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Land Registry reveals 1.4% house price drop in 2023

Average house prices fell 1.4% during 2023, Land Registry data has revealed. The latest Land Registry House Price Index for December 2023...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Analyst: Don’t assume the housing market will be healthy throughout 2024

A drop in house prices remains likely for 2024 despite recent rises and improving sentiment. The latest Halifax house price index showed...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

From estate agent to residential building surveyor.

With a combined value surpassing £7.4 trillion, the UK’s 29 million residential properties represent a vital national asset, and for homeowners,...

08 February 2024

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RICS: Property market is turning positive

Homebuyer and seller activity has finally started to turn positive, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggests. The latest...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: House prices rose in January but ‘rapid rebound’ is unlikely

Average house prices rose between December and January but a rapid rebound is unlikely, Nationwide has warned. The latest Nationwide House Price...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry veteran calls for code of practice for sole agency agreements

Former agency founder and property marketing veteran John Durrant has challenged Propertymark and RICS to take a leadership on the contentious...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Lower mortgage rates are reducing housing market negativity

Negative outlooks appear to be reducing amid property professionals as falling mortgage rates filter through to the housing market, according to...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit four-month high – will activity keep rising?

The level of mortgage approvals hit a four-month high in November, Bank of England data reveals. There were 50,067 mortgage approvals in...

05 January 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fall again but agents remain resilient

Average house prices fell annually for the second consecutive month during October, Land Registry figures show. The data may only reflect activity...

21 December 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property professionals are becoming ‘cautiously’ positive

Agents and surveyors are at their most positive about the housing market for the first time since January 2022. The November 2023...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Subdued picture’ remains for housing market - claim

House price falls could continue into 2024 as high interest rates continue to make it difficult for homebuyers to transact, an...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS updates Red Book valuation rules

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published an updated UK supplement of its ‘Red Book’ – its master document...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Annual price growth hits new low – Land Registry

House price growth fell to its lowest annual rate since 2012 in August, official data shows. The latest Land Registry House Price...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Price sensitivity’ continues to hit prime markets

September has been ‘underwhelming’ for sales in prime London except for at the high-end £5m price point, figures suggest. Separate analysis from...

17 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: No signs of short-term property market improvements

Property professionals remain negative about the prospects for the housing market over the coming months amid low buyer demand and fewer...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Five top tips that will add value to your home

Adding value to a home can be the difference between a quick, successful sale and waiting months for the right person...

07 October 2023

From: Features

London agency academy receives Ofsted accreditation

Dexters has become the first estate agent in the UK to gain an Ofsted accreditation for its academy. The agency’s academy invests...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

“New era” for high end agency as new head of sales revealed

Prime estate agent John D Wood & Co has named a new Head of Sales and claims this marks “a new...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Top Tips For Social Media Marketing – Part 2

Welcome back to the second instalment of our blog series on social media marketing tips for estate agents! In part one,...

19 September 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Knight Frank: Mortgage rate rollercoaster is ending

The mortgage rate rollercoaster is finally winding down but pressure will remain on the property market, Knight Frank claims. New commentary from...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: The super-rich can’t escape the property market slump

Even the super-rich don’t seem to be immune from the property market slowdown, Knight Frank’s latest Global Super-Prime Intelligence Report, following sales...

15 September 2023

From: Breaking News

LonRes: Quieter property market may continue until Christmas

High mortgage rates and a lack of supply may mean the prime property market misses its typical seasonal boost in the...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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Marketing guru: ‘Why Strike brand must be retired for Purplebricks’

Marketing expert Simon Leadbetter has recommended that Purplebricks absorb its owner’s brand to consolidate its market position.  Leadbetter, former group marketing director...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

What should agents be doing to stay compliant with AML regulations?

As money laundering compliance marks its twentieth year, more and more estate agents are being fined for breaches of HMRC’s ID...

09 September 2023

From: Features

RICS granted observer status for COP28

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has been granted observer status for this year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) to...

06 September 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

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Housing Market Trouble Ahead - gloomy RICS predictions

The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors housing market snapshot shows the increasing damage being wrought by high interest rates. The RICS...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers settling for “middle ground” still turn a profit - Propertymark

Propertymark says that sellers who strive to find a “middle ground” in today’s difficult market can still turn a healthy profit...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

EPCs not the sole driver of house prices

As the Governor, Andrew Bailey, announces his plans to install heat pumps at the Bank of England, we are increasingly hearing...

22 July 2023

From: Features

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

RICS: Mortgage rate rises ‘clearly visible’ as property market activity drops

Property market activity has returned to levels last seen in the aftermath of last October’s mini Budget, data from the Royal...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of “pain to come” after shock of biggest price fall for 12 years

House prices are falling at their fastest rate in 12 years, dropping £7,500 on average over the past 12 months, according...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Accelerating growth: the key advantages of implementing a CRM

By adopting a top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, you're not only opening doors to acquiring new customers and nurturing existing...

05 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Propertymark members given chance to sell charity land

New laws are set to give more estate agents the chance to sell charity land – as long as you are...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Biometric Checks: Adding Some Magic to KYC and AML Compliance for Estate Agents

Step right up and witness the extraordinary world of Estate Agents as they embrace the power of biometric checks, turning the...

28 June 2023

From: Features

Countrywide Surveying Services graduates deliver 100% pass rate

Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has delivered a 100% pass rate from its latest batch of training academy graduates.  The 11 trainees are...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices drop for first time since 2012 and more will follow - Halifax

Two sets of housing data have suggested a declining property market, with further price drops on the horizon. Halifax has recorded the...

08 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

The nuances of mortgage lending and the role of the valuer

In simple terms, as you are probably aware, ‘lenders’ are the organisations who loan you something, in this case money to...

17 May 2023

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Agency backer slams ‘outdated housing market metrics’

Toscafund Asset Management chief economist Savvas Savouri has slammed the use of ‘outdated metrics’ when measuring the housing market. The investment firm...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

How to write the perfect blog to attract more vendors and landlords

As an estate or letting agent, you may already know that having a strong online presence is crucial for success in...

12 May 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

Agency stock rises as demand and sales drop - RICS

High borrowing costs and an uncertain economic outlook remaining the main challenges for homebuyers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

11 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

Property Natter - No dire straits…but no money for nothing, either

The RICS Residential Survey Report for March caused a bit of a stir this week – despite the fact that it...

15 April 2023

From: Features

RICS: Sales market remains downbeat but stability is returning

The property market remains weak but there are long-term signs of stability, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) claims. The latest...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Time on the market rises as vendors ‘hold-out for top prices’

Agents are taking almost a month longer to sell homes than last year as the market adjusts to new pricing, seller...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS members given access to Landsite for ‘new opportunities’

The Landsite platform for real estate professionals has partnered with RICS to provide its members with access to its features. The digital...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech iamproperty releases new survey module for agents

Proptech firm iamproperty has launched a new survey module for its movebutler sales progression platform. The new module encourages surveys as early...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Fourth version of BASPI form launches with queries on building safety

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have launched the fourth iteration of the...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

8 common survey issues and how to resolve them

As an estate agent, you know that securing the sale is just step one of a successful journey. But with issues...

01 April 2023

From: Features

'Unhelpful' interest rate rise hits the housing market

Estate agents have expressed hope that the latest interest rate rise is the last after the Bank of England increased the...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New leasehold information form aims to simplify the selling process

The Home Buying and Selling Group (HBSG) has announced a new update to the Leasehold Property Enquiries (LPE1) form, which it...

20 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

RICS highlights ‘tentative signs’ of recovery in buyer demand

A more stable picture of the housing market may be emerging, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested. It comes...

09 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

Zoopla’s Valentine’s offers for agents who love to hit business targets

Zoopla has launched a six week promotion aimed at helping agents meet business objectives - and there’s a special Valentine’s deal...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Incoming! It’s hard work to figure out the housing market

Lies, damned lies, and statistics this week. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel as though I’m being bombarded...

11 February 2023

From: Features

RICS: Property market remains subdued

Property professionals have started the year in a relatively less despondent mood compared with the end of 2022 but the market...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property expert reveals the 3 most powerful ways to add value to your home

The cost of living crisis in the UK has majorly impacted thousands of peoples’ plans to move home, with mortgage lending...

04 February 2023

From: Features

Housing market 'loses fizz' as prices drop again

The ‘fizz’ has left the market, an industry veteran has claimed after the Nationwide House Price Index revealed a second consecutive...

02 February 2023

From: Breaking News

How to deal with damp and mould in rented homes

There are a few common questions that arise when the issue of mould in rented properties is mentioned: what causes it,...

27 January 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

‘More work needed’ a year since cladding reform pledges

It’s been a year since Housing Secretary Michael Gove declared that was “morally wrong” that leaseholders should pay to fix unsafe...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Trade bodies unveil new LPE1 conveyancing form

Trade and representative bodies covering the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors, including the Conveyancing Association (CA), have launched...

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

Women are changing the surveying stereotype

Surveying is traditionally a male-dominated profession, and many women who have worked in the profession for many years report that at...

23 December 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Stocking filler? New book highlights 'crimes against property'

A chartered surveyor has highlighted 15 ‘crimes against property’ in a new book that aims to prevent owners from damaging the...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

The four must-have reports for all letting agencies

By David Boughtflower Business Analyst at Reapit, 14 years in Residential Sales and Lettings Having entered estate agency in the eye of the...

13 December 2022

From: Sponsored Content

CSS Training Academy passes 400 graduate surveyor landmark

Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has delivered a further 11 fully trained surveyors into the industry, taking its total to more than...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: National property market has turned ‘consistently negative’

Buyer demand, new instructions and agreed sales all continued falling in November, according to a downbeat update from the Royal Institution...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Spray foam warning issued for sellers amid new Eco scheme

The Government is being urged to exclude spray foam insulation from its new Eco+ scheme aimed at improving the energy efficiency...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: What agents want from Chancellor Hunt

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will have a go at balancing the nation’s books today and the main thing agents seem to want...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents facing sales delays amid possible Land Registry strikes

Estate agents could face new transaction delays after the Land Registry and its Scottish equivalent were among Government departments and civil...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Housing market continues to stall

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned of a further weakening of the property market as buyer caution increases. The...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Chartered surveyor among youngest to achieve RICS Fellowship status

A 31-year old chartered surveyor has become one of the youngest to achieve RICS Fellowship status. James Brook, founder of Novello Chartered...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Going digital is the answer to sector compliancy woes

If recent headlines are anything to go by, estate agents and the wider property industry are not just feeling the heavy...

15 October 2022

From: Features

RICS: ‘Storm clouds are visible in the housing market’

New research from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has highlighted further lost further momentum in the housing market during...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – why brand reputation is more crucial for smaller firms

In tougher times – as is the case now, post-Covid, post-Brexit, cost-of-living crisis, war in Ukraine, etc – reputation and consumer...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Agents invited to Japanese Knotweed webinar as legal claims rise

Legal claims over Japanese knotweed are on the rise, agents are being warned. Invasive plant consultancy Environet UK estimates that around 900,000...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents who stand out online will succeed in a slowing market

After two years of extraordinary activity in the housing market there are signs that the clouds are gathering as RICS reports...

21 September 2022

From: Features

Property industry pays tribute to the Queen

Agents and property professionals paid tribute to the Queen last night after Buckingham Palace announced she had passed away. Readers were celebrating...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency property supply hits new low as demand drops - RICS

Agency stock has hit a new low as surveyors report falling instructions and a drop in demand. The latest RICS Residential Market...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent secures qualification to tackle probate sales backlog

A Somerset-based estate agency director has come up with his own approach to clear a backlog of probate or ‘Red Book’...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Gazundering returns as property market weakens – warning

Increasing numbers of buyers are gazundering or ‘price chipping’ on their offers to force property sellers and agents into last minute...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

July 'busiest month of 2022 for sales amid rush to beat rate rises’

July was the most active month for home sales so far this year but agents acknowledge that a slowdown is coming. The...

24 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Uncertainty remains over housing’s importance to new PM, says expert

A property expert has claimed that it remains to be seen where housing will feature in the upcoming political agenda. Nicky Stevenson,...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Scotland facing a ‘monumental task’ on eco housing - claim

A key minister in the Scottish Government has warned that the country faces a ‘monumental but essential task’ if it is to...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Eco properties – time running out to grab tickets for first-ever Green Home Festival

With green issues on the agenda more than ever, homeowners wanting to learn more about making their homes more eco-friendly have...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark Qualifications names new board members

Propertymark Qualifications has added two industry veterans to its board. Jan Hytch, residential and operations partner for Arnold Keys and Katie Griffin,...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agents achieving above asking price sales despite cooling market

New instructions and buyer demand have stumbled again but agents are still managing to sell existing stock above asking price, the...

14 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

Plans for 50-year intergenerational mortgages get cautious welcome

Long-term 50-year mortgages that can be passed on by parents to their children appear to be the latest idea from the...

04 July 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

RICS commits to speedy reforms following independent review

The interim chairman of the RICS governing council has vowed to get the beleaguered body in a “good position” for reforms...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Bichard RICS Review: Need for change is 'urgent' and 'unarguable'

A high-profile review of the governance and purpose of the RICS has said the need for change at the institution is...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Expert Analysis: How safe are homes 5 years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy?

It’s the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy, but are high rises any safer today than they were then? On 14th...

18 June 2022

From: Features

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

Agents Do Charity - travelling far and wide

Agents and property professionals are travelling far and wide to raise money for charity, plus there is a new way to...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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