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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

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

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

Take advantage of a better market

Reading the news on Estate & Letting Agent Today every day (as I’m sure you all do, too), there appears to...

17 February 2024

From: Features

Property Natter - Marching bravely forward with eyes fixed firmly on the past

Everyone’s a pundit these days, aren’t they? And January is pundit season – when a New Year starts, out come the...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Overseas property ownership register hits 30,000 milestone

The Register of Overseas Entities has hit the 30,000 registration milestone. The register, which is administered by Companies House, came into force...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

5 Proptech Predictions for the Private Rental Sector in 2024

The private rental landscape has been undergoing a profound transformation, with technology playing a pivotal role in shaping the way tenancies...

13 December 2023

From: Features

How investing in a CRM is the best way to NTS compliance

I think we can all agree that the National Trading Standards Material Information reforms are a good thing for the property...

06 December 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Why property firms should prioritise open banking in 2024

SmartSearch looks at the importance of incorporating Source of Funds checks into KYC processes It is no secret that the UK property...

29 November 2023

From: Features

Long-awaited leasehold reform laws to be unveiled today

The long-awaited Leasehold and Freehold Bill is set to be unveiled in Parliament today. The Bill aims to make it cheaper and...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Revolutionising leasehold -the road ahead for owners and managers of blocks of flats

The United Kingdom stands on the precipice of a historic overhaul in property ownership. With the King's speech unveiling the anticipated...

25 November 2023

From: Features

King’s Speech: ‘Disappointing for existing leaseholders’

Campaigners and commentators have reacted cautiously to leasehold reform proposals put forward in the King’s Speech. The King took part in his...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

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

SmartSearch launches innovative new solution to help estate agents and conveyancers detect dirty money

Leading digital compliance firm SmartSearch has launched an innovative new solution to help professionals working within the UK property sector to...

30 September 2023

From: Features

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

One in 10 who have home renovations aren't happy with the outcome

An improvement is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as ‘an occasion when something gets better or when you make it better’. ...

26 July 2023

From: Features

The property industry must pull together to stop from falling apart, industry report reveals

Now more than ever, property professionals across the sector need to pull together and collaborate more closely to make business gains,...

15 July 2023

From: Features

Education changes mindsets to the power of upfront material information

Fortune favours the brave, as the saying goes. So, when you consider how upfront material information can and does make the...

01 July 2023

From: Features

Latest Property Data Trust Framework goes live

The Home Buying & Selling Technology Group (HBSG) has launched the latest version of the Property Data Trust Framework following live...

26 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Revealed – what estate agents need to know to succeed at compliance in 2023

The dreaded ‘C word’ – compliance – has been facing Estate Agents for years now and it’s not going anywhere. Looking ahead...

15 April 2023

From: Features

Why material information does and should matter to you

According to the recent industry research report ‘Back to the Future’ from tmgroup, mio and CDS 40% of property transaction delays...

01 April 2023

From: Features

New Homes Quality Board names accredited supplier for property contracts

Proptech firm Finch has been named as the latest supplier accredited by the New Homes Quality Board (NHQB). It joins other brands...

20 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Pattinson Auction goes international

Pattinson Auction has gone international by opening up in Spain. After growing its UK portfolio to almost 3,000 partner agents, it will...

14 March 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Government has vowed to use ‘all the tools’ to expose the ‘criminals and corrupt elites’ using the UK property market to clean their dirty cash

AML experts SmartSearch warn estate agents that, with so many firms still hiding behind ‘opaque corporate structures,’ proper due diligence has...

11 February 2023

From: Features

Growing Your Lettings Business in 2023

As another year ends it is essential to take time and reflect on what you have accomplished over the last 12...

18 January 2023

From: Features

Just 16% of agent listings are compliant - claim

Only 16% of property listings are currently compliant with upfront information rules, it has been claimed. Agents are currently required to include...

19 December 2022

From: Breaking News

What To Expect from the Property Market in 2023

Over the later part of 2022, we have experienced unprecedented economic and political turmoil, which will remain as we head into...

17 December 2022

From: Features

Why you need a contingency plan within your marketing strategy

What are you going to do when something unplanned, unexpected, and unpleasant hits your brand and business? There’s no point avoiding it...

14 December 2022

From: Features

Broker partners with ViewMyChain to boost sales process transparency

The Mortgage Advice Bureau has partnered with property sales progression software provider ViewMyChain to give brokers more transparency during the transaction...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Video or virtual tours? Agents urged to use both in the right place

Video and virtual tours have an important place in property marketing but should be used on the most appropriate platforms, FocalAgent...

04 November 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: how PropTech can ensure compliance within the sector

With the ever-persistent compliance hurdles materialising within the property market, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, speaks about how the use of...

03 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

Q&A with HBSG's Maria Harris - are digital mortgages the future?

With reform of the home buying and selling process as crucial as it's ever been, and disrupters like Coadjute and PEXA...

22 October 2022

From: Features

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

Agency backed AML platform gains B Corp status

Agency-backed risk management platform Thirdfort has received awarded B Corporation status. The certification recognises Thirdfort’s commiutment to goals outside of shareholder profit...

05 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Digital transformation: five tips for success

Digital transformation is not a new concept. It has been around for many years in various forms and across multiple industries,...

01 October 2022

From: Features

Introducing Agency Edition

In the current challenging economic environment, agencies need to ensure more than ever that they’re getting the most out of every...

27 September 2022

From: Sponsored Content

ViewMyChain integrates with Reapit to reduce fall-throughs

Chain management tool, ViewMyChain has been integrated with agency software provider Reapit. The integration means Reapit users will have a single sign...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla boss: 'We are well placed to improve the home buying process'

Zoopla chief executive Charlie Bryant has revealed aspirations for the portal to play a key role in the home buying process. Speaking...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

As HMRC reveals almost half of those falling foul of AML regulations are property firms, estate agents are urged to get their compliance in order or face the consequences

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recently published a list of firms that have received penalty notices for failure to meet their...

17 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Customers must be at the heart of PropTech solutions, says white paper

The latest White Paper from the Institute of Residential Property Management (now part of The Property Institute) has called for customers...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront information specialists go live on Reapit's AppMarket

PropTech platform Gazeal, which specialises in digital reservation agreements and upfront seller information, has announced that it now has an app available...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

How to create check-out reports the right way (without surprises)

The check-out report is a critical point in the tenancy and has the power to make the moving-out process run smoothly...

09 August 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Revealed - The Benefits of Outsourcing!

You may be thinking that cost and hassle outweighs the benefits of outsourcing, but read on, you may be surprised! The last...

27 July 2022

From: Features

Property Auctions on the Rise – Five Common Property Auction Misconceptions

With so many benefits including lower fall-through rates and quicker sales, it is no surprise that selling a property via auction...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Tech and innovation can help tackle the challenges conveyancing faces

The current challenges facing the conveyancing sector have put the industry in the spotlight. Here, property expert Colum Smith, Chief Vision...

16 July 2022

From: Features

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

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

02 July 2022

From: Features

Why haven't politicians listened to our industry?

It’s often fashionable to criticise trade bodies and official groups, but right now I think that’s absolutely inappropriate. In well over 20...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Time is running out for legacy customer checks

As another round of property firms is fined, named and shamed for breaching anti-money laundering rules, it feels like the road...

18 June 2022

From: Features

The art of collaboration - why it can help benefit the home buying and selling process

If there’s not a book called ‘The Art of Collaboration’ then there should be. Update: a quick Google search shows there...

11 June 2022

From: Features

PropTech Today - Let’s get moving with digitising the upfront information agenda

Why the urgency? Because the appetite is strong. Research by the Conveyancing Association reports that 98% of consumers are overwhelmingly in...

01 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents urged to go 'further and faster' on upfront information

A senior industry figure has called for upfront information changes to move faster to boost market confidence amid the cost of...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property portals gear up for material info changes

Property portals are preparing to support agents in complying with a new era of upfront material information. From the end of May,...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront info debate: What about buyer transparency?

The debate within estate agency on upfront information rumbles on and now there are calls for greater levels of transparency from...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 April 2022

From: Features

Estate agency veteran joins fast sale firm

Estate agency veteran Robin Paterson has joined new ‘quick buy” service UPSTIX. Paterson, a former chief executive of Hamptons and managing director...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental reform - why it'll make inventories more important than ever 

In this weekend feature, inventory expert and chair of the AIIC, Daniel Evans, sets out why rental reform changes will make...

02 April 2022

From: Features

Agents worry over new ownership transparency initiative

The introduction of a register of land owners has triggered concern from the agents’ trade body Propertymark.  A Register of Persons Holding...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents and conveyancers in new era of partnership, says PropTech chief

The sponsor of an industry forum for agents and conveyancers to be held next week says the collaborative event hails the...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: The barriers of non-communicating PropTech

PropTech solutions have continued to ingratiate themselves in both the forefront of an agency within advertising mediums and in the backend...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Review row over company making allegations about OnTheMarket

A row has broken out over a company which has made allegations about Trustpilot reviews of OnTheMarket. A company called KwikChex says...

07 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

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

Government may seize homes of key Russians without compensation

The government is considering seizing British property owned by Russian oligarchs on the sanctions list without paying compensation. The Financial Times says Housing...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian property sanctions will only hit prime central London

A leading surveyor in London says the likely introduction of a register of overseas property ownership and sanctions making it difficult...

02 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Law to reveal foreign owners may apply 20 years retrospectively

It is claimed by Propertymark that the government’s Economic Crime Bill - to be debated in the House of Commons today -...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Seize Putin’s Properties: Mayor wants drastic response to Ukraine

London mayor Sadiq Khan says he supports the seizure of property assets connected to the allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The...

28 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – meet the blockchain network quietly taking agency by storm

Until a few years ago, you would have been forgiven for not knowing who or what Coadjute was. But the company, founded...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Q&A with the RLBA - what are property logbooks and why are they important?

In the last two years digital Property Logbooks for our homes have moved from concept to reality with almost a quarter...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Opinion: The property sector should take action now, not wait for the Economic Crime Bill

The outcome of the Ukraine crisis is far from certain, but one thing has become abundantly clear. The long-overdue Economic Crime...

26 February 2022

From: Features

London property may feature in sanctions against aggressive Russia

It appears that new controls on property ownership may feature in future sanctions against Russia in response to its aggression in Ukraine. Prime...

23 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Reform of properties listings welcomed by industry leaders

Industry figures have come out in favour of the long-term programme of new compulsory information to be contained on property listings. From...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

A Lesson for Agents from the Ukraine Crisis

If the UK and its allies have been played by Russia over the Ukraine ‘invasion’, and it’s beginning to look that...

19 February 2022

From: Features

Insight - an estate agents’ guide to AML

The UK property industry has long been a target of fraudsters due to the low levels of transparency and the fact...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Labour call for foreign-owned properties register

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants the government to put a stop to the capital being used for international money...

07 February 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket subsidiary joins Coadjute Blockchain platform

Coadjute, the blockchain network for the UK property market that claims it can radically simplify home purchasing, has revealed that PropTech...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards want public to quiz agents on referral fees

The most senior Trading Standards officer policing the agency industry says he hopes the public will ask about referral fees in...

31 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Let the good times roll – PayProp predicts continued lettings strength in 2022

The lettings sector looks set to steam ahead in 2022 after a record-breaking 2021, despite the financial and mobility challenges of...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Goodbye referral fees? Conveyancing expert’s anger over IT crisis

A conveyancer has contacted Estate Agent Today suggesting that the Simplify Group IT data crisis could be the death knell for the company...

04 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Portal targets ‘eager movers’ in bid to end stock supply shortage

Zoopla’s chief operating officer says the portal has made progress for agents in 2021 but recognises there’s more to do next...

29 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Leasehold is here to stay - so here's what is being done to help

Leasehold, quite rightly, remains not just an emotive topic given what has happened over the past decade, but it’s very much...

18 December 2021

From: Features

Investigation opens into Purplebricks as agency hit by latest crisis

Propertymark is to probe Purplebricks over its lettings fiasco - and as the agency becomes a subject of ridicule in the...

14 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Are reservation agreements the future of agency? These agents think so!

You’ve heard me bang on about the wonder of reservation agreements for some time now, but it’s definitely the case that...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Ban Referral Fees For Agents - petition demands government action

A petition is being started, urging the government to ban the payment of referral fees to estate agents. It’s reported to have...

06 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Top industry company will run New Homes Ombudsman

The Dispute Service has been selected to operate the New Homes Ombudsman scheme, following what has been called ”a fiercely competitive...

03 December 2021

From: Breaking News

RICS names veteran ex-civil servant to lead independent review

RICS has appointed Lord Michael Bichard to lead a wide-ranging independent review into the governance and purpose of the institution. The review...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Government must help agents meet AML obligations - expert

The perception of the housing market, especially in London, being awash with ‘dirty’ money is a problem that needs to be...

29 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Build To Rent - why is it so cold and unfriendly?

Let’s begin with total transparency from this author: I believe there’s a place for Build To Rent in the wider portfolio...

27 November 2021

From: Features

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

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

27 November 2021

From: Features

Why trust is the strongest tool for agents in 2022

Trust has always been vital for building and nurturing good relations between an agent and their customer. Maintaining trust will keep...

20 November 2021

From: Features

Why the UK property market is at the centre of global tax avoidance and financial crime

The Pandora Papers - the biggest ever leak of offshore data - has revealed that the UK’s property market is being...

30 October 2021

From: Features

How to promote fruitful relationships with your local conveyancers

As you are no doubt aware, building mutually beneficial relationships with conveyancers in your local area can not only make your...

27 October 2021

From: Features

What Every Letting Agent Should Know about the Economic Crime Levy (ECL)

Disclaimer: This article is intended for information only and does not constitute legal advice. As part of its 2020 budget, the UK...

23 October 2021

From: Features

Could tech be the answer to inflated timescales (and tempers)?

With soaring property prices, supply continuing to be outstripped by demand and overworked and overtired industry professionals; we’re seeing the sector...

23 October 2021

From: Features

CRM software: An essential tool for rental demand

There is no denying that managing properties is labour intensive. As real estate agents you are responsible for administering and addressing...

20 October 2021

From: Features

PropTech Today: are you meeting the expectations of modern consumers?

If there is one thing that modern consumers have come to expect, it’s convenience. As a nation, we’re driven by on-demand...

20 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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