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Foxtons could sell to Dexters for £300m - press speculation

A shareholder of Foxtons believes the agency could be worth £300m if sold today - substantially above its existing market capitalisation...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Three Reasons Why Your Social Media Isn't Working

In the bustling world of social media, success isn't just about posting content; it's about fostering engagement, maintaining consistency, and implementing...

17 April 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Real estate named ‘most distressed sector’

The European real estate market is the most distressed sector across Europe, research suggest. The latest Weil European Distress Index suggests the...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

£50bn price tag for London's empty homes

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

13 April 2024

From: Features

Proptech firm secures £10m of strategic investment

Property blockchain network Coadjute has secured a £10m investment from Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, Natwest, and Rightmove.  This is the first time...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond secures high-profile residential development hire

Agency acquirer Lomond has recruited Tony Haran as its new head of residential development. He brings experience from both Knight Frank and...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former upmarket agency boss to boost staging firm’s marketing

Former global chief executive of Fine & Country Simon Leadbetter has joined home staging firm Lemon and Lime Interiors as fractional...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 March 2024

From: Features

Douglas & Gordon administrator waiting on HMRC for preferential payouts

Agency staff owed money from the collapse of Douglas & Gordon last year will be repaid, the brand’s administrator has said,...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

UK BTR sees record growth driven by surge in Single Family Housing

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has launched its latest UK Build to Rent Market Update, revealing that investment in the UK...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Propertymark welcomes new First Minister for Wales

Propertymark has welcomed the appointment of the new leader of Welsh Labour and subsequently First Minister for Wales Vaughan Gething. The agency...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog frees 500 households from doubling ground rents

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured agreements from eight freeholders to remove “problematic ground rent” terms from leases. The competition...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons executive returns to lead new department 

Hamptons has launched a residential investment department led by Ashley Mason, who has returned to the brand after 12 years. Mason will...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

For long-term growth, join the culture club

“I like finance. I find it intellectually interesting – there’s lots of numbers and that’s great.” That sentence coming out of the...

02 March 2024

From: Features

OnTheMarket: 'We can still become the number one portal'

OnTheMarket (OTM) has hailed the progress made since its acquisition by CoStar Group and believes it can displace Rightmove. The US-owned real...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property staging firm secures £250,000 investment to grow agency partnerships

A home staging firm that partners with estate agents to present properties has secured financial backing. Lemon and Lime Interiors has received...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Douglas & Gordon administration extended

The administration of collapsed agency brand Douglas & Gordon has been extended by a year. Douglas & Gordon called in Grant Thornton...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Redefining retirement living: is the rental model the answer?

Britain is in the midst of a senior living housing crisis – according to CBRE, an undersupply of 614,000 mid-market senior...

17 February 2024

From: Features

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

A first-of-its-kind degree has launched that focuses on residential estate agency. The Swindon campus of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has launched...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst: Don’t assume the housing market will be healthy throughout 2024

A drop in house prices remains likely for 2024 despite recent rises and improving sentiment. The latest Halifax house price index showed...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealthy buyers hit by tougher lending criteria

Mortgage rates may be falling but tougher lending criteria is stifling many borrowers, including high earners. Research by Investec has found the...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buckle Up! It's Going To Be A Busy 2024

Happy New Year and welcome to what’s looking like a busy - perhaps even hectic - 2024! I thought it worth running...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

2023 - That was year that was...

As Conveyancers we operate in such a volatile market, where government economic policy can and has repeatedly made our professional lives...

13 January 2024

From: Features

General election and legislation driving agency sales - claim

Extra tax and rising costs drove agency acquisitions last year and more are expected in 2024. Agency broker Atomic Consultancy has said...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa restructures as Grenville Turner departs

Yopa has detailed a restructure of its business after chairman Grenville Turner mysteriously stepped down as a director. Companies House documents last...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Troubled town halls face even tougher times

The news in September that Birmingham City Council (‘Europe’s largest local authority’) had been forced to issue a Section 114 notice...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Happy returns - top tips to get set for the tax deadline

There are now less than 40 days until self-employed property professionals will need to submit their self-assessment tax return, and pay...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Government publishes new housing policy but will it get Britain building?

The Government has published long-awaited reforms to its National Planning Policy Framework, confirming that local housebuilding targets will be advisory rather...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Scottish Budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ for property market - claim

The Scottish Government’s Budget has been described as a “missed opportunity.” The update yesterday from Scottish Finance Secretary Shona Robison, outlined a...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove's Long-term plan for housing

In July the Government committed to ‘a new era of regeneration, inner-city densification and housing delivery across England, with transformational plans...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Time to stop wading through treacle: General Election must prioritise property digitisation drive

The 2023 Autumn Budget, amongst its considerable 110 growth measures, contained an important announcement for the property sphere, with £3 million...

16 December 2023

From: Features

5 Proptech Predictions for the Private Rental Sector in 2024

The private rental landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation, with technology playing a pivotal role in shaping the way tenancies...

13 December 2023

From: Features

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

09 December 2023

From: Features

How investing in a CRM is the best way to NTS compliance

I think we can all agree that the National Trading Standards Material Information reforms are a good thing for the property...

06 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

New family takes on Hunters’ flagship office

One of Hunters’ flagship North East offices is under new family ownership. Experienced landlord Thom Swalwell is Hunters’ new franchisee in Sunderland,...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

OTM critic targets asset manager in latest CoStar takeover attack

OnTheMarket (OTM) critic Brett Stone is still making last-ditch attempts to stifle a takeover of the portal by CoStar UK. Stone, a...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Former eBay boss named chairman of iamproperty

Proptech firm iamproperty has named a former eBay and MoneySupermarket executive as group chairman. Mark Lewis is the latest high profile recruit...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: Treasury pledges £3m to ‘improve homebuying process'

The Autumn Statement ended up being silent on Stamp Duty reforms and direct housing market stimulus but there were some nuggets...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Top tips to promote the real value of your letting agency

The role of a residential landlord has changed considerably over the years. What was once a relatively straightforward means of generating...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Agency brand on hiring spree as it opens new office

Fisher German is celebrating moving into its new office in the heart of Birmingham as it looks to grow its influence...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

CoStar defends track record after open letter from OnTheMarket critic

CoStar has defended its operations after a third open letter from OnTheMarket critic Brett Stone attempted to derail the US property...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Subdued picture’ remains for housing market - claim

House price falls could continue into 2024 as high interest rates continue to make it difficult for homebuyers to transact, an...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Family firm merges to create large independent agency brand

Three firms run by the same family have merged to create one of Derbyshire’s largest independent estate agency brands cope&co. Husband and...

09 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Alto customers are integrating with Canopy to save time and level-up their service.

In this interview, Riccardo Dawson, Chief Operating Officer at Alto and Chris Hutchinson, CEO of Canopy discuss the benefits of their...

08 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Estate agent insolvencies on the rise - research

Estate agency insolvencies have increased by 11% over the past 12 months, research suggests. Analysis by audit and accountancy firm Mazars found...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Commercial to residential - a growing opportunity

Paul Johnson, Head of Corporate Sales at Leaders Romans Group (LRG) Commercial property has historically been viewed as the more profitable asset...

04 November 2023

From: Features

Revealed - the best city for First Time Buyers today

A new analysis of the housing market has assessed 50 cities in the UK to establish which is best for first...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS updates Red Book valuation rules

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published an updated UK supplement of its ‘Red Book’ – its master document...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents tell Jeremy Hunt what they want in Autumn Statement

Propertymark has urged the Treasury to do more to alleviate the cost of living crisis for those on low-income budgets, reduce...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners ‘unphased’ by cooling house prices - claim

Homeowners are largely unconcerned about cooling house prices, research suggests. Instead, they are more concerned about having their own home than sitting...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of Family foot the bill to get young people on housing ladder

There’s growing evidence that wider family members - not just Mum and Dad - are stumping up cash to help younger...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Douglas & Gordon unsecured creditors 'unlikely' to be paid

Secured creditors of collapsed agency brand Douglas & Gordon are likely to receive most money owed to them but there is...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

City Living veteran agent returns to property world

A pioneer of the so-called City Living movement, trying to create more residential units in city centres, is returning to the...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Inheritance Tax - more families to be hit in 2023/4

It looks like more families are to be hit with inheritance tax in 2023/4 according to a new forecast.  Research from the...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Why direct mail should be at the forefront of your marketing mix…

Tangible, tactile, and tested. Those are the three words that Royal Mail used to describe direct mail marketing campaigns. Despite living in...

21 September 2023

From: Features

Law firm invests in Scottish brand to boost property presence

Irwin Mitchell has expanded its property practice with an investment in Scotland-based law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM). The two firms...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Coventry agent secures historic ‘super office’

A long-established Coventry estate agent has created a new “super office” in one of the city’s most historic areas as it...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks' Kenny Bruce returns to estate agency

Purplebricks co-founder Kenny Bruce has returned to the estate agency world. Bruce, who helped launch Purplebricks with his brother Michael as well...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart maintains turnover but posts 2022 loss after year of investment

Spicerhaart’s shift to a hybrid model and investment in the business and staff has contributed to a £5m loss for 2022,...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Investing in Cyber Security: Reapit’s unyielding commitment to safeguarding data

By Dawson Scott, CTO of Reapit. As the Chief Technology Officer of Reapit, I have always held the view that the privacy,...

19 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Good economic news could be bad for housing market - warning

Experts are warning that the weekend’s better than expected economic news could indirectly hurt the housing market. The UK economy grew by...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency beefs up new homes division despite sector worries

London estate agency Chestertons has made another senior appointment for its growing New Homes division. Henry O’Neill, former New Homes Director at...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is the rental market still profitable?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

05 August 2023

From: Features

Open letter accuses OnTheMarket of ‘misleading shareholders’

OnTheMarket critic Brett Stone has issued a second open letter to shareholders of the portal, accusing it of “irresponsibly diluting shareholders”...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is Rightmove driving towards acquisitions?

Rightmove’s half-year results were backed by analysts last week and even prompted speculation that it could be on the acquisition trail. Its...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Introducing BTR Suburban Communities

Andrew Jones, Group Director, Corporate Lettings & Build to Rent, Leaders Romans Group (LRG) In the past 10 years, the Build to...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Agency spend helps push Rightmove revenues to five-year high

Rightmove has posted its highest half-year revenue growth for five-years, helped by increased agency investment in the portal’s tools. A half-year update...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates are dropping but for how long?

Average mortgage rates have dropped slightly, providing possible respite for homebuyers. The latest Moneyfacts data shows the average two-year fixed mortgage rate...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Can public private partnerships help address the shortage of rental homes?

A recent poll of 11,000 private renters by SpareRooom reveals that 81% spend more than 30% of their take-home pay on...

22 July 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - Why investing in the right PropTech is like having an extra pair of hands - or two…

Have you heard of the Pareto Principle…? Named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, it describes the imbalance of most work-related events -...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Recruitment drive today by London-focused international agency

A London-focussed agency is today launching a recruitment drive for 12 new team members as part of what it calls ”an...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Leadership restructure unveiled as agent marks 40th anniversary

Midlands property group Bond Wolfe has marked its 40th anniversary with a reception for 250 guests at Birmingham’s Town Hall, where...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Trouble Ahead? Bank downgrades 11 property firms as worries mount

The UK real estate industry faces a “particularly precarious” situation in the near to medium term, according to analysts at the...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Accelerating growth: the key advantages of implementing a CRM

By adopting a top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, you're not only opening doors to acquiring new customers and nurturing existing...

05 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Education changes mindsets to the power of upfront material information

Fortune favours the brave, as the saying goes. So, when you consider how upfront material information can and does make the...

01 July 2023

From: Features

National agency expands Essex presence 

Jackson-Stops has announced the opening of its newest branch in Colchester, Essex.  This follows the launch of the national agency brand’s virtual office...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Dexters looks to greater London to continue agency acquisitions

Dexters has hinted at more acquisitions, particularly around greater London. Andy Shepherd, chief executive of the London agent, suggested the brand is...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks set for stock market exit

Purplebricks ended its life on the stock market with a share price of 0.30p. It comes as the controversial online brand officially...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Major northern auction houses to combine lots

Two of the north’s largest property auction houses, North-West based Pugh and South Yorkshire based Mark Jenkinson, are combining their online property auction listings from...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents can keep growing in a challenging market

It’s no secret – 2023 is a difficult year for the property industry. While rising rents should lead to increased income...

07 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agency sector stalwart backs AI conveyancing startup

Former LSL boss David Newnes has invested in legal technology startup Collaborative Conveyancing. The brand is currently developing artificial intelligence tools to...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills boosts Portuguese presence

Savills has expanded its international presence with the acquisition of Predibisa in Portugal.  The residential and commercial real estate company has 30...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Government slammed by public over housing failures

A new survey suggests the overwhelming majority of the public are critical of the government’s apparent housing failures. A study of 1,323...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks finances 'significantly worse than expected' - claim

The investment group which today withdrew an offer to buy Purplebricks says it did so because "the financial condition of Purplebricks...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

How the circular economy can defend the holiday let industry

Sustainability has become a watch word for businesses the world over but there’s one element of this equation that is too...

27 May 2023

From: Features

Agent marks 25-year milestone

Independent agency brand Pat Robson & Co is celebrating 25 years of residential sales, lettings and property management. Tim Nixon launched the...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike boss: Purplebricks ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ will boost our business

Strike chief executive Sam Mitchell has said he is looking forward to building a “new force” in the property industry after...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency backer slams ‘outdated housing market metrics’

Toscafund Asset Management chief economist Savvas Savouri has slammed the use of ‘outdated metrics’ when measuring the housing market. The investment firm...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: Government stifling supply of new homes conversions

A lack of direction and constant shifts in planning policy at local and national government level is putting a block on...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

ESTAS Group unveils new branding and services

The ESTAS Group has revealed new branding together with the first details of two new products to be added to its...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

The secret to successful Facebook ads for estate agents

Facebook ads are one of the most cost-effective forms of online advertising. A little budget goes a long way on Facebook,...

13 May 2023

From: Features

Mystery as major Purplebricks backers sell shareholdings

Two major Purplebricks shareholders have sold their stakes in the beleaguered brand, raising speculation over who they have sold to. Regulatory filings...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL shares soar as it switches to franchise model

LSL Property Services’ share price hit a six-month high during trading yesterday after it announced its entire estate agency network would...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons viewings hit five-year high despite first quarter sales decline

Foxtons completed the highest number of viewings for five years during the first quarter of 2023, giving it hopes of a...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

How to attract landlords to your letting agency

As the unending attack on landlords continues, many are succumbing to the pressures of increased taxes, interest rates rising, regulations becoming...

18 April 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

RICS members given access to Landsite for ‘new opportunities’

The Landsite platform for real estate professionals has partnered with RICS to provide its members with access to its features. The digital...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Why material information does and should matter to you

According to the recent industry research report ‘Back to the Future’ from tmgroup, mio and CDS 40% of property transaction delays...

01 April 2023

From: Features

High street agents set for ‘fairer bills’ under business rates overhaul

Agency trade body Propertymark has welcomed reforms to the business rates system, meaning high street agents, and other businesses, could finally...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm defies investment downturn with £4m fundraise

Blockchain property network Coadjute has secured £4m of funding as it looks to continue efforts to transform the ease and speed...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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