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KEYWORD "Activity" - 100 RESULTS
Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Key actions conveyancers must take to protect against fraud risk

Fraud poses a significant challenge for residential conveyancers, with criminals often attempting to exploit the transaction process for money laundering purposes. The...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Prime buyers ‘hesitating’ until rates drop

A lack of urgency among buyers is hitting the higher value property markets, new research suggests. Analysis of prime London activity by...

09 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

JONATHAN ROLANDE: We don’t need rising prices but we do need stability

Zoopla’s property announcement last week was welcome reading for many of us feeling a bit beleaguered by seller over-expectation, buyer lethargy...

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

Buyer confidence hits two-year high despite General Election - research

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, according...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 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

Zoopla: Asking price discounts narrow as market mood improves

Asking price discounts have hit their lowest levels since last summer as market activity improves across the board, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Material Information Guidance - A Critical View

In the first of a short series of articles, David Beaumont, managing director of Compliance Matters, casts a professional eye over...

23 March 2024

From: Features

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

Interest rates remain frozen – what does it mean for agent activity?

Interest rates were held for the fifth consecutive time after the latest Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday. The...

22 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

The 'personal agent' - threat or opportunity?

Any estate agency will have noticed the rise of the “personal agent” in the industry, with interesting propositions from eXp, The...

16 March 2024

From: Features

RICS: Agency stock has hit a three-year high but short-term price falls remain likely

Estate agency stock has hit the highest level since February 2021, new figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Foxtons: 'We have returned as London's top agent'

Foxtons has recorded a 31% annual increase in the value of its under offer pipeline during the first couple of months...

06 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Winkworth expands country house operation

Winkworth is expanding its country house operation to capitalise on demand from UK and international buyers. The operation will work from Winkworth’s...

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

Knight Frank: Property market activity is lagging positive sentiment

Prime market activity hasn’t caught up with more positive sentiment, Knight Frank claims. It comes as figures from the agency brand showed...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate freeze: ‘Buyers and sellers will welcome Bank inaction'

Agents are becoming more confident about a busy Spring market after the Bank of England held interest rates for the fourth...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: House prices rose in January but ‘rapid rebound’ is unlikely

Average house prices rose between December and January but a rapid rebound is unlikely, Nationwide has warned. The latest Nationwide House Price...

01 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

Zoopla: Home sales rising but buyers’ market prevails

Property supply and demand have rebounded since the start of the year amid falling mortgage rates but sellers are still making...

29 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

Sellers shouldn't wait for Spring to list their homes

Paul Hilton, CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC Homeowners who are considering moving on to a new property in 2024 are...

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

Agents Do Charity - grassroot causes

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

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate rises but will it hit the property market?

Inflation rose unexpectedly in the 12 months to December 2023, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data has revealed. The latest ONS figures...

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

Asking prices rise as sellers start 2024 with 'confident pricing'

Buyers and sellers, along with their agents, appear to have started the new year with renewed confidence as Rightmove data shows...

15 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

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

Nationwide: Average prices fell in 2023 and rebound unlikely in 2024

Average house prices ended 2023 down 1.8%, according to Nationwide. The lender’s December House Price Index, based on its own mortgage lending...

02 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

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

2024 auction predictions - looking beyond interest rates

In assessing the outlook for property auctions in 2024, it's crucial to look beyond interest rates. The real driving force behind...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Zoopla: Sales recovering but houses still too expensive

The final weeks of 2023 have recorded above average levels of new sales with a 17% increase compared to the same...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices fall again but agents remain resilient

Average house prices fell annually for the second consecutive month during October, Land Registry figures show. The data may only reflect activity...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove aims for slam dunk with Boxing Day marketing campaign

Rightmove has unveiled plans for the next phase of its marketing campaign, aiming to take advantage of the so-called Boxing Day...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Affordability pressures’ set to push house prices down again in 2024 - reports

House prices are set to fall further next year, two major lenders claim. The house prices indices of Halifax and Nationwide have...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Good for movers? Bank of England holds interest rates again

The Bank of England maintained interest rates at 5.25% yesterday, raising hope among agents that this would boost buyer confidence and...

15 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: 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

Phil Spencer: Good deeds are for all year, not just Christmas!

One of the most heart-warming parts of my job is having the privilege to be the patron of Agents Giving, the...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage or increased demand? House prices rise again

House prices increased for the second consecutive month in November, according to Halifax. The lender’s latest House Price Index recorded monthly growth...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New app launches to tackle property fraud

A new product has launched that protects homeowners from the growing threat of property-related frauds. Title Guardian is an app that monitors...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How to maximise success in the property market this December

As the temperature drops outside, it can be tempting to think activity in the market is likely to freeze out entirely. And,...

04 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

Street.co.uk and Global 4 partner to boost agency services

CRM provider Street.co.uk has unveiled a new partnership that will see technology firm Global 4’s 8x8 hosted telephony directory made available...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will streamlined planning create the 'new pipeline of rural housing'?

There has been much barn conversion activity in recent years perhaps as a result of the change in farming methods making...

25 November 2023

From: Features

‘Good news for buyers’ as inflation hits two-year low

The rate of inflation has fallen to the lowest level in two years, raising hopes of a boost for the property...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Subdued picture’ remains for housing market - claim

House price falls could continue into 2024 as high interest rates continue to make it difficult for homebuyers to transact, an...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market is past ‘peak pain’ - Savills

The UK’s housing market is past ‘peak pain’ and looks set to bottom out in mid-2024, according to Savills. The agency giant’s...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty holiday needed more now than in pandemic - claim

A Stamp Duty holiday would be more beneficial now than at the start of the pandemic, Knight Frank has suggested. The latest...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market remains weak despite monthly price rises - Nationwide

Nationwide has cautioned property market commentators about being too optimistic as its own house price index showed average prices surprisingly rose...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents hit highest quarter for online auction sales - iamproperty

Estate agents sold a record number of properties via online auction between July and September, figures from proptech firm iamproperty have...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning to agents - more house prices falls expected in 2024

Zoopla is warning that there will be further house price falls in 2024 on top of the 4.5 per cent drop...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Pressure mounts for stamp duty cut across UK

A proposed cut in stamp duty by the Westminster government would be a welcome boost to homebuyers and would need to...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Social Media boost for agents as OnTheMarket unveils new service

OnTheMarket has partnered with an automated social media service to help agents promote listings on Instagram, X, Facebook and more. Following a...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

‘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

Rightmove: Autumn bounce has turned into a fall

Average asking prices have increased as usual between September and October but at the slowest rate since 2008, Rightmove has revealed. The...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates set to drop but lenders expect lower levels of demand

Mortgage lenders are braced for a slower market over the rest of the year. The latest Bank of England Credit Conditions Survey...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices fall again but how long will ‘correction’ last?

House prices fell for the sixth consecutive month in a row during September and dropped at the fastest rate since August...

09 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

Summer slump? Sales and mortgage approvals drop in August

Property sales and mortgage approvals both fell annually in August, official data shows. Figures from HMRC show UK residential transactions were down...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

As much of the country battened down the hatches for the first storm of the season, there may have been a...

30 September 2023

From: Features

SmartSearch launches innovative new solution to help estate agents and conveyancers detect dirty money

Leading digital compliance firm SmartSearch has launched an innovative new solution to help professionals working within the UK property sector to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Halifax: First-time buyer sales fall amid market slowdown

The number of first-time buyers has fallen this year but the proportion of sales to this cohort remains the same due...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

ValPal launches direct mail service to target 'cold leads'

The ValPal Network (TVPN) has launched a new automated direct mail service to ensure agents don’t miss out on ‘bonus leads.' It...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Posh Property Buyers stand back as prime London cools

An index of prime London properties suggests buyers standing back as economic uncertainty reaches the upper levels of the market. The Prime...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Why direct mail should be at the forefront of your marketing mix…

Tangible, tactile, and tested. Those are the three words that Royal Mail used to describe direct mail marketing campaigns. Despite living in...

21 September 2023

From: Features

Bank of England urged to ‘stop interest rate attacks’ on homeowners

The Bank of England is facing calls to hold off on raising interest rates this week. Its Monetary Policy Committee is set...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Hypersensitive buyers reluctant to view ‘overpriced’ homes

The number of homes going under offer within 30 days of listing has dropped from 54% to 38% as buyers become...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Rightmove’s latest marketing campaign a slam dunk?

Rightmove has unveiled its Autumnal marketing campaign, with a new advert aiming to convince potential buyers that they should have ‘belief’...

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

Revealed! The best areas for sellers to find a chain-free buyer

Almost a third of homes sold across Britain have been purchased by a cash buyer, new research shows. Analysis of the latest...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 - Halifax

House prices have fallen at the steepest rate since 2009, Halifax data shows. The latest Halifax House Price Index for August suggests...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 but 'soft landing' is possible

House prices fell at their fastest rate since July 2009 last month, according to Nationwide.  The lender’s latest House Price Index shows...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents unruffled as sales slide again

Agents insist the market is still moving – albeit among cash buyers – after HMRC data shows another dip in sales activity. HMRC’s...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New figures highlight estate agents’ money laundering failings

For most people, buying a house or flat is the largest financial commitment they will ever make. Which is why many...

26 August 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Are we set for a day dedicated to home ownership dreams?

Uncertainty over interest rates continues to dominate the thoughts of many working in the property sector.  Here in his latest column property...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market shifts to ‘serious buyers and sellers’ as activity dips - claim

The market is shifting to more serious buyers and sellers as the level of stock hits a 12-month high, Propertymark claims. It...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on your bike

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: There isn’t enough buyer urgency to get deals done

A lack of urgency is limited the number of deals being agreed in prime London, LonRes has warned. New analysis from the...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers face ‘too many complaints’ about undertaking breaches

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has warned it is receiving “too many complaints” about breaches of undertakings by solicitors. The regulator...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Are UK homeowners still wanting to move?

Open Property Group has carried out research which looks into where UK homeowners are moving to and if there is a...

09 August 2023

From: Features

Warning To Agents - House price falls to continue into 2024

The Halifax is warning that house price falls will continue into 2024. It cautions that price drops will be “gradual, rather than...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Share Price plummets after agency group’s profits warning

The share price of LSL Property Services dropped around 16 per cent at one point yesterday following a profits warning given...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers settling for “middle ground” still turn a profit - Propertymark

Propertymark says that sellers who strive to find a “middle ground” in today’s difficult market can still turn a healthy profit...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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