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KEYWORD "Developers" - 100 RESULTS
Government's leasehold reform proposals come under the spotlight

The complexities of the government’s leasehold reform proposals affecting millions of homeowners came under the spotlight at a seminar organised by...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Rightmove has reported a 7% rise in operating profit despite losing agents last year. The portal’s latest annual report released this morning...

01 March 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

Agency brothers launch social network for property professionals

Two brothers who previously worked as estate agents have launched a new networking platform for property professionals in the UK. Chris Tremlett,...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housebuilders back Labour to get Britain building

Housebuilders have indicated that they would prefer a Labour government is formed after the next General Election. The latest Land Index and...

30 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

Troubled town halls face even tougher times

The news in September that Birmingham City Council (‘Europe’s largest local authority’) had been forced to issue a Section 114 notice...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Brighter start to the year for developers

Chris Hemmings, Parter in Carter Jonas’ Planning & Development team We’re confident of a better start to 2024 than 2023. The news that...

06 January 2024

From: Features

New developments look set to catch election fever

Landowners seeking to sell their land for development will have to adjust their expectations as the market, the planning system and...

30 December 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Five questions everyone is asking about the 2024 property market

What will happen to house prices? Should I rent or buy? Will a Labour or Tory Government be better for homeowners....

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency remains priority for housebuilders

While Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, may have announced a u-turn on Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) plans in September, we continue to...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: What we learned about the property market in 2023

There is rarely a quiet year in the property market. And 2023 has felt like the usual rollercoaster at times. On...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property marketing: why videography matters most for 2024

When almost all agents and developers use the tried and tested formula of floorplan, professional photography  and a well-crafted description, what can be...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Letting agents share how they speed up property visits

Property visits remain one of the greatest time intensive activities for the letting agent. From prospecting visits, show rounds, inventories and...

02 December 2023

From: Features

Rightmove signals move into mortgages as agency revenues rise

Rightmove is expecting more money from agents this year and is also looking to grab a slice of the mortgage market. A...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Gove resurrects bid to phase out leasehold system for houses

All new houses in England and Wales will have to be sold as freehold properties under government plans to phase out...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

In an uncertain property market, new homes sales are relatively successful

After a steady increase in mortgage rates, concerns about house prices have been rising too. The Financial Times reported in mid...

21 October 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

Would new Permitted Development Rights mean more houses?

The Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities (DLUHC)  was this week due to conclude its consultation on proposed changes to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - aspirational autumn

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

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

City Living veteran agent returns to property world

A pioneer of the so-called City Living movement, trying to create more residential units in city centres, is returning to the...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Government urged to resurrect Help to Buy

The Government is facing calls to resurrect the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. The housing support scheme, which provided a Government-backed...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Government to include property logbooks in First Homes scheme

The Government’s First Homes Scheme is set to be the first state-backed initiative to use digital property logbooks. It comes after a...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Could stricter regulation mean higher fees? A marketer explains….

I'll start with a confession. I am not an estate agent - I'm a marketer. But since I joined the industry...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Soccer pundit Dion Dublin is up front for Expo

Former England footballer turned TV pundit and property expert, Dion Dublin, is to headline the South East Property Expo.   The centre...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

What is ‘mixed tenure’ and why are mixed tenure developments built?

The term mixed-tenure development usually refers to residential developments where different residential tenures are provided on the same site. Typically, tenure was...

30 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

PropTech Today - How can regulated open data sharing unlock the property transaction?

The property transaction in England and Wales is a notoriously slow and fraught process, taking typically 150 days to complete, with...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

New build sales stronger than rest of market - agency’s bold claim

An estate agency with a major new homes department claims new build sales are proving more resilient than the mainstream market. Leaders...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Who Has The Energy To Reform EPCs?

There is much debate about energy efficiency right now and about expected changes to minimum EPCs for private rental properties and...

12 August 2023

From: Features

Introducing BTR Suburban Communities

Andrew Jones, Group Director, Corporate Lettings & Build to Rent, Leaders Romans Group (LRG) In the past 10 years, the Build to...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Government unveils latest planning overhaul to boost housing stock

The Government has set out yet another attempt to meet it manifesto commitment to build 1m homes over this Parliament. Prime Minister...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How agents can survive the 'new normal'

In his latest column, Jonathan Rolande, founder of House Buy Fast, explains how those working in the sector can beat the...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Turn empty shops and offices into homes - MPs demand action

Two all-party groups of MPs and Peers have called on the government to act to turn empty buildings into good quality,...

10 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

Prestige & Village announce exciting new partnership with Desert Springs Resort

In an exclusive interview with Estate Agent Today, Simon Coaker, Sales & Marketing Director of Desert Springs Resort, shared captivating insights into...

08 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Labour leader vows to ‘back builders not blockers’ in new housing pledge

Labour leader Keir Starmer took to the airwaves yesterday, promising to "back the builders not blockers" when it comes to homeownership. Speaking...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency marketing firm opens access to overseas property listings

Property Webmasters has launched an overseas property opportunity for its estate agency clients to earn ‘passive income.’ The website and marketing tools...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New Homes Quality Board names accredited supplier for property contracts

Proptech firm Finch has been named as the latest supplier accredited by the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB). It joins other brands...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Planning and Net Zero – the need for political change

In November, research conducted by The Housing Forum's Futures Network unearthed concern with the potential to meet the requirements set out...

18 March 2023

From: Features

Budget 2023: Property groups call for Stamp Duty overhaul

A property group is the latest to call for a Stamp Duty overhaul in today's Budget. The National Association of Property Buyers’ (NAPB)...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Simplify brands receive new homes accreditation

Move with Us and Moving Made Easy have been awarded the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) accreditation for their part-exchange and...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth aims to unlock new homes opportunities in London and beyond

Winkworth is expanding its operations to focus on land and new homes opportunities across London. Dominic Agace, chief executive of Winkworth, said...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Fundamental’ leasehold reform promised in King’s Speech

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has signalled that legislation to allow for further leasehold reform will be included in the next parliamentary...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency acquirer rebrands as it marks two year anniversary

Agency acquirer The Lomond Group has unveiled a rebrand to mark its two-year anniversary. Co-created at the beginning of 2021 when property...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property lawyers warn about copycat cases after landmark Tate Modern ruling

Property developers and policymakers have been warned about copycat cases following a Supreme Court decision this week that ruled neighbours of...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Quick-buy firm targets £100m of deals in 2023

Quick-buy and part exchange company Spring has announced a leadership reshuffle as it targets £100m of property acquisitions and sales this...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary commits to leasehold reform before election

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has committed to leasehold reform and fixing cladding issues before the next election. It comes as the Government...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Rental Crisis - Time To Blame The Real Culprit

If journalists believed everything they received in their inboxes, you’d be forgiven for thinking the private rental sector was a shiny,...

21 January 2023

From: Features

‘More work needed’ a year since cladding reform pledges

It’s been a year since Housing Secretary Michael Gove declared that was “morally wrong” that leaseholders should pay to fix unsafe...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

A plethora of property professionals are ending the year with new jobs. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

New 'zero spend' portal seeks agent views on its development

A new ‘zero spend’ property portal is seeking agents to help with its development ahead of a full launch next year. The...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy home sellers hit by building safety issues

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has committed to look into issues with the Building Safety Act after MPs claimed leaseholders and Help to...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - warm clothes and Christmas globes

Agents have been getting into the Christmas spirit and recognising the colder weather when it comes to charity this week. Whatever the...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Elon Musk and Blue Ticks - why Twitter matters to the industry

I’ve been on Twitter for a decade and have 23,500 followers - a gratifying number and of those a couple of...

12 November 2022

From: Features

Reinvent then rent: could old commercial buildings boost rental stock?

In this guest piece, Andy Jones, Corporate & Build To Rent Director at LRG, looks at whether commercial property can help solve...

12 November 2022

From: Features

Who is the latest Housing Minister?

The Government’s latest Housing Minister Lucy Frazer brings plenty of property experience as a landlord and has also indirectly received donations...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Fixer’ Gove will struggle to hit homebuilding targets – warning

The Government’s target of constructing 300,000 new homes annually by 2025 has been called into question due to a lack of...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: how PropTech can ensure compliance within the sector

With the ever-persistent compliance hurdles materialising within the property market, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, speaks about how the use of...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Under Rishi - don’t expect much (but be grateful for that)

And…breathe. For a while back there, the only certainty for the housing market was uncertainty. That isn’t to say the election of Rishi...

29 October 2022

From: Features

The end for Help to Buy - but who has it helped?

Buyers have until 31 October to reserve a new-build and apply for Government-backed finance before the government’s Help to Buy Equity...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

The value of property marketing in a changing market

It’s the oddest thing. Surely, the most fundamental requirement of an estate agent having won an instruction, is to get it...

19 October 2022

From: Features

New-build buyers set to benefit from beefed-up protections

A new Code of Practice for builders and an independent Ombudsman for consumers in the new-build sector went live this week. Customers...

07 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing market ‘still moving’ as more lenders withdraw rates

Rightmove insists the housing market is still moving as more lenders removed deals yesterday. Data from comparison website Moneyfacts shows there were...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Activists query why Tory housing fringe event excludes homebuyers and owners

Housing minister Lee Rowley is set to make one of his first official public appearances at a Conservative Party fringe event...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Analysis: What did Boris Johnson do for the UK property market during his 3 years as Prime Minister?

Time is up for Boris Johnson's tenure as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, serving 3 years and 44...

17 September 2022

From: Features

Agents do Charity - keeping active to raise vital funds

From golf swings, to running and rowing, there is an active theme to this week's fundraising exploits. If there are charitable endeavours...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax expert proposes stamp duty holiday for developers to boost housing supply

New Prime Minister Liz Truss has been urged to consider a tax overhaul to boost property supply. There have been plenty of...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

The Do’s & Don’ts When Downsizing

Empty nesters may be considering downsizing their home this September as their children set off to university, whilst other downsizers are...

05 September 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Connells Midlands Launches Shared Ownership Hub

Connells Midlands has launched a new Shared Ownership Hub to help deliver affordable housing in the region. It will provide an end-to-end...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property developer claims agents ‘inflate the market’

A property developer has hit out at corporate agents for “artificially inflating house prices” as she reveals the poor practices she...

30 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Market insight: Buckle up, but keep perspective

As uncertainty, apprehension and anxiety increasingly infiltrates every aspect of our professional and personal lives, to ‘keep calm and carry on’...

27 August 2022

From: Features

Competition watchdog secures ground rent reductions for leaseholders

Thousands more leaseholders are expected to see ground rents cut and some may even receive refunds. It forms part of the Competition...

25 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How tech can lead the way in speeding up the home buying and selling process

I am somewhat disappointed, yet not surprised, when I see the headlines ‘blaming’ various fractions of a property transaction as the...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Watchdog drops investigation into builder’s leasehold sales

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has closed its investigation into alleged mis-selling of leasehold houses by Barratt Homes. It is the...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: how can the UK adapt and prepare for future heatwaves?

A few weeks ago, we saw widespread disruption due to record breaking 40°C heat in the UK. The extreme temperatures caused...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

The temperature may be heating up outside and there are also few signs of the jobs market cooling down for agents...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build buyers at risk from Japanese knotweed loophole - warning

Buyers of new-build homes are being left exposed to the risk of Japanese knotweed due to difference in the conveyancing process...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - boats, balls and bikes edition

Agents and property professionals have been in boats, on bikes and even used football stars to help raise funds for charity...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agent unveils latest NFT linked to luxury home

Fine & Country has made its latest move in the metaverse with the launch for a second non-fungible token (NFT) linked...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why free online logbooks are little more than Dropbox

There have been many articles about ‘digitising upfront information’, following the publication of DLUHC’s Levelling-Up white paper and National Trading Standards...

25 June 2022

From: Features

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

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that he is considering extending Margaret Thatcher’s Right-to-Buy scheme, that gives council tenants the chance to...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Government unveils new levelling up law - what it means for estate agents

The government last night revealed more details on its flagship Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill including letting local authorities double council...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Queries raised over 'two-tier' AML system for agents and developers

An industry expert has questioned the fairness of a “two-tier system” that has emerged between new builds and second-hand homes when...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

A government aim to improve the home buying process by making Local Land Charge search results instantly available is well underway,...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

Fifteen businesses which had bought freeh­olds from housing developer Countryside have now given formal undertakings to remove terms that cause ground...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency accuses rivals of copying Hybrid Property Centre model

haart, part of the Spicerhaart estate agency group, has accused rival agencies of copying its hybrid working model. Spicerhaart group managing director...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

From Poacher to Gamekeeper - Levelling Up from Agent to Developer

The path from agent to developer is not easy, but it is a relatively straightforward one, if you are willing to...

12 March 2022

From: Features

Searches not revealing new road schemes, claims angry conveyancer

Property searches are not showing up some new road schemes because they are classified by local councils as planning consent for...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Introducing Reapit Elements

Reapit Elements is an open-source, cross-platform design system that gives designers and developers a framework to quickly create responsive, device-agnostic, and...

18 February 2022

From: Sponsored Content

“Underwhelming” business rates review is slammed by agency

A consultation exercise on government proposals for its business rates review is totally “underwhelming” according to property agency Colliers. The consultation ends...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Government threatens developers over cladding payments

The government is threatening to deny planning consent to developers who refuse to pay towards the removal of unsafe cladding on...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Heavier Tax On Second Homes - Tories are now as keen as Labour

A poll of Conservative voters shows strong majorities for higher taxes on second homes and empty properties, and tougher demands on...

07 February 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

Housing Reform proposals to change economy by 2030

The government’s new Levelling Up White Paper, revealed this morning includes a radical reshaping of the private rental sector. Section 21 eviction...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Referral fee offer for OnTheMarket agents via development deals

OnTheMarket has signed a deal with Brickflow, a new comparison site for development finance.   The portal says the partnership will provide member...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech tool shows buyers detailed fit-out of homes pre-purchase

A new PropTech platform has an ultimate aim of allowing house buyers to select and order their interior decorations and modifications...

28 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New tax likely to fund additional cladding removal from low-rise flats

Leaseholders in lower-rise blocks of flats will not have to take out loans to remove dangerous cladding under new government rules...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Legal warning that sales market still hurt by ground rent problem

House and apartment sales are still being hit by confusion and worry over ground rents on existing second-hand leasehold properties. This is...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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