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KEYWORD "Stamp Duty Holiday" - 100 RESULTS
Spring Budget provides opportunity to support buyers - survey

More than a third of property professionals view the Spring Budget as an opportunity to boost new build and the first-time...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Autumn Statement: What can agents expect?

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver his Autumn Statement this afternoon amid rumours of Stamp Duty reforms and support for first-time buyers. The...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty holiday needed more now than in pandemic - claim

A Stamp Duty holiday would be more beneficial now than at the start of the pandemic, Knight Frank has suggested. The latest...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warned on spring surge in AML activity

Agents are being urged to ensure they are up to speed with anti-money laundering (AML) requirements as the market enters its...

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

Halifax reveals pandemic's legacy on the property market

The average price for larger detached homes has grown at almost twice the rate than for smaller properties such as flats...

28 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Cluttons: Pandemic house price gains won’t be wiped out

Prices will fall during this year, but the outlook differs depending on location, according to Cluttons. A first quarter update from the...

13 February 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

Agency listings activity hits 15-month low - RICS

The level of new listings coming to market is at its weakest since the end of the 2021 Stamp Duty holiday,...

19 January 2023

From: Breaking News

There are reasons to be optimistic in the second half of 2023

Usually, I enter January with a spring in my step - optimistic about what the future holds.  Two years ago, after the...

07 January 2023

From: Features

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

'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

Autumn Statement - is it the start of a new chapter?

The latest measures for property the Chancellor included in his Autumn Statement may not have been dramatic, but has it given...

10 December 2022

From: Features

Property sales slide but remain above pre-pandemic levels - HMRC

Property transactions dipped in October but remain above pre-pandemic levels, HMRC data shows. The latest property transactions report from the taxman -...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Regional agent: ‘Why I’m glad Stamp Duty cuts are being reversed

A West Midlands estate agent has backed Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s plans to reverse cuts to Stamp Duty, claiming they should never...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth stalled in September – Land Registry

Agents are acknowledging that ‘change is coming’ to the housing market after the latest Land Registry House Price Index showed prices...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs up and under offers down as prime market pauses

Fall-throughs are up and the number of properties under-offer in prime London areas has fallen below the pre-pandemic average for the...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales down by a quarter as market ‘grinds to a halt’ - claim

The level of property sales fell by a quarter in the first half of this year in what is being described...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body calls for Stamp Duty holiday on additional homes

Propertmark is calling for a 12 month exemption on additional Stamp Duty rates to boost rental property supply. The issue will be...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing needs its digital enablement moment

Conveyancing is an integral part of the house buying and selling process. But it is a slow process, with the length...

26 October 2022

From: Features

Rishi Sunak confirmed as new UK Prime Minister

Rishi Sunak has been confirmed as the new Conservative Party leader and will become the next UK Prime Minister. He will replace...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Annual and monthly house price growth slowed in August - Land Registry

House price growth slowed both annually and monthly during August, new figures show, as commentators warn a property market slowdown is coming. The...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut - much needed boost or short term fix? Either way, estate agents need to prepare for the rush

The Government’s mini budget on September 23 was anything but ‘mini’ with several major announcements one of the most significant of...

17 October 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Going digital is the answer to sector compliancy woes

If recent headlines are anything to go by, estate agents and the wider property industry are not just feeling the heavy...

15 October 2022

From: Features

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

Government urged to take the lead on homebuying reforms

The Government is being urged to take the lead on homebuying reform as conveyancers warn that recruitment issues and lawyer burn-out...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property investor backs Stamp Duty cut to boost new-build stock 

The government’s Stamp Duty reforms could provide a boost to homebuilding in the UK, a property investor claims. Real estate investor Alliance...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agents and conveyancers - Same frustrations. Different jobs.

One of the particular characteristics of the property market is how it brings contrasting professions together. From estate agents to conveyancers,...

24 September 2022

From: Features

Property sector calls for targeted stamp duty cuts

Agents and other property professionals have, perhaps unsurprisingly, reacted positively to rumours of a Stamp Duty cut. Prime Minister Liz Truss and...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Analysis: What did Boris Johnson do for the UK property market during his 3 years as Prime Minister?

Time is up for Boris Johnson's tenure as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, serving 3 years and 44...

17 September 2022

From: Features

Country market could avoid ‘cliff edge moment’ – Knight Frank

There are positive signs that the country market could avoid a housing downturn, Knight Frank claims. Analysis by the agent found while...

16 September 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth returns to double digits – but for how long?

Annual house price growth returned to double digits in July, Land Registry data reveals. The figures will reignite the debate over the...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Tax expert proposes stamp duty holiday for developers to boost housing supply

New Prime Minister Liz Truss has been urged to consider a tax overhaul to boost property supply. There have been plenty of...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: ‘We have sold more homes than other agents on our patch’

Winkworth has claimed to have sold more properties than any other agent during the first half of the year. The bold claim...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Meet the new Housing Secretary who opposes 'toxic building targets'

New Housing Secretary Simon Clarke may be an unknown entity to many agents but he has a track record of supporting...

07 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency group posts increased revenues amid shift to hybrid model

Spicerhaart has posted a 21% boost in revenues despite sales taking longer to complete in the second half of the year,...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows to single digits as property market 'awaits gravity'

Annual house price growth has dropped to its lowest level this year and is back to single digits, official data shows. The...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove – prices down, but more likely due to holidays than rate rise

The latest research from Rightmove has revealed that the price of property coming to the market has witnessed its first fall...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank - PCL sales market gains momentum as overseas travel returns

Global property firm Knight Frank has revealed the pipeline of transactions in prime London residential markets grew further in July as...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Connells Group results - market share remains steady but revenue down by 13%

Connells Group - the largest agency group in the UK after its purchase of Countrywide - has today announced its financial results for...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group reports strong growth in latest figures

The Property Franchise Group, the UK's largest property franchisor, has provided a trading update ahead of publishing its interim results on Tuesday...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Lettings drives Foxtons revenues as sales conversions slow

Lettings has helped drive Foxtons revenue and profits for the first half of the year, a company update has revealed. The listed...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales market slumps to slowest June for nine years - HMRC

House price indices may be reporting record rises but sales seem to be slowing. The latest HMRC property transactions data for June...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth hits nine month high ‘but slowdown is coming’

The housing market continues to defy expectations after the latest Land Registry figures show annual price growth in May hit its...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket: SSTC listings in June surpassed stamp duty holiday rush

More properties went under offer in June 2022 than during the same month of the stamp duty holiday rush of last year,...

18 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

Franchise agency banks on ‘unfulfilled’ sales backlog to boost volumes

Winkworth remains confident about its sales pipeline for the rest of the year, with transactions agreed in the first six months...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising interest rates must not mean rushed transactions -warning

Legal experts are warning that the rush to beat interest rate rises could lead to “ill conceived” and “rushed transactions.” The Bank...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - why conveyancers should charge more for a better service

The ongoing debate about how to boost agent and conveyancer relations, and improve the homebuying system for all, continues to rage,...

02 July 2022

From: Features

Major agent revises house price forecasts upwards amid slower stock recovery

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts upwards due to continually low levels of residential stock on the market. The agent...

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Slowdown or house price cliff edge? It's too early to tell

Right now, one topic seems to be dominating talk in the industry. Everywhere I go people tend to quiz me about...

25 June 2022

From: Features

House price growth returns to double digits 'but not for long'

Annual house price growth figures returned to double digits in April but there are warnings that this could be as good...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Brexit six years on: How UK house price growth compares with the EU

It has been six years since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU). Political and economic debate continues to rumble...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sales continue to rise despite cost of living crunch - HMRC

The number of property transactions continues to rise despite the cost of living crisis and remain higher than pre-pandemic levels, HMRC...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Stars aligning’ for supply and demand in prime London markets

New data suggests the prime London market has a new lease of life as buyers and sellers look to beat the...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body claims sellers 115% more likely to sell in April

The chance of a vendor selling a property is at its highest level for a decade, research claims.  The continuing imbalance between...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents advised against cutting fees to attract stock

Estate agents are being urged to reassess their fee structure and not be afraid to reflect the time and level of...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers getting on the market before price slowdown

The prime country market outside of London appears to be booming again in a rush to beat a slowdown in house...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

On the house! Prime buyers continue to snub flats

Houses continued to be the preferred property type for prime London buyers last month as flat sales continue to struggle amid...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is it Time to Stamp Out SDLT?

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has long been the bugbear of many property transactions. Even the very wealthy will lose interest...

07 May 2022

From: Features

Rising house prices help boost HMRC’s tax take

Rising house prices boosted HMRC’s coffers during the previous tax year. Analysts suggest the booming housing market has meant HMRC has attracted...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight – would a four-day working week ever work in agency?

In June, the biggest pilot scheme of a four-day working week anywhere in the world will begin in Britain, with more...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Foxtons’ sales revenue down by 9% in Q1 2022

The latest trading update from Foxtons has revealed that sales revenue in the first quarter of this year was down 9%...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fixing conveyancing recruitment? Online firm opens apprenticeship academy

A leading online residential conveyancing firm has opened its new headquarters and apprenticeship academy in Wirral, Merseyside, to try and help...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers 'returning to London' as offers surpass pre-pandemic levels

London’s prime sales market is set to underperform compared with 2021 but is still looking to be better than the pre-pandemic...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth at five-month high but agents warned change is coming

House price growth hit a five-month high in February, according to Land Registry data but there are warnings that this will...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Longer term mortgages offset stamp duty holiday savings for buyers - claim

The stamp duty holiday last year has caused a surge of borrowers taking on mortgages with terms of more than 35...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

	Winkworth posts record sales from stamp duty holiday and beyond

Winkworth agents posted record sales income last year, attributed to the stamp duty holiday. The London-listed agent franchise group revealed in its...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty bills far higher since end of SDLT holiday - claim

Typical stamp duty paid by property purchasers now is actually 84 per cent more than before the pandemic and the SDLT...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Sigh of relief that Sunak avoids hurting housing market

The industry has reacted to the Spring Statement by breathing a sigh of relief that nothing was likely to cause damage...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing market overvalued across the UK, claims ratings agency

The mainstream UK housing market is overvalued by up to 20 per cent and the London market overvalued by as much...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London market at its best since Brexit vote says former Foxtons agency

An estate agency says London’s sales market is now at its busiest since the Brexit referendum in mid-2016. Douglas & Gordon, sold by...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers already tightening their belts, says leading agency

Buyers are already tightening their belts and choosing not to borrow as much as they could, but instead calculate what they...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Coming ‘Budget’ - What’s In Store For Agents?

If you want to sex-up the Chancellor’s financial statement scheduled for lunchtime on Wednesday, you’d call it a Budget or a...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Phil Spencer: Time for agents to grab the gavel as market slows

The market’s likely to slow this year as the rising cost of living saps some buyer confidence, so agents are understandably...

04 March 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Could be tough times ahead for the housing market’ - warning

A financial analyst says there could be tough times ahead for the housing market, despite another upbeat set of figures regarding...

18 February 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket insists interest rate rise not weakening buyer sentiment

OnTheMarket says buyer and seller confidence has not been adversely affected by the first base rate rise in more than three...

14 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Time-On-Market returns to pre-pandemic level says RICS

Selling a home - the period from listing to completion - is now back to its pre-pandemic levels of 16 weeks...

11 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Running On Empty! Agents' inventories running almost at zero

Some regional property markets are perilously close to running out of any stock to sell. That’s the news from property data...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

2022 - agents can benefit from planning ahead and having a plan B in mind

Without doubt, 2021 was an exceptional year in the property market, with the stamp duty holiday and favourable market conditions helping...

05 February 2022

From: Features

Revealed - the postcode where sellers got 117% of asking price

The average home sale in England and Wales in 2021 achieved 98 per cent of the asking price - slightly improved...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices rising £500 a week - how long can this last?

The level of house price growth is at a 17 year high at 11.2 per cent according to the Nationwide. The annual...

02 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Outstanding year for EweMove hybrid agency as parent firm booms

Hybrid agency EweMove - which has a mix of working-from-home agents and High Street branches - has had an outstanding year...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London still hogs property value despite ‘race for space’

The total value of all UK homes broke the £8 trillion barrier in 2021 according to Savills - and London is...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Market Boom - Big revenue rise for LSL despite conveyancing delays

A trading statement this morning confirms a large revenue rise for LSL Property Services. Group revenue increased by around 23 per cent last...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Good News Exclusive - Most agencies plan to expand in 2022

Research based on questioning almost 1,000 estate agents suggests that around 70 per cent are set to expand their business this...

25 January 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

 Lack of stock still the key reason for double-digit house price rises

Government data shows the average UK house price increasing by 10 per cent on an annual basis in November. On a monthly...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty negligence claims against conveyancers forecast to rise

A law firm is warning that one of the key risks facing that industry this year revolves around professional negligence claims against...

19 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agency expects approaches from franchisees this year

Winkworth has told its shareholders that it expects approaches from prospective franchisees to open new branches this year. In a trading statement...

12 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New Normal means fewer house sales and less lending

Mortgage lenders serving the housing market are set for a quieter 2022 after the unprecedented levels of activity seen in 2021,...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Demand for homes still outstripping supply - for now

Another day, another house price index record. The latest, from the Halifax, shows that typical house prices increased by over £24,500 in...

10 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Japanese Knotweed training follows surge in cases against vendors

An extensive online training programme has been devised to help properly professionals identify and treat Japanese Knotweed. A programme of 15 videos...

07 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy a home for under £150,000? You’ll be lucky…

The number of locations where average house prices still stand at below £150,000 has shrunk by 28 per cent in recent...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Big surge in first time buyers - but it won’t last…

For the first time since before the global financial crisis of 2008, the number of first-time buyers is estimated to have...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

First figures of 2022 show housing market returning to normal

The latest figures for mortgage approvals show demand as being relatively unchanged - a development welcomed by agents. House purchase mortgage approvals...

05 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Omicron set to hit viewings and housing market in 2022

The surge in Omicron cases and possible future restrictions are set to hit the housing market in 2022 - and may...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

It’s a record: House prices end 2021 on a high

House prices in the UK have ended the year of yet another record high. The Nationwide says annual house price growth increased...

31 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Peace breaks out between agents and conveyancers

A leading conveyancing expert says the traditional rivalry between his profession and estate agents has abated in 2021. Lloyd Davies - managing director and...

24 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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