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KEYWORD "2019" - 100 RESULTS
LonRes: Longer sales times are creating ‘vicious cycle’ of fall-throughs

Prime London property sales are taking longer to go through once under offer, which is creating a vicious cycle of fall-throughs,...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Use of Help to Buy ISA-backed property deposits slumps

The number of properties purchased using a Help to Buy ISA-backed deposit fell to record lows last year, official data shows. Government...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Varying property market performance shows benefits of local agents - report

Local property market performances vary from 12% gains to price reductions of as much as 24% since the pandemic house price...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour - The Housing Policies Coming Our Way Soon

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

04 May 2024

From: Features

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

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

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform? What about the tax bill?

There was a long-awaited return to the House of Commons this week when the Renters (Reform) Bill finally rose to the...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Tributes paid after popular agent, 41, passes away

Touching tributes have been paid to long-standing estate agency franchisee Camran Ishaq, who has passed away at the age of 41. Ishaq...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns of lull in sales despite brisk start to 2024

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

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 April 2024

From: Features

Property firms see rise in sick leave - research

Businesses in the real estate sector have seen one of the biggest rises in sick leave over the past year, research...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jackson-Stops returns to Strutt & Parker

The great grandson of the founder of Jackson-Stops has returned to the sales side of the industry after running his own...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Online agent market share hits new low

The market share of online and hybrid agents has continued to decrease this year but self-employed agency is growing. Data from Twenty...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Time on the market hits five-year high

Time on the market for property listings has hit a five-year high, according to Rightmove. Data from the portal shows it is...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

High mortgage rates close gap between buying and renting costs - Halifax

The gap between the costs of home ownership and renting has reached its smallest level since 2019, according to the latest...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Vendors warned to not risk waiting for General Election to list their homes

Waiting for a General Election is risky for sellers after the so-called Boris bounce in the property market failed to deliver...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government urged to stop ‘sitting on its hands’ over agency regulations

The architect of the Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) reforms has expressed frustration that the recommendations have failed to materialise as...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand rises as sellers become ‘more realistic’ - research

Buyer demand shot up in February, helped by a surge in ‘realistically priced’ property supply, research suggests. Data from TwentyEA shows the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Downsizing incentives needed as homeowners stay put for longer - research

Homeowners, particularly those in larger homes are staying put for longer, research shows. Analysis of Land Registry data between 2019 and 2022...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London sold prices hit decade low but agents ‘remain busy’ - research

Average sold prices in prime London have returned to 2014 levels, research suggests. The latest market data from LonRes shows the prime...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit 10-month high but market remains sensitive

Average asking prices have increased at their highest rate for 10 months during March but the property market remains sensitive, Rightmove...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: The barriers and benefits for estate agents

Female agents have shared their view on representation and opportunities in the sector to mark International Women’s Day. Industry data shows while...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: 'Agents are willing to pay for industry regulation'

Agents would be happy to pay for regulation but the sector should be wary of costs, a Propertymark executive has told...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

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

Downsizer enquiries back to pre-pandemic levels but dropped last year – research

Downsizers could free up an estimated £209,215 worth of equity, according to research from national estate agency Jackson-Stops. Its annual research on the ‘downsizer...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Number of property millionaires has dropped from pandemic peak – claim

The total number of property millionaires fell last year as the ‘race for space’ reversed, research suggests. Analysis by Savills has revealed...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Could ROPA rules finally materialise in leasehold reforms?

Estate agency regulations and minimum standards may finally see the light of day after Labour put forward amendments to the Government’s...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: £5m-plus market slowed in 2023

Momentum within London’s £5m-plus residential market slowed in 2023, according to Savills, but sales remain well above the pre-pandemic average. Research across...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Thousands of agency branches shut amid self-employed shift

A shift towards self-employed estate agency models has contributed to a decline in estate agency branches, research suggests. Analysis by property data...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - positive partnerships

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Why agents must closely monitor their local market to be successful in 2024

We’re now just 2 days away from the end of 2023 and what a year it’s been for the property industry....

30 December 2023

From: Features

Record numbers of first-time buyers leave London to get on property ladder

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Great Britain has fallen back this year but first-time buyers...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove urges agents to prepare for Boxing Day bounce

Rightmove is forecasting a Boxing Day bounce this festive period. Analysis by the portal suggests that the number of new properties coming...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Self-employed models ‘driving growth’ of agency brands

Self-employed agency models are helping drive growth in the estate agency sector, while larger firms struggle to maintain positive momentum, research...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth backs young racing driver on fast track to Formula 1

Winkworth is revving up its backing for young racing driver Zak O’Sullivan. At 18-years old he is already on the fast track...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Are industry awards worth winning?

TV presenter Phil Spencer announced the winners at the 20th ESTAS Awards in October As most of you will know The ESTAS...

09 December 2023

From: Features

Rightmove predicts 1% asking price drop in 2024

Rightmove is anticipating a 1% average drop in national asking prices by the end of next year. The latest forecasts from the...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Market share of self-employed agents ‘rapidly growing’ – research

The market share of self-employed agents has grown by a third in the past year and by 500% since 2018 even...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit five-year high - Zoopla

Agents and sellers are taking an average 5.5% discount on listings to secure a sale, new Zoopla data shows. The portal’s latest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime prices hit new low but sellers are ‘more motivated’ - LonRes

Achieved prime London sale prices fell by their largest levels since May 2021 last month, research suggests. Analysis by property data firm...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sellers ‘getting serious’ as asking prices drop in Christmas rush

Asking prices for newly listed homes dropped by the largest rate for November in five years, Rightmove has revealed. The portal’s latest...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark renews calls for agency regulation

Propertymark has written to the Housing Secretary Michael Gove to reiterate its longstanding call for regulation of property agents. The agency trade...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s behind Scotland’s speedy home sales?

Simon Jackson is Managing Director of SDL Surveying If we look at the latest data, it looks like there is something of...

28 October 2023

From: Features

The Increasing Value of Natural Public Spaces in Urban Design

Over a hundred years before the climate emergency became a global concern, it was recognised that, ‘He who plants a tree,...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Agents’ network welcomes eight new member agents in a month

The Guild of Property Professionals has announced eight new members to its network of independent agents. One is George F White in...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants need choice when it comes to spiralling rental costs

An opinion piece by Sam Reynolds, CEO of Zero Deposit Just weeks ago, the Bank of England brought a halt to its...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Online market share falls as sellers ‘seek traditional expertise’

The market share of online and hybrid agents for exchanges has fallen again during the third quarter. Figures from property data firm...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market suffering from ‘prolonged stagnation’ - research

The usual post-summer uplift has failed to materialise for the property market, new figures suggest. Analysis by data company the Landmark Information...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Price sensitivity’ continues to hit prime markets

September has been ‘underwhelming’ for sales in prime London except for at the high-end £5m price point, figures suggest. Separate analysis from...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour backs ROPA rules

The Labour Party has committed to introducing the Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) rules if it wins next year’s General Election. Shadow...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Weak but cautious optimism from analysts

UK housing market activity "remains weak" according to the Nationwide. Its latest house price index shows that prices declined 5.3 per cent...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit four-year high as buyer’s market prevails

The average discount to asking price has hit a four-year high as the market swings in favour of buyers, Zoopla says. The...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

City Living veteran agent returns to property world

A pioneer of the so-called City Living movement, trying to create more residential units in city centres, is returning to the...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Some sellers are still ‘too optimistic’ on pricing

Asking prices have fallen by the largest level since March 2019 and discounts are at their highest in more than a...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill

Introduced to Parliament in May, the Renters (Reform) Bill seeks to improve the private rental sector for both tenants and landlords....

15 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Knight Frank: The super-rich can’t escape the property market slump

Even the super-rich don’t seem to be immune from the property market slowdown, Knight Frank’s latest Global Super-Prime Intelligence Report, following sales...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Quieter property market may continue until Christmas

High mortgage rates and a lack of supply may mean the prime property market misses its typical seasonal boost in the...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

What should agents be doing to stay compliant with AML regulations?

As money laundering compliance marks its twentieth year, more and more estate agents are being fined for breaches of HMRC’s ID...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Purplebricks' Kenny Bruce returns to estate agency

Purplebricks co-founder Kenny Bruce has returned to the estate agency world. Bruce, who helped launch Purplebricks with his brother Michael as well...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing outlook remains positive, unlike England’s rugby chances

If, like me, you’re an ardent England rugby fan or indeed a fan of rugby in general, you’ll be counting down...

02 September 2023

From: Features

Spicerhaart names joint CEO team

Two directors of Spicerhaart are set to take over as joint chief executive of the independent agency brand. It comes as its...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyEA: Exchanged prices are still rising

Exchanged prices across the UK have grown at an average of 3.8% over the past year despite ‘gloomy headlines’, TwentyEA claims. New...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons: The London market is still alive 

Foxtons remains confident about the property market despite sliding house price growth. It comes as data from Rightmove revealed that asking prices...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit summer slump

Asking prices of new listings have dropped 1.9% this month, the largest fall in August since 2018. Data from Rightmove shows asking...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals strongest seller and buyer markets

St. George in Bristol has been identified as the UK’s strongest sellers’ market. Analysis by Rightmove found eight in ten homes listed...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New self-employed agency brand claims international success

A new self employed agency business that launched into the UK market last month claims its success elsewhere in the world...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Not all doom and gloom - Market stats show encouraging signs

New data from respected consultancy TwentyEA showed that the market is proving unexpectedly resilient - and in the case of new...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates drive buyers away from London property

Higher mortgage rates have replaced the 'race for space' as the primary reason for buying outside of London this year, research...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams UK replaces chief executive in latest restructure

Keller Williams UK (KWUK) is set to change its chief executive in the latest restructure of the self-employed agency brand. Ben Taylor...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘House price drops were inevitable’

Cooling house prices are providing an opportunity for buyers even with higher borrowing costs, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body said it...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

More agency listings are going green but further work is needed – Rightmove 

Increasing numbers of agent listings are highlighting green features as key selling points, Rightmove claims. It comes as the portal call for...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Can public private partnerships help address the shortage of rental homes?

A recent poll of 11,000 private renters by SpareRooom reveals that 81% spend more than 30% of their take-home pay on...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Agency stock is rising but sales are stuttering – research

Property supply is improving but fewer properties are going under offer, research suggests. Analysis of quarter two property market activity by data...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agency market share dwindles again

The market share of online and hybrid agents reduced further during the second quarter of 2023, new figures show. Analysis from property...

20 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agency AML fines on the rise

The average anti-money laundering (AML) fine issued to estate agents for non-compliance so far during 2022/23 has already crept beyond the...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sales are falling but ‘right-priced’ homes are moving

The level of sales agreed has fallen below its normal market trend for this time of year but the “right-priced” properties...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Price-sensitive buyers returning to ‘best in class’ £5m-plus homes

London’s £5m-plus residential market is back in business after a slow first quarter, according to new analysis from Savills. The agent does...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Price reductions rise but sellers aren’t giving up

Agents are facing challenges of rising price reductions but fewer listings are being withdrawn and the level of fall-throughs is dropping,...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime London market “subdued” but with cause for optimism - LonRes

LonRes has declared the prime London sales market to be “subdued” entering the second half of 2023. The data consultancy says that...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher interest rates are already hitting prime regional markets - research

Higher interest rates have already softened UK prime regional markets but cities are proving resilient, Savills claims. Research by the agent shows...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Service charges up 8% annually and London flat owners are paying the most – research

Flat owners have seen their service charges rise by 8% over the past year, research suggests. A new service charge index launched...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Level of fall-throughs decline - but for how long?

Fall-throughs are at their lowest quarterly level since the start of 2019, new data suggests. Analysis by House Buyer Bureau has found...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Former online agency founder seeks support for new property portal

The founder of an online agency that switched to the for sale-by-owner model has turned his attention to property portals. Kae Travis...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Prime property sales remain slow amid reduced buyer confidence

A standoff between sellers looking back at the 2021 and 2022 markets and buyers anticipating a weaker one is stifling the...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Prison for conman who stole thousands from property buyers

A man has been jailed for fraud after conning potential property buyers out of nearly £16,000. Jaspal Singh Juttla, 64 of Northwood...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing shortage remains despite property sales slowdown - warning

Property market activity has slowed but conveyancers are still dealing with backlogs which has taken their average caseload to the second...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers entering bidding wars for bungalows - claim

Homebuyers are entering bidding wars for bungalows, a property expert claims. The Daily Telegraph recently reported that young professionals in their 20s and...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: ‘Gloomy property predictions looking unlikely’

Sellers and their agents have become more confident about pricing but there are still some signs of “over-optimism” for higher priced...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

The nuances of mortgage lending and the role of the valuer

In simple terms, as you are probably aware, ‘lenders’ are the organisations who loan you something, in this case money to...

17 May 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Spring market stalls as buyers wait for price drops - LonRes

The prime London market appears to be lacking its usual spring buzz as buyers wait for prices to drop research suggests. Analysis...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Going for gold! Final keynote speaker revealed for Propertymark conference

Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes, has been announced as Propertymark’s final keynote speaker for its landmark conference next month. She will...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: We are not in a buyers’ market (yet)

The housing market hasn’t yet tipped in favour of buyers, new agency data suggests. Figures from 550 estate agency branches across Great...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Property market heading for 1.1m sales but prices will be lower

The worst of the pricing adjustment in response to higher mortgage rates appears to be behind us, Zoopla has claimed. The portal’s...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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