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Foxtons became too flabby, interim boss claims

Foxtons had become ‘flabby’ and lost its sense of business, its interim chief executive Peter Rollings claims. Speaking on The Guild of...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows to single digits as property market 'awaits gravity'

Annual house price growth has dropped to its lowest level this year and is back to single digits, official data shows. The...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock down 12.5% so far in 2022 - claim

Estate agents have listed an average of 7.3 homes for sale per branch during 2022, research suggests- down 12.5% annually. Agency comparison...

18 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

Mortgage-backed property purchases set to ‘significantly decline’ - prediction

A lender is predicting mortgage-backed home purchases will be “significantly lower” in the coming months after borrowing has dropped since the...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Watchdog drops investigation into builder’s leasehold sales

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

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Only 4% of homes have signed up to property fraud alert service

Increasing numbers of homeowners have signed up to a free Land Registry alert scheme to protect against fraudulent property transactions. Figures obtained...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark members already benefiting from TV guru partnership

Propertymark’s partnership with MoveIQ has already attracted attention from more than 250,000 consumers and potential property buyers and sellers. The agency trade...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Celebrity host named for high-profile agent awards

Reviews website allAgents has revealed the host for its 2022 Customer Experience Awards. The event will be hosted by property and lifestyle...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

100 and not out! Kent agency celebrates centenary year

A well-known local agency in Kent is turning 100 this year.   Starting out in Gillingham in 1922, Wards is now based...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove – prices down, but more likely due to holidays than rate rise

The latest research from Rightmove has revealed that the price of property coming to the market has witnessed its first fall...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Self-employed firm welcomes new Partner to strengthen network

The Agency UK – which was set up by three ex-employees of Purplebricks – has strengthened its team with the arrival...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Down by half! Properties advertised for sale in Scotland falls dramatically

A leading firm has claimed that the number of properties advertised for sale in Scotland has almost halved over the last...

15 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

House price slowdown on the horizon, claims leading property association

A leading property association argues it won’t be long before we start to see house price growth slowing. According to the National...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Green Hub launched by Legal & General to support advisers

As the UK works towards its net zero goal by 2050, Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a Green Hub to support...

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

Opinion split over four-day working week trial for property industry

Our story yesterday on whether the property industry should consider trialling a four-day week generated lots of debate, comments and poll...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Key selling points - dining rooms down, orangeries on the rise, finds research

Research carried out by Rightmove has revealed the home features which have grown the most in popularity, with garden offices topping...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing body launches new ‘Find an Expert’ service to improve access

The leading trade body for the conveyancing industry has launched a new ‘Find an Expert’ service via its website. This will help...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Debate - should the property industry trial a four-day week?

Earlier this year, we ran a story asking whether agency would ever embrace a four-day week. This came ahead of the...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Value of leasehold outstrips freehold, finds research

Despite all the controversy surrounding it in recent years, and various government attempts to address the leasehold scandal, new research from...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Scotland facing a ‘monumental task’ on eco housing - claim

A key minister in the Scottish Government has warned that the country faces a ‘monumental but essential task’ if it is to...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The whole of the market will win with streamlined processes, says TVPN

The entirety of the property market could be enhanced by embracing all-in-one moving and streamlining processes, according to The ValPal Network. This,...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Value of property stock currently on the market soars to £117 billion, finds research

There is a staggering £117 billion worth of property currently up for sale across the UK property market, according to new...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country opens new branch by the Thames

Another ‘prestigious’ London location has been added to the Fine & Country roster, with Teddington the latest to open a branch...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Walk-in wardrobes - are they the next major property trend?

Sellers are always looking for ways to improve the value of their home, and according to new research agents may just...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive Q&A with PEXA - what is its role in the UK?

It was announced back in February this year that PEXA, the Australian FinTech/PropTech that enabled the world’s first fully digitised property settlement...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Conveyancing - Time for a Rethink?

Another piece about conveyancing? Seems like it's been a bit of free-for-all in the last couple of weeks on the woes...

06 August 2022

From: Features

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

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

06 August 2022

From: Features

Would a Liz Truss win lead to BoE reform and much higher interest rates?

Interest rates made their biggest leap in 27 years yesterday, rising by 0.5% from 1.25% to 1.75%. It was the biggest...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise set to increase FTBs monthly payments - Rightmove

Property website Rightmove has calculated that yesterday’s interest rate rise – up 0.5% to 1.75% - will mean new first-time buyers...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – Back to School, Agents Giving and Bluewater campaign

As the great sporting summer continues – with the Lionesses triumphant against Germany last Sunday, the ongoing Commonwealth Games, and the...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PCL to outpace best-performing lockdown markets over next five years, says Savills

Savills has released a revised five-year forecast for the UK’s prime housing markets, to reflect the strong levels of activity in...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeday - Purplebricks quietly writes off German expansion

Hidden amongst the annual results released by Purplebricks on Tuesday – which saw revenue and profits down, as well as a...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Dye & Durham considers possible appeal against CMA merger decision

Dye & Durham says it could potentially appeal the decision by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to effectively disallow its acquistion...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: More Property Details are a Good Thing

There’s a spotlight now on property listings and as with so many changes in our industry, this is a case of...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum & Dad set to lend £25bn to children over the next three years

Research over recent years has regularly pointed to the Bank of Mum & Dad being one of the UK’s biggest lenders,...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

On the up - cost of selling rises by as much as £1,000 due to pandemic boom

A property purchasing specialist has revealed how the UK’s home sellers are now paying £793 more in estate agent commission when...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How to prepare for the Fairer Private Rented Sector Shake-Up

With the government releasing details on the Fairer Private Rented Sector, landlords and letting agents are looking for ways to maintain...

03 August 2022

From: Features

Security experts reveal top tips to keep your home safe this summer

During the summer holidays, your home is left susceptible to opportunistic thieves. Despite this rise in threat, data found that only...

03 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Chestertons appoints former Foxtons man John Ennis as new CEO

The historic Chestertons brand, one of London’s largest and oldest estate agents, has today announced the appointment of John Ennis as its new...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks fallout – CEO bemoans ‘series of missteps’ after annual results

Yesterday’s publication of Purplebricks’ annual results – which made for very difficult reading for the troubled brand – came as part...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Truss’s economic plans could be 'apocalyptic' for housing market - claim

A leading agent has claimed that the economic plans of Liz Truss, the frontrunner to be the country’s next Prime Minister,...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Eco properties – time running out to grab tickets for first-ever Green Home Festival

With green issues on the agenda more than ever, homeowners wanting to learn more about making their homes more eco-friendly have...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Keep summer stress-free – preventing neighbour disputes

As temperatures rise and the holidays begin many of us will be looking to enjoy our gardens and make improvements to...

02 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Zoopla - housing market shows resilience despite cost-of-living pressures

The latest house price index from Zoopla has suggested the market remains resilient in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, but...

02 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

Relisted homes coming back up to £21,000 cheaper – claim

Homes that agents are putting back on the market after a fall-through are being relisted for as much as £21,000 cheaper,...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Building society ‘overstepping the mark’ by not lending to second home owners

Late last week, Leeds Building Society announced that it would no longer lend on second homes to concentrate on first-time buyers...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Number of £1m-plus homes on the rise, says research

Despite the cost-of-living crisis causing many to tighten their belts and the beginnings of a slowdown of the property market, the...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost-of-living crisis – will it start to reduce the number of active buyers?

The cost-of-living crisis has been dominating the news headlines for some months now, but new research has revealed the extent to...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

EAT poll: Who do agents back as the next Prime Minister?

A quarter of agents have indicated they may prefer Rishi Sunak as the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister –...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

London exodus: Record share of first-time buyers look beyond the capital

A record share of buyers are leaving London to purchase their first home, research shows. Analysis by Hamptons found that a record...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents 'unprepared for necessary conversations' on unsold listings

Agents are being urged to discuss pricing with vendors after research shows 52% of listings have been on the market for...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – is LinkedIn something agency can no longer ignore?

For some time, LinkedIn was seen – fairly or unfairly – as stodgy, dull, corporate and formal. The uncool uncle to...

30 July 2022

From: Features

Opinion - there is hope for a better conveyancer-agent relationship

The relationship between estate agents and conveyancers is undoubtedly a complex one and has certainly had ‘its moments’ over the years,...

30 July 2022

From: Features

How to meet consumer demands in an evolving property market

Thanks to a relentless market, the property market has enjoyed a purple patch over the past few years. But now that...

30 July 2022

From: Features

The big question on everyone’s lips right now…are we actually heading for a crash?

As uncertainty continues to prevail across the industry, aided by a government in crisis, the challenges in the months ahead feel...

29 July 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Revenue growth per agent hits record levels for Rightmove

Rightmove’s average revenue per agent has reached record levels as firms continue to spend more on the portal’s services. The property website...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Heatwave cools off property enquiries - claim

As UK temperatures soared last week, potential property buyers and sellers were even too hot to enquire about homes. Data from live...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government must fix competitive disadvantage of leasehold reforms

A parliamentary petition calling for ground rent charges to be extended to existing leases has reached the required number of signatures...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Agents will be expected to discount homes with poor energy ratings in future

Homeowners are getting as much as 16% extra on average when selling their properties if the energy performance certificate (EPC) rating...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark Qualifications names new board members

Propertymark Qualifications has added two industry veterans to its board. Jan Hytch, residential and operations partner for Arnold Keys and Katie Griffin,...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How to submit an offer and exchange contracts

Stipendium, the platform that simplifies life’s complex events, has compiled a guide to submitting an offer and exchanging contracts, to help buyers...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Messy gardens & dangerous décor: 10 ways first-time buyers can be fined up to £5,000

As Britain’s housing boom continues,  SDL Property Auctions has warned of ten ways new homeowners could be fined up to £5,000...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Buyers deterred from moving again as transaction times pass 150 days

Homebuyers are deterred from moving again and using the same estate agent due to the stress and increasing length of time...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

NAPB backs pensioner stamp duty cut as alternative to 'costly' equity release

New calls have emerged to give pensioners stamp duty tax breaks to downsize their homes. The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB)...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart promotes land and new homes boss to the board

Spicerhaart has promoted its group managing director for land and new homes to the board. Tim Wardley will join the Spicerhaat board...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Expanding agent now ‘largest office network in London’

Independent London agent Dexters has unveiled its latest acquisition. The brand has purchased south east London firm Conran Estates, taking on its...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer asking prices and rents rise three times faster than pre-pandemic

Asking prices for typical first-time buyer homes and equivalent rents have risen three times faster compared with the pre-pandemic years, Rightmove...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches sales progression portal for agents

Zoopla has launched a Progression Portal for agents, promising real-time updates for 15 key milestones during the sales transaction process. Agents can...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rishi-Tweedle-Dum and Liz-Tweedle-DumDum

When it comes to housing policy, the Conservative MPs have given their party a choice between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DumDum. Rishi...

23 July 2022

From: Features

The Conveyancing Crisis - how can we fix it?

There has been so much coverage recently over how painfully slow conveyancing is at the moment - 18-20 weeks is now...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Property Auctions on the Rise – Five Common Property Auction Misconceptions

With so many benefits including lower fall-through rates and quicker sales, it is no surprise that selling a property via auction...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Insight - why hybrid presentation is key to the future of agency

Recent statistics published by the government’s Business Insights and Conditions Survey revealed the extent to which many real estate businesses have...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - Dance moves and donations

Agents have been celebrating some of the top fundraising exploits of the past 12 months but the activity continues. Remember, if you...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Scottish agents leading the way for sales - claim

Estate agents in Scotland are bucking the sales slowdown trend, Homesearch claims. The property data and prospecting platform, which recently launched north...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

What is Right to Buy and am I eligible?

In this Guides & Tips piece, the team at Together set out what Right to Buy is and who is eligible. If...

21 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

House price growth hits nine month high ‘but slowdown is coming’

The housing market continues to defy expectations after the latest Land Registry figures show annual price growth in May hit its...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents report property market 'returning to normal'

Agents have begun experience a ‘more traditional’ market with demand dropping and offers coming in slightly under asking price, research claims. The...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – UK-first PropTech launches agents need to know about

Automation is the direction the industry is moving in and it’s gathering pace every day. Forward-thinking agents are using automation and...

20 July 2022

From: Features

Agents urged to grasp ‘listings opportunities’ as UK values hit £10trillion

Agents have a “clear opportunity” to nudge high-value homeowners who are considering listing their properties for sale, Zoopla claims. It comes as...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - be ballroom brave!

To be fair, there aren't a lot of things that scare me. That's not because I think I'm particularly brave, it's...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers will pay extra 5% for homes with electric car charges - claim

Homes with electric car charging points are commanding a 5% premium, research claims. Motoring website RegCarCheck compared average house prices using data...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

10 Simple Tips To Keep Your Home Cool During The Heatwave

Temperatures are soaring and it’s only going to get hotter this week. Electric fans will be on full blast and cold...

19 July 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Housebuilder prepares eco-friendly homes ready for extreme temperatures

A typical comment accompanying news of the UK heatwave is that our homes are not built for 40-degree heat. Many residential homes...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agency hits the airwaves with new advertising campaign

Fine & Country has launched a radio advertising drive to push awareness of its upmarket agency offering. Its 30-second adverts can be...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Experts reveal four ways to stop your house from overheating

A recent study revealed that as many as 4.6 million homes in England overheat. With highs of 40°C this week and warnings...

18 July 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

OnTheMarket: SSTC listings in June surpassed stamp duty holiday rush

More properties went under offer in June 2022 than during the same month of the stamp duty holiday rush of last year,...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory leadership race: Candidates urged to commit to housebuilding targets

The Tory leadership candidates have been urged to not forget about housing as the race to be the new Prime Minister...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm promises more agent innovation to speed up sales

Proptech firm iamproperty has surpassed £1bn of sales using the Modern Method of Auction (MMoA) in the past 12 months. Its iamsold...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – why is the property market joining the podcast party?

If there’s one thing that received a boost as a result of Covid and lockdowns, it’s podcasts – which reached whole...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Three regulatory updates agents need to know about in 2022

A wide range of upcoming legislative changes will affect the private rented sector. From new carbon monoxide alarm regulations to renters...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Conveyancers reveal how mortgage lenders could speed-up sales

Issues with property titles and borrower affordability have been revealed among the main reasons why mortgage offers have been withdrawn. The results...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Today's First Time Buyers and Tomorrow's Vendors

The other day I read a story here on Estate Agent Today, which was both depressing and inspiring. It reported a study...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agency appoints ex-Savills agent to lead Yorkshire expansion

Regional agent Dacre, Son & Hartley is expanding into York and has appointed experienced estate agent, Nick Udovicic, to head up...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with Homesearch to boost member leads

Homesearch has partnered with professional body Propertymark, to provide increased support to its estate agent members and boost innovation across the...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agency marks 30 'Goldin' years

London estate agency Alan Goldin Estates is celebrating 30 years in the business. To mark this milestone, the Temple Fortune-based estate agent...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London property market moves from ‘frantic to normal’

Prime London sales activity remains above pre-pandemic levels despite an annual drop, figures suggests. Analysis of the prime London market for the...

13 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

Online agent partners with Help to Buy style lender to boost buyer deposits

Online agent Griffin Property Co has become the latest brand to partner with Help to Buy-style equity loan provider Proportunity. The partnership...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Too late for agents and vendors to complete sales by Christmas - claim

Auctioneers have a better chance than agents of getting homes sold by Christmas, an industry figure claims. Jeremy Prior, managing director of...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Housebuilding more than just a numbers game, government warned

The government is being urged to not just treat housebuilding as a numbers game. It comes as the Department for Levelling Up,...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market property platform speeds-up UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes has accelerated its expansion by moving into three London boroughs earlier than expected. Originally launched in 2018...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buying reform continues despite Cabinet chaos; leasehold uncertainty remains

A senior member of the Home Buying and Selling Group has insisted work on reforms is ongoing despite the ministerial merry-go-round...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

MFPS: ‘The vendor happily switched from paying a fixed fee to commission’

Damian Wanstall is a relative newcomer to estate agency. He entered the sector in April 2021 when he was made redundant after...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive - what makes an agency industry leader tick 

People in prominent positions in the housing industry aren’t always perfect role models. After all, Chris Pincher was housing minister for...

09 July 2022

From: Features

Opinion - government mortgage plan could mean more inherited debt

There’s talk of 50-year mortgages being introduced, loans that, along with the property they finance, could be passed to the next...

09 July 2022

From: Features

How to get the best return on investment from Facebook ads

Facebook has been a platform which has opened the door to those looking to advertise their services in exceptional ways. Digital...

09 July 2022

From: Features

Agency groups hope to 'maintain momentum' with new Housing Secretary

Estate agency trade body Propertymark is hoping to “maintain momentum” with newly appointed Housing Secretary Greg Clark. He replaces Michael Gove, who...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - boats, balls and bikes edition

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

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent calls for housing tsar as minister quits and Gove is sacked

Independent agent Barrows and Forrester has called for the appointment of a housing tsar for a fixed term as yet another...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency websites still visited by buyers despite portal dominance - research

Property portals remain the predominant route for finding a home among buyers but many are still following traditional methods, research suggests. A...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

'Essential' for agents to feature video content in online presence - claim

New research suggests agents can win more business by making better use of video content. A survey of 2,000 home sellers by...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - top five social media tips for estate agents

A client called asking for advice on their social media marketing strategy. They’d thrown a lot of budget at it, but...

06 July 2022

From: Features

Rightmove: Estate agent valuation leads rise in ‘sign of stock shortage easing’

The number of prospective sellers contacting estate agents to have their home valued has hit its highest level since January, Rightmove...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to ‘get heads out of the sand’ on transaction times

Industry veteran Bryan Mansell has questioned why the property sector has allowed transaction times to slow to record levels. It comes as...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Action! New TV show to follow life of luxury UK estate agents

Nest Seekers International is returning to UK TV screens with the announcement of a new BBC Two series. The show, which has...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells branches to offer all vendors energy saving reporting service 

Connells Group has rolled out a new service to help homeowners, sellers and landlords boost the energy efficiency of their properties. Its...

05 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

Agency boards provider partners with key safe firm

Sales and lettings board provider Agency Express has launched a strategic partnership with The Key Safe Company. The partnership provides a bolt-on...

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

Councils failing to cater for ageing population in planning policies

More than a third of councils across England lack adequate plans to provide suitable housing for the ageing population, research claims. New...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Herts agent completes third acquisition in 15 months

Hertfordshire estate agency Ashtons has continued on the acquisition trail by snapping up Harpenden-based Home County Sales & Lettings (HCSL). It is...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - why conveyancers should charge more for a better service

The ongoing debate about how to boost agent and conveyancer relations, and improve the homebuying system for all, continues to rage,...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Why everyone in the property industry must focus on supply

Anyone working in the property market should have at least one eye on supply. Of course, it’s a constant issue for...

02 July 2022

From: Features

More upfront information when buying a car vs buying a house! Is it time for change?

I look back on when my dad helped me buy my first car and shared his pearls of wisdom on what...

02 July 2022

From: Features

‘Dash for property over’ as price growth slows - Nationwide

House price growth slowed in June but remains in double figures, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index shows property...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: 'Forced sales unlikely but price growth will slow'

The property market is unlikely to see forced sales but buyers are becoming more price sensitive, Zoopla warns. The property portal’s latest...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - swinging into action

From golf days to white collar boxing, agents and property professionals have been swinging into action for charitable causes recently. Remember, if...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with TV property guru to boost consumer profile

Propertymark has announced an extension of its working relationship with property expert and TV presenter Phil Spencer. The agency trade body will...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New Zoopla advertising campaign aims to boost agent leads by 13%

Zoopla has unveiled a new marketing campaign aimed at high-value home movers and claims it has already boosted leads with agents. The...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Older leaseholds homes could become harder to sell until full reform - claim

New rules on leasehold homes came in this week, banning ground rents on new leases but a property expert warns this...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

There has been plenty of movement in the property jobs market this month. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Family run agency expands with local acquisition

Independent estate agency Beresfords has expanded its property offering with the acquisition of commercial property specialists Whybrow Chartered Surveyors. It allows the...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis makes simple bills more crucial than ever for agents

Unless you have been living under a rock since the end of last year, you won’t need to be told about...

29 June 2022

From: Features

Tom Cummuskey, Sales & Marketing Manager at Kremer Signs

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am Tom Cummuskey, I am the Sales & Marketing...

29 June 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Upmarket agent unveils latest NFT linked to luxury home

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

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

One in 10 homes going under offer within a fortnight – claim

Stock shortages are seeing one in 10 homes get snapped up within 14 days of entering the market, GetAgent claims. The agent...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Going digital! Over 100k sales complete with digitised Land Registry data

More than 100,000 property transactions have benefitted from access to digitised local land charges (LLCs) data. Conveyancing software provider Search Acumen has...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Potential sellers 'left with nowhere to go' due to fragmented housing market

The government is being urged to tailor its housing market reforms beyond solely focusing on first-time buyers. It comes as new analysis...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: Bank of England rate rises are nonsense and will increase inflation

The Bank of England’s continued rise in interest rates – the latest being a shift up to 1.25% - is, in...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Why free online logbooks are little more than Dropbox

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

25 June 2022

From: Features

Slowdown or house price cliff edge? It's too early to tell

Right now, one topic seems to be dominating talk in the industry. Everywhere I go people tend to quiz me about...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Government unveils self-build boost

The government has launched a new equity loan scheme for the self-build market. The Help to Build scheme aims to help thousands...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of agents selling homes at or above asking price

Agents continued to report a buoyant market in May despite cost of living concerns. The latest Housing Market Report from trade body...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - turning up the heat

Agents and property professionals haven't let the mini-heatwave stop them sweating and stepping up for charity. Here are some of the sector's...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

iamproperty launches Love Island inspired campaign

Proptech firm iamproperty has overhauled its movebutler platform with more material information features and a Love Island theme. The end-to-end onboarding and...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Super rich returning to London property market

Upmarket agent Beauchamp Estates has hailed the return of wealthy buyers to London after selling the home of two former Lebanon...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth returns to double digits 'but not for long'

Annual house price growth figures returned to double digits in April but there are warnings that this could be as good...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropertyHeads relaunches MousePricePro to boost agent opportunities

PropertyHeads has relaunched its valuation and insights tool as Mouseprice Pro in the UK after a period of major investment and...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Parkers franchisee marks three years in agency with new office

The owners of Parkers’ Witney branch have marked their third year under the sales and lettings brand by opening their second...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent insights with Sam Hunter – how can your brand educate and dominate

In the third part of this exclusive series with Homesearch’s chief operating officer, Sam Hunter, Angels Media’s Lee Dahill questions him...

22 June 2022

From: Features

Insight - should estate agents be using TikTok?

Images can have the ability to paint a vivid image, but video content can take this to the next level if...

22 June 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

How to become an estate agent?

Estate agents use their experience, knowledge, and connections to help people to sell properties at the best prices. Working in this field...

22 June 2022

From: Recruitment & Business Matters

Upfront information: Portals plan for consumer awareness to police listings

Portals are aiming to boost consumer awareness of new material information rules rather than refusing non-compliant listings. Agency listings have been required...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government urged to review stamp duty as more first-time buyers now pay the tax

Renewed calls are being made for an “urgent review” of stamp duty as research shows rising house prices mean first-time buyers...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agent launches book on most famous and expensive instructions

The founder of prime London estate agency Beauchamp Estates is set to reveal all on his most prestigious property sales. Gary Hersham has...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers overvaluing their homes by 8% compared with agents

Homeowners in England and Wales overvalue their properties by an average of 8%, research suggests. Property buying firm Quick Move Now compared...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Local communities warned second home sales bans will backfire

A property expert has warned against bans on second home sales and has suggested giving local buyers first refusal instead. It comes after...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New guide aims to help agents survive the summer slowdown

Agency data and prospecting platform Homesearch has launched a new guide to help firms continue securing instructions during the so-called summer...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Brokers baffled as Bank of England drops mortgage affordability tests

The Bank of England has confirmed plans to withdraw the requirement for lenders to conduct interest rate stress tests on mortgage...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing logjam! Agents waiting for half a million sales to complete

More than 500,000 homes are currently sold subject to contract, creating a conveyancing logjam, Rightmove claims. Data from the portal suggests the...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Move over Rightmove! Regional agent predicts future for TikTok sales

A Birmingham estate agency has credited its social media strategy with record levels of engagement and has predicted it will eventually...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

White paper calls for intergenerational mortgages to help first-time buyers

A group of mortgage advisers has proposed a range of reforms to reduce barriers to home ownership for first time buyers. The...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Expert Analysis: How safe are homes 5 years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy?

It’s the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy, but are high rises any safer today than they were then? On 14th...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Opinion: Fairer lettings are not a horror story

The government’s Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper has initially caused some consternation and a strong adverse reaction from some within...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Boomin's Secret Property tool comes under the spotlight

Homeowners are being warned that their properties may inadvertently end up the Secret Property section of Boomin’s portal. Boomin’s Secret Property tool...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - doing it for the kids

There are some inspiring examples of agents and property professionals raising money for all-important children's charities this week. Remember, if you have...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What buyers want from their homes and estate agents

Energy efficiency, gardens and garages as well as speedy sales are top of buyer’s wishlists, Zoopla claims. The portal has published the...

16 June 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

Challenger portal launches ‘one-stop shop’ for agent referrals

OneDome has launched a new platform for agents to monitor and manage referrals made and earned through the challenger portal. The platform,...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime agent upsizes to meet local demand

Prime estate agent John D Wood & Co has moved its Chiswick office to a larger premises to boost its sales...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Hammer time! London agent launches auction brand

The founder of London property consultancy and agency The Landmark Partnership has launched an auction brand. Tommy Hughes, who has worked in...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How to handle the needs of older renters

Rising property prices in the UK mean that occupiers are renting long past their forties. According to the government’s last English...

15 June 2022

From: Features

Industry data suggests more agency stock is coming to market

All regions of the UK have seen at least a 2% increase in property supply, TwentyCi claims. A June update from the...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - why walled-off tech systems are no longer fit for purpose

Today’s consumers judge a business not just on the quality of its products, but also on their experience in using them....

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Fewer sellers are cutting prices as demand remains high

Fewer sellers have cut prices over the past months but agency instructions have dropped, figures suggest. Analysis by property data and estate...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Online agent plans international expansion

Online agent 99home is planning to go international. The brand, which lets sellers pay to list their property on the major portals...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes with EV chargers will sell at a premium due to public shortage

Accessibility to charging facilities is becoming an increasingly important factor for home buyers in affluent neighbourhoods where electric vehicle adoption is...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers ‘worried about looking stupid’ to estate agents

First-time buyers have admitted to feeling overwhelmed or scared to talk to estate agents about the homebuying process. A study of 2,000...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property owners can now compare their salary with their home's earnings

A new calculator has been launched to let homeowners compare how much their property has earned compared in a year and...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers undeterred after 'two years of turmoil'

The economic turmoil of the past two years has done little to deter people from buying a property, research suggests. Buyers and...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body calls for stamp duty exemptions as part of housing reforms

Agency trade body Propertymark has called for the government’s housing market reforms to go further and has even suggested targeted stamp...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Takeaways and Netflix blamed for young people failing to get on housing ladder

Almost half of the UK public think young people cannot afford to buy their own home because they spend too much...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords so unpopular?

This question is not as flippant as it sounds because over recent years the status of the private landlord has taken...

11 June 2022

From: Features

The art of collaboration - why it can help benefit the home buying and selling process

If there’s not a book called ‘The Art of Collaboration’ then there should be. Update: a quick Google search shows there...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Video tours? I don’t see it myself!

There was an article in Estate Agent Today recently that suggested only four per cent of properties on Rightmove and Zoopla...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Property market questions pace and funding of PM's housing reforms

Property professionals and MPs were left wanting more after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s much-anticipated housing announcements yesterday. Johnson yesterday promised a review...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer – why sales-only agencies should get into lettings

There’s one message that’s come home to me loud and clear from my dealings with agents so far this year -...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Booming sales market creates busiest ever financial year for conveyancers

Conveyancers have had their busiest year on record, industry data shows. Search Acumen’s latest Conveyancing Market for the first quarter of 2022...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage down valuations rising due to sellers 'trying their luck'

Mortgage down valuations are being driven-up by sellers trying their luck and ignoring their estate agent’s advice, a broker claims. Analysis by...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising exploits continue to bloom

Agents were busy marking the Platinum Jubilee over the past week but there was still time for fundraising exploits including tree-planting...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

'Collaborative' conveyancing proptech secures new funding

A proptech startup launched by former Conveyancing Association chairman Eddie Goldsmith has secured a second round of investment. YouConvey, which aims to...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PM unveils mortgage and benefits review to boost homeownership

Boris Johnson has promised a review of the mortgage market and housing benefit rules to help more people to get on...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage and Right to Buy overhaul expected today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a flagship policy today to help more people onto the property ladder. It is...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock shortage helps close gap between asking and sold prices

The lack of agency stock for sale has pushed the gap between asking and sold prices to record lows, research claims. Research...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agents down £119m a year from missed calls

Estate agents could be losing thousands of pounds a year to missed calls. Communications platform YourBusinessNumber analysed data on the typical number of...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Are we ready for the PropTech metaverse?

In this article, Kristian Stott, Head of New Business at iamproperty, analyses the digital revolution in our lives and in property and why...

08 June 2022

From: Features

Fall-throughs predicted to drop but costs may rise

Estate agents and sellers could be set to benefit from fewer fall-throughs this year but the costs of a collapsed sale...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government remains 120,000 homes short of building targets

The Government was 120,000 homes short of its own new-build targets last year, research claims. Analysis by new-build sales optimisation platform Unlatch...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Home ownership policy promised as PM survives no-confidence vote

A significant housing announcement has been promised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a part of a sweetener that saw him...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build completions hampered by rising costs

Limited supply is prompting more buyers to consider new-builds but the sector is also suffering from a stock shortage, Savills warns. Research...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis delays deposit savings for first-time buyers

First-time buyers are now facing up to a nine-year wait to save enough of a deposit to get on the property...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Secret sellers! Off-market sales soar due to stock shortage

Record numbers of homes are being sold off-market and for a premium due to the property supply shortage. Off-market sales are traditionally...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows for second consecutive month - Nationwide

Annual house price growth slowed for the second consecutive month during May. The latest Nationwide House Price Index showed average prices rose...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime instructions back above pre-pandemic levels

Prime London prices continue to hit record levels but actual sales vary depending on values. Figures from property data company LonRes for...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New homeowners warned over fake stamp duty refund claims

New homeowners are being warned about cold calls from scammers advising them to make speculated stamp duty refund claims. The warning comes...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers deterred by outdated estate agent websites

When was the last time you updated your website? New consumer research suggests 81% of sellers will not contact an estate agent...

04 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why fraud becomes a major problem in rentals during a UK recession

We are all acutely aware of the surge in demand for rental properties in and around the capital in the months...

01 June 2022

From: Features

Savills warns house price correction chatter is overstated

House price growth is set to slow but talk of a correction is overstated, Savills claims. The latest house price forecasts from...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Record 600 names on ESTAS Awards shortlist

A record 600 firms and individuals have been shortlisted for the 2022 ESTAS Customer Service Awards. Sponsored by blockchain property network Coadjute,...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents reveal most common culprit when it comes to fall-throughs

Buyer issues have been cited as the main cause of fall-throughs, according to new research. A survey of more than 940 agents,...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

House price growth may be slowing but there is still plenty of movement in the property jobs market. Here are some of...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Too many cash buyers’ seeking properties

Cash buyers may no longer be king in the property market. The level of demand and lack of supply in the current...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tony Blair-backed thinktank proposes mortgage market reforms

The government is being urged to expand and make the Treasury’s mortgage guarantee scheme permanent and compulsory on home loans above...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and conveyancers should ditch the screen - here's why

For years, the issue of phone etiquette created tension between estate agents and the legal profession, the former claiming lawyers won’t...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents - it's time to get clever with property tech

Estate agents use property technology each and every day for residential property transactions, but is there more they can do with...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents doing what they've always done cost viewings

There are many myths about using virtual tours to sell or let properties. The most common perceptions are that virtual property...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - travelling far and wide

Agents and property professionals are travelling far and wide to raise money for charity, plus there is a new way to...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Platinum Jubilee: Agency windows given a royal refresh

Agents from Leaders are getting into the Platinum Jubilee spirit across the country. The brand’s branches have added a royal touch to...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Winkworth boss: How we are fostering the next generation of franchisees

Winkworth has seen a boom in potential franchisees while the first wave of agents are also working on succession planning. Writing exclusively...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers back stamp duty cut for downsizing pensioners

There are whispers in Whitehall about plans to encourage pensioners to downsize with a stamp duty tax break. The move, first reported...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Software integration aims to boost agent instructions

Estate agency software provider Street.co.uk has announced an integration with lead generation tool Spectre to help agents secure instructions. Agency firms that...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Market insights with Sam Hunter: very much a changing market

In this latest video interview zoning in on the current property market, and the stats, facts and data behind its present...

25 May 2022

From: Features

Top tips for reducing carbon footprint in lettings

With Earth Day in April and Environment Day looming in June, all businesses and individuals are becoming more aware of their...

25 May 2022

From: Features

Agents remain positive despite sales slump

Property sales slumped in April but are still above the pre-pandemic average, HMRC data shows. Provisional UK property transaction figures from the...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The regional hotspots where agents are using virtual tours

Adoption of virtual tours among estate agents remain low but new data suggests they could boost sales. Industry analysis shows just 4%...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark unveils headliners for national conference

A best-selling author and ex-military wellness culture revolutionary have been named as headliners for this year’s NAEA Propertymark conference. Dr Andy Cope...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin reveals first SmartVal conversion data

Agents using Boomin have managed to convert more than 20% of SmartVal valuation requests into instructions. The challenger portal and lead generation...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales instructions hit new highs

Agency listings appear to be on the rise with major brands seeing a spike in valuations and instructions. Data from national agent Jackson-Stops...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home movers back replacing stamp duty with capital gains tax charge

A survey among home movers has revealed support for making first-time buyers fully exempt from stamp duty and replacing the stamp...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes going under offer faster than ever but market will moderate - Rightmove

Average asking prices have hit new highs but there are signs of the market easing, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest listings data...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-estate agent: 'Low pay and high pressure made me quit the sector'

An anonymous ex-estate agent has revealed how poor pay and high pressure forced them to quit the profession. The mystery agent said...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers need a 112% larger deposit compared with 10 years ago

It is no longer significantly cheaper to rent compared with making monthly mortgage payments, Rightmove claims, but raising a deposit remains...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New product aims to help homebuyers prove their commitment to a purchase

Proptech firm Gazeal is working on buyer-focused product that can be used to show a seller they are serious about a...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Michael Gove and His Dead Cat

In retrospect, it was perhaps inevitable that the infamous dead cat would come into the debate over government housing targets and...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Tech can help agents expand and improve their bottom line – here’s how

Technology can be utilised to grow and advance a company's income. That’s not a new or controversial statement, but here I...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Is it time to do the world a favour?

Estate agents are in a unique position – we handle the meeting of people’s aspirations probably more than any other profession....

21 May 2022

From: Features

Video interview - what are the main challenges facing letting agents?

In this latest video interview, exclusively for EAT and LAT readers, Estate Agent Today's Lee Dahill chats with Mike Dawson from...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Agency network aims to be first in the sector to go carbon neutral

The Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) is aiming to become the first carbon neutral estate agency network. It has teamed up with...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - walking, running and kicking for Ukraine

Agents have been getting active in recent weeks to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. Fundraising activities range from office-based collections and referencing challenges...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent offers to sell homes for free to mark new office

The Acorn Group has opened its 40th branch in Sevenoaks under its Langford Russell brand. It isn’t opening quietly though and is...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property data company hits back amid watchdog's merger concerns

Property data company Dye & Durham has promised to “work collaboratively” with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the watchdog...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers 'snubbing' upfront agency fees

Homeowners may have become less willing to pay upfront fees to sell their home. Despite efforts by online-only brands such as Purplebricks...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Google is the battleground for vendor instructions - claim

Google rather than the portals is the starting point for sellers finding an estate agent, a survey claims. A survey among 2,000...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Competition watchdog blocks property data merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that it may block the merger of two property search firms as it...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers ‘willing to pay more’ for most energy efficient homes

Almost half of buyers would be willing to pay more for a property with a high energy efficiency rating, research suggests. It...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers ‘don’t know enough about mortgages’

A lack of mortgage knowledge could be holding buyers back, research claims. A survey of more than 1,000 consumers by Nottingham Building...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry data suggests spring supply boost but fewer sales agreed

Supply is slowly increasing but there are signs that buyers are now biding their time. Analysis by property data company TwentyCi shows...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage data suggests buyer demand is waning - claim

A property lender claims to have identified signs that the property market is slowing. Analysis of Bank of England mortgage approval data...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent goes musical for its latest move

Independent Kent agent Miles & Barr took a musical approach to an office relocation last weekend. Miles & Barr, which has 12...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hamptons boosts international offering with new acquisition 

Hamptons has created a new international department after its latest acquisition. The agent this week revealed it has acquired Venres, a specialist...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales slowdown? Portal data suggests transactions are taking longer

There are signs that properties are starting to take longer to sell. A lack of stock in recent months has meant agents...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home hunters urged to go offline to find agency stock

Buyers are being urged to ditch their laptops and hit the streets to find a property. The property market is currently hampered...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Trade body hopes empty homes clampdown will boost agency stock

Propertymark has expressed hope that the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will help boost much needed agency supply. The trade body has...

16 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

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

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

14 May 2022

From: Features

Agents - give yourself a Mental Health Day

With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week, Sam Hunter - COO at Homesearch and a keen mental health advocate -...

14 May 2022

From: Features

The identity revolution is here…how will agency be affected?

Just this month, the Government Property Agency kicked off its search for a digital chief to lead its 10-year technology journey,...

14 May 2022

From: Features

The Renters' Reform Bill is back on the table - here’s what we need to see next

After years of delays and upheaval, the Renters' Reform Bill finally appears to be back on the agenda, in an effort...

14 May 2022

From: Features

NI agent offers short-term accommodation to reduce fall-throughs

A County Down-based estate agent has acquired a local rival and launched a new “stop-gap” accommodation service for buyers and sellers...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - bikes, boats and Bond

Fundraising efforts featuring bikes, boats and James Bond all feature in this week's edition of Agents Do Charity. Remember, if you have...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knotweed season: New research reveals hotspots for the invasive plant

New research has revealed the regional hotspots where Japanese knotweed has been identified. The data could be of interest to estate agents...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! How much your buyer needs to be in the top 10% of property sales

Prime property purchasers are typically paying a 122% premium to be in the top 10% of buyers, research suggests. London agent Benham...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents prepare for planning overhaul as sector digests Queen's Speech

Agents have pledged to keep a close eye on planning reforms amid a proposed overhaul announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. Prince...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The London boroughs with the most million-pound sales

London accounted for almost half of million-pound plus property sales over the past 12 months but the most active borough at...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm recruits estate agency veteran from Hamptons

Former Hamptons and Countrywide executive Phil Tennant has joined US-style fast buy firm UPSTIX. Tennant has been recruited as chief operating officer...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Queen’s Speech: What agents can expect as future laws are laid out

The government’s legislative agenda will be set out this morning in the Queen’s Speech and there are plenty of potential laws that...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to embrace tech as demand grows for shorter working week

Agents are being urged to make better use of technology to balance calls for a shorter working week and consumer demand...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of home buying support blamed for Tory local election losses

A lack of support to help people onto the property ladder has been highlighted as one factor for the Tory party’s...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks dominates as online agents grow market share

Online and hybrid agents have rapidly increased their market share over the past year, research claims. Analysis of new Zoopla, Rightmove and...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Reassuring Vendors In A Changing Market

There seems a consensus amongst agents, analysts and amateur pundits alike that the market will stay relatively strong for some months,...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Halifax signals start of house price growth slowdown

The property market is bracing for the start of the slowdown in the rate of house price growth.  The Halifax House Price...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Right To Buy - what on earth is government playing at?

What a difference two months and some local elections make. Cast your minds back to March 9 and the annual report of...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Insight - is it Time to Stamp Out SDLT?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has long been the bugbear of many property transactions. Even the very wealthy will lose interest...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Why speedy transactions could be leaving the door wide open to fraudsters

In this guest piece, Colum Smith, a property expert at law firm Taylor Rose MW, sets out why speedier transactions could...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Buyers urged to get moving on a mortgage as rates hit 13-year high

Buyers are being urged to act now to secure decent mortgage pricing as interest rates hit a 13-year high yesterday. The Bank...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! Where agents sold homes above asking price last year

Agents helped vendors sell homes at 97.9% of asking price on average last year, research claims. Analysis of portal and Land Registry...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to nominate your top fundraisers

Fundraising frolics by agents and property professionals this week include bike rides and triathlon challenges, plus the charity award season returns. Remember,...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Homesearch expands north of the border following agent requests

Property data and estate agent prospecting platform Homesearch is expanding north of the border. After three years of operation in England and...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Market insights: why buyer management is vital – with Sam Hunter

In this video interview – part of a regular monthly series – Homesearch’s Sam Hunter speaks to Angels Media’s Lee Dahill...

04 May 2022

From: Features

Agency stock shortage 'slowly easing' - Zoopla

The property supply shortage may be easing but Zoopla has warned it will still take some time for stock to be...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More than half of homes fail to meet modern insulation standards

More than half of properties across England and Wales only meet insulation standards of 1976 or older. The startling figures, based on...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The most common surveyor snags

Surveyors have revealed the key issues coming up in reports that could stifle sales or reduce offers. The most common issues over...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland election: Propertymark calls for housing to top the agenda

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly are due to be held on 5 May and agents are hoping that housing remains...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New Scottish estate agency aims to be ‘go-to business’ for property matters

A new estate agency has been launched in the west of Scotland by property services firm Bowman Rebecchi. The new business, named...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

One in 30 homes are being downvalued by lenders - claim

Mortgage brokers have warned that an increase in downvaluations is starting to hit the property market. Lenders and their valuers are cutting...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crunch is hitting lower end of the prime market - Savills

A third of first-time buyers have had to reduce their budgets as a result of recent interest rate hikes and the...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

ESTAS 2022 - award shortlists to be revealed from this Friday

The shortlists for this year’s much-coveted ESTAS awards will be revealed from the end of this week. The ESTAS Customer Service Awards,...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Collaborative Conveyancing - is this the panacea to the home moving process?

I attended a forum in London a couple of weeks ago, which for the first time brought estate agents and conveyancers...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Busy sales market - how can agents help sellers take advantage of this bonanza?

April looks set to go down as the busiest month for house sales of the year.  And with record numbers of properties predicted...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Property portals gear up for material info changes

Property portals are preparing to support agents in complying with a new era of upfront material information. From the end of May,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency toolkit: The services launched this month to help your business

Our inbox is regularly stuffed with exciting new industry developments and tools to help agents work better.  Here are some of the...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Barking mad? Warren Buffett agency runs contest to win pet-size home

The UK affiliated agency of Warren Buffett’s global real estate company is offering members of the public the chance to win...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising activity in full bloom

You can tell that spring is in the air as this week's Agents Do Charity is full of outdoor fundraising pursuits...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The property recruitment market seems to be moving as fast as house prices. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills reaches 10 offices in south west London

Savills has opened its 10th office in south west London. It takes its London presence to 42 residential branches and 132 across the country...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents offered free video to attract 'fence-sitting' sellers

Agents are being offered a free video that could help persuade homeowners who are unsure about listing their property. Industry trainer and...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks removes social media claim about local home sales

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has informally resolved a complaint regarding claims made by Purplebricks about home sales. The advertising watchdog revealed...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising house prices help boost HMRC’s tax take

Rising house prices boosted HMRC’s coffers during the previous tax year. Analysts suggest the booming housing market has meant HMRC has attracted...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm launches tool to help agents fix broken chains

A ‘quick buy’ service launched by veteran proptech innovator Giles Mackay is now looking to help fix broken chains. UPSTIX, which launched...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent offers eco-friendly viewings

A Yorkshire based agent has come up with a novel way of reducing its carbon footprint while conducting viewings with potential...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Going for gold! Regional agent launches £2,000 board giveaway

Estate agent HOP is offering eagle eyed Leeds residents the chance to win a £2,000 holiday if they spot one of...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of homes are being purchased chain-free

Record numbers of buyers are now purchasing homes chain-free research suggests. Analysis by Hamptons has found that an increase in the share...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body backs ground rent ban and hopes for further reform

Propertymark has given its backing to the ban on ground rents for new leasehold properties and has reminded agents of their...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market platform plans UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes is planning to expand throughout London over the next year and to cover the whole of...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech and the future of the UK’s economy and property market

Although Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement did not include many announcements regarding housing, it did provide a good...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Q&A - how can agents and conveyancers work better together?

In this Q&A, I catch up with Jesper With-Fogstrup, chief executive officer of Smoove (formerly ULS Technology until a very recent...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Insight – would a four-day working week ever work in agency?

In June, the biggest pilot scheme of a four-day working week anywhere in the world will begin in Britain, with more...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Research – blurred lines increase stress and fatigue for property professionals

More than half of those working within the property sector are suffering from higher levels of fatigue or stress, due to...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The expansion continues…major sales and lettings deal for Linley & Simpson

A well-known Yorkshire estate agency has expanded into another of its prime locations after striking a major acquisition deal. Linley & Simpson...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New agencies, please! Wimbledon Village welcomes new boutique firm

A new ‘local and independent’ boutique estate agency has been founded in the heart of Wimbledon Village, with a vision of...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – as the industry gets back underway after Easter

First off, here at EAT we hope everyone enjoyed the Easter celebrations and didn’t eat too much chocolate! Despite the Easter break,...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals say they’re not AML compliant - research

The vast majority of property professionals would like to see HMRC act more proactively to deter money laundering, as almost a...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stripping it back – minimalist style most likely to attract buyers, says research

A new survey by interior experts Hammonds Furniture has outlined how important interior style is to potential buyers, with 40% of...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Teenage dreams! Former agency apprentice works up to accounts technician

A former agency apprentice has worked her way up to a qualified accounts technician in under a decade. Carrie Howcroft joined Preston...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock ‘not hanging around’ as portal urges buyers to act fast

Agency stock is shifting faster and buyers who hesitated last year are now finding it harder to afford similar priced properties,...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'returning to London' as offers surpass pre-pandemic levels

London’s prime sales market is set to underperform compared with 2021 but is still looking to be better than the pre-pandemic...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Housing Secretary becomes first MP to welcome Ukrainian refugees

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is believed to have become the first MP to take in Ukrainian refugees under the government’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of sellers enter ‘agency fee refund’ competition

Online agent Strike is preparing to name a home seller who will be reimbursed the equivalent of an estate agent fee...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property supply rises for first time in 12 months - RICS

The supply shortage may be coming to an end. That is the view from the latest RICS Residential Market Survey. The research among...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Law firm backs home moving proptech to help tackle fraud

Law firm Taylor Rose MW has acquired a stake in proptech firm SlothMove in an effort to help combat property fraud. SlothMove...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Longer term mortgages offset stamp duty holiday savings for buyers - claim

The stamp duty holiday last year has caused a surge of borrowers taking on mortgages with terms of more than 35...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove unveils new 'one day could be today' marketing campaign

Rightmove is set to launch a new marketing campaign next week that encourages people to consider the different life they could...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Collapsed sales may rise as mortgage lenders toughen up - warning

Increasingly cautious mortgage lending could dampen the property market and cause more sales to fall-through, it has been warned. Recent house price...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New analysis reveals the 'hottest' seller's markets

All regions of the UK remain in a seller’s market as the traditional spring selling season begins for agents. Housing market consultancy...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords paying above asking price as sales hit five-year high

The proportion of homes sold to landlords has hit a five-year high but buyers are paying above asking price due to...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents promised new tools as conveyancing tech firm rebrands

Conveyancing software company ULS Technology has rebranded. The London Stock Exchange-listed company, which encompasses conveyancing brands eConveyancer, DigitalMove, Legal Eye and Amity...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage mayhem! Technology platform predicts 1m home loan searches this month

Mortgage search platform Twenty7Tec is predicting there could be one million searches for home loans this month. The technology company, which lets...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – from barmaid to branch manager to Countrywide’s top negotiator

In this week’s Natter, I carry out a Q&A with Lisa Knight, who has taken the impressive journey from barmaid to...

09 April 2022

From: Features

House prices hit record high but analyst questions if now is a good time to buy

Homeowners are now earning almost as much from their property as they are from their salary after prices hit new highs. The...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents give government’s energy strategy the cold shoulder

The government’s long awaited Energy Security Strategy has failed to spark excitement among estate agents. The government unveiled its plans to create...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine appeals and help for the homeless

Spring may be struggling to break through the clouds but agents are continuing to step up for good causes. The humanitarian crisis...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Essex online agent expelled from TPO scheme

It was a quiet first quarter this year for sanctions at The Property Ombudsman (TPO). The redress scheme has revealed that just...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock warning issued as cost of living crisis could further reduce supply

The lack of housing stock, rising inflation and rising mortgage rates could all lead to agents running out of stock in...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - it's time to dump gazumping

You’re probably up to your neck at the start of a busy spring market but I’d hope there’s one thing most...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Lomond Group backs acquisition of independent regional agent

The Lomond Group has continued on the agency acquisition trail after backing its Thornley Groves brand to snap up Manchester-based Julian...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-plan sales predicted to hit record highs

An industry group is predicting that record numbers of homes sold this year will be off-plan. The National Association of Property Buyers...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Qué? It is quicker to learn a language than to sell a house - claim

The typical time taken to sell a property has got so long that people could learn a language before a transaction...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Long-term mortgages 'boosting sales but storing future issues' - warning

The pandemic may have helped first-time buyers get on the property ladder sooner but are they paying too high a price? Research...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis: A refugee responds

The property sector has continuously been showing its generosity Ukrainian refugees amid the ongoing Russian invasion. Support ranges from financial donations to...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agency veteran joins fast sale firm

Estate agency veteran Robin Paterson has joined new ‘quick buy” service UPSTIX. Paterson, a former chief executive of Hamptons and managing director...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New tool to speed up the capture of 3D viewings

Agents are being offered an easier way to offer 3D virtual viewings that could get homes listed more quickly. Spatial data technology...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Home Information Packs - are they making a comeback?

Agents and conveyancers have signed up to a new buyers’s and seller’s property information form that is described as having been...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents slam government energy initiative as “drop in the ocean”

Propertymark says only a national retrofitting programme  can make UK homes more energy efficient - and it says a new government...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

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

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Over And Out - An Editor Departs…

For the record, this isn’t my last Industry Views for Estate Agent Today, although by the time you read this I'll be...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Rental reform - why it'll make inventories more important than ever 

In this weekend feature, inventory expert and chair of the AIIC, Daniel Evans, sets out why rental reform changes will make...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Upfront Information - Light at the end of the Tunnel? 

They say that in fashion, if you wait for long enough, clothes that are hanging at the back of your wardrobe...

02 April 2022

From: Features

A smart acquisition: Vouch and Goodlord 18 months on

In July 2020, two leading lettings technology disruptors - Vouch and Goodlord - announced that they were going into partnership. Now,...

02 April 2022

From: Features

“A whiff of yesterday’s news” - agent plays down rocketing house prices

One of the country’s leading estate agents has played down the significance of the latest house price index which at first...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zut alors! French entrepreneur aims to guillotine UK agency fees

A French billionaire who made his money from estate agency is promising to transform the UK property industry with his unique...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Pro-active conveyancers in bid to improve buying and selling process

A number of pro-active conveyancers are joining a new conveyancing directory being set up by one of the leading figures in...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s hotspot league table - are you here?

Rightmove has created a league table to identify where new buyer competition is hottest across the UK housing market. Across the country...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - our thoughts remain with Ukraine…

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to dominate the thoughts of our industry as this week’s ADC shows - a wonderful...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Green - buyers demand more eco features in their next home

Buyers are focusing increasingly on green fixtures and fittings according to a new study. Insurance firm Aviva says the most in-demand features...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront Information - more demand for Property Logbooks

More vendors are wanting to use property logbooks in a bid to speed their sales and reduce the risk of fall-throughs. That’s...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Touting letter trying to buy homes without using agents

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a property investment firm from using a letter claiming that it wanted to buy homes...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Not-so-prime London - demand falls ahead of Ukraine uncertainty

Demand in prime areas of London has fallen in the first quarter of the year, says estate agency Benham and Reeves. The...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rule change to make Equity Release more appealing to sceptics

A rule change has been introduced this week in a bid to make equity release customers reduce interest costs. The option to...

30 March 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

Challenger portal offers new referral fees thanks to partnership

Challenger portal group OneDome has linked with a chain repair service to provide what it calls an end-to-end property offering. The OneDome...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax Hike - agents warn against more taxes on second homes

Propertymark is urging restraint on the part of the Welsh Government as it moves to tackle what it sees as the...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage fuels big rise in off-plan sales

The extreme shortage of properties for sale has fuelled the first rise in new homes sold off-plan since 2016.   In 2021 some...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property tax alternative to stamp duty wins support of MPs

At least 18 MPs have come out in favour of a new annual Proportional Property Tax which would be levied on...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Gazumping: Public have had enough and want it made illegal

The overwhelming majority of buyers want the gazumping to be made illegal, a poll shows. Some 89 per cent think it’s wrong...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Interview with eXp's Glenn Sanford - 'some agents will always prefer self-employed'

The self-employed model, after years of not really catching on fully, was given a major boost by the pandemic and the...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

It’s not an easy time for many renters (and homeowners). The cost of living is going up across the board for...

26 March 2022

From: Features

The real life horror behind the drama - why we must be on our guard against fraud

In a new column, solicitor Colum Smith, an expert in combating fraud at Taylor Rose MW Solicitors, explains why those looking...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Remote working agency abandons business model and sets up office

An estate agency which previously operated only through a remote working model has established a headquarters and expanded its team. Chosen Home,...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty bills far higher since end of SDLT holiday - claim

Typical stamp duty paid by property purchasers now is actually 84 per cent more than before the pandemic and the SDLT...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New London branch for agency in fast-emerging hotspot

The JLL property consultancy is opening a branch handling sales and lettings in an area of London often by-passed by rival...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and conveyancers in new era of partnership, says PropTech chief

The sponsor of an industry forum for agents and conveyancers to be held next week says the collaborative event hails the...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sigh of relief that Sunak avoids hurting housing market

The industry has reacted to the Spring Statement by breathing a sigh of relief that nothing was likely to cause damage...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New co-ownership scheme ‘completely different to Timeshare’

A new service launched in the UK this week selling one-eight to one-half ownership of luxury holiday homes insists it is...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Alert as Japanese Knotweed spotted earlier than usual

There’s a claim that Japanese Knotweed, described as one of the UK’s most invasive plant species, has been spotted growing earlier...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Unlocking £4.5bn of tenancy deposits is the key to the cost-of-living crisis

Earlier this month, the government’s energy regulator Ofgem announced a record 54 percent increase to the energy bill price cap. Combined...

23 March 2022

From: Features

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a dramatic future income tax cut, changes to National Insurance thresholds and scrapping VAT on more...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are housing sanctions against Oligarchs just a waste of time?

A Russian billionaire says he no longer owns many of his former properties in the UK, raising question marks over the...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Climate Innovation District - low carbon suburb to be built

A so-called Climate Innovation District is to be constructed in central Leeds with low carbon homes at its heart. The developer Citu...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin says it’s beating other portals for YouTube views

Boomin claims that one of the online influencers it has commissioned to create YouTube content has won has many viewers as...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London market at its best since Brexit vote says former Foxtons agency

An estate agency says London’s sales market is now at its busiest since the Brexit referendum in mid-2016. Douglas & Gordon, sold by...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents forget basic selling skills when market is super-strong - opinion

There is a danger that some agents forget to undertake basic activities after a lengthy period of a super-strong market. That’s the...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers already tightening their belts, says leading agency

Buyers are already tightening their belts and choosing not to borrow as much as they could, but instead calculate what they...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The mistakes we made at Purplebricks - by the Bruce brothers

Michael and Kenny Bruce have for the first time given their views on what went wrong for Purplebricks during their time...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Best ever spring market for vendors as prices hit new record

There’s been a remarkable 1.7 per cent increase in the average asking price of homes coming to the market in just...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More leaseholders freed from doubling ground rents

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

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Coming ‘Budget’ - What’s In Store For Agents?

If you want to sex-up the Chancellor’s financial statement scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday, you’d call it a Budget or a...

19 March 2022

From: Features

What can estate agents learn from tech companies?

When was the time you actively learned something new from your clients or competitors? If it’s a difficult question to answer quickly,...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Client Accounting – Why Outsource?

In this guest feature, Chris Mason, Operations Director at The Letting Partnership, outlines why agents might want to consider outsourcing client accounting. The...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Agency accuses rivals of copying Hybrid Property Centre model

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

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Consumer confidence drops sharply amongst potential buyers

The Building Societies Association’s regular confidence tracker about the housing market shows rising pessimism over interest rates, the escalating cost of...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Question marks remain after death of young Estate Agent

A coroner says there is insufficient evidence to determine the cause of death of a 23-year-old estate agent found on a...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales Push - transactions per agency branch at a five-month high

Sales agreed per Propertymark member branch are now running at eight per month - the highest figure since last October according...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - spreading light through these darker times…

Hello and welcome to the weekend, and another ADC - our chance to pay tribute to fundraisers throughout our industry. Want to...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fury as agent tells buyers to skip Greggs to save for a deposit

An estate agent has suggested on social media that people who buy a Greggs breakfast each day could save well over...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Up - another interest rate rise just announced

The Bank of England has confirmed that base rate is to rise again, for the third time in three months, to a...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fees: Vendors are NOT after the cheapest agents - claim

An estate agent who has now become a PropTech entrepreneur says fees are absolutely not what makes a vendor choose who...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Inflation may overtake house price growth soon - warning

Rising inflation may soon overtake house price growth even in the most buoyant areas of the UK, a property market analysis...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

How to attract high-value landlords using a data-driven approach

A shift is occurring in the rental market across the UK. The Government is planning to reform the sector with increased...

16 March 2022

From: Features

House buying times slashed by eight weeks, claims conveyancing chief

A new PropTech platform set up by a major figure in the conveyancing industry claims to slash the typical time for...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Tragedy as campaigning agent dies just days after cancer diagnosis

A popular and respected estate agent in Essex, who also campaigned nationally against homelessness, has died just days after bing diagnosed...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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