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Rightmove reveals most expensive streets for home sales

The most expensive streets to buy a home in the UK has been revealed. Unsurprisingly, it is in London on Buckingham Gate...

16 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

Material information rules set to cost sellers ‘hundreds of pounds’ - warning

Vendors could end up spending hundreds of pounds more when selling their home due to Trading Standards material information rules guidance,...

22 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

LSL chairman departs after just 11 months

LSL non-executive chairman David Barral has left the estate agency and property brand’s board after just 11 months in the role. Barral...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Searches soar for Tuscany after popular renovation TV show

Searches on Rightmove for the region of Tuscany and the city of Lucca have soared recently, the portal suggests. It coincides with...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers launch upfront information provider to cut sale times

A new upfront information provider has launched, promising to shorten the homebuying and conveyancing process. Home Sale Pack has said it will...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Material information rules have ‘passed agents by’ - claim

Some agents still appear unaware about their material information responsibilities, conveyancers claim. The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT)...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Developer searches for longest-standing homeowner

Redrow has today launched a nationwide quest to find the longest standing owner of one of its homes. As it celebrates its...

09 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The best month for completions and what buyers wanted in 2023

March was the most popular month for completions this year as sales took longer and buyers focused on affordability, analysis has...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent celebrates eight-day contract exchange

Redbrik Estate Agents is celebrating exchanging on a transaction in just eight days. The milestone was achieved using its SecureMove service, which...

21 December 2023

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

Property Natter - I feel the need. The need for speed-ier house purchases

It was actor Charlies Sheen who said: ‘I have one speed. I have one gear. Go!’ The same might not be said...

25 November 2023

From: Features

Will OTM replace Rightmove?

By Simon Shinerock At the time of writing, Rightmove had a market capitalisation of just under £4 billion, down almost 15% on...

21 October 2023

From: Features

Fall-throughs almost eliminated by upfront searches - claim

A conveyancing services proptech firm claims to have sped up transactions and reduced fall-throughs in just its first 18 months of...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers continue to rely on relatives for homebuying support - research

Mortgage searches on behalf of borrowers using gifted equity or making a concessionary purchase from a family member rose by 75%...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New private equity owners for prominent PropTech company

TM Group, a high profile provider of data and technology services such as tmconvey, mio, and tmconnect, has been sold to...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket’s Tech Breakthrough - using AI to list properties

OnTheMarket this morning claims to be the first major UK property portal to use Artificial Intelligence natural-language technology. The controversial technology is...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent reveals how it cut fall-through rates with reservation agreements

An agency brand claims to have reduced its fall-through rate to just 8% by legally preparing properties for sale before they...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry figure seeks agents for upfront searches trial

Industry veteran Tim Main has issued a challenge for agents in the latest attempt to speed up sales and reduce fall-throughs. Main,...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Upfront information reduces fall-throughs by 13% - claim

A property data firm claims to have evidence showing agents who fail to provide upfront information are more likely to suffer...

15 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Bolton buyers facing longest wait for local authority searches

Homebuyers in Bolton are waiting as long as 21 weeks for local authority searches new research shows. Analysis by upfront information pack...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agents blamed for property searches postcode lottery

Online agents and outsourced conveyancing panels have been cited as factors delaying property sales in the UK. A trade body has warned...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage searches drop as bank holidays slow spring market

Purchase mortgage searches fell by almost a fifth last month as the Easter period dampened property market activity and there are...

04 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing firm aims to reduce exchange times to four weeks

Conveyancing company AVRillo has pledged to further reduce transaction times after scooping a top innovation award. The conveyancer brand picked up the...

27 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

New service aims to secure and speed-up sales

A former estate agent-turned-online auctioneer has launched a new service that aims to speed up and secure sales. Stuart Collar-Brown, co-founder and...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers still hoping to meet Help to Buy deadline

First-time buyers are persisting with Help to Buy purchases as cut-off-point approaches for the housing support scheme. To be eligible for an...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents, you don't have to close your doors….and nor do you, conveyancers

The property industry's self-destructive, point-scoring way of working just doesn’t cut it. When low stock means low cash flow low, agents and...

01 March 2023

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 OnTheMarket introduces behaviour-based pre-qualification to boost agent leads

OnTheMarket (OTM) has launched a range of new tools that aim to boost the user experience for consumer and also make...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency website provider introduces AI tools

Agency website designer and marketing provider is starting to use artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT in the products it provides agents. ChatGPT AI...

23 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry aims to ‘minimise disruption’ amid new strikes

Next week may not be the best time for agents to chase conveyancers waiting for Land Registry information. The Public and Commercial...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers hit with higher conveyancing fees for home purchases

Agents may be regularly debating increasing their fees but property buyers and sellers are already used to paying more for conveyancing,...

17 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners driving Google search surge for cost saving measures around the home

The rising price of fuel and the wider cost of living crisis are causing significant concern and stress for UK homeowners...

11 February 2023

From: Features

January was ‘record month’ for mortgage searches

January was a record month for mortgage searches but mainly for remortgaging rather than home purchase, data from an industry software...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm unveils 'sale-ready' features for agents

Proptech firm iamproperty has launched a new legal preparation module to its movebutler onboarding and sales progression platform. The aim is to...

30 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - feeling the love

Agents and property professionals are spreading plenty of charitable love ahead of Valentine's Day. See some of the inspirational examples below. Whatever the...

27 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Listings rise but movers are waiting for economic certainty - research

The level of new property listings and completions among agents were only slightly below 2019 activity during the fourth quarter but...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The most searched-for locations of 2022

London has returned as the go-to destination for potential property buyers, Rightmove claims. The portal has revealed the most searched for locations...

21 December 2022

From: Breaking News

The 4 Most Common Mistakes Estate Agents Make Running Google Ads

Inside this short article, my goal is to simply highlight the four most common mistakes l see from reviewing agents' Google Ad...

26 November 2022

From: Features

Sellers need property dossiers in uncertain market, says firm  

A buyers’ market, and a more challenging time for buyers and sellers, could be on the cards as a result of...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Quality marketing counts more than ever in tougher conditions, claims firm

Estate agents need to concentrate on quality marketing more than ever before as mortgage interest rates rise and lenders become ever...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Slow going – average time to purchase a home passes five months

One of the biggest frustrations people have with the home buying and selling process is the amount of time it takes...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents who stand out online will succeed in a slowing market

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

21 September 2022

From: Features

Increasing numbers of buyers searching for eco-friendly homes - claim

Home hunters are increasingly searching for eco-friendly homes amid concerns about rising energy bills, figures suggest. New data from Legal & General...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Searches for air-con rise as agents highlight more ‘cool’ home features

Forget large driveways and gardens, it turns out agents need to advise their sellers to add air conditioning units to their...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Agency stock has hit its highest level in a year

Agency stock has reached its highest level for 12 months, OnTheMarket claims. The portal’s latest Property Sentiment Index revealed that there has...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents will be expected to discount homes with poor energy ratings in future

Homeowners are getting as much as 16% extra on average when selling their properties if the energy performance certificate (EPC) rating...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New Zoopla marketing drive boosts agent leads by 30% - claim

Agents using Zoopla have already seen an increase in valuation leads just a month after the portal launched a new marketing...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales collapsing as rising costs spook buyers and lenders - report

The number of transactions progressing to completion is being hit by the cost of living crisis and rising interest rates, new...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Research reveals slowdown in searches for property portals

Online searches for property portals have declined, in another suggested sign of the slowing market. Analysis of data from AdWords and Google Trends...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

More upfront information when buying a car vs buying a house! Is it time for change?

I look back on when my dad helped me buy my first car and shared his pearls of wisdom on what...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Revealed! What buyers want from their homes and estate agents

Energy efficiency, gardens and garages as well as speedy sales are top of buyer’s wishlists, Zoopla claims. The portal has published the...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: ‘the only way to bring about change is to be proactive’

In this latest ‘Women in Property’ edition of the Natter, I check in with Collette Allen, who was recently appointed as...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents - it's time to get clever with property tech

Estate agents use property technology each and every day for residential property transactions, but is there more they can do with...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Home hunters urged to go offline to find agency stock

Buyers are being urged to ditch their laptops and hit the streets to find a property. The property market is currently hampered...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Many people in recent years will have become familiar with challenger banks such as Monzo, Starling and Atom. Many will have...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Q&A - how can agents and conveyancers work better together?

In this Q&A, I catch up with Jesper With-Fogstrup, chief executive officer of Smoove (formerly ULS Technology until a very recent...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Stripping it back – minimalist style most likely to attract buyers, says research

A new survey by interior experts Hammonds Furniture has outlined how important interior style is to potential buyers, with 40% of...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage mayhem! Technology platform predicts 1m home loan searches this month

Mortgage search platform Twenty7Tec is predicting there could be one million searches for home loans this month. The technology company, which lets...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

A government aim to improve the home buying process by making Local Land Charge search results instantly available is well underway,...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - how do you solve a problem like conveyancing?

Those aficionados of the Sound of Music will recognise the tag line above. It came to my mind when thinking about...

12 March 2022

From: Features

Searches not revealing new road schemes, claims angry conveyancer

Property searches are not showing up some new road schemes because they are classified by local councils as planning consent for...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Knowledge is power - why PDTF is a positive step forward for buying and selling

‘Knowledge is power’ goes the old saying, and one variation on that theme is a quote from academic, Robert Boyce, who...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Rightmove pushing reluctant sellers to come to market within weeks

The number one portal is making a big marketing and research push to get reluctant owners to put up the For...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

We survived 2021, so what has 2022 in store for estate agents?

With the drastic changes enacted on the industry over the past two years thanks to the pandemic and political events such...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Conveyancing tech firm pledges dramatic time savings on transactions

The conveyancing technology firm Search Acumen has launched what it calls “an end-to-end solution” in a bid to abolish “antiquated” ways...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Branch Windows: should agents sell the space for advertising?

Could estate and letting agents sell their branch office window space for third party advertising, above and beyond promoting the properties...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Transactions to be easier and faster soon says conveyancing guru

Government regulation and reform of house buying should see the process made faster and easier in 2022, it’s been predicted. Lloyd Davies - managing...

30 December 2021

From: Breaking News

 Improving the home buying and selling process - what's the latest?

Despite the progress made in so many areas, particularly in terms of leasehold reform – although we are calling upon the...

27 November 2021

From: Features

Conveyancing Crash - update on security and using other conveyancers

The conveyancing IT crash plaguing the Simplify Group of companies continues into its ninth day; however there is an update for...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Where is all the stock? How can you get in touch with it?

We have been speaking with many agents over the past months and the story appears the same with them all. There...

10 November 2021

From: Features

Purplebricks’ record-breaking web traffic despite Google slump - claim

A property media analyst claims Purplebricks has record-breaking website traffic thanks to its “relentless” and vast budget marketing. “Whether you like to...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - how agencies rank for SEO and Google searches

An online intelligence platform has started ranking agencies in terms of their SEO and Google searches. The platform - Industry Alerts, which...

01 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Housing Market: supply shortage for fifth month in a row

Another market snapshot has identified low supply as the chief characteristic of the sales landscape this autumn. Landmark Information Group’s latest Property...

19 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Suzy Lamplugh suspect may be allowed home visits and day release

The convicted murderer and rapist John Cannan, who is the prime suspect in the still-unsolved murder of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh,...

15 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Rightmove in revolutionary TV advertising move

Rightmove is at the centre of a revolutionary advertising initiative involving Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. Using Artificial Intelligence technology, a digital...

04 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Preparing for 2022 – How current trends will affect estate agencies

As we move into the autumn of 2021, what the coming year has in store for estate agents is something we...

29 September 2021

From: Features

Reservation agreements – they have been here all along

In this guest editorial, experienced property solicitor Lorraine Richardson argues that reservation agreements - designed to reduce the number of fall-throughs in...

25 September 2021

From: Features

Conveyancing – is industry-wide UPRN adoption on the cards?

Industry-wide adoption of Unique Property Reference Numbers could be one step closer after an announcement by a major trade body. The Conveyancing...

16 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Named And Shamed - Councils with slowest search responses 

Homebuyers are suffering huge delays in receiving responses to their search requests to council according to a study of local authorities. Consumer...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

What leads to a fall through? A property firm investigates…

A bulk quick buy company has surveyed purchasers who have been deterred from continuing their transactions to discover what the biggest...

19 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents tell conveyancers how they can improve performance

The estate agents’ trade body has set out three ways conveyancers can further help the sales process. Propertymark has made the suggestions...

16 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks’ autumn marketing blitz goes ahead despite shock jobs move

Purplebricks’ chief executive says a £4m marketing blitz scheduled for the autumn will go ahead despite the upheaval caused by the...

11 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Fall-through rate “supercharged by stamp duty deadline” - claim

The already-high fall-through rate for transactions is likely to be supercharged by the impending end of the tapered stamp duty holiday...

28 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents – breaking habits to deliver different results

It’s a big ask to expect anyone to suddenly change what they have always done, particularly if their results have proven...

21 July 2021

From: Features

Purplebricks to launch local marketing blitz after Olympics

Purplebricks is to launch an extensive marketing campaign after this summer’s Olympics to emphasise the local knowledge of its 600 agents...

12 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Portal introduces ‘green filter’ for searches by EPC rating

Free to list portal Residential People has launched a filter allowing users to sort properties by EPC rating.  The new ‘Energy Efficiency...

09 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Unique Property Reference Number concept backed by government

The government has thrown its weight behind the concept of Unique Property Reference Numbers as a way of speeding up transactions. UPRNs...

28 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer advises agents: Save A Sale, Restore A Reputation!

There may well have been times in recent weeks when any agent would have been forgiven for wanting a break -...

21 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Official guidance issued for agents to avoid Stamp Duty delays

In an unusual move, HM Land Registry has issued guidance to agents to help them reassure jittery buyers and sellers ahead...

21 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Exclusive: interview with Liana Loporto, NAEA Propertymark President

In the first of a two-part special with the presidents of the UK’s largest property trade organisation, we carry out an...

19 June 2021

From: Features

Buyers’ packs would help agents through market frenzy - claim

The current housing market frenzy would be easier to deal with if upfront buyers’ packs were available, improving transparency and cutting...

16 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Broadband ever-more important for buyers

New research has found that homebuyers would prioritise buying a home with superfast broadband over being close to a good school.  A...

04 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Details - new dispute over what should be included

The controversial demands of Trading Standards for more “material information” to be provided upfront in property details have been criticised by...

17 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty Holiday - deals at risk because of slow searches

Thousands of sales are at risk because slow searches by councils may prevent deals completing by the next stamp duty deadline. With just under...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: agents should make their own website stand out from the crowd

Changes to the way the property market operates over the last year - with increased flexibility and remote interactions - has...

10 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards ask agents for views on ‘upfront portal information’

National Trading Standards wants agents, portals and industry groups to come up with ways to provide basic essential material information ‘upfront’.  The National...

20 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents can give conveyancers upfront info easier, says PropTech firm

A PropTech firm says its new tool allows comprehensive upfront property information to be shared instantly with all parties in a...

16 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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