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Agents highlight biggest industry challenges and opportunities

Help to Buy has been ranked as having the most positive influence on the property market in recent times. Agency comparison website...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

Sky News is reporting that up to 30 Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s approach to ground rents...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Safety warning issued after female agents suffer phone harassment

A safety alert has been issued after several female agents warned of being harassed on phone calls. The Women In Estate Agency...

22 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

Property Natter - Inspiring and uplifting - but the challenge goes on

As most of the regular readers of this column will know (and because I’m not shy about admitting it) – I’ve...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Landlord Licensing - Time to stop the councils

It’s time to abolish what is colloquially called Landlord Licensing. If you’re a casual reader and perhaps not in our industry, a...

09 March 2024

From: Features

In the Presence of proud property professionals...

In celebration of International Women's Day, Tunbridge Wells property services company Presence & Co. proudly spotlights the exceptional achievements of our...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Law Society building safety guide clarifies agent and conveyancer responsibilities

Conveyancers shouldn’t give buyers and sellers assurances about building safety remediations unless they are confident doing so, the Law Society has...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

5 Proptech Predictions for the Private Rental Sector in 2024

The private rental landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation, with technology playing a pivotal role in shaping the way tenancies...

13 December 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - popping up for good causes

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

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying a home with battery storage is a 'powerful' decision

As domestic battery storage systems become increasingly prevalent in UK homes, enquiries about their usage and functionality are on the rise....

20 November 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Top tips to promote the real value of your letting agency

The role of a residential landlord has changed considerably over the years. What was once a relatively straightforward means of generating...

18 November 2023

From: Features

Industry Views - Are Social Housing Landlords Worse Than Buy To Let Amateurs?

If you’ve paid even scant attention to Landlord Today or other trade titles, you’ll be familiar with the headlines about rogue...

04 November 2023

From: Features

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Wrong To Buy - our worst ever housing policy

What a waste. Islington council announced in recent days that it will buy back 310 ex-council houses this winter, to add to...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Michael Gove’s Wasted Opportunity

Talk about a wasted opportunity. The Conservative party conference - just finished, and possibly the last one before a General Election -...

07 October 2023

From: Features

New compliance product aims to spot regulatory gaps for agents

Compliancy expert Legal Eye has launched a new product to help agents ensure they are properly following all rules and regulations. Its...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry podcast questions agent safety awareness

Agents should take work safety more seriously, particularly self-employed agents, an industry podcast claims. The latest Agents MVMT Pass The Syrup podcast...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Self-employed agency brand offers Jiu-Jitsu lessons

Agents from across the eXp global network are being offered Jiu-Jitsu training sessions. This is not an attempt to help agents fight...

01 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

Agency trade body asks Government why leaseholders are still being ignored

Propertymark has written to the Government to ask why attempts to protect leaseholders are being ignored. It comes as the Earl of...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Selective Licensing: What you need to know

In recent years, the UK private rented sector has witnessed a significant increase in government regulation aimed at raising standards for...

12 August 2023

From: Features

Industry trainer: Why AI isn’t advanced enough (yet) to train agents

The technology behind artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t currently advanced enough to fully overhaul estate agency training, an industry executive claims. Charlotte Jeffrey-Campbell,...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to back employee safety pledges

Agents and other businesses are being encouraged back a new joint initiative from employee protection firm Peoplesafe and the Crimestoppers charity. The...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent gets on board for road safety campaign

An agency brand has partnered with Sticklepath Parish Council to promote safer driving and lower speed limits. Stevens Estate Agents in Okehampton...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Turn empty shops and offices into homes - MPs demand action

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

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad 'risks becoming unsustainable'

Parents are compromising their own financial situation to help their children cope with the cost of living crisis, research shows. The latest...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Car crash’ building safety rules putting sales at risk

An estate agent is urging people selling their flats to have building safety documentation in place before putting the property on...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Service charges up 8% annually and London flat owners are paying the most – research

Flat owners have seen their service charges rise by 8% over the past year, research suggests. A new service charge index launched...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

New building safety registration gets underway

Hundreds of high-rise buildings have been registered with the new Building Safety Regulator (BSR) since its launch last month but it...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Building safety laws set to delay home moves – claim

The Building Safety Act will cause further delays to the home moving process, a senior industry executive has warned. Rob Hailstone, chief...

18 May 2023

From: Breaking News

10 reasons to ditch paper-based tenancy documents

Despite most businesses across industry now adopting some form of digital alternative to traditional work methods, many in the private rental...

03 May 2023

From: Features

Conveyancing Association launches building safety guidance

The Conveyancing Association has launched a guidance document for firms that addresses the Building Safety Act and Building Safety (Leaseholder Protection)...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Building safety support gaps ‘jeopardise housing market’ – warning

A senior peer has vowed to do more to ensure that leaseholders excluded from new building safety regulations get the support...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Government rejects Propertymark-backed building safety amendment 

A Propertymark-supported amendment that aimed to bolster support for leaseholders in unsafe buildings failed to gain approval in the House of...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to conduct health and safety checks on listings

Agents are being reminded to conduct health and safety checks on their listings as well as in the office. This is according...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Why logbooks make sense

I was delighted to read recently about the creation of the first ever ‘register of logbooks’ in the UK, which offers...

06 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

Planning to address women's fear of crime

Recent tragic deaths of women walking home alone, notably Sarah Everard, have highlighted the need to address gender inequality in the...

25 March 2023

From: Features

Do you have a plan of action for the year ahead?

With no ease up on the cost of living crisis, understandably many agents’ primary concern is whether or not their tenants...

11 March 2023

From: Features

Landlord rental portfolio expenses revealed

Analysis by professional cash buyer and portfolio landlord, Landlord Buyer (part of Open Property Group), has revealed what costs make up...

08 March 2023

From: Features

Women in Estate Agency celebrates record first conference

Safety, support, health, wealth and happiness were the key firms of the inaugural Women in Estate Agency group conference last week. The...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs leaseholder building safety protections

Agency trade body Propertymark has backed calls for greater leaseholder protections as the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill proceeds through Parliament. The...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

What do the new fire regulations mean for you

From the 23 January 2023, the Fire Safety (England) Regulations 2022 came into effect for multi-occupied residential buildings. This is what...

22 February 2023

From: Features

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

‘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

Think safety – what lettings staff and clerks need to know about lone working

Inventory clerks and letting agency staff have been warned to put safety first when lone working or entering tenants’ properties for...

07 January 2023

From: Features

6 tips to protect your properties from winter blackouts

When the weather turns like it has, we use more energy to keep our homes cosy. However, this places increasing strain...

17 December 2022

From: Features

Date set for first Women In Estate Agency conference

Details of the first Women In Estate Agency (WiEA) conference have been revealed. The group, founded by senior agency figures Liana Loporto-Browne...

14 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Thinking of selling your lettings agency? Here’s what you need to know!

We spent some time with Lucy Noonan, Founder and CEO of Atomic Consultancy, to pick her brains about the many moving...

03 December 2022

From: Features

Government unveils cladding fixes pilot for 'unsellable homes'

The Government has unveiled a pilot scheme aimed to help more flat owners whose homes have become unsafe and, in some...

01 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy home sellers hit by building safety issues

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has committed to look into issues with the Building Safety Act after MPs claimed leaseholders and Help to...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

US demand doubles for UK prime property

Demand for prime London property from Americans doubled between September and October due to favourable dollar exchange rates and increased investor...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent safety: New poll asks how safe you feel at work

Agents are being asked to complete a survey as part of a national newspaper’s investigation into the safety of property professionals...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Under Rishi - don’t expect much (but be grateful for that)

And…breathe. For a while back there, the only certainty for the housing market was uncertainty. That isn’t to say the election of Rishi...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Michael Gove 'gets it' - why his return is good news for the industry

Recent political changes – and there have been quite a few in recent weeks – have brought about something of a...

29 October 2022

From: Features

Home Sweet Home: Experts Advise on What to Look for When Buying a House

You've finally found the perfect house. It's within your budget, has the desired number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and even comes...

13 October 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Agency backed AML platform gains B Corp status

Agency-backed risk management platform Thirdfort has received awarded B Corporation status. The certification recognises Thirdfort’s commiutment to goals outside of shareholder profit...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

What do tenants want from a rental property, landlord and agent?

Tenants are becoming more discerning – not just about the properties they choose to rent but who they rent from too. With...

31 August 2022

From: Features

Dear New Prime Minister - here's your housing to-do list

We are only a fortnight away from having a new Prime Minister, following a contest in which housing has played a...

20 August 2022

From: Features

A Day in The Life of a Regional Construction Director

Last weekend, Nat Daniels' latest Property Natter column focused on the average day in the life of a conveyancer. In this feature,...

20 August 2022

From: Features

How to create check-out reports the right way (without surprises)

The check-out report is a critical point in the tenancy and has the power to make the moving-out process run smoothly...

09 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

How to prepare for the Fairer Private Rented Sector Shake-Up

With the government releasing details on the Fairer Private Rented Sector, landlords and letting agents are looking for ways to maintain...

03 August 2022

From: Features

Security experts reveal top tips to keep your home safe this summer

During the summer holidays, your home is left susceptible to opportunistic thieves. Despite this rise in threat, data found that only...

03 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

How to catch up on interim rental visits efficiently

Interim rental inspections have taken a hit over the past two years and letting agents are now wading through their backlogs...

30 July 2022

From: Features

Major agency brand signs up to ViewBuddy safety app

Connells agents are to start using an app that will boost the safety of lone staff at viewings. The agent has partnered...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Experts reveal four ways to stop your house from overheating

A recent study revealed that as many as 4.6 million homes in England overheat. With highs of 40°C this week and warnings...

18 July 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Three regulatory updates agents need to know about in 2022

A wide range of upcoming legislative changes will affect the private rented sector. From new carbon monoxide alarm regulations to renters...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Exclusive - what makes an agency industry leader tick 

People in prominent positions in the housing industry aren’t always perfect role models. After all, Chris Pincher was housing minister for...

09 July 2022

From: Features

Agency groups hope to 'maintain momentum' with new Housing Secretary

Estate agency trade body Propertymark is hoping to “maintain momentum” with newly appointed Housing Secretary Greg Clark. He replaces Michael Gove, who...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Heroic estate agent saves pensioner from house fire

A quick-thinking estate agent has helped save an elderly disabled man from a house fire. Tom Ashby, Property Centre branch partner at...

29 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

How to handle the needs of older renters

Rising property prices in the UK mean that occupiers are renting long past their forties. According to the government’s last English...

15 June 2022

From: Features

Why are landlords so unpopular?

This question is not as flippant as it sounds because over recent years the status of the private landlord has taken...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Why fraud becomes a major problem in rentals during a UK recession

We are all acutely aware of the surge in demand for rental properties in and around the capital in the months...

01 June 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - walking, running and kicking for Ukraine

Agents have been getting active in recent weeks to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. Fundraising activities range from office-based collections and referencing challenges...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that he is considering extending Margaret Thatcher’s Right-to-Buy scheme, that gives council tenants the chance to...

14 May 2022

From: Features

How to Prove Your Rented Property is Safe for Habitation

As amendments to smoke and carbon monoxide alarm legislation loom for rented properties later this year, we look at how inventory...

09 April 2022

From: Features

Cladding Crisis - government STILL doing too little, say cross-party MPs

Too many leaseholders will fall through the cracks of the government’s “piecemeal measures” to combat the cladding crisis.  That’s the view of...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Homes For Ukraine launched by Housing Secretary

The government has now formally launched the Homes For Ukraine scheme, heavily leaked in recent days. The Secretary of State for Levelling...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency pledges £50,000 and 100 jobs for Ukrainian refugees

A well known UK estate agency has pledged £50,000 to help the growing Ukrainian refugee crisis. Brown & Co - the 13-branch...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Government threatens developers over cladding payments

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

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - Agents Have Standards … So Show The Customer!

For an unregulated industry, agents have an awful lot of regulations to deal with. For example, there’s the mandatory membership of a...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

The cold facts about winter property checks

Property checks can be the bane of a letting agent’s life if left unchecked. Throw in the winter weather, and you’ve...

29 January 2022

From: Features

How to prepare for lettings in 2022 and beyond using PropTech

In this guest feature, James Dilgul, Head of Marketing at Fixflo, the market-leading repairs and maintenance management software provider, looks at how...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Insider gets senior Propertymark policy position

Propertymark has appointed an insider to the key role of policy adviser - effectively the position vacated last month by industry...

21 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Covid-19 – Can you create property management visits safely?

When we all thought that the Covid-19 pandemic was coming to an end, the virus decided to throw another curveball and...

12 January 2022

From: Features

New Covid guidance to estate and letting agents

Propertymark, the main industry trade body, has this evening updated its guidance on Covid safety for estate and letting agents in...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers take Covid tests before viewings - Agents support idea

Propertymark has come out in support of the Scottish government’s demand that buyers take lateral flow tests before viewings. The measure is...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Banned: Developer kicked out of Help To Buy because of Grenfell link

A company linked to the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower is being excluded from the government’s Help to Buy scheme, pending the outcome...

20 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Leasehold is here to stay - so here's what is being done to help

Leasehold, quite rightly, remains not just an emotive topic given what has happened over the past decade, but it’s very much...

18 December 2021

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - just eight more sleeps before the big day…

With barely more than a week before Christmas, we’re delighted to bring you more heartwarming stories from agents. Despite the difficulties of...

17 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The presents agents need for Christmas to improve their business in 2022

With 2022 swiftly approaching, businesses in the property industry are likely to be reflecting on the trials and tribulations that have...

04 December 2021

From: Features

Agents in part of the UK advised to work from home again

Estate agents and other workers in Northern Ireland are being urged to work from home "where possible" in a bid to...

24 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New transaction forms to be introduced in early 2022

Some 14 trade bodies in the estate agency, conveyancing, property management and surveying industries have jointly launched new upfront documents which...

23 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - checking in with some of the ESTAS' biggest winners

A few weeks ago the ESTAS took place at the Grosvenor House hotel in London - the first chance for many...

06 November 2021

From: Features

Cladding scandal petition reaches key 10,000 signature stage

A petition calling on the government to set up an independent enquiry into the cladding crisis has reached a key 10,000...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: will Sunak’s pledges create opportunities for agents in the new-build sector?

At first glance, Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech earlier this week didn’t offer much from a property perspective. But digging down a little...

30 October 2021

From: Features

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