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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

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

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

Buyers still prefer people rather than robots for mortgage advice

Mortgage borrowers still prefer the human touch when applying for a home loan despite the rising popularity of artificial intelligence, research...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Gove-r and out! Housing Secretary to quit after General Election

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has become the latest high-profile MP to announce he would step down ahead of July’s General Election. Gove...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

Affordability is a bigger factor for buyers than the confirmed General Election, Savills claims. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has set a date...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election date set – will the property market pause?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed a date for the General Election. Voters will go the polls on 4 July, meaning the...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Crafting Engaging Property Newsletters: Top Tips for Agents

In the fast-paced world of property, staying top-of-mind with your clients is crucial. And what better way to do this than...

15 May 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

AML compliance done digitally through proper identity verification

Estate agents and lettings agents have a legal obligation to protect themselves from money laundering and as such you must recognise...

13 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Savills makes drastic U-turn on housing market forecast for 2024

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

London’s next Mayor should build more affordable homes and back landlords

Propertymark, the leading membership body for property agents has written to London Mayor candidates highlighting proposals to tackle the unique housing...

30 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

Vast majority of agents are proud of their profession - survey

Some 83% of estate agents are proud of their profession, says a new survey. The poll of 1,728 estate agents, commissioned by...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Are house prices falling?

A fifth of Estate Agent Today readers have claimed house prices are falling either nationally or regionally, a survey has revealed. It...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Vendors warned to not risk waiting for General Election to list their homes

Waiting for a General Election is risky for sellers after the so-called Boris bounce in the property market failed to deliver...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Millions of young people ‘unlikely’ to follow parents on property ladder

Almost 2m aspiring homeowners do not think they will be able to follow in the footsteps of their parents by owning...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on the (bug) house

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

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to help ‘normalise’ self-build for buyers

Potential self-builders are struggling to find suitable plots and many are planning to turn to estate agents for support. A survey by...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

KWUK expands Dataloft partnership

Keller Williams has expanded its content and insights partnership with Dataloft after a successful trial period. The brand said 20 agents have...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crystal Balls - Who Knows What's Happening In 2024?

The last thing you want as we rake through the dying embers of 2023 is a journalist’s prediction of what’s going...

30 December 2023

From: Features

The Housing Market and the Election - Does It Matter Who Wins?

The factor most likely to influence the housing market next year is entirely outside the industry’s control: the General Election. Knight Frank...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Leasehold Reform - Government must get the balance right

Three members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners take a brief look at some of the trials and tribulations awaiting...

11 November 2023

From: Features

Reader poll: Would a Stamp Duty cut help the property market?

More than three quarters of Estate Agent Today readers have backed the prospect of a Stamp Duty cut. The Government is rumoured...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

 Exceptional customer service ‘key to winning instructions’

Customer service has been identified as one of the most important attributes when using an estate agent. A poll of 600 consumers...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Are 'doorstep communities' the answer to better urban living?

Twenty-minute neighbourhoods, 15-minute cities, low traffic neighbourhoods, walkable neighbourhoods: these concepts are suddenly everywhere. They boil down to a simple idea:...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Jonathan Rolande: What will ULEZ expansion mean for estate agents?

The roll out of ULEZ has been one of the big stories of the week. The new zones will have implications...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Prime agent unveils new office location

John D Wood & Co has expanded with a new office in Winchester, Hampshire. The Winchester office occupies a stone-built corner premises...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

What is ‘mixed tenure’ and why are mixed tenure developments built?

The term mixed-tenure development usually refers to residential developments where different residential tenures are provided on the same site. Typically, tenure was...

30 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Whatever Happened To Good Councils?

Like most parts of the UK, the one I live in has a bit of a beef about parking. More precisely,...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Agents support more material information but worry about the admin burden

Agents are supportive of new rules on upfront material information but there is concern about the administrative burden. While the industry awaits...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Can public private partnerships help address the shortage of rental homes?

A recent poll of 11,000 private renters by SpareRooom reveals that 81% spend more than 30% of their take-home pay on...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Top Tips For Social Media Marketing – Part 1

Social media has moved on from being a “nice to have” to a necessity for most businesses, but how do you...

14 July 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Sellers willing to pay £1,000 for upfront information to speed sales - claim

Almost two-thirds of home sellers who have sold a home within the past year experienced delays when doing so, research reveals. A...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty - it's time for the industry to box clever

So much has changed in the world of property of late that it’s easy to be behind the times - and...

01 July 2023

From: Features

ULEZ is going to change estate agency as well as traffic

Just because you don’t live in London - and of course the vast majority of people don’t - doesn’t mean you’ve...

17 June 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - community support

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

02 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - toughening up for good causes

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS cladding guidance is ‘helping the property market’

Property professionals have given their backing to new guidance on cladding. A webinar poll by Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has revealed that...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers shun whiff of air pollution

New data reveals nearly two-thirds of homebuyers actively avoided areas of high air pollution when on the hunt for their current...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL offloads mortgage and insurance brands in latest ‘simplification’

LSL has sold its mortgage, protection, and general insurance brokerage firms Embrace and First2Protect. The brands have been sold to Pivotal Growth,...

12 April 2023

From: Breaking News

A Letting Agent's Guide to Avoiding Garden Disputes

As the first signs of spring begin to appear, we look at how letting agents and landlords can start the season...

25 March 2023

From: Features

A letting agent’s guide to avoiding garden disputes

As the first signs of spring begin to appear, we look at how letting agents and landlords can start the season...

25 March 2023

From: Features

Reader poll: Is the dress code dead?

Around a third of agents still have some sort of dress code at work while almost half are kust expected to...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Former Knight Frank-brand plans major expansion

Newly-independent estate agency North Residential has unveiled new expansion plans with the opening of at least three new UK locations per year and...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs leaseholder building safety protections

Agency trade body Propertymark has backed calls for greater leaseholder protections as the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill proceeds through Parliament. The...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Condensation mould – a black mark for property

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

24 February 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Newcastle agency drives support for clean-air zone

Newcastle-based lettings agency Seekers has begun replacing its fleet of cars with electric vehicles. It comes as a clean air zone is...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Do you charge for AML checks?

A majority of Estate Agent Today readers have revealed they do not charge for anti-money laundering checks but around a quarter...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers 'need 20% house price drop'

Half of first-time buyers say house prices would need to fall up to 20% for them to consider making a purchase,...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Home moving named ‘most stressful’ life event

Moving home has been identified as the most stressful life event, with buyers and sellers citing waiting to exchange as the...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New independent brand branches out

Newly-independent estate agency North Residential has opened a second branch in Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire.  It comes just three months after...

06 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Will you raise your fees this year?

More than half of Estate Agent Today readers have indicated they will raise their fees this year. Several industry executives have suggested...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Will ROPA rules improve agency standards?

Half of Estate Agent Today readers agree that industry regulations and minimum qualifications will improve standards in the sector but a...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers willing to pay more for a greener home - claim

Reducing gas and electricity bills is trumping environmental and regulatory concerns for buyers seeking more energy efficient homes, research suggests. Knight Frank’s...

26 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners weighing up moving or improving to go green

Making homes more energy efficient or moving to properties that have already been improved is becoming a key focus for homeowners,...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL offloads new build brokerage firms in ‘group simplification’

Agency brand LSL has announced the sale of its new build mortgage and protection brokerage firms, Group First, which operates under...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Owners risk living in unsuitable homes due to stress of moving - warning

Homebuyers have highlighted the most stressful aspects of a property purchase, and agents appear to be off the hook. Analysis by conveyancing...

09 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Economists predict ‘double digit house price correction’

Two thirds of economists expect house prices to fall by more than 4% this year while others are expecting a more...

04 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What property professionals want for 2023 

An interest rate drop is top of the new year wish list among property professionals, a survey claims. A webinar poll among...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeowners consider downsizing to tackle rising mortgage costs - claim

Homeowners are starting to consider solutions to deal with their rising monthly mortgage costs including downsizing, research claims. A survey of more...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex Boris Johnson adviser unveils housing-focused London Mayor campaign

A former adviser to Boris Johnson who is running to be the Tory candidate for London Mayor has promised to put...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Restoring Trust In Estate Agents

I wasn’t completely surprised to read here on Estate Agent Today that our industry remains near the bottom of the league...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Research identifies anti-money laundering hotspots

Northern Ireland has been named as a potential hotspot for money laundering. New data from anti-money laundering software provider SmartSearch has identified...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – is this the end for fixed-fee online estate agency?

Aside from all the news surrounding the Autumn Statement this week, which will have a significant bearing on the property market...

19 November 2022

From: Features

Hamptons returns to Chelsea Flower Show with Mediterranean garden

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

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Lib Dems propose £300 monthly grants for struggling homeowners

The Government is being urged to create a mortgage protection fund to support homeowners who are struggling with repayments. It comes as...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent safety: New poll asks how safe you feel at work

Agents are being asked to complete a survey as part of a national newspaper’s investigation into the safety of property professionals...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers advised to wait until 2024 to buy a home - claim

In a statement likely to rile plenty of estate agents, a proptech firm is suggesting aspiring homebuyers should wait until 2024...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – property is holding its own despite the turmoil

I can’t really write about anything else this week, can I? Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will have...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Housing Secretary set for first committee grilling by MPs

Simon Clarke is set for his first grilling by MPs as Levelling Up and Housing Secretary. Clarke will be questioned by the...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime agency commits to support staff with wellbeing issues

Prime estate agent John D Wood & Co has introduced a range of new policies to support staff on a range...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents plan cutbacks amid housing market concerns - claim

A significant number of estate agents are planning cutbacks in the coming months to cope with the cost of living crisis,...

17 October 2022

From: Breaking News

New Zoopla guide aims to help agents sell homes for vendors after a break-up

Zoopla has launched a new guide to help agents advise buyers when purchasing a property with a partner to avoid future...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Poor Liz and Kwasi. What Do They Do Now?

Who would be in the shoes of Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng? I don’t mean who would like their power, pay and...

01 October 2022

From: Features

Interest rate rises ‘driving the market’ as sellers rush to secure peak prices

Interest rate rises are driving an increase in homes for sale, research claims. National estate agency Jackson-Stops has analysed Rightmove data and...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Local Knight Frank office gains independence

The directors of the Harrogate based residential estate agency for Knight Frank have gone independent. The change of ownership will see the...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Lifesycle roars to record sales months as agents want solutions for tougher market

In this piece, the team at Iceberg Digital sets out why Lifesycle has managed to roar to record sales in recent...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Agents against highlighting climate risks on property purchases

An Estate Agent Today reader poll has revealed opposition to climate risks being outlined to buyers when purchasing a property. A poll...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

How we created an industry-leading culture of innovation

In a recent McKinsey poll* 85 per cent of people said that fear of criticism, fear of uncertainty and fear of...

17 September 2022

From: Features

Tackling energy bills ranked as top property priority for PM

Tackling the cost of utility bills has been highlighted as the top priority that new Prime Minister Liz Truss should focus...

14 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents highlight property priorities for the new Prime Minister

From housebuilding to planning laws and stamp duty reform, agents and property professionals were ready with plenty of suggestions for Liz...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Research reveals how poor property maintenance can impact buyer offers

Four out of five homebuyers would consider reducing an offer if they found maintenance issues when viewing a property.  The insurer’s poll...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Self-employed firm welcomes new Partner to strengthen network

The Agency UK – which was set up by three ex-employees of Purplebricks – has strengthened its team with the arrival...

15 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

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

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

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

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

Agents back helping staff with rising cost of living - how are you showing support?

Agents have shown their support for helping junior staff with the cost of living crisis. The rate of inflation hit 9.4% during...

25 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

Reader poll reveals opposition to treating mobile signal as material information

More than half of agents disagree that mobile phone signal should be treated as material information in listings. James Munro, head of...

11 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

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

Prime agent upgrades its HQ as it celebrates 150th anniversary

Prime estate agent John D Wood & Co has marked 150 years in business by opening a new headquarters. It has moved...

22 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

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

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

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