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KEYWORD "Property Sales" - 100 RESULTS
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

Industry Views - Purplebricks Is Right - We All Need A BS-Tester

Who says irony is dead? That Purplebricks, of all agencies, should promote the idea of a ‘BS-Tester’ to identify false promises by...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Potential ticking time bomb for retrofit complaints awaits

The term ‘time bomb’ is sometimes overly used in the housing market, and while it has been linked to many things...

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

Property sales rise as agents prepare for spring market

Estate agents are hopeful for a busy spring market after official data showed a small rise in property sales in recent...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Optimism in residential housing in Scotland as the market proves its resilience

Stress tests are a valuable tool for measuring resilience and the Scottish residential property market was put through a fairly gruelling...

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

Century 21 opens global listings site to UK estate agents

UK-based estate agencies are being given the opportunity to list their properties on Century 21 Global, the brand’s global listings site. This...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

How technology can create more certainty amidst the chaos of chain breaks

The ripple effect of a property sale that falls through is, without exception, one of the most frustrating and disappointing events...

20 March 2024

From: Features

The 'personal agent' - threat or opportunity?

Any estate agency will have noticed the rise of the “personal agent” in the industry, with interesting propositions from eXp, The...

16 March 2024

From: Features

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

Common Pitfalls: Avoiding Fines in UK Property Transactions

As you begin the process of property transactions in the UK, it's important to understand potential pitfalls that may result in...

16 March 2024

From: Features

The importance of open data for building a fully digital property market

The property market is awash with data. A quick Google search and any prospective buyer can find property prices, listing history,...

13 March 2024

From: Features

Economy brightens Budget gloom for property professionals

Following the disappointment of his Autmn statement, many property professionals were hoping for a kick-start to property sales in Jeremy Hunt’s...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Only one in 10 homes sold at a loss last year - Zoopla

House price growth may have slowed last year but homeowners who sold their property still made an average gain of £74,000...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget disappoints but OBR revises housing forecasts

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has almost halved its house price forecasts after another relatively quiet fiscal update for the...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Government intervention needed on property transaction times – claim

Property professionals have called for the Government to allocate its promised £3m towards improving the home buying and selling process to...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The need to fill the void in the aftermath of Help to Buy

As the Budget approaches and the housing crisis intensifies, it is important to consider what the Chancellor could – and should...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Mortgage approvals rise again but sales hit a decade low in January

Mortgage approvals increased for the fourth consecutive month in a row during January but that hasn’t fed into official sales yet, data...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property expert slams 1% mortgages as Government considers introduction

The Government’s proposal to introduce a new 1% deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder is unworkable...

24 February 2024

From: Features

London house prices fall by up to £236,000 in a year

Our latest research has revealed London’s six best performing boroughs when it comes to positive property price growth. But a wider trend...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Property Natter - When Angels rose from the ashes (part ll)

In my last Natter, I recounted the story of how Angels media bounced back from the 2008 financial crisis by launching...

17 February 2024

From: Features

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

Why new build properties may be best for first-time buyers

After years of saving, hard work, and market watching, being able to view and make an offer on a property is...

10 February 2024

From: Features

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Industry-Specific AI Tool Flooded with Requests in Just 3 Days

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss Uzair, an industry-specific artificial intelligence (AI). Iceberg Digital, the creators...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

ESPC: Homebuyers picked up bargains at the end of 2023

Buyers in Scotland took advantage of the high levels of competition in the market between November January, research suggests. Analysis by Scottish...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

HMRC records December dip in property sales

Property sales fell for the fourth consecutive month in December and ended the year at 1.02m, HMRC data suggests. The latest property...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing fees rose 6% in 2023 - research

Conveyancing fees increased by around 6% last year, analysis suggests. Property Solvers’ annual research of legal practices in England and Wales has...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers reject period properties to reduce housing costs - research

Homebuyers are snubbing period properties, new analysis suggests. Research by Shawbrook suggests UK buyers are now prioritising sustainability and efficiency over style,...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Property chains 'harder to fix' as 35% of sales collapsed last year - research

More than a third of property sales fell through last year, with buyers to blame in most cases. A survey by QuickMoveNow...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Bond Wolfe celebrates strong year for auctions

Property brand and auctioneer Bond Wolfe has recorded total sales revenues of more than £178 million for 2023. The auctions division raised...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Gascoigne Halman founder marks 50-year milestone

Gascoigne Halman founder John Halman is marking 50 years in estate agency. Halman entered estate agency in 1973 and, demonstrating a natural...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents set for busy month of Christmas completions - research

The property market could be in for a strong end to the year based on typical seasonal trends, research suggests, New research...

12 December 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: October property market activity hits two-year low

HMRC recorded the slowest October for property sales since 2021 last month. The latest property transaction figures from the taxman estimates that...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty cut could be bad for first-time buyers -warning

Rumours about tax cuts in this week’s Autumn Statement are continuing but there are warnings that a Stamp Duty cut may...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Stamp Duty cut won’t help property sales

Stamp Duty cuts won’t give the property market the boost it needs, an agency chief executive has warned. Dominic Agace, chief executive...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales slump in September as mortgage rates remain high - HMRC

The number of property sales recorded by HMRC is at its lowest level for almost a decade. New HMRC property transactions data...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s behind Scotland’s speedy home sales?

Simon Jackson is Managing Director of SDL Surveying If we look at the latest data, it looks like there is something of...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Over fifth of London sales this year hit £1m or over

A fifth of all homes sold so far this year in London have been for over £1m. London estate agency Benham and...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Ashley Day -  Director of Bristol Property Centre

Who are you, and what does it say on your business card? I'm Ashley Day, the Director of Bristol Property Centre.   What is...

09 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Summer slump? Sales and mortgage approvals drop in August

Property sales and mortgage approvals both fell annually in August, official data shows. Figures from HMRC show UK residential transactions were down...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

KWUK prepares for ‘largest ever’ Megacamp

Keller Williams UK (KWUK) is set to hold its largest ever UK event.  The KWUK Megacamp will take place at the VUE cinema in...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Why direct mail should be at the forefront of your marketing mix…

Tangible, tactile, and tested. Those are the three words that Royal Mail used to describe direct mail marketing campaigns. Despite living in...

21 September 2023

From: Features

Coventry agent secures historic ‘super office’

A long-established Coventry estate agent has created a new “super office” in one of the city’s most historic areas as it...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: What do the final 100 days of 2023 hold for estate agents?

As Summer makes way for Autumn, many in the sector are bracing themselves for storm-clouds. But should they be?  Here, in his...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents unruffled as sales slide again

Agents insist the market is still moving – albeit among cash buyers – after HMRC data shows another dip in sales activity. HMRC’s...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

High EPC ratings don’t boost property sale prices - claim

Energy performance certificates (EPC) make little difference to property sales and the Government should consider replacing them with more effective green...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: Property market remains ‘stubbornly resistant’ to collapse

There is uncertainty in the market but it is still moving, TwentyCi claims. It comes as figures from the property data company...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property tax grab up 50% in two years - agency chief’s claim

Property taxes collected in Scotland have risen nearly 50 per cent in just two years according to analysis of the latest...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers face ‘too many complaints’ about undertaking breaches

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has warned it is receiving “too many complaints” about breaches of undertakings by solicitors. The regulator...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Belvoir trading update: Lettings income offsets sales slump

Belvoir has reported revenue growth for the first half of 2023 despite “challenging market conditions,” with its lettings performance offsetting lower...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG maintains positive outlook despite sales slump

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has said its multiple income streams will help it navigate the uncertain markets after it revealed...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned to tread carefully on Court of Protection sales

Agents are being urged to take extra care when dealing with sales on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity. Kate Stockdale,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: June property sales hit three-year low

HMRC has recorded the lowest level of UK property sales for the month of June since 2020. The latest property transaction data...

31 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

Property transactions down by half so far this year - claim

The number of property sales in England and Wales has dropped by more than 50% so far this year, research suggests. Analysis...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales hit new low in May - HMRC

The property market had its quietest May for sales excluding the pandemic for at least a decade, HMRC data suggests. Provisional seasonally-adjusted...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront Material Information boosts house sales

When it comes to the usage, and benefits of, providing upfront material information to all those involved in the home buying...

17 June 2023

From: Features

LonRes: Prime property sales remain slow amid reduced buyer confidence

A standoff between sellers looking back at the 2021 and 2022 markets and buyers anticipating a weaker one is stifling the...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Scottish agent celebrates record month for home sales

House price growth may be slowing but Sottish agency brand DJ Alexander has revealed that it recorded its highest ever sales...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales “drop like a stone” according to HMRC’s figures

They dropped like a stone - that’s the verdict on property sales from a leading business analyst. Sarah Coles of Hargreaves Lansdown...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales rise but sellers are urged to price realistically 

The level of sales agreed has reached its highest point this year and is encouraging more sellers to the market, Zoopla...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - See a purse and pick it up and all the day you’ll have good luck

Great story this week about the estate agent in St John’s Wood who found a purse in the back of a...

27 May 2023

From: Features

Conveyancing shortage remains despite property sales slowdown - warning

Property market activity has slowed but conveyancers are still dealing with backlogs which has taken their average caseload to the second...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront material information pilot cuts conveyancing time in half

A year-long pilot of using upfront material Information by conveyancer Thomas Legal and search provider Conveyancing Data Services, a part of...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

What to do if your revenue is not where you need it to be: A Guide for UK Estate Agents

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they review how Estate Agents can increase their revenue. If you're...

17 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agents blamed for property searches postcode lottery

Online agents and outsourced conveyancing panels have been cited as factors delaying property sales in the UK. A trade body has warned...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Don't be fooled...'customer experience' isn't a replacement for 'customer service'

The phrase ‘customer experience’ is bandied around a lot these days, so much so that it’s sometimes easy to think that...

13 May 2023

From: Features

Property sales marching on - HMRC 

Property sales slowed annually during March but appear to have bounced back on a monthly basis, according to HMRC estimates. It follows...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Fancy that! First time buyers drive recovery

As Tennyson once observed…’.In the Spring, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love…’.but not really. At the moment the...

29 April 2023

From: Features

UK property sales 'down by a quarter' since interest rate hikes started

Another interest rate hike could further dampen property market activity, research suggests. It comes as new analysis shows the average number of...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mini-Budget ‘hangover’ pushes property sales to record low

February marked the slowest month for residential transactions in almost a decade, HMRC data suggests. New HMRC transaction figures shows the taxman...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Simpler, faster, cheaper – three characteristics of a tech solution

As is generally the case, we didn’t start out with solutions, we started with questions…. two, actually. The first was, ‘Why does...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal body: Land Registry ‘must get house in order’ after strikes

Conveyancers are warning that this week’s Land Registry strikes could have a knock-on effect on property sales once staff return to...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: Property sales are falling

The level of property sales in the UK is declining, HMRC has suggested, after it revealed that transactions dipped for the...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Slower housing market could boost leasehold extensions - claim

The slowing housing market may have at least one benefit for leaseholders looking to sell their homes, a property lawyer claims. House...

21 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Sales slide by 30% as buyer demand wanes - claim

Reduced homebuyer activity has led to a 30.5% drop in UK house sales, new research suggests. The data also shows that one...

17 February 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

South East dominates as February sales instructions rise

Estate agents have brought more homes to market this month compared with January but February instruction figures are not as high...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Research reveals structural impact of pandemic on London property 

The pandemic has left a “structural and lasting impact” on London’s property market, Chestertons claims. Analysis of Land Registry data by the...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Jobs Today - the movers, shakers and people in the news

It has been a busy start to the year for job moves. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales fell 15% in 2022 - HMRC

Agents sold 14.7% fewer properties during 2022 amid the end of the Stamp Duty holiday and increased economic uncertainty, HMRC figures...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Increase in quick-sale vendors hitting the market

The number of home sellers looking to sell their home quickly in the current market has increased by 12%, new research...

25 January 2023

From: Breaking News

South East dominates ‘positive start’ to 2023 for property market

The South East of England has been the dominant region across the board this month for instructions, sales agreed and exchanges...

23 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Tory peer labels Stamp Duty a ‘tax on mobility’

A former minister has questioned whether the Government has a long-term commitment to reform Stamp Duty to boost transactions and has...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency listings activity hits 15-month low - RICS

The level of new listings coming to market is at its weakest since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty holiday,...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Merger and acquisitions become more popular in times of uncertainty - here's why

With the property market showing signs of a slow-down and the economic outlook rather uncertain, we spoke to Lucy Noonan, founder...

18 January 2023

From: Features

Winkworth was second most active agent for exchanges in 2022 - claim

Winkworth agents ranked second when it came to property exchanges in London last year, the franchise agency brand claims. A trading update...

12 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Everything You Need To Know About the 2023 Housing Market

New year, old worries: what’s happening in the housing market? We’ve asked experts and collated forecasts, 15 in total. On the one...

07 January 2023

From: Features

My First Property Sale: eXp UK's Ben Moore on his first completion

An eXp UK agent has highlighted the importance of personal branding and his own beard in securing property sales. Ben Moore, who...

06 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales fall-throughs hit five-year high

The number of fall-throughs hit a five-year high during the third quarter of 2022, research suggests. Analysis of TwentyCi fall through data...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: It’s been a mixed year for prime London property

It has been a mixed year for prime London markets, with some areas faring better than others when it comes to...

30 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Monthly sales growth slows as buyers hold off - HMRC

Property sales are yet to decline amid higher mortgage rates and the cost of living crisis but there are signs of...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: Drop in sales more likely than decline in prices

Chestertons has released its housing market forecasts for 2023, predicting that prices will only see a “slight dip” next year before...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales to decline by 23% in weaker mortgage market - claim

The cost of living crisis and rising interest rates will lead to a decline in property transactions and mortgage lending next...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales slide but remain above pre-pandemic levels - HMRC

Property transactions dipped in October but remain above pre-pandemic levels, HMRC data shows. The latest property transactions report from the taxman -...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Broker partners with ViewMyChain to boost sales process transparency

The Mortgage Advice Bureau has partnered with property sales progression software provider ViewMyChain to give brokers more transparency during the transaction...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Land Registry expects ‘minimal disruption’ if strike goes ahead

The Land Registry has said it anticipates ‘minimal disruption’ if a civil service strike goes ahead. Civil servants across 126 public sector...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

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