to reduce fall-throughs

Boomin has launched a new tool - Chainmaker - which it claims cuts fall throughs and introduces agents to ‘hot buyers’. The software...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Net Zero carbon scheme launched for agents

A new membership scheme aiming to increase the industry’s energy efficiency credentials is being launched next year by allAgents. The Sustainable Agent...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Asking prices fall but Rightmove expects usual Boxing Day web-fest

The average asking price of homes coming to the market has dropped by over £2,000 in the past month - the...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

London Market - it’s not yet business as usual, says agency

The latest update on the prime central London market from agency Knight Frank warns that it’s still not business as usual,...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Prime London market to see price rises again after years of falls

Savills has set out its annual house price forecast for prime London - and after years of price falls, the prediction...

15 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Crash: Mystery surrounds how and why it's ongoing

Conveyancing firms in the Simplify Group, hit by a massive systems crash for much of this week, say they are working...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Massive Rightmove ad campaign - here are the first pictures

Rightmove will launch its latest outdoor campaign on Monday, with advertisements in over 1,000 roadside and rail locations remaining in place...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

At least eight new offices to open in 2022, pledges franchise network

Franchise giant Winkworth says at least eight new offices will open next year, following an upbeat performance in 2021. In a trading...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency identifies plenty of price reductions even in today’s market

The market may be soaring in most of the country but there are still locations where significant numbers of properties sell...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency’s window is stunning show of respect for those who fell…

With Remembrance Sunday this weekend, the nation and our industry will remember those who fell. Yesterday on Estate Agent Today we featured one...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity… on the weekend we remember…

It’s Remembrance weekend, and on Sunday at least we fall silent to honour those who gave so much for many generations. When...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Shock warning - bad EPCs 'could reduce value of older homes'

A business analyst is warning that the growing emphasis on energy efficiency of homes could spell trouble for the value of...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Fears grow that agencies may have to pay new Economic Crimes Levy

Fears are growing that large estate agency groups may have to pay a mandatory levy towards the cost of anti-money laundering...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency owner jailed for “utterly despicable crime”

The owner of an estate agency in Sussex has been jailed for five years for what a judge has called “an...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

HM Land Registry to accept only digital updates from next year

HM Land Registry will accept only digital register update applications from November 2022. Most applications received currently are submitted as PDFs or...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Going Green: Demand grows for energy efficient homes, says RICS

There’s been a significant rise in buyer interest in the energy efficiency of properties - but so far it’s making no...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency marks Armistice Day with stunning window displays

Today is the 11th day of the 11th month - the traditional annual Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the armistice...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

UK PropTech start-ups sought for international funding programme

The scheme behind two of this country’s most successful PropTech start-ups is marking what it calls a successful first year.  REACH UK...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Crash - update on how to contact affected brands

There’s been an update this morning on the dramatic systems crash that has hit the conveyancing services operated by the Simplify...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Where do estate agents charge the highest commission?

A comparison website dealing with estate agency charges says commission varies hugely across 20 major cities of the UK.  GetAgent looked at...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket delivers record number of instant valuations

OnTheMarket says it delivered a record number of instant valuation enquiries last month, beating its previous best period in June of...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Social Network’ online platform announces PropTech collaboration

PropertyHeads, a platform describing itself as a social network for house buyers and sellers, has a new PropTech partnership. It’s linked with...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Out-of-London hotspots for 2022 revealed by two major agencies

Strutt & Parker has revealed where it believes the housing market will see the largest demand in 2022, outside of London. The...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the strongest buyers’ and sellers’ markets right now

Rightmove has revealed the strongest markets for sellers and buyers this autumn.  Grays in Essex has topped the list of the strongest...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Speed It Up! Experts join forces to call for quicker transaction process

Property experts have joined forces to call for faster and more secure transactions.  The PropTech and conveyancing voices have united in warning...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty could be changed to promote energy efficiency - top agency

A leading estate agency says the government may have to use stamp duty and council tax as incentives to persuade owners...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Livestreaming - is this the way to sell homes in future?

Auction House London says the Coronavirus pandemic has proved that the power of livestream sales far outweighs the impact of earlier online...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency reports sellers already preparing for Spring 2022 listing

Knight Frank says it’s already being contacted by prospective vendors wanting their homes to be listed for sale next spring. James Cleland,...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

House prices could grow up to 35% by 2025 says leading agency

A leading agency predicts that prime central London house prices, so long in the doldrums throughout the pandemic, will bounce back...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

’Tis the season to be careful with decorations if you’re selling

The challenge of selling a property that has been garishly decorated over the Christmas period is one many agents will be familiar...

09 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks share price now under 7% of its all-time high

A torrid period for Purplebricks' share value means it opens stock market trading today with a price of just 33p.  This is less...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

'Forgotten' new stamp duty surcharge imposed on 5,500 sales

A stamp duty surcharge which has been labelled ‘forgotten’ because of its low profile has nonetheless bagged £45m for HM Treasury in...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

You guessed it - ANOTHER house price record as market stays hot

Annual house price growth increased to 8.1 per cent in October according to the Halifax.  The average UK property price is now...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Worries - warning about inflation and base rate

The head of research at a leading agency is warning that although the housing market remains buoyant, there may be macro-economic...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

High Street Endorsement - agencies celebrate new branch openings

The concept of the High Street estate agency branch has been given an endorsement by two companies announcing new offices. Fine &...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Boomin publishes figures - but only about what children like

Fledgling portal Boomin has published figures - but not the long-awaited ones about its users or agents.   Instead, it’s released data...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Legal Action against Purplebricks - “phenomenal” response by claimants

The leader of the organisation proposing a class action against Purplebricks says there’s been a “phenomenal” response to his request for...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

“Devastating lack of due diligence” slammed in property fraud case

A prominent law expert is claiming that a high profile case of property fraud, reported earlier this week, involved a “devastating...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Reservation Agreements give “absolute certainty” to agents - claim

Reservation Agreements provide agents with absolute certainty that both sellers and buyers are being honest. “If they’re lying or… shall we say,...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Business boost for EweMove, Martin & Co and other TPFG brands

The Property Franchise Group, the agency industry’s largest franchise operation, has reported strong performance in recent months. Chief executive Gareth Samples has...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Bottled It! Sigh of relief as Bank of England keeps base rate unchanged

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has defied expectations by keeping base rate at its historic low of 0.1 per...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity as we head into a cold November

The clocks have fallen back, the nights are longer and the temperature has definitely dropped - winter is here and with...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks share price crashes after huge business slump

Purplebricks' share price tumbled a remarkable 34 per cent this morning when trading opened on the London Stock Exchange. The price crashed...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Charge! Six-fold rise in property details listing electric car points

There’s been a huge rise in references to electric car charging within property listings submitted to Rightmove. The number of homes listed...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Sacked: estate agent convicted of glassing attack in pub

A Connells senior negotiator has received a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of wounding following an attack at a...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Stand by for a possible interest rate rise today

Analysts suggest there is a 50:50 chance of a base rate rise being announced by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Commonhold - does anyone really want it?

There’s been a very low expression of interest in Commonhold, despite the government pushing the new tenure as an alternative to...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Average home hits landmark figure as market stays red hot

The average price of a house in the UK has hit £250,000 for the first time as the  market shows no...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Going Going Gone! Agents say more buyers look to online auctions

Propertymark says more buyers are now looking at online auctions, making this a more viable route to sale than before. The latest...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC debt-chasing as thousands of property firms hit ‘financial distress’

Despite the roaring housing market, a new report says that no fewer than 70,500 real estate and property businesses are showing...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Reapit launches AgentPoint website service to UK market

Estate agency business platform Reapit is launching AgentPoint services in the UK - just seven months after it acquired AgentPoint in...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks’ record-breaking web traffic despite Google slump - claim

A property media analyst claims Purplebricks has record-breaking website traffic thanks to its “relentless” and vast budget marketing. “Whether you like to...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Estate agents are poor relations of UK sales sector, research suggests

New research suggests estate agents earn some of the lowest basic salaries of all sales professions.  Nested, an online agency promoting the...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Zoopla reveals figures claiming success of new In-Search ads

Zoopla says its new In-Search ads have secured over 38m impressions since their launch.  ‘In-Search’ ads are hosted on Zoopla’s listings search...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Murdered MP’s legacy could include housing boost for constituents

Sir David Amess, murdered at a constituency surgery last month, may have an unexpected housing market legacy for his constituents. To commemorate...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Instantly benchmark your Estate Agency online

An online test that allows agents to immediately get a clear picture around three key areas of their business, and start to...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Fraud: A house is sold without owner’s knowledge

A BBC investigation has revealed that a man’s house was sold and his furnishings removed without his knowledge, in the latest...

02 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents offered £300,000 in US-style shared fee deal for mansion

Agents are being offered a theoretical £300,000 if they introduce a buyer willing to pay £30m for a mansion on sale in...

02 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Stock famine means agents must work harder at prospecting - PropTech chief

A PropTech chief says agents are now competing with each other for substantially less stock on the market - meaning their...

02 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing logjam eases as smaller pipelines speed up moves

The average time for home-movers to get through the conveyancing process has dropped by 27 days since the summer, according to Rightmove.  The...

02 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents flock to Modern Method of Auction in south of England - claim

New figures from the Iamproperty group, parent of the Iamsold specialist in the Modern Method of Auction, show that the service...

02 November 2021

From: Breaking News

RICS’ latest top appointment has had 42 years as a Civil Servant

RICS has appointed a former civil servant with a 42-year career as its new audit committee chair. Mike Driver, currently president of...

02 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Leading agency refunds all Covid salary cuts plus furlough funds

Knight Frank has reported a record pre-tax profit and has reimbursed staff who sacrificed some salaries during the pandemic. The agency - which has...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket cuts amount it pays for PropTech supplier

OnTheMarket has announced that it’s reducing the amount it’s paying for PropTech supplier Glanty. Glanty is best known for its lettings platform teclet,...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - how agencies rank for SEO and Google searches

An online intelligence platform has started ranking agencies in terms of their SEO and Google searches. The platform - Industry Alerts, which...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rebranded agency pledges revenue of over £1m per branch

An estate agency group is rebranding and pledges that it will build on its current revenue averaging £1m per branch.  Property group...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

House price rises prompt HMRC to launch Inheritance Tax probes

Increasing house prices has encouraged HM Revenue and Customs to launch huge numbers of probes into Inheritance Tax payments. According to law...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

U-turn on housing market forecast by government advisers

Official forecasts suggest house prices will rise for five years at least, although at well below the rate of growth seen...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding scandal petition reaches key 10,000 signature stage

A petition calling on the government to set up an independent enquiry into the cladding crisis has reached a key 10,000...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Tax Shock: 1% stamp duty rise was considered for Budget

It’s been revealed that the government did consider a stamp duty RISE which would have been announced in this week’s Budget. The...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Self-employed agency expanding beyond London for first time

The Nested online agency, which recently revamped its business model to attract more self-employed agents, is expanding outside London for the...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Number of homes selling over asking price dips as market softens

The proportion of properties selling above asking price has dipped according to Propertymark - a likely sign the market is softening at...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency claims to have ‘solved industry’s staff shortage’

EweMove - the hybrid brand owned by The Property Franchise Group - says its operating model effectively solves a reported staff...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

More blood-curdling news (and no, we don’t mean the Budget)

So with only hours to go before Halloween, here are our final three entries from agents who've entered into the ......

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and don’t forget to sleep longer this weekend…

With a Budget, mild weather and the continuing uncertainty over the pandemic, you might be forgiven for forgetting that we get...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert: Capital Gains Tax rules change kicked in at midnight

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget did not ignore Capital Gains Tax after all.   For those selling UK residential property the deadline to file...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent “lucky to be alive” after car smashes through branch window

An estate agent in a branch of Hunters says he’s lucky to be alive after a car containing an elderly couple...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Foxtons gives upbeat update on sales and lettings

Foxtons has given an upbeat trading update to shareholders this morning. It says so far this year sales revenue is a huge...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding Tax on Developers - not everyone is in favour

There has been criticism of the new Residential Development Tax, levied to fund remedial work on dangerous cladding on high rise blocks. The tax...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

“It leaves a lot to be desired” - Propertymark’s Budget verdict

Agents trade body Propertymark has given its verdict on yesterday’s Budget with this statement - “Some good news but it leaves...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Portals hit out at lack of details over pledges for new homes

There’s been some cynicism amongst the industry in response to new homes promises made by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in yesterday’s Budget. Sunak...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Budget: Details of business rate changes and new development tax

The Budget has proven more generous than many expected - and with most property taxation left unchanged. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has made...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Recruitment crisis as agents move to better paid jobs

A recruitment expert says the estate agency industry has joined those sectors suffering from a shortage of staff. And in the case...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents’ fees fall but cost of moving home has soared this year

The average cost of buying and selling a home in England this year has soared from £6,877 before the end of...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech pilot scheme next month to make sales safer and faster

There’s been another step to make house sales more secure and speedier, with a pilot scheme starting next month. Five major identity...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s a scream! Another agency gets into the Halloween spirit

Many thanks (or should that be big fangs?) go to Alexis at west country agency Wilson Tominey for today’s images getting...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Success for online valuation tool for five years in a row

The ValPal Network has won the ESTAS’ Supplier Awards – Best in Sector: Online Valuation Tool prize for the fifth year...

27 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Online agents’ market share rises - but only three brands really matter

A new survey by property consultancy TwentyCi shows that the market share of online and hybrid agents in the third quarter...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficiency still not a hot topic for most house buyers

New research shows that despite media attention and new government policies, better energy efficiency is not a key issue for the...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Pressure builds for agents to be licensed with mandatory training

Pressure appears to be building for the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents working party finally to be implemented. It’s now...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

This year's transactions set to be their highest for 14 years

The housing market is on track to record its strongest year since 2007 for transactions and house price inflation says Zoopla.  The...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Space Race Over? Country house price growth slows

New figures from Knight Frank show that price growth in the high end country market moderated in the third quarter of...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency goes green through climate change tree campaign

Leeds estate agency Adair Paxton is enhancing its sustainability credentials and helping to tackle climate change by planting two trees for...

26 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid - Make viewings safer now to avoid winter market mayhem

An agent is warning the government it must manage Covid and not simply react ‘too late and too little’. He’s suggesting some...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Better EPCs mean bigger sale prices, according to Rightmove

Rightmove says sellers who have upgraded their Energy Performance Certificate rating to a C - from a D, E or F -...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Fake conveyancers diverting purchase funds into fraudsters’ wallets

Buyers are being warned about scams conning people out of hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Law Society of England and Wales...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent Roadshow back on tour for the first time in 18 months

The Guild of Property Professionals launches its Autumn/Winter 2021 Tour this week - the first time its members have met in person...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Britain’s latest staff shortage - too few auctioneers

Too few lorry drivers, hospitality staff and care home assistants - and now too few auctioneers, too. Propertymark says a surge in...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer tells agents their awards have never been more deserved

The largest live event in the property industry for two years took place last Friday - the ESTAS awards.  TV property expert...

25 October 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC SDLT Refunds: Agents warned about ‘ambulance chasers’

A property specialist is warning about “modern day ambulance chasers” who try to convince buyers they have paid too much stamp duty.  “An increasing...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

House prices will still rise even after interest rate hike, says senior analyst

Business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown is predicting house prices will still rise, even after a possible hike in interest rates later this year or...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert: Rise in property fraud makes data checks vital

An alert has gone out to sales and lettings agents to be more diligent with their checking of data, and to...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

High end agency launches in murdered MP’s beloved new city

Southend on Sea, soon to be designated a city out of respect for murdered MP Sir David Amess, is to see...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Referral fees and sales and finance back-up offered to agents

A new service has been launched claiming to offer ‘a new supportive partnership opportunity’ for agents to earn referral fees. Cox &...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - it’s that Friday good works feeling…

Hello and welcome to the end of the week - an opportunity for you to catch up with charity news from...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Will more online agencies face class actions over self-employed pay?

The class action taken by former self-employed workers against two online agencies should be a warning to other firms breaking the...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Foxtons offers to sell part of the Tower of London

Foxtons has written to the ‘legal owner’ of part of the Tower of London, offering to value the property for a...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Another jump in house prices confirmed by government figures

House price inflation accelerated to 10.6 per cent in August, up from 8.5 per cent in July as buyers rushed to...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

1,100 expected at tomorrow’s ESTAS awards

Some 1,100 guests are expected to attend the ESTAS awards tomorrow - the first time agents, conveyancers and brokers will gather...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Cost of moving soars for second year in a row

Research by price comparison service MoneySuperMarket has itemised the additional fees incurred by people moving home. This year’s 12 per cent rise...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

We spook too soon - here are more Halloween properties

Adorning homes with a Halloween-inspired look is becoming increasingly popular giving people an opportunity to show off their creativity. Really? Well that’s...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks faces legal action from agents over holiday and pension pay

A claims firm wants to commence proceedings against online estate agency companies such as Purplebricks and Yopa. It's on behalf of thousands...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: are you meeting the expectations of modern consumers?

If there is one thing that modern consumers have come to expect, it’s convenience. As a nation, we’re driven by on-demand...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

EPC ratings to become more important under Green reforms

The government has given more details of its bid to change the energy efficiency of existing and new homes to meet...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

UK's 'poshest estate agency' gets new name and new management

A business once called “the UK’s poshest estate agent” has revealed that it’s under new management. Bective - formerly called Bective Leslie...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Big Three Portals accused over inflated asking prices

A small property portal has accused Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket of listing properties with asking prices far in excess of market...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Massive leap in equity held by older home-owners

Over-65s saw their property wealth increase by £800 a month recently thanks to frenzied demand during the stamp duty holiday, an equity release...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

For Sale boards reinvented with modern marketing messages

A family-run agency has reinvented the For Sale board by removing all of the usual visual cues and traditional words -...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Google reviews ‘game changer’ announced by allAgents

allAgents has announced that Google reviews will be integrated onto its website. allAgents has called the move “a game changer within the...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency beats Mercedes, HSBC and O2 to major award

Knight Frank has beaten a string of prestigious household name companies to take the Overall Winner award at the 2021 Customer...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing Market: supply shortage for fifth month in a row

Another market snapshot has identified low supply as the chief characteristic of the sales landscape this autumn. Landmark Information Group’s latest Property...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents get freebie ski trip as firm shifts to work-from-home model

Spicerhaart - which is radically reshaping its structure to encourage hybrid operations and working from home as part of a new...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The best CRMs tell agents what to do and when to do it - claim

PropTech and CRMs should be about far more than merely gathering data - they should be telling agents which prospects are...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Rise coming - could it actually be good for house sales?

Rightmove is warning that it’s “highly likely” interest rates will rise in the near future. The portal believes this now seems inevitable...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the latest autumn leavers and movers

Hello and welcome to the latest PJT, your chance to catch up with who’s moving where in our industry. If you have...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent murdered after online house sale goes wrong in US

Media reports from the US state of Virginia say an 84-year-old man killed his estate agent after buying a property ‘sight...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Connells tells Gove he “must do more” to build new homes

A part of the Connells Group is telling the new Housing Secretary that he and his government “must do more” to...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The Old Story - agents tell government to make it easier to downsize

There’s a rising number of over-65s but a short supply of suitable affordable properties for them, Propertymark has told government. The agents’...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing leaders pay tribute to murdered MP

Leading politicians operating in the housing industry have paid tribute to murdered backbencher Sir David Amess. Housing Secretary Michael Gove tweeted: “David...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Very few buyers care about energy efficiency, new study shows

Despite increasing public debate and media spotlight on energy efficiency, the issue appears relatively unimportant to seven out of eight buyers according to...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents’ photos ‘mislead buyers over true size of properties’ - claim 

A portal says many buyers feel disappointed when viewing a property becuase it is typically smaller than agents’ photographs suggest.  MoveStreets claims...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket to offer agency bosses free coaching from Property Academy

OnTheMarket has signed an exclusive commercial partnership with business coaching specialists, Property Academy.  OTM will provide full fee-paying customers with free access...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Werewolf runs rampant in London agency branch

Howl you doing? Yes, it’s just a fortnight until Halloween and time to wheel out unspeakably awful puns and the occasional...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Suzy Lamplugh suspect may be allowed home visits and day release

The convicted murderer and rapist John Cannan, who is the prime suspect in the still-unsolved murder of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh,...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and it’s the return of the Viking…

We’re building up towards both Christmas and the Awards season right now, and that gives plenty of opportunities for fund raising,...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks shock as finance chief quits at short notice

Purplebricks has this morning announced that chief financial officer Andy Botha is quitting at the end of the month. In a terse...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Are agents’ fees falling because of increased competition?

An analysis of estate agencies in 21 major cities suggests a big rise in competing companies, prompting risks of fee wars between...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Brexit and Covid crises may undo recent house price gains

Rising inflation triggered by the supply chain crisis following Brexit and the pandemic may undermine recent house price gains according to...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

RICS Scandal: Establishment trio named as interim leadership team

The bid by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors to re-establish itself as a trusted body continues with the naming of...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

What future for Propertymark? Chief to be quizzed by critic of NAEA

Propertymark’s chief executive - officially still in post on just an interim basis - is to face questions from a past...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Britain’s housing value soars 20% in five years - much of it in 2021

The total value of homes in Britain has risen 20 per cent - that’s £1.6 trillion – in the past five...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents should be confident of fees they charge says data analyst

Estate agents who differentiate themselves from competitors should not be afraid of charging more - and should have confidence when doing...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs plummet but market crash possible, warns analyst

Remarkably, just 11 per cent of property sales fell through in the third quarter of this year as buyers raced to beat...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to conduct extra legal checks on buyers

Agents are being advised to go above and beyond the legal requirements for anti-money laundering requirements.  Paul Offley, compliance officer for The...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

London’s Changing Market: What’s hot and what’s not

One of the country’s leading buying agents has set out what’s hot and what’s not in London’s housing market as it...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent group says talented women lost to industry due to menopause

The Women In Property group claims talented females are being lost to the industry due to the menopause.  It says panic attacks,...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Most agents have faced unsafe incidents, according to survey

Some two thirds of agents and other property professionals who have worked alone have suffered an incident endangering their safety, according to...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Supply still trails demand in prime London, says leading agent

The  housing market is not immune from the supply shortage hitting the economy, according to Knight Frank - with London the...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket posts strong results as agents move to full-fee contracts

OnTheMarket figures for the first half of this year show stronger revenue and improved profits. Agency numbers have increased modestly since January...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Self-employed agent says it’s not about money (but has bought a Jag)

An estate agent who has now gone self-employed after working on the staff of Connells and Spicerhaart says her move is...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC uses Rightmove and Zoopla to snoop on tax payments

It’s been revealed that HM Revenue & Customs scours the listings on both Rightmove and Zoopla to assess whether property investors...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

GDPR training course attracts 10,000 agents, says Rightmove

More than 10,000 certificates have been awarded to agents who have taken Rightmove’s first modular training. This is an accredited GDPR course...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Online agency model is flawed but industry must prove it - call

The existence of online agencies means some consumers believe real life estate agents are unnecessary in a deal - but the rest of...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Working From Home 'set to boost agencies in key areas'

Fine & Country has opened another office - this time in Exeter, one of the most popular locations to which people...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

New property tax - government releases draft legislation

The government has released details of a new property tax. It’s the Residential Property Developer Tax, first announced at the start of...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

RICS new Rules of Conduct try to win back respect for battered body

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is trying to win back respect within the property industry with new Rules of Conduct...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Forum delayed until 2022 because of Supply Chain Crisis

The ESTAS Forum scheduled for the morning of the annual awards ceremony on October 22 has been postponed - but the...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Celebrity host revealed for AllAgents Customer Experience Awards

TV property personality Amanda Lamb has been named as the presenter of the first ever allAgents Annual Customer Experience Awards in...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Lucky For Vendors: 13 buyers for every home on sale, says agency

There were 13 new buyers for every property listed for sale in the UK in September according to Knight Frank.  Over the...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Moneypenny joins leading industry PropTech hub

High-profile outsourced communications provider Moneypenny has joined the industry PropTech hub known as the Innovation Collaboration Group. There are around 40 companies...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Former Housing Secretary dies at the age of 53

Former Housing Secretary James Brokenshire has died at the age of 53. The Conservative ex-Cabinet minister, who was diagnosed with lung cancer...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Is this the highest paid estate agent in Britain?

An estate agent claims he may be the highest paid in the industry this year - and he puts it down to...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Supply Chain Crisis will push up house prices, warns consultancy

A leading business consultancy is warning that supply chain shortages as a result of Brexit and the pandemic will push up...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Best And Final Offers “do massive disservice to sellers” - claim

Best and Final Offers should be scrapped - and a property expert claims that would be good because they do a massive...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Second property firm offers help to staff with mental health issues

A property company is offering its employees in the UK and overseas a day’s leave later this month to mark World...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing market to stay strong in 2022 says buoyant Halifax

House prices rose by the most in almost 15 years in September ahead of the end of the stamp duty holiday.  The...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and have we got Mews for you?

Fund-raising takes all sorts of shapes and sizes and this week we have a splendid selection proving that point. Don’t miss out...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Big PropTech deal announced, funded by online agency investor

PropTech industry giant epropservices has acquired Property Technology Ltd, better known to agents as marketing platform LeadPro. epropservices is the parent company of...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Exclusive: Self-employed agents earn up to £64,000 more - claim

An agency says individual agents operating as self-employed can earn up to £64,000 more per year than fully-employed counterparts. Nested says the average UK...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

TikTok! 25-second virtual tours launched by Purplebricks

British homebuyers take an average of 25 seconds to decide whether a house is right for them, according to Purplebricks. As a...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - the importance of additional revenue streams for agents

I recently took part in a webinar hosted by ICG (The Innovation Collaboration Group) – titled ‘New estate agency revenue streams...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Boomin’s SmartVal service has over 10,000 requests since launch

Fledgling portal Boomin says its new SmartVal tool has received over 10,000 requests since launching in early September. SmartVal is powered in part by...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Burglar who ransacked independent agency escapes jail

A burglar who ransacked an independent agency’s branch office and stole equipment worth almost £2,000 has escaped prison. Bilal Hemmi of Windsor...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Prime London recovery gathers pace for higher-priced homes says top agent

The latest market snapshot of prime London by estate agency Benham and Reeves shows demand up 5.8 per cent annually for...

07 October 2021

From: Breaking News

PM puts home ownership at heart of levelling-up agenda

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has given a ringing endorsement to home ownership as a central part of the government’s levelling up...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Content Is King - time to crown your agency website

It’s a truism that most property enquiries from buyers these days come through portals but there are several reasons why agents...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Watchdog intervenes after complaint about Countrywide property

The Advertising Standards Authority has stepped in following a complaint about a property advertised by Connells-owned Countrywide estate agents. The issue revolves...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty: should it change to promote much more downsizing?

An interesting demand has been made of Chancellor Rishi Sunak - to consider reforming stamp duty with thresholds revised to reflect...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals four new Modern Method of Auction providers

Rightmove - which for some time has linked solely with iamsold to provide the controversial Modern Method of Auction system to...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Property franchise firm eyes expansion after sealing £200m in deals

A service that sells properties and elements of joint venture schemes to investors says it’s seeking to expand after completing on...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech can reassure agents in post-SDLT holiday market - claim

The right technology can reassure agents that transactions will complete on time - vital to retaining business following the end of the...

06 October 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC probe into suspicious property deals revealed in leaked files

Chancellor Rishi Sunak says HM Revenue & Customs will probe any alleged wrongdoing in property purchases included in the so-called Pandora...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Due diligence for buying process must improve - Propertymark

Propertymark has spoken out over the Pandora Papers leak scandal, which reveals many elite and super-rich buyers of properties in London...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Amazing 37 promotions announced by national agency

A remarkable 37 staff promotions have been made by a national estate agency, Fisher German.  The agency - which has a substantial...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Recovery signs at last for Prime London prices

Prices in prime central London have risen for the past two quarters, prompting a tentative claim that the market may be...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

What makes people move and what are their priorities? - Survey

Living close to family and friends is a top priority for nearly four in 10 people according to a survey of...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rich List 2021 reveals most expensive streets in the UK

A new Rich List of the most expensive streets has been revealed by Zoopla.  Kensington Palace Gardens in London holds the title...

05 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove in revolutionary TV advertising move

Rightmove is at the centre of a revolutionary advertising initiative involving Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. Using Artificial Intelligence technology, a digital...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC figures trigger fear of housing market slump

A leading market commentator is warning that transactions and prices will fall without the stimulus of the stamp duty holiday. Karen Noye,...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency launches high-end division to woo rich buyers

Foxtons has launched a new high-end department called Foxtons Private Office in a bid to woo the richest domestic and international...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Regional hubs introduced to handle Hamptons expansion

Hamptons is to expand the provision of New Homes and residential development services across all of its 90 branches, after a...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Historic independent London agency snapped up after 200 years

The Portico agency - set up in 1818 - has become part of the Leaders Romans Group, which has bought it...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

High-end consultant snapped up to lead new agency branch

Knight Frank is opening a new branch in Shrewsbury, covering Shropshire into the Cheshire Borders, north Wales, and mid Wales.  The opening...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The Scores Are In: here’s the data behind the stamp duty holiday

Rightmove has estimated how many people benefitted from the holiday and the estimated total saving in England. It says some one million...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

We Salute You! - industry tribute after the stamp duty holiday frenzy

The stamp duty holiday concluded at midnight, marking the end of the busiest period for the industry - all parts of...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the deadline for marketing a home and ‘being in for Christmas’

We’re not sure if agents will agree with this but a high profile consumer group has come up with the final...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Historic estate agency expands into two new territories

One of the UK’s oldest estate agency firms has expanded into two new territories.  Nock Deighton was established in Shropshire in 1831...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Warning - top index says first time buyer deposits “very challenging”

House prices rose by just 0.1 per cent in September - but they are still increasing by 10 per cent a...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

How can agents save weeks on sales progression?

A video interview claims to spill the beans on how sales progression can be accelerated by three to four weeks. Estate agent...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and it’s not just the London Marathon this weekend…

Hello and welcome to the end of the week - another opportunity to see how our industry is doing great work...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

RICS Scandal - apology given to whistleblowers amid major overhaul

The governing council of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has issued a public apology to the whistle blowers whose actions...

30 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Exclusive: £5m to be spent on self-employed agents in 100 areas

An online operator called Nested is to spend £5m to promote the self-employed estate agency concept in 100 parts of the...

30 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty - success of tax break shows why reform is needed

One of the leading figures in trade body Propertymark wants stamp duty to be reformed, and claims that the success of...

30 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Hunters says new ‘Personal Agent’ franchise allows flexible working

Hunters, now part of The Property Franchise Group, has announced its first so-called ‘Personal Agent’ signing - and says it’s ideal...

30 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Former BBC boss selects agents to sell £35m housing project

Former BBC Director General Greg Dyke has been revealed as the man behind a £35m project to developer a historic part...

30 September 2021

From: Breaking News

11-branch agency signs two year listings and software deal with portal

One of the west of England’s largest independent agencies has signed a two year deal with Zoopla, running across portal listings...

30 September 2021

From: Breaking News

New PropTech link-up for next month’s ESTAS Awards and Forum

ESTAS has announced that FocalAgent, a visual content supplier to estate agents, has signed up as an executive partner for the...

30 September 2021

From: Breaking News

For Sale - Online Agency claiming to be “the future of property”

An online agency which describes itself as being “the future of property” is up for sale. Nu:move is a franchise operation, set...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Foxtons to review policy on ‘furlough bonuses’ for senior management

Controversial London agency Foxtons is to review its policy on top management bonuses. This follows a shareholder revolt at the agency's AGM...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks executive bonuses given massive shareholder support

Shareholders in Purplebricks have given overwhelming backing to the company’s remuneration policy - including substantial bonuses for senior executives which had...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Second homes and Airbnb-style short lets blamed in new affordability report

A government report suggests that house prices are rising at three times the national rate in some rural and coastal areas...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Foxtons explains Data PropTech behind matching clients with properties

Foxtons has given details of the PropTech it uses to help improve leads and business decisions.  The agency, which has some 50 offices...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday legacy may be more agents using PropTech

The stamp duty holiday which finally ends later this week might have a lasting legacy - encouraging more agents to use...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents are selfish but here's how to turn it around - a controversial video

Chris Watkin - the famous industry content creator, ghostwriter and trainer - has made a series of controversial statements about agents...

29 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Ex-Purplebricks staff set up new agency and reveal big expansion

The self-employed partnership known as The Agency UK - founded by three refugees from Purplebricks - has announced a major expansion. The...

28 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency charges buyers not sellers, and plans to roll out nationwide

An estate agency that charges buyers not sellers is proposing to roll out nationwide. FreeAgent247.com, has been set up by Daniel Lewis...

28 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency reveals second acquisition in successive months

An agency has announced its second acquisition in just a matter of weeks. Legal and estate agency Pacitti Jones has acquired Kilsyth-based...

28 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Rebrand for ‘go to’ London agency marking two decades in business

West London agency RiverHomes is rebranding in what it describes as a bid to more closely reflect its unique expertise on...

28 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Federation of Independent Agents reveals new partnership today

The Federation of Independent Agents has today announced a strategic partnership with award-winning website creative firm Estate Apps. The partnership will enable...

28 September 2021

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This is how much house prices have risen EVERY DAY since Covid began

Zoopla has calculated how much the average house price has risen every single day since the start of the pandemic in...

28 September 2021

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Property Tax Threat: Labour hints at rises to pay for social care

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has hinted for the second time that he is looking towards property to help fund his...

27 September 2021

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Stamp Duty win for government as second home sales soar

A leading agency says the new normal likely to establish itself in the housing market after the end of the stamp...

27 September 2021

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Property Jobs Today - the latest movers and shakers

Hello and welcome to the first PJT of autumn - an update on who’s moving where right now. Please let us know...

27 September 2021

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Energy Crisis: Better EPCs boost house values - claim

The Halifax claims that homes with the highest energy ratings are worth up to £40,000 more on average compared to less...

27 September 2021

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Agency run from family home expands into new territories

The hybrid agency Paton & Co is moving into new territories in Berwickshire and Northumberland. The company has been Borders-based since launching...

27 September 2021

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We’re Off! First 2022 market forecast by major estate agency

The first agency to give its market forecast for 2022 and beyond has suggested an upbeat performance next year.  Hamptons says the...

27 September 2021

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Labour wants radical house buying changes if it comes to power

Labour is to reveal a raft of new housing policies at its party conference this weekend - and it claims it’s...

24 September 2021

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Purplebricks launches multi-million pound advertising campaign today

Purplebricks is launching its biggest advertising campaign in five years this evening. The multichannel campaign kicks off with a 60-second spot on Channel 4’s...

24 September 2021

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Agents warned about sensitive data being included in listings

Agents are being warned about removing personal data and information from marketing material. Paul Offley, compliance officer at The Guild of Property...

24 September 2021

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PropTech firm backed by Zoopla founder launches AML platform

A PropTech firm backed by Zoopla founder Alex Chesterman has launched a new anti-money laundering (AML) tool for estate agents. Thirdfort has...

24 September 2021

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Spicerhaart names area partners for Sutton and Bristol

Agents from Purplebricks and Leaders are the latest recruits to sign up as area partners for Spicerhaart. Tyrone Matthews has been named...

24 September 2021

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Mark Hayward sets new retirement date (once he finds his replacement)

Mark Hayward has set a new retirement date for the end of this year. Hayward, previously chief executive of Propertymark, was due...

24 September 2021

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Agents Do Charity - running, biking, tennis, golf and affordable artists' studios

We may be getting an extended summer but agents haven’t just been basking in the heatwave. There has been plenty of goodwill...

24 September 2021

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Striking the right note - online agent joins Tech Nation Future Fifty

Strike, the digital-first estate agent previously known as Housesimple, has been selected to join Tech Nation’s Future Fifty programme. The online agent, which...

23 September 2021

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New easyProperty franchise lands in Luton, home of easyJet

The latest easyProperty franchise has landed in Luton, the spiritual home of the easy brand as it’s the place where budget...

23 September 2021

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Drones to night shots - what are the top photo tips for agents?

Photography has become an increasingly important weapon in an agent’s armoury in recent years as listings compete for space on portals,...

23 September 2021

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Developer land banking ‘myth’ debunked by study, major builders say

A leading planning consultancy has claimed that ‘the myth’ that housing developers are hoarding land after gaining planning consent in order...

23 September 2021

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Review website set for first-ever in-person awards ceremony this November

The UK’s largest review website for the property industry has announced that its first ever in-person awards event will be held...

23 September 2021

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All out of homes – estate agent temporarily ‘sold out’ of all housing stock

An estate agent has been ‘marketing properties so well’ in a Worcestershire town that it has temporarily ‘sold out’ of all...

23 September 2021

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The Great Suit Debate – what does the property industry think?

Our story yesterday on whether agents should continue to dress formally post-pandemic seemed to relight the fire on a long-time debate...

22 September 2021

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Businesses, including agencies, hand back £1.3 billion in furlough money

New figures from HM Treasury have revealed that businesses, including a number of major agencies, have returned £1.3 billion in furlough...

22 September 2021

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Maldives over Benidorm – hybrid says ‘we do not want to be the biggest’

A Hertfordshire-based hybrid agency has released a surprising and some might argue refreshing message, saying it’s not interested in size as...

22 September 2021

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PropTech Today - how can tech help the smooth running of tenancies?

There are a huge array of products and services covering the entire journey of lettings, from prospecting all the way through to...

22 September 2021

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Claim: property tax revamp could free up as many as 600,000 homes

The government has been warned that its much-talked about levelling up agenda is ‘doomed to fail’ without major reform of the...

22 September 2021

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Boost for Winkworth - leading agents take over brand’s Ealing and Acton franchise 

Jonny Dyson, a leading London estate agent and the former regional director of John D Wood & Co., has joined Winkworth...

22 September 2021

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Power in that suit – should agents still be dressed formally?

The pandemic has led to many people ditching more formal wear as they work from home on a more regular basis,...

21 September 2021

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Quids in! Agency listing mistakenly goes live with £1 asking price

Every agent likes to have their phones ringing off the hook. So London agent Robert Irving Burns must have been excited when...

21 September 2021

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Tips from The Guild as agents face Covid safety inspections 

Agents are being contacted by local council officers to check how Covid-safe their operations are.  Paul Offley, compliance officer for The Guild,...

21 September 2021

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Homesearch and KWUK agree multi-million pound long-term agreement

In a 'coup' for property data firm Homesearch, Keller Williams UK, which has some 400 agents under its banner across the UK,...

21 September 2021

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Could you market a property based on its quirky postcode?

Forget en-suites and garden rooms, could you boost viewings with the postcode of a property? Research by comparison website Money.co.uk has identified...

21 September 2021

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First-time buyers securing mortgages online as bank branches close

First-time buyers are shifting to online-only banks to help get a mortgage. A survey by personal finance website NerdWallet found that with...

21 September 2021

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Ministry of Housing rebrands but it’s still a bit of a mouthful

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has changed its name to reflect the government’s levelling up agenda. The department’s...

20 September 2021

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Think tank rehashes ‘mansion tax’ to replace council tax and stamp duty

A think tank has proposed scrapping Council Tax and stamp duty in favour of an annual property levy.  The Institute for Public...

20 September 2021

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Housing Secretary ‘reviewing planning reforms’ amid donations scandal

New Housing Secretary Michael Gove is reported to be set to press ahead with plans to pause controversial planning reforms.  It came...

20 September 2021

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Asking prices hit record high as buyer demand heats up - Rightmove

Buyer demand per property for sale is more than double that of pre-pandemic levels, Rightmove claims. The property portal’s latest House Price...

20 September 2021

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No-fee agent strikes £5 billion sales landmark

Strike chief executive Sam Mitchell has hailed the online agent’s no-fee model after reaching £5 billion worth of sales. The agency, previously...

20 September 2021

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Agents report record August for above asking price sales

Record numbers of properties sold above asking price in August, agents claim. Data from NAEA Propertymark shows that despite the summer lull,...

20 September 2021

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Foxtons appoints former Hamptons man following 'investor pressure'

Following speculation overnight, Foxtons - one of London's leading and most high-profile agencies - has this morning announced the appointment of Nigel Rich CBE...

17 September 2021

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Pincher survives as ruthless Johnson reshuffle concludes

Boris Johnson's sudden and unexpectedly ruthless Cabinet reshuffle, which drew comparisons with Margaret Thatcher's 'purge of the wets' in 1981, ended...

17 September 2021

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A foot in the door - Savills welcomes young people for work experience

One of the property market's leading names has welcomed young people into its company for work experience through a partnership with...

17 September 2021

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Agents need a software system to match the changing working day, says provider

A cloud-based software provider has claimed that agents need to prepare for the future – and a very different working day...

17 September 2021

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ALEP welcomes ground rents action as Countryside scraps unfair lease terms 

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has become the latest body to welcome the decision by Countryside Properties to scrap the requirement to pay...

17 September 2021

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Agents Do Charity – pies in faces, Agent Rainmaker and Three Peaks heroics

It’s been a dramatic week in the world of politics – and this has led to another new Housing Secretary, in...

17 September 2021

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Borders estate agent invests in ‘unique’ digital signage – is it the future?

A Borders estate agency business, Hastings Legal and Property, has invested in Halo Digital Signage – hailed as ‘the new generation...

17 September 2021

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Reshuffle - Gove replaces Jenrick, but will Pincher survive?

In a day of unexpected drama, Boris Johnson carried out a surprisingly brutal and widespread Cabinet reshuffle which saw a number...

16 September 2021

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Conveyancing – is industry-wide UPRN adoption on the cards?

Industry-wide adoption of Unique Property Reference Numbers could be one step closer after an announcement by a major trade body. The Conveyancing...

16 September 2021

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Platform - proof of funds vitally important as stamp duty holiday end nears

Being able to show proof of funds in a quick, transparent and simple way is more crucial than ever to keep fall-throughs...

16 September 2021

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National Leasehold Campaign backs latest CMA action on ground rents

One of the biggest campaign groups calling for leasehold reform has welcomed the action taken by the Competition and Markets Authority...

16 September 2021

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ESTAS Forum - can agents and conveyancers work better together?

The property market over the last 18 months has seen unprecedented activity - as a result of changed priorities, the stamp...

16 September 2021

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Stamp duty boost for first-time buyers? Not a bit of it, claims research

First-time buyers are £25,000 worse off thanks to the stamp duty holiday, according to estate agent comparison site GetAgent. The website revealed...

16 September 2021

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Robert Jenrick sacked as Housing Secretary; Michael Gove replaces him

Robert Jenrick has been sacked from his post as Housing, Communities and Local Government Secretary. He was the third major name to...

15 September 2021

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Leasehold victory – leaseholders with Countryside freed from costly terms

In what will be seen as the latest win for leaseholders across the UK, it’s been revealed that – following action...

15 September 2021

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The Guild gets ready to go live with formal qualifications platform

The Guild of Property Professionals’ formal qualifications platform is set for launch this month. Agents will be able to access the platform...

15 September 2021

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Mortgage lending hit record highs before stamp duty holiday ended

The value of mortgage lending hit a record high in the final months of the stamp duty holiday. Figures from the Bank...

15 September 2021

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The cheapest and most expensive areas by square footage revealed

Buyers are getting less square foot for their money when buying a property. Research by insurer Churchill has found that the average...

15 September 2021

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Agents - are you listing a buyer’s dream home?

Rightmove claims to have identified the dream home for buyers. A survey of more than 2,000 visitors to the portal’s website has...

15 September 2021

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Poor connection! A third of buyers would pull out of an offer over bad wi-fi

Picky buyers are walking away from property deals after realising the internet connection at a property is poor, research claims. A poll...

15 September 2021

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Under the hammer! Auction house basks in record summer for sales

Auction house iamsold has marked its best summer yet. The auction service said it sold £196m worth of property under the hammer...

15 September 2021

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TPFG announces record interim results, boosted by Hunters acquisition

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) – the umbrella property brand which incorporates well-known names such as EweMove, Ellis & Co, Martin...

14 September 2021

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Revealed! The cash buyer hotspots as London lags behind

Scotland and the south west of England have been identified as cash buyer hotspots. Analysis by Barrows and Forrester, found 27 per...

14 September 2021

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Retail guru moves in with home setup service

Veteran retail chief executive John Browett is joining home setup service Just Move In as chairman. Browett has been chief executive of...

14 September 2021

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Dramatic! Ex Emmerdale star is now an estate agent

A soap star has swapped scripts for property sales. Actor Marc Silcock was involved in one of ITV soap Emmerdale’s biggest storylines,...

14 September 2021

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House price growth set to slow as stamp duty holiday ends

The property market is unlikely to enter a last-minute rush before the final stamp duty holiday ends in October, research claims. Analysis...

14 September 2021

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Revealed: UK ranks just tenth for property price growth

Property values may seem high in the UK but spare a thought for buyers in other countries such as Israel, Switzerland...

14 September 2021

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Free parking & government support, study reveals what new build buyers want

Warwick Estates has revealed the most in-demand features for new-build buyers. The firm has analysed Rightmove data and found that those buying...

14 September 2021

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More energy efficient homes can attract high sale price - claim

Implementing measures recommended in an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) could boost the sales price of a property for a vendor, the...

13 September 2021

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Market insight - agent predicts brisk end to stamp duty holiday

Demand from buyers is set to be strong for the rest of 2021 as the stamp duty holiday unwinds but uncertainty...

13 September 2021

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Dream job alert! Fancy being a mansion tester?

An online conveyancer is on the hunt for a mansion tester. My Home Move Conveyancing is seeking a mansion tester who will...

13 September 2021

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Agent comes up with solution to clear up offer confusion

A Midlands estate agency has come up with a solution to avoid confusion over property offers. Forget poor connections or bad handwriting that...

13 September 2021

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Pandemic puts a dent in London’s prime sales but million-pound homes sell faster

Forget London, Scotland is now the fastest-moving market for million-pound properties. Analysis by Rightmove has found that million-pound homes are selling 25...

13 September 2021

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Mandatory housebuilding targets set for the scrapheap - reports

The government is reportedly planning to abandon its next stage of planning reforms. The proposals, previously under consultation, would have given councils...

13 September 2021

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RICS Scandal - Senior figures quit but “no fraud or crime” says QC

The independent QC leading a review into the governance scandal at the RICS says there was “no fraudulent or criminal misbehaviour”...

10 September 2021

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Interim RICS boss gives salary to charity as body seeks forgiveness

The independent review into the RICS scandal of recent months and how the governance of the body failed, has thrown up...

10 September 2021

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Agency staff to get therapy help as they return to the office

A London agency has launched a Wellbeing At Work initiative to help agents and other staff as they return to the...

10 September 2021

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PropTech during Covid has attracted younger property buyers - claim

The UK’s biggest property auctioneer is considering whether to bring its sales back into the auction room in the near future. Managing...

10 September 2021

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Police probe into sacked Savills agent still ongoing

The police investigation into the Savills agents who allegedly racially abused England players on Twitter after the Euros 2020 final is...

10 September 2021

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Agents Do Charity - Golf, football and… er…. baking

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity - another edition of good will and cheer generated by the industry’s fund-raising heroes. It’s...

10 September 2021

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Savills sacks 'racist abuse' agent after Euros tweet

The Savills member of staff who allegedly racially abused England players online after the Euros 2020 final has been sacked. The Metro...

09 September 2021

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Shock call that stamp duty holiday should have been shorter - RICS

A surprise statement from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors says the stamp duty holiday, which goes on until the end...

09 September 2021

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Purplebricks reveals areas where external appointments needed

Purplebricks says it’s beginning interviewing this week for roles at three key levels where there were not enough ‘switchers’ willing to...

09 September 2021

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House prices to fall next year if market cycle continues - agency

An estate agency says it’s analysed the housing market’s long term cycles and forecasts that house price rises will continue -...

09 September 2021

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RICS scandal - more details expected to be revealed today

A news conference today is expected to reveal more details of the governance scandal which has engulfed the Royal Institution of...

09 September 2021

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Agency backs business advising on shop-to-resi conversions

Franchise giant Winkworth says it has backed the start up of a commercial company advising on investment in retail or business...

09 September 2021

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Prime London shrugs off end of stamp duty holiday

Exchanges of properties in prime central London, following the end of the largest part of the stamp duty holiday, suggest the...

09 September 2021

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RICS scandal - chief executive in talks to stand down

The chief executive of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Sean Tompkins, is in talks to step down according to an...

08 September 2021

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Property tax threat returns as government sets Budget date

Lost in the noise of yesterday’s social care announcements, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has named October 27 as his next Budget Day...

08 September 2021

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Independent agents’ group celebrates passing key milestone

The Federation of Independent Agents has passed the key milestone of 50 member branches covering in excess of 200 exclusive postcode...

08 September 2021

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EweMove's parent company acquires financial services business

The Property Franchise Group - the UK's largest property franchisor, which owns EweMove and other brands - has acquired 80 per...

08 September 2021

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High house prices here to stay thanks to Covid’s legacy

The lifestyle changes triggered by the pandemic are likely to have a lasting effect on the housing market, pushing property prices permanently...

08 September 2021

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Blow for self-employed agents as survey shows financial crisis

A survey conducted by a bank suggests that over half of the self-employed sector of the economy believes its financial position...

08 September 2021

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Agency chain declares latest branch to be ‘a property centre’

Independent agency chain haart is opening what it calls a new ‘property centre’ in Aylesbury later this month.   Tim Wardley, managing...

08 September 2021

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Agents urged to diversify by linking with retirement developers

Estate agents are being urged to future-proof and diversify by linking with retirement developers via part-exchange services. Property investment service HBB Solutions...

08 September 2021

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Estate Agency X - learn how agents are beating the competition

In this article, the team at Iceberg Digital outline why agents should consider attending the Estate Agency X event as well...

08 September 2021

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Purplebricks reveals result of switch from self-employed

Purplebricks says its aim to move 650 staff from self-employed status to employed has had a 95 per cent success rate. It...

07 September 2021

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£180,000 for estate agent who wanted to leave work early

A prominent prime London estate agent has been awarded £180,000 by a compensation panel following her victory earlier this year in...

07 September 2021

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Snap! Can YOU improve on this estate agency favourite photo?

Does this photo drive you mad? Do you see it everywhere (including on Estate Agent Today stories)?  Who are these people and...

07 September 2021

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 Agency chief hails “superb” sales growth of 78 per cent

Belvoir’s chief executive haas taken to Twitter to hail his company’s latest results as “superb” - with sales for the franchise agency...

07 September 2021

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Bumper end of year likely despite summer sales dip - Homesearch

Newly instructed properties across the country dropped by 10 per cent in August compared to July’s numbers, according to Homesearch. The company,...

07 September 2021

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Wealthy prime London buyers choose larger homes

More buyers in prime central London are choosing larger properties - a function of the pandemic and the race for space. That’s...

07 September 2021

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Twenty new High Street branches announced by leading agency

Jackson-Stops, which currently has 42 branches across the UK, has revealed it’s going to have another 20 by the end of...

06 September 2021

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Phil Spencer - Why agents MUST get their communications right

Day in, day out, I see how good estate agents really are.  Whether it’s in my day job on Location, Location, Location...

06 September 2021

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Leaders Romans Group may go on sale for £400m - report

There is a report that the private equity owner of Leaders Romans Group has appointed bankers to work on a ‘strategic...

06 September 2021

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Hybrid agency spends £6m beefing up communications

Spicerhaart - which is increasingly shifting its activities towards agents operating away from traditional branches - is investing more than £6m...

06 September 2021

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TV campaign begins today for Boomin’s SmartVal service

A TV advertising campaign begins today to promote SmartVal, its real-time valuation tool available on the Boomin portal. The advertisements will start...

06 September 2021

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Second Homes Targeted - government ‘preparing triple whammy blow’

Media reports over the weekend suggest the government is preparing a triple whammy - three measures which may reduce the number...

06 September 2021

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New forecasting model says house prices to soar by 2031

A new forecasting model from a consumer website is predicting that house prices will rise by an average 30 per cent...

06 September 2021

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PropTech survey claims agents lack expertise and local knowledge

A small survey commissioned by a PropTech firm appears to show that a majority of respondents believe estate agents lack expertise...

03 September 2021

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Ex-Countrywide director become agency chief executive

The former group marketing director at Countrywide has been appointed as global chief executive of Fine & Country. Simon Leadbetter has also...

03 September 2021

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Blockchain network Coadjute announces new partnerships

Blockchain network Coadjute has announced new partnerships with software firms. Coadjute launched in July and claims it will halve the time it...

03 September 2021

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Named And Shamed - Councils with slowest search responses 

Homebuyers are suffering huge delays in receiving responses to their search requests to council according to a study of local authorities. Consumer...

03 September 2021

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Agency to expand under former Business Woman of the Year

A regional estate agency is planning an expansion programme after undergoing a management buyout by a former Business Woman of the...

03 September 2021

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Agents Do Charity - good causes galore, thanks to our industry’s efforts

The Karma Club: An industry partner has celebrated its second birthday by reaching a landmark of more than £15,000 donated to...

03 September 2021

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£100m price tag as London agency chain put up for sale

Chestertons, the London high-end estate agency chain, is reported to be looking for a buyer. Sky News says it’s hired Deloitte, the...

02 September 2021

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