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Property Natter - Mistakes, milkshakes and military memories - what a week!

In a week when the election campaign descended into claim and counterclaim of lies over tax plans and Nigel Farage was...

08 June 2024

From: Features

TPFG acquires Fine & Country and The Guild

Fine & Country and The Guild of Property Professionals have been revealed as the next acquisition for The Property Franchise Group...

03 June 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

Housing analyst: I’m happy to be wrong on house prices

A housing market analyst has admitted he is “happy being wrong” after predicting house prices would fall between 8% and 10%...

19 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

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

Property marketing: why videography matters most for 2024

When almost all agents and developers use the tried and tested formula of floorplan, professional photography  and a well-crafted description, what can be...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

AML platform adds material information tools

Anti-money laundering platform (AML) Credas Technologies has launched a material information function, helping estate agents to get ahead of the latest...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards unveils latest material information rules for agents

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has published the long-awaited Parts B and C of material information...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Are passive houses the future of sustainable homes?

By Alan Siggins, indoor ventilation expert and Managing Director of Airflow. Whilst the UK’s focus on Net Zero and green efforts may...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Estate agent's guide to spotting title-related issues and what to do about them

As an Estate Agent it’s important to be able to interpret and understand the information that a Title Deed document presents...

20 September 2023

From: Features

Should landlords receive BTL mortgage support?

To help or not to help: that is the question the government is facing with regard to under-pressure private rented sector...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Money-saving hacks to help you cut costs on home insurance

According to research, the average cost of home insurance was £300 in 2022 – a record low. However, this could increase...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Upfront information reduces fall-throughs by 13% - claim

A property data firm claims to have evidence showing agents who fail to provide upfront information are more likely to suffer...

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

Prestige & Village continue recruitment drive with a day at the polo

Prestige and Village, the premium property agency firm, are continuing their drive to recruit more estate agents as part of their...

30 May 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Agents back Rightmove for leads but are concerned about fake contact

Rightmove has been named as the most effective portal for driving leads but there is a sense of frustration about fake...

19 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing policy must go beyond election cycles - warning     

Housing policy formation must go beyond electoral cycles, academics have warned. A group of Cambridge University alumni has teamed up to urge...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

8 common survey issues and how to resolve them

As an estate agent, you know that securing the sale is just step one of a successful journey. But with issues...

01 April 2023

From: Features

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

Douglas & Gordon boss lists property for sale - with another agent

A home linked to Douglas & Gordon chief executive James Evans is currently listed for sale at £3.5m. The property has been...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agency branches out to Dubai

Premium property agency Prestige & Village is expanding beyond its home base in the South East of England. It has launched the...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Condensation mould – a black mark for property

Black mould associated with condensation is becoming an increasing problem for homes in the UK and following the tragic death of...

24 February 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Lender calls for green Stamp Duty rebate

A senior banking figure has called for Stamp Duty rebates on property purchases to help create greener homes as research shows...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

UK housebuilder gets green credentials validated

Crest Nicholson has become the first UK housebuilder to have its science-based net-zero aim checked and validated by the Science Based...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Hamptons returns to Chelsea Flower Show with Mediterranean garden

Hamptons is returning to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2023 following last year’s Gold win. The agency brand is sponsoring a...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Reinvent then rent: could old commercial buildings boost rental stock?

In this guest piece, Andy Jones, Corporate & Build To Rent Director at LRG, looks at whether commercial property can help solve...

12 November 2022

From: Features

The ‘green premium’ – buyers paying 15% more for energy efficient homes

Homebuyers are spending an average of 15.5% more for an energy efficient property, estate agents claim. New research by Santander found identified...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Fixer’ Gove will struggle to hit homebuilding targets – warning

The Government’s target of constructing 300,000 new homes annually by 2025 has been called into question due to a lack of...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Home Sweet Home: Experts Advise on What to Look for When Buying a House

You've finally found the perfect house. It's within your budget, has the desired number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and even comes...

13 October 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Introducing Agency Edition

In the current challenging economic environment, agencies need to ensure more than ever that they’re getting the most out of every...

27 September 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Expert reveals how to transform your living room into an eco-friendly space with three easy trends

Transforming your living room into an eco-friendly space not only benefits your health and wellbeing, but the planet too. It can...

27 September 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Analysis: What did Boris Johnson do for the UK property market during his 3 years as Prime Minister?

Time is up for Boris Johnson's tenure as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, serving 3 years and 44...

17 September 2022

From: Features

Homesearch unveils new property search platform to boost agency instruction 

Property data and estate agent prospecting platform, Homesearch has unveiled a new property search engine that it hopes will transform the...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency brand opens first fully sustainable branch

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has opened its first sustainable branch in Kemptown, Brighton City Centre. The Leaders-branded office has been completely refurbished...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

The Do’s & Don’ts When Downsizing

Empty nesters may be considering downsizing their home this September as their children set off to university, whilst other downsizers are...

05 September 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Agency stocks brush off HSBC’s warnings of housing market downturn

Estate agency share prices had a mixed response to dire warnings about housing demand and prices issued by HSBC last week. The...

05 September 2022

From: Breaking News

A Day in The Life of a Regional Construction Director

Last weekend, Nat Daniels' latest Property Natter column focused on the average day in the life of a conveyancer. In this feature,...

20 August 2022

From: Features

Eco properties – time running out to grab tickets for first-ever Green Home Festival

With green issues on the agenda more than ever, homeowners wanting to learn more about making their homes more eco-friendly have...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Housebuilder prepares eco-friendly homes ready for extreme temperatures

A typical comment accompanying news of the UK heatwave is that our homes are not built for 40-degree heat. Many residential homes...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Portal listings without material information ‘will eventually be rejected’

Trading Standards has indicated that non-compliant listings will eventually be rejected from portals as it urges agents to use their “professional...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Expert Analysis: How safe are homes 5 years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy?

It’s the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy, but are high rises any safer today than they were then? On 14th...

18 June 2022

From: Features

New-build completions hampered by rising costs

Limited supply is prompting more buyers to consider new-builds but the sector is also suffering from a stock shortage, Savills warns. Research...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs call for carbon targets on housebuilding

MPs have called for carbon emissions to be considered when it comes to house building. A report released this week by the Environmental Audit...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips for reducing carbon footprint in lettings

With Earth Day in April and Environment Day looming in June, all businesses and individuals are becoming more aware of their...

25 May 2022

From: Features

Government unveils new levelling up law - what it means for estate agents

The government last night revealed more details on its flagship Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill including letting local authorities double council...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket expands Property Academy partnership

OnTheMarket has expanded its partnership with agency coaching brand Property Academy. The exclusive commercial relationship was agreed last year, giving full-fee paying...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech and the future of the UK’s economy and property market

Although Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement did not include many announcements regarding housing, it did provide a good...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Agents slam government energy initiative as “drop in the ocean”

Propertymark says only a national retrofitting programme  can make UK homes more energy efficient - and it says a new government...

04 April 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

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a dramatic future income tax cut, changes to National Insurance thresholds and scrapping VAT on more...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: what does prospecting look like in the current market?

In the first few months of 2022, agents have experienced some of the lowest stock levels in several years. The number...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply shortage to go on as planning stifles house building goals

Planning delays, labour shortages and the surging price of building materials are combining to sharply cut the number of new homes...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS names veteran ex-civil servant to lead independent review

RICS has appointed Lord Michael Bichard to lead a wide-ranging independent review into the governance and purpose of the institution. The review...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Propertymark blasts government as house building figures plummet

Propertymark has criticised the government over poor house building figures. New figures from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities show...

01 December 2021

From: Breaking News

New build prices may soar to cover raft of energy efficiency moves

The price of new build homes could soar if developers are expected to pay for additional energy efficiency measures not necessarily...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Challenges facing the housing market in 2022

It’s been a busy and arguably fruitful year for the property market, with an eager consumer base pushing forwards with their...

17 November 2021

From: Features

Supply Chain Crisis will push up house prices, warns consultancy

A leading business consultancy is warning that supply chain shortages as a result of Brexit and the pandemic will push up...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Ex-Purplebricks staff set up new agency and reveal big expansion

The self-employed partnership known as The Agency UK - founded by three refugees from Purplebricks - has announced a major expansion. The...

28 September 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

How affordable is it to buy a new-build house?

Affordability has always been a hot topic when it comes to the property market, and this is doubly true for first-time...

22 September 2021

From: Features

Interview: experienced agents show increased appetite for training and qualifications

Since the announcement of the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA), an increasing amount of Principle, Partners and Directors (PPD) from the...

04 September 2021

From: Features

Can landlords and agents take photographs during property inspections?

Taking photographs or video footage during a routine property inspection can be a contentious subject. While landlords have every right to...

07 August 2021

From: Features

Taylor Wimpey profits over twice sum spent on cladding safety work

Volume house builder Taylor Wimpey has announced a pre-tax profit for the first half of this year of £287.5m - and...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Rebrand for agency as it shifts from branches to hybrid

Spicerhaart - which is increasingly shifting its activities towards agents operating away from traditional branches - has redesigned its boards in...

19 July 2021

From: Breaking News

New build prices set to rise thanks to severe material shortages

Shock price rises in materials are set to make new build homes more expensive if a warning from leading industry figures...

28 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Is flexibility key in auction partnerships?

Whilst it was once seen as a way to sell niche or run-down properties, auction is now a mainstream method of...

05 May 2021

From: Features

Prince Philip: how the property landscape changed during his century

For many, the funeral of HRH Prince Philip will be a solemn affair, while for some it will also be a...

17 April 2021

From: Features

Virtual viewings and personal data – what do agents need to know?

If someone broke into your house and took a video of lots of personal information, like photos of family and pets,...

17 April 2021

From: Features

Going Green - one of UK's biggest agency groups to use recycled boards

Leaders Romans Group is to use only fully recycled material to create its sales and lettings boards across all of its...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

New PropTech for auctioneer to work more closely with agents

Property auctioneer Pugh, which has 11 offices across the UK, has unveiled bespoke new technology to support its work with estate...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Modern Method of Auction firm says public needs to be educated

The largest company involved in the controversial Modern Method of Auction says it’s producing a “disruptive digital market campaign to address...

24 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Sell high, sell fast - selling for the best price with home staging

The importance of marketing properties is something that is often undervalued. Big budgets are dedicated to selling everyday items such as...

19 December 2020

From: Features

Agency launches with eco-friendly focus on sustainability

A new family-run estate agency in Cornwall claims to be the first in the county to focus on green thinking, championing...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

The caveat emptor of buying a new house is ‘Let The Buyer Beware.’ This is especially the case for homes that have an ageing boiler.  Before...

29 October 2020

From: Sponsored Content

Free health and well-being package offer to smaller agencies

A health business is offering a free support package to estate agencies with between three and 100 employees, to help staff...

15 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Solve this NOW! Campaign to make cladding flats sell-able again

Survivors and bereaved family members from the Grenfell Tower fire have joined forces with residents trapped in allegedly dangerous flats in...

28 September 2020

From: Breaking News

How will new mandatory survey standards improve the moving process?

From December, the new RICS Home Survey Standard will become mandatory for all RICS professionals undertaking home surveys. The below article explains...

02 September 2020

From: Features

Code of Practice marks welcome progress for RoPA recommendations

Earlier this month, it was revealed that property industry bodies have joined a new Code of Practice Steering Group to enact...

25 July 2020

From: Features

Property scam firms selling 'parking spaces' are shut down

Two companies that persuaded property investors to pay as much as £25,000 for a parking space have been wound up in...

14 July 2020

From: Breaking News

Technology is central to solving property’s mismeasurement issue

To most people, purchasing a home is the single most significant financial commitment made across a lifetime. Given the impact and...

13 June 2020

From: Features

During March, the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on the property market with an enforced period of shutdown. However, almost two...

21 May 2020

From: Sponsored Content

PropTech firm using “World War Three” hazard suits to visit properties

A PropTech firm says it’s using what it calls “World War Three-style” hazard suits when they visit premises to create virtual...

12 May 2020

From: Breaking News

New Rightmove tool shows price per square metre falling in real terms

Forget the Boris Bounce - this might be the Rightmove Retreat. A new tool produced by the portal measures price per...

26 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and what’s that rumble I hear?

Hello and welcome to the last day of January, Brexit Day and - perhaps most importantly - the latest edition of...

31 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - as we’re gathering around the tree…

Hello and welcome to Agents Do Charity’s final edition before this Christmas and the New Year. It’s been a terrific year for...

20 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Ban all boards! Council wants government backing for blanket ban

A London council wants government backing for a borough-wide Section 7 direction - effectively banning all agents’ boards being erected without...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Regulating agents is key demand from leasehold campaigner

A 10 point manifesto to drive forward leasehold reform has been published by prominent campaigner Louie Burns, of The Leasehold Solutions Group. The 10...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

A focus on professional development could improve our industry

Being a market leader means staying on top of industry trends. The more aware you are of what's happening in the...

02 November 2019

From: Features

Going Green: are agents ready for buyers wanting eco-info?

There’s a clear change of mood music in the country now regarding environmental issues. You don’t need to be old to remember...

28 September 2019

From: Features

Hybrid agency brand seeks to spread nationwide with franchisees

A hybrid estate and lettings agency operating currently in Manchester, Liverpool and others parts of the north of England has told...

18 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Help To Buy housebuilders get another government bung

It’s been quite a week for news so you might have missed this story - there is yet another boost for...

31 August 2019

From: Features

Nationwide building society goes into house-building

The Nationwide building society is to go into house building. It has received planning permission to build 239 new homes for sale...

15 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - from the top of the world

Friday is Agents Do Charity day and as the country enjoys the delights of Wimbledon and rues the Lionesses' departure from...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - talking women in property, Brexit investment and PropTech

In the first Q&A Natter for a while, I catch up with Angelica Donati - CEO of Donati Immobiliare Group, PropTech...

01 June 2019

From: Features

Property Natter - homes of the future

During our school days, most of us did that task where we imagined and drew the homes of the future, but...

04 May 2019

From: Features

Property Natter – is 9 till 6 still the way to make a living?

For many years, the majority of agents have stuck to the tried-and-tested 9am-6pm opening hours framework. But is this now changing,...

16 March 2019

From: Features

AML Fines for estate agents published

Estate agent anti-money laundering (AML) compliance is under scrutiny again following the publication of figures detailing the fines levied for AML...

13 March 2019

From: Sponsored Content

VR - the third consideration stage for property buyers

Thanks to vast improvements in processing powers, the use of virtual reality (VR) in some sectors is becoming more evident than...

08 December 2018

From: Features

Do floor plans and photos really help to sell a property?

Photos and floor plans remain an essential tool in property marketing. Despite a wealth of choice from aspiring UK PropTech start-ups the...

21 November 2018

From: Features

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