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Strike secures another year of investor backing after posting 2023 loss

Strike remained in the red in the run up to its acquisition of Purplebricks last year and has new financial backing...

16 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills strengthens Hertfordshire sales team

Savills has strengthened its residential sales team in Hertfordshire with the appointment of a new director to lead its Rickmansworth office. Steven...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 March 2024

From: Features

The 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

Propertymark welcomes new First Minister for Wales

Propertymark has welcomed the appointment of the new leader of Welsh Labour and subsequently First Minister for Wales Vaughan Gething. The agency...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Common Pitfalls: Avoiding Fines in UK Property Transactions

As you begin the process of property transactions in the UK, it's important to understand potential pitfalls that may result in...

16 March 2024

From: Features

Auction firms merge to boost estate agent services

My Auction has merged with Bamboo Auctions to form one of the largest online auction providers in the UK. Rocket Auctions, a newly...

15 March 2024

From: Breaking News

International Women's Day: the Importance of a Supportive Workplace

As the Group HR Director of LRG – an organisation of over 3,000 employees – and perhaps more importantly, as a...

09 March 2024

From: Features

Spring Budget: Will there be help for housing?

Agents are hopeful of support for the property market in today’s Spring Budget. It could be the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s final fiscal...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

On the house! Former pub landlord takes on Winkworth franchise

A former pub landlord has been appointed a new franchisee to take over Winkworth’s Worthing office on the South Coast. Nathan Wright...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

ESTAS launches Big Postcode Reveal event

The ESTAS Group has scheduled a Big Postcode Reveal event in April to detail winners of its latest award category. The Best...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

TwentyCi: 'Negative effects of rates were overestimated in 2023'

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023, TwentyCi claims. The property data firm highlights that house...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank: House prices will rise this year

Knight Frank has revised its house price forecasts and said it now expects average values to rise this year rather than...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buckle Up! It's Going To Be A Busy 2024

Happy New Year and welcome to what’s looking like a busy - perhaps even hectic - 2024! I thought it worth running...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

The Unrealised Potential of Shared Ownership

In the current challenging market, housebuilders are increasingly looking for novel and engaging means of marketing to achieve the necessary supply/demand...

13 January 2024

From: Features

Winkworth: ‘Why we are more optimistic about 2024'

Winkworth's network completed sales for the year fell by some 19% in 2023, the agency franchise brand has revealed but it...

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

KWUK expands Dataloft partnership

Keller Williams has expanded its content and insights partnership with Dataloft after a successful trial period. The brand said 20 agents have...

04 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New developments look set to catch election fever

Landowners seeking to sell their land for development will have to adjust their expectations as the market, the planning system and...

30 December 2023

From: Features

Agency training platform launches new consumer regulation course

The Able Agent has launched a Consumer Protection Regulations (CPR) guidance short course to support agents amid new Trading Standards material...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Time to stop wading through treacle: General Election must prioritise property digitisation drive

The 2023 Autumn Budget, amongst its considerable 110 growth measures, contained an important announcement for the property sphere, with £3 million...

16 December 2023

From: Features

New app launches to tackle property fraud

A new product has launched that protects homeowners from the growing threat of property-related frauds. Title Guardian is an app that monitors...

08 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Ad watchdog upholds ‘misleading marketing’ complaint against GetAgent

GetAgent has been ordered to make its marketing claims clearer following a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The advertising watchdog...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Asking prices are too high

The number of agents reporting listings selling for under asking price has hit its highest level this year as Propertymark warns...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Gazeal unveils conveyancing partnership

Reservation agreement provider Gazeal has partnered with Optimus, Landmark’s panel of conveyancers to offer its services as an option for home...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - popping up for good causes

Welcome to this week’s Agents Do Charity, our chance to salute those who do so much to help others. If your agency...

01 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Market share of self-employed agents ‘rapidly growing’ – research

The market share of self-employed agents has grown by a third in the past year and by 500% since 2018 even...

28 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Pressure mounts for stamp duty cut across UK

A proposed cut in stamp duty by the Westminster government would be a welcome boost to homebuyers and would need to...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons sold to European technology and property giant

Chestertons, one of the UK’s oldest estate agencies, has been sold to a European real estate services and technology group. The buyer...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Five top tips that will add value to your home

Adding value to a home can be the difference between a quick, successful sale and waiting months for the right person...

07 October 2023

From: Features

England ‘behind international peers’ on decent housing - claim

Homes in England are less affordable and in worse condition than those in most other developed nations, new research claims. Analysis from the...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ‘ticking time bomb’ set to explode - warning

The “ticking time bomb” of Help to Buy repayments could be set to explode due to the cost of living crisis,...

06 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency fees give Zoopla a financial boost

Higher agency fees and the end of pandemic support boosted Zoopla’s revenue in 2022. The portal’s annual accounts for the year to...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers and investors flock to fixer-uppers - Rightmove

Fixer-upper homes have become the most in-demand properties, Rightmove claims. The portal has analysed the home features that are driving the most...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Detached Houses Surge in UK Property Prices

A recent analysis of the UK property market by Zoom Property Buyer reveals that detached houses have seen the most significant...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - supportive September

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Renters Reform Bill

Introduced to Parliament in May, the Renters (Reform) Bill seeks to improve the private rental sector for both tenants and landlords....

15 September 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Property data firm launches competitor analysis tool for agents

Sprift has launched a new competitor analysis tool for agents using its services. A new market insights dashboard will provide users with...

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

Government urged to resurrect Help to Buy

The Government is facing calls to resurrect the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme. The housing support scheme, which provided a Government-backed...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Six Douglas Allen branches close in shift to ‘super hubs’

Arun Estates has unveiled plans to close six Douglas Allen branches as it moves agents in the East London region to...

08 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks' Kenny Bruce returns to estate agency

Purplebricks co-founder Kenny Bruce has returned to the estate agency world. Bruce, who helped launch Purplebricks with his brother Michael as well...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency feedback platform goes mobile

The ESTAS Group has launched an ‘app’ style version of its platform for smartphones. ESTAS Mobile offers all the functionality of the...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Local agent launches with Tata Steel grant

A new estate agency has benefited from a grant scheme run by multinational company Tata Steel. Lincolnshire estate agent Grahame Barratt-Needham has...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents MVMT founder outlines plans for podcast

Ben Madden has outlined further plans for his Agents MVMT initiative and the Pass the Syrup podcast. Madden, of Fine & Country...

01 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Housing market still in doldrums despite mortgage rate cuts

Mortgage lenders are at last cutting their rates on some deals, confident that the Bank of England’s base rate may rise...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New build sales stronger than rest of market - agency’s bold claim

An estate agency with a major new homes department claims new build sales are proving more resilient than the mainstream market. Leaders...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

The land industry must separate itself from politics

The process from a Local Plan allocation to a digger on site typically stretches beyond the length of a five-year political...

12 August 2023

From: Features

Retail guru takes over at Savills as agency’s profits tumble

Retail queen Stacey Cartwright will succeed Nicholas Ferguson as chair of Savills from December 31 - but she inherits a company...

11 August 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

New strategic partnership aims to boost agency compliance

Client onboarding and verification tool LandmarkAgent has announce a strategic partnership with CRM provider Street.co.uk. The collaboration will enable agency users to...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Share Price plummets after agency group’s profits warning

The share price of LSL Property Services dropped around 16 per cent at one point yesterday following a profits warning given...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising in the rain

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket aims to ‘demystify home moving’ with consumer podcast

OnTheMarket is to launch a six-part podcast series aimed at demystifying the home moving process for less experienced property seekers. It comes...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents ‘unsatisfied’ with three main property portals – research

More than one in four estate agents are unsatisfied with the property portals that they use, according to a new survey. An...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Whatever Happened To Good Councils?

Like most parts of the UK, the one I live in has a bit of a beef about parking. More precisely,...

29 July 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

Money-saving hacks to help you cut costs on home insurance

According to research, the average cost of home insurance was £300 in 2022 – a record low. However, this could increase...

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

Renting out your holiday home? Here's how to protect it

According to the latest English Housing Survey, there were 495,000 second homes in the UK in 2018/19 – a figure said...

15 July 2023

From: Features

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

Renters Reform: a mistiming in regulatory direction?

The long-awaited Renters Reform Bill was finally introduced in Parliament in May, but is it really good news for tenants? Several...

08 July 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - the industry’s good news page

Here’s the news you don’t normally get to hear about - the agency industry in full swing doing good work. If you’ve...

07 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

Don't fall foul of these laws of nature

Whether at home or abroad, here are some top tips to prevent homeowners from breaking common garden laws and rules this...

01 July 2023

From: Features

Now is the time for the Government to resurrect help to buy

With the Bank of England’s rate rise to five per cent, soaring rents, and the cost-of-living crisis, now is the time...

24 June 2023

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: Is this the week that everything changed?

The National Association of Property Buyers’ Jonathan Rolande gives his take on a manic week for the property market. I dearly hope I...

16 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners set for ‘mortgage shock’ as rates rise and products disappear 

Almost 400,000 borrowers on low-rate mortgage deals are in for a shock when their products expire this year, Equifax has warned. Analysis...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency backed AML platform reaches 1m milestone

Agency-backed anti-money laundering platform Thirdfort is celebrating reaching 1m downloads of its app. Thirdfort, backed by Knight Frank, Chestertons and Savills’ proptech...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Size Matters - UK homes amongst world’s smallest but most expensive

New research shows that while the UK homebuyers are paying far more than those in many other countries, the properties they...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Prestige & Village continue recruitment drive with a day at the polo

Prestige and Village, the premium property agency firm, are continuing their drive to recruit more estate agents as part of their...

30 May 2023

From: Sponsored Content

How the circular economy can defend the holiday let industry

Sustainability has become a watch word for businesses the world over but there’s one element of this equation that is too...

27 May 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - toughening up for good causes

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

26 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

Heather Staff - Co-Founder of Street Group

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Heather Staff and it says Co-Founder of Street Group...

18 May 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Strike boss: Purplebricks ‘entrepreneurial spirit’ will boost our business

Strike chief executive Sam Mitchell has said he is looking forward to building a “new force” in the property industry after...

18 May 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

Why a traditional KYC approach is no longer fit for purpose for property firms

Amidst mounting regulatory pressure and the escalating threat of financial crime, property firms must embrace innovation to protect themselves and their...

13 May 2023

From: Features

Industry trainer marks 20-year milestone

Industry veteran Michael Day is marking 20 years since setting up his Integra Property Services consultancy and training business. The brand now...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

The laborious legislation that continues to threaten the PRS

Landlords are exiting the market in droves. According to an accountancy firm who analysed HMRC data, 70,000 buy-to-let landlords left the sector...

29 April 2023

From: Features

Proptech firm launches virtual tours that can be kept forever

Made Snappy is offering Forever Tours that can be white-labelled by agents for their vendors to download and keep. The virtual tour...

27 April 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

‘Industry leading automation’ unveiled by sales tool Spectre

Agents will receive automatic updates for ‘on market’ and ‘sold/let’ by area under the latest innovation from prospecting tool, Spectre. It will assist...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams seeking business owners to grow network

Keller Williams (KW) UK chief executive Ben Taylor has announced a “significant expansion plan” for the UK network but has said...

17 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - caring communities

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. Agents Giving: Entries are now open for...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Doorsteps among collapsed agents ejected from redress scheme

Eight agents were excluded from The Property Ombudsman (TPO) scheme during the first quarter of 2023 including collapsed online brand Doorsteps for...

06 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

5 tips to convert applicants with Reapit

Considering the cost it takes to get a lead – from advertising to PR to relationship building – could you be...

28 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Property report service aims to boost understanding of climate risks

Landmark Information Group has launched a new product that aims to help users understand the current and potential climate-based risks on...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Light-touch Budget is no bad thing for the housing market

When Jeremy Hunt sat down in the Commons after delivering his first Spring Budget, I imagine there were many who felt...

18 March 2023

From: Features

Conveyancing technology firm wins grant to develop AI tools

Collaborative Conveyancing has won an Innovate UK grant in partnership with the Hartree Centre research facility and completed a fundraising round...

16 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

Agents Do Charity - making waves

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

10 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove market position boosted by ‘estate agent reliance’

Agents may have been slightly put out by Rightmove reporting a boom in user fees despite a drop in members, but...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove agency fee income rises but member numbers dip

Rightmove has reported its second highest year for average revenue per advertiser (ARPA) despite agency branch membership dipping slightly. The portal revealed...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Could ChatGPT replace conveyancers and improve home-moving advice?

A conveyancing firm has put the popular artificial intelligence tool ChatGPT to the test to see if it can rival legal...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth aims to unlock new homes opportunities in London and beyond

Winkworth is expanding its operations to focus on land and new homes opportunities across London. Dominic Agace, chief executive of Winkworth, said...

02 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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