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KEYWORD "Legal" - 101 RESULTS
How Abby and Michaela turned their friendship into an agency

Agents working for themselves, supported by a ‘broker’ organisation are on the increase in the UK after becoming almost the norm...

15 June 2024

From: Features

High profile Modern Method auction service expands

Pattinson Auction is launching in Northern Ireland.  A statement from the high profile firm says the move is part of its mission...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Slow conveyancing and mortgage deals allow gazumping - survey claim

Homebuyers are being gazumped due to lengthy property chains and delays in securing a mortgage, it’s been claimed. Research from Market Financial...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society faces calls for no confidence vote over material information rules

A legal action group is seeking support from solicitors to call a vote of no confidence in the Law Society The Property...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Jackson-Stops builds auction house with Bamboo

National estate agency, Jackson Stops, has appointed Bamboo Auctions to provide the white-labelled technology behind its new J-S Auctions service. Bamboo Auctions...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents fined more than £3m for failing to register for AML

Estate agents were fined a total of more than £3m in the nine months to September 2023 for failing to register...

22 May 2024

From: Features

Rightmove: Asking prices hit new high but legal delays ‘frustrate’ the market

Asking prices have hit a record high as agents and sellers become more bullish about the market’s prospects. The latest Rightmove house...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

10 reasons to become a Your Move franchise.

If you’re thinking about becoming an Estate Agency franchise or converting your existing estate agency business to a franchise, here we...

16 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

AML compliance done digitally through proper identity verification

Estate agents and lettings agents have a legal obligation to protect themselves from money laundering and as such you must recognise...

13 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Agents Do Charity - back in the swing of things

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour - The Housing Policies Coming Our Way Soon

You don’t have to be a mind-reader to believe there will be a large majority Labour government by the end of...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Estate agents and money laundering - the need for vigilance

For most of us, estate agents are key when it comes to the biggest sales and purchases of our lives. With the...

04 May 2024

From: Features

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

Sky News is reporting that up to 30 Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s approach to ground rents...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Ban Gazumping - strong public support for new law

A survey of homebuyers has found overwhelming support for a legal ban on gazumping. A mortgage lender - MFS - spoke with...

02 May 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

Call for improved training for Energy Performance Certificate assessors

A property consultancy is calling for improved accreditation for Energy Performance Certificate assessors. Re:solve Real Estate - which specialises in commercial property...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Training service expands activities with two agent certificates

The Able Agent - the online property training service which recently launched in Scotland - has now expanded to Wales as...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Update - slowest and fastest sales so far in 2024

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Single Income Homebuyers face huge uphill task - figures

New statistics from the Financial Conduct Authority, analysed by a legal firm, show the clear disadvantage and worsening picture for single...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Expert tips on how conveyancers can mitigate risk of negligence claims

The vast majority of negligence claims against conveyancers are for relatively low sums of money, but the financial and reputational costs...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

Almost one in five vendors admit to having failed to disclose disputes with neighbours to prospective buyers when selling their home,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer to give Blue Sky speech to estate agents

TV property guru, Move iQ founder and Estate Agent Today columnist Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Buyers 'tak' the high road to stronger market

When we talk in general terms about the UK housing market, we tend to draw a picture of generality. Facts and figures...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

 AML warning as hundreds of agents hit with HMRC fines

An anti-money laundering (AML) expert has queried why there is a reluctance among estate agents to accept and follow AML responsibilities. It...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Material Information Guidance - Is compliance a legal obligation?

In his third and final article in this 3-part series, David Beaumont looks at the legal statues of Material Information Guidance. ...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Fall-through costs set to rise after slower 2023 – warning

Fall-throughs are costing home sellers an estimated £909m a year, according to new analysis. Upfront information provider Home Sale Pack has analysed...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New BASPI form launches with update information requests

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

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Buying and selling is too stressful – here is how agents can ease the burden

Lots of things change in the property sector - but one thing always seems to stay the same. For buyers and sellers,...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs launch inquiry into home buying and selling process

MPs have launched an inquiry on improving the home buying and selling process in England. The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (LUHC)...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents failing to do AML checks on business contacts - warning

Regulated firms, particularly estate agents, who take on new business clients are leaving themselves exposed to serious red flags by not...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Spring clean to avoid 'malicious hacks'

SPRING cleaning is an annual ritual for many households, but firms in the property sector would do well to spend some...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Common Pitfalls: Avoiding Fines in UK Property Transactions

As you begin the process of property transactions in the UK, it's important to understand potential pitfalls that may result in...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Auction firms merge to boost estate agent services

My Auction has merged with Bamboo Auctions to form one of the largest online auction providers in the UK. Rocket Auctions, a newly...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Legal liability’ concerns raised over Propertymark questionnaire

The Law Society is exploring concerns that Propertymark's Property Information Questionnaire (PIQ) puts agents at risk of legal issues, Estate Agent...

13 March 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

More than 3,000 estate agents at risk of fines and prison for failing to register with HMRC for AML supervision

Digital compliance specialist SmartSearch can help estate agents comply quickly and efficiently Around one in five estate agents are not registered for...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Are Leaseholds Becoming The Best Option for First-Time Buyers?

Dave Sayce, Founder and Managing Director of Compare My Move, reflects on the legal changes that will make leasehold purchase more...

24 February 2024

From: Features

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Winkworth unveils board appointment

Winkworth has appointment its former general counsel to join the board. Tara Tan has become an executive director of the agency franchise...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

Most agents agree that providing upfront information at the very start of the homebuying process would improve the buying and selling...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Are estate agents too trusting of long-term clients?

There’s no question that trust is the bedrock of any longstanding client relationship. It is built on delivering on your promises...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Cohabiting as a couple - what happens to the house if we split?

There are several pros to cohabitation, and it’s always a wonderful experience when you’re handed your set of keys as a...

03 February 2024

From: Features

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Conveyancing fees rose 6% in 2023 - research

Conveyancing fees increased by around 6% last year, analysis suggests. Property Solvers’ annual research of legal practices in England and Wales has...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

How orchestration creates the digital backbone of the property market

The emergence of the Digital property market represents the most profound shift for the industry itself since the advent of the...

31 January 2024

From: Features

More than 60,000 property firms at risk of insolvency - warning

More than 60,000 property and real estate businesses have started the year in ‘financial distress,’ a professional services and insolvency firm...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent hails success of conveyancing referral partnership

A joint venture between Sheldon Bosley Knight (SBK) and conveyancing firm Jephson Legal (JL) that aimed to rationalise the residential sales...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: ‘Why we are more optimistic about 2024'

Winkworth's network completed sales for the year fell by some 19% in 2023, the agency franchise brand has revealed but it...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Material information rules have ‘passed agents by’ - claim

Some agents still appear unaware about their material information responsibilities, conveyancers claim. The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT)...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs continued to rise in 2023 - claim

Fall-throughs are estimated to have cost UK buyers and sellers £270m during the third of last year, research suggests. It marks the...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

CTS restores systems following cyber incident

Legal infrastructure provider CTS has managed to restore its services after a cyber-attack halted its conveyancing tools and delayed transactions at...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Overseas property ownership register hits 30,000 milestone

The Register of Overseas Entities has hit the 30,000 registration milestone. The register, which is administered by Companies House, came into force...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tardy Renters (Reform) Bill is running against the clock

As the world marches relentlessly forward to 2024, the government’s flagship legislation for the private rented sector (PRS) remains in limbo. This...

30 December 2023

From: Features

ESPC hails 100% pass rate for first SPC Property Practice graduates

Scottish property portal ESPC has announced the inaugural graduation of its first qualification, with a 100% pass rate. EPSC revealed that 55...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency training platform launches new consumer regulation course

The Able Agent has launched a Consumer Protection Regulations (CPR) guidance short course to support agents amid new Trading Standards material...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising fraud in the lettings industry: why we need faster and more accurate referencing solutions

Fraud in the lettings industry is reaching unprecedented heights. Now, more than ever, there is a need for a revolution in...

09 December 2023

From: Features

CTS Cyber Attack: 'What lessons need to be learned?'

This week saw around 80 conveyancing firms across the UK paralysed by a service outage caused by a ‘cyber incident’ on...

02 December 2023

From: Features

CTS in final phase of tackling cyber incident

Legal infrastructure provider CTS has said it is on the last phase of tackling a cyber-attack. CTS said last week that it...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to check PI cover amid rise in cyberattacks

The Guild of Property Professionals is urging estate agents across the UK to be on high alert as cyberattacks targeting the...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Long-awaited leasehold reform laws to be unveiled today

The long-awaited Leasehold and Freehold Bill is set to be unveiled in Parliament today. The Bill aims to make it cheaper and...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers urged to check client files for cyber-attack risks

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has urged members to check their client files to see if they may have been...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal tech firm investigating cyberattack that could scupper sales

Legal sector infrastructure specialist CTS has said it is “urgently investigating” a cyberattack on its services that could impact property exchanges...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sanction screening drops despite rising geopolitical tensions

Estate agents are among falling numbers of regulated firms that aren’t checking sanctions and politically exposed persons (PEP) lists, research suggests. A...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New lawyers action group queries material information rules

A new action group has been formed that is expressing concern about ineffective legal regulation as well as extra responsibilities being...

20 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

Winter warning over Japanese Knotweed

Homebuyers viewing properties during the winter months should be extra watchful for signs of invasive Japanese knotweed, which dies back in...

11 November 2023

From: Features

First-time buyers ‘unaware’ of additional homebuying costs - claim

Many first-time buyers are unaware of the upfront costs they need to budget for before applying for a mortgage and purchasing...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Safestyle's Halloween Horror

On Halloween eve, Safestyle decided to give everyone a real fright and announced the company had gone into administration. This has...

01 November 2023

From: Features

When will parts B and C of upfront info reforms materialise?

Trading Standards has insisted it is still on track to introduce parts B and C of material changes rules for property...

31 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

ESTAS Awards include new categories marking industry excellence

The annual ESTAS Awards have seen 1,000 people from across the industry witness a string of winners, including new categories celebrating...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark conference series heads for Kent

Propertymark is preparing for its next regional conference. The next destination is Canterbury Cathedral Lodge in Kent on 9 November 2023. Members have...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents invited to give their views on ‘home moving roadmap’

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) is seeking feedback from agents on proposals that it feels will “revolutionise moving home...

10 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

SmartSearch launches innovative new solution to help estate agents and conveyancers detect dirty money

Leading digital compliance firm SmartSearch has launched an innovative new solution to help professionals working within the UK property sector to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Fall-throughs almost eliminated by upfront searches - claim

A conveyancing services proptech firm claims to have sped up transactions and reduced fall-throughs in just its first 18 months of...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agencies favouring lower offers to get referral fees - claim

Referral fees for estate agents could be back in the sights of industry regulators. It was reported last week that the National...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - supportive September

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Tips For Social Media Marketing – Part 2

Welcome back to the second instalment of our blog series on social media marketing tips for estate agents! In part one,...

19 September 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

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

New compliance product aims to spot regulatory gaps for agents

Compliancy expert Legal Eye has launched a new product to help agents ensure they are properly following all rules and regulations. Its...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill

Introduced to Parliament in May, the Renters (Reform) Bill seeks to improve the private rental sector for both tenants and landlords....

15 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

What should agents be doing to stay compliant with AML regulations?

As money laundering compliance marks its twentieth year, more and more estate agents are being fined for breaches of HMRC’s ID...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Spectre hails success of fee recovery tool

Spectre has hailed the success of its recently launched fee recovery tool after helping an agent reclaim £7,000 in owed fees. Launched...

07 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Oh brother, where art thou?

I sometimes wonder just how far our national obsession with buying our own homes will stretch. First-time buyers are prepared to save...

02 September 2023

From: Features

‘Bank of Family’ to fund record number of property purchases claim

Record numbers of homebuyers are set to get on the property ladder with the help of the “Bank of Family” this...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

OTM allows ads for agents’ mortgage and conveyancing partners

OnTheMarket has become the first major UK portal to allow agents to promote their own revenue generating partnerships on listing pages. Agents who...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket aims to ‘demystify home moving’ with consumer podcast

OnTheMarket is to launch a six-part podcast series aimed at demystifying the home moving process for less experienced property seekers. It comes...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: It's the age of the older customer

We all want more transactions - the Holy Grail when it comes to agencies’ bottom lines - but an interesting aspect...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body backs AML overhaul

Propertymark has given its backing to simplifying how firms are regulated under anti-money laundering (AML) rules. The Treasury is currently consulting on...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

More work needed to support agent wellbeing

More than half of property professional have admitted experiencing constant stress at work, new research suggests. The findings were revealed as part...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners facing legal action if they fail to disclose knotweed issues

Homeowners who sell a property with Japanese knotweed and fail to declare it to the buyer are likely to face legal...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

The property industry must pull together to stop from falling apart, industry report reveals

Now more than ever, property professionals across the sector need to pull together and collaborate more closely to make business gains,...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Coadjute aims to speed-up sales with upfront information tool

Coadjute has launched a Digital Property Data Pack service for its users. The pack is designed to cover the requirements of the...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlocking success: capabilities an ideal CRM toolbox should offer

CRMs can be superheroes for your business, but not all of them possess the necessary powers to save the day. As...

11 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard Legal Services

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard...

06 July 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Don't fall foul of these laws of nature

Whether at home or abroad, here are some top tips to prevent homeowners from breaking common garden laws and rules this...

01 July 2023

From: Features

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