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There is a future in buy-to-let

High interest rates, slow price growth and more stringent tax rules have eroded Buy-to-Let’s (BTL) charm for a number of landlords,...

18 May 2024

From: Features

LonRes: Longer sales times are creating ‘vicious cycle’ of fall-throughs

Prime London property sales are taking longer to go through once under offer, which is creating a vicious cycle of fall-throughs,...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

AML compliance done digitally through proper identity verification

Estate agents and lettings agents have a legal obligation to protect themselves from money laundering and as such you must recognise...

13 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Agents Do Charity - back in the swing of things

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

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Property Report tool rolled out to Alto users

Alto is rolling out free Property Valuation Reports for agents.  The tool can be accessed directly from individual property record pages, and...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge survey to assess housing problems in ‘crunch county’

Thousands of people will be invited to take part in new research to help provide information on why one particularly badly...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech product claims to convert past contacts into future instructions

Homesearch is launching a new product designed to help agents convert past contacts into future instructions.  The PropTech company says its Re:Contact...

25 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer - How To Prove The AI Bots Wrong

Artificial Intelligence is now a part of all our lives, but my attention was grabbed recently by an AI critique of...

23 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

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

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

30 March 2024

From: Features

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

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

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

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

Faster payments make happier landlords

Let's be honest – landlords are the lifeblood of any letting agency. Winning and keeping their business keeps the wheels turning...

09 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

2023 - That was year that was...

As Conveyancers we operate in such a volatile market, where government economic policy can and has repeatedly made our professional lives...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Troubled town halls face even tougher times

The news in September that Birmingham City Council (‘Europe’s largest local authority’) had been forced to issue a Section 114 notice...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Will cities see an urban renaissance through 'gentle density'

The debate over the Green Belt, and the newly branded ‘grey belt’, has made the headlines a lot recently and will...

30 December 2023

From: Features

What’s hot in housing? The power of heat pumps

Heat pumps are become more prevalent across the UK to power our homes’ heating requirements and they are only likely to...

13 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

Trading Standards unveils latest material information rules for agents

The National Trading Standards Estate and Letting Agency Team (NTSELAT) has published the long-awaited Parts B and C of material information...

30 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils six changes amid agent feedback

Alto has made a range of improvements to its cloud-based agency software based on user feedback. The Houseful-backed brand formed a Software...

21 November 2023

From: Breaking News

The stress-free guide to Self Assessment

By Jashoda Pindoria, Head of Self Assessment Operations, HMRC Self Assessment need not be daunting with HMRC’s simple steps on getting started....

04 November 2023

From: Features

In an uncertain property market, new homes sales are relatively successful

After a steady increase in mortgage rates, concerns about house prices have been rising too. The Financial Times reported in mid...

21 October 2023

From: Features

LonRes: Quieter property market may continue until Christmas

High mortgage rates and a lack of supply may mean the prime property market misses its typical seasonal boost in the...

14 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Join the future of estate agency, today.

Estate agency has changed. No longer is it required to sit in a high street office working the old way. Provide a...

12 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Expert reveals the risks of getting home insurance in high-risk flood areas

It’s no secret that sea levels are rising, leaving millions of homes at risk globally and according to a recent report,...

02 September 2023

From: Features

What is ‘mixed tenure’ and why are mixed tenure developments built?

The term mixed-tenure development usually refers to residential developments where different residential tenures are provided on the same site. Typically, tenure was...

30 August 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Good economic news could be bad for housing market - warning

Experts are warning that the weekend’s better than expected economic news could indirectly hurt the housing market. The UK economy grew by...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Is the rental market still profitable?

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

05 August 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: How agents can survive the 'new normal'

In his latest column, Jonathan Rolande, founder of House Buy Fast, explains how those working in the sector can beat the...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Can public private partnerships help address the shortage of rental homes?

A recent poll of 11,000 private renters by SpareRooom reveals that 81% spend more than 30% of their take-home pay on...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Levelling up: how a quality CRM provider helps your agency grow

Success with your chosen CRM solution should not be a one-and-done package. Once you team up with a stellar CRM provider,...

17 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Prime London market “subdued” but with cause for optimism - LonRes

LonRes has declared the prime London sales market to be “subdued” entering the second half of 2023. The data consultancy says that...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Unlocking success: capabilities an ideal CRM toolbox should offer

CRMs can be superheroes for your business, but not all of them possess the necessary powers to save the day. As...

11 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Phil Spencer - Nurture, Not Nature, Will Help Agents In This Market

It’s the start of what promises - perhaps ‘threatens’ is a better word - to be a challenging second half of...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Accelerating growth: the key advantages of implementing a CRM

By adopting a top-notch Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solution, you're not only opening doors to acquiring new customers and nurturing existing...

05 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Experienced agents must educate ‘newbies’ on tougher markets

Experienced agency owners mustn’t let their teams get carried away during the good times in the property market, senior industry executives...

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Letting agents can keep growing in a challenging market

It’s no secret – 2023 is a difficult year for the property industry. While rising rents should lead to increased income...

07 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Is your letting business still compliant?

Following publication of the Renter’s Reform Bill and the media coverage surrounding it, many agents and their landlords will understandably have...

27 May 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today: Technology provides the key to better customer experience

At the recent Home Buying & Selling Group UFI Roadshow in London, it was gratifying to note that panel members and...

25 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Blooming marvellous! Agency brands on display at the Chelsea Flower Show

Agency brands including Hamptons and Savills as well as property developer London Square have sponsored gardens at this week’s Chelsea Flower...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

How to write the perfect blog to attract more vendors and landlords

As an estate or letting agent, you may already know that having a strong online presence is crucial for success in...

12 May 2023

From: Marketing & Social Media

PropTech Today - What 1,000 homeowners want from their next estate agent

From Google to Uber, convenience is embedded into contemporary culture. As a society, we’re propelled by on-demand living, with instant solutions for...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Fancy that! First time buyers drive recovery

As Tennyson once observed…’.In the Spring, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love…’.but not really. At the moment the...

29 April 2023

From: Features

PropTech Today - A beginner’s guide to good integration in 2023?

Hearing a lot about integration and wondering what it all means for your firm? Don’t panic. Take a look at what Paul...

13 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Planning to address women's fear of crime

Recent tragic deaths of women walking home alone, notably Sarah Everard, have highlighted the need to address gender inequality in the...

25 March 2023

From: Features

Mini-Budget ‘hangover’ pushes property sales to record low

February marked the slowest month for residential transactions in almost a decade, HMRC data suggests. New HMRC transaction figures shows the taxman...

22 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Planning and Net Zero – the need for political change

In November, research conducted by The Housing Forum's Futures Network unearthed concern with the potential to meet the requirements set out...

18 March 2023

From: Features

Savills expecting ‘challenging’ first half for 2023

Higher utility and staffing costs pushed profits down in Savills’ UK residential business last year. The property and agency brand revealed in...

17 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New agency software aims to automate vendor and viewer feedback

New software has been launched to help estate agents collect feedback on viewings. Feedback Enterprise, from the Cumbrian communications specialists SMS Speedway,...

16 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Memories of times past while marching bravely forward

I’ve found myself in contemplative mode this week, looking forward to the future and remembering times past. In the immediate future –...

11 March 2023

From: Features

Condensation mould – a black mark for property

Black mould associated with condensation is becoming an increasing problem for homes in the UK and following the tragic death of...

24 February 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Savills set for 'challenging' start to 2023

The first half of 2023 will be more challenging than last year but the performance of the prime residential markets should...

13 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Criminals ‘bombarding’ homeowners with fraudulent energy offers 

Scammers are “bombarding” homeowners with fraudulent offers on green energy or insulation to allegedly boost their property value and cash in...

03 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country: Tougher market provides opportunity for good agents

Agents remain positive about the year ahead but may need to raise their fees or grow market share to survive, Fine...

29 December 2022

From: Breaking News

6 tips to protect your properties from winter blackouts

When the weather turns like it has, we use more energy to keep our homes cosy. However, this places increasing strain...

17 December 2022

From: Features

Is your tech strategy ready for 2023?

You are aware of the business benefits of digital transformation. You understand the need for your estate agency to leverage technology to...

10 December 2022

From: Features

‘Largest monthly drop since 2008’- Halifax highlights slowing market

Average house prices fell by their largest level since October 2008 last month, Halifax data shows. It is the latest sign of...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Property market ‘recalibration’ is underway - claim

The property market is ‘recalibrating’ but should be seen in context of economic events, agents are being urged. Kris Mclean, managing director...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency network launches app to boost member connections

The Federation of Independent Agents (FIA) has launched a new mobile app for members. It is described as the first of its...

23 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Protecting your clients and your business

With the reported increase in agency staff turnover we thought it would be a good idea to look at how you...

09 November 2022

From: Features

House prices decline after mini-Budget shock - Halifax

Average property values have decreased for the third time in the past four months as Halifax warns of the end for...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

RIP Help to Buy: what comes next?

In this guest feature, Ben Bailey, CCO at Even, a mortgage lender for first-time buyers launched this year, provides commentary on the end...

05 November 2022

From: Features

New round of job cuts planned at Zoopla

Zoopla staff have been informed that 68 roles have been put at risk of redundancy. The figure is on top of the...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Banned! Watchdog censures Government over levelling up adverts

Seven adverts pushing the Government’s flagship levelling up policy have been banned. The advertising watchdog censured the Department for Levelling Up, Housing...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Halifax HPI – house prices dip slightly as market shows more signs of slowing

House prices fell marginally (down by 0.1%) in September as the market displayed further signs of slowdown. That was according to Halifax’s...

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks reboots ‘commisery’ campaign 

Purplebricks has launched a new advertising campaign that brings back its controversial “save yourself from commisery” slogan. The new radio and TV...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Doing it for Dom and more

Agents have been putting their hands in their pockets and getting active for plenty of good causes over the past week. If...

30 September 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

Housing market heat to remain as autumn spike looms - claim

Autumn and winter have been identified as the best seasons to sell a property if an agent wants to get their...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

New transaction tracker reveals sales taking 15 weeks to complete

Property sales are currently taking 15 weeks on average to complete, new research claims. Challenger portal and property platform OneDome has launched...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills calls for change in attitudes to downsizing

Downsizing could become more attractive to older homeowners as the cost of living crisis intensifies, Savills claims. It comes as analysis by...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agents ‘too busy’ to add images on property listings – claim

Hundreds of homes reaching portals for sale with no supporting photos, research suggests. Estate agent media provider Giraffe360 analysed current sales stock...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Hampshire agent blames staffing issues and Covid as it confirms closure

Long-established Hampshire estate agent Clarke Mews has shut all three of its branches in West End, Botley and Netley, with its...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Video interviews versus podcasts - what do you need to know?

In recent years, we’ve witnessed a massive influx of channels for media consumers – two of the biggest of which are...

13 August 2022

From: Features

How to prepare for the Fairer Private Rented Sector Shake-Up

With the government releasing details on the Fairer Private Rented Sector, landlords and letting agents are looking for ways to maintain...

03 August 2022

From: Features

Cost-of-living crisis – will it start to reduce the number of active buyers?

The cost-of-living crisis has been dominating the news headlines for some months now, but new research has revealed the extent to...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How conveyancers are using due diligence to attract estate agents leads

Smart conveyancers are making themselves indispensable to estate agents by doing their due diligence for them. Until now, estate agents and conveyancers...

01 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

How to meet consumer demands in an evolving property market

Thanks to a relentless market, the property market has enjoyed a purple patch over the past few years. But now that...

30 July 2022

From: Features

Industry veteran warns technology has made some agents lazy

Former Countrywide boss Bob Scarff has warned that estate agents have become too reliant on alerts, emails and text messages for...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - should estate agents be using TikTok?

Images can have the ability to paint a vivid image, but video content can take this to the next level if...

22 June 2022

From: Marketing & Social Media

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

How to handle the needs of older renters

Rising property prices in the UK mean that occupiers are renting long past their forties. According to the government’s last English...

15 June 2022

From: Features

Savills warns house price correction chatter is overstated

House price growth is set to slow but talk of a correction is overstated, Savills claims. The latest house price forecasts from...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Reviews site reveals worst-rated agencies - and it's not just Purplebricks

AllAgents has revealed the 10 worst rated agency brands on its customer review platform, with Purplebricks leading the worst performers. The reviews...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and conveyancers should ditch the screen - here's why

For years, the issue of phone etiquette created tension between estate agents and the legal profession, the former claiming lawyers won’t...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Market insights with Sam Hunter: very much a changing market

In this latest video interview zoning in on the current property market, and the stats, facts and data behind its present...

25 May 2022

From: Features

Estate agent complaints rise but fewer are upheld

The number of complaints about estate and letting agents increased last year but fewer gripes were upheld. Data based on members of...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Not sheepish! Agent hits back after watchdog bans 'offensive' advert

An estate agent has hit back at the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) after the watchdog banned a poster advertising the firm’s...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Advertising watchdog open to considering SSTC listing complaints

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has said it may consider complaints about ‘misleading SSTC listings’ on portals but suggests it may...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - our thoughts remain with Ukraine…

The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine continues to dominate the thoughts of our industry as this week’s ADC shows - a wonderful...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fury as agent tells buyers to skip Greggs to save for a deposit

An estate agent has suggested on social media that people who buy a Greggs breakfast each day could save well over...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Will The Lights Go On Again In Central London?

Almost exactly a decade ago I wrote a blog on the back of a spate on mainstream news stories about prime...

05 March 2022

From: Features

Kirstie Controversy - newspaper has corrected my comments, says TV star

Kirstie Allsopp says the Sunday Times has amended its report of an interview in which she says first time buyers may...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

“Underwhelming” business rates review is slammed by agency

A consultation exercise on government proposals for its business rates review is totally “underwhelming” according to property agency Colliers. The consultation ends...

16 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Data holds the key to the property market's evolution – here's why

Data, when used to its full potential, holds the key to the property market’s growth. The reason for this is the...

02 February 2022

From: Features

Boomin’s Michael Bruce renews attack on big three portals

Boomin co-founder and chief executive Michael Bruce has returned to the attack on Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket with an open letter,...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Most self-employed worried about financing their futures

With the business model for self-employed agents hotly debated within the industry, new data has suggested that most freelance professionals are...

21 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Too many homes built on at-risk floodplains, government told

The government should reset planning policy and scrap proposals for thousands of new homes in high-risk flood areas. The think-tank Localis, in...

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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