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'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

Off-plan property purchases hit decade-low - claim

The share of new-build homes sold before they’re complete has dropped to a decade-low, research suggests. Hamptons’ annual off-plan sales index has...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank revises prime central London price forecasts

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts for prime central London (PCL) and now expects values to fall this year. The...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent questions social media selling strategies

An oversupply of property in the £5m-plus part of the prime London property market has led to a surge of sellers...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla boosts consumer marketing efforts ahead of summer months

Zoopla is ramping up its local marketing efforts to support agents across the year as part of its 41% increase in marketing spend...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - The Housing Battleground for General Election 2024

So we’ve been sent the ‘Save The Date’ card - it’s July 4. Now all we need is the invitation to the...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Property Natter - July election could be a winner for the property market

Could it be that a politician has finally done the property market a favour? Rishi Sunak’s decision to call the general election...

25 May 2024

From: Features

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

Partnering with Houseful will provide greater connectivity across the industry

Last week, the UK’s leading conveyancing services provider, LMS, announced a five- year strategic partnership with software, data and insight business,...

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

Formula 1 webinar to set reveal how to accelerate your agency

A motor racing agent is set to share his secrets on how agents can think like a Formula 1 team and...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

North East agent to continue on the acquisition trail

Pattinson Estate Agency is on the lookout for more acquisitions. The family-owned North East agency said it wants to acquire businesses that...

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

House price inflation turns positive - but will it last?

Average house prices rose annually for the first time since July 2023 in March, Land Registry data shows. The latest Land Registry...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cut hopes rise as inflation slows again

The rate of inflation slowed to 2.3% in April, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. It means the consumer price index...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry trainer partners with The Guild to offer exclusive sales webinars

The Guild of Property Professionals has joined forces with international sales speaker and industry trainer Tony Morris to provide its members...

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

Most expensive coastal location named as prices drop

Home buyers face paying up to £1m for top coastal properties although prices have dropped since 2022, research suggests. Research by Lloyds...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘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

First-time buyers dominate the market but downsizers are staying put - claim

The proportion of mortgaged homebuyers has hit its highest level for four years, research suggests. Analysis based on conveyancing quote requests on...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

One in seven property purchases use overseas funds – research

More than one in seven (13%) buyers purchasing properties in the UK are using funds from overseas to fund all or...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate Agency Modern Warfare: From Horseback to AI Tanks

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss advanced technology and innovative business models.  In today's UK...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Asking prices hit new high but legal delays ‘frustrate’ the market

Asking prices have hit a record high as agents and sellers become more bullish about the market’s prospects. The latest Rightmove house...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Buyer’s market has shifted to level playing field

A level playing field has emerged between buyers and sellers as purchasers have become less certain of their position, OnTheMarket (OTM)...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons founder moves up Sunday Times Rich List

Foxtons founder Jon Hunt’s wealth fell in 2023 but he still managed to move up the Sunday Times Rich List, the...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

 Prospecting tool unveiled by iamproperty

A new prospecting solution has been launched by iamproperty. The announcement follows the proptech firm’s recent high-profile acquisition of Information Works.   The...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agent launches in Northumberland

A new estate agency has been launched in Northumberland, offering a VIP member’s club to provide early access to properties. The new...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Do Online Estate Agencies Exist Any More?

Is there such a thing as an online estate agency any more? A decade ago, about the time I started editing Estate...

18 May 2024

From: Features

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

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to levels from 25 years ago

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to the completion numbers from 25 years ago according to analysis of the latest official statistics...

18 May 2024

From: Features

AI struggles to pass the trust test in the workplace

Artificial Intelligence will not be taking over people’s jobs any time soon, as machine learning is trainable only with human input.  The...

18 May 2024

From: Features

 Rightmove: It's difficult for agents to provide material information

The task of obtaining material information is more difficult than it appears for estate agents, Rightmove has warned. The portal revealed in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: First-time buyers are better off buying than renting

It is now 8% cheaper to buy a property than to rent in the same area even despite higher mortgage rates,...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: It’s not all good news for Rightmove

Another week and more good news for Rightmove. The company which  estate agents love to hate has just announced it has...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - positive charitable developments

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

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Sponsored Content

Yopa boss rebuffs claims that online agents lack sales motivation

Verona Frankish has hit back at critics who claim fixed-fee agents who charge upfront fees have no motivation to sell. Frankish, chief...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Longer sales times are creating ‘vicious cycle’ of fall-throughs

Prime London property sales are taking longer to go through once under offer, which is creating a vicious cycle of fall-throughs,...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

AI property search app launches Collections feature for roomscrollers'

Google-backed property search app Jitty has launched a new ‘Collections’ feature – that creates groups of the most interesting and 'trending' properties...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Crafting Engaging Property Newsletters: Top Tips for Agents

In the fast-paced world of property, staying top-of-mind with your clients is crucial. And what better way to do this than...

15 May 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Foxtons share price can return to 400p - analyst

Foxtons has been backed by a senior analyst to return to its previous peak earnings. A note from Singer Capital Markets suggested...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

 Agency AI guide launches to 'cut through to noise'

Kerfuffle has launched a new e-book focusing on artificial intelligence (AI). Titled, The Ultimate Guide to AI in Estate Agency, the industry...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild member marks opening of new office

County Down estate agency Quinn Estate Agents has officially opened its new Downpatrick office following the devastating floods that impacted the...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Why we can't afford not to be alive to the growing risk of cyber fraud

THE property sector has embraced technology and the enormous benefits that it can bring. Never was this more accurately demonstrated than during...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency regulation and enforcement will improve home sales - claim

Estate agency regulation is needed to help improve the homebuying and selling process, MPs have been told. The first hearing of the...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy assessors demand evidence that EPCs aren’t accurate

A trade body has queried parts of consumer watchdog Which?’s report into energy performance certificates (EPCs). A report from Which? earlier this...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring seals part exchange partnership

Home-buying and property part exchange service Spring has partnered with developer McCarthy Stone. The partnership will enable Spring to offer its part...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

AML compliance done digitally through proper identity verification

Estate agents and lettings agents have a legal obligation to protect themselves from money laundering and as such you must recognise...

13 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Rightmove raises expectations but do the markets believe it?

Rightmove posted a bullish trading update and raised performance expectations for the year ahead on Friday but the markets seemed less...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing concerns growing among the public – ONS

Increasing numbers of people are citing housing as their main concern, official data suggests. The latest public opinions and social trends survey...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Research highlights risk of skipping home surveys

Around one in 10 buyers who failed to get a survey on a property purchase have gone on to find issues...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Varying property market performance shows benefits of local agents - report

Local property market performances vary from 12% gains to price reductions of as much as 24% since the pandemic house price...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - On manoeuvres with OnTheMarket

It’s more than 100 days since global real estate tech giants CoStar Group acquired struggling property portal, OnTheMarket. If you cast your...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Phil Spencer announces ESTAS Postcode Winners

We were delighted to hold our first ESTAS Postcode Awards last Friday as part of our commitment to recognising service standards...

11 May 2024

From: Features

The Simple Solution to Addressing the Housing Shortage

There’s a very important first step that needs to be taken in resolving the housing crisis: we need a greater understanding...

11 May 2024

From: Features

What every estate agent needs to know about SEO

In the fast-evolving world of property, where every click counts and every search matters, mastering the art of Search Engine Optimisation...

11 May 2024

From: Features

UK housebuilders back in the market for land as outlook brightens

Britain's housebuilders are seeing a recovery in buyer interest and land purchasing activity in early 2024, according to the latest Knight...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Interest rates held but agents pin hopes on falling mortgage pricing

Agents remain typically optimistic about the property market after interest rates were been held at their 16-year high of 5.25% by...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Price reductions decline as sales 'bounce back'

Price reductions fell to an 18-month low in April as transactions recover faster than prices, new industry data reveals. Figures from Hamptons,...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Property market needed shot in the arm but got a slap in the face

It was the news we were all expecting. But I still feel a sense of disappointment as I digest the fact the...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Supreme Court overturns Japanese Knotweed redress ruling

A landmark ruling on the affect of Japanese knotweed on property values has been overturned, which could have implications for home...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - back in the swing of things

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

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent Surrey agent moves Woking office

Seymours has relocated its Woking office to a new modern showroom office in the Victoria Place shopping centre. The independent 20-branch estate...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Chain-free properties command 3.9% premium – research

Chain-free homes are commanding an asking price premium of 3.9% compared with other homes, rising to a premium of 7.2% in...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Building societies are boosting first-time buyers – research

Building societies are currently offering the most competitive mortgage deals for first-time buyers compared with high-street lenders, research suggests. Analysis of 90%...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents highlight biggest industry challenges and opportunities

Help to Buy has been ranked as having the most positive influence on the property market in recent times. Agency comparison website...

08 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

Agency franchise brand expands Devon footprint

Winkworth has opened its fifth office in Devon – with what it describes as a prime spot in an affluent area...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Fast-growing estate agency group attracts £100m price tag

It's reported that the Lomond estate agency group, which is heavily backed by private equity and which has expanded through serial...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions and price rises - claim

A stamp duty cut would see house prices go up and evictions soar, a property industry commentator claims. Reports in the past...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Hidden’ Service Charges trigger rise in housing costs, says Barclays

Typical consumer spending on mortgages and rents increased 3.6% in April – the first increase in the rate of growth since...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla battles OnTheMarket with huge new marketing campaign

Zoopla has kicked off an eight week marketing campaign to fend off the threat of OnTheMarket and to capitalise on the...

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

Appraisals down in pre-Easter trading, reveals Propertymark

Market appraisal volumes dropped 7% in March according to Propertymark’s latest market snapshot, based on data from up to six weeks...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Agents should embrace change for everyone's benefit, says Propertymark's Jason Lee

Agents should be regulated to achieve the training and education they need to improve the property market as a whole, says...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Estate agents and money laundering - the need for vigilance

For most of us, estate agents are key when it comes to the biggest sales and purchases of our lives. With the...

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

Interest Rate Cut - Experts downplay chances for next week

Prominent housing and mortgage experts are downplaying the chance of an interest rate cut following the Bank of England monetary policy...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

PropTech Today - Three Ways To Win In A High Reduction Market

Choosing the right prospecting software can be the difference between finishing the year on a high or finishing it below target. Although...

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

Mortgage Misery as yet more lenders hike rates

Just as the Nationwide showed the impact of rising mortgage costs on house prices, so another raft of lenders have made...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Self employed brand reveals more agencies signing up

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has named a second wave of estate agencies to adopt its new business model. The brand’s ‘brokerage’...

02 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

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Surge in agents’ Suspicious Activity Reports filed to National Crime Agency

There’s been a significant rise in the number of so-called Suspicious Activity Reports concerning money laundering and the agency industry. Suspicious Activity...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgages target buyers with defaults and County Court Judgements

A specialist lender is reintroducing a suite of mortgage products aimed at what it call “overlooked customers”. It turns out these are...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Portal claims 40 new agency sign-ups since start of 2024

A locally-owned property portal called Propertynews says it’s signed up over 40 more agents to list properties since New Year. More than...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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