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KEYWORD "Savills" - 100 RESULTS
Savills names high-profile hire for global business

Savills has appointed industry specialist Victoria Garrett to the role of director of its global residential business, based in the firm’s...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills strengthens Hertfordshire sales team

Savills has strengthened its residential sales team in Hertfordshire with the appointment of a new director to lead its Rickmansworth office. Steven...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Savills: Property market appears to be past “peak uncertainty”

Savills has claimed most of the property markets It operates in are past “peak uncertainty” after posting lower revenues and profits...

15 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

Viewber marks 500,000th appointment

Outsourced property viewings and inspections provider Viewber is celebrating completing more than half a million appointments. Launched at the end of 2016...

29 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

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

What's Happening With OnTheMarket and Zoopla? (Again)

Back in 2013 the posh head of PR of a posh estate agency took me to a London restaurant (yes, posh)...

10 February 2024

From: Features

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

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

Savills boosts country house team

Savills has kicked off 2024 with two key external hires and an internal move into its country house team. James Toogood has joined...

30 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

Savills recruits senior London agent for new region

Savills has recruited Cory Askew to head up its newly established South West London Parks region. Askew joins from Chestertons having worked throughout...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: £5m-plus market slowed in 2023

Momentum within London’s £5m-plus residential market slowed in 2023, according to Savills, but sales remain well above the pre-pandemic average. Research across...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills: ‘The market is passing peak uncertainty’

Most markets appear to be either at, or past, the moment of peak uncertainty, Savills claims. A trading update from the agency...

12 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent recruits former Strutt & Parker director

Specialist buying agency Recoco Property Search has appointed former director of Strutt & Parker’s country house department Andrew Cronan to strengthen...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Luxury agent hires former Knight Frank and Savills executives

United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty has appointed two new consultant senior directors of sales.  Katya Zenkovich brings with her two decades of...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills names new boss for Norwich office

Savills has promoted its residential sales director Natalie Howlett-Clarke to head of its Norwich office. Effective from the start of this year,...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa restructures as Grenville Turner departs

Yopa has detailed a restructure of its business after chairman Grenville Turner mysteriously stepped down as a director. Companies House documents last...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills expands ski offering

Savills has strengthened its European residential network with the acquisition of Verbier Hospitality SA, which trades as Verbier Location. Founded by Jürgen...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

The Housing Market and the Election - Does It Matter Who Wins?

The factor most likely to influence the housing market next year is entirely outside the industry’s control: the General Election. Knight Frank...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Good for movers? Bank of England holds interest rates again

The Bank of England maintained interest rates at 5.25% yesterday, raising hope among agents that this would boost buyer confidence and...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit three-month high but buyer caution remains

The number of mortgage approvals for house purchase has hit a three-month high, Bank of England data shows. Figures from the Bank...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Property brands back local space design challenge

Agency brands Knight Frank and Savills are among 12 of the largest real estate consultancies in the UK behind a new...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Good news for buyers’ as inflation hits two-year low

The rate of inflation has fallen to the lowest level in two years, raising hopes of a boost for the property...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing market is past ‘peak pain’ - Savills

The UK’s housing market is past ‘peak pain’ and looks set to bottom out in mid-2024, according to Savills. The agency giant’s...

08 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

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

Three major agency brands have unveiled high-profile appointments this week. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature here, email...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Search company founder to head up key sales office for leading agent

Savills has appointed Mark Redfern to head its Notting Hill sales department. Having worked in the prime central London property market for...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Ole! High end UK agency opens residential branch in Barcelona

Savills has announced the launch of a residential business in Barcelona covering the sales and lettings markets in the city and...

30 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

Property Natter - Prime suspects in a same-day delivery world

Proptech – it’s a people thing. It might seem like a strange thing to say but the best of tech is a...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Savills bolsters its south west London residential sales business

Savills has expanded its residential sales teams in south west London with the appointment of two associate directors. Oliver Morley joins as...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Realistic pricing ‘crucial’ to keeping the market moving

Prime London property values are not falling as far as the rest of the market but realistic pricing will be crucial...

05 October 2023

From: Breaking News

SmartSearch launches innovative new solution to help estate agents and conveyancers detect dirty money

Leading digital compliance firm SmartSearch has launched an innovative new solution to help professionals working within the UK property sector to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Interest rates unchanged but it’s not the end for house price drops

The Bank of England has held off on further interest rate rises for now but agents warn that there is still...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Welcome news’ for buyers as inflation rate drops

The rate of inflation slowed from 6.8% to 6.7% in August, providing hope for homebuyers when it comes to high mortgage...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Downsizers willing to move but held back by lack of stock - Savills

A lack of stock and emotional attachment are the biggest constraints stopping homeowners from downsizing, research suggests. Analysis by Savills found half...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills launches ‘emotion-focused’ TV advertising campaign

Savills has launched a new multi-media advertising campaign focusing on the role of emotion in moving home whatever the life stage. The...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Top agents who keep the customer satisfied - survey

A new survey has scored the top ten national real estate brands in terms of reputation, value and customer satisfaction. Using YouGov...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit three-month low

The number of mortgage approvals for home purchase hit a five-month low in July. Bank of England data shows there were 49,444...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Retail guru takes over at Savills as agency’s profits tumble

Retail queen Stacey Cartwright will succeed Nicholas Ferguson as chair of Savills from December 31 - but she inherits a company...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash and needs-based buyers driving prime markets - Savills

Cash purchasers, younger needs-based buyers and relocators are the driving force behind the current prime UK property market, according to research...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

'Live board revolution can generate leads for £1', says Agency Express boss

A QR code on a sales board can land agents multiple leads at around £1 each, says Agency Express managing director,...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Savills chief jumps ship to new agency

A new estate agency has now announced that its co-founder is a Savills head of office who has jumped ship. Sebastian Hipwood,...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Price-sensitive buyers returning to ‘best in class’ £5m-plus homes

London’s £5m-plus residential market is back in business after a slow first quarter, according to new analysis from Savills. The agent does...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency produces controversial league table of ‘best towns’

Savills and the Daily Telegraph newspaper have combined to produce a league table of what they claim to be Britain’s 50...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Price sensitivity is changing buyer expectations

Price sensitivity and a flight to quality is dominating prime London markets, research suggest. Analysis of second quarter property market activity by...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher interest rates are already hitting prime regional markets - research

Higher interest rates have already softened UK prime regional markets but cities are proving resilient, Savills claims. Research by the agent shows...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals rise but buyers are facing ‘tricky landscape’

Mortgage approvals rose between April and May but are down by a quarter annually, underlining the uncertain market. Bank of England data...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency backed AML platform reaches 1m milestone

Agency-backed anti-money laundering platform Thirdfort is celebrating reaching 1m downloads of its app. Thirdfort, backed by Knight Frank, Chestertons and Savills’ proptech...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills boosts Portuguese presence

Savills has expanded its international presence with the acquisition of Predibisa in Portugal.  The residential and commercial real estate company has 30...

05 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Ex-Savills boss launches agency focused on quality homes

Former head of country homes at Savills Lindsay Cuthill has launched his own agency brand called Blue Book. Cuthill, who worked for...

30 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Developer launches webinar series aimed at helping homebuyers

Savills and OnTheMarket are among property brands set to deliver a webinar next week aimed at helping buyers to understand what...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Blooming marvellous! Agency brands on display at the Chelsea Flower Show

Agency brands including Hamptons and Savills as well as property developer London Square have sponsored gardens at this week’s Chelsea Flower...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers paying 39% more for homes with larger gardens

Buyers are paying a 39% premium for homes with larger gardens, Savills claims. The agency brand analysed the relationship between garden size...

22 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals bounce back but home loan rates rise

Mortgage approvals bounced back in March but buyers are borrowing less at higher rates. The latest Bank of England data has showed...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Over-65s’ housing wealth hits record high as generational property divide grows

The amount of housing wealth owned by the older generation has reached a record level, new figures show. The data, from agency...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

The Italian job! Savills expands European presence

Savills has strengthened its European residential network with the acquisition of real estate company Beliving in Italy.  Founded by Danilo Orlando in...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Sellers remain resistant as price sensitive hits the property market

The gap between prime buyer and seller price expectations has widened, estate agents have warned, with the majority of buyers expecting...

03 April 2023

From: Breaking News

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

It has been a busy first quarter of the year for property industry job moves. If you want your jobs or appointments news...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

'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

Agents remain bullish as house prices dip again

Average house prices have declined by their largest level on a monthly basis since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty...

23 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

Savills expecting ‘challenging’ first half for 2023

Higher utility and staffing costs pushed profits down in Savills’ UK residential business last year. The property and agency brand revealed in...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Savills: Bank of Mum and Dad set for busier 2023

It was a busy 2022 for the so-called Bank of Mum and Dad and 2023 could be more manic for parents,...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

International Women’s Day: Female agents highlight importance of girl power

Female estate agents have shared the highs and lows of working in the property industry to mark International Women’s Day (IWD). The...

08 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Owner-occupiers have become main drivers of home values – Savills

The total value of all homes across the UK hit record levels by the end of last year and it is...

27 February 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

Land Registry: House prices ended 2022 in negative territory 

Annual house price growth slowed in December and ended the year negative on a monthly basis, the latest Land Registry figures...

16 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks’ ‘superbrand’ status starts to slip

Purplebricks has seen its status as a so-called ‘superbrand’ decline while Savills remains the most highly-rated agency brand. The Superbrands listings are...

13 February 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Race for space’ has created more property millionaires - claim

The number of property millionaires in Great Britain has “shot up,” with one in 40 homes now valued at £1m or...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rise: Property market braced for sales drop

The property market has been warned to expect fewer sales and more expensive mortgages after interest rates were raised for the...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit 19-month low

Lenders approved the lowest number of mortgages since May 2020 in December. The latest Bank of England data shows mortgage approvals for...

01 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

Savills set for 'challenging' start to 2023

The first half of 2023 will be more challenging than last year but the performance of the prime residential markets should...

13 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

House prices on worst run since 2008 – Nationwide

House prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in December, the worst run since 2008, according to Nationwide. The lender’s final House...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

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

A plethora of property professionals are ending the year with new jobs. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature...

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

Savills: New Year property market will shift to 'needs-based' buyers

‘Needs-based’ buyers will dominate the property market in the early part of 2023 while equity-rich lifestyle buyers will have their moment...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

'Stamp Duty scars' boost October house prices - Land Registry

The end of last year’s Stamp Duty holiday has given a temporary boost to house price data for October 2022. The latest...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Barclays launches reward scheme for green home improvements

Barclays is piloting a new reward scheme for homeowners who are keen to make green improvements to their home but are...

15 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Get A Bigger Slice of a Smaller Transaction Cake

Estate agents are perhaps unlikely to be modest by nature, but I’m always surprised at how much many agents know, yet...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agent predicts 10% house price decline next year

House prices could fall by 10% next year as higher mortgage pricing and rising inflation dampen buyer budgets, Savills has warned. The agency...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Landlords prepare to be buy-to-let losers

Mortgage rate hikes have already halved landlord profits according to latest research, and a base rate rise to 2.5% will see...

02 November 2022

From: Features

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

There have been plenty of new jobs being started outside of Wesminster this month. Here are some of the latest moves that...

31 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Ready for Rishi? Sector hopes for market clarity under PM Sunak

Property professionals are hoping for calmer markets after Rishi Sunak was confirmed as the new UK Prime Minister yesterday. Sunak won the...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket confident more founding agents will renew portal contracts

OnTheMarket (OTM) chief executive Jason Tebb has hailed securing new contracts with major agencies and revealed discussions are ongoing with more...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket renews major agency contract deals

OnTheMarket has secured contract renewals from several major agency brands as it reports a revenue boost for the first six months...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living – most buyers now consider energy consumption before buying

Research by property firm Savills has revealed that a large majority (77%) of buyers say that the potential energy consumption of...

12 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

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

Savills launches major ad campaign with Doctor Foster star on board

High-end global property firm Savills has unveiled a major new multi-channel creative platform for its residential business. The agency says it will...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 September 2022

From: Features

Mortgage rush predicted as interest rates hit highest level since 2008

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

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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