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Growing financial risk for 'go-it-alone' landlords

Housing minister Jacob Young recently scotched rumours that the property portal proposed in the Renters (Reform) Bill would remove the need...

18 May 2024

From: Features

There is a future in buy-to-let

High interest rates, slow price growth and more stringent tax rules have eroded Buy-to-Let’s (BTL) charm for a number of landlords,...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to levels from 25 years ago

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to the completion numbers from 25 years ago according to analysis of the latest official statistics...

18 May 2024

From: Features

AI struggles to pass the trust test in the workplace

Artificial Intelligence will not be taking over people’s jobs any time soon, as machine learning is trainable only with human input.  The...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Zoopla: First-time buyers are better off buying than renting

It is now 8% cheaper to buy a property than to rent in the same area even despite higher mortgage rates,...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - positive charitable developments

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

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Agency network sets date for AI-focused annual conference

The Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) has set a date for its annual conference. It will take place on 12 July 2024...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Less transactional’ services boost Savills

Savills’ “less transactional” services have boosted its performance so far this year amid a slower property market. A trading update from the...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Crafting Engaging Property Newsletters: Top Tips for Agents

In the fast-paced world of property, staying top-of-mind with your clients is crucial. And what better way to do this than...

15 May 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Foxtons share price can return to 400p - analyst

Foxtons has been backed by a senior analyst to return to its previous peak earnings. A note from Singer Capital Markets suggested...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Q1 at auction: the most active auction market we've seen to date

Auction is gearing up for further growth with a traditional strong spring market anticipated off the back of a record-breaking quarter...

15 May 2024

From: Features

Guild member marks opening of new office

County Down estate agency Quinn Estate Agents has officially opened its new Downpatrick office following the devastating floods that impacted the...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Why we can't afford not to be alive to the growing risk of cyber fraud

THE property sector has embraced technology and the enormous benefits that it can bring. Never was this more accurately demonstrated than during...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring seals part exchange partnership

Home-buying and property part exchange service Spring has partnered with developer McCarthy Stone. The partnership will enable Spring to offer its part...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

North East agency makes third acquisition in six months

Pattinson Estate Agency has acquired NS Bennett Estate Agents, a well-established estate agency in the North East town of Stanley and...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing concerns growing among the public – ONS

Increasing numbers of people are citing housing as their main concern, official data suggests. The latest public opinions and social trends survey...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Research highlights risk of skipping home surveys

Around one in 10 buyers who failed to get a survey on a property purchase have gone on to find issues...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - On manoeuvres with OnTheMarket

It’s more than 100 days since global real estate tech giants CoStar Group acquired struggling property portal, OnTheMarket. If you cast your...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Phil Spencer announces ESTAS Postcode Winners

We were delighted to hold our first ESTAS Postcode Awards last Friday as part of our commitment to recognising service standards...

11 May 2024

From: Features

The Simple Solution to Addressing the Housing Shortage

There’s a very important first step that needs to be taken in resolving the housing crisis: we need a greater understanding...

11 May 2024

From: Features

What every estate agent needs to know about SEO

In the fast-evolving world of property, where every click counts and every search matters, mastering the art of Search Engine Optimisation...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Interest rates held but agents pin hopes on falling mortgage pricing

Agents remain typically optimistic about the property market after interest rates were been held at their 16-year high of 5.25% by...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Price reductions decline as sales 'bounce back'

Price reductions fell to an 18-month low in April as transactions recover faster than prices, new industry data reveals. Figures from Hamptons,...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - back in the swing of things

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

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock rises to three-year high but sales are facing short-term slump

Agency stock has hit a three-year high but sales expectations have dipped as hopes of an imminent interest rate cut fade,...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: Housing market is 'finding its feet' as monthly growth remains flat

The housing market is still “finding its feet,” Halifax has claimed, after its latest data showed house prices appeared to stagnate...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL names new high-profile proposition director

Industry figure Paul Clarke has joined LSL Estate Agency Franchising as director of proposition. It comes after Clarke left his Mr and...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mastering Tenant Deposits: A Guide for Letting Agents

Managing tenant deposits is a crucial part of any letting agent’s responsibilities. Ensuring compliance with regulations and safeguarding both landlord and...

08 May 2024

From: Features

Agency franchise brand expands Devon footprint

Winkworth has opened its fifth office in Devon – with what it describes as a prime spot in an affluent area...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Fast-growing estate agency group attracts £100m price tag

It's reported that the Lomond estate agency group, which is heavily backed by private equity and which has expanded through serial...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills makes drastic U-turn on housing market forecast for 2024

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions and price rises - claim

A stamp duty cut would see house prices go up and evictions soar, a property industry commentator claims. Reports in the past...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Hidden’ Service Charges trigger rise in housing costs, says Barclays

Typical consumer spending on mortgages and rents increased 3.6% in April – the first increase in the rate of growth since...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla battles OnTheMarket with huge new marketing campaign

Zoopla has kicked off an eight week marketing campaign to fend off the threat of OnTheMarket and to capitalise on the...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Adding Value to a Home For Sale? Forget solar panels….

Sellers seeking to differentiate their homes from others on the market may consider solar panels - but they should be wary...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Appraisals down in pre-Easter trading, reveals Propertymark

Market appraisal volumes dropped 7% in March according to Propertymark’s latest market snapshot, based on data from up to six weeks...

07 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

EPC targets come back, all is forgiven

April 22nd marked ‘Earth Day’, yet it seemed to pass relatively unnoticed within the mortgage market. While the market was once abuzz...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Interest Rate Cut - Experts downplay chances for next week

Prominent housing and mortgage experts are downplaying the chance of an interest rate cut following the Bank of England monetary policy...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech partnership promises lead generation for agents

The ValPal Network has partnered with agency software provider Street.co .uk. This will facilitate the integration of Street’s CRM with TVPN’s lead...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Battle of the Self-Employed Brokers - more recruits

Yesterday we covered the story of self-employed estate agency brokerage eXp revealing three new agencies to have taken on the corporate...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Three Ways To Win In A High Reduction Market

Choosing the right prospecting software can be the difference between finishing the year on a high or finishing it below target. Although...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Self employed brand reveals more agencies signing up

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has named a second wave of estate agencies to adopt its new business model. The brand’s ‘brokerage’...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Portal claims 40 new agency sign-ups since start of 2024

A locally-owned property portal called Propertynews says it’s signed up over 40 more agents to list properties since New Year. More than...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Trio of new staff after agency makes 10th acquisiton

North East estate agency group My Property Box has welcomed Nicola Nicholson, Georgia Greenstreet and Georgia Richardson to its team following...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks launches Mortgage division

Purplebricks has launched launched a mortgage divison, known formally as Purplebricks Mortgages Limited This will see a team of more than 150...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty causes Sales Slump for investors in southern England

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Cash for agents after record numbers of properties sold at auction

The Iamproperty service says it’s seen £450m of sales in the first three months of 2024 - a record quarterly figure. Between...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Asking price cuts fail to win sales for two-third of homes - claim

Some 36% of all homes which have had asking prices cut this year are now listed as sold subject to contract.  GetAgent...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

ESTAS announce new PropTech headline partners for 2024

The ESTAS, the customer review and awards platform, has unveiled new headline partners for 2024. Reapit and PayProp will become the Headline...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Startling figures show mortgage costs holding back house prices

Higher mortgage rates are a drag on house price growth says Zoopla - and it’s produced startling figures to prove it. The...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales volumes boom despite interest rates soaring - new Zoopla figures

UK house prices may be broadly static but sales volumes are up 12% year on year according to Zoopla data out...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Upcoming Stamp Duty Change may spur sales in short term

An expert says a change in Stamp Duty Land Tax, coming into effect on June 1, will alter how investors and...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Demand for Small Properties as budgets tighten

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Expansion and key hires announced by high end agency

Knight Frank says it’s opened six new offices over the past two years, and hired 14 new partners, as part of...

29 April 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

Clarity needed on Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill report

Last weekend a story by The Sunday Times’ Deputy Political Editor indicated that the Government is proposing implementing a £250 cap...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Trade and representative bodies launch fifth iteration of the BASPI

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors, including the Conveyancing Association, have launched the...

27 April 2024

From: Features

London has lowest level of tenanted properties for buy-to-let investors

The latest research by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has revealed that while a rental property with a...

27 April 2024

From: Features

High profile agency hangs its hat on Guild of Property Professionals

The fast-growing high profile Hat and Home agency has joined the Guild of Property Professionals. Founded in December 2020, Hat and Home...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge survey to assess housing problems in ‘crunch county’

Thousands of people will be invited to take part in new research to help provide information on why one particularly badly...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stock supply soars - Zoopla and Rightmove data under the spotlight

An analysis of Rightmove data shows that sale stock levels were up 9.2% across England during the first quarter of 2024,...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates hit six month high after recent bank hikes

An analysis by Rightmove reveals that the average interest rate for a two year fixed mortgage at 95% loan to value...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech product claims to convert past contacts into future instructions

Homesearch is launching a new product designed to help agents convert past contacts into future instructions.  The PropTech company says its Re:Contact...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Three interest rate cuts and house prices to rise - Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank has issued figures showing a 28% profits plunge for the first quarter of the year - but it nonetheless...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales Boost at last for Prime Central London - agency data

The JLL Prime Central London Index saw signs of improvement in the first quarter of this year, with 4.5% more properties...

25 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

Coup for Self-Employed Agency Brand as high flying agent joins

An agent with 15 years experience at high end agencies Hamptons and Knight Frank has joined a self-employed brokerage brand. Sally Jane...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reform of Right To Buy demanded by industry group

A property industry group has called for a reduction in the discounts available for council tenants buying their own home, after...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Update - slowest and fastest sales so far in 2024

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of agents are proud of their profession - survey

Some 83% of estate agents are proud of their profession, says a new survey. The poll of 1,728 estate agents, commissioned by...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Five year record high for number of homes listed for sale - Zoopla

Would-be home-buyers are enjoying the highest level of spring-time choice of homes in five years says Zoopla. The portal claims that there...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Two new branches for growing agency following latest acquisition

Regional agency Mundys has snapped up a sales business, taking its branch total to five. It currently has two offices in Lincoln...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Single Income Homebuyers face huge uphill task - figures

New statistics from the Financial Conduct Authority, analysed by a legal firm, show the clear disadvantage and worsening picture for single...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons could sell to Dexters for £300m - press speculation

A shareholder of Foxtons believes the agency could be worth £300m if sold today - substantially above its existing market capitalisation...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Belt and Labour - broad industry support for new approach

There’s been broad support from within the agency and wider property sectors for Labour’s proposal to build on selected parts of...

22 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

Expert tips on how conveyancers can mitigate risk of negligence claims

The vast majority of negligence claims against conveyancers are for relatively low sums of money, but the financial and reputational costs...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Tax-Free Childcare info for self-employed property professionals

The new financial year is often an opportunity to get organised for the year ahead. For self-employed property professionals who are...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Guarded support for Labour's 'grey belt' plans

Keir Starmer set out Labour’s policy for housebuilding this week and targeted ‘ugly’ parts of the Green Belt. It will be a...

20 April 2024

From: Features

At last! Property sales data shows recovery from Brexit

It’s taken eight years but one of London’s highest profile estate agencies says the value of its Under Offer pipeline has...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

Almost one in five vendors admit to having failed to disclose disputes with neighbours to prospective buyers when selling their home,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Accreditation for solicitor estate agents begins next week

ESPC has relaunched its SPC Property Practice certification, a unique accreditation course for solicitor estate agents. Developed with The Law Society of...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner for Martin & Co franchise

Martin & Co’s Tonbridge office has a new owner. Chatham-born Stephen Castellani has taken the reins from Robert Gordon-James and his wife...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average estate agent fees hit £4,500 to £10,300 - claim

A new analysis of the cost-of-moving suggests that the typical seller will incur expenses of £5,867 - and that rises hugely...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency pulls plug on underperforming offices

Winkworth has revealed that it has not renewed franchises on offices “where our standards were not being met and results were...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jargon and Complexity put people off moving home - Zoopla

The jargon and complicated house moving process is deterring as many as 2.2m owners from entering the market, claims Zoopla.  The portal...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Cuts on hold after disappointing figures

Inflation has eased to 3.2% down from 3.4%, official figures from the Office for National Statistics show, the lowest level since...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Owners deterred from downsizing by cost and hassle of moving

The cost and time consuming nature of the house moving process is deterring older owners from downsizing, it’s been alleged. An upfront...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Reader poll: Are house prices falling?

A fifth of Estate Agent Today readers have claimed house prices are falling either nationally or regionally, a survey has revealed. It...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

AI property search app features among top downloads

Artificial intelligence-powered property search app Jitty is celebrating reaching the 10 10 ‘House & Home’ apps in the Google Play Store...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Relocation Agent Network unveils AML preferred supplier

The Relocation Agent Network (RAN) has named Smart Compliance as a preferred supplier.  This partnership is a continuation of a collaboration that...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Russell Quirk and Charlie Lamdin clash over house prices – who's right?

Property market commentators Russell Quirk and Charlie Lamdin have gone head-to—head in a long-awaited podcast to tackle their ongoing debate about...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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