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KEYWORD "Scotland" - 100 RESULTS
Scottish property taxes raise over £623m in last 12 months

Property taxes in Scotland exceeded £623m over the last twelve months according to analysis of the latest statistics by a leading...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Most expensive coastal location named as prices drop

Home buyers face paying up to £1m for top coastal properties although prices have dropped since 2022, research suggests. Research by Lloyds...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Punitive’ Scottish property taxes aren’t deterring buyers (yet)

High property taxes in Scotland may eventually deter buyers, one of the country’s major agents has warned. Analysis by DJ Alexander has...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to levels from 25 years ago

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to the completion numbers from 25 years ago according to analysis of the latest official statistics...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Mastering Tenant Deposits: A Guide for Letting Agents

Managing tenant deposits is a crucial part of any letting agent’s responsibilities. Ensuring compliance with regulations and safeguarding both landlord and...

08 May 2024

From: Features

Fast-growing estate agency group attracts £100m price tag

It's reported that the Lomond estate agency group, which is heavily backed by private equity and which has expanded through serial...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills makes drastic U-turn on housing market forecast for 2024

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Adding Value to a Home For Sale? Forget solar panels….

Sellers seeking to differentiate their homes from others on the market may consider solar panels - but they should be wary...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Appraisals down in pre-Easter trading, reveals Propertymark

Market appraisal volumes dropped 7% in March according to Propertymark’s latest market snapshot, based on data from up to six weeks...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty causes Sales Slump for investors in southern England

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales volumes boom despite interest rates soaring - new Zoopla figures

UK house prices may be broadly static but sales volumes are up 12% year on year according to Zoopla data out...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Demand for Small Properties as budgets tighten

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Training service expands activities with two agent certificates

The Able Agent - the online property training service which recently launched in Scotland - has now expanded to Wales as...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Update - slowest and fastest sales so far in 2024

Detached homes in Wales are the slowest property types to sell across the UK and take an average of 92 days...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Why does it take SO long to complete a sale? Reapit has an idea...

A veteran PropTech figure with extensive experience of working at leading estate and sales agencies has told the government to act...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild reveals 20 latest hand-picked agent members

The Guild of Property Professionals has chosen 20 new member agents in the first quarter of the year.  With the property market...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Accreditation for solicitor estate agents begins next week

ESPC has relaunched its SPC Property Practice certification, a unique accreditation course for solicitor estate agents. Developed with The Law Society of...

19 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

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

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

30 March 2024

From: Features

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

High mortgage rates close gap between buying and renting costs - Halifax

The gap between the costs of home ownership and renting has reached its smallest level since 2019, according to the latest...

27 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

Rettie agrees listings deal with OnTheMarket

OnTheMarket (OTM) has signed a listing agreement with Rettie, one of the UK's largest independent property services firms operating in Scotland...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Agents Do Charity - get your boxing gloves ready!

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry over the past week. If there are charitable endeavours you think...

16 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revealed! The areas where house prices grew in 2023

House prices may have slumped for most of the year but some areas have bucked the trend. Analysis by Halifax shows that...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The regions where homeowners are at most risk of property fraud

Homeowners in the East Midlands, North East, North West and Scotland may be at higher risk of property fraud, research suggests. Anti-money...

22 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Scottish Budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ for property market - claim

The Scottish Government’s Budget has been described as a “missed opportunity.” The update yesterday from Scottish Finance Secretary Shona Robison, outlined a...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents hope for property tax review in Scottish Budget

Agents are hoping for further support for the housing market north of the border as the Scottish Government prepares to set...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

ESPC hails 100% pass rate for first SPC Property Practice graduates

Scottish property portal ESPC has announced the inaugural graduation of its first qualification, with a 100% pass rate. EPSC revealed that 55...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

OTM: Buyer and seller confidence is ‘surprisingly good’

Almost three quarters of buyers are still confident about purchasing a property in the new year, while sellers are a bit...

15 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Please don't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory

So Christmas is coming – soon. Traditionally a time for reflection on what’s past and prediction on what’s to come. Last week...

09 December 2023

From: Features

Revealed! The happiest place to live in Great Britain

The borough of Richmond upon Thames in London has been crowned the happiest place to live in Great Britain, according to...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Asking price discounts hit five-year high - Zoopla

Agents and sellers are taking an average 5.5% discount on listings to secure a sale, new Zoopla data shows. The portal’s latest...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark slams Scottish plans to increase council tax on second homes

Propertymark has expressed its opposition to Scottish Government plans to increase council tax premiums on second homes. Speaking to the Scottish Parliament’s...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Bucking the trend! House prices still rising in local hotspots - claim

More than 70 local authority areas have seen average house prices rise over the last year, bucking the national trend, Halifax...

14 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove: Sellers ‘getting serious’ as asking prices drop in Christmas rush

Asking prices for newly listed homes dropped by the largest rate for November in five years, Rightmove has revealed. The portal’s latest...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Reader poll: Would a Stamp Duty cut help the property market?

More than three quarters of Estate Agent Today readers have backed the prospect of a Stamp Duty cut. The Government is rumoured...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s behind Scotland’s speedy home sales?

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

28 October 2023

From: Features

Pressure mounts for stamp duty cut across UK

A proposed cut in stamp duty by the Westminster government would be a welcome boost to homebuyers and would need to...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction buyers drop sharply despite more vendors trying their luck

Fewer buyers are purchasing at auctions despite more sellers resorting to them. Quick buying firm House Buyer Bureau analysed auction stock that...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents’ network welcomes eight new member agents in a month

The Guild of Property Professionals has announced eight new members to its network of independent agents. One is George F White in...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the best city for First Time Buyers today

A new analysis of the housing market has assessed 50 cities in the UK to establish which is best for first...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body freezes member fees

Propertymark has frozen membership fees for 2024. Acknowledging the impact of ongoing inflationary pressure and high-interest rates, the agency trade body has...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency sale stock on the rise – research

The level of new for sale stock reaching the market across Britain has surged by 128% since the start of the...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax: First-time buyer sales fall amid market slowdown

The number of first-time buyers has fallen this year but the proportion of sales to this cohort remains the same due...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Law firm invests in Scottish brand to boost property presence

Irwin Mitchell has expanded its property practice with an investment in Scotland-based law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM). The two firms...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash is king north of the border as viewings surge at Corum

Despite a 15-year peak in interest rates, one of Glasgow’s leading estate agents, Corum, has reported a 10% surge in viewings...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

TwentyEA: Exchanged prices are still rising

Exchanged prices across the UK have grown at an average of 3.8% over the past year despite ‘gloomy headlines’, TwentyEA claims. New...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent exams boost earns by up to 4k - claim

Propertymark is appealing to school leavers to consider a career in property. As students discover their A level results or Highers in...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Not all doom and gloom - Market stats show encouraging signs

New data from respected consultancy TwentyEA showed that the market is proving unexpectedly resilient - and in the case of new...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is the rental market still profitable?

Over recent years, as successive governments have tightened lettings legislation and increased the tax burden on landlords, some with investment properties...

05 August 2023

From: Features

The UK regions with the highest and lowest average first-time buyer deposits

The property market is unstable at the moment making it increasingly difficult for first-time buyers to get on the ladder. As a...

05 August 2023

From: Features

Have Bank of England rate hikes peaked?

Agents and property professionals have expressed hopes that rates have peaked after latest rise Iin the cost of borrowing. The Bank of...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Only top 10% of English earners can afford average home in under five years - ONS

Only the top 10% of income earners can afford an average house with less than five years of income in England,...

28 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Direct sellers in Scotland risk £500 fine for missing Home Reports

Homeowners selling in Scotland without an estate agent are being reminded that they still need a Home Report. Scottish surveying firm DM...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The property pockets defying cooling house prices

House prices may be cooling but some local markets are actually heating up with property values increasing by up to 10%,...

27 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Nested recruits Keller Williams agent to enter Scottish housing market

Hybrid agency brand Nested has entered the Scottish property market with a former Keller Williams (KW) market centre operator at the...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Hammered! Celebrations begin for property firm’s 10th anniversary

A major auctioneering service is gearing up for its 10th anniversary and 75th in-room property sale later this week.   Auction House...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove has finally done something sensible

It’s not a sentence that I thought I would be writing, but Housing Secretary Michael Gove has indeed finally done something...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Upfront material information is a huge opportunity - here's why

Parts B and C of Material Information guidance are on the horizon and expected to come into play this autumn. I caught...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Frightening figures for first time buyers saving for deposits

A new study of 130 locations across the UK reveals huge ‘postcode lottery’ differences as to how quickly a first time...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Zoopla: House prices aren’t dropping everywhere 

More than a third of homes have declined in value over the past six months, Zoopla data shows. It comes despite the...

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

Sellers head to auction houses to combat cooling market - claim

Increasing numbers of sellers are turning to auction rooms to combat the cooling housing market conditions, research suggests. Upfront information provider Moverly...

29 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lomond unveils new staff benefits and wellbeing platform

Agency acquirer Lomond has launched a new benefits and wellbeing platform for its 1,100 staff and pledged to raise £25,000 across...

19 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - gearing up for any charitable challenge

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket unveils Home Reports functionality for Scottish listings

OnTheMarket has become the first major UK portal to offer a dedicated contact form for Scottish Home Reports. When a property is...

07 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Scottish agent celebrates record month for home sales

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

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Finding relief from client money anxiety

Letting agents are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to opening a client account and getting Client...

06 May 2023

From: Features

Zoopla: Property market heading for 1.1m sales but prices will be lower

The worst of the pricing adjustment in response to higher mortgage rates appears to be behind us, Zoopla has claimed. The portal’s...

03 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

Propertymark conference to host Monty Python-inspired panel

Agents attending the Propertymark One conference at Wembley Arena in May are set to be treated to a Monty Python-inspired panel...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents sold an average of 5.3 homes per month in 2022

Estate agents across Britain sold 5.3 homes on average each month in 2022, new research suggests. Analysis by Nested has found there...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove names fastest moving property market as sale times lag

Falkirk has been named as the UK’s fastest-selling market. New figures from Rightmove show sellers in the area are finding a buyer...

06 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Scottish firm named top estate agency for second year in a row

Innes & Mackay has been named the best estate agency in the north of Scotland for the second year in a...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New SNP leader: Scottish agent warns of ‘difficult times’ for property market 

The election of Humza Yousaf as the new leader of the Scottish National Party yesterday was immediately met with concern from...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Damned if you do and damned if you don't

  It's not often that I have sympathy for our glorious leaders – those who set the rules by which we all...

25 March 2023

From: Features

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

Revealed! The homes still on the market since 2009

Agents in some parts of the UK are still struggling to sell properties that they first listed more than a decade...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers £500 better off each year than renters - claim

Homeowners are now almost £500 better off annually than renters, new research suggests. Analysis by Halifax shows the monthly cost of owning...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency listings rise but where are firms most busy?

Estate agents have been bringing more listings to the market since the start of the year but professionals in the north...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent slams Scottish Labour’s £1 homes scheme

A promise to sell homes for £1 by Scottish Labour has been labelled as a “politically led housing gimmick” by estate...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Sales slide by 30% as buyer demand wanes - claim

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

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Listings rise in Scotland as sellers ‘try to avoid price drops’

The number of properties advertised for sale in Scotland has increased by 75% in some parts of the country as vendors...

10 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Former Purplebricks agents help drive self-employed brand’s UK expansion

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has attracted a trio of former Purplebricks agents as it continues its expansion into Scotland and...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers are slashing asking prices by up to 20% - claim

Vendors are cutting asking prices by as much as 20% on average to secure a sale, new research claims. Quick-buy firm House...

08 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Downsizing on the rise amid cost of living crisis

Record energy bills and the cost-of-living crisis has prompted a surge in downsizing activity over the past 12 months, new research...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on your feet for good causes

Agents and property professionals have been getting on their feet for charity this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the...

03 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

Millions of homes lost value last year - Zoopla

One million homes have lost all their pandemic gains amid the financial turmoil at the end of last year, Zoopla claims. Each...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

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