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Foxtons reveals General Election wish list

Stamp Duty reform and first-time buyer support tops the list of what Foxtons would like to see from the next Government. The...

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

American dream? No, owning a property stateside is easy... if you know how

HAVING spent decades closely following the UK and American property markets, I’ve seen and read many reports comparing the two.  But...

01 June 2024

From: Features

How a Facebook group spearheaded a fight for change

Liz Morrell meets Women in Estate Agency’s co-founder Liana Loporto-Browne Liana Loporto-Browne, managing director of LB Residential, fell in love with the...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Battle of the Self-Employed Brokers - more recruits

Yesterday we covered the story of self-employed estate agency brokerage eXp revealing three new agencies to have taken on the corporate...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Asking price cuts fail to win sales for two-third of homes - claim

Some 36% of all homes which have had asking prices cut this year are now listed as sold subject to contract.  GetAgent...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Clarity needed on Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill report

Last weekend a story by The Sunday Times’ Deputy Political Editor indicated that the Government is proposing implementing a £250 cap...

27 April 2024

From: Features

High profile agency hangs its hat on Guild of Property Professionals

The fast-growing high profile Hat and Home agency has joined the Guild of Property Professionals. Founded in December 2020, Hat and Home...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Prove The AI Bots Wrong

Artificial Intelligence is now a part of all our lives, but my attention was grabbed recently by an AI critique of...

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

ESTAS Awards set to reveal postcode winners early

Agents are set to discover who has won the Best in Postcode accolades next week as part of a rejig of...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

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

13 April 2024

From: Features

Tyron Ash: Corporate agents are 'self-entitled'

High-end estate agent Tyron Ash has hit out at the “sense of entitlement” at corporate estate agencies who he said don’t...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Price hikes and fake images - Six red flags to avoid a rental scam

2023 was the highest year on record for ‘rental scam’ searches in the UK, with an increase of 11% from 2022...

06 April 2024

From: Features

UK BTR sees record growth driven by surge in Single Family Housing

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has launched its latest UK Build to Rent Market Update, revealing that investment in the UK...

23 March 2024

From: Features

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

Premium agency network welcomes two new licensees

A premium agency network launched by former Fine & Country boss David Lindley has appointed two new licensees. The network now operates in...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Douglas & Gordon administration extended

The administration of collapsed agency brand Douglas & Gordon has been extended by a year. Douglas & Gordon called in Grant Thornton...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

If lettings are to be dominated by mega-business, what about us hard working independents and our customers?

On the 24th of January, Adam Walker wrote a very interesting piece about the consolidation of the lettings industry where he...

10 February 2024

From: Features

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

Are estate agents too trusting of long-term clients?

There’s no question that trust is the bedrock of any longstanding client relationship. It is built on delivering on your promises...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Batten down the hatches: water leaks most common property emergency

Leaks and water-based issues are more likely in rental properties than any other type of emergency, according to data we gathered...

27 January 2024

From: Features

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

Agency acquirer doubles South Coast presence

Lomond has more than doubled its footprint spanning the South Coast after sealing a new deal for Hampshire agent Beal’s. The brand...

05 January 2024

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

Housing Ombudsmen - our industry's new growth area

It may be a measure of the government’s incompetence in the area of housing that two recent major announcements were sorely...

02 December 2023

From: Features

Why property firms should prioritise open banking in 2024

SmartSearch looks at the importance of incorporating Source of Funds checks into KYC processes It is no secret that the UK property...

29 November 2023

From: Features

Buying a home with battery storage is a 'powerful' decision

As domestic battery storage systems become increasingly prevalent in UK homes, enquiries about their usage and functionality are on the rise....

20 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

Agency training platform boosts workplace wellbeing course

The Able Agent has added further modules to its Wellbeing in the Workplace course.  The training platform has collaborated with KILN Associates,...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Thriving in tight times: cost-efficient marketing strategies for estate agents

In today's world of rising costs and economic uncertainty, estate agents are seeking innovative ways to maximise their resources while delivering...

07 October 2023

From: Features

Renters Reform Bill

Introduced to Parliament in May, the Renters (Reform) Bill seeks to improve the private rental sector for both tenants and landlords....

15 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Why do agents outsource their calls

As estate agents, it is important to make sure that your business is efficient and cost-effective. One of the ways to...

01 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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 recent local election campaigning,...

19 August 2023

From: Features

Agent exams boost earns by up to 4k - claim

Propertymark is appealing to school leavers to consider a career in property. As students discover their A level results or Highers in...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers admit to ‘hiding’ property problems from buyers

A large proportion of sellers have admitted to hiding problematic parts of their property from potential buyers. A survey of more than...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Most buyers won’t read listings if they dislike photographs

New research from an estate agency attempts to quantify what most of the industry already knows - that prospective buyers won’t...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Persuasive agents will win in this market

In his latest column Jonathan Rolande explains why estate agents need to ditch selling techniques and brush up on persuasion to...

07 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: It's the age of the older customer

We all want more transactions - the Holy Grail when it comes to agencies’ bottom lines - but an interesting aspect...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

AI-driven CRM systems: transforming the property industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being used by the property industry and its impact is only set to grow. But while...

02 August 2023

From: Features

Agents warned to tread carefully on Court of Protection sales

Agents are being urged to take extra care when dealing with sales on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity. Kate Stockdale,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Independent agent expands into Ascot market

Agency brand Hat and Home has launched a new branch in Ascot that will be led by Paul Price. He joins the...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Andrea Banks, Property Partner at Prestige & Village

Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and how you got into the property industry? My name is Andrea...

24 July 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

More work needed to support agent wellbeing

More than half of property professional have admitted experiencing constant stress at work, new research suggests. The findings were revealed as part...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property professionals unfazed about AI takeover

The majority of UK property professionals are confident that their job will not be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). A survey by...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlocking success: capabilities an ideal CRM toolbox should offer

CRMs can be superheroes for your business, but not all of them possess the necessary powers to save the day. As...

11 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Trouble Ahead? Bank downgrades 11 property firms as worries mount

The UK real estate industry faces a “particularly precarious” situation in the near to medium term, according to analysts at the...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers willing to pay £1,000 for upfront information to speed sales - claim

Almost two-thirds of home sellers who have sold a home within the past year experienced delays when doing so, research reveals. A...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Dexters looks to greater London to continue agency acquisitions

Dexters has hinted at more acquisitions, particularly around greater London. Andy Shepherd, chief executive of the London agent, suggested the brand is...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent expelled from redress scheme after buyer complaint

Just one agent was expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) redress scheme in the latest quarter. TPO has revealed that Price Point...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

40-year mortgages - should you consider one?

It’s a tough old road for today’s first-time buyers, with house prices and mortgage interest rates much higher than they were...

03 June 2023

From: Features

Conveyancing shortage remains despite property sales slowdown - warning

Property market activity has slowed but conveyancers are still dealing with backlogs which has taken their average caseload to the second...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers paying 39% more for homes with larger gardens

Buyers are paying a 39% premium for homes with larger gardens, Savills claims. The agency brand analysed the relationship between garden size...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents losing almost £500 per month due to lower house prices - claim

Cooling house prices are resulting in the average estate agent losing around £441 of per month, research suggests. Hybrid agent Nested has...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

How to write the perfect blog to attract more vendors and landlords

As an estate or letting agent, you may already know that having a strong online presence is crucial for success in...

12 May 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Buyers building homes and communities using 'sweat equity'

An award-winning charity will cut the cost of homeownership in Wigan by up to £10,000, by offering buyers the chance to...

22 April 2023

From: Features

Summer presents challenges for businesses in the property sector - here's how to navigate them and avoid a legal headache

THE grounding of foreign travel during successive lockdowns meant many employers were saved from the stress of dealing with holiday requests...

01 April 2023

From: Features

A Letting Agent's Guide to Avoiding Garden Disputes

As the first signs of spring begin to appear, we look at how letting agents and landlords can start the season...

25 March 2023

From: Features

Planning to address women's fear of crime

Recent tragic deaths of women walking home alone, notably Sarah Everard, have highlighted the need to address gender inequality in the...

25 March 2023

From: Features

A letting agent’s guide to avoiding garden disputes

As the first signs of spring begin to appear, we look at how letting agents and landlords can start the season...

25 March 2023

From: Features

Agents warned on spring surge in AML activity

Agents are being urged to ensure they are up to speed with anti-money laundering (AML) requirements as the market enters its...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing technology firm wins grant to develop AI tools

Collaborative Conveyancing has won an Innovate UK grant in partnership with the Hartree Centre research facility and completed a fundraising round...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Suits you sir! Is it time to ditch the agency dress code?

Estate agents should ‘rock the clothes they want’ rather than sticking to corporate 1980s suit fashions, an industry executive has claimed. It...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Major lender warns of 25% house price drop in ‘downside scenario’

House prices could drop by almost 25% ‘start-to-trough’ or by as much as 40% in severe circumstances, Lloyds Banking Group has...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Government has vowed to use ‘all the tools’ to expose the ‘criminals and corrupt elites’ using the UK property market to clean their dirty cash

AML experts SmartSearch warn estate agents that, with so many firms still hiding behind ‘opaque corporate structures,’ proper due diligence has...

11 February 2023

From: Features

24 agency brands among latest firms fined for AML breaches

HMRC fined 24 estate agency and property businesses for anti-money laundering (AML) breaches between April and June 2022, new figures show. The...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket creates 'better outcome' facility for IPO agents to exit

OnTheMarket has written to agents who backed the portal at its 2018 initial public offering to provide a “better outcome” if...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Date set for first Women In Estate Agency conference

Details of the first Women In Estate Agency (WiEA) conference have been revealed. The group, founded by senior agency figures Liana Loporto-Browne...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

2023 - this is what’s going to happen

Is it really just a year ago that we were nervously wondering whether yet another Christmas would be Covid-affected? Little did we...

10 December 2022

From: Features

Tree-mendous! Branded baubles give Winkworth branch a festive feel

Agents at Winkworth’s Ealing and Acton branch have been getting into the Christmas spirit with a nicely branded Christmas tree at...

09 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks moves deeper into the red

Purplebricks chief executive Helena Marston insists the brand's turnaround plan is working after posting a half-year loss this morning and revealing...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

When the going gets tough, focus on your leaky bucket

As economic signs increasingly point to a contraction in the property market, competition for new business will inevitably heat up. But...

03 December 2022

From: Features

Agents have three months to register unresolved banking complaints with BBRS

Property professionals, including agents, are being urged to make use of a dedicated small business banking dispute scheme before it closes...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s never been more important to air your views on lettings

Does the lettings industry cater properly for agents' needs? There’s only one way of knowing – asking you directly. To find out...

14 November 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Agent shoots for Christmas number one

An estate agent has kicked off a bid for Christmas number one with a World Cup-inspired song. Ealing-based estate agent Marco Helliwell,...

14 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Signs of a housing slump? Mortgage approvals fell 10% in September

The Bank of England has prompted new warnings of a housing market slowdown after revealing a ‘significant decrease’ in mortgage approvals...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove 'gets it' - why his return is good news for the industry

Recent political changes – and there have been quite a few in recent weeks – have brought about something of a...

29 October 2022

From: Features

'Future home' developer testing 'more visually appealing' heat pump installation

National housebuilder Bellway has installed the country’s first roof-mounted air source heat pump onto an experimental eco-house as part of a...

14 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property pros invited to reflect on their successes and challenges

For the third year running, mio, tmgroup and Conveyancing Data Services (CDS) are inviting property professionals to share their successes and...

12 October 2022

From: Features

Educating agents – Propertymark sponsor announces £5,000 fund

Gallagher, the insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has announced a £5,000 fund to help two businesses further their learning at...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Why people want plain speaking and clear comms in times of trouble

It’s fair to say that ours is an industry which has a language of its own, and often revels in the...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Is the game over for traditional learning methods in the property industry?

A recent study conducted by the Technical University of Denmark reported that the attention span of people around the world is...

01 October 2022

From: Features

6 things to consider when moving house before Christmas

Homeowners and prospective buyers considering a move before Christmas should act quickly to increase their chances of a smooth relocation, as...

20 September 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Exclusive interview: Prime London agent marks fifth anniversary

A prime central London (PCL) agency established by former Savills and Knight Frank staff is celebrating five years in business. Tedworth Property...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent pens book on vendor viewing mishaps

Many agents will have funny anecdotes about memorable viewings and one has decided to turn them into a book. Adam Bailey, who...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - why housing must always have a seat at the top table

First off, my own quick tribute to the Queen, who died on Thursday afternoon aged 96. Despite her age and declining...

10 September 2022

From: Features

Agent secures qualification to tackle probate sales backlog

A Somerset-based estate agency director has come up with his own approach to clear a backlog of probate or ‘Red Book’...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Research reveals how poor property maintenance can impact buyer offers

Four out of five homebuyers would consider reducing an offer if they found maintenance issues when viewing a property.  The insurer’s poll...

06 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

Why a zero tolerance policy to abuse is vital in this challenging market

As the summer draws to a close, and we begin to move towards the final few months of the year, I’m...

03 September 2022

From: Features

What do tenants want from a rental property, landlord and agent?

Tenants are becoming more discerning – not just about the properties they choose to rent but who they rent from too. With...

31 August 2022

From: Features

Increased energy price cap will ‘dramatically hit’ housing market

The increased energy price cap could hit first-time buyers and the wider property market, new research suggests. It comes as households are...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

As HMRC reveals almost half of those falling foul of AML regulations are property firms, estate agents are urged to get their compliance in order or face the consequences

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently published a list of firms that have received penalty notices for failure to meet their...

17 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Property recruitment firm hits 10 year milestone

Property recruitment firm Rayner Personnel is marking 10 years in business.  Rayner Personnel has crammed a lot into the past decade, revealing...

16 August 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

Savills half-year results – revenues rise, but profits fall

High-end estate agency Savills has posted a mixed set of half-year results, with revenue up to over £1 billion but the property...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The price of buying a prime property ‘eye-watering’, says mortgage broker

Most of us can only dream of buying a prime home, and new research by a mortgage broker has reinforced this...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How to create check-out reports the right way (without surprises)

The check-out report is a critical point in the tenancy and has the power to make the moving-out process run smoothly...

09 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

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