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Increasing numbers of sellers are searching for ‘cheap agents’ - warning

Seller search interest for high street agents has dropped, while there has been a significant spike in searches for cheap fee...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Home mover mortgage lending hit 50-year low in 2023

The level of mortgage approvals for home-movers hit the lowest level since the 1970s amid the cost of living crisis in...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

House of Lords committee set to consider agency regulation

The House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee has set out the key questions it could ask agency representatives as its...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark updates Property Information Questionnaire

Propertymark updates Property Information QuestionnairePropertymark has updated its Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) in light of the latest part B and C...

05 March 2024

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On the house! Former pub landlord takes on Winkworth franchise

A former pub landlord has been appointed a new franchisee to take over Winkworth’s Worthing office on the South Coast. Nathan Wright...

05 March 2024

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PropTech Today - Technology can enhance the performance of the rental market

Renting a flat or house in the UK has never been more difficult. The market is tight, supply is limited and...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government intervention needed on property transaction times – claim

Property professionals have called for the Government to allocate its promised £3m towards improving the home buying and selling process to...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth returns to ‘positive territory’ – but for how long?

House prices are growing annually for the first time since January 2023, Nationwide claims. The latest Nationwide House Price Index found average...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove can’t “rest on its laurels” to attract agents - warning

Analysts have given their backing to Rightmove’s stock market prospects but there are warnings that it can’t “rest on its laurels”...

04 March 2024

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Winkworth boss warns Chancellor against scrapping non-dom status

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is reported to be considering scrapping non-dom status in the latest rumour ahead of this week’s Budget. It comes...

04 March 2024

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The Guild names property presenter to host awards

TV presenter and property expert Laura Hamilton is set to host this year’s Guild Awards. The presentation will take place at the...

04 March 2024

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Ethical agent network officially launches

A network uniting ethical estate agents has officially launched today with 25 members. The Ethical Agent Network (EAN) is led by industry...

04 March 2024

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Rightmove results: Revenues rise but agency numbers drop

Rightmove has reported a 7% rise in operating profit despite losing agents last year. The portal’s latest annual report released this morning...

01 March 2024

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OnTheMarket: 'We can still become the number one portal'

OnTheMarket (OTM) has hailed the progress made since its acquisition by CoStar Group and believes it can displace Rightmove. The US-owned real...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals rise again but sales hit a decade low in January

Mortgage approvals increased for the fourth consecutive month in a row during January but that hasn’t fed into official sales yet, data...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency groups to discuss industry regulation in House of Lords

Representatives from Propertymark, Trading Standards and The Property Ombudsman (TPO) are set to discuss estate agency regulation in the House of...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The areas where new-builds are cheaper than second-hand homes

New-build homes may typically command a premium compared with the second-hand market but new research has revealed areas where this isn’t...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Is it time to accept the Government can’t build the houses we need

There are often very grim snapshots of the current property crisis.  But one of the most shocking I’ve read in a long...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - up for a challenge

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

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Property market is improving but buyers remain price-sensitive

Lower mortgage rates gave the housing market a boost in February with supply and sales all moving higher, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour fails in latest attempt to get ROPA rules introduced

Attempts to get the long-awaited Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) rules introduced into the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill have failed. The...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body reveals Spring Budget wishlist

Propertymark has added its name to calls for Stamp Duty reform and has also urged lenders to develop more affordable mortgage...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents ‘confident’ about housing market despite buyer caution - survey

Around half of agents remain confident about the housing market’s prospects this year, research suggests. A survey of almost 600 estate agents,...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Property staging firm secures £250,000 investment to grow agency partnerships

A home staging firm that partners with estate agents to present properties has secured financial backing. Lemon and Lime Interiors has received...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Viewber marks 500,000th appointment

Outsourced property viewings and inspections provider Viewber is celebrating completing more than half a million appointments. Launched at the end of 2016...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove calls for regional Stamp Duty thresholds

Rightmove has joined growing calls for Stamp Duty reform ahead of the Spring Budget next week. The property portal has outlined three...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

A quarter of buyers ‘bribed’ seller to secure a purchase  - claim

A quarter of homebuyers have attempted to bribe sellers with everything from cash to kindness when trying to secure a property,...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent working in Jewish area suspended after ‘hoping’ Zionists die

An estate agency based in the heart of one of the UK’s largest Jewish communities has faced backlash after one of its...

28 February 2024

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LSL chairman departs after just 11 months

LSL non-executive chairman David Barral has left the estate agency and property brand’s board after just 11 months in the role. Barral...

28 February 2024

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Deadline approaches to complete Voice of the Agent survey

The closing bell is ringing for estate and letting agents across the UK to participate in this year's Voice of the...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Property platform offers agents free AML checks

OneDome is offering free digital know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) checks for estate agents using its various home buying services.  The...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog: ‘Significant intervention’ needed in housebuilding market

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the UK’s largest housebuilders as it warns of “fundamental concerns”...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Just one estate agent has signed up to verify overseas property owners

Just one estate agency has signed up to become a UK-regulated agent to verify overseas entities for property ownership. The Register of...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgaged homeowners ‘worst-hit’ by higher interest rates

Homeowners with mortgages have seen the highest increase in household costs over recent months, official data suggests. The latest Household Costs Index...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Searches soar for Tuscany after popular renovation TV show

Searches on Rightmove for the region of Tuscany and the city of Lucca have soared recently, the portal suggests. It coincides with...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Luxury agent boosts country offering

United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty is ramping up its offering with a new countryside office situated just outside of Cobham in...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Angels Media boss among guests in new industry podcast

Nat Daniels, chief executive of Estate Agent Today publisher Angels Media is among guests to appear on a new industry podcast...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House of Lords launches agency regulation inquiry

Peers in the House of Lords have launched an inquiry into agency regulation. The House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee will...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Douglas & Gordon administration extended

The administration of collapsed agency brand Douglas & Gordon has been extended by a year. Douglas & Gordon called in Grant Thornton...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body launches project to explore LGBTQ+ inclusion

Propertymark has launched a project to boost LGBTQ+ inclusion in the estate agency sector. The trade body conducted a series of workshops...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Millions of young people ‘unlikely’ to follow parents on property ladder

Almost 2m aspiring homeowners do not think they will be able to follow in the footsteps of their parents by owning...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent aims to make his mark on Mayfair

Fine & Country agent Luke Hammond is looking to make his mark on Mayfair after 13 years covering central London. Hammond established...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Relocation Agent Network referrals hit record high

Referrals within the Relocation Agent Network (RAN) reached a four-year high for both the months of December and January, the brand...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Down-valuations on the rise - warning

Down-valuations appear to be on the rise and it is shocking agents and mortgage brokers. Property professionals have seen an uptick in...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

 Chancellor finalising ‘high-risk’ 1% mortgage scheme - reports

Rumours of the launch of a 1% mortgage deposit scheme have re-emerged with just weeks to go until the Spring Budget  Chancellor...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyds Bank: House prices set for ‘modest fall’

Lloyds Bank is predicting a “more modest” fall in house prices during 2024. The lender had predicted in September that average prices...

23 February 2024

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Zoopla marks record month for vendor leads

Zoopla is rolling out more branded taxis as it recorded a record January for unique vendor leads, the portal claims. The property...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How I would rescue the buy-to-let sector

Every year the media writes a lot about house price crashes, and often pose the question whether this is the year...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to show your talent

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

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: First-time buyer homes selling at 8% below local average

Properties favoured by first-time buyers are typically selling for an average of 8% or £20,300 below the local market average, Zoopla...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The areas where downsizers could earn the most (and free-up housing stock)

Downsizers across England and Wales could unlock an average £305,090 by moving from a four bed to a two-bed home, according...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents losing Facebook leads to competitors - warning

Almost one if five leads generated by Facebook ads go on to instruct an agent, research suggests, but many are missing...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark joins calls for interest rate cut

Propertymark has joined growing calls for the Bank of England to cut interest rates. Interest rates have been held at 5.25% since...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Gazundering is becoming ‘more prevalent’ – warning

A quarter of sellers have been gazundered in the past 12 months, research has revealed. Analysis by quick-buy firm Open Property Group,...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country partners with international marketplace to boost global presence

Fine & Country has partnered with James Edition, a marketplace for international luxury real estate.  This strategic collaboration will help Fine &...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rate cut needed ‘sooner rather than later’ as mortgage pricing rises - warning

Increasing numbers of mortgage lenders are pulling decent deals as swap rates rise. Santander has become the latest high street lender to...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK home sale times are ‘embarrassing’ - claim

The UK timeframe for selling a property has been branded as “embarrassing.” New research shows the UK ranks as the slowest country...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Auction market ‘shattered records’ in January

January 2024 has shattered records to become the busiest ever for UK property auctions, data suggests. Auction data provider Essential Information Group...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

North East agent adds new acquisition

Pattinson Estate Agency has announced its second acquisition in as many months. The North East brand has acquired Browns Estate Agents.  The news...

21 February 2024

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Alto unveils ‘flexible’ training options

Alto has unveiled a range of changes to its training offering to make it more flexible for agents. The agency software provider...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - AI and Big Data to be major gamechangers, says survey

Industry leaders in both real estate and PropTech view AI/Automation and Big Data as the two major gamechangers in the next...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Government’s ‘laughable’ planning reforms overshadow ‘real-time property market’

A senior estate agent has described the Government’s pledge to compel councils to cut red tape in favour of development as...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages to older borrowers drop 37.1% amid higher rates - data

Older borrowers were deterred by high mortgage rates last year, bank data suggests. Quarter four figures from UK Finance show a 37.1%...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Greater London homes taking up to 147 days to sell – research

It’s taking an average of 17.61 weeks to sell a property across Greater London, with some parts taking up to 147 days on...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country unveils ‘iconic’ themed annual conference

Fine & Country is gearing up to host its International Annual Conference and Awards Gala titled ‘Dare to be Iconic’.  The event...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent turns proptech founder to tackle poor prospecting

An estate agency founder and industry coach has launched a new artificial intelligence-powered prospecting tool. John Paul, who built an 11-branch agency...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget provides opportunity to support buyers - survey

More than a third of property professionals view the Spring Budget as an opportunity to boost new build and the first-time...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices rise but sellers are waiting 16 days longer to find a buyer

Average asking prices have grown on an annual basis for the first time in six months but properties are taking longer...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons expands into Andorra with new partnership

Hamptons expands into Andorra with new partnership Hamptons has launched a partnership with Roc Propietats Estate Agents in Andorra that will include...

19 February 2024

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And the winners are… Kerfuffle names suppliers of the year

Kerfuffle has revealed the winners of its Supplier of the Year awards The awards are based on agent reviews and net promoter...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm launches recruitment drive to support agents

Proptech platform iamproperty has launched a recruitment campaign to boost its 575-strong team. There are more than 10 tech roles currently live, from senior...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with Belvoir to boost agent standards

Propertymark has launched a new working relationship with the Belvoir Group to help further improve standards and enhance financial protection for...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

The Guild secures new homes referral arrangement for members

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a referral arrangement for its members with The Land & New Homes Network.  New home...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: New estate agency sale stock has hit a four-year high

New Year momentum in the property market has carried into February and new listings are at a four-year high, Zoopla claims. The...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society building safety guide clarifies agent and conveyancer responsibilities

Conveyancers shouldn’t give buyers and sellers assurances about building safety remediations unless they are confident doing so, the Law Society has...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London prices drop at fastest level for five years - LonRes

The number of properties going under offer and new instructions are on the rise but this has yet to translate into...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: A week is a lifetime in the property market

If a week is a long time in politics, then I’d say it’s a lifetime for anyone working in the property...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - get your boxing gloves ready!

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

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyEA goes mobile with lead generation

TwentyEA has unveiled a suite of new marketing solutions combining its data tools, giving estate agents greater flexibility over their prospecting...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Belvoir shareholders back TPFG merger

Belvoir shareholders have backed the agency brand's merger with The Property Franchise Group (TPFG), paving the way for the high-profile deal...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Land Registry reveals 1.4% house price drop in 2023

Average house prices fell 1.4% during 2023, Land Registry data has revealed. The latest Land Registry House Price Index for December 2023...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate remains steady in ‘silver lining’ for property market

The rate of inflation remained at 4% in the 12 months to January, but housing costs remain high, Office for National...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Homeowners mistaking common garden plants for Japanese knotweed - warning

Concerned homeowners and gardeners are frequently mistaking common garden plants such as bindweed, dogwood and lilac for highly invasive Japanese knotweed,...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Inspirational speaker named for Propertymark One conference

Author and broadcaster Katie Piper is set to take to the stage at the Propertymark One Conference at the ExCel London...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agency services provider recruits ‘ingenious’ director

Estate agency services provider Agent and Homes has appointed a professional investor and former asset manager as a non-executive director. Guy Bowles...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency training platform launches in Scotland

Industry training platform The Able Agent has launched in Scotland. First to launch is the ABBE Ofqual regulated Level 3 Certificate in...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Housing market has “firmly turned the page” as activity improves

The housing market is "turning a page" with fewer price reductions and higher achieved prices, Hamptons claims. A January market activity update...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing stock value dips for first time since 2012

The total value of all homes across the UK has dropped for the first time since 2012. Research by Savills shows the...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Brownfield building sites ‘not silver bullet’ to solve housing crisis - warning

Building on brownfield sites may not be the silver bullet it is made out to be, the government has been warned. Housing...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent gets on board with Valentine’s Day video

A local estate agent is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day with a video aiming to get people “on board.” Surrey and...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nominations open for Midlands property awards

The search for the very best of the property industry is officially on for The Midlands PROPS Awards 2024. The awards is...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth unveils board appointment

Winkworth has appointment its former general counsel to join the board. Tara Tan has become an executive director of the agency franchise...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Kerfuffle unveils major acquisition and is keen for more

Kerfuffle has finalised the acquisition of agency reviews platform View Agents. With the acquisition of Kerfuffle founder Simon Whale said the brand’s...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Southern England will be worst hit by house price decline

Zoopla is holding onto its predictions of a 2% average house price drop this year and said high- value regions in...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

Most agents agree that providing upfront information at the very start of the homebuying process would improve the buying and selling...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Eddisons unveils proptech partnership

Eddisons has signed a partnership deal with proptech firm Valos in a collaboration which is designed to streamline the property consultancy’s...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Martin & Co franchisee adds fifth office

Martin & Co in South West London’s long-standing franchisee Michael van de Vyver has added a fifth branch to his growing...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

A first-of-its-kind degree has launched that focuses on residential estate agency. The Swindon campus of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has launched...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa accounts shed light on restructure

Yopa’s latest accounts for 2022 have revealed a “material uncertainty” that the business could continue ahead of a restructure in 2023. The...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary suggests homebuyer support is coming

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the strongest hint yet that housing measures could be included in the Spring Budget. Chancellor Jeremy...

12 February 2024

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