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KEYWORD "Completions" - 100 RESULTS
Agents’ Verdict - We Need More Details in Labour Manifesto

There’s been a broadly warm response from much of the property industry to Labour’s manifesto, but a call for more detail...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election date set – will the property market pause?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed a date for the General Election. Voters will go the polls on 4 July, meaning the...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Major house builder warns of subdued property market

Property market conditions in the new-build sector are likely to remain subdued this year. Persimmon has claimed. An outlook in the house...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto reveals ViewMyChain integration

Alto has unveiled its latest integration with sales progression tool ViewMyChain. The partnership means agents using Alto’s software will get direct access...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agent best practice conveyancing guide updated

The Conveyancing Association (CA) - the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – has announced an update to its Estate...

20 January 2024

From: Features

2023 - That was year that was...

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

13 January 2024

From: Features

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

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

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

5 Proptech Predictions for the Private Rental Sector in 2024

The private rental landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation, with technology playing a pivotal role in shaping the way tenancies...

13 December 2023

From: Features

Agents set for busy month of Christmas completions - research

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

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

CTS in final phase of tackling cyber incident

Legal infrastructure provider CTS has said it is on the last phase of tackling a cyber-attack. CTS said last week that it...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit five-year high - Zoopla

Agents and sellers are taking an average 5.5% discount on listings to secure a sale, new Zoopla data shows. The portal’s latest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers urged to check client files for cyber-attack risks

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has urged members to check their client files to see if they may have been...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal tech firm investigating cyberattack that could scupper sales

Legal sector infrastructure specialist CTS has said it is “urgently investigating” a cyberattack on its services that could impact property exchanges...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Politicians are pledging a housebuilding revolution but who will build them?

Most weeks there are stories within the property sector that quietly slip under the radar - but which hold huge significance.  Last...

23 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

Government ‘capitulation to NIMBYS’ pushing property supply to record lows - warning

The net housing supply in England could be set to fall to decade lows, builders have warned. New analysis by the Home...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: ‘It is a great time to be a buyer’

It’s a great time to be a homebuyer if purchasers can afford it, TwentyCi has claimed. It comes as the property data...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market woes weigh on listed agency and building brands

The slower sales market has started hitting high-profile agency and property brands. Agency franchise brand Winkworth’s half year results yesterday showed network...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: House sales set to hit a decade-low

The property market is set for its quietest year for sales since 2012, Zoopla claims. The portal’s latest House Price Index estimates...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: Property market remains ‘stubbornly resistant’ to collapse

There is uncertainty in the market but it is still moving, TwentyCi claims. It comes as figures from the property data company...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Bleak outlook for new builds after report of 40 per cent sales slump

Alarm bells are ringing in the new build sales sector after figures have been released by a major house builder. Bellway says...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency stock is rising but sales are stuttering – research

Property supply is improving but fewer properties are going under offer, research suggests. Analysis of quarter two property market activity by data...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker raises negative equity fears over Government mortgage schemes

A mortgage expert has expressed concern about the level of borrowers still taking out high loan-to-value government-backed home loans despite falling...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - By laying stable foundations today we will reap infinite possibilities

From valuations to viewings, conveyancing to completions, technology has transformed our sector dramatically and permanently. After comparatively slow beginnings, PropTech really took...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Harnessing The Power of Lifesycle's Rocks Function: An Unfair Advantage for Modern Estate Agents

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they review the feature of the Lifesycle CRM, and its importance...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: Cautious optimism may have replaced doomsday scenarios

There is a sense of “cautious optimism” in the market with sales agreed on the rise despite the number of overall...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

It's time to turn fear of change into fuel for material information success

Upfront material information is now firmly on the property industry’s radar, with Trading Standards CPR regulations expected to move towards disclosing...

03 May 2023

From: Features

Smoove pauses agency AML product

Conveyancing software provider Smoove’s flagship agency product has been “paused.” Smoove Start was launched last year, providing a platform for agents to...

03 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Sales are slower but market is moving

The level of agency stock has almost doubled since last year but repricing is on the rise and sales are taking...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

South East remains busiest housing market as ‘green shoots’ emerge - claim

The South East of England continues to lead the way as TwentyCi revealed its latest statistics on property market activity. The property...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: Property sales are falling

The level of property sales in the UK is declining, HMRC has suggested, after it revealed that transactions dipped for the...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New data questions significance of the ‘race for space’

The ‘race for space’ may not have been as significant a contest as first thought, new data suggests. Figures from property data...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

South East dominates ‘positive start’ to 2023 for property market

The South East of England has been the dominant region across the board this month for instructions, sales agreed and exchanges...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Listings rise but movers are waiting for economic certainty - research

The level of new property listings and completions among agents were only slightly below 2019 activity during the fourth quarter but...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agent marks record month for home moves

Worcestershire estate agent Nicol & Co is celebrating its “busiest month ever” for house moves. It has reported 26 completions in Droitwich...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing needs its digital enablement moment

Conveyancing is an integral part of the house buying and selling process. But it is a slow process, with the length...

26 October 2022

From: Features

Agency stock levels rise but 'market is changing direction'

Agents are getting more listings but it is taking longer for properties to go under offer, new figures show. The latest Homemover...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Major developer reveals slowdown in demand for new-build homes

Demand for new-builds has slowed amid the current economic environment, a major developer has revealed. A trading update from Barratt Developments for...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property investor backs Stamp Duty cut to boost new-build stock 

The government’s Stamp Duty reforms could provide a boost to homebuilding in the UK, a property investor claims. Real estate investor Alliance...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

ViewMyChain integrates with Reapit to reduce fall-throughs

Chain management tool, ViewMyChain has been integrated with agency software provider Reapit. The integration means Reapit users will have a single sign...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply boost! New homebuilding hits record levels

Record numbers of housing developments were started during the second quarter of 2022, official figures show. Government data on housebuilding starts and...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: ‘We are a long way from a housing market crash’

More stock is coming to the market but the number of sales agreed is slowing, new figures suggest. Property data company TwentyCi’s...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property industry prepares for completion delays amid Queen’s funeral

Property professionals have been pondering the impact of the sudden Bank Holiday scheduled next Monday for the Queen’s state funeral. It creates...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agency brand predicts 12% drop in home sales next year

Hamptons is anticipating an 12% drop in property transactions across Great Britain next year as interest rate rises and the cost of...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: a day in the life of a Conveyancer

In a welcome return to a favourite series of mine - and a timely one at that, given the current back...

13 August 2022

From: Features

Revealed: the importance of personal content on social media

What do Tilly Ramsay and Kim Kardashian have in common? Other than both having well-known fathers, they’ve both also mastered the art...

10 August 2022

From: Features

Connells Group results - market share remains steady but revenue down by 13%

Connells Group - the largest agency group in the UK after its purchase of Countrywide - has today announced its financial results for...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech and innovation can help tackle the challenges conveyancing faces

The current challenges facing the conveyancing sector have put the industry in the spotlight. Here, property expert Colum Smith, Chief Vision...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Sales collapsing as rising costs spook buyers and lenders - report

The number of transactions progressing to completion is being hit by the cost of living crisis and rising interest rates, new...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government remains 120,000 homes short of building targets

The Government was 120,000 homes short of its own new-build targets last year, research claims. Analysis by new-build sales optimisation platform Unlatch...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build completions hampered by rising costs

Limited supply is prompting more buyers to consider new-builds but the sector is also suffering from a stock shortage, Savills warns. Research...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry data suggests spring supply boost but fewer sales agreed

Supply is slowly increasing but there are signs that buyers are now biding their time. Analysis by property data company TwentyCi shows...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Collaborative Conveyancing - is this the panacea to the home moving process?

I attended a forum in London a couple of weeks ago, which for the first time brought estate agents and conveyancers...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Insight – would a four-day working week ever work in agency?

In June, the biggest pilot scheme of a four-day working week anywhere in the world will begin in Britain, with more...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage fuels big rise in off-plan sales

The extreme shortage of properties for sale has fuelled the first rise in new homes sold off-plan since 2016.   In 2021 some...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Countrywide brands and branches critical to success of new owners

The Skipton Building Society, which owns Connells estate agency, says the house-selling arm helped it reach a record profit pre-tax profit...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

2022 - agents can benefit from planning ahead and having a plan B in mind

Without doubt, 2021 was an exceptional year in the property market, with the stamp duty holiday and favourable market conditions helping...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Forget Help To Buy Equity Loan - welcome to Deposit Unlock

A housebuilding-led mortgage indemnity scheme called Deposit Unlock has now been launched nationally with 17 major developers taking part. Nationwide is the...

26 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New build sales fail to live up to frenzy seen elsewhere in market

Data released by Zoopla suggests that demand for new builds outside London remains above the five year average, but has failed...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Police probe conveyancing cyber-crash as it begins third week

The police have been called in to investigate the ongoing cyber-security incident which has led to many firms in the Simplify...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Crash - update on security and using other conveyancers

The conveyancing IT crash plaguing the Simplify Group of companies continues into its ninth day; however there is an update for...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Crash - update on how to contact affected brands

There’s been an update this morning on the dramatic systems crash that has hit the conveyancing services operated by the Simplify...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket delivers record number of instant valuations

OnTheMarket says it delivered a record number of instant valuation enquiries last month, beating its previous best period in June of...

10 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Business boost for EweMove, Martin & Co and other TPFG brands

The Property Franchise Group, the agency industry’s largest franchise operation, has reported strong performance in recent months. Chief executive Gareth Samples has...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing Market: supply shortage for fifth month in a row

Another market snapshot has identified low supply as the chief characteristic of the sales landscape this autumn. Landmark Information Group’s latest Property...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

How estate agents can ensure success in the fourth quarter of 2021

The worst of the Covid-19 pandemic appears to be firmly in the rear-view mirror as we move into the last quarter...

15 September 2021

From: Features

Agency backs business advising on shop-to-resi conversions

Franchise giant Winkworth says it has backed the start up of a commercial company advising on investment in retail or business...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

95% mortgages fall flat as few deals actually agreed, claims broker

A broker claims the high profile return of the 95 per cent mortgage has actually made little impact on the housing...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Brexit-fuelled labour shortages overcome by new build developers

New data shows the strongest quarter for new build home registrations since 2007.  According to NHBC, the new home warranty and insurance...

03 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency chief - 'I wish we could bring HIPs back, but just better executed!'

In this week’s In Conversation Today, we have another industry big-hitter and one of the most high-profile female leaders in property...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Market boom partly down to richest house movers

A new analysis off the housing market suggests that the current frenzy is down partly to activity in the most expensive...

19 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency records its best-ever month for new enquiries

EweMove says it’s has just recorded its best-ever month for new enquiries from sellers. In April the hybrid - which is part...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Six-figure stamp duty windfall for every agency branch

An online platform claims each agency branch in the UK has benefited from the stamp duty holiday by over £120,000. WiggyWam says...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

The 5 best questions to ask your competitors' vendors (and when to do it)

We know the industry-wide statistic that more than 50% of all vendors end up selling with the second (or sometimes third)...

13 May 2021

From: PropTech & Innovation

Top Agency’s New Idea - selling houses is NOT the top priority

Britain’s second largest estate agency has outlined radical new plans to shift direction, making financial services and not sales or rentals...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Hybrid EweMove booming with sales and pipeline soaring

The Property Franchise Group’s hybrid agency EweMove more than doubled its income in 2020 to £5m, according to a statement to...

28 April 2021

From: Breaking News

LSL chairman Embley steps down to head new finance operation

LSL Property Services is to set up a mortgage brokerage called Pivotal Growth. The new brokerage - set up with Pollen Street...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty: Agents told to warn vendors they may miss deadline

An analysis of the average time taken for properties from 10 leading estate agency brands to complete shows a significant increase...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Market softens ahead of predicted stamp duty holiday resurgence

The latest house price index from the Halifax suggests the market has softened ahead of the original scheduled end of the stamp...

08 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Five questions to ask your competitors' vendors (and when to do it)

We know the industry-wide statistic that more than 50% of all vendors end up selling with the second (or sometimes third)...

24 February 2021

From: Features

 March 31 deadline extended for Help To Buy completions

The deadline to complete the purchase of a home under the current Help to Buy scheme in England has been extended...

16 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Top portal is latest to urge stamp duty holiday extension

Zoopla's latest figures suggest 70,000 transactions are likely to miss the stamp duty holiday deadline of March 31.  And the portal says: “The...

27 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Pipeline surge not enough to stop Your Move/Reeds Rains revenue drop

Revenues for LSL Property Services - owner of Your Move and Reeds Rains - dropped last year by 15 per cent. Although...

18 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Christmas Gift for Agents: a market that’s one-third busier than 2019

Figures from Zoopla suggest there’s a Christmas present being unwrapped by agents across the country - a far busier housing market tha this...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Market frenzy to last until spring at least says Rightmove

If you fear the market will slow after Christmas, think again - Rightmove is expecting several months of frenzied transactions to...

14 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Time to sell soars by over 110 days in worst hit part of Britain

It now takes an average 12 days longer to complete a sale in Britain compared to a year ago - but...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Boom market to go on into 2021 - but then expect bumps in the road

Zoopla’s research team is anticipating the first quarter of next year will see the current boom continue as 100,000 additional sales...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Top 5 tips for successful estate agent social media management

It’s a given these days that your business needs to be on social media. Consumers spend a large portion of their...

27 October 2020

From: Marketing & Social Media

Conveyancing: these two things can facilitate superior handovers

The Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday has been a hot topic of conversation for many in the residential property industry –...

24 October 2020

From: Features

Conveyancers tell agents - don’t blame us for transaction delays!

Conveyancers are sending a blunt message to estate agents: transactions will take longer than usual and don’t chase us with queries and...

19 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents back Rightmove allegation of logjams in conveyancing

Two agencies have entered the debate on whether the current frenzied housing market is seeing delays in completions. Yesterday EAT reported that...

22 September 2020

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket signs big-name housebuilder to new homes channel

OnTheMarket has signed up one of the country’s biggest house builders, Taylor Wimpey. The builder - which has 24 offices and covers...

14 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Estate agents – here’s your cheat sheet for the next 90 days

One of the main points I’ve had reinforced to me from agent after agent over the last year of hosting a...

01 August 2020

From: Features

Streamlined completions promised by latest PropTech platform

Another new PropTech platform claims it can streamline the completion process - this time by coordinating the work of estate agents...

17 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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