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Leadgen firm predicts property portal price war

CoStar’s acquisition of OnTheMarket (OTM) may already be bearing fruit, a proptech firm claims. Lead generation management provider Agent Response, which filters...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

CoStar and Realtor.com clash over number two US portal claim

A war of words is escalating between OnTheMarket owner CoStar and its rival Realtor.com in the US. It comes as CoStar was...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Date set for Law Society no-confidence vote over material information

A date has been set for a vote of no confidence in the Law Society amid furore over its stance on...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy assessors: EPCs will become more accurate

Energy assessor trade body the Property Energy Professionals Association has hit back at claims about the accuracy of work by professionals...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Transactions ‘returning to pre-pandemic norms’ – claim

Residential sales have returned to more than 90% of their pre-pandemic average, Savills claims. It comes as the latest HMRC property transaction...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: UK house prices are 8% overvalued

Average UK house prices are 8% overvalued but this figure could fall once mortgage rates hopefully drop, Zoopla claims. The portal’s latest...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election and interest rate hopes have boosted buyers - claim

The General Election and increased hopes of an interest rate cut seems to have boosted buyer confidence but not necessarily seller...

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

More agents turn to PropTech to manage growth, not extra staff

Letting agents are more confident in technology than ever before and a large majority believe that investing in automation is more...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

 LSL: ‘We are trading better than expected’

LSL’s businesses remain in “good shape” and are trading better than expected so far this year, the property brand claims. A trading...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Only agency dinosaurs will be left in the office, eXp boss claims

The next generation of estate agents won’t be going to the office in 10 years, the founder of eXp World Holdings...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: ‘It’s a good time to be a homebuyer’

It is currently one of the best times to be a homebuyer, Knight Frank claims. The agency brand has highlighted that a...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing market back to pre-pandemic size - Savills

The UK housing market has returned to its pre-pandemic size, Savills claims. Research by the agency brand suggests the total value of...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Housing Policies Miss Out On Poll Position

You have to wonder who is advising Rishi Sunak these days. Months ago, Silverstone must have seemed a terrific venue to hold...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Selling Homes Like Selling Broadband, says Purplebricks figure

A new senior figure in Purplebricks claims the agency has much in common with selling broadband.  Nick Gunga is the new chief...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile Modern Method auction service expands

Pattinson Auction is launching in Northern Ireland.  A statement from the high profile firm says the move is part of its mission...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Record numbers raise concerns about agents but official sales complaints drop

Concerns around market appraisals and how offers are handled are likely to be the key industry complaints this year amid lower...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa challenges online agency ‘misconceptions’

Yopa is achieving almost £13,000 more than the average agent on a typical £450,000 home, the online agency brand claims. Using TwentyCi...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Poor financial literacy amidst the UK's Mortgage crisis

Major lenders including Barclays, HSBC, and TSB have reduced their interest rates on new fixed mortgages, offering a glimmer of hope...

08 June 2024

From: Features

The Netflix effect! Buying London boosts agency business​

Prime property agency London House, which features in the new Netflix series Buying London, has seen a 30% increase in global...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent activity improves but asking prices remain an issue - Propertymark

The number of market appraisals and sales agreed among estate agents are now back above levels seen before the September 2022...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Unintended consequences of 'rushed' leasehold law

In what are some of the biggest changes to the residential leasehold sector in the last 21 years since the Commonhold...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Fake grass deters property buyers - claim

Fake grass can impact the value of a vendor’s property and turn off prospective buyers, Winkworth claims. In a gardening special, the agency franchise brand’s Property...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

Affordability is a bigger factor for buyers than the confirmed General Election, Savills claims. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has set a date...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Buyer’s market has shifted to level playing field

A level playing field has emerged between buyers and sellers as purchasers have become less certain of their position, OnTheMarket (OTM)...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa boss rebuffs claims that online agents lack sales motivation

Verona Frankish has hit back at critics who claim fixed-fee agents who charge upfront fees have no motivation to sell. Frankish, chief...

16 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

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

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

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

Complete Overhaul of EPCs demanded by key consumer body

An influential consumer body is demanding a complete overhaul of Energy Performance Certificates. Which? says that with millions of households across the...

03 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

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

Mortgage lender wants stamp duty rebate and cash help for owners

Stamp duty rebates and cash to improve energy efficiency are being demanded by one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders in...

26 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

Call for improved training for Energy Performance Certificate assessors

A property consultancy is calling for improved accreditation for Energy Performance Certificate assessors. Re:solve Real Estate - which specialises in commercial property...

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

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

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

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

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

Agency software provider launches embedded Property Information Questionnaires

Estate agency software provider Street.co.uk has launched a fully automated and integrated Property Information Questionnaire (PIQs)  that can be accessed directly...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

A Property Tale For Our Times - and it doesn't end well

If you want to hear of a tale for our industry’s times - featuring housing shortages, planning disputes, rampant  inflation and...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Rightmove: Detached properties are leading rise in home sales

The number of sales agreed is on the rise and the Somerset town of Chard has become a new hotspot, Rightmove...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Think tank calls for Oz-inspired housing ‘sin taxes’

The UK Government should make better use of property taxes to deter foreign buyers, boost property supply and raise tax revenue,...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

What would a real property industry Budget look like?

The Spring Budget last Wednesday rounded out to be mostly a disappointment for the property industry, but it was also perhaps...

16 March 2024

From: Features

‘Legal liability’ concerns raised over Propertymark questionnaire

The Law Society is exploring concerns that Propertymark's Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) puts agents at risk of legal issues, Estate Agent...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Economy brightens Budget gloom for property professionals

Following the disappointment of his Autmn statement, many property professionals were hoping for a kick-start to property sales in Jeremy Hunt’s...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Only one in 10 homes sold at a loss last year - Zoopla

House price growth may have slowed last year but homeowners who sold their property still made an average gain of £74,000...

08 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

Zoopla: Property market is improving but buyers remain price-sensitive

Lower mortgage rates gave the housing market a boost in February with supply and sales all moving higher, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla marks record month for vendor leads

Zoopla is rolling out more branded taxis as it recorded a record January for unique vendor leads, the portal claims. The property...

23 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

Homeowners mistaking common garden plants for Japanese knotweed - warning

Concerned homeowners and gardeners are frequently mistaking common garden plants such as bindweed, dogwood and lilac for highly invasive Japanese knotweed,...

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

Fresh property sale stock rises 80% - research

There has been an 80% annual increase in the number of homes entering the market in the past two weeks across...

09 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

Analyst raises house price expectations but warns correction isn’t over

The UK and Europe’s “house price correction” isn’t over yet but the market will perform better than expected, a ratings agency...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

AI-powered property portal launches in Bath

A new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered property portal has launched its app with an initial focus on Bath. The brand, called Jitty, aims...

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

More than 60,000 property firms at risk of insolvency - warning

More than 60,000 property and real estate businesses have started the year in ‘financial distress,’ a professional services and insolvency firm...

23 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

Zoopla: ‘We are locked in a buyers’ market’

The housing sector remains locked in a buyers’ market and prices are unlikely to rise nationally this year, Zoopla claims. While some...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Foxtons records new year ‘sales and viewings uplift’

Foxtons has recorded a jump in sales applicants and booked viewings. The London agent claims that over the 30 days to 4...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: ‘The market is passing peak uncertainty’

Most markets appear to be either at, or past, the moment of peak uncertainty, Savills claims. A trading update from the agency...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building society backs Stamp Duty cut for downsizers

Housing policy should focus on making better use of existing stock as well building more homes, a new report claims. A report...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to be more choosy about 2024 listings

Agents should be more picky about their listings during 2024 and focus on sellers that will help speed up sales by...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Vendors must be ‘more realistic’ about auction sales - warning

Increasing numbers of auction sales are at risk of failing in 2024 if vendors don’t adjust their expectations, an auctioneer claims. Stuart...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents should still prepare for festive leads - claim

It’s a myth that the property market slows over the festive period, The ValPal Network (TVPN) claims. Data from the lead generation...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The regions where homeowners are at most risk of property fraud

Homeowners in the East Midlands, North East, North West and Scotland may be at higher risk of property fraud, research suggests. Anti-money...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

PCL market rises after ‘unseasonably busy’ November

The prime central London market is set for a rebound, analysis claims. Research by Strutt & Parker reveals the PCL market was...

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

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

Ad watchdog upholds ‘misleading marketing’ complaint against GetAgent

GetAgent has been ordered to make its marketing claims clearer following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The advertising watchdog...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove predicts 1% asking price drop in 2024

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

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to check PI cover amid rise in cyberattacks

The Guild of Property Professionals is urging estate agents across the UK to be on high alert as cyberattacks targeting the...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - I feel the need. The need for speed-ier house purchases

It was actor Charlies Sheen who said: ‘I have one speed. I have one gear. Go!’ The same might not be said...

25 November 2023

From: Features

Agent sacked by eXp after TV allegations

Self-employed agency brand eXp has terminated the contract of agent Ian Wyn-Jones following allegations about his working practices. Wyn-Jones, who joined eXp...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New lawyers action group queries material information rules

A new action group has been formed that is expressing concern about ineffective legal regulation as well as extra responsibilities being...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top tips to promote the real value of your letting agency

The role of a residential landlord has changed considerably over the years. What was once a relatively straightforward means of generating...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Another week, another housing minister 

I read an interesting report the other day about the role AI is set to play in the future of the...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty rates should reflect current conditions, claim

Stamp Duty should reflect the current market conditions, an agency boss claims. Speaking exclusively to Estate Agent Today,  Michael Polzler, chief executive...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark renews calls for agency regulation

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

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Winter warning over Japanese Knotweed

Homebuyers viewing properties during the winter months should be extra watchful for signs of invasive Japanese knotweed, which dies back in...

11 November 2023

From: Features

‘Financial pressures’ remain as mortgage arrears rise

Mortgage arrears and claims for repossession are on the rise as official data shows how much homeowners are still struggling in...

10 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

Short induction periods are bad for agents – warning

Agents should be given longer induction periods to avoid mistakes and retain staff, an industry trainer claims. Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell, director of The...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry podcast: ‘Rightmove is too cheap’

Agents who complain about the price of Rightmove aren’t using it properly, industry figures have suggested. The claims were made in the...

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

On your bike! Chestertons aims to get Londoners cycling by summer 2024

Chestertons has launched a new initiative with its e-Bike partner Forest that it hopes will get 5,000 of its customers and...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Understanding professional indemnity claims in letting agent services

Why professional indemnity claims are on the rise In today's volatile economic landscape, the uncertainty faced by landlords and tenants has reached...

01 November 2023

From: Features

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

Search company founder to head up key sales office for leading agent

Savills has appointed Mark Redfern to head its Notting Hill sales department. Having worked in the prime central London property market for...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Owners and Landlords pay dearly for Sunak’s eco U-turn - claim

The government should reverse some of its latest energy efficiency policies so owners, landlords and tenants can enjoy cheaper fuel bills The...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New self-employed agency signs 30 recruits in four months

A new self-employed estate agency says it’s signed-up 30 new recruits in four months. iad - which had 20 recruits until recently...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market rollercoaster is ‘coming to an end’ – claim

The property market’s 18-month “white-knuckle ride” is coming to an end, Tom Bill claims. Speaking on the Guild of Property Professionals’ The...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Tenants need choice when it comes to spiralling rental costs

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

21 October 2023

From: Features

Guy Gittins: ‘How I got Foxtons’ mojo back’

Foxtons has regained its position as London’s number one agent in Guy Gittins’ first year as chief executive. Former Chestertons boss Gittins...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sale stock on the rise – research

The level of new for sale stock reaching the market across Britain has surged by 128% since the start of the...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

 Buyers returning to London but market ‘remains fragile’

Demand for residential property remains fragile despite a pause in interest rate rises, Knight Frank claims. While the number of new prospective...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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