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KEYWORD "Home Buyers" - 100 RESULTS
Partnering with Houseful will provide greater connectivity across the industry

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

25 May 2024

From: Features

Most expensive coastal location named as prices drop

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

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

What every estate agent needs to know about SEO

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

11 May 2024

From: Features

Supreme Court overturns Japanese Knotweed redress ruling

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

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales volumes boom despite interest rates soaring - new Zoopla figures

UK house prices may be broadly static but sales volumes are up 12% year on year according to Zoopla data out...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Demand for Small Properties as budgets tighten

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Trade and representative bodies launch fifth iteration of the BASPI

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors, including the Conveyancing Association, have launched the...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Mortgage lender wants stamp duty rebate and cash help for owners

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

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Major mortgage lender reduces upper age limit

One of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders has reduced its upper age limit in a blow for home buyers . Halifax is...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Investigation launched into snagging rights

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has announced an investigation to uncover the tensions between developers and surveyors on snagging. The trade...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Home sales rising but buyers’ market prevails

Property supply and demand have rebounded since the start of the year amid falling mortgage rates but sellers are still making...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Sellers shouldn't wait for Spring to list their homes

Paul Hilton, CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC Homeowners who are considering moving on to a new property in 2024 are...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Estate agent best practice conveyancing guide updated

The Conveyancing Association (CA) - the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – has announced an update to its Estate...

20 January 2024

From: Features

What market crash? Super-prime sales hit record high

Home sales and house prices may have struggled in 2023 but more affluent buyers and sellers may not have noticed. Analysis by...

29 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers postpone purchase plans after ‘disappointing’ Autumn Statement

Around half of homebuyers will continue to postpone plans to purchase a property after the Autumn Statement failed to provide sufficient...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuying platform unveils express conveyancing service

OneDome has unveiled a new express conveyancing service following a successful trial period. OneDome Conveyancing Premium Express aims to deliver a swift...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage choice rises and rates drop

Low deposit home buyers have been given a boost after product choice hit a 14-month high. Data from Moneyfacts shows the number...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Will housing be a major battleground in the 2024 general election?

After months of negative messaging and anti-development sentiment, espoused both nationally by the Government, and locally during recent local election campaigning,...

19 August 2023

From: Features

Buyers willing to pay 6% premium for greener homes - claim

Almost half of home buyers would pay a premium for more energy efficient properties, research suggests. Analysis by Barclays found 47% of...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty - it's time for the industry to box clever

So much has changed in the world of property of late that it’s easy to be behind the times - and...

01 July 2023

From: Features

New Data Reveals Regions Defying The House Price Drop

Our data shows vast regional differences in current house prices and many areas are defying the current overall national dip. The study...

28 June 2023

From: Features

ULEZ is going to change estate agency as well as traffic

Just because you don’t live in London - and of course the vast majority of people don’t - doesn’t mean you’ve...

17 June 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Is this the week that everything changed?

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on a manic week for the property market. I dearly hope I...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers building homes and communities using 'sweat equity'

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

22 April 2023

From: Features

Why logbooks make sense

I was delighted to read recently about the creation of the first ever ‘register of logbooks’ in the UK, which offers...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Mortgage market remains ‘egg-cellent’ for buyers

Mortgage lenders are ‘actively competing’ for home buyers, Rightmove claims. The portal’s mortgage expert has predicted that mortgage rates will remain flat...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Fourth version of BASPI form launches with queries on building safety

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have launched the fourth iteration of the...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Friday conveyancing fraud’ getting worse due to remote working – warning

Home-movers are being warned to be on alert for ‘Friday afternoon fraud,’ which experts claim is becoming more common since the...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property report service aims to boost understanding of climate risks

Landmark Information Group has launched a new product that aims to help users understand the current and potential climate-based risks on...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Simpler, faster, cheaper – three characteristics of a tech solution

As is generally the case, we didn’t start out with solutions, we started with questions…. two, actually. The first was, ‘Why does...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers are becoming more flexible on property features - claim 

More than half of homebuyers have become more willing to compromise in the search for their next home, new research reveals. Analysis...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Third of home-sellers being gazundered - claim

Almost a third of UK home sellers are being gazundered by their buyers, many of whom are seeing their potential buyer...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

What is material information and why should you care about it?

Over the last few years, the property industry has been focusing on the need to provide more information to buyers ‘up...

18 February 2023

From: Features

Listings rise but movers are waiting for economic certainty - research

The level of new property listings and completions among agents were only slightly below 2019 activity during the fourth quarter but...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Five key ways that estate agents should be using social media in 2023

Estate agents have the challenging job of creating relationships and trust with their customers, who will make crucial life decisions such...

07 January 2023

From: Features

Ready for Rishi? Sector hopes for market clarity under PM Sunak

Property professionals are hoping for calmer markets after Rishi Sunak was confirmed as the new UK Prime Minister yesterday. Sunak won the...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living – most buyers now consider energy consumption before buying

Research by property firm Savills has revealed that a large majority (77%) of buyers say that the potential energy consumption of...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers of rural homes need more upfront info about hunt crime - claim

Estate agents selling rural homes have been urged to provide better levels of upfront information regarding homes in the countryside that...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage chaos leaves first-time buyers ‘high and dry’, claims property expert

The fallout from Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s mini-Budget, which has spooked the markets and caused the pound to fall to record lows,...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

SDLT cut ‘a shot in the arm’ for sales, but government could have done more

Now that the industry has had the weekend to digest Kwasi Kwarteng’s short and dramatic mini-Budget, more reaction has been filtering...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sector calls for targeted stamp duty cuts

Agents and other property professionals have, perhaps unsurprisingly, reacted positively to rumours of a Stamp Duty cut. Prime Minister Liz Truss and...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

The Holiday Home Debate - a possible solution

The current period of national solidarity over the death of Queen Elizabeth II has embraced the world of property as it...

17 September 2022

From: Features

Tax expert proposes stamp duty holiday for developers to boost housing supply

New Prime Minister Liz Truss has been urged to consider a tax overhaul to boost property supply. There have been plenty of...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of buyers locking in 'low' mortgage rates

Record numbers of buyers have taken out fixed rate mortgages to lock-in lower priced home loans before rates rise further, analysis...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Lenders warn of drastic drops in mortgage options for buyers

Lower income households and homebuyers could start seeing their mortgage options dwindle as interest rates rise and the cost of living...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents highlight property priorities for the new Prime Minister

From housebuilding to planning laws and stamp duty reform, agents and property professionals were ready with plenty of suggestions for Liz...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices hit sixth consecutive high - will the market ever cool off in 2022?

In this guest piece, Kevin Shaw, National Sales Managing Director at Leaders Romans Group, looks at whether house prices will start to cool...

27 August 2022

From: Features

Slowdown or slump? Agents give their view on a housing market crash

Two senior estate agency figures have given their views on the prospects for the property market as commentators warn that longer-term...

25 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Insight - how do you solve a problem like conveyancing?

Those aficionados of the Sound of Music will recognise the tag line above. It came to my mind when thinking about...

12 March 2022

From: Features

Second home buyers hit with 300% tax rise in part of UK

The Welsh Government has announced an increase to the maximum level of council tax premiums for second homes, as well as...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson’s Successor: what next for housing policies?

Will he stay or will he go? You don’t need me to say who ‘he’ is - it’s the only story...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Goodbye referral fees? Conveyancing expert’s anger over IT crisis

A conveyancer has contacted Estate Agent Today suggesting that the Simplify Group IT data crisis could be the death knell for the company...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark rejects claim its housing market data is inaccurate

Propertymark’s chief executive has rejected claims that his organisation’s housing market data inaccurately states the numbers of prospective buyers for each...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Luckiest sellers of 2021 see price rises three times the average

Areas with the biggest house price growth of 2021 have seen the value of homes rise by three times the national...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Sellers flee London in record numbers as market elsewhere booms

This year, Londoners purchased 112,780 homes outside the capital, the highest number since 2007. New data, from Connells-owned agency Hamptons, shows that...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: are estate agents paid enough?

Agent wages have been in the news this week, with boastful claims from a number of self-employed businesses about the sums...

09 October 2021

From: Features

How the 2021 consumer will impact the residential property industry

The property industry and its many stakeholders are key participants in a global digital transformation that has been underway for quite...

09 October 2021

From: Features

Stamp Duty - success of tax break shows why reform is needed

One of the leading figures in trade body Propertymark wants stamp duty to be reformed, and claims that the success of...

30 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Retail guru moves in with home setup service

Veteran retail chief executive John Browett is joining home setup service Just Move In as chairman. Browett has been chief executive of...

14 September 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC targets property transactions after slump in tax income

HM Revenue & Customs is reported to be targeting recent home buyers after a slump in income from property taxes during...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

First time buyers flee London in record numbers

Londoners purchased over 60,000 homes outside of the capital in the first half of 2021 - and many of those buyers...

03 August 2021

From: Breaking News

 Are EPCs set to become more important in future?

Initiatives by property portal Residential People and mortgage lenders Paragon Bank and Foundation Home Loans help people to find, buy or...

16 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Warning against “hasty ill-considered decisions” by buyers under pressure

A conveyancing services firm is warning that buyers are making “hasty rather than considered” decisions over properties because they feel under...

07 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Reform: Government dismisses call for change

The government has dismissed a call for reform of the stamp duty system, which would have meant the tax would apply...

11 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents – getting to know you, getting to like you…

A recent survey run by mio revealed that almost 50% of home movers selected their estate agent because they liked them....

09 June 2021

From: Features

Why the pandemic should not be the end for physical agency offices

I was not surprised when I came across an industry article recently citing that over half of home buyers never visit...

24 April 2021

From: Features

Stamp Duty Deadline: it’s too late for most buyers - warning

A consumer financial service suggests it’s already too late for most buyers to meet the latest stamp duty holiday deadline of June...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Ex-Knight Frank high flyer sets up online agency

A high flying agent with experience at a string of top end companies has set up an online business with his...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers to pilot upfront information for buyers and sellers

The Law Society is to pilot upfront conveyancers’ information for home buyers and sellers. This will involve the TA6 form which contains...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Managing high enquiry volumes and making hay while the sun shines

The property sector is in the middle of a boom and demand is high. Last week’s announcement that the stamp duty...

10 March 2021

From: Features

Stamp Duty: new cliff edge or cause for delight?

Rarely do Budgets produce positive sentiments from the agency industry but Chancellor Rishi Sunak appears to have won widespread support for...

04 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Bad Idea? Stamp Duty Holiday extension could backfire...

A prominent conveyancer has hit out at the extension to the stamp duty holiday, which is now ending in late June and...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Stricter EPC targets will deter buyers from moving - warning

Propertymark has slammed government energy efficiency proposals as being “unrealistic, too simplistic and could deter people from moving home.” A formal consultation...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Lawyers demand stamp duty action to stop dream homes being lost

The Law Society for England and Wales says it wants action now to prevent tens of thousands of  transactions collapsing at...

19 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Scrap stamp duty cliff edge ‘to help people stick to Covid guidelines’

The government needs to step in to rescue two valuable property incentives before they expire at the end of March, a...

03 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Banned? Another housing hotspot ponders second home curbs

One of the country’s most popular tourist destinations may ban the sale of new builds to second home buyers. The council in Padstow -...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Extend stamp duty holiday for exchanged properties, say finance chiefs

The stamp duty holiday should be extended to include properties that have exchanged but have yet to complete, a leading accountancy...

26 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Could autonomous transportation affect the property market?

In the not-too-distant future, it will be possible to order a driverless car to collect you and then drive you to...

13 January 2021

From: Features

Agents demand immediate tax action to help market

NAEA Propertymark has written to the Scottish Government demanding it extend the current Land and Buildings Transaction Tax holiday - the...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

On The Fence! - MPs stay neutral over stamp duty holiday extension

MPs lobbied by agents to extend the stamp duty holiday are staying firmly on the fence with standard answers and no...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Capital Gains Tax hike is GOOD news for agents, insists top analyst

One of the industry’s leading commentators says an unintended consequence of a possible Capital Gains Tax increase could be a bonus...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

New house survey launched by fledgling rival to RICS

A new survey has been launched by the Residential Property Surveyors Association. The RPSA - which wants to rival the RICS as...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Agencies’ ‘hub’ business model may apply in other industries

The so-called hub model of estate agency adopted by a growing number of firms appears to be part of a wider...

29 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Property Logbooks: New bid to make them part of sales process

Another attempt is being made to introduce property logbooks to the selling and buying process, and agents are invited to play a...

26 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Rightmove says prices for 'second-time-buyers' at record high

The so-called ‘trade up gap’ for people buying for the second time has grown to a record £67,761 according to Rightmove. The...

06 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Christmas is a gift for agents who add value

It’s about this time of year, pandemic or not, that agents may be asked one particularly awkward question by a vendor...

05 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Here's how mio can help agents comply with RoPA framework

As the review of the recommendations of the Regulation of Property Agents Working Group continues, Emily Hawthorne, mio Account Manager and...

01 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Effective signage is key to rebuilding customer confidence in the market

When it comes to the future of the property market in the wake of Covid-19, there are two main schools of...

19 September 2020

From: Features

A third of home buyers denied a mortgage, new survey reveals

The scale of the problems facing many prospective buyers has been set out in a survey showing as many as one-third...

15 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Buyer beware? High numbers of purchasers disillusioned by process

Research by Zoopla has revealed the scale of the mistakes by and regrets for disillusioned home buyers. For large numbers of people...

04 September 2020

From: Breaking News

How will new mandatory survey standards improve the moving process?

From December, the new RICS Home Survey Standard will become mandatory for all RICS professionals undertaking home surveys. The below article explains...

02 September 2020

From: Features

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