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Industry survey highlights discrimination against female agents

Gender-based discrimination remains an issue with the estate agency sector and many female victims are choosing not to report issues, an...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Buyers 'tak' the high road to stronger market

When we talk in general terms about the UK housing market, we tend to draw a picture of generality. Facts and figures...

13 April 2024

From: Features

How can agents capitalise on the green shoots of recovery?

From the uptick in house sales in January to a house price rise the first time in over a year in February,...

09 April 2024

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Mortgage rates rise but product choice hits record levels

Average mortgage rates have ticked up ahead of the typically busier spring home selling season but borrowers are at least benefiting...

09 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

PropTech Today - Working together means being 'open' for business

Whether we’re selling properties, managing buildings, servicing heavy goods vehicles or flogging widgets, we’re all operating in a digital world. This is...

04 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

New BASPI form launches with update information requests

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have launched the fifth iteration of the...

03 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

The art of negotiation in a buyer's market

Many agents may perceive that the need to negotiate only comes into play at the point of offer if a property...

30 March 2024

From: Features

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

Agents failing to do AML checks on business contacts - warning

Regulated firms, particularly estate agents, who take on new business clients are leaving themselves exposed to serious red flags by not...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - reaching for the sky

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

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Material information raises professional indemnity risks - warning

The increased focus on upfront material information could push up estate agency professional indemnity (PI) requirements, an industry trainer has warned. Michael...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Best places to live revealed! Is your patch on the list?

North Berwick in East Lothian, has been named the best place to live in the annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers facing more mortgage choice but shorter shelf life

The mortgage price war appears to have eased and the shelf life on home loans has hit a six-month low, Moneyfacts...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Prime London market has made ‘hesitant’ start to 2024

The prime London sales market has made a hesitant start to 2024, Knight Frank has said. Despite the agent and property brand...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Consumers ‘unaware’ about the role of a conveyancer - research

Only two out of five UK adults are aware of what conveyancing is, while the number for those who are already...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC, Paul Hilton shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - breaking the budget for good causes

Much of the focus may have been on the Spring Budget this week but a variety of charities have received support from...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget disappoints but OBR revises housing forecasts

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has almost halved its house price forecasts after another relatively quiet fiscal update for the...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

eXp announces two-day conference to replace roadshows

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has launched its first ever two-day conference, set to take place in July 2024. It replaces the...

07 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

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

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

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ethical agent network officially launches

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

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of your property...

02 March 2024

From: Features

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

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

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body reveals Spring Budget wishlist

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

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Deadline approaches to complete Voice of the Agent survey

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

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent aims to make his mark on Mayfair

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

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Are Leaseholds Becoming The Best Option for First-Time Buyers?

Dave Sayce, Founder and Managing Director of Compare My Move, reflects on the legal changes that will make leasehold purchase more...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Lloyds Bank: House prices set for ‘modest fall’

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

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to show your talent

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

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Gazundering is becoming ‘more prevalent’ – warning

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

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

And the winners are… Kerfuffle names suppliers of the year

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

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - get your boxing gloves ready!

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

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyEA goes mobile with lead generation

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

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

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

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Information Works acquired by iamproperty

Proptech firm iamproperty has acquired data and prospecting firm Information Works for an undisclosed sum. It will help the platform’s partner agents...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Utilising Our Land - Food vs Energy Production

Land is our greatest resource: one that has considerable potential to address society’s challenges. So, determining how land is used is...

10 February 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - on the (bug) house

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

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

From estate agent to residential building surveyor.

With a combined value surpassing £7.4 trillion, the UK’s 29 million residential properties represent a vital national asset, and for homeowners,...

08 February 2024

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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

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL completes TenetLime acquisition

LSL Property Services yesterday announced the completion of its acquisition of TenetLime  The property brand announced in August that it had acquired the mortgage...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent Tim's top tips for going it alone

Five years ago, Lettings expert, Tim Lawler, wrote an article for Estate Agent Today charting his early experiences of setting up...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Cohabiting as a couple - what happens to the house if we split?

There are several pros to cohabitation, and it’s always a wonderful experience when you’re handed your set of keys as a...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - get your coat!

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

02 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

Labour pledges to boost mortgage choice for first-time buyers

The Labour Party has committed to working on ways to offer longer-term fixed rate mortgages to support first-time buyers. Outlining its plan...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Client Accounting – what are your options?

The benefits for letting agents to outsource their client accounting is well documented, however with an increasing number of options available,...

31 January 2024

From: Sponsored Content

How orchestration creates the digital backbone of the property market

The emergence of the Digital property market represents the most profound shift for the industry itself since the advent of the...

31 January 2024

From: Features

Bargain Hunt expert joins agency

Nick Hall, one of the antiques experts appearing on the BBC's Bargain Hunt, has joined south coast agency, Henry Adams. He has taken...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry veteran calls for code of practice for sole agency agreements

Former agency founder and property marketing veteran John Durrant has challenged Propertymark and RICS to take a leadership on the contentious...

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

Propertymark backs end of HS2 land safeguarding

Propertymark has welcomed a move by the Government to lift restrictions on development along the abandoned HS2 route. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers reject period properties to reduce housing costs - research

Homebuyers are snubbing period properties, new analysis suggests. Research by Shawbrook suggests UK buyers are now prioritising sustainability and efficiency over style,...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What agents can learn from the Post Office Horizon scandal

Like millions of others, I watched in open-mouthed astonishment as details emerged about the Post Office scandal. I knew a little bit about...

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

Transform your brand narrative with PR

In the competitive and dynamic landscape of the property industry, where every brand vies for attention, it’s vital to distinguish yourself....

17 January 2024

From: Features

Flying start! Hybrid agency attracts 16 franchisees to travel brand

The Good Estate Agent has attracted 16 franchisees to its new travel brand, with almost half even combining it with their existing...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent hails success of conveyancing referral partnership

A joint venture between Sheldon Bosley Knight (SBK) and conveyancing firm Jephson Legal (JL) that aimed to rationalise the residential sales...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: House prices will rise this year

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and said it now expects average values to rise this year rather than...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Dates for your diary: Propertymark client money and material information webinars

Propertymark is hosting two important webinars this week to keep agents informed of important industry regulations. The agency trade body is hosting...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during May’s local election campaigning,...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: 'Whatever makes you and your business unique – aim to maximise it this year'

After a difficult 2023, the property market has been buoyed by a triple-boost in the early days of 2024.  According to the...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent recruits former Strutt & Parker director

Specialist buying agency Recoco Property Search has appointed former director of Strutt & Parker’s country house department Andrew Cronan to strengthen...

11 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

General election and legislation driving agency sales - claim

Extra tax and rising costs drove agency acquisitions last year and more are expected in 2024. Agency broker Atomic Consultancy has said...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax records shock rise in house prices for 2023 - were values really up?

House prices ended 2023 up 1.7%, Halifax has claimed. The lender’s latest House Price Index for December 2023 suggests the price of...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - strong appeals

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

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

CTS restores systems following cyber incident

Legal infrastructure provider CTS has managed to restore its services after a cyber-attack halted its conveyancing tools and delayed transactions at...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crystal Balls - Who Knows What's Happening In 2024?

The last thing you want as we rake through the dying embers of 2023 is a journalist’s prediction of what’s going...

30 December 2023

From: Features

Hamptons: Lower rates will bring some buyers back to the market in 2024

Lower interest rates and real wage growth will halt price falls next year but sales will remain lower, Hamptons has predicted  Forecasts...

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

From estate agent to surveyor: how I made the switch

The end of the year is always a time of reflection around careers and whether we should pursue pastures new. I...

23 December 2023

From: Features

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

Two thirds of buyers deterred if property lacks kerb appeal - survey

Kerb appeal is often cited as an important factor if agents and sellers want to impress buyers and now research suggests...

22 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

Agents anticipate house price drops and slower sales in 2024 - survey

A third of Jackson-Stops agents are expecting a “modest decrease” in house prices next year with some offices expecting drops of...

21 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

PropTech Today - Cyber security - who holds the keys?

The recent cyber attack on CTS left around 80 conveyancing firms across the country commercially paralysed as the harm to their...

19 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

ESPC hails 100% pass rate for first SPC Property Practice graduates

Scottish property portal ESPC has announced the inaugural graduation of its first qualification, with a 100% pass rate. EPSC revealed that 55...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove's Long-term plan for housing

In July the Government committed to ‘a new era of regeneration, inner-city densification and housing delivery across England, with transformational plans...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Time to stop wading through treacle: General Election must prioritise property digitisation drive

The 2023 Autumn Budget, amongst its considerable 110 growth measures, contained an important announcement for the property sphere, with £3 million...

16 December 2023

From: Features

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

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

Elevating Estate Agency: Iceberg Digital's Dual Focus on AI Tools and Human Business Development

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss their series of ground-breaking innovations announced at their annual...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s hot in housing? The power of heat pumps

Heat pumps are become more prevalent across the UK to power our homes’ heating requirements and they are only likely to...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

OnTheMarket can still meet original aims of founders - claim

OnTheMarket (OTM) can still pursue its original aims of challenging the duopoly in the property portal market, its chief executive Jason...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Building a truly digital property market in the UK

Go back a hundred years and property transactions were a much simpler affair. A group of people could get together in...

13 December 2023

From: Features

Purplebricks replaces Strike brand

Purplebricks has shifted to a free pricing model and will replace the Strike brand. It follows Strike’s acquisition of Purplebricks earlier this...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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