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New owner named for Surrey branch of Martin & Co

Property and finance professional Alan Lai has been confirmed as the new owner of Martin & Co’s branches in Caterham and...

08 April 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

Martin & Co branches move to new ownership

Two of national sales and lettings agency Martin & Co’s Oxfordshire branches are under new ownership. Experienced international property professional David Rebe...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency groups to discuss industry regulation in House of Lords

Representatives from Propertymark, Trading Standards and The Property Ombudsman (TPO) are set to discuss estate agency regulation in the House of...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property platform offers agents free AML checks

OneDome is offering free digital know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) checks for estate agents using its various home buying services.  The...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Martin & Co franchisee adds fifth office

Martin & Co in South West London’s long-standing franchisee Michael van de Vyver has added a fifth branch to his growing...

13 February 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

AllAgents Awards reveal top rated estate agencies

The winners of the AllAgents Customer Experience Awards have been revealed. A ceremony was held at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow last week...

06 December 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

Agent marks 50 years in Coventry

The founder of family-run brand Coopers Estate Agents is marking 50 years in the industry. Martin Cooper has recalled his first sale,...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Warren Buffett’s affiliate agency opens prime central London branch

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices London has opened a new office on Sloane Avenue. It will service Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Chelsea and South Kensington. The agency...

25 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

Agents Do Charity - aspirational autumn

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

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Reviews platform names TV personality as awards host

Agency reviews platform allAgents.co.uk has named Martin Roberts as the host of this year's highly anticipated 2023 Annual Customer Experience Awards...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Rugby legend named as property awards host

The inaugural Northwest PROPS Awards will be hosted by England and British Lions rugby legend Martin Bayfield. The two-time Grand Slam winner...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Deadline approaches for agency customer experience awards

Time is running out for agents to submit their final customer reviews for consideration in the prestigious 2023 allAgents Customer Experience...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent reviews platform unveils ‘game-changing’ certified reports

Agency reviews website allAgents.co.uk has revamped its certified reports to help agents secure new business. The documents provide agents with a downloadable...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

And the winners are… UK’s top rated agents are revealed

The most highly-rated agents in the UK have been revealed. Comparison website allAgents has unveiled the winners of its 2023 People Awards. These...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Former TPFG training lead takes on two branches

Martin & Co’s Sheffield and Worksop branches are under new ownership, with former The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) training expert Dean...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Venue revealed for agency awards

Agency reviews website allAgents has revealed the venue for its highly anticipated 2023 UK Customer Experience Awards. This year's event will be...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Deadline approaches for allAgents People Awards

Agency staff have little more than a week to ensure their allAgents profile is up to date so they can boost...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents ‘risking reputation’ by relying on manual AML checks

Agents are being warned that they risk financial and reputational costs by continuing to rely on manual methods of identity verification. It...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Academy to host free market webinar 

Property Academy is hosting a free webinar today where behavioural economist Roger Martin-Fagg will share his predictions for the property market...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Younger UK buyers lured by cheaper continental house prices - claim

Increasing numbers of young buyers are looking abroad to boost their chances of getting on the property ladder. New data from international...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agenda-setting campaign exposes AML loopholes

SmartSearch, the UK’s leading provider of digital compliance, has published an agenda-setting whitepaper to highlight the anti-money laundering shortcomings and sanctions...

25 February 2023

From: Features

Martin & Co franchise acquired by new family owners

A father and his two sons have joined forces to become the new owners of Martin & Co’s St Albans branch. Kevin...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Government has vowed to use ‘all the tools’ to expose the ‘criminals and corrupt elites’ using the UK property market to clean their dirty cash

AML experts SmartSearch warn estate agents that, with so many firms still hiding behind ‘opaque corporate structures,’ proper due diligence has...

11 February 2023

From: Features

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

Agents warned against AML complacency on Russian sanctions

Sanctions against Russian oligarchs are working but agents and property professionals are being warned against getting complacent when checking international buyer...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the five biggest property moments of 2022

As we get ever closer to 2023, this final Natter of the year is dedicated to the five biggest property moments of...

17 December 2022

From: Features

PropTech Today: 5 things you must do in 2023 to get the most from your tech

Why is it that some agents report seeing little impact/improvement from adopting a PropTech solution when another (similar) agent reports transformational...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

 EweMove and Martin & Co branches rebrand

One of hybrid agent EweMove’s first franchisees has expanded his North West territory by rebranding as Property Franchise Group stablemate Whitegates. Chris...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

And the winners are… allAgents reveals award accolades

The winners of the 2022 allAgents Customer Experience Awards were announced last week. The agency customer feedback website held its second ever...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – interview with Zoopla’s Charlie Bryant

Here at Angels Media towers, we’re always keen to get the biggest names in the business on board for interviews. And that...

03 December 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - warm hearts on colder days

There have been plenty of heart-warming examples of agents supporting their local communities and charities this week, from sleep-outs to donations. Whatever...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

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

It has been another busy month for job moves in the estate agency sector. Here are some of the latest moves that...

30 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Research identifies anti-money laundering hotspots

Northern Ireland has been named as a potential hotspot for money laundering. New data from anti-money laundering software provider SmartSearch has identified...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Sponsors revealed for allAgents Customer Experience Awards

Angels Media-owned brand ValPal has been named among sponsors of the allAgents Customer Experience awards. It comes as this year’s awards will...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents must take AML seriously after huge HMRC crackdown

Dozens of estate agents have been fined a combined total of £519,645 for failing to meet their obligations under anti-money laundering...

02 November 2022

From: Features

Agents ‘being trained to overvalue homes’ - claim

Agency reviews website allAgents has shone a spotlight on industry trainers. It claims at least one unnamed industry trainer is advocating overvaluing...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reviews website helps firms tackle ‘incompetent’ valuations

Agents can now use vendor feedback from allAgents to access and print reports demonstrating how accurate their market appraisals are. The reviews...

28 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut - much needed boost or short term fix? Either way, estate agents need to prepare for the rush

The Government’s mini budget on September 23 was anything but ‘mini’ with several major announcements one of the most significant of...

17 October 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Going digital is the answer to sector compliancy woes

If recent headlines are anything to go by, estate agents and the wider property industry are not just feeling the heavy...

15 October 2022

From: Features

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

There are no signs of a post-summer lull in the property jobs market. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraisers on their feet for good causes

There is a big walking theme to this week's charity exploits, showing you don't have to break too much of a...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents do Charity - keeping active to raise vital funds

From golf swings, to running and rowing, there is an active theme to this week's fundraising exploits. If there are charitable endeavours...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property market aims to define a housing crash

Property professionals and commentators have begun pondering an official definition of a house price crash. It comes amid forecasts that house prices...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

 Agents ‘wrongly’ rely on hard copy AML checks

Agents are ‘wrongly’ relying on hard copies of identity documents to verify people’s identities in anti-money laundering (AML) checks, new research...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - keeping charities and events running

It's been a busy period of fundraising and volunteering for agents and property professionals. Support has included getting one charity back on...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks creates new director of risk role

Purplebricks has recruited Helen Martin to the newly created role of group director of risk and compliance. It comes as the beleaguered...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Celebrity host named for high-profile agent awards

Reviews website allAgents has revealed the host for its 2022 Customer Experience Awards. The event will be hosted by property and lifestyle...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build buyers at risk from Japanese knotweed loophole - warning

Buyers of new-build homes are being left exposed to the risk of Japanese knotweed due to difference in the conveyancing process...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property firms failing to detect criminal 'ghosts'

Property firms are still failing to make basic anti-money laundering checks (AML), and some may even unwittingly be helping politically exposed...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Expanding agent now ‘largest office network in London’

Independent London agent Dexters has unveiled its latest acquisition. The brand has purchased south east London firm Conran Estates, taking on its...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

It's a (new) date! allAgents moves awards closer to Christmas

Industry comparison website allAgents has announced a change of event date for their 2022 Customer Experience Awards Ceremony. It will now be...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

High-performing agent network opens conference to potential members

Relocation Agent Network (RAN) has unveiled details of its much-anticipated conference, and you don’t have to be a member (yet) to...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

AML warning: Financial criminals targeting smaller property firms

Anti-money laundering (AML) software provider SmartSearch is warning of a rise in financial crime, particularly targeting smaller property firms. A survey of...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property firms failing to adapt AML processes despite Russian sanctions - claim

Up to 70% of property firms have not changed their approach to onboarding new customers since sanctions were imposed on Russia...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Bowled over! Venue announced for prestigious agency awards

Reviews website allAgents has revealed the location of this year’s Customer Experience Awards. The ceremony will be held at the Kia Oval...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Parkers franchisee marks three years in agency with new office

The owners of Parkers’ Witney branch have marked their third year under the sales and lettings brand by opening their second...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes with EV chargers will sell at a premium due to public shortage

Accessibility to charging facilities is becoming an increasingly important factor for home buyers in affluent neighbourhoods where electric vehicle adoption is...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government remains 120,000 homes short of building targets

The Government was 120,000 homes short of its own new-build targets last year, research claims. Analysis by new-build sales optimisation platform Unlatch...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML platform secures 1,000th property client

Anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch has reached 1,000 clients in the property industry. It comes amid increased scrutiny of money laundering amid sanctions...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Reviews site reveals worst-rated agencies - and it's not just Purplebricks

AllAgents has revealed the 10 worst rated agency brands on its customer review platform, with Purplebricks leading the worst performers. The reviews...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

House price growth may be slowing but there is still plenty of movement in the property jobs market. Here are some of...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - bikes, boats and Bond

Fundraising efforts featuring bikes, boats and James Bond all feature in this week's edition of Agents Do Charity. Remember, if you have...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency franchisees given chance to earn shares by joining Boomin

Agency franchisees with brands such as Hunters, Martin & Co, Belvoir and EasyProperty are being given the chance to sign up...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reviews site calls for tougher crackdown on fake feedback

The government is being urged to go further with its clampdown on fake reviews. A government announcement aimed at protecting consumers last...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin reveals latest wave of paid-up agents

Boomin has unveiled its latest round of paying agents. The challenger portal, launched by former Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce, has revealed 10...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

And the winner is…? allAgents gears up for in-person awards

Reviews website allAgents has begun teasing details of its 2022 awards. Agents will be able to pick up their gongs in person...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The Property Franchise Group hits records revenues

The Property Franchise Group has reported record like-for-like revenue for 2021. The umbrella property brand, which incorporates well-known names such as EweMove,...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis to the fore

Hello and welcome to another Agents Do Charity, the weekly round up of fund-raising in our industry. Once more our thoughts are...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Dexters’ expansion programme continues with digital platform

The long-standing commitment of London-focussed agency Dexters to expand through acquisitions is continuing apace. Over the weekend it was announced that the...

14 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Reviews site allAgents makes new allegations about rival services

The war of words between various property review platforms continues apace. The latest accusation concern comparison website GetAgent, and specifically reviews of...

09 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - for so many heart-breaking, heart-warming causes

These are undeniably darker days as news comes through of a humanitarian crisis in Ukraine - we have the first agency...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: The property sector should take action now, not wait for the Economic Crime Bill

The outcome of the Ukraine crisis is far from certain, but one thing has become abundantly clear. The long-overdue Economic Crime...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Agents Giving charity appoints another senior agency figure to board

Agents Giving - widely recognised as the industry’s main charity - has appointed another senior agency figure to its board. It’s Iain...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Star Quality - leading estate agency hires a Mystic Meg

Normally estate agents are rightly proud of their professional abilities to provide expertise to vendors when it comes to selling -...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

A Lesson for Agents from the Ukraine Crisis

If the UK and its allies have been played by Russia over the Ukraine ‘invasion’, and it’s beginning to look that...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Insight - an estate agents’ guide to AML

The UK property industry has long been a target of fraudsters due to the low levels of transparency and the fact...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Trustpilot hits back after attack by property reviews website

Reviews website Trustpilot has hit back after being attacked by property website allAgents.  allAgents chief Martin McKenzie is calling for Trustpilot chief...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New housing minister named in government mini-reshuffle

A new housing minister has been named this afternoon, to replace Chris Pincher. Stuart Andrew has been confirmed by Downing Street as...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks reviews dispute takes new twist four years on

A long running dispute between reviews website allAgents and Purplebricks has come back to life - with a new twist. In 2017...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Outstanding year for EweMove hybrid agency as parent firm booms

Hybrid agency EweMove - which has a mix of working-from-home agents and High Street branches - has had an outstanding year...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

For Sale Boards - agency runs competition to spot worst offenders

An estate agency is running a competition to encourage residents to photograph badly-located For Sale and To Let boards. The Basingstoke branch...

26 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Trio of agency branches snapped up by financial entrepreneur

Three of Martin & Co’s most prominent branches in the north of England are under new ownership. The Saltaire, Keighley, and Thackley...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Should house prices and mortgage costs be based on EPC ratings?

A new survey suggests two thirds of current or potential home owners would accept the idea of a mortgage interest rate...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - video interview with Stephen Brown and RAN 2021!

In a first for the Natter, this week's interview is a video affair, with me posing the questions to Stephen Brown,...

04 December 2021

From: Features

Top industry company will run New Homes Ombudsman

The Dispute Service has been selected to operate the New Homes Ombudsman scheme, following what has been called ”a fiercely competitive...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

RAN 2021! Conference and Awards tomorrow in Birmingham

Tomorrow sees the Relocation Agent Network’s first in-person conference since 2019.   The event, at the Metropole Hilton in Birmingham, will focus...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Industry chiefs to address Relocation Agent Network annual conference

The Relocation Agent Network has unveiled its speakers for its national conference and exhibition early next month. Called RAN Live! 2021 it...

19 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Celebrity reveals allAgents winners at ‘awards event of the year’

TV property celebrity Amanda Lamb has revealed the winners of the 2021 allAgents customer experience awards. They were announced at the awards’...

16 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agency’s window is stunning show of respect for those who fell…

With Remembrance Sunday this weekend, the nation and our industry will remember those who fell. Yesterday on Estate Agent Today we featured one...

12 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks share price now under 7% of its all-time high

A torrid period for Purplebricks' share value means it opens stock market trading today with a price of just 33p.  This is less...

08 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Business boost for EweMove, Martin & Co and other TPFG brands

The Property Franchise Group, the agency industry’s largest franchise operation, has reported strong performance in recent months. Chief executive Gareth Samples has...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Google reviews ‘game changer’ announced by allAgents

allAgents has announced that Google reviews will be integrated onto its website. allAgents has called the move “a game changer within the...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Celebrity host revealed for AllAgents Customer Experience Awards

TV property personality Amanda Lamb has been named as the presenter of the first ever allAgents Annual Customer Experience Awards in...

11 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – how can estate agents improve their green credentials?

As we motor towards the next major global climate change conference – the UN’s COP26 being held in Glasgow from 31...

25 September 2021

From: Features

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