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Leaders unveils upgraded sustainable branch

Leaders has launched its upgraded sustainable office in Guildford, Surrey, with an event for local clients, media, local businesses and Leaders staff. The Leaders Romans...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

International Women's Day: the Importance of a Supportive Workplace

As the Group HR Director of LRG – an organisation of over 3,000 employees – and perhaps more importantly, as a...

09 March 2024

From: Features

The Property Ombudsman: ‘Multiple redress schemes cause consumer confusion’

The Property Ombudsman (TPO) has questioned if allowing agents to choose their own redress scheme damages consumer trust. Speaking to the House...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

A first-of-its-kind degree has launched that focuses on residential estate agency. The Swindon campus of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has launched...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Uneventful’ interest rate update could boost property market – claim

Rightmove has recorded its busiest month since launching its mortgage in principle service in 2022 and predicts an interest rate hold...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on the cards

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

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - starting to feel a bit like Christmas

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

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Are passive houses the future of sustainable homes?

By Alan Siggins, indoor ventilation expert and Managing Director of Airflow. Whilst the UK’s focus on Net Zero and green efforts may...

28 October 2023

From: Features

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

Renters Reform Bill

Introduced to Parliament in May, the Renters (Reform) Bill seeks to improve the private rental sector for both tenants and landlords....

15 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

The only way is ethics! New ethical agent network launches

Industry partner Jerry Lyons is launching a new network to support independent ethical estate agencies. The Ethical Agent Network (EAN) aims to...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mark Bevan, Sales Director at Loop.

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Mark Bevan and I am the Sales...

30 August 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

PropTech Today - How can regulated open data sharing unlock the property transaction?

The property transaction in England and Wales is a notoriously slow and fraught process, taking typically 150 days to complete, with...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - supporting young Lionesses

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

25 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Investing in Cyber Security: Reapit’s unyielding commitment to safeguarding data

By Dawson Scott, CTO of Reapit. As the Chief Technology Officer of Reapit, I have always held the view that the privacy,...

19 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

PropTech Today - Why investing in the right PropTech is like having an extra pair of hands - or two…

Have you heard of the Pareto Principle…? Named after economist Vilfredo Pareto, it describes the imbalance of most work-related events -...

21 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Weathering Economic Storms: Consolidating for Sanity in Estate Agency

 In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they review the dynamics of the property market, and the current...

19 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront material information is a huge opportunity - here's why

Parts B and C of Material Information guidance are on the horizon and expected to come into play this autumn. I caught...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Unlocking success: capabilities an ideal CRM toolbox should offer

CRMs can be superheroes for your business, but not all of them possess the necessary powers to save the day. As...

11 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Turn empty shops and offices into homes - MPs demand action

Two all-party groups of MPs and Peers have called on the government to act to turn empty buildings into good quality,...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - The good, the bad…and the ugly

Interesting news from Leaders Romans Group (LRG) this week when they revealed sales figures across the group for June. Nationally, sales figures...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Show me the money! OnTheMarket launches financial services arm

OnTheMarket has launched a new financial services arm. The portal has unveiled OnTheMarket Money, an umbrella brand providing consumers with access to...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove warns summer slowdown has come early

Asking prices have fallen on a monthly basis at this time of year for the first time since June 2017 as...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rumours surround future of another Keller Williams market centre

Keller Williams UK’s (KWUK) Gatwick market centre is rumoured to have closed but the self-employed agency network’s chief executive Ben Taylor...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders urged to back 24-hour product withdrawal pledge

Mortgage brokers are trying to get lenders to sign up to a 24-hour Product Withdrawal Pledge in efforts to keep the...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage brokers call for more notice of product withdrawals

Mortgage brokers have expressed concern about products being removed with little or no notice. Hundreds of mortgages have been withdrawn from the...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Guild introduces new tiered membership options

The Guild of Property Professionals is launching a tiered membership offer which it says will allow agents to choose according to...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Almost 18% of sale fall-throughs happen in first two weeks - claim

The most common time for a property sale to fall through is in the second week after the sale is agreed,...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

What we can learn from Coca-Cola and how we can apply it to the property industry

One of the most valuable, most successful and most recognisable brands worldwide is Coca-Cola. And we have all wondered, at least...

20 May 2023

From: Features

Leaders launches first sustainable office 

Leaders’ Lettings Agents has launched its new sustainable office in Aylesbury as part of plans to make the whole brand carbon...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New Homes Quality Board names accredited supplier for property contracts

Proptech firm Finch has been named as the latest supplier accredited by the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB). It joins other brands...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Simplify brands receive new homes accreditation

Move with Us and Moving Made Easy have been awarded the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB) accreditation for their part-exchange and...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Going green! Agent opens ‘eco-branch’

Portico Estate Agents is set to unveil a new sustainable office at its Fulham branch in London next week. It forms part...

16 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Is your tech strategy ready for 2023?

You are aware of the business benefits of digital transformation. You understand the need for your estate agency to leverage technology to...

10 December 2022

From: Features

When the going gets tough, focus on your leaky bucket

As economic signs increasingly point to a contraction in the property market, competition for new business will inevitably heat up. But...

03 December 2022

From: Features

The Agency UK plans industry exhibition

Self-employed estate partnership brand The Agency UK (TAUK) is to host its first industry exhibition. Titled Grow your Agency in 23, the...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Government brings BIDEN to Levelling Up Bill

Measures to deliver new homes, regenerate left-behind communities and clean up rivers have been added to the Government’s flagship Levelling Up...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Demystifying Distributed Ledger Technology – a network for the property market

What’s the difference between Centralised Ledger Technology and Decentralised Ledger Technology? Repeat after me; centralised and decentralised ledgers and Distributed Ledger Technology...

04 November 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed - what you need to know about mortgage rates

With UK interest rates on the rise, following the mini-Budget announcement (now since almost entirely reversed), and several lenders pulling mortgage...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Fast decisions! One in three properties receive an offer one hour after viewing

Despite all the recent speculation surrounding the housing market after the badly-received mini-Budget and regular talk of a possible slowdown, new...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket boss: ‘We aren’t looking to overtake Rightmove (yet)’

OnTheMarket (OTM) is not currently aiming to overtake Rightmove or Zoopla but has succeeded in reducing listing fees for agents across...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Slow going – average time to purchase a home passes five months

One of the biggest frustrations people have with the home buying and selling process is the amount of time it takes...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency brand opens first fully sustainable branch

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has opened its first sustainable branch in Kemptown, Brighton City Centre. The Leaders-branded office has been completely refurbished...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property forecast: Demand remains strong despite UK inflation 

Many first-time buyers and homeowners are becoming more cautious of the property market. The cost of living crisis, combined with rising...

03 September 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - keeping charities and events running

It's been a busy period of fundraising and volunteering for agents and property professionals. Support has included getting one charity back on...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Leasehold reform - what do agents and conveyancers need to know?

You will hopefully have seen that the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 has now received its Royal Assent, meaning it...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Busy sales market - how can agents help sellers take advantage of this bonanza?

April looks set to go down as the busiest month for house sales of the year.  And with record numbers of properties predicted...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer - it's time to dump gazumping

You’re probably up to your neck at the start of a busy spring market but I’d hope there’s one thing most...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - how do you solve a problem like conveyancing?

Those aficionados of the Sound of Music will recognise the tag line above. It came to my mind when thinking about...

12 March 2022

From: Features

Property Jobs Today - a bumper bundle of new movers in agency

Welcome to the latest edition of Property Jobs Today, your chance to catch up with who’s going where and why in...

07 March 2022

From: Breaking News

More politicians back seizure of oligarchs' London property assets

Momentum is building up in support of the government’s probe into whether the London homes of oligarchs on the sanctions list...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC Stamp Duty Crackdown ‘may make home buying even slower’

HM Revenue & Customs has been warned by financial experts that its latest crackdown on stamp duty abuse could make the...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Introducing Reapit Elements

Reapit Elements is an open-source, cross-platform design system that gives designers and developers a framework to quickly create responsive, device-agnostic, and...

18 February 2022

From: Sponsored Content

“Underwhelming” business rates review is slammed by agency

A consultation exercise on government proposals for its business rates review is totally “underwhelming” according to property agency Colliers. The consultation ends...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Government threatens developers over cladding payments

The government is threatening to deny planning consent to developers who refuse to pay towards the removal of unsafe cladding on...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

 Agents Do Charity - from here to Africa…

Hello and welcome to the latest Agents Do Charity, our weekly round-up of who’s-doing-what-good-deeds in our industry. Want to be involved? Well...

04 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove to work with buyers to reduce fall-through risk

Rightmove is to try to help potential buyers get their finances in order much earlier in the transaction process, to reduce...

07 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent - why is it so cold and unfriendly?

Let’s begin with total transparency from this author: I believe there’s a place for Build To Rent in the wider portfolio...

27 November 2021

From: Features

“Devastating lack of due diligence” slammed in property fraud case

A prominent law expert is claiming that a high profile case of property fraud, reported earlier this week, involved a “devastating...

05 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Cladding Tax on Developers - not everyone is in favour

There has been criticism of the new Residential Development Tax, levied to fund remedial work on dangerous cladding on high rise blocks. The tax...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

“It leaves a lot to be desired” - Propertymark’s Budget verdict

Agents trade body Propertymark has given its verdict on yesterday’s Budget with this statement - “Some good news but it leaves...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

What Every Letting Agent Should Know about the Economic Crime Levy (ECL)

Disclaimer: This article is intended for information only and does not constitute legal advice. As part of its 2020 budget, the UK...

23 October 2021

From: Features

How technology can shape the customer experience beyond 2021

2021 redefined what it meant to offer exceptional customer experiences for consumers across multiple industries, but particularly for the residential property...

13 October 2021

From: Features

Alto Q&A - how changes made during lockdown set this agent up for success

What estate agency is going to look like in the post-pandemic world, and what the role of the physical branch will...

11 September 2021

From: Features

Interview: experienced agents show increased appetite for training and qualifications

Since the announcement of the Regulation of Property Agents (RoPA), an increasing amount of Principle, Partners and Directors (PPD) from the...

04 September 2021

From: Features

Sector reform - stamp out this market malaise

Every so often it comes around – the argument that stamp duty should be reformed/removed/replaced (delete as appropriate). But why? Where’s the...

21 August 2021

From: Features

Shock intervention by Trading Standards in 'charging for viewing' row

The controversial proposal by a PropTech start up to charge potential viewers of properties to let or for sale has been...

10 August 2021

From: Breaking News

No appetite amongst agents for charging for viewings - Propertymark

NAEA Propertymark says there’s no appetite that it can see amongst its representatives across the UK for charging people £30 for...

02 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Controversial pay-per-viewing service to seek investors soon

The controversial ViewRabbit service, which proposes to charge prospective buyers and tenants for viewing properties, may seek international investment. The site has...

27 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Is This The Alternative To Stamp Duty?

There’s gathering momentum to do ‘something’ about the unfairness of council tax and stamp duty. This isn’t new in principle. Agents have...

24 July 2021

From: Features

Should buyers show ‘proof of funds’ to be allowed to view a home?

A traditional problem for agents has been ‘tyre kickers’ who come to view a home out of curiosity with little or...

16 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Buyers’ packs would help agents through market frenzy - claim

The current housing market frenzy would be easier to deal with if upfront buyers’ packs were available, improving transparency and cutting...

16 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed: how digital innovation is transforming estate agency

The growth of the internet and technology has transformed virtually every aspect of our lives, including how we approach the property...

05 June 2021

From: Features

Portal home buying platform links with 60-plus mortgage providers

A new home buying platform being set up by a challenger portal has revealed details of its mortgage offer to users. OneDome...

01 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Vote, Vote, Vote - Housing and the 2021 Local Elections

Local elections rarely set the pulse racing and this year’s poll on Thursday faces a similar problem. But this time, it’s a...

01 May 2021

From: Features

The reality of RoPA – an alternative view on estate agency regulation

We have more regulations controlling the sector than ever before and we have more ‘regulators’ involved in controlling the sector than...

01 May 2021

From: Features

Buying Unseen - not as mad as it seems says leading agent

A leading buying agent says the phenomenon of ‘buying unseen’ is the most dramatic property trend to have emerged from the...

23 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Anti-stamp duty campaigner fined … for stamp duty avoidance

One of the most outspoken campaigners against stamp duty has been fined for avoiding tens of thousands of pounds in … stamp...

07 April 2021

From: Breaking News

eBay and Amazon use omnichannel marketing - why don’t you?

As a property agent, fancy marketing terminology such as ‘omnichannel’ might not hold too much interest for you right now. We’re in...

06 March 2021

From: Features

Should stamp duty holiday extension be for ALL buyers, or just current ones?

No fewer than 79 per cent of people want the stamp duty holiday extended according to a survey conducted by an...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Connells buys Countrywide - five reasons why it will be a success

The acquisition of Countrywide by Connells might just be the deal of the century in the British estate agency industry. That’s the...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Another new portal opens in bid to woo independent agents

Another group of independent estate agents have launched a portal - a rival to a similar project launched by other agencies...

21 January 2021

From: Breaking News

New high taste agency employs ‘guild of creatives and thinkers’

A new estate agency listing historic houses is to have “a select group of creatives and thinkers” that will assist in the...

21 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Hold the tinsel! Ditch the mistletoe! The house won’t sell…

We’re sure agents have been working hard to urge vendors to take it easy on the dodgy decorations if there are...

23 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Shock stamp duty rise on additional homes in Wales

There’s been a shock one per cent increase in the Welsh equivalent of stamp duty on second homes, coming into effect...

21 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Sell high, sell fast - selling for the best price with home staging

The importance of marketing properties is something that is often undervalued. Big budgets are dedicated to selling everyday items such as...

19 December 2020

From: Features

Buyer Beware to be scrapped? Conveyancers debate alternatives

Conveyancers have considered whether the long-standing ‘caveat emptor’ or buyer beware principle in a property purchase should be replaced by ‘vendor...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - good works continue through the lockdown…

Hello and welcome to yet another Agents Do Charity, the weekly forum for the industry to share its good news on...

06 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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