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KEYWORD "Government" - 101 RESULTS
Government urged to avoid ‘one size fits all’ planning policy

Reforms to the UK’s planning system must move from a one size fits all approach to boost development, the Government has...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Billionaire buyers worried about prime London purchases under Labour - claim

Competition from Dubai and concerns about taxation under the new Labour Government have led the world’s super-rich to spend less and...

16 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry-backed open letter calls for agency regulation

Propertymark and RICS are among industry bodies that have backed an open letter to the new Housing Secretary calling for the...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Three Things Starmer May Have Forgotten About Housing

Like a breath of fresh air, we now have a government that actually appears to be governing. OK, it’s only 10 days...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Election result has placed the market under starter's orders

Just a week after Labour’s landslide election victory and already their top team is coming under scrutiny and being asked to...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Reapit webinar to coach agents on how to unlock profitability

The UK sales and lettings markets are in a state of flux, but an upcoming webinar from Reapit, the leading technology...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Can Labour government help fix Scotland’s housing crisis?

While housing is a devolved matter, ESPC hopes that the promises made by Labour in the recent general election might help...

13 July 2024

From: Features

Propertymark webinar to address new political landscape for housing

Propertymark is holding a webinar today covering the likely impact of the General Election on the housing market. Timothy Douglas, head of...

11 July 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Addressing the housing crisis through technology

Under the strain of a housing crisis, the UK faces a severe shortage of affordable homes. This is further emphasised by...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary drops “levelling up gimmick”

The Government has dropped the previous Tory Party’s levelling up slogan. Deputy Prime Minister and Housing Secretary Angela Rayner confirmed the move...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Chancellor restores housebuilding targets

New Chancellor Rachel Reeves has used her first speech to reinstate housebuilding targets and pledge to build one and a half...

09 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour Government needs 'less chopping and changing' on housing

Property professionals have called for cross-party support and stability when it comes to housing policy under the new Labour Government after...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Starmer’s golden opportunity

So, now we know. After weeks of reports predicting a Labour landslide, Keir Starmer is indeed unpacking his boxes and settling into...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Scottish homeowners unaware of energy requirements - warning

Homeowners in ESPC’s core territories (Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders) are not aware of the full extent of the...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Sir Keir wins keys to the House but is it built on shifting sands?

So it’s a Labour landslide but it’s not like 1997. I remember the last time as if it were yesterday. May 1st, 1997....

06 July 2024

From: Features

Now the election is over, the real work begins for agents

On balance, a stable new government with a large majority is good news for the sales market. Labour’s costed spending plans,...

06 July 2024

From: Features

Don't skimp on the details - PropTech expert's message to the new government

With a historic majority for Keir Starmer and the Labour Party, there can be no doubt over which party will be...

06 July 2024

From: Features

Election '24 - Industry leaders call for landlord support

Heidi Shackell, chief executive officer at The Lettings Hub said: “The General Election, called in May, halted progress of the Renters'...

06 July 2024

From: Features

What the new Labour Government means for the property market

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer will have the removal vans booked this morning after the General Election result. Sir Keir is set...

05 July 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election day! What the outcome could mean for the property market

The nation heads to the polls today to help choose the next Government. Housing hasn’t been a main feature and most of...

04 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: ‘Prime price growth on pause due to General Election uncertainty’

Price growth has been put on hold at the top of the market during the second quarter of 2024 given uncertainty...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to take advantage of new MPs in 'listening mode'

An industry expert has called on agents to actively lobby new MPs to influence housing policy – whoever wins the election. Neil...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers face potential Stamp Duty hike under Labour

The Stamp Duty exemption for first-time buyers will be returned to £300,000 under a Labour Government. The Labour Party, which is currently...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - There will be no excuses if Labour fails on housing

It’s all over bar the voting, so let’s cut to the chase. Labour will win on July 4, big time. Even a...

29 June 2024

From: Features

Can traditional BTR learn from the successes of suburban BTR?

We frequently read about how the traditional form of urban BTR has inspired the more recent model, suburban BTR. Our own...

29 June 2024

From: Features

For profit providers set to treble affordable housing portfolios by 2028

Institutional investors and "for-profit" registered providers are set to play an increasingly vital role in tackling the UK's affordable housing crisis,...

29 June 2024

From: Features

General Election and interest rate hopes have boosted buyers - claim

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

28 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflated expectations? Be a pragmatic advisor in an uncertain market

The recent dip in inflation to 2% for the first time in three years brings a glimmer of optimism in the...

26 June 2024

From: Features

Rightmove: 'Half of UK homes have poor EPC ratings'

At least 18m homes have an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of D or below, pushing up gas and electricity bills...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour and Tories may be hiding property taxes and more - claim

The manifestos of all major parties tell us little about their true tax and public service plans, a respected financial think...

25 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove:  'New government must support buyers as mortgage payments soar'

The average first-time buyer mortgage payment has risen by 61% since the previous election year of 2019, research suggests. Analysis by Rightmove...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - The one Property tax Labour really should change

In the later stages of an election when the Conservatives’ best chance of success is forcing an own goal by Labour,...

22 June 2024

From: Features

The rise of the op-co prop-co

In the first quarter of the year, the UK real estate investment market demonstrated resilience and active participation. Despite ongoing uncertainties,...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Spring bounce? Average house price rises for second consecutive month

Average UK house prices rose for a second month in a row during April, Land Registry data shows. The latest Land Registry...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour faces barriers to 'getting Britain building'

After much anticipation, the Labour Manifesto for ‘Change’ was launched this week. Held in Manchester the launch event included personal reflections...

15 June 2024

From: Features

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: estate agents react to Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party’s General Election manifesto has committed to resurrecting the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme and temporarily removing Capital...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election has caused ‘minor drop’ in market activity - claim

Around a fifth of estate agents have seen a drop in buyer activity and almost a third claim sellers have gone...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Industry Views - Labour Agrees New Housing Policies

You may not have realised, but yesterday, the new government’s housing policy was agreed. No, I’m not talking about the new ‘Freedom...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Winds of change set to blow through the PRS

Win, lose or draw for the political hopefuls standing as candidates in the upcoming general election, it is likely that the...

08 June 2024

From: Features

PRS crying out for fiscal reform, says LRG

In the second of their Election Wishlist series, Leaders Romans Group turn the spotlight on the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Here, National...

08 June 2024

From: Features

The Netflix effect! Buying London boosts agency business​

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

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Finding landlords is agents' biggest worry - PayProp survey

To put it simply – letting agents are our business. When they overwhelmingly voice a concern about something, we take that...

01 June 2024

From: Features

LRG sets out its stall for election 2024

With election day looming, in the first of a series of articles, experts from property services organisation, Leaders Romans Group, offer...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Could buyer dropouts become a thing of the past?

Anyone who has ever bought or sold a house, knows the frustration and disappointment when a sale falls through. The excitement of...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Unintended consequences of 'rushed' leasehold law

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

01 June 2024

From: Features

Stamp Duty reform tops General Election property wish-lists

Stamp Duty reform and more housebuilding top the General Election wish-lists for the property sector. General Election manifestos are yet to be...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

'A muted win' – leasehold reform bill passes

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill was the final piece of legislation to pass before Parliament closed ahead of the General...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

After delays, departures and disruption, Renters (Reform) Bill finally runs out of steam

The Government’s controversial Renters (Reform) Bill has fallen victim to Rishi Sunak’s election announcement and has been shelved. The legislation – which...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Scottish property taxes raise over £623m in last 12 months

Property taxes in Scotland exceeded £623m over the last twelve months according to analysis of the latest statistics by a leading...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

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

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Sunak really needs to work on his kerb-appeal

Even the most junior of estate agents will tell you that if you are going to bet the house on pulling...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents do Charity - walking the walk

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

24 May 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

Government criticised for ‘disappointing’ response to agent regulation inquiry

The chairperson of the House of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee has hit back at the Government’s approach – or lack of...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents fined more than £3m for failing to register for AML

Estate agents were fined a total of more than £3m in the nine months to September 2023 for failing to register...

22 May 2024

From: Features

‘Punitive’ Scottish property taxes aren’t deterring buyers (yet)

High property taxes in Scotland may eventually deter buyers, one of the country’s major agents has warned. Analysis by DJ Alexander has...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour unveils plans for new towns

The Labour Party has committed to building 1.5m new homes across the country over the next parliament. Shadow Housing Secretary Angela Rayner...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing financial risk for 'go-it-alone' landlords

Housing minister Jacob Young recently scotched rumours that the property portal proposed in the Renters (Reform) Bill would remove the need...

18 May 2024

From: Features

There is a future in buy-to-let

High interest rates, slow price growth and more stringent tax rules have eroded Buy-to-Let’s (BTL) charm for a number of landlords,...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Use of Help to Buy ISA-backed property deposits slumps

The number of properties purchased using a Help to Buy ISA-backed deposit fell to record lows last year, official data shows. Government...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mastering Tenant Deposits: A Guide for Letting Agents

Managing tenant deposits is a crucial part of any letting agent’s responsibilities. Ensuring compliance with regulations and safeguarding both landlord and...

08 May 2024

From: Features

Savills makes drastic U-turn on housing market forecast for 2024

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Adding Value to a Home For Sale? Forget solar panels….

Sellers seeking to differentiate their homes from others on the market may consider solar panels - but they should be wary...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour - The Housing Policies Coming Our Way Soon

You don’t have to be a mind-reader to believe there will be a large majority Labour government by the end of...

04 May 2024

From: Features

EPC targets come back, all is forgiven

April 22nd marked ‘Earth Day’, yet it seemed to pass relatively unnoticed within the mortgage market. While the market was once abuzz...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Complete Overhaul of EPCs demanded by key consumer body

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

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande - More To Be Done To Address Housing Imbalance

A recent announcement by housing giants Persimmon has been heralded as a welcome boost to the property sector. In a trading update they...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

Sky News is reporting that up to 30 Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s approach to ground rents...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Ban Gazumping - strong public support for new law

A survey of homebuyers has found overwhelming support for a legal ban on gazumping. A mortgage lender - MFS - spoke with...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Property Report tool rolled out to Alto users

Alto is rolling out free Property Valuation Reports for agents.  The tool can be accessed directly from individual property record pages, and...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Eco Retro-fitting Homes - call for consumer protections

A coalition of organisations representing consumers, financial institutions and energy suppliers has written to the Department for Energy Security and Net...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Revolution - call for sellers to pay instead of buyers

A prominent estate agent has started an online petition to reverse stamp duty so it is paid by the vendor, not...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Here comes Summer.... or maybe Autumn?

We all know that first-time buyers have had a tough time of it lately. Mad mini-budgets resulting in higher interest rates...

27 April 2024

From: Features

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

Mortgage lender wants stamp duty rebate and cash help for owners

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

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge survey to assess housing problems in ‘crunch county’

Thousands of people will be invited to take part in new research to help provide information on why one particularly badly...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fall for 15 months in Wales - now transactions down too

The average price of a home in Wales fell to £229,263 in the first quarter of 2024, making this the fifth...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Update - slowest and fastest sales so far in 2024

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer aged 67 shows affordability issue worsening

New data from one of Britain’s largest mortgage lenders shows that nearly one in five first-time buyers are now aged 40...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Cut possible in Mini-Budget - government briefing

A report in the Times newspaper says Chancellor Jeremy Hunt is planning a stamp duty cut in the early autumn. The paper...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Green Belt and Labour - broad industry support for new approach

There’s been broad support from within the agency and wider property sectors for Labour’s proposal to build on selected parts of...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Airbnb Crackdown - this time it's not just Michael Gove...

It’s tempting to think that Michael Gove’s proposed clampdown on Airbnb-style short lets is a uniquely British form of small-mindedness, part...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Tax-Free Childcare info for self-employed property professionals

The new financial year is often an opportunity to get organised for the year ahead. For self-employed property professionals who are...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Guarded support for Labour's 'grey belt' plans

Keir Starmer set out Labour’s policy for housebuilding this week and targeted ‘ugly’ parts of the Green Belt. It will be a...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Home Buying and Selling Group launches logbook pilot

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has arranged a new pilot scheme for a group of lawyers and conveyancers to...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why we must stop favouring first-time buyers for housing delivery

The plight of the nation’s first-time buyers may be the focus when it comes to government housing initiatives, but our latest...

13 April 2024

From: Features

The true cost of green space premiums faced by dog-owning house-buyers

Dog-owning house buyers who want to live in areas of abundant green space in which to walk their four-legged friends are...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Key actions conveyancers must take to protect against fraud risk

Fraud poses a significant challenge for residential conveyancers, with criminals often attempting to exploit the transaction process for money laundering purposes. The...

13 April 2024

From: Features

£50bn price tag for London's empty homes

Southwark, Barnet, Camden, Croydon and Newham are the top five London boroughs with the highest number of vacant properties amid a...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Propertymark proposes ‘infrastructure-first’ approach to housing supply

Propertymark has urged the UK Government to consider other ways of boosting the supply of homes for purchase.  The Government has two...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Potential ticking time bomb for retrofit complaints awaits

The term ‘time bomb’ is sometimes overly used in the housing market, and while it has been linked to many things...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Buyer confidence hits two-year high despite General Election - research

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, according...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - some cracking charitable endeavours

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Homebuilding targets needed as supply slides - warning

A senior agency industry figure has criticised the lack of homebuilding targets after the latest Government data showed a drop in...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - An Englishman's home is his castle.....more or less!

Interesting report this week in Estate Agent Today on an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank which suggests that the UK’s...

30 March 2024

From: Features

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