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The scandal of empty homes as councils stand to make additional £540m

Councils across England could make an additional £540m a year in council tax on empty homes after new rules came into...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

Almost one in five vendors admit to having failed to disclose disputes with neighbours to prospective buyers when selling their home,...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jargon and Complexity put people off moving home - Zoopla

The jargon and complicated house moving process is deterring as many as 2.2m owners from entering the market, claims Zoopla.  The portal...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Cuts on hold after disappointing figures

Inflation has eased to 3.2% down from 3.4%, official figures from the Office for National Statistics show, the lowest level since...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property firms see rise in sick leave - research

Businesses in the real estate sector have seen one of the biggest rises in sick leave over the past year, research...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry survey highlights discrimination against female agents

Gender-based discrimination remains an issue with the estate agency sector and many female victims are choosing not to report issues, an...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Real estate named ‘most distressed sector’

The European real estate market is the most distressed sector across Europe, research suggest. The latest Weil European Distress Index suggests the...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Why we must stop favouring first-time buyers for housing delivery

The plight of the nation’s first-time buyers may be the focus when it comes to government housing initiatives, but our latest...

13 April 2024

From: Features

The true cost of green space premiums faced by dog-owning house-buyers

Dog-owning house buyers who want to live in areas of abundant green space in which to walk their four-legged friends are...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Average time to sell remains static despite regional variations - research

The average time it takes to sell a house from listing to completion has dropped by 0.7% in the past year,...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime buyers ‘hesitating’ until rates drop

A lack of urgency among buyers is hitting the higher value property markets, new research suggests. Analysis of prime London activity by...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

GetAgent: Buyer demand is rising

Buyer demand has continued to climb during the first quarter (Q1) of the year, research suggests. Analysis by agency comparison website GetAgent...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Price hikes and fake images - Six red flags to avoid a rental scam

2023 was the highest year on record for ‘rental scam’ searches in the UK, with an increase of 11% from 2022...

06 April 2024

From: Features

Buyer confidence hits two-year high despite General Election - research

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, according...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Share of first-time buyer sales hits record high

The share of homes purchased by first-time buyers so far this year has been pushed to record levels, but most are...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: PCL prices have stopped falling

Prime central London (PCL) property values flattened out during the first quarter of 2024 after six consecutive quarterly falls, figures suggest. Analysts...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lomond secures high-profile residential development hire

Agency acquirer Lomond has recruited Tony Haran as its new head of residential development. He brings experience from both Knight Frank and...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - An Englishman's home is his castle.....more or less!

Interesting report this week in Estate Agent Today on an analysis by the Resolution Foundation thinktank which suggests that the UK’s...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Rightmove: Time on the market hits five-year high

Time on the market for property listings has hit a five-year high, according to Rightmove. Data from the portal shows it is...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing affordability ratio remains high but are second steppers worse-off?

Housing affordability ratios have fallen back to pre-pandemic levels but remain high, Office for National Statistics (ONS) data shows. The latest figures...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

'Paying more for less' – report reveals state of UK housing

The UK’s housing stock offers the worst value for money of any advanced economy, new research suggests. Analysis by the Resolution Foundation...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The property hotspots for London leavers

Epsom and Ewell, Epping Forest and Dartford have been named as the top London leaver hotspots as buyers continue to move...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents failing to do AML checks on business contacts - warning

Regulated firms, particularly estate agents, who take on new business clients are leaving themselves exposed to serious red flags by not...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Ideal time’ for interest rate cut as inflation slows - claim

Inflation has hit a new two-year low as the cost of living measure slowed to 3.4% in February. The figure is down...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand rises as sellers become ‘more realistic’ - research

Buyer demand shot up in February, helped by a surge in ‘realistically priced’ property supply, research suggests. Data from TwentyEA shows the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Newborns face paying £500,000 for homes when they hit first-time buyer age

A baby born today will need to earn £95,121 to get on the property ladder, research suggests. The analysis forecasts that the...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Downsizing incentives needed as homeowners stay put for longer - research

Homeowners, particularly those in larger homes are staying put for longer, research shows. Analysis of Land Registry data between 2019 and 2022...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Spring clean to avoid 'malicious hacks'

SPRING cleaning is an annual ritual for many households, but firms in the property sector would do well to spend some...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London sold prices hit decade low but agents ‘remain busy’ - research

Average sold prices in prime London have returned to 2014 levels, research suggests. The latest market data from LonRes shows the prime...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Price expectation gap risks widening –  claim

The gap between the price a seller wants and what a buyer is willing to pay is at risk of widening,...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Seller sentiment improves – OnTheMarket

Seller confidence has improved in anticipation of the traditionally busier Spring market and interest rate cuts in the months ahead, research...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers face six-year savings wait - research

Single first-time buyers need to save for almost 6.5 years or 76 months to raise a 10% deposit and cover moving...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons executive returns to lead new department 

Hamptons has launched a residential investment department led by Ashley Mason, who has returned to the brand after 12 years. Mason will...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Consumers ‘unaware’ about the role of a conveyancer - research

Only two out of five UK adults are aware of what conveyancing is, while the number for those who are already...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Premium agency network welcomes two new licensees

A premium agency network launched by former Fine & Country boss David Lindley has appointed two new licensees. The network now operates in...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of sellers are searching for ‘cheap agents’ - warning

Seller search interest for high street agents has dropped, while there has been a significant spike in searches for cheap fee...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Business as usual with the new normal....if the price is right

I was chatting to a genuine city gent the other day (someone who has enjoyed a career in suits, ties, shares...

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

Revealed! The areas where new-builds are cheaper than second-hand homes

New-build homes may typically command a premium compared with the second-hand market but new research has revealed areas where this isn’t...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents ‘confident’ about housing market despite buyer caution - survey

Around half of agents remain confident about the housing market’s prospects this year, research suggests. A survey of almost 600 estate agents,...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

A quarter of buyers ‘bribed’ seller to secure a purchase  - claim

A quarter of homebuyers have attempted to bribe sellers with everything from cash to kindness when trying to secure a property,...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent working in Jewish area suspended after ‘hoping’ Zionists die

An estate agency based in the heart of one of the UK’s largest Jewish communities has faced backlash after one of its...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Deadline approaches to complete Voice of the Agent survey

The closing bell is ringing for estate and letting agents across the UK to participate in this year's Voice of the...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body launches project to explore LGBTQ+ inclusion

Propertymark has launched a project to boost LGBTQ+ inclusion in the estate agency sector. The trade body conducted a series of workshops...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Zoopla: First-time buyer homes selling at 8% below local average

Properties favoured by first-time buyers are typically selling for an average of 8% or £20,300 below the local market average, Zoopla...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The areas where downsizers could earn the most (and free-up housing stock)

Downsizers across England and Wales could unlock an average £305,090 by moving from a four bed to a two-bed home, according...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents losing Facebook leads to competitors - warning

Almost one if five leads generated by Facebook ads go on to instruct an agent, research suggests, but many are missing...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Gazundering is becoming ‘more prevalent’ – warning

A quarter of sellers have been gazundered in the past 12 months, research has revealed. Analysis by quick-buy firm Open Property Group,...

22 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK home sale times are ‘embarrassing’ - claim

The UK timeframe for selling a property has been branded as “embarrassing.” New research shows the UK ranks as the slowest country...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Greater London homes taking up to 147 days to sell – research

It’s taking an average of 17.61 weeks to sell a property across Greater London, with some parts taking up to 147 days on...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Take advantage of a better market

Reading the news on Estate & Letting Agent Today every day (as I’m sure you all do, too), there appears to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Redefining retirement living: is the rental model the answer?

Britain is in the midst of a senior living housing crisis – according to CBRE, an undersupply of 614,000 mid-market senior...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Zoopla: New estate agency sale stock has hit a four-year high

New Year momentum in the property market has carried into February and new listings are at a four-year high, Zoopla claims. The...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime London prices drop at fastest level for five years - LonRes

The number of properties going under offer and new instructions are on the rise but this has yet to translate into...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Homeowners mistaking common garden plants for Japanese knotweed - warning

Concerned homeowners and gardeners are frequently mistaking common garden plants such as bindweed, dogwood and lilac for highly invasive Japanese knotweed,...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency training platform launches in Scotland

Industry training platform The Able Agent has launched in Scotland. First to launch is the ABBE Ofqual regulated Level 3 Certificate in...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons: Housing market has “firmly turned the page” as activity improves

The housing market is "turning a page" with fewer price reductions and higher achieved prices, Hamptons claims. A January market activity update...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK housing stock value dips for first time since 2012

The total value of all homes across the UK has dropped for the first time since 2012. Research by Savills shows the...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: Southern England will be worst hit by house price decline

Zoopla is holding onto its predictions of a 2% average house price drop this year and said high- value regions in...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

Most agents agree that providing upfront information at the very start of the homebuying process would improve the buying and selling...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fresh property sale stock rises 80% - research

There has been an 80% annual increase in the number of homes entering the market in the past two weeks across...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank unveils customer portal to improve buyer and seller journey

Knight Frank has launched a bespoke customer portal after 18 months of development. Coined ‘My Knight Frank,’ the firm says it is a digital customer experience platform, accessible...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: UK housing costs hit record high of £200bn

UK housing costs hit £200bn for the first time in 2023, according to the latest research by Savills.  The analysis of private...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Real estate dubbed most distressed sector - warning

The European property market is the most distressed sector, new research suggests. The latest Distress Index, from restructuring firm Weil, has warned...

06 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

Secure share product aims to boost agency referrals and speed up sales

Client compliance platform Thirdfort has launched its updated Secure share product to help estate agents boost referrals through the secure sharing...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Property market activity is lagging positive sentiment

Prime market activity hasn’t caught up with more positive sentiment, Knight Frank claims. It comes as figures from the agency brand showed...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices to drop 3.6% in first quarter of 2024 – research

Average house prices will fall 3.6% in the first quarter of the year, according to forecasts by reallymoving.com. The research is based...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

How can I help my loved one get on the property ladder?

Compared with a decade ago, today's first-time buyers are older, more likely to buy with a partner and more likely to...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Architecture and interior designer launches pre-offer advice service for prime buyers

A new service has launched to provide buyers of prime and super-prime residential properties with an appraisal of the property’s suitability,...

02 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to help tackle digital divide for home movers

A digital divide has emerged when it comes to moving home.  Research by anti-money laundering (AML) platform Thirdfort has found that 46%)...

02 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

Revealed! The cities with the 'busiest' estate agents

Estate agents in Liverpool and Portsmouth have had the busiest start to the year, new analysis suggests. Self-employed agency brand eXp UK...

01 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: First-time buyers are teaming up as sales fall

The number of first-time buyers fell by a fifth last year but this cohort still made up the largest proportion of...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

High mortgage payments force Government minister to quit - claim

It usually takes a scandal or a reshuffle to remove a Government minister so it came as a bit of a...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Downsizer enquiries back to pre-pandemic levels but dropped last year – research

Downsizers could free up an estimated £209,215 worth of equity, according to research from national estate agency Jackson-Stops. Its annual research on the ‘downsizer...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealthy buyers hit by tougher lending criteria

Mortgage rates may be falling but tougher lending criteria is stifling many borrowers, including high earners. Research by Investec has found the...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents mark record year for auction sales

Estate agents sold a record-breaking number of properties via online auction in 2023, research suggests. The latest Online Auction Index from iamproperty...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents - here are our top 10 tips to make 2024 your best year yet

The most successful agents are typically those who invest in self-improvement. Whether it's staying abreast of changes in social media, experimenting...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Tax deadline looms for self-employed property professionals

Calling all self-employed property professionals! With only one week to go until the 31 January self assessment deadline, the 3.8 million people...

27 January 2024

From: Features

UK watching as EU house prices respond to green measures

While our own Government continues to tentatively encourage homeowners to carry out energy-efficient measures, they will no doubt be eagerly watching...

27 January 2024

From: Features

Estate agency businesses on the rise despite branch closures - research

Branches may be closing but the number of estate agency businesses has increased by 2% across the UK over the past...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove reveals best time to list a home for quick sale

Most agents may argue that every month is the best time to list but Rightmove has identified February as the optimum...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs cost agents £63m in remarketing - research

Fall-throughs are costing estate agents an estimated £63m purely based on the cost of having to remarket a property and host...

25 January 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: 'Negative effects of rates were overestimated in 2023'

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023, TwentyCi claims. The property data firm highlights that house...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

More than 60,000 property firms at risk of insolvency - warning

More than 60,000 property and real estate businesses have started the year in ‘financial distress,’ a professional services and insolvency firm...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Number of property millionaires has dropped from pandemic peak – claim

The total number of property millionaires fell last year as the ‘race for space’ reversed, research suggests. Analysis by Savills has revealed...

23 January 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

Zoopla: ‘We are locked in a buyers’ market’

The housing sector remains locked in a buyers’ market and prices are unlikely to rise nationally this year, Zoopla claims. While some...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Average home sale profits drop 9% - which region performed the best?

The average household in England and Wales who purchased in the past 20 years and sold last year achieved profits of...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Seller confidence dipped in December

Buyer confidence remained flat – or consistent depending on your view of the property market in December – while seller sentiment...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

AI's thrills and cyber-security's chills

The property industry is no stranger to shifts in the technology landscape. The past year in particular saw rapid growth in technology...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Housing analyst: I’m happy to be wrong on house prices

A housing market analyst has admitted he is “happy being wrong” after predicting house prices would fall between 8% and 10%...

19 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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