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KEYWORD "2022" - 100 RESULTS
RICS: Buyer demand hits four-year high in time for spring

The property market appears to be benefiting from the much-hoped for spring bounce, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average time to sell remains static despite regional variations - research

The average time it takes to sell a house from listing to completion has dropped by 0.7% in the past year,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Potential ticking time bomb for retrofit complaints awaits

The term ‘time bomb’ is sometimes overly used in the housing market, and while it has been linked to many things...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Price hikes and fake images - Six red flags to avoid a rental scam

2023 was the highest year on record for ‘rental scam’ searches in the UK, with an increase of 11% from 2022...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Rightmove reveals pre-Easter surge in listings

New data suggests Thursday 28 March was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to market so far...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Fall-through costs set to rise after slower 2023 – warning

Fall-throughs are costing home sellers an estimated £909m a year, according to new analysis. Upfront information provider Home Sale Pack has analysed...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit 17-month high

Mortgage approvals rose for the sixth consecutive month in February and are at the highest level since September 2022, Bank of...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Share of first-time buyer sales hits record high

The share of homes purchased by first-time buyers so far this year has been pushed to record levels, but most are...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: PCL prices have stopped falling

Prime central London (PCL) property values flattened out during the first quarter of 2024 after six consecutive quarterly falls, figures suggest. Analysts...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Affect the UK Housing Market?

Borrowers are currently rolling off relatively favourable two-year fixed-rate deals agreed at the start of 2022, but the pain from higher...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Housing affordability ratio remains high but are second steppers worse-off?

Housing affordability ratios have fallen back to pre-pandemic levels but remain high, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The latest figures...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The property hotspots for London leavers

Epsom and Ewell, Epping Forest and Dartford have been named as the top London leaver hotspots as buyers continue to move...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Century 21 opens global listings site to UK estate agents

UK-based estate agencies are being given the opportunity to list their properties on Century 21 Global, the brand’s global listings site. This...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

How estate agents can help win the war on financial crime

Financial crime within the property sector is on the rise and the stats are alarming. According to data from Apex Bridging,...

23 March 2024

From: Features

UK BTR sees record growth driven by surge in Single Family Housing

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has launched its latest UK Build to Rent Market Update, revealing that investment in the UK...

23 March 2024

From: Features

How technology can create more certainty amidst the chaos of chain breaks

The ripple effect of a property sale that falls through is, without exception, one of the most frustrating and disappointing events...

20 March 2024

From: Features

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

Estate agency complaints and payouts on the rise

Agents faced more complaints and paid out higher levels of redress last year, industry data shows. Annual figures from the Property Redress...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Times to ask serious questions about the UK's social housing crisis

Last week the Government published new housing data which has largely gone unreported.  The vacuum was probably linked to the Budget, and...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

International Women's Day: the Importance of a Supportive Workplace

As the Group HR Director of LRG – an organisation of over 3,000 employees – and perhaps more importantly, as a...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Halifax: Housing market has started strong but a slowdown is still possible

Average house prices rose for the fourth consecutive month during February, figures from Halifax show, but it is unclear how long...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: A Budget that could see the Chancellor moving out of Number 11

When the Chancellor stood up to deliver the Spring Budget on Wednesday, those of us in the property business could be...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL agency franchisees benefiting from ‘reduced volatility’

LSL has hailed the benefits of switching to a franchise model for its estate agency brand. A trading update from the company...

07 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

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

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

Property Natter - Business as usual with the new normal....if the price is right

I was chatting to a genuine city gent the other day (someone who has enjoyed a career in suits, ties, shares...

02 March 2024

From: Features

The need to fill the void in the aftermath of Help to Buy

As the Budget approaches and the housing crisis intensifies, it is important to consider what the Chancellor could – and should...

02 March 2024

From: Features

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

RICS: Property market is turning positive

Homebuyer and seller activity has finally started to turn positive, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggests. The latest...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Bob Dylan Was Right About Changing Times!

The times, they are indeed a-changin’. But what Dylan may not have appreciated, however, was how fast that change would be...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC records December dip in property sales

Property sales fell for the fourth consecutive month in December and ended the year at 1.02m, HMRC data suggests. The latest property...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Uneventful’ interest rate update could boost property market – claim

Rightmove has recorded its busiest month since launching its mortgage in principle service in 2022 and predicts an interest rate hold...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: First-time buyers are teaming up as sales fall

The number of first-time buyers fell by a fifth last year but this cohort still made up the largest proportion of...

31 January 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

Batten down the hatches: water leaks most common property emergency

Leaks and water-based issues are more likely in rental properties than any other type of emergency, according to data we gathered...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Tax deadline looms for self-employed property professionals

Calling all self-employed property professionals! With only one week to go until the 31 January self assessment deadline, the 3.8 million people...

27 January 2024

From: Features

UK watching as EU house prices respond to green measures

While our own Government continues to tentatively encourage homeowners to carry out energy-efficient measures, they will no doubt be eagerly watching...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Foxtons aims for £3m savings from branch closures as total revenue rises

Foxtons is set to close and consolidate some Ludlow Thompson branches as part of plans to save £3m this year. A trading...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agency businesses on the rise despite branch closures - research

Branches may be closing but the number of estate agency businesses has increased by 2% across the UK over the past...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: 'Negative effects of rates were overestimated in 2023'

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023, TwentyCi claims. The property data firm highlights that house...

24 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

Average home sale profits drop 9% - which region performed the best?

The average household in England and Wales who purchased in the past 20 years and sold last year achieved profits of...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Seller confidence dipped in December

Buyer confidence remained flat – or consistent depending on your view of the property market in December – while seller sentiment...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Marching bravely forward with eyes fixed firmly on the past

Everyone’s a pundit these days, aren’t they? And January is pundit season – when a New Year starts, out come the...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Another year of change? How property law will evolve in 2024

Yulia Barnes is founder and managing partner of Barnes Law   2024 is set to be another significant year for the property...

20 January 2024

From: Features

AI's thrills and cyber-security's chills

The property industry is no stranger to shifts in the technology landscape. The past year in particular saw rapid growth in technology...

20 January 2024

From: Features

LonRes: Prime London market slowed in 2023 but remains up over the long-term

Prime London prices fell 6% annually over 2023 but remain higher over the long term, LonRes claims. Analysis by the data company...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Lower mortgage rates are reducing housing market negativity

Negative outlooks appear to be reducing amid property professionals as falling mortgage rates filter through to the housing market, according to...

18 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

The ValPal Network: Record property leads generated despite slower 2023

A record 1.6m leads were generated through The ValPal Network (TVPN) last year, the proptech firm has revealed. The housing market may...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

2023 - That was year that was...

As Conveyancers we operate in such a volatile market, where government economic policy can and has repeatedly made our professional lives...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Boomin liquidation: ‘Insufficient funds to repay creditors’

The liquidator of collapsed portal Boomin is investigating a sale of the portal's intellectual property to My Bespoke Room as its...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: ‘Why we are more optimistic about 2024'

Winkworth's network completed sales for the year fell by some 19% in 2023, the agency franchise brand has revealed but it...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Record number of homes sold at a discount in 2023

A record 50% of homes sold in England & Wales last year were purchased following a price reduction, Hamptons analysis has revealed. The...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage pricing hits six-month low – will this boost buyer interest?

Average mortgage rates have hit a six-month low, giving new hope to buyers looking to climb on or up the property...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa restructures as Grenville Turner departs

Yopa has detailed a restructure of its business after chairman Grenville Turner mysteriously stepped down as a director. Companies House documents last...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit four-month high – will activity keep rising?

The level of mortgage approvals hit a four-month high in November, Bank of England data reveals. There were 50,067 mortgage approvals in...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals record Boxing Day bounce - will it move the market?

Record number of sellers came to market on Boxing Day, according to Rightmove. The portal said it recorded a 26% increase in...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs continued to rise in 2023 - claim

Fall-throughs are estimated to have cost UK buyers and sellers £270m during the third of last year, research suggests. It marks the...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property demand dropped in 2023 but is it set to rebound?

Buyer demand across England crept up during the final months of 2023 but remains down annually, research has revealed. Analysis has revealed...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

 Four countries drove ultra-prime 2023 sales

London’s ultra-prime housing market for multi-millionaire and billionaire buyers rose by 10% in unit sales and 25% by value of property...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Overseas property ownership register hits 30,000 milestone

The Register of Overseas Entities has hit the 30,000 registration milestone. The register, which is administered by Companies House, came into force...

03 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

What market crash? Super-prime sales hit record high

Home sales and house prices may have struggled in 2023 but more affluent buyers and sellers may not have noticed. Analysis by...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The areas where house prices grew in 2023

House prices may have slumped for most of the year but some areas have bucked the trend. Analysis by Halifax shows that...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The best month for completions and what buyers wanted in 2023

March was the most popular month for completions this year as sales took longer and buyers focused on affordability, analysis has...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Buying agent boosted by increased cash sales

Prime buying agency Black Brick has seen cash buyers double this year. Data from the buying agent shows 66% of clients have...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More training needed for agents as sales market slows - claim

The property market is heading for around 23% fewer sales this year and some agents may need better training to deal...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property brands lagging on web presence - claim

The property and construction sector is falling behind most other industries in website performance, analysis suggests. CMS provider Zengenti analysed the performance...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding could hit decade low in 2024 - warning

The supply of new homes could reach the lowest level since 2014, builders have warned. It comes as the Government is due...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Government hits back at media claims about housebuilding targets

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLHUC) has hit back at media claims about its housebuilding targets. The Times newspaper...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property professionals are becoming ‘cautiously’ positive

Agents and surveyors are at their most positive about the housing market for the first time since January 2022. The November 2023...

14 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

TPO expels two property firms

Two London firms have been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) for failing to pay compensation to consumers. This brings the total...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body backs latest brownfield housebuilding fund

Propertymark has backed the launch of the Government’s £80m brownfield regeneration scheme. Councils across England can now bid for a share of...

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

Mortgage commitments drop as homebuyers hold back - research

The value of gross mortgage advances increased during the third quarter but future lending commitments have dropped, Bank of England data...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents set for busy month of Christmas completions - research

The property market could be in for a strong end to the year based on typical seasonal trends, research suggests, New research...

12 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

Rightmove: Asking prices fall more than usual for December

Average asking prices in December have fallen more than usual for the seasonal slowdown, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest House Price Index...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on the cards

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

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

UK property portal visits drop amid slowing market - claim

Visits to Rightmove have fallen by 18% in the past year as high mortgage rates hit the national market from the...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: October property market activity hits two-year low

HMRC recorded the slowest October for property sales since 2021 last month. The latest property transaction figures from the taxman estimates that...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent launches referral app to secure leads from the public

Self-employed estate agency brand iad UK has launched a consumer app that lets anyone earn money through word-of-mouth referrals. Propertips is an...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

OBR expects 7.6% 'peak to trough' house price dip

House prices will fall 7.6% 'peak to trough' by the end of 2024, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has claimed...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents set for ‘Christmas lead bonus’ if they keep marketing

Agents are being urged to keep marketing throughout the festive season. The ValPal Network (TVPN) suggests the market is set for a...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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