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KEYWORD "Surveyors" - 100 RESULTS
RICS Warns Agents - Election Now Hurting Buyer Confidence

The latest residential market sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests confidence in the housing market is beginning...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Regional agent returns to Zoopla

North East estate agent Dowen has returned to Zoopla in a bid to ramp up its plans for growth in 2024...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Could buyer dropouts become a thing of the past?

Anyone who has ever bought or sold a house, knows the frustration and disappointment when a sale falls through. The excitement of...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Buying agent marks first birthday

A buying agent is marking its first year in business. Otters Home Search, founded by experienced chartered surveyors Abbie Long and Francesca...

21 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs begin inquiry into home buying and selling process

MPs are set to begin their inquiry into improving the home buying and selling process today. The Levelling Up, Housing and Communities...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock rises to three-year high but sales are facing short-term slump

Agency stock has hit a three-year high but sales expectations have dipped as hopes of an imminent interest rate cut fade,...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Clarity needed on Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill report

Last weekend a story by The Sunday Times’ Deputy Political Editor indicated that the Government is proposing implementing a £250 cap...

27 April 2024

From: Features

Call for improved training for Energy Performance Certificate assessors

A property consultancy is calling for improved accreditation for Energy Performance Certificate assessors. Re:solve Real Estate - which specialises in commercial property...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Buyer demand hits four-year high in time for spring

The property market appears to be benefiting from the much-hoped for spring bounce, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors...

11 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Blip or trend? House prices fell in March

House prices dipped on a monthly basis during March but annual growth improved, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index...

03 April 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock has hit a three-year high but short-term price falls remain likely

Estate agency stock has hit the highest level since February 2021, new figures from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Government's leasehold reform proposals come under the spotlight

The complexities of the government’s leasehold reform proposals affecting millions of homeowners came under the spotlight at a seminar organised by...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Agency groups to discuss industry regulation in House of Lords

Representatives from Propertymark, Trading Standards and The Property Ombudsman (TPO) are set to discuss estate agency regulation in the House of...

01 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

From estate agent to residential building surveyor.

With a combined value surpassing £7.4 trillion, the UK’s 29 million residential properties represent a vital national asset, and for homeowners,...

08 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

RICS: Property market is turning positive

Homebuyer and seller activity has finally started to turn positive, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggests. The latest...

08 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide: Average prices fell in 2023 and rebound unlikely in 2024

Average house prices ended 2023 down 1.8%, according to Nationwide. The lender’s December House Price Index, based on its own mortgage lending...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Affordability pressures’ set to push house prices down again in 2024 - reports

House prices are set to fall further next year, two major lenders claim. The house prices indices of Halifax and Nationwide have...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property professionals are becoming ‘cautiously’ positive

Agents and surveyors are at their most positive about the housing market for the first time since January 2022. The November 2023...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

TPO expels two property firms

Two London firms have been expelled from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) for failing to pay compensation to consumers. This brings the total...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

A turning point? House prices rise for third successive month

House prices increased for the third month in a row during November but are still down annually, Nationwide data shows. The lender’s...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lack of communication slowing down sale completion times - claim

Estate agents spend almost half their working day chasing or being chased for issues as a new report highlights concerns about...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Leasehold Reform - Government must get the balance right

Three members of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners take a brief look at some of the trials and tribulations awaiting...

11 November 2023

From: Features

Housing market remains weak despite monthly price rises - Nationwide

Nationwide has cautioned property market commentators about being too optimistic as its own house price index showed average prices surprisingly rose...

02 November 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS updates Red Book valuation rules

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has published an updated UK supplement of its ‘Red Book’ – its master document...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Making buildings better: An insider's view into how surveying evolves in a challenging market

 Hilary Grayson is a Director at Sava focusing much of her time on the development of new qualifications to enhance skills...

14 October 2023

From: Features

RICS: No signs of short-term property market improvements

Property professionals remain negative about the prospects for the housing market over the coming months amid low buyer demand and fewer...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS granted observer status for COP28

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has been granted observer status for this year's UN Climate Change Conference (COP28) to...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Trouble Ahead - gloomy RICS predictions

The latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors housing market snapshot shows the increasing damage being wrought by high interest rates. The RICS...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Industry executive queries focus of new digital property group

The chairman of the Residential Logbook Association (RLBA) has queried the relevance of a new Government-backed property group focused on digital...

03 August 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

EPCs not the sole driver of house prices

As the Governor, Andrew Bailey, announces his plans to install heat pumps at the Bank of England, we are increasingly hearing...

22 July 2023

From: Features

RICS: Mortgage rate rises ‘clearly visible’ as property market activity drops

Property market activity has returned to levels last seen in the aftermath of last October’s mini Budget, data from the Royal...

13 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark members given chance to sell charity land

New laws are set to give more estate agents the chance to sell charity land – as long as you are...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Countrywide Surveying Services graduates deliver 100% pass rate

Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has delivered a 100% pass rate from its latest batch of training academy graduates.  The 11 trainees are...

12 June 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices drop for first time since 2012 and more will follow - Halifax

Two sets of housing data have suggested a declining property market, with further price drops on the horizon. Halifax has recorded the...

08 June 2023

From: Breaking News

The nuances of mortgage lending and the role of the valuer

In simple terms, as you are probably aware, ‘lenders’ are the organisations who loan you something, in this case money to...

17 May 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Government ‘failing’ home sellers over spray foam insulation issues

The Government is not taking any responsibility for the thousands of people that have had spray foam installed by Green Homes...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency stock rises as demand and sales drop - RICS

High borrowing costs and an uncertain economic outlook remaining the main challenges for homebuyers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...

11 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Landmark unveils new proposition to connect the home-moving market

Landmark Information Group has unveiled a series of open, accessible and standardised digital hubs that aim to connect parts of the...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS cladding guidance is ‘helping the property market’

Property professionals have given their backing to new guidance on cladding. A webinar poll by Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has revealed that...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New spray foam framework ‘unhelpful’ for sellers

A claims management company has criticised a long-awaited document released by the Property Care Association (PCA) on the use of the...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Sales market remains downbeat but stability is returning

The property market remains weak but there are long-term signs of stability, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) claims. The latest...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency regulations may not come in original form – claim

The long-awaited Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) rules will still be introduced but most probably in a different form, it has...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Proptech iamproperty releases new survey module for agents

Proptech firm iamproperty has launched a new survey module for its movebutler sales progression platform. The new module encourages surveys as early...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

8 common survey issues and how to resolve them

As an estate agent, you know that securing the sale is just step one of a successful journey. But with issues...

01 April 2023

From: Features

Property professionals prepare for National Conveyancing Week

National Conveyancing Week has kicked off from today. The awareness-raising week features a series of in-person, online and pre-recorded events aimed at...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS highlights ‘tentative signs’ of recovery in buyer demand

A more stable picture of the housing market may be emerging, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has suggested. It comes...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Simpler, faster, cheaper – three characteristics of a tech solution

As is generally the case, we didn’t start out with solutions, we started with questions…. two, actually. The first was, ‘Why does...

09 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of claims to be made for ‘mis-sold spray foam insulation’

A claims management company (CMC) is in the process of helping with more than 500 claims from homeowners to get refunds...

27 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agents are worst paid of all property professionals - claim

Residential estate agents are the lowest-paid professionals in the real estate industry, new research claims. Analysis of real estate salary data from...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

RICS: Property market remains subdued

Property professionals have started the year in a relatively less despondent mood compared with the end of 2022 but the market...

09 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Property expert reveals the 3 most powerful ways to add value to your home

The cost of living crisis in the UK has majorly impacted thousands of peoples’ plans to move home, with mortgage lending...

04 February 2023

From: Features

Agents warn of quieter market and ‘unrealistic sellers’

Estate agents have seen a more muted start to the year for seller and buyer activity but there is concern about...

20 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

‘More work needed’ a year since cladding reform pledges

It’s been a year since Housing Secretary Michael Gove declared that was “morally wrong” that leaseholders should pay to fix unsafe...

11 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! What property professionals want for 2023 

An interest rate drop is top of the new year wish list among property professionals, a survey claims. A webinar poll among...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Women are changing the surveying stereotype

Surveying is traditionally a male-dominated profession, and many women who have worked in the profession for many years report that at...

23 December 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Stocking filler? New book highlights 'crimes against property'

A chartered surveyor has highlighted 15 ‘crimes against property’ in a new book that aims to prevent owners from damaging the...

20 December 2022

From: Breaking News

CSS Training Academy passes 400 graduate surveyor landmark

Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has delivered a further 11 fully trained surveyors into the industry, taking its total to more than...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion - what will 2023 bring for the property market?

As we move closer to the end of the year, we invariably begin to think of what 2023 will bring, how...

10 December 2022

From: Features

RICS: National property market has turned ‘consistently negative’

Buyer demand, new instructions and agreed sales all continued falling in November, according to a downbeat update from the Royal Institution...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Spray foam warning issued for sellers amid new Eco scheme

The Government is being urged to exclude spray foam insulation from its new Eco+ scheme aimed at improving the energy efficiency...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

LonRes unveils new app for agents on the move

LonRes has launched a new mobile app for its subscribers to access listings while on the move and support agents while...

25 November 2022

From: Breaking News

EWS1 bottleneck spreading to secondhand homes

The EWS1 bottleneck familiar to the new-build market has started spilling into the secondhand homes market, an agent claims. New-build homeowners have...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Smoove agency platform 'exceeds expectations'

Conveyancing software provider Smoove has revealed that 30 branches across 18 firms have so far signed up to its new flagship...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Housing market continues to stall

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned of a further weakening of the property market as buyer caution increases. The...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Trade body retracts 'unfair' insulation sales warning

A surveyors’ trade body has retracted guidance that previously claimed homes with spray foam loft insulation could be impossible to sell. The Residential Property...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Chartered surveyor among youngest to achieve RICS Fellowship status

A 31-year old chartered surveyor has become one of the youngest to achieve RICS Fellowship status. James Brook, founder of Novello Chartered...

27 October 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: ‘Storm clouds are visible in the housing market’

New research from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has highlighted further lost further momentum in the housing market during...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – why brand reputation is more crucial for smaller firms

In tougher times – as is the case now, post-Covid, post-Brexit, cost-of-living crisis, war in Ukraine, etc – reputation and consumer...

08 October 2022

From: Features

Agents invited to Japanese Knotweed webinar as legal claims rise

Legal claims over Japanese knotweed are on the rise, agents are being warned. Invasive plant consultancy Environet UK estimates that around 900,000...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows to 17-month low

Annual house price growth slowed to single digits in September and was flat on a monthly basis, Nationwide figures show. The lender’s...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

There are no signs of a post-summer lull in the property jobs market. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

30 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

6 things to consider when moving house before Christmas

Homeowners and prospective buyers considering a move before Christmas should act quickly to increase their chances of a smooth relocation, as...

20 September 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

Agency property supply hits new low as demand drops - RICS

Agency stock has hit a new low as surveyors report falling instructions and a drop in demand. The latest RICS Residential Market...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Why a zero tolerance policy to abuse is vital in this challenging market

As the summer draws to a close, and we begin to move towards the final few months of the year, I’m...

03 September 2022

From: Features

Agents still positive as Nationwide warns housing market has lost momentum

House price growth slowed in August but remains in double digits, Nationwide figures have revealed. The lender’s August House Price Index shows...

02 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Scotland facing a ‘monumental task’ on eco housing - claim

A key minister in the Scottish Government has warned that the country faces a ‘monumental but essential task’ if it is to...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The whole of the market will win with streamlined processes, says TVPN

The entirety of the property market could be enhanced by embracing all-in-one moving and streamlining processes, according to The ValPal Network. This,...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Eco properties – time running out to grab tickets for first-ever Green Home Festival

With green issues on the agenda more than ever, homeowners wanting to learn more about making their homes more eco-friendly have...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Keep summer stress-free – preventing neighbour disputes

As temperatures rise and the holidays begin many of us will be looking to enjoy our gardens and make improvements to...

02 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Phil Spencer: Today's First Time Buyers and Tomorrow's Vendors

The other day I read a story here on Estate Agent Today, which was both depressing and inspiring. It reported a study...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Why everyone in the property industry must focus on supply

Anyone working in the property market should have at least one eye on supply. Of course, it’s a constant issue for...

02 July 2022

From: Features

‘Dash for property over’ as price growth slows - Nationwide

House price growth slowed in June but remains in double figures, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index shows property...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Family run agency expands with local acquisition

Independent estate agency Beresfords has expanded its property offering with the acquisition of commercial property specialists Whybrow Chartered Surveyors. It allows the...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

How to become an estate agent?

Estate agents use their experience, knowledge, and connections to help people to sell properties at the best prices. Working in this field...

22 June 2022

From: Recruitment & Business Matters

Agents Do Charity - travelling far and wide

Agents and property professionals are travelling far and wide to raise money for charity, plus there is a new way to...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property world pays tribute to industry veteran Michael Brecker

Stanley Michael Brecker, an iconic and revered figure on the London commercial property scene for more than 60 years has died...

27 May 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

RICS: No signs of a slowdown in house price growth yet

The limited amount of property stock continues to push up house prices despite cost of living concerns, surveyors claim. The latest RICS...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New material information rules will benefit consumers and agents

Millions of people use online property portals every year to conduct their property search, whether it be for sales or for...

11 May 2022

From: Features

Revealed! The most common surveyor snags

Surveyors have revealed the key issues coming up in reports that could stifle sales or reduce offers. The most common issues over...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – the who’s who of the industry

The property industry is fortunate in including many great people, doing great work across a range of businesses – from traditional agency...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - fundraising activity in full bloom

You can tell that spring is in the air as this week's Agents Do Charity is full of outdoor fundraising pursuits...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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