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10 reasons to become a Your Move franchise.

If you’re thinking about becoming an Estate Agency franchise or converting your existing estate agency business to a franchise, here we...

16 May 2024

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Trio of new staff after agency makes 10th acquisiton

North East estate agency group My Property Box has welcomed Nicola Nicholson, Georgia Greenstreet and Georgia Richardson to its team following...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks launches Mortgage division

Purplebricks has launched launched a mortgage divison, known formally as Purplebricks Mortgages Limited This will see a team of more than 150...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

At last! Property sales data shows recovery from Brexit

It’s taken eight years but one of London’s highest profile estate agencies says the value of its Under Offer pipeline has...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

TPFG boss: The Belvoir deal was 'inevitable'

The landmark deal between The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) and Belvoir was ‘inevitable’ and more acquisitions could be on the card,...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agent signs listings deal with OnTheMarket

An independent agency brand has become the latest firm to sign a listings agreement with CoStar-backed OnTheMarket. Edward Mellor, one of the...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL completes TenetLime acquisition

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

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour pledges to boost mortgage choice for first-time buyers

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

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

High mortgage payments force Government minister to quit - claim

It usually takes a scandal or a reshuffle to remove a Government minister so it came as a bit of a...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour proposes longer-term fixed rate mortgages

The Labour Party has proposed introducing 25-year fixed term mortgages should it win the next General Election. Shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves suggested...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove mortgages brings ‘significant implications’ for agents – warning

Rightmove’s entry into the mortgage market presents a threat to financial services leads, agents have been warned. The portal said in a...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

LRG poaches Alexander Hall boss to new role

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has poached former Alexander Hall boss Tom Davies to the newly created position of group financial services...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sanction screening drops despite rising geopolitical tensions

Estate agents are among falling numbers of regulated firms that aren’t checking sanctions and politically exposed persons (PEP) lists, research suggests. A...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Watershed moment’ as sub-5% mortgages return

Mortgage brokers have hailed a ‘watershed moment’ as Nationwide became the first lender in months to release a sub-5% home loan...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Hat and Home unveils new HQ

Hat and Home has opened its fifth office and a new headquarters in the heart of Sandhurst. The move centralises the agency...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart names new estate agency managing director

Spicerhaart has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a new managing director within its estate agency division.  Tommy Taylor is...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL hails 'successful shift' to agency franchise model

LSL has described the transfer of its estate agency business to a franchise model as a success and said it expects...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Evolution: Data and personalisation drive the market

Clive Humby of Dunn Humby (the Mega Minds behind the Tesco Clubcard) declared that "Data is the new oil" in 2006....

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

The evolution of BTR: from city blocks to suburban communities

Build to Rent (BTR) is the UK’s fastest-growing sector and this trend looks set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond. The...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Agency brand launches financial services arm

Estate agency group My Property Box has launched a financial services arm to provide clients with a one-stop shop. Having gained the...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Law firm invests in Scottish brand to boost property presence

Irwin Mitchell has expanded its property practice with an investment in Scotland-based law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM). The two firms...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir CEO praises entrepreneurial spirit as half-year profits rise

Property franchise and financial services group, Belvoir plc, has reported increased half-year revenue and pre-tax profits. Revenues grew 3% to £15.9m, management...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency recruiter expands into financial services

Agency recruitment firm Rayner Personnel has launched a financial services division. It will be led by Daniel Clow, who has held senior...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir boosts financial services brand with latest acquisition

Belvoir Group PLC has expanded its financial services network with the acquisition of MAB (South West) Ltd for £1m.   This follows...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL boosts financial services business with mortgage acquisition

LSL has grown its mortgage business with another acquisition. The property brand announced yesterday that it has acquired the Tenet Mortgage network,...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Share Price plummets after agency group’s profits warning

The share price of LSL Property Services dropped around 16 per cent at one point yesterday following a profits warning given...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

OTM allows ads for agents’ mortgage and conveyancing partners

OnTheMarket has become the first major UK portal to allow agents to promote their own revenue generating partnerships on listing pages. Agents who...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir trading update: Lettings income offsets sales slump

Belvoir has reported revenue growth for the first half of 2023 despite “challenging market conditions,” with its lettings performance offsetting lower...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Show me the money! OnTheMarket launches financial services arm

OnTheMarket has launched a new financial services arm. The portal has unveiled OnTheMarket Money, an umbrella brand providing consumers with access to...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agent unveils mortgage brand

The founders of three-branch Berkshire-based agency Hat and Home has expanded into mortgage broking. Keeping with the hat theme, the brand’s co-founders...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL shares soar as it switches to franchise model

LSL Property Services’ share price hit a six-month high during trading yesterday after it announced its entire estate agency network would...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents face a 'perfect storm' for money laundering

Recent research estimated that up to £100 billion is being stolen in the UK each year, with much of it due...

22 April 2023

From: Features

Foxtons viewings hit five-year high despite first quarter sales decline

Foxtons completed the highest number of viewings for five years during the first quarter of 2023, giving it hopes of a...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG is shopping for agency brands - but nothing purple

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is ready for another acquisition, its chief executive has said. After successfully integrating Hunters into the TPFG...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL offloads mortgage and insurance brands in latest ‘simplification’

LSL has sold its mortgage, protection, and general insurance brokerage firms Embrace and First2Protect. The brands have been sold to Pivotal Growth,...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency regulations may not come in original form – claim

The long-awaited Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) rules will still be introduced but most probably in a different form, it has...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm defies investment downturn with £4m fundraise

Blockchain property network Coadjute has secured £4m of funding as it looks to continue efforts to transform the ease and speed...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Research highlights lack of law firms and agents registered for property ownership checks

New analysis may called into question the experience of firms approved to check the Government’s flagship register of overseas entities (ROE). The...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

PriceHubble acquires Dataloft to accelerate UK growth

UK residential property market intelligence brand Dataloft has signalled plans to expand internationally after it was acquired by PriceHubble. As part of...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Costa bravo! Fine & Country family business takes on master licence for Spain

A family business within the Fine & Country network has taken on the master licence for Spain. Chris Hara, managing director of...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Growing Your Lettings Business in 2023

As another year ends it is essential to take time and reflect on what you have accomplished over the last 12...

18 January 2023

From: Features

LSL offloads new build brokerage firms in ‘group simplification’

Agency brand LSL has announced the sale of its new build mortgage and protection brokerage firms, Group First, which operates under...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

OneDome plans more purchases after mortgage broker acquisition

Challenger portal and homebuying support platform OneDome has acquired broker CMME Mortgage and Protection from the private equity-backed CMME Group. CMME Mortgage...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Why HSBC branch closures are good for the high street

HSBC has announced a new round of branch closures but an estate agent suggests there may be a positive side for...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

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

It has been another busy month for job moves in the estate agency sector. Here are some of the latest moves that...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

LSL warns of 'challenging market conditions'

LSL has warned of a slowdown in sales and a rise in fall-throughs at the agency as it issued a “cautious...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons ups annual expectations despite 'less certain market'

Foxtons has upped its expectations for its full year financial performance despites acknowledging a “less certain market backdrop.” A trading update from...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

The ESTAS – who were the main winners on the night?

The ESTAS Customer Service Awards – which are often described as estate agency’s version of the Oscars – took place last...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Experts share secrets to successful learning and development for property pros

Over the last two years, the property industry has experienced unprecedented change through shifting market conditions and new regulations around compliance. To...

28 September 2022

From: Features

Insight: ministerial changes have slipped under the radar

There has been an understandable focus on things other than Government since the death of Queen Elizabeth was announced, but Prime...

24 September 2022

From: Features

Property market aims to define a housing crash

Property professionals and commentators have begun pondering an official definition of a house price crash. It comes amid forecasts that house prices...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency group posts increased revenues amid shift to hybrid model

Spicerhaart has posted a 21% boost in revenues despite sales taking longer to complete in the second half of the year,...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is agency in danger of a downturn?

Last week was quite a week for major trading updates, with four of the market’s biggest players announcing either half-year or...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Should the BoE hike up interest rates this week? Experts give their view

Recent months have seen interest rates rise from historic lows back closer to pre-financial crisis levels as the Bank of England...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings drives Foxtons revenues as sales conversions slow

Lettings has helped drive Foxtons revenue and profits for the first half of the year, a company update has revealed. The listed...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire agent offloads lettings portfolio to focus on sales

Yorkshire agent Preston Baker has sold its lettings portfolio to focus on residential sales. It has offloaded its book of more than...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage adviser criticises local agents for 'tricking buyers'

A mortgage broker has hit out at estate agents for forcing prospective buyers to visit their branches to sell financial services...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today – PropTech shows Britain can still be a leader on the world stage

The last week has been dramatic even by the standards of UK politics, with a Cabinet and junior minister rebellion bringing...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tributes paid as agent retires after 35 years

Essex-based estate agent Beresford Group has celebrated and thanked sales director Mike Sayers who is retiring from the company after 35...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent to sell homes for free after opening 13th office

Kent-based agent Miles & Barr has opened its 13th office in the region and is celebrating by offering to sell local...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Plans for 50-year intergenerational mortgages get cautious welcome

Long-term 50-year mortgages that can be passed on by parents to their children appear to be the latest idea from the...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Over-55s worried about chances for Gen Z to get on the property ladder

A survey earlier this week may have shown the older generation feel younger people’s spending habits are destroying their chances of...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: ‘the only way to bring about change is to be proactive’

In this latest ‘Women in Property’ edition of the Natter, I check in with Collette Allen, who was recently appointed as...

28 May 2022

From: Features

LSL reveals record exchange pipeline but warns of slowing market

LSL has reported a 16% drop in estate agency residential exchange income but says it is sales pipeline is at record...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Financial services boosts Belvoir's revenue

Belvoir has reported that group revenue is up 14% in the first four months of the year, helped mainly by its...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Challenger portal adds banking heavyweights to its board

A former chairman of challenger bank Monzo has joined OneDome’s board. Tim Brooke Thom has been appointed as non-executive director of the challenger...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency groups announce major mortgage acquisitions

The Belvoir Group has announced the acquisition of mortgage broker TIME. The agency franchise and financial services brand has acquired the entire issued...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Many people in recent years will have become familiar with challenger banks such as Monzo, Starling and Atom. Many will have...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Property Natter – the who’s who of the industry

The property industry is fortunate in including many great people, doing great work across a range of businesses – from traditional agency...

30 April 2022

From: Features

EweMove sets out three-year franchise growth plan

EweMove managing director Nick Neill has set out plans to double the size of the franchise network by 2025 as the brand’s...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group plans more agency acquisitions

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is planning more acquisitions after a busy 2021 for buying-up agencies. The umbrella property brand, which incorporates...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lavish rewards programme launched for staff at agency group

A rewards and recognition programme has been launched at an agency chain, with claims that it will enhance staff careers and...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Upbeat results from agency group despite forecast of transactions slump

The LSL Property Services group - which is increasingly focussing activities in the mortgage and personal finance world - has issued...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents braced for third interest rate rise as economic woes grow

Storm clouds continue to gather over the UK economy with growing inflation, another likely interest rate rise, and a warning from...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons says it’s delivered first phase of growth plan

Foxtons has told shareholders that it has enjoyed "a good year of progress with revenues, profits and cash flow significantly ahead of...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgages to cost more as base rate increases

The Bank of England has increased the base rate from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent. This means a typical tracker...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Market Boom - Big revenue rise for LSL despite conveyancing delays

A trading statement this morning confirms a large revenue rise for LSL Property Services. Group revenue increased by around 23 per cent last...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Trio of agency branches snapped up by financial entrepreneur

Three of Martin & Co’s most prominent branches in the north of England are under new ownership. The Saltaire, Keighley, and Thackley...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Goodbye Purplebricks - name disappears in rebrand of Canada firm

The name of Purplebricks - which once claimed its business model was a global success - has now been removed in...

17 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Farewell as high profile agency chief retires at 66

Mark Newton, founder of the Newton Fallowell agency, is retiring. The news came from a statement from the Belvoir franchise giant which...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Vast new head office holds 100 employees for expanding agency

A regional agency has this week opened a new 8,500 square feet office with a pledge to expand and employ 100...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC: UK government’s property taxes produce falling revenue

The UK is reported to have dropped down the league table of governments that secure vast amounts of income from property...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Identity theft and fraud - how it happens and how to prevent it

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of our lives, but undoubtedly one major negative side effect...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Property Fraud - how agents can combat a growing threat

Property fraud is on the rise and early in 2022 agents will have an opportunity to attend a webinar featuring a...

08 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Peter Everett, Commercial Director for Yopa

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I can’t remember the last time I had a business...

03 December 2021

From: 60 Second Interview

Yopa secures yet more investment as it reveals ‘reduced losses’

The investment arms of Savills and the Daily Mail General Trust have pumped more cash into online agency Yopa which has...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents get freebie ski trip as firm shifts to work-from-home model

Spicerhaart - which is radically reshaping its structure to encourage hybrid operations and working from home as part of a new...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Tenant referencing - how digital should your agency go?

Over the last three years there has been a quiet revolution in the tenant referencing market. Starting with the 2019 tenant...

08 September 2021

From: Features

EweMove's parent company acquires financial services business

The Property Franchise Group - the UK's largest property franchisor, which owns EweMove and other brands - has acquired 80 per...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

 Agency chief hails “superb” sales growth of 78 per cent

Belvoir’s chief executive haas taken to Twitter to hail his company’s latest results as “superb” - with sales for the franchise agency...

07 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency’s first ever full time employee retires - after 40 years!

A director of Essex estate agency Beresfords has announced his retirement after 40 years with the company - and after being...

19 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Record figures for Your Move parent firm as it swings to finance

LSL Property Services - parent company of Your Move, Reeds Rains and Marsh & Parsons - has reported record figures as...

04 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency shows startling growth from property, financial services

Belvoir has issued another upbeat trading report, saying its revenue for the first six months of the year is up 53...

03 August 2021

From: Breaking News

LSL is NOT selling off mortgage brokerage in near future

LSL Property Services has told Estate Agent Today that the company did not agree to a potential sale of its mortgage arm at...

26 July 2021

From: Breaking News

ZPG snaps up access to more of the house-buying process

RVU - the ZPG-owned company that already owns Zoopla and independently-run price comparison and financial services - has acquired online mortgage broker Mojo...

13 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Estate agency groups bag £88m in dramatic sell-off

Two of Britain's largest agency groups have sold their stakes in a property search firm. Both LSL and Connells have announced the sale...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Online agency to recruit 80 as it expands ‘free sale’ offer

Online estate agency Strike - which used to be HouseSimple - is expanding its sell-for-free service out across the Midlands and...

02 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Agencies to hold ‘Act of Kindness Day’ for local communities

Your Move, Reeds Rains and other parts of the LSL Group are to hold an Act of Kindness day to encourage...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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