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Interest rates held again: estate agents react

Interest rates were held for the sixth consecutive Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday, as agents expressed hope of a cut...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Prospecting tool launches agent instruction guarantee

Prospecting tool Spectre has revealed an “Instruction Guarantee” - promising agents a positive return on investment from direct mail marketing. It is...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - gloves off

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

 LSL: ‘We are trading better than expected’

LSL’s businesses remain in “good shape” and are trading better than expected so far this year, the property brand claims. A trading...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Top tips for maximising Google ads leads on a modest budget

Google can be a very costly source for marketing but there are ways to keep a tight lid on your budget...

20 June 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Spring bounce? Average house price rises for second consecutive month

Average UK house prices rose for a second month in a row during April, Land Registry data shows. The latest Land Registry...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Attention turns to interest rates as inflation slows

The rate of inflation slowed to 2% in May, hitting the Bank of England’s target. Data from the Office for National Statistics...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy assessors query Which? EPC accuracy research

Energy assessor trade body the Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) has clashed with consumer watchdog Which? again. It follows another report from...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s coming home! Agent scores with Euro 2024-themed display

Agency brand Phipps & Pritchard has given its branch windows a football-themed overhaul in time for Euro 2024. The independent agent, which...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Landmark launches sustainability partnership

Landmark Information Group has launched a strategic partnership with carbon action specialists Net Zero Now to support businesses across the property. This...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation set to hit 2% target - will interest rates be cut?

The latest inflation figures this morning are expected to show that the cost of living measure has slowed to the Bank...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla owner unveils home moving platform for agents

Zoopla owner Houseful has launched Movemnt, described as a national home transaction infrastructure for all property professionals.  Movemnt joins the Houseful family...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agent to host consumer webinar on General Election impact

Fine & Country is set to run a live consumer-facing webinar on the potential impact of the upcoming UK General Election...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Sotheby’s International Realty names UK and Florida-focused hire

United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty has appointed an internationally esteemed agent aiming to bridge the gap between East Coast Florida and...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Consumer watchdog warns EPCs are full of hot air

Energy performance certificates (EPCs) can be riddled with inaccuracies and unhelpful advice that could cost homeowners when they come to sell...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Half of prime properties sold this year had price reduction

Almost half of properties sold in prime central London (PCL) this year had a price reduction, research suggests. The latest data from...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society postpones compulsory use of new TA6 form

The Law Society has postponed plans to make use of its new TA6 form compulsory amid backlash from conveyancers. The new TA6...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: ‘It’s a good time to be a homebuyer’

It is currently one of the best times to be a homebuyer, Knight Frank claims. The agency brand has highlighted that a...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Why some agents have an unfair advantage

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss the power of Lifesycle’s “Rocks” feature. Introduction to Rocks In December...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: UK asking prices hit by summer slump

Average asking prices had their usual seasonal dip this month, dropping by just £21 to £375,110, according to Rightmove data. The portal’s...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing market back to pre-pandemic size - Savills

The UK housing market has returned to its pre-pandemic size, Savills claims. Research by the agency brand suggests the total value of...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark unveils new Certificate in Property Agency

The Propertymark Qualifications Level 3 (Level 6 SCQF) Certificate in Property Agency was officially unveiled last week. The trade body revealed the...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla unveils AI features to boost buyer interest

Zoopla has announced two new artificial intelligence (AI)-backed features to increase the number of high-intent buyers on its site.  The portal has...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: I thought the rental crisis was bad, but not this bad

Having spent more than three decades working in the property sector, I’ve come to the conclusion I’ve pretty much seen it...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Housing Policies Miss Out On Poll Position

You have to wonder who is advising Rishi Sunak these days. Months ago, Silverstone must have seemed a terrific venue to hold...

15 June 2024

From: Features

How Abby and Michaela turned their friendship into an agency

Agents working for themselves, supported by a ‘broker’ organisation are on the increase in the UK after becoming almost the norm...

15 June 2024

From: Features

London's brownfield sites could house nearly 0.5m new homes

New research reveals nearly half a million homes could be built across London on land that currently lies derelict amid a...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Average price of Edinburgh detached homes rose by almost £1,500 a week

The average price of detached homes in Edinburgh has risen by almost £1,500 a week according to analysis of the latest...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Labour faces barriers to 'getting Britain building'

After much anticipation, the Labour Manifesto for ‘Change’ was launched this week. Held in Manchester the launch event included personal reflections...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Addressing the Local Authority Development Impasse

Building and development plans Recently, Carter Jonas has marketed development sites which have attracted multiple bids, higher offers than had been anticipated...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Property Tax - Labour on the ropes in key media interview

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

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents’ Verdict - We Need More Details in Labour Manifesto

There’s been a broadly warm response from much of the property industry to Labour’s manifesto, but a call for more detail...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Homes Like Selling Broadband, says Purplebricks figure

A new senior figure in Purplebricks claims the agency has much in common with selling broadband.  Nick Gunga is the new chief...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Danger - Housing Market at risk of Chronic Over-Supply Until Rates Fall

There’s a growing ­supply-demand imbalance in the sales market according to the prominent industry asking price index, Home.  It says despite greater...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour VAT plan ‘will put premiums on catchment area homes’

An agency bond says Labour’s plan to slap VAT on private school fees will have a positive effect on pricing of...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile Modern Method auction service expands

Pattinson Auction is launching in Northern Ireland.  A statement from the high profile firm says the move is part of its mission...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

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

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Slow conveyancing and mortgage deals allow gazumping - survey claim

Homebuyers are being gazumped due to lengthy property chains and delays in securing a mortgage, it’s been claimed. Research from Market Financial...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: A Website is Your Message to Customers

I know there’s always been something of a love-hate relationship between agents and the portals. The ‘love’ comes because the portals are...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - key figure driving agency's sales across much of London

Knight Frank has announced a significant promotion in its London residential sales business.  Chelsea Whelan has been appointed regional partner for North,...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech service expansion promises new opportunities for agents

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

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Every home EPC rated B or above in 10 years - party pledge

A political party is pledging that if elected it will make every home in the UK have an EPC rating of...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

A conversation with David Newnes Co-Founder of National Home Move and Managing Director Matthew McCreath discussing the benefits of being a Your Move Franchise Partner.

Tell us a little bit about National Home Move. We are a network of more than 60 Your Move and Reeds Rains...

12 June 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Property sales ‘steady’ despite General Election

Buyers and sellers are proving determined to press ahead with their home moves despite the looming General Election, research suggests.   Data...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election: estate agents react to Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party’s General Election manifesto has committed to resurrecting the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme and temporarily removing Capital...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Hospitals cyber-attack is a warning to property sector

THE news that an NHS trust was hit by a cyber-attack earlier this month naturally attracted a lot of headlines. Even though...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Keeping it in the family! Founders’ sons join agency

Family run agency brand The Good Estate Agent has welcomed the next generation of the team in the shape of Tom...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lee O'Brien, Managing Director of iad UK

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Lee O’Brien, Managing Director of iad UK. In your experience,...

11 June 2024

From: 60 Second Interview

Liberal Democrat manifesto: UK housing policies revealed

The Liberal Democrat General Election manifesto has been published, promising more housebuilding, abolishing leasehold tenures and its own buyer support scheme. Its...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election has caused ‘minor drop’ in market activity - claim

Around a fifth of estate agents have seen a drop in buyer activity and almost a third claim sellers have gone...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage shelf-life hits three-month low

Homebuyers need to act fast to grab mortgage rates, with deals now disappearing within two weeks. Analysis by comparison website Moneyfacts shows...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election webinar launched to help agents reassure vendors

Agents are invited to a webinar on how the General Election will affect the property market. Reapit and PayProp will be hosting...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Respected agent to hold training event for Fine & Country

Fine & Country has launched an exclusive training event for its licensees featuring internationally renowned speaker, trainer, and coach, Josh Phegan.  It...

11 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Record numbers raise concerns about agents but official sales complaints drop

Concerns around market appraisals and how offers are handled are likely to be the key industry complaints this year amid lower...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa challenges online agency ‘misconceptions’

Yopa is achieving almost £13,000 more than the average agent on a typical £450,000 home, the online agency brand claims. Using TwentyCi...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Sunak vows to maintain first-time buyer Stamp Duty exemption

The Conservatives appear to have abandoned plans to reverse Stamp Duty thresholds for first-time buyers if the party returns to power...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons reveals General Election wish list

Stamp Duty reform and first-time buyer support tops the list of what Foxtons would like to see from the next Government. The...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 June 2024

From: Features

Industry Views - Labour Agrees New Housing Policies

You may not have realised, but yesterday, the new government’s housing policy was agreed. No, I’m not talking about the new ‘Freedom...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Winds of change set to blow through the PRS

Win, lose or draw for the political hopefuls standing as candidates in the upcoming general election, it is likely that the...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Poor financial literacy amidst the UK's Mortgage crisis

Major lenders including Barclays, HSBC, and TSB have reduced their interest rates on new fixed mortgages, offering a glimmer of hope...

08 June 2024

From: Features

PRS crying out for fiscal reform, says LRG

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

08 June 2024

From: Features

Conveyancing Association launches digital signature guide

The Conveyancing Association (CA) - the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – has launched a new guide for conveyancing...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Chancellor commits to Family Home Tax Guarantee

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has pledged not to raise Stamp Duty as part of a Family Home Tax Guarantee. Writing in the Daily...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

The Netflix effect! Buying London boosts agency business​

Prime property agency London House, which features in the new Netflix series Buying London, has seen a 30% increase in global...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - get ready to give

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

 General Election 2024: Rightmove ‘disappointed’ at lack of housing focus

Rightmove has criticised the lack of focus on housing policy during the first General Election TV debate this week. Housing was rarely...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society faces calls for no confidence vote over material information rules

A legal action group is seeking support from solicitors to call a vote of no confidence in the Law Society The Property...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lest we forget! Agent reveals D-Day branch window tribute

Harrisons Homes has created a 1940s-themed branch window at its office in Sittingbourne to mark the 80th anniversary of D Day. It...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

By Design attracts two more Fine & Country agents

A newly-launched upmarket agency network has attracted two former Fine & Country agents. James Cooper and Alia Khan are the latest top-flight...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent activity improves but asking prices remain an issue - Propertymark

The number of market appraisals and sales agreed among estate agents are now back above levels seen before the September 2022...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to revisit removed listings

Agents are being urged to revisit properties that came off the market last year. Speaking to Angels Media’s Lee Dahill on the...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Nurtur shifts to AI and software after Guild sale

Property marketing and communications software provider Nurtur is shifting its focus from agency networks to technology and artificial intelligence tools. It comes...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional firm on the hunt for agency opportunities

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

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Clive Beattie to leave nurtur.group after Guild sale

Industry figure Clive Beattie is set to leave nurtur.group following the sale of The Guild of Property Professionals and Fine &...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Will housing finally get a mention in first General Election debate?

Political parties have been pretty quiet on housing policy during the General Election campaign and industry groups are hopeful that tonight’s...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

High EPC ratings push up house prices – but by how much?

Vendors could boost the value of their property by around £13,000 on average by improving its energy efficiency, research suggests. Research by...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils AI property descriptions tool

Agency software provider Alto has rolled out a new artificial intelligence-powered tool to simplify creating property descriptions for agents.  Free for all...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional agent returns to Zoopla

North East estate agent Dowen has returned to Zoopla in a bid to ramp up its plans for growth in 2024...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

TPFG acquires Fine & Country and The Guild

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

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices bounce back but calls remain for interest rate cut

House prices appear to have benefited from a Spring bounce but sales and mortgage approvals have struggled. It comes after a busy...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand expands into Stoke Newington

Winkworth has extended its North London presence with the opening of a new office in fashionable Stoke Newington. This will be the...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Do it For Dom charity event goes back to school sports day

This year the 'Do It For Dom' charity event is returning as an adventure challenge. Dominic Subbiani is a joint owner of...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Keir! Rishi! - What About Housing?

And so we wait. The election, still only a week old and with almost five left to go, has served up main...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Finding landlords is agents' biggest worry - PayProp survey

To put it simply – letting agents are our business. When they overwhelmingly voice a concern about something, we take that...

01 June 2024

From: Features

LRG sets out its stall for election 2024

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

01 June 2024

From: Features

Could buyer dropouts become a thing of the past?

Anyone who has ever bought or sold a house, knows the frustration and disappointment when a sale falls through. The excitement of...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Unintended consequences of 'rushed' leasehold law

In what are some of the biggest changes to the residential leasehold sector in the last 21 years since the Commonhold...

01 June 2024

From: Features

American dream? No, owning a property stateside is easy... if you know how

HAVING spent decades closely following the UK and American property markets, I’ve seen and read many reports comparing the two.  But...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Stamp Duty reform tops General Election property wish-lists

Stamp Duty reform and more housebuilding top the General Election wish-lists for the property sector. General Election manifestos are yet to be...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - charitable goals

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: If your social media feed is anything like mine, it's now full of cries for help from tenants

Amid the frenetic news agenda of recent weeks, a story broke that may have easily passed you by. It revealed how tenant...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency stock hits eight-year high but many are relisted homes - Zoopla

Property supply has hit its highest level for eight years, Zoopla data shows. The latest Zoopla House Price Index shows the average...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Consultancy names new dates for agency marketing course

Consultancy We Are Unchained is expanding its 30 Years of Marketing in One Day course across the country. It follows successful marketing...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Jackson-Stops builds auction house with Bamboo

National estate agency, Jackson Stops, has appointed Bamboo Auctions to provide the white-labelled technology behind its new J-S Auctions service. Bamboo Auctions...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild launches learning platform video series for members

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a new video series for members on its online Learning Platform. The 'Sharing Success' video...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Home movers undeterred by General Election

The majority of buyers planning to move home say the election will not affect their plans, research suggests. A survey by Rightmove...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

How agents can use property market data

There are those in the technology sector that claim “data is the new oil”. I think they might be right, but...

29 May 2024

From: Features

Hamptons secures Singaporean sales partnership

Hamptons has partnered with Singapore Realtors Inc (SRI) to introduce Singaporean investors to prime UK properties. The partnership also aims to boost...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

'A muted win' – leasehold reform bill passes

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill was the final piece of legislation to pass before Parliament closed ahead of the General...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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