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KEYWORD "Property Buyers" - 100 RESULTS
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

Fake grass deters property buyers - claim

Fake grass can impact the value of a vendor’s property and turn off prospective buyers, Winkworth claims. In a gardening special, the agency franchise brand’s Property...

29 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

Stamp Duty Cut would trigger evictions and price rises - claim

A stamp duty cut would see house prices go up and evictions soar, a property industry commentator claims. Reports in the past...

07 May 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

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

Speeding Up Conveyancing: Insights at The Guild Conference

In a recent panel discussion at The Guild of Property Professionals' conference I highlighted the pressing challenges faced by estate agents...

06 April 2024

From: Features

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

Material Information Guidance - Is it Actually Material?

In this, the second of a three-part series, David Beaumont continues his critique of the new Material Information Guidance. There are 21...

30 March 2024

From: Features

2023 - That was year that was...

As Conveyancers we operate in such a volatile market, where government economic policy can and has repeatedly made our professional lives...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Time to stop wading through treacle: General Election must prioritise property digitisation drive

The 2023 Autumn Budget, amongst its considerable 110 growth measures, contained an important announcement for the property sphere, with £3 million...

16 December 2023

From: Features

CTS Cyber Attack: 'What lessons need to be learned?'

This week saw around 80 conveyancing firms across the UK paralysed by a service outage caused by a ‘cyber incident’ on...

02 December 2023

From: Features

Autumn Statement: Treasury pledges £3m to ‘improve homebuying process'

The Autumn Statement ended up being silent on Stamp Duty reforms and direct housing market stimulus but there were some nuggets...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Chancellor urged to introduce Stamp Duty cut for downsizers

Agency brand Chestertons has joined calls for Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to include Stamp Duty reform in his Autumn Statement. Hunt will deliver...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Posh Property Buyers stand back as prime London cools

An index of prime London properties suggests buyers standing back as economic uncertainty reaches the upper levels of the market. The Prime...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England urged to ‘stop interest rate attacks’ on homeowners

The Bank of England is facing calls to hold off on raising interest rates this week. Its Monetary Policy Committee is set...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers have the x factor in UK property market

Buyers are now calling the shots and can expect lower bids to secure the house of their dreams, a property expert...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New warnings issued over student property fraud

The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) and Gumtree have teamed up to help fightback against fraudsters, particularly when it comes...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property expert predicts mortgage rate war in boost for buyers

Homebuyers and borrowers could be set to benefit from a mortgage price war, a property expert claims. Jonathan Rolande, from the National...

24 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Are 40-year mortgages really the answer to the property crisis?

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his latest take on the property market. Having just got back from holiday, I am...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Phoney’ London property market isn’t immune to rate rises - warning

The London property market is facing a "bleak" second half of the year, the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) has...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Second half of 2023 ‘looking bleak’ for agents - warning

House prices will fall by at least another 5% between now and Christmas, a property group has warned, creating tough times...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Separating fact from fiction

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on another manic week for the property market. Like many working in the...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: It won’t be politicians who get us out of this crisis

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on why it’s those working across the sector who will help drag us...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Welsh agent wins startup award

Ceredigion estate agent Cardigan Bay Properties has been recognised as one of the top start-ups in the UK. The brand overcame competition...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: The Government must step in soon

After yet another tumultuous week in the property market, many of those working sector will be breathing a huge sigh of...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: The Government can no longer ignore the property market

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on a manic week for the property market. This is the week when...

23 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Is this the week that everything changed?

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on a manic week for the property market. I dearly hope I...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Prison for conman who stole thousands from property buyers

A man has been jailed for fraud after conning potential property buyers out of nearly £16,000. Jaspal Singh Juttla, 64 of Northwood...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: Have we banished the ghost of Truss and Kwarteng?

In his latest column, property commentator Jonathan Rolande, provides his take on the biggest stories from the past seven days.  For a long...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers entering bidding wars for bungalows - claim

Homebuyers are entering bidding wars for bungalows, a property expert claims. The Daily Telegraph recently reported that young professionals in their 20s and...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property week in review: Interest rates, house prices and purple woes

It has certainly been a very busy week for news in the housing sector.  Here, the first of a new series of...

12 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners ‘more open to downsizing’ amid higher living costs - claim

Higher energy costs and rising interest rates are leading to a surge in the number of homeowners looking to downsize, a...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Friday conveyancing fraud’ getting worse due to remote working – warning

Home-movers are being warned to be on alert for ‘Friday afternoon fraud,’ which experts claim is becoming more common since the...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget 2023: Property groups call for Stamp Duty overhaul

A property group is the latest to call for a Stamp Duty overhaul in today's Budget. The National Association of Property Buyers’ (NAPB)...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market is stirring from its slumber - claim

The property market looks to have avoided ‘heading over a cliff,’ Knight Frank suggests. Analysis by the agency brand suggests the further it...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers hit with higher conveyancing fees for home purchases

Agents may be regularly debating increasing their fees but property buyers and sellers are already used to paying more for conveyancing,...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Penalised Stamp Duty critic returns to theme of “we pay too much”

A well known critic of stamp duty has returned to his long-standing theme of querying whether buyers have paid too much...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Rising numbers of sales collapsing at last minute - claim

Sellers are being urged to be upfront about property issues and consider lower offers from better buyers as increasing numbers of...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers warned about ‘wild west’ of social media sales

Buyers should be mindful about the rise of so called ‘Insta-agents,’ a property body has warned. The National Association of Property Buyers...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

There are reasons to be optimistic in the second half of 2023

Usually, I enter January with a spring in my step - optimistic about what the future holds.  Two years ago, after the...

07 January 2023

From: Features

Criminals ‘bombarding’ homeowners with fraudulent energy offers 

Scammers are “bombarding” homeowners with fraudulent offers on green energy or insulation to allegedly boost their property value and cash in...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The most searched-for locations of 2022

London has returned as the go-to destination for potential property buyers, Rightmove claims. The portal has revealed the most searched for locations...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

2023 will be year of the property price drop – claim

Homeowners must accept that 2023 will become “the year of the price drop”, a property expert claims.  As Nationwide and Halifax data...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers opt for longer-term home loans amid affordability concerns

Increasing numbers of property buyers are now taking out mortgages with terms of more than 30 years, new figures show. The latest...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents facing ‘difficult few months’ as property market dips – claim

Estate agency branches are bracing themselves for “a very difficult few months,” the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) claims. The NAPB...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Housing Secretary: ‘It’s un-Conservative to not build homes’

A former Housing Secretary has outlined why the Conservative Party mustn’t abandon its commitment to housebuilding. It comes as some 47 Conservative...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Fixer’ Gove will struggle to hit homebuilding targets – warning

The Government’s target of constructing 300,000 new homes annually by 2025 has been called into question due to a lack of...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Sticky situation! Buyers warned as Gü founder loses Stamp Duty claim

Property buyers aiming to reduce their Stamp Duty bill with “mixed-use” purchases are being warned that HMRC is sniffing out those...

26 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Price rises of up to 5% into 2023 still possible, says property expert

House prices in some regions of the UK could continue increasing, despite concerns over the economic downturn and forecasts of house...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Why people want plain speaking and clear comms in times of trouble

It’s fair to say that ours is an industry which has a language of its own, and often revels in the...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Getting Britain moving? Truss needs to do much more to reassure property market

As I watched Liz Truss take to the stage at this week’s Conservative Party conference, my eyes were drawn to the sign behind her. “Getting Britain...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Stamp duty own goal? Cut is already leading to rise in prices, claims expert

A leading property association has warned that house prices are likely to spike in the wake of the government’s recent economic...

28 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - how can agents combat the cost-of-living crisis?

The worst cost-of-living crisis in generations is everywhere we look and agents – and the property industry more widely – are...

24 September 2022

From: Features

Mortgage rush predicted as interest rates hit highest level since 2008

The Bank of England increased interest rates to their highest level since the financial crisis yesterday, prompting fears of higher cost...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sector calls for targeted stamp duty cuts

Agents and other property professionals have, perhaps unsurprisingly, reacted positively to rumours of a Stamp Duty cut. Prime Minister Liz Truss and...

22 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

Property group urges Bank of England to avoid further interest rate hikes

The Bank of England is being urged by property professionals to avoid further interest rate hikes this week. The Bank’s Monetary Policy...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property buyers reducing budgets amid cost of living crunch - Savills

Buyers are starting to reduce their budgets and the level of urgency in the market has declined, Savills warns. The agent suggested...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Leading lawyer warns property buyers must be warned of climate risks

Property buyers should be warned of the climate risks when purchasing a home, a leading lawyer has claimed. Stephen Tromans QC, the...

08 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

Cost of living crisis: Buyers deferring property purchases by a year

Buyers are putting off property purchases by at least one year due to increasing living costs, research claims. Research by savings websites...

22 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark members already benefiting from TV guru partnership

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

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

House price slowdown on the horizon, claims leading property association

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

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Heatwave cools off property enquiries - claim

As UK temperatures soared last week, potential property buyers and sellers were even too hot to enquire about homes. Data from live...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing ‘airbrushed’ out of Tory leadership race

The Tory leadership debates have covered everything from taxes to trans rights but industry executives have lamented the lack of focus...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

NAPB backs pensioner stamp duty cut as alternative to 'costly' equity release

New calls have emerged to give pensioners stamp duty tax breaks to downsize their homes. The National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB)...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

AML expert: Where are the checks on UK buyers?

An anti-money laundering (AML) has queried why there are so few checks on UK property buyers compared with those from overseas. Tim...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML checks suggest record drop in foreign property buyers

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

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers back stamp duty cut for downsizing pensioners

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

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Speedy sales adding fraud risks for estate agents – warning

Speedy property sales may not be as good as they seem, an industry figure has warned. Recent figures released by Rightmove indicate...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Queries raised over 'two-tier' AML system for agents and developers

An industry expert has questioned the fairness of a “two-tier system” that has emerged between new builds and second-hand homes when...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-plan sales predicted to hit record highs

An industry group is predicting that record numbers of homes sold this year will be off-plan. The National Association of Property Buyers...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Long-term mortgages 'boosting sales but storing future issues' - warning

The pandemic may have helped first-time buyers get on the property ladder sooner but are they paying too high a price? Research...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Boomin boss and buoyant agents say no sign yet of housing market slowdown

The founder of fledgling portal Boomin says the latest Nationwide house price index findings demonstrate that there’s no sign yet of...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Bridgerton Effect - lights! camera! house price premiums!

Netflix’s period romantic comedy Bridgerton appears to have registered with Asian property buyers - and as a result they want to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

HS2 - is the Midlands likely to benefit more than anywhere else?

As debate rages over levelling up and a north/south property divide, in the first of a new monthly column, property expert...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Warning To Agents - inflation could hurt housing market, experts say

Inflation could deal a double blow to the housing market, an agency expert warns. Last week it was revealed that UK inflation...

24 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Surge in number of sellers resorting to quick buy firms - claim

There’s been a surge in the number of sellers who resort to using quick buy firms, according to the sector’s trade...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

No Impact: interest rate change not hurting housing market

The Bank of England has raised interest rates for the first time in more than three years, in response to surging...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech during Covid has attracted younger property buyers - claim

The UK’s biggest property auctioneer is considering whether to bring its sales back into the auction room in the near future. Managing...

10 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Deals collapse because of confusion over stamp duty changes

Propertymark says confusion over new stamp duty rules has led to a surge in fall-throughs. Since April 1 homes bought in England...

10 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Have buyers been conned about the stamp duty holiday benefits?

An estate agency says disgruntled and delayed property buyers are fast falling out of love with the stamp duty holiday, which...

07 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Beware: Scams galore in Quick Buy property sector - claim

Scams are rife in the quick house buying sector with many companies seeking to take advantage of sellers in desperate situations. That’s...

09 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

Brexit data protection measures may mean more red tape for agents

A leading property law expert says agents with international clients in parts of Europe should prepare for additional processes which may...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

If you want a stamp duty holiday extension, sign here…

A petition has been launched demanding a stamp duty holiday extension. The online petition is the idea of Jonathan Steel - a layperson...

07 December 2020

From: Breaking News

PropTech product for independent agents claims to slash 'lost business'

The Federation of Independent Agents trade group has unveiled a new automated nurture product available exclusively to members - and it claims...

01 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Rural property benefits from Covid-19 and the property use revolution

The secure Conservative victory in the 2019 General Election meant the property market in the sunlit uplands was set for a...

28 November 2020

From: Features

Property tax rises and falling house prices coming in 2021

Property tax rises and falling house prices look as if they are on the way according to the small print accompanying...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Money in the bank – how can agents insulate their pipelines?

You probably don’t have to listen closely to hear estate agents across the country starting to cheer. It’s been a big...

25 November 2020

From: Features

Top tips for creating engaging blog content

Putting fingers to keyboard to create blogs and articles isn’t always the easiest job for agents, particularly when meetings, viewings and...

27 October 2020

From: Marketing & Social Media

Single view of the chain - what does it mean for agents?

In early September, mio achieved an industry first with the release of the mio chain view API. Now, all the parties...

10 October 2020

From: Features

Revealed - worrying number of buyers don't know what conveyancers do

Almost two fifths of property buyers don't know what conveyancers and solicitors do, according to new research. My Home Move Conveyancing's survey...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Auction PropTech startup aims to streamline legal process for buyers

A new PropTech startup is giving prospective buyers the opportunity to receive due diligence at a fraction of the time and...

15 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Video interview - expert advice on how to utilise live stream viewings

In a video interview for Estate Agent Today, property professional Chris Buckler speaks to Matt Nicol, managing director of Nicol &...

18 July 2020

From: Features

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