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KEYWORD "MPs" - 101 RESULTS
PRS crying out for fiscal reform, says LRG

In the second of their Election Wishlist series, Leaders Romans Group turn the spotlight on the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Here, National...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Regional firm on the hunt for agency opportunities

Henry Adams is on the acquisition trail. The southern region-focused agency brand has said it is actively seeking acquisitions, joint ventures, and...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

LRG sets out its stall for election 2024

With election day looming, in the first of a series of articles, experts from property services organisation, Leaders Romans Group, offer...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Agent marks 60-year anniversary with shareholder scheme launch

Agency brand Martyn Gerrard is marking 60 years in estate agency by offering staff a stake in the business. The London agent’s...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Use of Help to Buy ISA-backed property deposits slumps

The number of properties purchased using a Help to Buy ISA-backed deposit fell to record lows last year, official data shows. Government...

16 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

Fast-growing estate agency group attracts £100m price tag

It's reported that the Lomond estate agency group, which is heavily backed by private equity and which has expanded through serial...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Prop X - landmark event announced by Propertymark Trust

The Propertymark Trust has launched Prop X, its first-ever fundraising event, scheduled for Birmingham in September.  A statement from the trade body...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New high end agency puts emphasis on lifestyle presentation

A new agency has launched, describing itself as being “dedicated to creating extraordinary marketing for extraordinary homes across Hampshire, Surrey and...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Five year record high for number of homes listed for sale - Zoopla

Would-be home-buyers are enjoying the highest level of spring-time choice of homes in five years says Zoopla. The portal claims that there...

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 ‘sticking to asking prices’ ahead of spring market

Sellers are already less open to price adjustments despite the spring market being slow to kick in, an agent has warned. Chestertons...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average time to sell remains static despite regional variations - research

The average time it takes to sell a house from listing to completion has dropped by 0.7% in the past year,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Seymours signs up to OnTheMarket

OnTheMarket has signed a listings agreement with independent agency brand Seymours. The South East England focused 20-branch estate agency network primarily operates...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Potential ticking time bomb for retrofit complaints awaits

The term ‘time bomb’ is sometimes overly used in the housing market, and while it has been linked to many things...

06 April 2024

From: Features

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

How Much Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Affect the UK Housing Market?

Borrowers are currently rolling off relatively favourable two-year fixed-rate deals agreed at the start of 2022, but the pain from higher...

30 March 2024

From: Features

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

The NPPF, 'Beauty' and 'Gentle Density'

Both 'beauty' and ‘gentle density’ are central themes of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).. The notes which accompany the NPPF state...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Martyn Gerrard celebrates Hampstead office opening

London agent Martyn Gerrard has launched a new flagship office in Hampstead, expanding its presence across the capital. It follows the launch...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons: 'We have returned as London's top agent'

Foxtons has recorded a 31% annual increase in the value of its under offer pipeline during the first couple of months...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent gets on board with Valentine’s Day video

A local estate agent is spreading the love this Valentine’s Day with a video aiming to get people “on board.” Surrey and...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: House prices rose in January but ‘rapid rebound’ is unlikely

Average house prices rose between December and January but a rapid rebound is unlikely, Nationwide has warned. The latest Nationwide House Price...

01 February 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

Industry Views - Why Are Housing Ministers So Mediocre These Days?

Sir Simon Clarke’s call for Rishi Sunak to be ousted from Downing Street may well express what many of his MP...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Foxtons aims for £3m savings from branch closures as total revenue rises

Foxtons is set to close and consolidate some Ludlow Thompson branches as part of plans to save £3m this year. A trading...

26 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs end of HS2 land safeguarding

Propertymark has welcomed a move by the Government to lift restrictions on development along the abandoned HS2 route. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Could ROPA rules finally materialise in leasehold reforms?

Estate agency regulations and minimum standards may finally see the light of day after Labour put forward amendments to the Government’s...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency acquirer doubles South Coast presence

Lomond has more than doubled its footprint spanning the South Coast after sealing a new deal for Hampshire agent Beal’s. The brand...

05 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

Will cities see an urban renaissance through 'gentle density'

The debate over the Green Belt, and the newly branded ‘grey belt’, has made the headlines a lot recently and will...

30 December 2023

From: Features

PCL market rises after ‘unseasonably busy’ November

The prime central London market is set for a rebound, analysis claims. Research by Strutt & Parker reveals the PCL market was...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s hot in housing? The power of heat pumps

Heat pumps are become more prevalent across the UK to power our homes’ heating requirements and they are only likely to...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Leasehold reform legislation still has ‘missing parts’ - warning

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill is falling short of its own objectives, an industry executive has claimed. Linz Darlington, founder of...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

 Hampshire agent unveils new independent brand

A former director of Southampton-based property brand White & Guard has launched his own estate agency in Hampshire. Rob Rowe has unveiled Rowe...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Leasehold reform bill passes second reading

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill passed its second reading in Parliament last night. Housing minister Lee Rowley pledged that the legislation...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The happiest place to live in Great Britain

The borough of Richmond upon Thames in London has been crowned the happiest place to live in Great Britain, according to...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Balancing AI innovation with the human touch

Large language models, machine learning, artificial intelligence, artificial general intelligence, and 'the singularity' change everything, but there again, they change literally...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons: We are a lettings-focused business

Foxtons has described itself as a “lettings-focused” business after announcing the acquisition of rival London agency Ludlow Thompson. The deal is worth...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agency brand embarks on regional tour

Fine & Country is embarking on its Autumn Regional Tour this month. This events across the UK bring together industry professionals, business...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Owners and Landlords pay dearly for Sunak’s eco U-turn - claim

The government should reverse some of its latest energy efficiency policies so owners, landlords and tenants can enjoy cheaper fuel bills The...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty revenue slumps but IHT soars - new figures

Inheritance Tax receipts for April to September 2023 have soared to £3.9 billion, some £0.4 billion higher than the same period...

24 October 2023

From: Breaking News

 Buyers returning to London but market ‘remains fragile’

Demand for residential property remains fragile despite a pause in interest rate rises, Knight Frank claims. While the number of new prospective...

10 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Council buys private homes to improve their EPC ratings

A Labour council has revealed that it’s bought 15 open market homes, beefed up  their energy efficiency and will use them...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency remains important to homebuyers and sellers

Buyers and sellers are still factoring energy efficiency into property valuations despite Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rolling back net-zero reforms. Analysis by...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Evolution: Data and personalisation drive the market

Clive Humby of Dunn Humby (the Mega Minds behind the Tesco Clubcard) declared that "Data is the new oil" in 2006....

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Posh Property Buyers stand back as prime London cools

An index of prime London properties suggests buyers standing back as economic uncertainty reaches the upper levels of the market. The Prime...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Have mortgage rates peaked?

Since the Bank of England base rate started making large jumps around the middle of last year, mortgage rates have increased...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Government urged to look beyond ‘vocal NIMBY minority’ to boost housebuilding

The majority of the British public believe the Government is responsible for fixing the country’s housing shortage but few believe that...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: Price reductions declining as buyers return to the capital

Fewer sellers are willing to cut their asking prices, Chestertons claims. The agent said vendors in the capital have already priced in...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

MPs criticise ‘persistent poor performance’ of DLUHC

MPs have expressed “concern and disappointment” at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) for its persistent poor performance...

20 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

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Party Time - housing policies from Labour, Tories and the rest

And suddenly it’s autumn. It’s just six weeks before the clocks change, days are getting shorter and - the real sign...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Prime agent unveils new office location

John D Wood & Co has expanded with a new office in Winchester, Hampshire. The Winchester office occupies a stone-built corner premises...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

What is ‘mixed tenure’ and why are mixed tenure developments built?

The term mixed-tenure development usually refers to residential developments where different residential tenures are provided on the same site. Typically, tenure was...

30 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Winkworth expands prime north London presence

Winkworth is expanding further in north London, with a new office opening in fashionable West Hampstead. The move by the agency franchise...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons:  Fewer buyers are in the market but sellers are undeterred

Buyers are waiting for mortgage rates to stabilise before making a move in the property market, Chestertons claims. It comes as the...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Soon-to-be President Trueman will have her sights set on twin targets

Andrews Lettings Director Angharad Trueman has identified two priorities for her forthcoming term as President of the Association of Lettings Agents. Known...

19 August 2023

From: Features

Housing market still in doldrums despite mortgage rate cuts

Mortgage lenders are at last cutting their rates on some deals, confident that the Bank of England’s base rate may rise...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Have Bank of England rate hikes peaked?

Agents and property professionals have expressed hopes that rates have peaked after latest rise Iin the cost of borrowing. The Bank of...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Answers on a postcard please, Minister

Housing Minister Rachel Maclean MP is probably looking forward to her summer break this year. But wherever she's going and whatever she's...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Major agency: Cautious buyers may benefit from summer stock

London buyers are becoming more cautious but they may benefit from more stock entering the market, Chestertons claims. A market update from...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: How agents can survive the 'new normal'

In his latest column, Jonathan Rolande, founder of House Buy Fast, explains how those working in the sector can beat the...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs not the sole driver of house prices

As the Governor, Andrew Bailey, announces his plans to install heat pumps at the Bank of England, we are increasingly hearing...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Property Natter - No more working for a week or two....

‘Schools out for Summer’ as the Alice Cooper song goes and the kids are not the only ones looking forward to...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Savills chief jumps ship to new agency

A new estate agency has now announced that its co-founder is a Savills head of office who has jumped ship. Sebastian Hipwood,...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Levelling up: how a quality CRM provider helps your agency grow

Success with your chosen CRM solution should not be a one-and-done package. Once you team up with a stellar CRM provider,...

17 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Speculation about Gove future as reshuffle likely in September

It may be all change - again - at the Department of Levelling Up, Communities and Local Government if media speculation...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

No evidence that scrapping housing targets will boost housebuilding, MPs warn

MPs have cast doubt on the Government’s ability to achieve its target of 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s...

14 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

Energy policy confusion hitting the sale of rural homes - claim

There’s a warning today that confusion over plans to transition rural properties to greener heating systems may be deterring buyers. Trade association...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Turn empty shops and offices into homes - MPs demand action

Two all-party groups of MPs and Peers have called on the government to act to turn empty buildings into good quality,...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - The good, the bad…and the ugly

Interesting news from Leaders Romans Group (LRG) this week when they revealed sales figures across the group for June. Nationally, sales figures...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Regional agent unveils franchise offering

The team behind regional agency brands Simpson & Partners and Simpson and Weekley is developing a hybrid franchise model. Andrew Simpson and...

06 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

Propertmark unveils new chairman and board members

Propertymark has named its new chairperson and board members during its annual general meeting. Succeeding Propertymark’s, Nicky Heathcote, Bill Butler has been...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Chestertons: Market is moving but shortage of larger homes continues

Supply and demand is rising but there is still a shortage of larger properties for buyers, Chestertons claims. An update from the...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand expands into Wokingham

Winkworth has expanded further in the South East of England with a new office opening in Wokingham – its fourth office...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Crowning glory for Americans is a 'mini-castle' in Hampstead

Old Conduit House in Hampstead Village, a beautifully restored Gothic Grade II* Listed 5,054 sqft (470 sqm), six bedroom home, built...

17 June 2023

From: Features

Pressure grows for mortgage support fund

MPs have urged Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to hold an emergency summit in Downing Street with banks and mortgage lenders to...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Hydrogen heating – a silver bullet or hot air?

At present, the space heating of homes accounts for roughly 14% of the UK’s annual emissions. If we are to meet...

14 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents on the acquisition trail

Two major agents have been on the acquisition trail this week. Chestertons, London’s oldest estate agency, has continued its expansion plans with...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Prestige & Village announce exciting new partnership with Desert Springs Resort

In an exclusive interview with Estate Agent Today, Simon Coaker, Sales & Marketing Director of Desert Springs Resort, shared captivating insights into...

08 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Former housing ministers slam Government for scrapping housebuilding targets

Two former housing ministers have criticised the Government for scrapping housebuilding targets. The Government officially watered-down proposals for mandatory local housebuilding targets...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Helpline launched to advise agents on spray foam and solar panel issues

Claims management company (CMC) Hydrogard Legal Services has launched a helpline to advise agents on issues that may disrupt their sales. The firm...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: London market is thawing as buyers and sellers return

Chestertons has reported an increase in buyer enquiries and listings as it heads into the traditionally busy spring market. The London estate...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - getting in the swing of it

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

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Regional agent expands reach with new branch opening

Mackenzie Smith has opened its eighth branch, launching a new office in Camberley, Surrey.  The independent brand’s new office is located right...

24 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

Housing Secretary: UK property supply and standards are broken

The property market is broken, Housing Secretary Michael Gove acknowledged yesterday. Despite the Conservative Party being in power since 2010, Gove insisted...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

It has been a busy first quarter of the year for property industry job moves. If you want your jobs or appointments news...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Only 41% of homes in England meet recommend energy rating

New 2023 research from Open Property Group found that just 41% of homes in England meet the recommended Energy Performance Certificate...

29 March 2023

From: Features

Revealed! The homes still on the market since 2009

Agents in some parts of the UK are still struggling to sell properties that they first listed more than a decade...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Planning and Net Zero – the need for political change

In November, research conducted by The Housing Forum's Futures Network unearthed concern with the potential to meet the requirements set out...

18 March 2023

From: Features

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