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Strike secures another year of investor backing after posting 2023 loss

Strike remained in the red in the run up to its acquisition of Purplebricks last year and has new financial backing...

16 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

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

Connells Group boosts affordable housing offering

Connells Group has boosted its affordable housing offering after appoint Roy Hind as a director. Hind has been named affordable housing director...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

A Property Tale For Our Times - and it doesn't end well

If you want to hear of a tale for our industry’s times - featuring housing shortages, planning disputes, rampant  inflation and...

23 March 2024

From: Features

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

The impact of abolishing Multiple Dwellings Relief on Housing

Today, I am reflecting on the Chancellor’s surprise Spring budget decision to abolish multiple dwellings relief for Stamp Duty Land Tax...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Times to ask serious questions about the UK's social housing crisis

Last week the Government published new housing data which has largely gone unreported.  The vacuum was probably linked to the Budget, and...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How I would rescue the buy-to-let sector

Every year the media writes a lot about house price crashes, and often pose the question whether this is the year...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Belvoir shareholders back TPFG merger

Belvoir shareholders have backed the agency brand's merger with The Property Franchise Group (TPFG), paving the way for the high-profile deal...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

TPFG shareholders back Belvoir deal

The majority of shareholders of The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) have backed a merger of the brand with Belvoir. TPFG and Belvoir...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency brothers launch social network for property professionals

Two brothers who previously worked as estate agents have launched a new networking platform for property professionals in the UK. Chris Tremlett,...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country expands Luxury Homes Tour Series with new host

London based presenter and property expert Elizabeth Warburton has partnered with Fine & Country as one of the hosts of the...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

2024 auction predictions - looking beyond interest rates

In assessing the outlook for property auctions in 2024, it's crucial to look beyond interest rates. The real driving force behind...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Five questions everyone is asking about the 2024 property market

What will happen to house prices? Should I rent or buy? Will a Labour or Tory Government be better for homeowners....

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Affordability pressures’ set to push house prices down again in 2024 - reports

House prices are set to fall further next year, two major lenders claim. The house prices indices of Halifax and Nationwide have...

18 December 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

Housing market is past ‘peak pain’ - Savills

The UK’s housing market is past ‘peak pain’ and looks set to bottom out in mid-2024, according to Savills. The agency giant’s...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Politicians are pledging a housebuilding revolution but who will build them?

Most weeks there are stories within the property sector that quietly slip under the radar - but which hold huge significance.  Last...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Weak but cautious optimism from analysts

UK housing market activity "remains weak" according to the Nationwide. Its latest house price index shows that prices declined 5.3 per cent...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy upgrades; down but not out

While some landlords may have breathed a sigh of relief following Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak’s announcement on energy upgrades, I suspect...

30 September 2023

From: Features

First-time buyers and investors flock to fixer-uppers - Rightmove

Fixer-upper homes have become the most in-demand properties, Rightmove claims. The portal has analysed the home features that are driving the most...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency bosses reveal party conference housing wish list

Stamp Duty changes and planning reform should be high on the party conference season agenda, agency executives have suggested. Leaders Roman Group...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction House sales rise as it tracks down ‘elusive buyers’

Auction House has sold a fifth more properties this year than the same period in 2022 despite the wider market slowdown. The...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers continue to rely on relatives for homebuying support - research

Mortgage searches on behalf of borrowers using gifted equity or making a concessionary purchase from a family member rose by 75%...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Could stricter regulation mean higher fees? A marketer explains….

I'll start with a confession. I am not an estate agent - I'm a marketer. But since I joined the industry...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Soccer pundit Dion Dublin is up front for Expo

Former England footballer turned TV pundit and property expert, Dion Dublin, is to headline the South East Property Expo.   The centre...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Quitting landlords have missed top of the sales market says agency

Hamptons is warning landlords disillusioned with buy to let that they may have missed the top of the sales market -...

14 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

Top Tips For Social Media Marketing – Part 1

Social media has moved on from being a “nice to have” to a necessity for most businesses, but how do you...

14 July 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

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

Former online agency founder seeks support for new property portal

The founder of an online agency that switched to the for sale-by-owner model has turned his attention to property portals. Kae Travis...

20 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

EweMove Northampton North completes Martin & Co acquisition

EweMove Northampton North has confirmed the acquisition of Martin & Co Northampton.  Having finalised the deal earlier this year, franchisee Paul Chant...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Off-plan sales hit decade-low

The proportion of new homes sold off-plan across England & Wales has slipped to the lowest level since 2013, new data...

22 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

Fine & Country continues international expansion

Fine & Country has welcomed its first Cypriot agency to the upmarket network. Purple International, which was established in September 2007, is...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks’ shares crash to new low after cash warning

Investors were licking their wounds yesterday after the Purplebricks’ share price plummeted by 60% off the back of warnings that it...

10 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuying ‘disruptor’ secures £8m fundraise

A company aiming to “disrupt the conventional homebuying space” has raised £8m in a Series A equity funding round. Wayhome offers a...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour outlines housing market policy

The Labour Party has outlined three ways it will help first-time buyers onto the housing ladder as it ramps up its...

12 April 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

Purplebricks shares boosted by takeover rumour

News of a potential takeover gave Purplebricks’ share price a boost yesterday. Its share price rose 15.5% in a day after Estate...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike ‘interested’ in Purplebricks takeover

Online agency brand Strike is believed to be considering a bid for beleaguered rival Purplebricks. A source close to the talks has...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords using cash ‘to avoid failing stress tests’ on buy-to-let purchases

Higher mortgage rates have meant that new buy-to-let purchases are increasingly being funded by cash rather than a mortgage, new research...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Time for the hard sell on Buy To Let

You don’t need me to tell you that buy to let has had a torrid time of it lately. For agents trying...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents benefit as auction sales rise

Agents working with iamproperty sold more than 7,000 properties through its auction service last year, the proptech firm has revealed, as it...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Charity proposes buyer bans and Stamp Duty overhaul

A high-profile charity is calling for a Stamp Duty overhaul, local buyer restrictions and extra charges on property purchases by landlords...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Domestic prime buyers are acting ‘before foreign investors return’

The flat market in prime central London (PCL) is undergoing a resurgence, a buying agent claims. Residential and investment buying agency London...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency acquirer rebrands as it marks two year anniversary

Agency acquirer The Lomond Group has unveiled a rebrand to mark its two-year anniversary. Co-created at the beginning of 2021 when property...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL offloads new build brokerage firms in ‘group simplification’

Agency brand LSL has announced the sale of its new build mortgage and protection brokerage firms, Group First, which operates under...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Redress scheme unveils new member panel

The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) has formed a new member panel that will be chaired by senior industry figure Eric Walker. The...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

 Revealed: The Top Trends For 2023 Auction Market

Consumer demand for auction can no longer be ignored. Month after month this alternative method of sale sees increased uptake as...

11 January 2023

From: Features

Top 5 marketing trends in the property industry for 2023

As we’ve mentioned in other blogs, even though we’re going through uncertain times, this is the right time not only to...

11 January 2023

From: Features

Winkworth plans South West expansion

Winkworth has expanded further in the South West of England with a new office opening in the Bishopston area of Bristol. The...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

What To Expect from the Property Market in 2023

Over the later part of 2022, we have experienced unprecedented economic and political turmoil, which will remain as we head into...

17 December 2022

From: Features

Overseas buyers will help avert a property market crash - claim 

A property tax consultant has hit back at suggestions of a housing market crash, suggesting that overseas investors will help sustain...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion - what will 2023 bring for the property market?

As we move closer to the end of the year, we invariably begin to think of what 2023 will bring, how...

10 December 2022

From: Features

House prices hit by largest fall for two years

House price growth slowed annually and fell for the third month in a row during November, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage broker writes-off Boomin investment

The Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has written off its investment in collapsed challenger portal Boomin. The broker entered a strategic relationship with,...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

GetAgent ranked among fastest growing UK tech firms 

Estate agency comparison website GetAgent has been ranked amongst the UK’s 50 fastest growing technology companies in the 2022 Deloitte UK...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – is this the end for fixed-fee online estate agency?

Aside from all the news surrounding the Autumn Statement this week, which will have a significant bearing on the property market...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Q&A - meet the lettings professional doing his bit for army veterans

The property industry often gets a bad rep, despite all the work that agents and others in the sector do for...

12 November 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks urged to bring Countrywide founder on board

Activist investor Lecram Holdings has used its new 5.16% stake in Purplebricks to call for the beleaguered online agent to remove...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agent predicts 10% house price decline next year

House prices could fall by 10% next year as higher mortgage pricing and rising inflation dampen buyer budgets, Savills has warned. The agency...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords prepare to be buy-to-let losers

Mortgage rate hikes have already halved landlord profits according to latest research, and a base rate rise to 2.5% will see...

02 November 2022

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

Purplebricks shareholder doesn’t rule out EGM on chairman position 

Estate Agent Today has been told that Lecram Holdings – the investment vehicle of Adam Smith which last week increased its...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast decisions! One in three properties receive an offer one hour after viewing

Despite all the recent speculation surrounding the housing market after the badly-received mini-Budget and regular talk of a possible slowdown, new...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sourcing agents encouraged to become TPO members

The National Association of Professional Sourcing Agents (NAPSA) has partnered with The Property Ombudsman (TPO) to boost compliance and working practices in...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight – what impact will the economic tug-of-war have on the property market?

With the Treasury and the Bank of England stepping in to try and calm the markets, talk of an emergency interest...

28 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

Insight - buy-to-lets failing to beat inflation

As inflation passes the 10% mark, it’s no surprise that many landlords are hurriedly reviewing the health of their buy-to-let portfolio. You...

03 September 2022

From: Features

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

Analyst: Three things Purplebricks must do to boost investor confidence

A prominent analyst has suggested three ways Purplebricks could boost investor confidence and contend in a recessionary market. Davy Research released an...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers in Scotland ‘unfairly paying’ higher property taxes 

Fewer than 20% of Scots homeowners paid more than 83% of all house purchase tax north of the border, according to...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Hammer time! Auctions could benefit from tougher property market, says firm

The auction industry could end up taking advantage of the upcoming downturn in the property market, because it provides the quickest...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank - PCL sales market gains momentum as overseas travel returns

Global property firm Knight Frank has revealed the pipeline of transactions in prime London residential markets grew further in July as...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

New campaign launched in London to boost green investment in the capital

A major new scheme worth half a million pounds is now underway in an effort to promote sustainable investment into housing,...

08 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

Purplebricks shares hit new low as activist investor increases stake

Purplebricks’ share price hit a record low during trading yesterday after an activist investor upped its stake and called for the...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of international buyers 'hampering' prime London recovery

The recovery of the prime central London property market is being hampered by a lack of international buyers and Russia’s invasion...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Winkworth office plans sales boost after moving to new owner

Winkworth Shepherd’s Bush has passed to new owners in the latest example of succession planning at the franchise agency network. Its former owner,...

27 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

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

Property Natter - do agents need to worry about the metaverse?

Between you and me, dear reader, I had little to no idea about what the metaverse was before researching it for...

18 June 2022

From: Features

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

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

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

Client money and the regulation governing it is changing

PayProp’s recent Rental Confidence Index survey polled property professionals about their biggest concerns for 2022. Unsurprisingly, new regulations were a top...

09 April 2022

From: Features

The Property Franchise Group plans more agency acquisitions

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is planning more acquisitions after a busy 2021 for buying-up agencies. The umbrella property brand, which incorporates...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Michael Bruce secures massive new funding for Boomin portal

Sky News is reporting that Boomin, the portal founded by Purplebricks creator Michael Bruce, is close to finalising a new round...

31 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

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

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

Scrap Stamp Duty surcharge for a ‘double whammy’ win - call

An industry trade body wants the government to scrap the three per cent stamp duty surcharge on additional homes - and...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

From Poacher to Gamekeeper - Levelling Up from Agent to Developer

The path from agent to developer is not easy, but it is a relatively straightforward one, if you are willing to...

12 March 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks chief executive quits because of “personal circumstances”

Purplebricks chief executive Vic Darvey has quit, citing “personal circumstances”.  He leaves at the end of this month with chief operating officer Helena...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine Crisis helps property retain status as safe investment

Moments of major international uncertainty such as the Ukraine crisis lead to property being regarded as a safe investment. That’s according to...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New transaction concept could complete a sale in a week

A new ‘quick buy’ service has been announced which would mean that sales could be completed in a week, providing a...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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