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Industry Views - Airbnb Crackdown - this time it's not just Michael Gove...

It’s tempting to think that Michael Gove’s proposed clampdown on Airbnb-style short lets is a uniquely British form of small-mindedness, part...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Expert tips on how conveyancers can mitigate risk of negligence claims

The vast majority of negligence claims against conveyancers are for relatively low sums of money, but the financial and reputational costs...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Tax-Free Childcare info for self-employed property professionals

The new financial year is often an opportunity to get organised for the year ahead. For self-employed property professionals who are...

20 April 2024

From: Features

Looking for a client account? Five steps to better lettings banking

You don’t have to simply accept things as they are when it comes to managing your client accounts. If your bank...

19 April 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Sellers Risk Fall-Throughs by failing to disclose neighbour rows

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

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: New build data is something to build on

Data and statistics are never in short supply for those of us working in the property sector.  But one set which really...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Franchise agency pulls plug on underperforming offices

Winkworth has revealed that it has not renewed franchises on offices “where our standards were not being met and results were...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Owners deterred from downsizing by cost and hassle of moving

The cost and time consuming nature of the house moving process is deterring older owners from downsizing, it’s been alleged. An upfront...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Property firms see rise in sick leave - research

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

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Three Reasons Why Your Social Media Isn't Working

In the bustling world of social media, success isn't just about posting content; it's about fostering engagement, maintaining consistency, and implementing...

17 April 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Foxtons’ share price rises on sale rumours

Foxtons’ share price got a mini boost on Monday morning after rumours that the agency brand is preparing for a sale. The...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

LRG names first chief technology officer

Leaders Romans Group (LRG) has appointed its first chief technology officer. Sophia Swain has been recruited to the board-level role. She comes from...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry survey highlights discrimination against female agents

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: Buyers should transact before the General Election season

OnTheMarket president Jason Tebb has cautioned buyers against waiting for an interest rate cut and General Election before making a transaction...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

US agency crosses the pond to target British buyers

A US real estate brokerage is heading to the UK, with plans to target those looking for a holiday home across...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 April 2024

From: Features

Key actions conveyancers must take to protect against fraud risk

Fraud poses a significant challenge for residential conveyancers, with criminals often attempting to exploit the transaction process for money laundering purposes. The...

13 April 2024

From: Features

£50bn price tag for London's empty homes

Southwark, Barnet, Camden, Croydon and Newham are the top five London boroughs with the highest number of vacant properties amid a...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Land Registry urged to cut fees so agents can comply with material information rules

Propertymark has urged the Land Registry to provide more accessible and affordable services to its members.  Responding to a call for evidence...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agent unveils local acquisition

East Sussex brand Oakfield Estate Agents has acquired independent local operator Rowland Gorringe. It will be taking over the company’s offices in...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Guild members given new Ezine digital marketing tool

The Guild of Property Professionals has launched a new Ezine system to boost member marketing. Agents will be able to create digital...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates rise but product choice hits record levels

Average mortgage rates have ticked up ahead of the typically busier spring home selling season but borrowers are at least benefiting...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime buyers ‘hesitating’ until rates drop

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

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Connells Group becomes first estate agency to be NHQB accredited supplier

Connells Group has become the first estate agency brand to be named an accredited supplier by the New Homes Quality Board...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: House prices drop on a monthly basis for first time since September 2023

Average house prices fell on a monthly basis for the first time since September 2023 during March as higher mortgage rates...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Principal partner named for ESTAS Awards

Landmark Information Group has been named as a principal partner for this year’s ESTAS Awards held in October. As part of this...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Potential ticking time bomb for retrofit complaints awaits

The term ‘time bomb’ is sometimes overly used in the housing market, and while it has been linked to many things...

06 April 2024

From: Features

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

JONATHAN ROLANDE: We don’t need rising prices but we do need stability

Zoopla’s property announcement last week was welcome reading for many of us feeling a bit beleaguered by seller over-expectation, buyer lethargy...

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - some cracking charitable endeavours

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

05 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New BASPI form launches with update information requests

Trade and representative bodies representing the legal, surveying, estate agency and property management sectors have launched the fifth iteration of the...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Former upmarket agency boss to boost staging firm’s marketing

Former global chief executive of Fine & Country Simon Leadbetter has joined home staging firm Lemon and Lime Interiors as fractional...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rate Hikes Affect the UK Housing Market?

Borrowers are currently rolling off relatively favourable two-year fixed-rate deals agreed at the start of 2022, but the pain from higher...

30 March 2024

From: Features

The art of negotiation in a buyer's market

Many agents may perceive that the need to negotiate only comes into play at the point of offer if a property...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Material Information Guidance - Is it Actually Material?

In this, the second of a three-part series, David Beaumont continues his critique of the new Material Information Guidance. There are 21...

30 March 2024

From: Features

Zoopla: Asking price discounts narrow as market mood improves

Asking price discounts have hit their lowest levels since last summer as market activity improves across the board, Zoopla claims. The portal’s...

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - an 'egg-cellent' week for fundraising

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

28 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart honours top-performing agents

Spicerhaart's top performers have been honoured at an awards ceremony showcasing the agency brand’s culture. The 2024 Elevate Awards were hosted by...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Guild honours top agents at Sharing Success conference

The Guild of Property Professionals honoured its top agents last week. The network held its annual conference and awards at the QEII...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Safe in their knowledge... PayProp celebrates its 20th anniversary

To commemorate PayProp’s 20th year in business, Estate Agent Today’s Lee Dahill took a walk down memory lane with Neil Cobbold,...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Material Information Guidance - A Critical View

In the first of a short series of articles, David Beaumont, managing director of Compliance Matters, casts a professional eye over...

23 March 2024

From: Features

The NPPF, 'Beauty' and 'Gentle Density'

Both 'beauty' and ‘gentle density’ are central themes of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).. The notes which accompany the NPPF state...

23 March 2024

From: Features

UK BTR sees record growth driven by surge in Single Family Housing

Global property consultancy Knight Frank has launched its latest UK Build to Rent Market Update, revealing that investment in the UK...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - reaching for the sky

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

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Martin & Co branches move to new ownership

Two of national sales and lettings agency Martin & Co’s Oxfordshire branches are under new ownership. Experienced international property professional David Rebe...

21 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Think tank calls for Oz-inspired housing ‘sin taxes’

The UK Government should make better use of property taxes to deter foreign buyers, boost property supply and raise tax revenue,...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Spring clean to avoid 'malicious hacks'

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

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

8.7m leads later, The ValPal Network celebrates 10 years in business

Happy birthday to us….and all members of the The ValPal Network! We are celebrating a decade in business and in those 10...

19 March 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Government orders London Mayor to build more homes

The Government has taken the unusual step of intervening in the London Plan to boost housebuilding in the capital.   Housing Secretary Michael...

19 March 2024

From: Breaking News

What would a real property industry Budget look like?

The Spring Budget last Wednesday rounded out to be mostly a disappointment for the property industry, but it was also perhaps...

16 March 2024

From: Features

The 'personal agent' - threat or opportunity?

Any estate agency will have noticed the rise of the “personal agent” in the industry, with interesting propositions from eXp, The...

16 March 2024

From: Features

It's time agents took a leaf out of Amazon's book

Last year was not one for the faint hearted. Now, at last, the market appears to be experiencing a gradual uptick. Recent...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Investigation launched into snagging rights

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has announced an investigation to uncover the tensions between developers and surveyors on snagging. The trade...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The ValPal Network marks a decade of lead generation

The ValPal Network (TVPN) is celebrating generating 8.7m leads for agents in a decade of business. It comes as TVPN said it...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers facing more mortgage choice but shorter shelf life

The mortgage price war appears to have eased and the shelf life on home loans has hit a six-month low, Moneyfacts...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The importance of open data for building a fully digital property market

The property market is awash with data. A quick Google search and any prospective buyer can find property prices, listing history,...

13 March 2024

From: Features

The Evolution of Estate Agency Software: Transactions down, profit margins up

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss the evolution of  Estate Agency Software. For a long...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: Prime London market has made ‘hesitant’ start to 2024

The prime London sales market has made a hesitant start to 2024, Knight Frank has said. Despite the agent and property brand...

12 March 2024

From: Breaking News

 GoTo Group announced as key partner for agent network

Home-moving platform the GoTo Group has been announced as a key partner of the Relocation Agent Network (RAN). RAN agents will gain...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Pros and cons for the PRS in Hunt’s 'small beer' Budget

Now the dust has settled on what many described as an ‘underwhelming’ Budget, we take a look at what two business...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC, Paul Hilton shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of...

09 March 2024

From: Features

International Women’s Day: The barriers and benefits for estate agents

Female agents have shared their view on representation and opportunities in the sector to mark International Women’s Day. Industry data shows while...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax: Housing market has started strong but a slowdown is still possible

Average house prices rose for the fourth consecutive month during February, figures from Halifax show, but it is unclear how long...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - breaking the budget for good causes

Much of the focus may have been on the Spring Budget this week but a variety of charities have received support from...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande: A Budget that could see the Chancellor moving out of Number 11

When the Chancellor stood up to deliver the Spring Budget on Wednesday, those of us in the property business could be...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Complete ASAP launches material information pack for agents

Complete ASAP has launched a new package to help agents provide material information on listings. Agents already using the Complete or Instruct...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

eXp announces two-day conference to replace roadshows

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has launched its first ever two-day conference, set to take place in July 2024. It replaces the...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL agency franchisees benefiting from ‘reduced volatility’

LSL has hailed the benefits of switching to a franchise model for its estate agency brand. A trading update from the company...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Technology can enhance the performance of the rental market

Renting a flat or house in the UK has never been more difficult. The market is tight, supply is limited and...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth returns to ‘positive territory’ – but for how long?

House prices are growing annually for the first time since January 2023, Nationwide claims. The latest Nationwide House Price Index found average...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Rightmove can’t “rest on its laurels” to attract agents - warning

Analysts have given their backing to Rightmove’s stock market prospects but there are warnings that it can’t “rest on its laurels”...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Ethical agent network officially launches

A network uniting ethical estate agents has officially launched today with 25 members. The Ethical Agent Network (EAN) is led by industry...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Why being over-ambitious with your asking price can net you less overall

The CEO of leading Scottish property portal ESPC shares why a discerning pricing strategy can improve the prospects of your property...

02 March 2024

From: Features

JONATHAN ROLANDE: Is it time to accept the Government can’t build the houses we need

There are often very grim snapshots of the current property crisis.  But one of the most shocking I’ve read in a long...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - up for a challenge

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

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Competition watchdog: ‘Significant intervention’ needed in housebuilding market

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched an investigation into the UK’s largest housebuilders as it warns of “fundamental concerns”...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Luxury agent boosts country offering

United Kingdom Sotheby’s International Realty is ramping up its offering with a new countryside office situated just outside of Cobham in...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Top tips to generate more leads on Facebook

If you saw our recent article, you’ll know that one in five (19.24%) ValPal leads generated via Facebook ads actually went...

26 February 2024

From: Marketing & Social Media

Property expert slams 1% mortgages as Government considers introduction

The Government’s proposal to introduce a new 1% deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder is unworkable...

24 February 2024

From: Features

More than 3,000 estate agents at risk of fines and prison for failing to register with HMRC for AML supervision

Digital compliance specialist SmartSearch can help estate agents comply quickly and efficiently Around one in five estate agents are not registered for...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Down-valuations on the rise - warning

Down-valuations appear to be on the rise and it is shocking agents and mortgage brokers. Property professionals have seen an uptick in...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to show your talent

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

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rate cut needed ‘sooner rather than later’ as mortgage pricing rises - warning

Increasing numbers of mortgage lenders are pulling decent deals as swap rates rise. Santander has become the latest high street lender to...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country unveils ‘iconic’ themed annual conference

Fine & Country is gearing up to host its International Annual Conference and Awards Gala titled ‘Dare to be Iconic’.  The event...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent turns proptech founder to tackle poor prospecting

An estate agency founder and industry coach has launched a new artificial intelligence-powered prospecting tool. John Paul, who built an 11-branch agency...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 February 2024

From: Features

TwentyEA goes mobile with lead generation

TwentyEA has unveiled a suite of new marketing solutions combining its data tools, giving estate agents greater flexibility over their prospecting...

16 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Kerfuffle unveils major acquisition and is keen for more

Kerfuffle has finalised the acquisition of agency reviews platform View Agents. With the acquisition of Kerfuffle founder Simon Whale said the brand’s...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents back upfront information but feel legislation is needed

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

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

A first-of-its-kind degree has launched that focuses on residential estate agency. The Swindon campus of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has launched...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary suggests homebuyer support is coming

Housing Secretary Michael Gove has given the strongest hint yet that housing measures could be included in the Spring Budget. Chancellor Jeremy...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth expands country house operation

Winkworth is expanding its country house operation to capitalise on demand from UK and international buyers. The operation will work from Winkworth’s...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Information Works acquired by iamproperty

Proptech firm iamproperty has acquired data and prospecting firm Information Works for an undisclosed sum. It will help the platform’s partner agents...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Making history fit for the future

From medieval castles to Elizabethan manor houses, Georgian townhouses and Victorian terraces, the UK’s historic buildings are central to our country’s...

10 February 2024

From: Features

Why new build properties may be best for first-time buyers

After years of saving, hard work, and market watching, being able to view and make an offer on a property is...

10 February 2024

From: Features

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