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Tributes paid after death of 'estate agency legend'

Former Douglas & Gordon managing director Ivor Dickinson has passed away. He was known as one of London’s most high profile and...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons became too flabby, interim boss claims

Foxtons had become ‘flabby’ and lost its sense of business, its interim chief executive Peter Rollings claims. Speaking on The Guild of...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows to single digits as property market 'awaits gravity'

Annual house price growth has dropped to its lowest level this year and is back to single digits, official data shows. The...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock down 12.5% so far in 2022 - claim

Estate agents have listed an average of 7.3 homes for sale per branch during 2022, research suggests- down 12.5% annually. Agency comparison...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Record numbers of agents report exchange logjam - Propertymark

Record numbers of agents are reporting that the average time from offer accepted to exchanging contracts stretched beyond four months, Propertymark...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

4 key findings from the English Private Landlord Survey

On 23 June 2022, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) released its English Private Landlord Survey, the first...

17 August 2022

From: Features

As HMRC reveals almost half of those falling foul of AML regulations are property firms, estate agents are urged to get their compliance in order or face the consequences

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently published a list of firms that have received penalty notices for failure to meet their...

17 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Agency boss backs including broadband and mobile signal in listings

A senior agency executive has backed the controversial issue of including broadband and mobile signal in property listings. The National Trading Standards...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Agency stock has hit its highest level in a year

Agency stock has reached its highest level for 12 months, OnTheMarket claims. The portal’s latest Property Sentiment Index revealed that there has...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage-backed property purchases set to ‘significantly decline’ - prediction

A lender is predicting mortgage-backed home purchases will be “significantly lower” in the coming months after borrowing has dropped since the...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Watchdog drops investigation into builder’s leasehold sales

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has closed its investigation into alleged mis-selling of leasehold houses by Barratt Homes. It is the...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Fundraiser to support stricken estate agent passes £25k goal

A fundraising page setup to encourage donations for a sales negotiator who suffered a life threatening accident while on a family...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Going green! Agency marketing supplier achieves carbon neutral status

Property marketing provider NicheCom has gained carbon neutral status. It has been working with Carbon Footprint Ltd over the past six months...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Only 4% of homes have signed up to property fraud alert service

Increasing numbers of homeowners have signed up to a free Land Registry alert scheme to protect against fraudulent property transactions. Figures obtained...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark members already benefiting from TV guru partnership

Propertymark’s partnership with MoveIQ has already attracted attention from more than 250,000 consumers and potential property buyers and sellers. The agency trade...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property recruitment firm hits 10 year milestone

Property recruitment firm Rayner Personnel is marking 10 years in business.  Rayner Personnel has crammed a lot into the past decade, revealing...

16 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

Hampshire agent blames staffing issues and Covid as it confirms closure

Long-established Hampshire estate agent Clarke Mews has shut all three of its branches in West End, Botley and Netley, with its...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks faces more action over unfair dismissals and pay deductions

Troubled agency Purplebricks is set to face further litigation from the group which is already preparing to bring a class action...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

GoFundMe page set up to help estate agent after Spain holiday accident

The managing director of an Essex-based estate agency has set up a GoFundMe page to encourage donations for a stricken colleague...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

100 and not out! Kent agency celebrates centenary year

A well-known local agency in Kent is turning 100 this year.   Starting out in Gillingham in 1922, Wards is now based...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove – prices down, but more likely due to holidays than rate rise

The latest research from Rightmove has revealed that the price of property coming to the market has witnessed its first fall...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: a day in the life of a Conveyancer

In a welcome return to a favourite series of mine - and a timely one at that, given the current back...

13 August 2022

From: Features

Does it really take a war to improve AML checks?

It’s taken Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the UK to finally take a much-needed step in the right direction to stop...

13 August 2022

From: Features

Video interviews versus podcasts - what do you need to know?

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a massive influx of channels for media consumers – two of the biggest of which are...

13 August 2022

From: Features

House price slowdown on the horizon, claims leading property association

A leading property association argues it won’t be long before we start to see house price growth slowing. According to the National...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Uncertainty remains over housing’s importance to new PM, says expert

A property expert has claimed that it remains to be seen where housing will feature in the upcoming political agenda. Nicky Stevenson,...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – running and fundraising as the weather sizzles

We’re undergoing another heatwave at the moment, with the mercury rising above 30 degrees for five successive days before it breaks...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The price of buying a prime property ‘eye-watering’, says mortgage broker

Most of us can only dream of buying a prime home, and new research by a mortgage broker has reinforced this...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion split over four-day working week trial for property industry

Our story yesterday on whether the property industry should consider trialling a four-day week generated lots of debate, comments and poll...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Key selling points - dining rooms down, orangeries on the rise, finds research

Research carried out by Rightmove has revealed the home features which have grown the most in popularity, with garden offices topping...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Customers must be at the heart of PropTech solutions, says white paper

The latest White Paper from the Institute of Residential Property Management (now part of The Property Institute) has called for customers...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer to host Propertymark’s biggest qualifications event yet

Property TV personality and EAT columnist Phil Spencer is set to host the biggest ever qualifications ceremony event to date, with...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the importance of personal content on social media

What do Tilly Ramsay and Kim Kardashian have in common? Other than both having well-known fathers, they’ve both also mastered the art...

10 August 2022

From: Features

Debate - should the property industry trial a four-day week?

Earlier this year, we ran a story asking whether agency would ever embrace a four-day week. This came ahead of the...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Nurturing new PropTech into the industry

In this piece, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, discusses how the trade body is working to ensure member agents get the best of...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Value of leasehold outstrips freehold, finds research

Despite all the controversy surrounding it in recent years, and various government attempts to address the leasehold scandal, new research from...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Scotland facing a ‘monumental task’ on eco housing - claim

A key minister in the Scottish Government has warned that the country faces a ‘monumental but essential task’ if it is to...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The whole of the market will win with streamlined processes, says TVPN

The entirety of the property market could be enhanced by embracing all-in-one moving and streamlining processes, according to The ValPal Network. This,...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How to create check-out reports the right way (without surprises)

The check-out report is a critical point in the tenancy and has the power to make the moving-out process run smoothly...

09 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Five of the best tips and tricks for running a successful lettings business

Have you ever noticed that it is much easier to fix other people's problems than your own? Whether it is resolving a friend's...

09 August 2022

From: Recruitment & Business Matters

Opinion: BoE turns gloomier as base rate rises - how will the market respond?

A property expert has warned that the Bank of England’s gloomy economic forecasts and last week’s rise in interest rates could...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Hammer time! Auctions could benefit from tougher property market, says firm

The auction industry could end up taking advantage of the upcoming downturn in the property market, because it provides the quickest...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Value of property stock currently on the market soars to £117 billion, finds research

There is a staggering £117 billion worth of property currently up for sale across the UK property market, according to new...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank appoints specialist marketing agency for flagship campaign

One of the UK’s leading property companies has appointed marketing firm alan. agency to launch a crucial annual report.    Knight Frank...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country opens new branch by the Thames

Another ‘prestigious’ London location has been added to the Fine & Country roster, with Teddington the latest to open a branch...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Walk-in wardrobes - are they the next major property trend?

Sellers are always looking for ways to improve the value of their home, and according to new research agents may just...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

E-conveyancing - 'Fortune favours the brave', says PEXA

An Australian FinTech which this year entered the UK market has outlined the e-conveyancing lessons that the UK property industry can...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Greg Clark caught up in Rishi Sunak ‘deprived areas’ furore

Housing Secretary Greg Clark, who is also the Levelling Up Secretary, has been caught up in the storm surrounding Rishi Sunak...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is agency in danger of a downturn?

Last week was quite a week for major trading updates, with four of the market’s biggest players announcing either half-year or...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank - PCL sales market gains momentum as overseas travel returns

Global property firm Knight Frank has revealed the pipeline of transactions in prime London residential markets grew further in July as...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

New campaign launched in London to boost green investment in the capital

A major new scheme worth half a million pounds is now underway in an effort to promote sustainable investment into housing,...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Not so green property – eco concerns take backseat as cost-of-living bites

New data from Moneypenny has revealed that eco features are falling off the wish-list of potential house buyers as a result...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks, Liz Truss and George Orwell - double-think about it

Double-think, for those who have not read George Orwell, is when people are expected to accept two conflicting beliefs as truth,...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Exclusive Q&A with PEXA - what is its role in the UK?

It was announced back in February this year that PEXA, the Australian FinTech/PropTech that enabled the world’s first fully digitised property settlement...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Conveyancing - Time for a Rethink?

Another piece about conveyancing? Seems like it's been a bit of free-for-all in the last couple of weeks on the woes...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Opinion: how can the UK adapt and prepare for future heatwaves?

A few weeks ago, we saw widespread disruption due to record breaking 40°C heat in the UK. The extreme temperatures caused...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Connells Group results - market share remains steady but revenue down by 13%

Connells Group - the largest agency group in the UK after its purchase of Countrywide - has today announced its financial results for...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Would a Liz Truss win lead to BoE reform and much higher interest rates?

Interest rates made their biggest leap in 27 years yesterday, rising by 0.5% from 1.25% to 1.75%. It was the biggest...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – Back to School, Agents Giving and Bluewater campaign

As the great sporting summer continues – with the Lionesses triumphant against Germany last Sunday, the ongoing Commonwealth Games, and the...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Key leasehold body announces conference schedule 

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) has announced the schedule for its annual Conference. The event returns to its traditional in-person format this year,...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PCL to outpace best-performing lockdown markets over next five years, says Savills

Savills has released a revised five-year forecast for the UK’s prime housing markets, to reflect the strong levels of activity in...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Clive Beattie joins nurtur.group as Chief Financial Officer

PropTech brand nurtur.group has announced the appointment of Clive Beattie as its new Chief Financial Officer. As we revealed in Estate Agent...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group reports strong growth in latest figures

The Property Franchise Group, the UK's largest property franchisor, has provided a trading update ahead of publishing its interim results on Tuesday...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeday - Purplebricks quietly writes off German expansion

Hidden amongst the annual results released by Purplebricks on Tuesday – which saw revenue and profits down, as well as a...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Dye & Durham considers possible appeal against CMA merger decision

Dye & Durham says it could potentially appeal the decision by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to effectively disallow its acquistion...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: More Property Details are a Good Thing

There’s a spotlight now on property listings and as with so many changes in our industry, this is a case of...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum & Dad set to lend £25bn to children over the next three years

Research over recent years has regularly pointed to the Bank of Mum & Dad being one of the UK’s biggest lenders,...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents - are there gaps in your AML process?

A compliance expert has warned that even though most agents will have robust anti-money laundering (AML) checks and processes in place,...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What could a digitally enabled future look like for estate agents?

For years now estate agents have been on a journey from digital infancy to digital maturity. But what does the future...

03 August 2022

From: Features

How to prepare for the Fairer Private Rented Sector Shake-Up

With the government releasing details on the Fairer Private Rented Sector, landlords and letting agents are looking for ways to maintain...

03 August 2022

From: Features

Security experts reveal top tips to keep your home safe this summer

During the summer holidays, your home is left susceptible to opportunistic thieves. Despite this rise in threat, data found that only...

03 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Chestertons appoints former Foxtons man John Ennis as new CEO

The historic Chestertons brand, one of London’s largest and oldest estate agents, has today announced the appointment of John Ennis as its new...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks fallout – CEO bemoans ‘series of missteps’ after annual results

Yesterday’s publication of Purplebricks’ annual results – which made for very difficult reading for the troubled brand – came as part...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Truss’s economic plans could be 'apocalyptic' for housing market - claim

A leading agent has claimed that the economic plans of Liz Truss, the frontrunner to be the country’s next Prime Minister,...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Video interview – how can agencies retain their staff?

A leading property recruitment agency says that flexible working, restructuring pay and offering better benefits and incentives can help agencies across...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Software firm says agents must invest in the right places amid cost-of-living crisis

The right investment can help agents to thrive even during the current cost-of-living crisis. That’s according to cloud-based CRM solution Openview,...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Keep summer stress-free – preventing neighbour disputes

As temperatures rise and the holidays begin many of us will be looking to enjoy our gardens and make improvements to...

02 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Purplebricks - revenue down as CEO says performance 'not good enough'

Purplebricks has this morning announced its long-awaited annual results, delayed since July 12 due to internal changes. It shows that revenue...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla - housing market shows resilience despite cost-of-living pressures

The latest house price index from Zoopla has suggested the market remains resilient in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, but...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Should the BoE hike up interest rates this week? Experts give their view

Recent months have seen interest rates rise from historic lows back closer to pre-financial crisis levels as the Bank of England...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Relisted homes coming back up to £21,000 cheaper – claim

Homes that agents are putting back on the market after a fall-through are being relisted for as much as £21,000 cheaper,...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Building society ‘overstepping the mark’ by not lending to second home owners

Late last week, Leeds Building Society announced that it would no longer lend on second homes to concentrate on first-time buyers...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Number of £1m-plus homes on the rise, says research

Despite the cost-of-living crisis causing many to tighten their belts and the beginnings of a slowdown of the property market, the...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost-of-living crisis – will it start to reduce the number of active buyers?

The cost-of-living crisis has been dominating the news headlines for some months now, but new research has revealed the extent to...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How conveyancers are using due diligence to attract estate agents leads

Smart conveyancers are making themselves indispensable to estate agents by doing their due diligence for them. Until now, estate agents and conveyancers...

01 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Chief Financial Officer quits OnTheMarket to pursue new opportunity

Leading portal OnTheMarket has announced this morning that Clive Beattie has resigned as Chief Financial Officer 'to pursue another opportunity'. According to a...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

EAT poll: Who do agents back as the next Prime Minister?

A quarter of agents have indicated they may prefer Rishi Sunak as the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister –...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst: ‘Agents can’t do without Rightmove’

Rightmove has been backed to weather the cost of living crisis and a property market downturn. Analysis by investment service Wealth Club,...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

MFPS: 'Agents risk losing our pre-technology personal skills'

Agents risk losing the personal communication element that drove transactions before the development of technology, an industry veteran has warned. The claim...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

London exodus: Record share of first-time buyers look beyond the capital

A record share of buyers are leaving London to purchase their first home, research shows. Analysis by Hamptons found that a record...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents 'unprepared for necessary conversations' on unsold listings

Agents are being urged to discuss pricing with vendors after research shows 52% of listings have been on the market for...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Growth in action - regional agents unveil expansion plans

Two major regional agents have expanded their geographical presence and sales focus. Midlands-based land and property agent Sheldon Bosley Knight (SBK) has...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – is LinkedIn something agency can no longer ignore?

For some time, LinkedIn was seen – fairly or unfairly – as stodgy, dull, corporate and formal. The uncool uncle to...

30 July 2022

From: Features

Opinion - there is hope for a better conveyancer-agent relationship

The relationship between estate agents and conveyancers is undoubtedly a complex one and has certainly had ‘its moments’ over the years,...

30 July 2022

From: Features

How to catch up on interim rental visits efficiently

Interim rental inspections have taken a hit over the past two years and letting agents are now wading through their backlogs...

30 July 2022

From: Features

How to meet consumer demands in an evolving property market

Thanks to a relentless market, the property market has enjoyed a purple patch over the past few years. But now that...

30 July 2022

From: Features

The big question on everyone’s lips right now…are we actually heading for a crash?

As uncertainty continues to prevail across the industry, aided by a government in crisis, the challenges in the months ahead feel...

29 July 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Foxtons: 'Why we replaced our chief executive'

Foxtons interim chief executive Peter Rollings has said “change was needed” to boost the London brand after Guy Gittins was appointed...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: why most agents aren’t getting the most out of their PropTech

It may be cliche to say, but technology is advancing at such a fast pace. So fast, in fact, that according...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The temperature may be heating up outside and there are also few signs of the jobs market cooling down for agents...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings drives Foxtons revenues as sales conversions slow

Lettings has helped drive Foxtons revenue and profits for the first half of the year, a company update has revealed. The listed...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Government must fix competitive disadvantage of leasehold reforms

A parliamentary petition calling for ground rent charges to be extended to existing leases has reached the required number of signatures...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - The Benefits of Outsourcing!

You may be thinking that cost and hassle outweighs the benefits of outsourcing, but read on, you may be surprised! The last...

27 July 2022

From: Features

Agents will be expected to discount homes with poor energy ratings in future

Homeowners are getting as much as 16% extra on average when selling their properties if the energy performance certificate (EPC) rating...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket issues new shares for agents signing longer term listing deals

OnTheMarket has issued new shares for agents who have signed new long-term listings agreements. The listed portal said in a stock market...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

AML platform secures investment from three major estate agencies

Anti-money laundering (AML) platform Thirdfort has secured funding from three high profile estate agents. Knight Frank, Chestertons and Savills’ proptech subsidiary Grosvenor...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark Qualifications names new board members

Propertymark Qualifications has added two industry veterans to its board. Jan Hytch, residential and operations partner for Arnold Keys and Katie Griffin,...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How to submit an offer and exchange contracts

Stipendium, the platform that simplifies life’s complex events, has compiled a guide to submitting an offer and exchanging contracts, to help buyers...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Messy gardens & dangerous décor: 10 ways first-time buyers can be fined up to £5,000

As Britain’s housing boom continues,  SDL Property Auctions has warned of ten ways new homeowners could be fined up to £5,000...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Buyers deterred from moving again as transaction times pass 150 days

Homebuyers are deterred from moving again and using the same estate agent due to the stress and increasing length of time...

26 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

Agent highlights mental health benefits of going self-employed

An estate agent is marking two years of running her own business through eXp and claims it has been better for...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart promotes land and new homes boss to the board

Spicerhaart has promoted its group managing director for land and new homes to the board. Tim Wardley will join the Spicerhaat board...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Report questions why property firms are slow to adapt to new technology

A reluctance by property firms to hire individuals to focus on innovation is leaving the sector behind when it comes to...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches sales progression portal for agents

Zoopla has launched a Progression Portal for agents, promising real-time updates for 15 key milestones during the sales transaction process. Agents can...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rishi-Tweedle-Dum and Liz-Tweedle-DumDum

When it comes to housing policy, the Conservative MPs have given their party a choice between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DumDum. Rishi...

23 July 2022

From: Features

The Conveyancing Crisis - how can we fix it?

There has been so much coverage recently over how painfully slow conveyancing is at the moment - 18-20 weeks is now...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Property Auctions on the Rise – Five Common Property Auction Misconceptions

With so many benefits including lower fall-through rates and quicker sales, it is no surprise that selling a property via auction...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Insight - why hybrid presentation is key to the future of agency

Recent statistics published by the government’s Business Insights and Conditions Survey revealed the extent to which many real estate businesses have...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Property sales market slumps to slowest June for nine years - HMRC

House price indices may be reporting record rises but sales seem to be slowing. The latest HMRC property transactions data for June...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Dance moves and donations

Agents have been celebrating some of the top fundraising exploits of the past 12 months but the activity continues. Remember, if you...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Extra time! Knight Frank extends partnership with sports network

Knight Frank is entering the sixth year in the lineup of the Premier Sports Network’s (PSN) suppliers to provide services and...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Scottish agents leading the way for sales - claim

Estate agents in Scotland are bucking the sales slowdown trend, Homesearch claims. The property data and prospecting platform, which recently launched north...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New eXp UK incentive aims to attract and reward top performers

Hybrid agency brand eXp UK has launched a new incentive programme for its top-selling agents involving £16,000 in stocks. The ICON scheme...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

What is Right to Buy and am I eligible?

In this Guides & Tips piece, the team at Together set out what Right to Buy is and who is eligible. If...

21 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

House price growth hits nine month high ‘but slowdown is coming’

The housing market continues to defy expectations after the latest Land Registry figures show annual price growth in May hit its...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The regions where agents are achieving above asking price offers

Agents are currently achieving 99.4% of the asking price on listings, research shows.  The figure, calculated by agency comparison website GetAgent based...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New Zoopla marketing drive boosts agent leads by 30% - claim

Agents using Zoopla have already seen an increase in valuation leads just a month after the portal launched a new marketing...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – UK-first PropTech launches agents need to know about

Automation is the direction the industry is moving in and it’s gathering pace every day. Forward-thinking agents are using automation and...

20 July 2022

From: Features

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

Regional agency network expands geographical presence

Estate agency network the Experts in Property has expanded its geographical spread. The group of more than 65 independent estate agencies across...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

10 Simple Tips To Keep Your Home Cool During The Heatwave

Temperatures are soaring and it’s only going to get hotter this week. Electric fans will be on full blast and cold...

19 July 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Buyer demand cools but 'remains above pre-pandemic levels'

More than a third of England’s regions have seen buyer demand fall over the previous quarter, research claims in the latest...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Knobbly knees and ice lollies’ – how agents are coping with the heatwave

Being an estate agent can be sweat-inducing at the best of times but property professionals intend to keep going through the...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing report highlights emerging property sales risks

Cybersecurity and cryptocurrencies have been identified among the main risks facing conveyancers. The latest Risk Agenda report from the Council for Licensed...

19 July 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

Experts reveal four ways to stop your house from overheating

A recent study revealed that as many as 4.6 million homes in England overheat. With highs of 40°C this week and warnings...

18 July 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Foxtons to list all properties with OnTheMarket

Foxtons has agreed to start listings its sales and lettings properties with OnTheMarket. The portal revealed in a stockmarket update this morning...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove ups house price forecasts due to lack of new agency stock

Rightmove has upped its house price forecasts for this year as new stock supply fails to keep up with demand. The portal...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Tory leadership race: Candidates urged to commit to housebuilding targets

The Tory leadership candidates have been urged to not forget about housing as the race to be the new Prime Minister...

18 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

Proptech firm promises more agent innovation to speed up sales

Proptech firm iamproperty has surpassed £1bn of sales using the Modern Method of Auction (MMoA) in the past 12 months. Its iamsold...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Female property network unveils trio of sponsors

A network for women working in the residential property industry has signed up a trio of high-profile sponsors. Residential property industry suppliers...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – why is the property market joining the podcast party?

If there’s one thing that received a boost as a result of Covid and lockdowns, it’s podcasts – which reached whole...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Three regulatory updates agents need to know about in 2022

A wide range of upcoming legislative changes will affect the private rented sector. From new carbon monoxide alarm regulations to renters...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Tech and innovation can help tackle the challenges conveyancing faces

The current challenges facing the conveyancing sector have put the industry in the spotlight. Here, property expert Colum Smith, Chief Vision...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Sales collapsing as rising costs spook buyers and lenders - report

The number of transactions progressing to completion is being hit by the cost of living crisis and rising interest rates, new...

15 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

Conveyancers reveal how mortgage lenders could speed-up sales

Issues with property titles and borrower affordability have been revealed among the main reasons why mortgage offers have been withdrawn. The results...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Today's First Time Buyers and Tomorrow's Vendors

The other day I read a story here on Estate Agent Today, which was both depressing and inspiring. It reported a study...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fun in the sun

From bike rides to boxing, agents and property professionals have been turning up the heat with their fundraising exploits. Remember, if you...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agency appoints ex-Savills agent to lead Yorkshire expansion

Regional agent Dacre, Son & Hartley is expanding into York and has appointed experienced estate agent, Nick Udovicic, to head up...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agents achieving above asking price sales despite cooling market

New instructions and buyer demand have stumbled again but agents are still managing to sell existing stock above asking price, the...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agency bosses urged to help junior staff with cost of living crisis 

Agency bosses are being urged to do more to help staff with the cost of living crisis if they want to...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency banks on ‘unfulfilled’ sales backlog to boost volumes

Winkworth remains confident about its sales pipeline for the rest of the year, with transactions agreed in the first six months...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with Homesearch to boost member leads

Homesearch has partnered with professional body Propertymark, to provide increased support to its estate agent members and boost innovation across the...

14 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

PropTech Today – PropTech shows Britain can still be a leader on the world stage

The last week has been dramatic even by the standards of UK politics, with a Cabinet and junior minister rebellion bringing...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

AML investigator to host agent webinar on customer due diligence

Agents are being given the chance to learn how to improve their anti-money laundering (AML) processes from a veteran police investigator. Rightmove...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

The long-awaited Lifesycle 3 launch, set for an autumn release

In this piece, the Iceberg Digital team set out the launch of the latest version of Lifesycle - Lifesycle 3. Iceberg Digital...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Material information update: Agents reminded of disclosure requirements

Agents are being reminded that they still have an obligation to provide all material information as the sector awaits Part B...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Too late for agents and vendors to complete sales by Christmas - claim

Auctioneers have a better chance than agents of getting homes sold by Christmas, an industry figure claims. Jeremy Prior, managing director of...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market property platform speeds-up UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes has accelerated its expansion by moving into three London boroughs earlier than expected. Originally launched in 2018...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Redress Scheme unveils plans for new advisory panel

The Property Redress Scheme (PRS) is putting together an advisory panel to improve governance, accountability and sector representation when formulating policies. It...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-upmarket agency boss launches network for premium leads

Former Fine & Country chief executive David Lindley has teamed up with other industry heavyweights to launch a network of independent...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country boss quits to focus on marketing brand

Simon Leadbetter has stepped down as global chief executive of Fine & Country. Leadbetter’s LinkedIn profile shows he stopped working for the...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buying reform continues despite Cabinet chaos; leasehold uncertainty remains

A senior member of the Home Buying and Selling Group has insisted work on reforms is ongoing despite the ministerial merry-go-round...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Calls for agent support as social media post reveals conveyancing strains

Estate agents are being urged to be supportive after a LinkedIn post highlighted the current pressures that conveyancers are under to...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Post-summer slump predicted for prime London property market

Knight Frank is predicting a post-summer slump in the prime London property market. It comes despite its data for the second quarter...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Going green! Eco-friendly agency scheme launches carbon footprint calculator

The Sustainable Agent eco-scheme has launched as carbon footprint calculator to help prospective members find out what their carbon emissions are...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive - what makes an agency industry leader tick 

People in prominent positions in the housing industry aren’t always perfect role models. After all, Chris Pincher was housing minister for...

09 July 2022

From: Features

Opinion - government mortgage plan could mean more inherited debt

There’s talk of 50-year mortgages being introduced, loans that, along with the property they finance, could be passed to the next...

09 July 2022

From: Features

How to get the best return on investment from Facebook ads

Facebook has been a platform which has opened the door to those looking to advertise their services in exceptional ways. Digital...

09 July 2022

From: Features

Agency groups hope to 'maintain momentum' with new Housing Secretary

Estate agency trade body Propertymark is hoping to “maintain momentum” with newly appointed Housing Secretary Greg Clark. He replaces Michael Gove, who...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing market remains resilient as price growth hits 18-year high - Halifax

The housing market appears almost as stubborn as now caretaker Prime Minister Boris Johnson as it continues to defy predictions of...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - boats, balls and bikes edition

Agents and property professionals have been in boats, on bikes and even used football stars to help raise funds for charity...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Future franchisees offered loans to launch own estate agency

Agency network Mr and Mrs Clarke has launched a new loan product to help aspiring self-employed business owners launch their own...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart celebrates success on the slopes

Spicerhaart has held its first agent reward trip since the pandemic. The top performers at the independent agency group have enjoyed an...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent calls for housing tsar as minister quits and Gove is sacked

Independent agent Barrows and Forrester has called for the appointment of a housing tsar for a fixed term as yet another...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry veteran warns technology has made some agents lazy

Former Countrywide boss Bob Scarff has warned that estate agents have become too reliant on alerts, emails and text messages for...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agent predicts ‘gradual reset’ of the housing market

Fine & Country is predicting the impending housing market slowdown will be gradual. Nicky Stevenson, managing director of Fine & Country UK...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark rebrands charitable arm

Propertymark has rebranded its charitable arm. Its members charity Arbon Trust unveiled a new identity and vision at the trade body’s national...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

'Essential' for agents to feature video content in online presence - claim

New research suggests agents can win more business by making better use of video content. A survey of 2,000 home sellers by...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove sacked as Housing Secretary

Michael Gove has been sacked as Housing Secretary as Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to reject calls to resign. Johnson was hit...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - top five social media tips for estate agents

A client called asking for advice on their social media marketing strategy. They’d thrown a lot of budget at it, but...

06 July 2022

From: Features

Rightmove: Estate agent valuation leads rise in ‘sign of stock shortage easing’

The number of prospective sellers contacting estate agents to have their home valued has hit its highest level since January, Rightmove...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to ‘get heads out of the sand’ on transaction times

Industry veteran Bryan Mansell has questioned why the property sector has allowed transaction times to slow to record levels. It comes as...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark considering introducing company membership category

Propertymark is considering creating a membership category for estate agency businesses.  The agency trade body already has 18,000 individual members but is...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank launches branded debit card that helps agents donate to charity

Knight Frank agents can now donate to charity as they spend with a new company benefit. The agency brand has partnered with...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Action! New TV show to follow life of luxury UK estate agents

Nest Seekers International is returning to UK TV screens with the announcement of a new BBC Two series. The show, which has...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency awarded local pride honour for pandemic support

An estate agency in Snodland, Kent, has been honoured with an award for services to the local community. Independent agency was presented...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary holds on amid Cabinet exits

Rishi Sunak and Sajid Javid sensationally quit as Chancellor and Health Secretary respectively this evening but Housing Secretary Michael Gove is...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising interest rates must not mean rushed transactions -warning

Legal experts are warning that the rush to beat interest rate rises could lead to “ill conceived” and “rushed transactions.” The Bank...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket introduces flexible office listings

OnTheMarket has partnered with flexible workspace platform Instant Offices to boost commercial listings. The deal will increase the flexible office space listings being...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire agent swings into action for local hockey club

More than 70 girls and boys who represent Ben Rhydding Hockey Club in Ilkley, west Yorkshire have benefited from a smart...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boards provider partners with key safe firm

Sales and lettings board provider Agency Express has launched a strategic partnership with The Key Safe Company. The partnership provides a bolt-on...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Plans for 50-year intergenerational mortgages get cautious welcome

Long-term 50-year mortgages that can be passed on by parents to their children appear to be the latest idea from the...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Councils failing to cater for ageing population in planning policies

More than a third of councils across England lack adequate plans to provide suitable housing for the ageing population, research claims. New...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Training provider launches agency listings course to help reduce fall-throughs

Agents can now access an online qualification in listings and market appraisals. Agency training provider The Able Agent has launched what it...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Herts agent completes third acquisition in 15 months

Hertfordshire estate agency Ashtons has continued on the acquisition trail by snapping up Harpenden-based Home County Sales & Lettings (HCSL). It is...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - why conveyancers should charge more for a better service

The ongoing debate about how to boost agent and conveyancer relations, and improve the homebuying system for all, continues to rage,...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Why everyone in the property industry must focus on supply

Anyone working in the property market should have at least one eye on supply. Of course, it’s a constant issue for...

02 July 2022

From: Features

More upfront information when buying a car vs buying a house! Is it time for change?

I look back on when my dad helped me buy my first car and shared his pearls of wisdom on what...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Student accommodation: how to manage mass check-outs without a mess

As the mass student exodus from rented accommodation begins throughout the UK, Richard Abbots of Inventory Hive offers advice on how...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks to raise fees and scrap money back guarantee

Purplebricks is to increase its pricing and drop its money back guarantee. In one of the first acts by new chief executive...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Dash for property over’ as price growth slows - Nationwide

House price growth slowed in June but remains in double figures, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index shows property...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - swinging into action

From golf days to white collar boxing, agents and property professionals have been swinging into action for charitable causes recently. Remember, if...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry supplier offers 'Netflix-style' training platform to agency network members

Industry supplier Kerfuffle has teamed up with the Relocation Agent Network (RAN) to provide its online training platform to members. RAN members...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with TV property guru to boost consumer profile

Propertymark has announced an extension of its working relationship with property expert and TV presenter Phil Spencer. The agency trade body will...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New Zoopla advertising campaign aims to boost agent leads by 13%

Zoopla has unveiled a new marketing campaign aimed at high-value home movers and claims it has already boosted leads with agents. The...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons: How we are making our agency an LGBTQ safe space

Foxtons has committed to making its offices LGBTQ+ safe spaces for staff and the community. The agent has been promoting its 57...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

There has been plenty of movement in the property jobs market this month. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech launches agent council to tackle property market problems

Proptech firm iamproperty has formed its own committee of agents to discuss issues facing the property market. The auctioneer and sales progression...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Family run agency expands with local acquisition

Independent estate agency Beresfords has expanded its property offering with the acquisition of commercial property specialists Whybrow Chartered Surveyors. It allows the...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis makes simple bills more crucial than ever for agents

Unless you have been living under a rock since the end of last year, you won’t need to be told about...

29 June 2022

From: Features

Tom Cummuskey, Sales & Marketing Manager at Kremer Signs

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am Tom Cummuskey, I am the Sales & Marketing...

29 June 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Agency boss: ‘Why we desperately need ROPA rules’

A senior agency executive has said minimum standards and qualifications are “desperately needed” in the property sector. Adam Day, international expansion leader...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agent unveils latest NFT linked to luxury home

Fine & Country has made its latest move in the metaverse with the launch for a second non-fungible token (NFT) linked...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today – working smarter with PropTech can improve your bottom line

Technology continues to enhance the way estate agents work, from improving efficiencies, reducing admin time, and ensuring your team remains highly...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks delays publication of annual accounts

Purplebricks has pushed back the publication of its annual accounts. The online agent’s full year results were due to be published on...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Female buyers and sellers increasingly flagged for AML checks

Increasing numbers of women are being flagged during anti-money laundering (AML) compliance checks. AML platform Credas Technologies suggests the main reason for...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to show their pride on LGBT issues

Better LGBT representation is needed among property professionals, both in the workplace and in marketing, campaigners claim. LGBT property networking group Freehold...

28 June 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

Google SEO changes may have pushed agency websites down search rankings - warning

Changes to Google’s algorithm may be impacting how agency websites appear in search results, firms have been warned. Google released its latest...

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

Sales guru partners with KnowYourMarket to deliver bespoke data-led training

Customer insight provider KnowYourMarket has partnered with sales conversion strategist, Tony Morris International to develop a product that promises to boost...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals suffer burnout from heavy workloads and client demands

A third of property professionals have reported suffering from burnout due to the pandemic property market boom. A survey of UK property...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agent revises house price forecasts upwards amid slower stock recovery

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts upwards due to continually low levels of residential stock on the market. The agent...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Going digital! Over 100k sales complete with digitised Land Registry data

More than 100,000 property transactions have benefitted from access to digitised local land charges (LLCs) data. Conveyancing software provider Search Acumen has...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Potential sellers 'left with nowhere to go' due to fragmented housing market

The government is being urged to tailor its housing market reforms beyond solely focusing on first-time buyers. It comes as new analysis...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Winkworth office plans sales boost after moving to new owner

Winkworth Shepherd’s Bush has passed to new owners in the latest example of succession planning at the franchise agency network. Its former owner,...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why haven't politicians listened to our industry?

It’s often fashionable to criticise trade bodies and official groups, but right now I think that’s absolutely inappropriate. In well over 20...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Opinion: Bank of England rate rises are nonsense and will increase inflation

The Bank of England’s continued rise in interest rates – the latest being a shift up to 1.25% - is, in...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Why free online logbooks are little more than Dropbox

There have been many articles about ‘digitising upfront information’, following the publication of DLUHC’s Levelling-Up white paper and National Trading Standards...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Slowdown or house price cliff edge? It's too early to tell

Right now, one topic seems to be dominating talk in the industry. Everywhere I go people tend to quiz me about...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Government unveils self-build boost

The government has launched a new equity loan scheme for the self-build market. The Help to Build scheme aims to help thousands...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - turning up the heat

Agents and property professionals haven't let the mini-heatwave stop them sweating and stepping up for charity. Here are some of the sector's...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

iamproperty launches Love Island inspired campaign

Proptech firm iamproperty has overhauled its movebutler platform with more material information features and a Love Island theme. The end-to-end onboarding and...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to use social media for more than just property listings

Agents need to use social media for more than just posting property listings, an industry digital marketing expert claims. Craig Vile, director...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Challenger portal unveils Buyer Passport to avoid ‘tyre kickers’

OneDome has launched a new product to let pre-qualified buyers register their interest for properties with local estate agents. The Buyer Passport...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla considering cutting 30 roles

Zoopla has informed employees of staff cuts this morning. It has entered a consultation process with employees across a number of teams...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Historic agency aims to more than double franchise network in next five years

Historic agency brand Humberts is looking to have between 20 and 30 offices over the next five years as it marks...

23 June 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

PropertyHeads relaunches MousePricePro to boost agent opportunities

PropertyHeads has relaunched its valuation and insights tool as Mouseprice Pro in the UK after a period of major investment and...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

National agency merger creates multi-disciplinary property firm

National estate agency and advisory company Fisher German has merged with commercial property consultancy Matthews & Goodman. The merger creates one of...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent insights with Sam Hunter – how can your brand educate and dominate

In the third part of this exclusive series with Homesearch’s chief operating officer, Sam Hunter, Angels Media’s Lee Dahill questions him...

22 June 2022

From: Features

Insight - should estate agents be using TikTok?

Images can have the ability to paint a vivid image, but video content can take this to the next level if...

22 June 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

How to become an estate agent?

Estate agents use their experience, knowledge, and connections to help people to sell properties at the best prices. Working in this field...

22 June 2022

From: Recruitment & Business Matters

Upfront information: Portals plan for consumer awareness to police listings

Portals are aiming to boost consumer awareness of new material information rules rather than refusing non-compliant listings. Agency listings have been required...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS commits to speedy reforms following independent review

The interim chairman of the RICS governing council has vowed to get the beleaguered body in a “good position” for reforms...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government urged to review stamp duty as more first-time buyers now pay the tax

Renewed calls are being made for an “urgent review” of stamp duty as research shows rising house prices mean first-time buyers...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales continue to rise despite cost of living crunch - HMRC

The number of property transactions continues to rise despite the cost of living crisis and remain higher than pre-pandemic levels, HMRC...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells rewards its ‘top achievers’ with Valencia trip

More than 200 “top achievers” from across the Connells Group enjoyed a four day all-expenses paid trip to Valencia earlier this...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Bichard RICS Review: Need for change is 'urgent' and 'unarguable'

A high-profile review of the governance and purpose of the RICS has said the need for change at the institution is...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agent launches book on most famous and expensive instructions

The founder of prime London estate agency Beauchamp Estates is set to reveal all on his most prestigious property sales. Gary Hersham has...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers overvaluing their homes by 8% compared with agents

Homeowners in England and Wales overvalue their properties by an average of 8%, research suggests. Property buying firm Quick Move Now compared...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New guide aims to help agents survive the summer slowdown

Agency data and prospecting platform Homesearch has launched a new guide to help firms continue securing instructions during the so-called summer...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Brokers baffled as Bank of England drops mortgage affordability tests

The Bank of England has confirmed plans to withdraw the requirement for lenders to conduct interest rate stress tests on mortgage...

21 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

Conveyancing logjam! Agents waiting for half a million sales to complete

More than 500,000 homes are currently sold subject to contract, creating a conveyancing logjam, Rightmove claims. Data from the portal suggests the...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Research uncovers areas where stock is 'running out' compared with demand

The remaining amount of agency stock still for sale remains at the same level as last year, TwentyCi claims. The property data...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

London agency giant signals more acquisitions in 2022

Dexters is set for more acquisitions in 2022 as agents exit the sector amid concerns over new rules and regulations, its...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - do agents need to worry about the metaverse?

Between you and me, dear reader, I had little to no idea about what the metaverse was before researching it for...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Time is running out for legacy customer checks

As another round of property firms is fined, named and shamed for breaching anti-money laundering rules, it feels like the road...

18 June 2022

From: Features

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

Why your agency needs a holistic digital transformation strategy

The digital transformation of the property industry is not a new chapter, but an ongoing journey in which the winners are...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Opinion: Fairer lettings are not a horror story

The government’s Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper has initially caused some consternation and a strong adverse reaction from some within...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Interest rate rise: Agents remain optimistic but FTBs urged to ‘act now’

The Bank of England raised interest rates for the fifth consecutive month yesterday. The cost of borrowing is now at a 13-year...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - doing it for the kids

There are some inspiring examples of agents and property professionals raising money for all-important children's charities this week. Remember, if you have...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents warned of GDPR and image risks when using personal WhatsApp number

Many agents may communicate with vendors and potential buyers over WhatsApp but could your profile picture be harming client relations. Previous analysis...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What buyers want from their homes and estate agents

Energy efficiency, gardens and garages as well as speedy sales are top of buyer’s wishlists, Zoopla claims. The portal has published the...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML checks suggest record drop in foreign property buyers

Fewer foreign buyers are purchasing property in the UK, anti-money laundering data suggests. The property market has been hampered in recent years...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Over-55s worried about chances for Gen Z to get on the property ladder

A survey earlier this week may have shown the older generation feel younger people’s spending habits are destroying their chances of...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Challenger portal launches ‘one-stop shop’ for agent referrals

OneDome has launched a new platform for agents to monitor and manage referrals made and earned through the challenger portal. The platform,...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime agent upsizes to meet local demand

Prime estate agent John D Wood & Co has moved its Chiswick office to a larger premises to boost its sales...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Hammer time! London agent launches auction brand

The founder of London property consultancy and agency The Landmark Partnership has launched an auction brand. Tommy Hughes, who has worked in...

16 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

OnTheMarket boss confident agents will remain once IPO tie-in ends

OnTheMarket has been having “positive discussions” with founding shareholder agents about renewing their contracts once they expire next year. Agents who invested...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards: Portals should refuse non-compliant listings

The head of the National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has suggested the material listings rules should be...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

PropTech Today - why walled-off tech systems are no longer fit for purpose

Today’s consumers judge a business not just on the quality of its products, but also on their experience in using them....

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Fewer sellers are cutting prices as demand remains high

Fewer sellers have cut prices over the past months but agency instructions have dropped, figures suggest. Analysis by property data and estate...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New software allows agent to work on any device anywhere in the world

In this article, the team at Iceberg Digital highlight how one agent has benefitted from using software that has enabled him...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket reports rise in agent numbers

OnTheMarket has reported an increase in agency branches listing on the portal but posted an operating loss after a busy year...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary: 'We don't know how Right to Buy will be funded yet'

The government’s new Right to Buy policy for housing association tenants appeared to unravel last night after the Housing Secretary said...

14 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

‘Stars aligning’ for supply and demand in prime London markets

New data suggests the prime London market has a new lease of life as buyers and sellers look to beat the...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers ‘worried about looking stupid’ to estate agents

First-time buyers have admitted to feeling overwhelmed or scared to talk to estate agents about the homebuying process. A study of 2,000...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property owners can now compare their salary with their home's earnings

A new calculator has been launched to let homeowners compare how much their property has earned compared in a year and...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers undeterred after 'two years of turmoil'

The economic turmoil of the past two years has done little to deter people from buying a property, research suggests. Buyers and...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body calls for stamp duty exemptions as part of housing reforms

Agency trade body Propertymark has called for the government’s housing market reforms to go further and has even suggested targeted stamp...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst questions 'dangerous' use of average house price figures

A housing analyst has urged buyers to look beyond average prices. Kate Faulkner, founder of Propertychecklists.co.uk, said she is on a mission...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

‘More demanding’ clients damaging conveyancer relations - claim

Relationships between conveyancers and estate agents have improved since the manic stamp duty-holiday driven days of the pandemic, but it is...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Takeaways and Netflix blamed for young people failing to get on housing ladder

Almost half of the UK public think young people cannot afford to buy their own home because they spend too much...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs set to quiz Housing Secretary on property market proposals

Housing Secretary Michael Gove and minister Stuart Andrew are set to be grilled by MPs on their property market plans today. The...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords so unpopular?

This question is not as flippant as it sounds because over recent years the status of the private landlord has taken...

11 June 2022

From: Features

The art of collaboration - why it can help benefit the home buying and selling process

If there’s not a book called ‘The Art of Collaboration’ then there should be. Update: a quick Google search shows there...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Video tours? I don’t see it myself!

There was an article in Estate Agent Today recently that suggested only four per cent of properties on Rightmove and Zoopla...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Property market questions pace and funding of PM's housing reforms

Property professionals and MPs were left wanting more after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s much-anticipated housing announcements yesterday. Johnson yesterday promised a review...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer – why sales-only agencies should get into lettings

There’s one message that’s come home to me loud and clear from my dealings with agents so far this year -...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Booming sales market creates busiest ever financial year for conveyancers

Conveyancers have had their busiest year on record, industry data shows. Search Acumen’s latest Conveyancing Market for the first quarter of 2022...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage down valuations rising due to sellers 'trying their luck'

Mortgage down valuations are being driven-up by sellers trying their luck and ignoring their estate agent’s advice, a broker claims. Analysis by...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising exploits continue to bloom

Agents were busy marking the Platinum Jubilee over the past week but there was still time for fundraising exploits including tree-planting...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage and Right to Buy overhaul expected today

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a flagship policy today to help more people onto the property ladder. It is...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents account for half of this year's AML registration cancellations

Four estate agents have had their anti-money laundering (AML) registrations cancelled by HMRC so far this year. The taxman has published its...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock shortage helps close gap between asking and sold prices

The lack of agency stock for sale has pushed the gap between asking and sold prices to record lows, research claims. Research...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

In fashion! Boomin snaps up interior design service

Boomin has acquired interior design platform My Bespoke Room. The challenger portal's founder Michael Bruce said it was part of a wider...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agents down £119m a year from missed calls

Estate agents could be losing thousands of pounds a year to missed calls. Communications platform YourBusinessNumber analysed data on the typical number of...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Are we ready for the PropTech metaverse?

In this article, Kristian Stott, Head of New Business at iamproperty, analyses the digital revolution in our lives and in property and why...

08 June 2022

From: Features

Fall-throughs predicted to drop but costs may rise

Estate agents and sellers could be set to benefit from fewer fall-throughs this year but the costs of a collapsed sale...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches Pay-On-Exchange product for housebuilder listings

Housebuilders are being offered a new way to sell developments on Zoopla with zero marketing costs. The portal has launched a Pay-On-Exchange...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

CA launches Lender Survey to improve mortgage and conveyancing process

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched its 2022 Lender Survey to identify where the industry can collaborate to improve the mortgage...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to ditch hard-drive file storage to remain compliant

The days of storing files on hard drives are over for most agents and others must catch up to comply with...

08 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

Home ownership policy promised as PM survives no-confidence vote

A significant housing announcement has been promised by Prime Minister Boris Johnson as a part of a sweetener that saw him...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Zoopla unveils new tools to get agents to switch from Jupix to Alto

Zoopla is piloting a new data migration tool to quickly transfer agent data from its Jupix to Alto software brand in just...

07 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

PM survives no-confidence vote - what does it mean for property industry?

The Prime Minister has tonight won a confidence vote in his leadership and hung on to his premiership. After a dramatic day at...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Secret sellers! Off-market sales soar due to stock shortage

Record numbers of homes are being sold off-market and for a premium due to the property supply shortage. Off-market sales are traditionally...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: 'Vendor was so impressed she became an agent'

A EweMove franchisee has revealed how her first sale was so successful that it convinced the vendor to become an estate...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows for second consecutive month - Nationwide

Annual house price growth slowed for the second consecutive month during May. The latest Nationwide House Price Index showed average prices rose...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime instructions back above pre-pandemic levels

Prime London prices continue to hit record levels but actual sales vary depending on values. Figures from property data company LonRes for...

06 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers deterred by outdated estate agent websites

When was the last time you updated your website? New consumer research suggests 81% of sellers will not contact an estate agent...

04 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why fraud becomes a major problem in rentals during a UK recession

We are all acutely aware of the surge in demand for rental properties in and around the capital in the months...

01 June 2022

From: Features

Savills warns house price correction chatter is overstated

House price growth is set to slow but talk of a correction is overstated, Savills claims. The latest house price forecasts from...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Let’s get moving with digitising the upfront information agenda

Why the urgency? Because the appetite is strong. Research by the Conveyancing Association reports that 98% of consumers are overwhelmingly in...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

WhatsApp predicted to revolutionise estate agency communications

WhatsApp is being predicted to become a key messaging tool for estate agents in the coming years. Messaging provider SMS Speedway analysed...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency network signs software deal with Zoopla-backed firm

RE/MAX has signed a software contract with Zoopla-owned Alto. The two-year agreement means that all of RE/MAX’s 250 plus associates across England...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Rural locations lead as agents report property supply boost

Rural areas are dominating the boost in property supply. Agents have reported an improvement in sales stock in recent weeks. Analysis by Knight...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Record 600 names on ESTAS Awards shortlist

A record 600 firms and individuals have been shortlisted for the 2022 ESTAS Customer Service Awards. Sponsored by blockchain property network Coadjute,...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents reveal most common culprit when it comes to fall-throughs

Buyer issues have been cited as the main cause of fall-throughs, according to new research. A survey of more than 940 agents,...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Window dressings! How agents are adding a royal touch to their branches

Agency branch windows are being transformed this week to mark the Queen’s 70 years on the throne. High streets across the country...

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

Guy Gittins confirmed as new Foxtons boss

Foxtons has confirmed the appointment of former Chestertons boss Guy Gittins as its new chief executive. Gittins will step into the role...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Price reductions on the rise as buyers become 'more sensitive' - Zoopla

The property market is starting to get hit by price cuts and slower sales times. Research by Zoopla has highlighted that one...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Too many cash buyers’ seeking properties

Cash buyers may no longer be king in the property market. The level of demand and lack of supply in the current...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tony Blair-backed thinktank proposes mortgage market reforms

The government is being urged to expand and make the Treasury’s mortgage guarantee scheme permanent and compulsory on home loans above...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bowled over! Cardiff estate agent to sponsor local cricket club

Cardiff estate agent Thomas H Wood has become the lead sponsor for Whitchurch Heath Cricket Club for its 2022 season. The established...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket-backed proptech adds digital signatures

OnTheMarket subsidiary teclet has integrated with digital e-signature offering Signable. The partnership will mean agents using teclet’s property management and customer relationship...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Chestertons CEO set to be named Foxtons boss - reports

Foxtons is rumoured to have raided London rival Chestertons for its chief executive Guy Gittins. Estate Agent Today revealed on Friday that...

29 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: ‘the only way to bring about change is to be proactive’

In this latest ‘Women in Property’ edition of the Natter, I check in with Collette Allen, who was recently appointed as...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents and conveyancers should ditch the screen - here's why

For years, the issue of phone etiquette created tension between estate agents and the legal profession, the former claiming lawyers won’t...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents - it's time to get clever with property tech

Estate agents use property technology each and every day for residential property transactions, but is there more they can do with...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents doing what they've always done cost viewings

There are many myths about using virtual tours to sell or let properties. The most common perceptions are that virtual property...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Chestertons chief executive steps down

Chestertons chief executive Guy Gittins has stepped down with immediate effect. Gittins has been chief executive of the high-end London agency brand...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

LSL reveals record exchange pipeline but warns of slowing market

LSL has reported a 16% drop in estate agency residential exchange income but says it is sales pipeline is at record...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed! How much agents earn from sales compared with lettings

Sales remain the predominant source of income for most estate agency brands, research claims. The analysis warns that agents shouldn’t ignore lettings...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - travelling far and wide

Agents and property professionals are travelling far and wide to raise money for charity, plus there is a new way to...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Platinum Jubilee: Agency windows given a royal refresh

Agents from Leaders are getting into the Platinum Jubilee spirit across the country. The brand’s branches have added a royal touch to...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property world pays tribute to industry veteran Michael Brecker

Stanley Michael Brecker, an iconic and revered figure on the London commercial property scene for more than 60 years has died...

27 May 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

Independent agent marks 25 year anniversary with charity pledge

Oakfield Estate Agents is marking a quarter-century in business with a major rebrand and a pledge to donate £50 to a...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons unveils £10m agency acquisitions

Foxtons has announced the acquisition of two estate agents worth £10.55m. The listed agency giant has acquired IMM Properties Ltd, trading under...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Financial services boosts Belvoir's revenue

Belvoir has reported that group revenue is up 14% in the first four months of the year, helped mainly by its...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

40% of property firms fined For AML breaches had 'refused help'

Many of the property firms recently fined for anti-money laundering (AML) breaches have previously turned down help, Credas claims. It was revealed...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers back stamp duty cut for downsizing pensioners

There are whispers in Whitehall about plans to encourage pensioners to downsize with a stamp duty tax break. The move, first reported...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Should agents ditch work mobiles to reduce carbon emissions?

A mobile phone may be a decent perk for agents and seen as essential for communicating while out on the road. But...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Software integration aims to boost agent instructions

Estate agency software provider Street.co.uk has announced an integration with lead generation tool Spectre to help agents secure instructions. Agency firms that...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency bosses urged to rethink how they attract staff amid talent shortage

The pool of candidates for jobs in the estate agency sector appears to be shrinking. It comes after official figures showed overall...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Market insights with Sam Hunter: very much a changing market

In this latest video interview zoning in on the current property market, and the stats, facts and data behind its present...

25 May 2022

From: Features

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

Purplebricks reveals drop in new instructions

Purplebricks has revealed a drop in instructions so far this year. The online agency brand issued a trading update this morning for...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents remain positive despite sales slump

Property sales slumped in April but are still above the pre-pandemic average, HMRC data shows. Provisional UK property transaction figures from the...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark unveils headliners for national conference

A best-selling author and ex-military wellness culture revolutionary have been named as headliners for this year’s NAEA Propertymark conference. Dr Andy Cope...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency groups announce major mortgage acquisitions

The Belvoir Group has announced the acquisition of mortgage broker TIME. The agency franchise and financial services brand has acquired the entire issued...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents back claims that pay is too low, but how does it compare globally?

Almost three quarters of property professionals agree that estate agent pay is too low. A poll conducted by Estate Agent Today found 73%...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin reveals first SmartVal conversion data

Agents using Boomin have managed to convert more than 20% of SmartVal valuation requests into instructions. The challenger portal and lead generation...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales instructions hit new highs

Agency listings appear to be on the rise with major brands seeing a spike in valuations and instructions. Data from national agent Jackson-Stops...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home movers back replacing stamp duty with capital gains tax charge

A survey among home movers has revealed support for making first-time buyers fully exempt from stamp duty and replacing the stamp...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country reveals the secrets of premium estate agency

Fine & Country has been revealing the secrets of running an premium estate agency. The agency brand is currently hosting a Masterclass...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes going under offer faster than ever but market will moderate - Rightmove

Average asking prices have hit new highs but there are signs of the market easing, Rightmove claims. The portal’s latest listings data...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-estate agent: 'Low pay and high pressure made me quit the sector'

An anonymous ex-estate agent has revealed how poor pay and high pressure forced them to quit the profession. The mystery agent said...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers need a 112% larger deposit compared with 10 years ago

It is no longer significantly cheaper to rent compared with making monthly mortgage payments, Rightmove claims, but raising a deposit remains...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New product aims to help homebuyers prove their commitment to a purchase

Proptech firm Gazeal is working on buyer-focused product that can be used to show a seller they are serious about a...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Under the hammer! Auctioneer marks record start to the year for agent sales

Auction house iamproperty is marking a record start to the year with landmark sales and fees raised for partner agents. The brand...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Michael Gove and His Dead Cat

In retrospect, it was perhaps inevitable that the infamous dead cat would come into the debate over government housing targets and...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Tech can help agents expand and improve their bottom line – here’s how

Technology can be utilised to grow and advance a company's income. That’s not a new or controversial statement, but here I...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Is it time to do the world a favour?

Estate agents are in a unique position – we handle the meeting of people’s aspirations probably more than any other profession....

21 May 2022

From: Features

Video interview - what are the main challenges facing letting agents?

In this latest video interview, exclusively for EAT and LAT readers, Estate Agent Today's Lee Dahill chats with Mike Dawson from...

21 May 2022

From: Features

Agents advised against cutting fees to attract stock

Estate agents are being urged to reassess their fee structure and not be afraid to reflect the time and level of...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency network aims to be first in the sector to go carbon neutral

The Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) is aiming to become the first carbon neutral estate agency network. It has teamed up with...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

ROPA returns to Parliament but there is still no timeline for reforms

The issue of agency qualifications has finally been mentioned in the Houses of Parliament, almost three years since the landmark Regulation...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

By Royal Appointment: How are you marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Excitement is building for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A four-day Bank Holiday to mark the occasion will kick off on 2...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - walking, running and kicking for Ukraine

Agents have been getting active in recent weeks to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. Fundraising activities range from office-based collections and referencing challenges...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent offers to sell homes for free to mark new office

The Acorn Group has opened its 40th branch in Sevenoaks under its Langford Russell brand. It isn’t opening quietly though and is...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property data company hits back amid watchdog's merger concerns

Property data company Dye & Durham has promised to “work collaboratively” with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the watchdog...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers 'snubbing' upfront agency fees

Homeowners may have become less willing to pay upfront fees to sell their home. Despite efforts by online-only brands such as Purplebricks...

19 May 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

Google is the battleground for vendor instructions - claim

Google rather than the portals is the starting point for sellers finding an estate agent, a survey claims. A survey among 2,000...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agency staff celebrate combined 75 years of service

Sussex-based estate agent Mishon Mackay is celebrating 25 years of sevice each for three of its staff members. Sarah Fitzgerald, Sarah McCarthy,...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Competition watchdog blocks property data merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that it may block the merger of two property search firms as it...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Would fewer emails and more lunches boost agent and conveyancer relations?

Referral fees, lack of trust and too much email have been identified as barriers to greater collaboration between conveyancers and estate...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry charity aims to boost agent focus on wellbeing

Industry charity and mentoring group Agents Together is planning to help firms prioritise mental wellbeing. It has developed a checklist that agents...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - which are genuine, which are pure money-making machines?

With new and exciting PropTech solutions approaching the market, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, discusses some of their relevance and whether...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Zoopla sales director among new high profile GetAgent recruits

Property industry veteran Mal McCallion is among two new high-profile recruits for GetAgent. McCallion, who helped launch Primelocation in 2000 and was...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers ‘don’t know enough about mortgages’

A lack of mortgage knowledge could be holding buyers back, research claims. A survey of more than 1,000 consumers by Nottingham Building...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

More than 30 agents and property firms such as auction houses and valuers were reprimanded by HMRC for anti-money laundering breaches...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry data suggests spring supply boost but fewer sales agreed

Supply is slowly increasing but there are signs that buyers are now biding their time. Analysis by property data company TwentyCi shows...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent goes musical for its latest move

Independent Kent agent Miles & Barr took a musical approach to an office relocation last weekend. Miles & Barr, which has 12...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hamptons boosts international offering with new acquisition 

Hamptons has created a new international department after its latest acquisition. The agent this week revealed it has acquired Venres, a specialist...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales slowdown? Portal data suggests transactions are taking longer

There are signs that properties are starting to take longer to sell. A lack of stock in recent months has meant agents...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Home hunters urged to go offline to find agency stock

Buyers are being urged to ditch their laptops and hit the streets to find a property. The property market is currently hampered...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns property market against talking itself into recession

Buyers and sellers should focus on the Bank of England’s actions rather than words when it comes to the housing market,...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic helps push up the number of half a million-pound hotspots

The number of areas where the average house sale price exceeded £500,000 has surpassed 15% of Great Britain for the first...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency proptech supplier's new CTO promises 'innovative' products

PropTech supplier nurtur.group has appointed Damon Bullimore BriefYourMarket co-founder Damon Bullimore as chief technology officer (CTO). It follows nurtur.group’s acquisition of the...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Many people in recent years will have become familiar with challenger banks such as Monzo, Starling and Atom. Many will have...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that he is considering extending Margaret Thatcher’s Right-to-Buy scheme, that gives council tenants the chance to...

14 May 2022

From: Features