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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Off-plan property purchases hit decade-low - claim

The share of new-build homes sold before they’re complete has dropped to a decade-low, research suggests. Hamptons’ annual off-plan sales index has...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - The Housing Battleground for General Election 2024

So we’ve been sent the ‘Save The Date’ card - it’s July 4. Now all we need is the invitation to the...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Scottish property taxes raise over £623m in last 12 months

Property taxes in Scotland exceeded £623m over the last twelve months according to analysis of the latest statistics by a leading...

25 May 2024

From: Features

New report draws roadmap for Britain's town centres

A new report sheds light on the future of UK town centres, presenting a roadmap for the revitalisation and repurposing of...

25 May 2024

From: Features

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Sunak really needs to work on his kerb-appeal

Even the most junior of estate agents will tell you that if you are going to bet the house on pulling...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents do Charity - walking the walk

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

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Most expensive coastal location named as prices drop

Home buyers face paying up to £1m for top coastal properties although prices have dropped since 2022, research suggests. Research by Lloyds...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer and Russell Quirk team up to tackle housing crisis

Online agent turned property PR guru Russell Quirk has set out his solution to solving the housing crisis. Speaking on the latest...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agents are getting better at customer service – report

Estate agency customer service appears to be improving, a mystery shopper exercise has revealed. Market research firm KnowYourMarket has unveiled its latest...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate Agency Modern Warfare: From Horseback to AI Tanks

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss advanced technology and innovative business models.  In today's UK...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Foxtons founder moves up Sunday Times Rich List

Foxtons founder Jon Hunt’s wealth fell in 2023 but he still managed to move up the Sunday Times Rich List, the...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Do Online Estate Agencies Exist Any More?

Is there such a thing as an online estate agency any more? A decade ago, about the time I started editing Estate...

18 May 2024

From: Features

There is a future in buy-to-let

High interest rates, slow price growth and more stringent tax rules have eroded Buy-to-Let’s (BTL) charm for a number of landlords,...

18 May 2024

From: Features

 Rightmove: It's difficult for agents to provide material information

The task of obtaining material information is more difficult than it appears for estate agents, Rightmove has warned. The portal revealed in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mystery surrounds latest Keller Williams market centre

The future of another Keller Williams (KW) market centre in the UK appears unclear. KW Prime, once the flagship market centre of...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - On manoeuvres with OnTheMarket

It’s more than 100 days since global real estate tech giants CoStar Group acquired struggling property portal, OnTheMarket. If you cast your...

11 May 2024

From: Features

The Simple Solution to Addressing the Housing Shortage

There’s a very important first step that needs to be taken in resolving the housing crisis: we need a greater understanding...

11 May 2024

From: Features

What every estate agent needs to know about SEO

In the fast-evolving world of property, where every click counts and every search matters, mastering the art of Search Engine Optimisation...

11 May 2024

From: Features

UK housebuilders back in the market for land as outlook brightens

Britain's housebuilders are seeing a recovery in buyer interest and land purchasing activity in early 2024, according to the latest Knight...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Supreme Court overturns Japanese Knotweed redress ruling

A landmark ruling on the affect of Japanese knotweed on property values has been overturned, which could have implications for home...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock rises to three-year high but sales are facing short-term slump

Agency stock has hit a three-year high but sales expectations have dipped as hopes of an imminent interest rate cut fade,...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Appraisals down in pre-Easter trading, reveals Propertymark

Market appraisal volumes dropped 7% in March according to Propertymark’s latest market snapshot, based on data from up to six weeks...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour - The Housing Policies Coming Our Way Soon

You don’t have to be a mind-reader to believe there will be a large majority Labour government by the end of...

04 May 2024

From: Features

EPC targets come back, all is forgiven

April 22nd marked ‘Earth Day’, yet it seemed to pass relatively unnoticed within the mortgage market. While the market was once abuzz...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Battle of the Self-Employed Brokers - more recruits

Yesterday we covered the story of self-employed estate agency brokerage eXp revealing three new agencies to have taken on the corporate...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande - More To Be Done To Address Housing Imbalance

A recent announcement by housing giants Persimmon has been heralded as a welcome boost to the property sector. In a trading update they...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

Sky News is reporting that up to 30 Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s approach to ground rents...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Surge in agents’ Suspicious Activity Reports filed to National Crime Agency

There’s been a significant rise in the number of so-called Suspicious Activity Reports concerning money laundering and the agency industry. Suspicious Activity...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Asking price cuts fail to win sales for two-third of homes - claim

Some 36% of all homes which have had asking prices cut this year are now listed as sold subject to contract.  GetAgent...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Expansion and key hires announced by high end agency

Knight Frank says it’s opened six new offices over the past two years, and hired 14 new partners, as part of...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Here comes Summer.... or maybe Autumn?

We all know that first-time buyers have had a tough time of it lately. Mad mini-budgets resulting in higher interest rates...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Clarity needed on Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill report

Last weekend a story by The Sunday Times’ Deputy Political Editor indicated that the Government is proposing implementing a £250 cap...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Mortgage lender wants stamp duty rebate and cash help for owners

Stamp duty rebates and cash to improve energy efficiency are being demanded by one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders in...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates hit six month high after recent bank hikes

An analysis by Rightmove reveals that the average interest rate for a two year fixed mortgage at 95% loan to value...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Coup for Self-Employed Agency Brand as high flying agent joins

An agent with 15 years experience at high end agencies Hamptons and Knight Frank has joined a self-employed brokerage brand. Sally Jane...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Radical reform of Right To Buy demanded by industry group

A property industry group has called for a reduction in the discounts available for council tenants buying their own home, after...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Swoop - OnTheMarket’s new owner snaps up Matterport

CoStar Group, the US-based global online real estate provider which acquired OnTheMarket in December, has now snapped up Matterport, the well...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Two new branches for growing agency following latest acquisition

Regional agency Mundys has snapped up a sales business, taking its branch total to five. It currently has two offices in Lincoln...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns of lull in sales despite brisk start to 2024

The number of new sellers coming to the market is up by 12% compared to this time a year ago, and...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild reveals 20 latest hand-picked agent members

The Guild of Property Professionals has chosen 20 new member agents in the first quarter of the year.  With the property market...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

Almost one in five vendors admit to having failed to disclose disputes with neighbours to prospective buyers when selling their home,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer to give Blue Sky speech to estate agents

TV property guru, Move iQ founder and Estate Agent Today columnist Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency pulls plug on underperforming offices

Winkworth has revealed that it has not renewed franchises on offices “where our standards were not being met and results were...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jargon and Complexity put people off moving home - Zoopla

The jargon and complicated house moving process is deterring as many as 2.2m owners from entering the market, claims Zoopla.  The portal...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

LRG names first chief technology officer

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has appointed its first chief technology officer. Sophia Swain has been recruited to the board-level role. She comes from...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Buyers should transact before the General Election season

OnTheMarket president Jason Tebb has cautioned buyers against waiting for an interest rate cut and General Election before making a transaction...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Buyers 'tak' the high road to stronger market

When we talk in general terms about the UK housing market, we tend to draw a picture of generality. Facts and figures...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Key actions conveyancers must take to protect against fraud risk

Fraud poses a significant challenge for residential conveyancers, with criminals often attempting to exploit the transaction process for money laundering purposes. The...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Online agent market share hits new low

The market share of online and hybrid agents has continued to decrease this year but self-employed agency is growing. Data from Twenty...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Buyer demand hits four-year high in time for spring

The property market appears to be benefiting from the much-hoped for spring bounce, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Average time to sell remains static despite regional variations - research

The average time it takes to sell a house from listing to completion has dropped by 0.7% in the past year,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How can agents capitalise on the green shoots of recovery?

From the uptick in house sales in January to a house price rise the first time in over a year in February,...

09 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Price hikes and fake images - Six red flags to avoid a rental scam

2023 was the highest year on record for ‘rental scam’ searches in the UK, with an increase of 11% from 2022...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Material Information Guidance - Is compliance a legal obligation?

In his third and final article in this 3-part series, David Beaumont looks at the legal statues of Material Information Guidance. ...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Fall-through costs set to rise after slower 2023 – warning

Fall-throughs are costing home sellers an estimated £909m a year, according to new analysis. Upfront information provider Home Sale Pack has analysed...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: PCL prices have stopped falling

Prime central London (PCL) property values flattened out during the first quarter of 2024 after six consecutive quarterly falls, figures suggest. Analysts...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Affect the UK Housing Market?

Borrowers are currently rolling off relatively favourable two-year fixed-rate deals agreed at the start of 2022, but the pain from higher...

30 March 2024

From: Features

The art of negotiation in a buyer's market

Many agents may perceive that the need to negotiate only comes into play at the point of offer if a property...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - an 'egg-cellent' week for fundraising

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

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart honours top-performing agents

Spicerhaart's top performers have been honoured at an awards ceremony showcasing the agency brand’s culture. The 2024 Elevate Awards were hosted by...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing affordability ratio remains high but are second steppers worse-off?

Housing affordability ratios have fallen back to pre-pandemic levels but remain high, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The latest figures...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Olympic champion and business guru to speak at eXp conference

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton and Dragon’s Den investor Steven Bartlett are the latest speakers scheduled to appear at this summer’s...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ground rent reform set for scrapheap - reports

Plans to set ground rents at a ‘peppercorn rate’ are reported to have been dropped amid opposition from freehold campaigners and...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

A Property Tale For Our Times - and it doesn't end well

If you want to hear of a tale for our industry’s times - featuring housing shortages, planning disputes, rampant  inflation and...

23 March 2024

From: Features

UK BTR sees record growth driven by surge in Single Family Housing

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has launched its latest UK Build to Rent Market Update, revealing that investment in the UK...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Material information rules set to cost sellers ‘hundreds of pounds’ - warning

Vendors could end up spending hundreds of pounds more when selling their home due to Trading Standards material information rules guidance,...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Ideal time’ for interest rate cut as inflation slows - claim

Inflation has hit a new two-year low as the cost of living measure slowed to 3.4% in February. The figure is down...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Spring clean to avoid 'malicious hacks'

SPRING cleaning is an annual ritual for many households, but firms in the property sector would do well to spend some...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government orders London Mayor to build more homes

The Government has taken the unusual step of intervening in the London Plan to boost housebuilding in the capital.   Housing Secretary Michael...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London sold prices hit decade low but agents ‘remain busy’ - research

Average sold prices in prime London have returned to 2014 levels, research suggests. The latest market data from LonRes shows the prime...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Price expectation gap risks widening –  claim

The gap between the price a seller wants and what a buyer is willing to pay is at risk of widening,...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

It's time agents took a leaf out of Amazon's book

Last year was not one for the faint hearted. Now, at last, the market appears to be experiencing a gradual uptick. Recent...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Savills: Property market appears to be past “peak uncertainty”

Savills has claimed most of the property markets It operates in are past “peak uncertainty” after posting lower revenues and profits...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Major mortgage lender reduces upper age limit

One of the UK’s largest mortgage lenders has reduced its upper age limit in a blow for home buyers . Halifax is...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Competition watchdog frees 500 households from doubling ground rents

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has secured agreements from eight freeholders to remove “problematic ground rent” terms from leases. The competition...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The ValPal Network marks a decade of lead generation

The ValPal Network (TVPN) is celebrating generating 8.7m leads for agents in a decade of business. It comes as TVPN said it...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers facing more mortgage choice but shorter shelf life

The mortgage price war appears to have eased and the shelf life on home loans has hit a six-month low, Moneyfacts...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC, Paul Hilton shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of...

09 March 2024

From: Features

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