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KEYWORD "HomeOwners Alliance" - 72 RESULTS
Inflation set to hit 2% target - will interest rates be cut?

The latest inflation figures this morning are expected to show that the cost of living measure has slowed to the Bank...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers urged to get protected amid rise in gazumping

Buyers are being urged to be on alert about being gazumped amid a rise in the practice. The HomeOwners Alliance has highlighted...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

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

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency regulation and enforcement will improve home sales - claim

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

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs begin inquiry into home buying and selling process

MPs are set to begin their inquiry into improving the home buying and selling process today. The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Research highlights risk of skipping home surveys

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

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Consumers ‘unaware’ about the role of a conveyancer - research

Only two out of five UK adults are aware of what conveyancing is, while the number for those who are already...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Millions of young people ‘unlikely’ to follow parents on property ladder

Almost 2m aspiring homeowners do not think they will be able to follow in the footsteps of their parents by owning...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Why new build properties may be best for first-time buyers

After years of saving, hard work, and market watching, being able to view and make an offer on a property is...

10 February 2024

From: Features

Bank of England urged to ‘stop interest rate attacks’ on homeowners

The Bank of England is facing calls to hold off on raising interest rates this week. Its Monetary Policy Committee is set...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Government urged to resurrect Help to Buy

The Government is facing calls to resurrect the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. The housing support scheme, which provided a Government-backed...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Are we set for a day dedicated to home ownership dreams?

Uncertainty over interest rates continues to dominate the thoughts of many working in the property sector.  Here in his latest column property...

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - this year’s busiest day for moving (and it’s soon)

A house removal specialist and a consumer property group reckon they’ve discovered the busiest day of the year for moving. It’s Friday...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

How far will interest rates rise today?

Agents and property professionals will be keeping an eye on Threadneedle Street in London today, with the Bank of England expecting...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New partnership to protect consumers from rogue traders

At a time of great uncertainty, the HomeOwners Alliance (HOA) and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have announced a partnership...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget 2023: Property groups call for Stamp Duty overhaul

A property group is the latest to call for a Stamp Duty overhaul in today's Budget. The National Association of Property Buyers’ (NAPB)...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents need to sell listings in nine to 14 days for optimum price - claim

Properties need to be listed for at least nine to 14 days to achieve their optimum selling price, new research claims. The...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - 2023? Keep calm and carry on

Happy New Year, to you all. Now that we’re all back in harness and Christmas feels like a long-distant memory, I...

14 January 2023

From: Features

Spray foam warning issued for sellers amid new Eco scheme

The Government is being urged to exclude spray foam insulation from its new Eco+ scheme aimed at improving the energy efficiency...

29 November 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

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

House sales faster despite conveyancing overload and buying frenzy

Agents finding it difficult to persuade potential vendors to come to the market this early in the year have new ammunition...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the deadline for marketing a home and ‘being in for Christmas’

We’re not sure if agents will agree with this but a high profile consumer group has come up with the final...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday - deals at risk because of slow searches

Thousands of sales are at risk because slow searches by councils may prevent deals completing by the next stamp duty deadline. With just under...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Online auction fees controversy: One operator to publish all charges

An auction house that's made a transition from ballroom operations to online streaming is to publish all fees for all lots -...

31 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Modern Method of Auction firm says public needs to be educated

The largest company involved in the controversial Modern Method of Auction says it’s producing a “disruptive digital market campaign to address...

24 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - perception vs reality - why do agents have a bad rep?

It’s fair to say that UK estate agents don’t have the best of reputations, often featuring in the lists of the...

29 August 2020

From: Features

Zoopla to promote online Modern Method of Auction to agents

Zoopla has entered into a partnership with an online platform to promote the so-called Modern Method of Auction option to estate...

15 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing fraud warning issued by leading consumer group

Consumers are not as worried as they should be about conveyancing fraud, putting them at risk of losing life-changing sums of...

02 June 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday essential to kick-start market, says top consumer body

A major consumer survey of existing home owners and potential movers has resulted in a plea to government to allow house...

30 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Homes bought after 14 days listing achieve best sale price - claim

A prominent consumer group says homes sold precisely 14 days after first being listed typically achieve the best price - closest...

18 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Consumer group concerned over 30% cut price First Home scheme

The HomeOwners Alliance, a leading property consumer group, has now suggested it has some concerns about the government’s First Homes scheme. This...

11 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Consumer champion backs 30% discount scheme for local first timers

One of the leading consumer groups has backed the government’s controversial First Homes policy, which aims to give 30 per cent...

10 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Searches: consumer chief and Propertymark leader join trade body

The Council of Property Search Organisations has named three industry figures as members of its newly-formed compliance committee, set to regulate...

16 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: what has the last decade meant for the property industry?

Yes, believe it or not, we’ve nearly reached the end of a whole decade. And what an eventful decade it’s been. We’ve...

14 December 2019

From: Features

PropTech firm wants to clean up image of Modern Method of Auction

A company operating the controversial Modern Method of Auction says it is trying to improve the sector’s image after a series...

30 August 2019

From: Breaking News

This is it - the busiest week of the year for house moves

This is the busiest week of the year for house moves, with the single busiest day being Friday according to a...

27 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Good News: Agents’ fees not considered a key worry for consumers

One of the largest surveys of housing concerns amongst consumers suggests that agents fees - once a major issue - is...

08 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Fifth of house moves delayed by uncleared funds or slow sellers

Some 115,000 house moves are delayed annually because of funds not being cleared on time or because sellers have not vacated...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Is click & collect the future for the property market?

In recent years click & collect has become a popular way for retailers, supermarkets and online shopping sites such as Amazon...

24 May 2019

From: Sponsored Content

Stamp Duty and conveyancing are growing worries for home owners

A large-scale survey by a consumer group has revealed that over half of home owners regard stamp duty as a growing...

26 March 2019

From: Breaking News

New ‘Modern Method of Auction’ firm tries to woo estate agents

Another new online auction company has launched and is bidding to woo traditional estate agents with the controversial ‘modern method of...

18 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Warning over reservation fees in the Modern Method of Auction

A member of a prominent legal network is warning buyers and their conveyancers to be ”wary” of the Modern Method of...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Email sent to agents was professional attempt at deception

The HomeOwners Alliance says a hack on its IT infrastructure was “a professional attempt at deception” by people who uploaded 5,000...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Agents beware! Hack emails sent from HomeOwners Alliance address

Agents should be on the alert after what appears to be the hacking of the email account of the consumer group...

13 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Controversial online auction firm generated £10.6m in fees for agents

The debate about online auction charges levied on buyers continues this morning with the release of figures showing that one company...

26 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Sellers losing thousands because of fall-throughs says group

One in five sellers suffer a fall-through costing them an average £2,700 - but many lose £5,000 or more. These are the...

14 May 2018

From: Breaking News

High house prices and leasehold abuse are key worries for public - survey

Stubbornly high house prices and concerns over leasehold-related charges top the list of worries amongst the public about the housing market. That’s...

19 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Introduction of reservation agreements for buyers and sellers gaining support

As the estate agency business in England moves towards being more robust with professional qualifications and higher standards being introduced, there...

17 April 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Purplebricks comes out fighting on behalf of all online and hybrid agencies

Purplebricks has returned to the fray after recent controversies with a claim that home owners saved themselves over £140m in commission...

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Online agents most popular with sellers in strong markets, research shows

New research appears to show that Purplebricks, HouseSimple, Yopa and other prominent online agencies are most popular with vendors selling in...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

108 days - the longest average time for a home to go under offer

  A new league table showing how long it takes homes to sell on average in different postcodes across England and Wales...

19 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Agents accused of pressuring sellers and buyers into additional services

Estate agents are making buyers and sellers feel pressured into paying for additional services so as not to miss out on...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Buying Reform: call for legally-binding Reservation Agreements

An influential consumer group has responded to the government’s commitment to reform the house buying process by advocating legally-binding reservation agreements...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

'Government has no ideas at all #idiots' - industry reacts to probe

There has been a wide range of views from trade bodies and individual agents on the government’s surprise ‘call for evidence’...

23 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of sellers say local branch staff are key to selecting agent

The vast majority of sellers surveyed by a consumer group say rapport with branch staff in a locally-based office is important...

29 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Fees are vendors' biggest concern - but only 25% are willing to negotiate

Nearly all home owners (96%) consider fees to be the most important factor when choosing an estate agent, according to research...

04 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Banned!  Online firm claimed High Street agents charge 1.5% to 4%

The Advertising Standards Authority has banned online agency HouseSimple from claiming that High Street agents charge “1.5% to 4% (plus 20%...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Consumer group criticises estate agency industry awards

A consumer group says it is giving what it calls “the top 1,000 estate agents in England and Wales” badges to...

22 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Online estate agent secures another £1.2 million in funding

Online estate agency Settled has raised £1.2 million in funding to further develop its product. Settled describes itself as a 'powerful digital...

16 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Over 250,000 'given up on owning a home' claims consumer group

Over 250,000 non-homeowners appear to have given up on the dream of owning their own property in the past year alone,...

19 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market review

In recent years the mortgage industry has gone through some testing times. Recession and regulation have led to more stringent lending...

08 April 2017

From: Features

Consumer group claims only 2% of new-build homes are snag-free

The results of a survey conducted by the Home Builders Federation has been attacked by consumer group, the HomeOwners Alliance. For over...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Brexit jitters have hit sales volumes, claims consumer group

The consumer group HomeOwners Alliance claims new research indicates that more than a million UK adults have shelved plans to purchase...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Banned - award-winning online agency's fees comparison advert

The award-winning online agency HouseSimple has had one of its advertisements banned by the Advertising Standards Authority. The advert was a poster for...

09 November 2016

From: Breaking News

PropTech firm links with consumer group to push 'Find A Pro' offer

PropTech firm Plentific has teamed up with the HomeOwners Alliance to give another platform for its ‘Find a Pro’ service highlighting...

16 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Consumer group says hybrid estate agency is the future

The influential consumer property body HomeOwners Alliance says Purplebricks-style hybrid estate agencies may be “the future”. In a blog on the HOA website,...

14 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Budget: further stamp duty surcharge details expected today

Later today chancellor George Osborne will make his latest budget speech. The announcement is expected to confirm the details of the 3%...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Consumer group hits out at dangerously flawed stamp duty surcharge

A consumer group which supports the principle of a stamp duty surcharge on second homes and buy to let properties has...

01 February 2016

From: Breaking News

The Big Debate: Online versus Traditional Agency - we want your questions

One of the industry debates of the year will be held next week when the inaugural FUTURE : Property Tech conference...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

HomeOwners’ Alliance – an organisation to watch

There is a very interesting but easily-overlooked piece of information at the end of the National Trading Standards Estate Agent Team’s...

17 July 2015

From: Features

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