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KEYWORD "Northern Ireland" - 100 RESULTS
Property Tax - Labour on the ropes in key media interview

A Labour frontbencher has failed to explain why the party has no plans to reform council tax based, in most cases,...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech service expansion promises new opportunities for agents

Online digital valuation service The ValPal Network (TVPN*) is expanding after creating a reservoir of what it calls “sufficient quality data.” It’s...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: UK house prices ‘static’ amid hopes of rate cuts

House prices were “static” in May after falling 0.1% on a monthly basis, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.
 The...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland property portal names new leadership team

PropertyPal has named a new chief executive and wider leadership team. The Northern Ireland-focused property portal has promoted former chief operating officer...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Varying property market performance shows benefits of local agents - report

Local property market performances vary from 12% gains to price reductions of as much as 24% since the pandemic house price...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: Housing market is 'finding its feet' as monthly growth remains flat

The housing market is still “finding its feet,” Halifax has claimed, after its latest data showed house prices appeared to stagnate...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mastering Tenant Deposits: A Guide for Letting Agents

Managing tenant deposits is a crucial part of any letting agent’s responsibilities. Ensuring compliance with regulations and safeguarding both landlord and...

08 May 2024

From: Features

Portal claims 40 new agency sign-ups since start of 2024

A locally-owned property portal called Propertynews says it’s signed up over 40 more agents to list properties since New Year. More than...

01 May 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

Property portal unveils AI assistant to help homebuyers

Northern Ireland property portal Propertynews.com has launched a bespoke artificial intelligence assistant to improve the homebuying process for both buyers and...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Think tank calls for Oz-inspired housing ‘sin taxes’

The UK Government should make better use of property taxes to deter foreign buyers, boost property supply and raise tax revenue,...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: Housing market has started strong but a slowdown is still possible

Average house prices rose for the fourth consecutive month during February, figures from Halifax show, but it is unclear how long...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing stock value dips for first time since 2012

The total value of all homes across the UK has dropped for the first time since 2012. Research by Savills shows the...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: House price growth hits 12-month high but risks remain

Annual house price growth hit a 12-month high last month as values rose for the fourth consecutive month but future drops...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Irish estate agency unveils major acquisition

Irish estate agent Sherry FitzGerald Group has acquired Simon Brien Residential (SBR), described as of Northern Ireland’s leading estate agents. SBR will...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Stock shortage or increased demand? House prices rise again

House prices increased for the second consecutive month in November, according to Halifax. The lender’s latest House Price Index recorded monthly growth...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ network welcomes eight new member agents in a month

The Guild of Property Professionals has announced eight new members to its network of independent agents. One is George F White in...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body freezes member fees

Propertymark has frozen membership fees for 2024. Acknowledging the impact of ongoing inflationary pressure and high-interest rates, the agency trade body has...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyEA: Exchanged prices are still rising

Exchanged prices across the UK have grown at an average of 3.8% over the past year despite ‘gloomy headlines’, TwentyEA claims. New...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

The UK regions with the highest and lowest average first-time buyer deposits

The property market is unstable at the moment making it increasingly difficult for first-time buyers to get on the ladder. As a...

05 August 2023

From: Features

Only top 10% of English earners can afford average home in under five years - ONS

Only the top 10% of income earners can afford an average house with less than five years of income in England,...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: House prices aren’t dropping everywhere 

More than a third of homes have declined in value over the past six months, Zoopla data shows. It comes despite the...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Race for space is reversing – claim

The race for space is reversing as more employers are calling staff back into the office. Research by agency brand Jackson-Stops has...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

South East remains busiest housing market as ‘green shoots’ emerge - claim

The South East of England continues to lead the way as TwentyCi revealed its latest statistics on property market activity. The property...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents wanted! Research reveals where new talent is most needed

The South East of England is currently most in need of an estate agency personnel boost, new research claims. The analysis, by...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Penalised Stamp Duty critic returns to theme of “we pay too much”

A well known critic of stamp duty has returned to his long-standing theme of querying whether buyers have paid too much...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

South East dominates as February sales instructions rise

Estate agents have brought more homes to market this month compared with January but February instruction figures are not as high...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Former Purplebricks agents help drive self-employed brand’s UK expansion

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has attracted a trio of former Purplebricks agents as it continues its expansion into Scotland and...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

South East dominates ‘positive start’ to 2023 for property market

The South East of England has been the dominant region across the board this month for instructions, sales agreed and exchanges...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

 Our Oldest House Price Index - happy birthday Halifax

Readers of a certain age may remember 1983. The Space Shuttle Challenger made its first flight, Neil Kinnock was elected Labour leader,...

14 January 2023

From: Features

Propertymark backs devolved Stamp Duty for Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive should seek devolved powers over Stamp Duty, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body has urged the Executive to...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency sector facing one fall-through per minute - claim

The estate agency sector is close to being hit by a fall-through per minute as an industry veteran warns that the...

05 December 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

Problems setting up a client account? Here's what to do

Over the last few months, The Letting Partnership has seen an increase in calls from agents who are struggling to open...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Stamp duty cut to remain as Hunt scraps mini-Budget

The new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has reversed almost all of the tax cuts set out in Kwasi Kwarteng's disastrous mini-Budget three...

17 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark queries if business energy support package goes far enough

The Government yesterday unveiled its long-awaited package of energy bill support for businesses. It will help firms including high street estate agents...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: ‘We are a long way from a housing market crash’

More stock is coming to the market but the number of sales agreed is slowing, new figures suggest. Property data company TwentyCi’s...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Government rejects ‘complex’ Stamp Duty changes

The government has rebuffed calls to assess whether different rates of Stamp Duty could incentivise property development or sales of energy...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills calls for change in attitudes to downsizing

Downsizing could become more attractive to older homeowners as the cost of living crisis intensifies, Savills claims. It comes as analysis by...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

A Level results: Agency highlighted as viable career for school leavers

Estate agency brands have begun reaching out to school leavers as students received their A and T-Level grades yesterday. Top grades for...

19 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Century 21 UK branches out to Northern Ireland

Century 21 UK, the British arm of the US-based franchising agency, has opened its first offices in Northern Ireland. It comes after...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to grasp ‘listings opportunities’ as UK values hit £10trillion

Agents have a “clear opportunity” to nudge high-value homeowners who are considering listing their properties for sale, Zoopla claims. It comes as...

20 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

House price growth returns to double digits 'but not for long'

Annual house price growth figures returned to double digits in April but there are warnings that this could be as good...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New NAEA president plans to attract more school leavers to estate agency

NAEA Propertymark’s new president Stephen McCarron has said he intends to focus on making agency an attractive option for school leavers...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How to handle the needs of older renters

Rising property prices in the UK mean that occupiers are renting long past their forties. According to the government’s last English...

15 June 2022

From: Features

Industry data suggests more agency stock is coming to market

All regions of the UK have seen at least a 2% increase in property supply, TwentyCi claims. A June update from the...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Start of the slowdown? Land Registry records first dip in price growth in 2022

Agents have heralded the beginning of the house price slowdown. The latest Land Registry House Price Index yesterday showed values increased by...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

NI agent offers short-term accommodation to reduce fall-throughs

A County Down-based estate agent has acquired a local rival and launched a new “stop-gap” accommodation service for buyers and sellers...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland election: Propertymark calls for housing to top the agenda

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly are due to be held on 5 May and agents are hoping that housing remains...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

ESTAS 2022 - award shortlists to be revealed from this Friday

The shortlists for this year’s much-coveted ESTAS awards will be revealed from the end of this week. The ESTAS Customer Service Awards,...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the who’s who of the industry

The property industry is fortunate in including many great people, doing great work across a range of businesses – from traditional agency...

30 April 2022

From: Features

House price growth at five-month high but agents warned change is coming

House price growth hit a five-month high in February, according to Land Registry data but there are warnings that this will...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront Information - Light at the end of the Tunnel? 

They say that in fashion, if you wait for long enough, clothes that are hanging at the back of your wardrobe...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Shock at sudden death of estate agency owner

The owner of an estate agency has died suddenly, plunging the local community into shock. Ciaran McGurgan founded Maison Real Estate in...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Is Your Agency Here? Industry award winners named

Some 86 Bronze, Silver, Gold and Special Awards have been presented to agents in the Guild off Property Professionals at its...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

House Price Crisis - affordability worsening across the UK

The Chartered Institute of Housing, set to unveil its latest annual housing review next month, has indicated that to no one’s...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Message to HMRC and Government - stamp duty is outdated

The majority of homeowners and homebuyers believe Stamp Duty Land Tax is outdated and needs reform. The mortgage lender Butterfield commissioned an...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London still hogs property value despite ‘race for space’

The total value of all UK homes broke the £8 trillion barrier in 2021 according to Savills - and London is...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Demand for homes still outstripping supply - for now

Another day, another house price index record. The latest, from the Halifax, shows that typical house prices increased by over £24,500 in...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s a record: House prices end 2021 on a high

House prices in the UK have ended the year of yet another record high. The Nationwide says annual house price growth increased...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Crisis: finding a deposit seems harder than ever

High house prices relative to average earnings make raising a deposit a big barrier for first time buyers, a new study...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents in part of the UK advised to work from home again

Estate agents and other workers in Northern Ireland are being urged to work from home "where possible" in a bid to...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Stock and price data shows strength of market as year-end nears

The average asking price across the UK is now £43,000 higher than it was in late 2019 according to data and...

17 November 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC debt-chasing as thousands of property firms hit ‘financial distress’

Despite the roaring housing market, a new report says that no fewer than 70,500 real estate and property businesses are showing...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Another jump in house prices confirmed by government figures

House price inflation accelerated to 10.6 per cent in August, up from 8.5 per cent in July as buyers rushed to...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Locked or open-door policy - has Covid changed the way offices operate forever?

In this piece, Tom Davis, press officer at Propertymark, explores the debate surrounding a locked or open-door policy, and whether the...

02 October 2021

From: Features

Warning - top index says first time buyer deposits “very challenging”

House prices rose by just 0.1 per cent in September - but they are still increasing by 10 per cent a...

01 October 2021

From: Breaking News

This is how much house prices have risen EVERY DAY since Covid began

Zoopla has calculated how much the average house price has risen every single day since the start of the pandemic in...

28 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Businesses, including agencies, hand back £1.3 billion in furlough money

New figures from HM Treasury have revealed that businesses, including a number of major agencies, have returned £1.3 billion in furlough...

22 September 2021

From: Breaking News

How can letting agents help tenants with rent arrears?

Almost a million tenants have built up rent arrears since March 2020, according to research by National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA)....

15 September 2021

From: Features

High house prices here to stay thanks to Covid’s legacy

The lifestyle changes triggered by the pandemic are likely to have a lasting effect on the housing market, pushing property prices permanently...

08 September 2021

From: Breaking News

HMRC brings agents back down to earth - big drop in transactions

House sales slumped nearly two thirds last month as the main deadline for the stamp duty holiday passed.  HM Revenue and Customs...

25 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday did NOT cause market frenzy - claim

An unexpected claim was made over the weekend - that the long-running stamp duty holiday was not, after all, behind the...

23 August 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Psychology of COVID’ responsible for house moving frenzy

A housing expert says the psychology of a population coping with the pandemic lies behind the house moving frenzy of recent...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Over 18% house price rise in one part of UK - government data

Average house prices increased by 13.2 per cent over the year to June - the highest annual growth rate since November...

19 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Referral revenue between agents hits £1.3m says network

Referral revenues shared between agents in a major industry trade group has hit over £1.35m.  Daniel Pepperell, regional director at The Guild...

12 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the type of buyer who moved during stamp duty holiday

A report claims the flurry of transactions over recent months has been down mostly to families moving into larger homes and...

12 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Deals collapse because of confusion over stamp duty changes

Propertymark says confusion over new stamp duty rules has led to a surge in fall-throughs. Since April 1 homes bought in England...

10 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents to issue tax information to prospective buyers

Propertymark has worked with one of the UK governments to create an information sheet which, in virtual or hard copy firm,...

29 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Imagine there’s no stamp duty - It’s easy if you try…

A third of owners would consider moving more regularly if the stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of a purchase...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Surprise house price growth drop - a slowdown or a blip?

Average house prices in the year to the end of April increased by 8.9 per cent according to the government’s Office...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents - what do you think about improving housing supply?

Agents’ views are being sought by Propertymark on how best to improve the housing supply in Northern Ireland. The province’s Department for...

25 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Six-figure stamp duty windfall for every agency branch

An online platform claims each agency branch in the UK has benefited from the stamp duty holiday by over £120,000. WiggyWam says...

19 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Cybercrime warning to estate agents holding sensitive data

A leading industry trade body is warning that remote-working agents and smaller independent agencies are particularly vulnerable to the growing threat...

14 May 2021

From: Breaking News

ESTAS 2021 - shortlist unveiling begins today at 4pm...

The ESTAS Awards ceremony is traditionally held each May but no prizes for guessing why this year, as with 2020, things...

07 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Boom goes on as transactions and prices soar

The average UK house price has risen 8.6 per cent - that’s typically £20,000 - in the past year. This is the...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Stamp Duty reform would speed sales says another leading Tory MP

The MP leading a new parliamentary committee on the housing market says a radical reform of tax would help more people move...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

First time buying cheaper than renting - if you have the deposit

First time buyers are now saving more than £800 a year in comparison with tenants, new analysis suggests.  The Halifax says the...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge won’t hurt foreign buyer market - claim

A prominent London agency says today’s new two per cent stamp duty surcharge imposed on most overseas buyers will not dampen...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Turbo-charged housing market - prices still rising 7.5% a year

Another house price index shows a super-charged housing market with prices rising 7.5 per cent in the year to January according...

25 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty holiday will benefit 500,000 sales this year - forecast

Zoopla has crunched the numbers for the continuing stamp duty holiday in England and Northern Ireland, calculating 500,000 buyers will have...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Who runs the estate agent industry? Battle hots up

The Guild of Property Professionals is to offer a formal agency qualification as it goes increasingly on the offensive in a...

19 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Mess: agents face three different cliff edges across the UK

Varying decisions across the country means the dreaded stamp duty cliff-edge will hit the market at different times in different UK...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Lobby your MP over stamp duty holiday extension, agents told

Propertymark - still reeling over two senior resignations in less than a week - says its lobbying sessions with politicians are...

22 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Shock resignation of NAEA President after bout of ill health

NAEA Propertymark President Kirsty Finney has quit just six months into her year in office. An email was sent to the association's members...

15 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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