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Tributes paid after death of 'estate agency legend'

Former Douglas & Gordon managing director Ivor Dickinson has passed away. He was known as one of London’s most high profile and...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Foxtons became too flabby, interim boss claims

Foxtons had become ‘flabby’ and lost its sense of business, its interim chief executive Peter Rollings claims. Speaking on The Guild of...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks chairman increases stake ahead of crunch AGM

Purplebricks’ non-executive chairman has upped his stake in the beleaguered online agent ahead of the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) next month. A...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

4 key findings from the English Private Landlord Survey

On 23 June 2022, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) released its English Private Landlord Survey, the first...

17 August 2022

From: Features

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

Agency boss backs including broadband and mobile signal in listings

A senior agency executive has backed the controversial issue of including broadband and mobile signal in property listings. The National Trading Standards...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Fundraiser to support stricken estate agent passes £25k goal

A fundraising page setup to encourage donations for a sales negotiator who suffered a life threatening accident while on a family...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Going green! Agency marketing supplier achieves carbon neutral status

Property marketing provider NicheCom has gained carbon neutral status. It has been working with Carbon Footprint Ltd over the past six months...

17 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Only 4% of homes have signed up to property fraud alert service

Increasing numbers of homeowners have signed up to a free Land Registry alert scheme to protect against fraudulent property transactions. Figures obtained...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark members already benefiting from TV guru partnership

Propertymark’s partnership with MoveIQ has already attracted attention from more than 250,000 consumers and potential property buyers and sellers. The agency trade...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks faces more action over unfair dismissals and pay deductions

Troubled agency Purplebricks is set to face further litigation from the group which is already preparing to bring a class action...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

100 and not out! Kent agency celebrates centenary year

A well-known local agency in Kent is turning 100 this year.   Starting out in Gillingham in 1922, Wards is now based...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Self-employed firm welcomes new Partner to strengthen network

The Agency UK – which was set up by three ex-employees of Purplebricks – has strengthened its team with the arrival...

15 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Does it really take a war to improve AML checks?

It’s taken Russia’s invasion of Ukraine for the UK to finally take a much-needed step in the right direction to stop...

13 August 2022

From: Features

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

House price slowdown on the horizon, claims leading property association

A leading property association argues it won’t be long before we start to see house price growth slowing. According to the National...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Savills half-year results – revenues rise, but profits fall

High-end estate agency Savills has posted a mixed set of half-year results, with revenue up to over £1 billion but the property...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Uncertainty remains over housing’s importance to new PM, says expert

A property expert has claimed that it remains to be seen where housing will feature in the upcoming political agenda. Nicky Stevenson,...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – running and fundraising as the weather sizzles

We’re undergoing another heatwave at the moment, with the mercury rising above 30 degrees for five successive days before it breaks...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Green Hub launched by Legal & General to support advisers

As the UK works towards its net zero goal by 2050, Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a Green Hub to support...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The price of buying a prime property ‘eye-watering’, says mortgage broker

Most of us can only dream of buying a prime home, and new research by a mortgage broker has reinforced this...

12 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion split over four-day working week trial for property industry

Our story yesterday on whether the property industry should consider trialling a four-day week generated lots of debate, comments and poll...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing body launches new ‘Find an Expert’ service to improve access

The leading trade body for the conveyancing industry has launched a new ‘Find an Expert’ service via its website. This will help...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer to host Propertymark’s biggest qualifications event yet

Property TV personality and EAT columnist Phil Spencer is set to host the biggest ever qualifications ceremony event to date, with...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: the importance of personal content on social media

What do Tilly Ramsay and Kim Kardashian have in common? Other than both having well-known fathers, they’ve both also mastered the art...

10 August 2022

From: Features

Debate - should the property industry trial a four-day week?

Earlier this year, we ran a story asking whether agency would ever embrace a four-day week. This came ahead of the...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Nurturing new PropTech into the industry

In this piece, Nathan Emerson, CEO of Propertymark, discusses how the trade body is working to ensure member agents get the best of...

10 August 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

Back of the net! Agency extends Bolton Wanderers partnership

An independent estate agency has announced that it will extend its role as Bolton Wanderers Associate Partner into the 2022/23 season. Joining...

10 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

Five of the best tips and tricks for running a successful lettings business

Have you ever noticed that it is much easier to fix other people's problems than your own? Whether it is resolving a friend's...

09 August 2022

From: Recruitment & Business Matters

Opinion: BoE turns gloomier as base rate rises - how will the market respond?

A property expert has warned that the Bank of England’s gloomy economic forecasts and last week’s rise in interest rates could...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Hammer time! Auctions could benefit from tougher property market, says firm

The auction industry could end up taking advantage of the upcoming downturn in the property market, because it provides the quickest...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Value of property stock currently on the market soars to £117 billion, finds research

There is a staggering £117 billion worth of property currently up for sale across the UK property market, according to new...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank appoints specialist marketing agency for flagship campaign

One of the UK’s leading property companies has appointed marketing firm alan. agency to launch a crucial annual report.    Knight Frank...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Walk-in wardrobes - are they the next major property trend?

Sellers are always looking for ways to improve the value of their home, and according to new research agents may just...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

E-conveyancing - 'Fortune favours the brave', says PEXA

An Australian FinTech which this year entered the UK market has outlined the e-conveyancing lessons that the UK property industry can...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Greg Clark caught up in Rishi Sunak ‘deprived areas’ furore

Housing Secretary Greg Clark, who is also the Levelling Up Secretary, has been caught up in the storm surrounding Rishi Sunak...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is agency in danger of a downturn?

Last week was quite a week for major trading updates, with four of the market’s biggest players announcing either half-year or...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

New campaign launched in London to boost green investment in the capital

A major new scheme worth half a million pounds is now underway in an effort to promote sustainable investment into housing,...

08 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Exclusive Q&A with PEXA - what is its role in the UK?

It was announced back in February this year that PEXA, the Australian FinTech/PropTech that enabled the world’s first fully digitised property settlement...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Conveyancing - Time for a Rethink?

Another piece about conveyancing? Seems like it's been a bit of free-for-all in the last couple of weeks on the woes...

06 August 2022

From: Features

Opinion: how can the UK adapt and prepare for future heatwaves?

A few weeks ago, we saw widespread disruption due to record breaking 40°C heat in the UK. The extreme temperatures caused...

06 August 2022

From: Features

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

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

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Would a Liz Truss win lead to BoE reform and much higher interest rates?

Interest rates made their biggest leap in 27 years yesterday, rising by 0.5% from 1.25% to 1.75%. It was the biggest...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – Back to School, Agents Giving and Bluewater campaign

As the great sporting summer continues – with the Lionesses triumphant against Germany last Sunday, the ongoing Commonwealth Games, and the...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PCL to outpace best-performing lockdown markets over next five years, says Savills

Savills has released a revised five-year forecast for the UK’s prime housing markets, to reflect the strong levels of activity in...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Clive Beattie joins nurtur.group as Chief Financial Officer

PropTech brand nurtur.group has announced the appointment of Clive Beattie as its new Chief Financial Officer. As we revealed in Estate Agent...

05 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Biggest increase since 1995 - Bank of England hikes interest rates up to 1.75%

The Bank of England has decided to raise the base interest rate from 1.25% to 1.75%, the biggest rate hike for...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

The Property Franchise Group reports strong growth in latest figures

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

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeday - Purplebricks quietly writes off German expansion

Hidden amongst the annual results released by Purplebricks on Tuesday – which saw revenue and profits down, as well as a...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Dye & Durham considers possible appeal against CMA merger decision

Dye & Durham says it could potentially appeal the decision by the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) to effectively disallow its acquistion...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum & Dad set to lend £25bn to children over the next three years

Research over recent years has regularly pointed to the Bank of Mum & Dad being one of the UK’s biggest lenders,...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

On the up - cost of selling rises by as much as £1,000 due to pandemic boom

A property purchasing specialist has revealed how the UK’s home sellers are now paying £793 more in estate agent commission when...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

What could a digitally enabled future look like for estate agents?

For years now estate agents have been on a journey from digital infancy to digital maturity. But what does the future...

03 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

Security experts reveal top tips to keep your home safe this summer

During the summer holidays, your home is left susceptible to opportunistic thieves. Despite this rise in threat, data found that only...

03 August 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Purplebricks fallout – CEO bemoans ‘series of missteps’ after annual results

Yesterday’s publication of Purplebricks’ annual results – which made for very difficult reading for the troubled brand – came as part...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Truss’s economic plans could be 'apocalyptic' for housing market - claim

A leading agent has claimed that the economic plans of Liz Truss, the frontrunner to be the country’s next Prime Minister,...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Video interview – how can agencies retain their staff?

A leading property recruitment agency says that flexible working, restructuring pay and offering better benefits and incentives can help agencies across...

03 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Software firm says agents must invest in the right places amid cost-of-living crisis

The right investment can help agents to thrive even during the current cost-of-living crisis. That’s according to cloud-based CRM solution Openview,...

03 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

Howay the houses! Newcastle’s property market remains resilient, says expert

One of the North East’s leading property experts has claimed that Newcastle’s diverse property market is still seeing record levels of...

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

Zoopla - housing market shows resilience despite cost-of-living pressures

The latest house price index from Zoopla has suggested the market remains resilient in the face of the cost-of-living crisis, but...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Should the BoE hike up interest rates this week? Experts give their view

Recent months have seen interest rates rise from historic lows back closer to pre-financial crisis levels as the Bank of England...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Building society ‘overstepping the mark’ by not lending to second home owners

Late last week, Leeds Building Society announced that it would no longer lend on second homes to concentrate on first-time buyers...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Chief Financial Officer quits OnTheMarket to pursue new opportunity

Leading portal OnTheMarket has announced this morning that Clive Beattie has resigned as Chief Financial Officer 'to pursue another opportunity'. According to a...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

EAT poll: Who do agents back as the next Prime Minister?

A quarter of agents have indicated they may prefer Rishi Sunak as the next Conservative Party leader and Prime Minister –...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst: ‘Agents can’t do without Rightmove’

Rightmove has been backed to weather the cost of living crisis and a property market downturn. Analysis by investment service Wealth Club,...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents 'unprepared for necessary conversations' on unsold listings

Agents are being urged to discuss pricing with vendors after research shows 52% of listings have been on the market for...

01 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – is LinkedIn something agency can no longer ignore?

For some time, LinkedIn was seen – fairly or unfairly – as stodgy, dull, corporate and formal. The uncool uncle to...

30 July 2022

From: Features

How to catch up on interim rental visits efficiently

Interim rental inspections have taken a hit over the past two years and letting agents are now wading through their backlogs...

30 July 2022

From: Features

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

The big question on everyone’s lips right now…are we actually heading for a crash?

As uncertainty continues to prevail across the industry, aided by a government in crisis, the challenges in the months ahead feel...

29 July 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Foxtons: 'Why we replaced our chief executive'

Foxtons interim chief executive Peter Rollings has said “change was needed” to boost the London brand after Guy Gittins was appointed...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - criminally good fundraising

Agents have taken a different approach to going on the run for charity this week. Here are some of the latest industry...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: why most agents aren’t getting the most out of their PropTech

It may be cliche to say, but technology is advancing at such a fast pace. So fast, in fact, that according...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The temperature may be heating up outside and there are also few signs of the jobs market cooling down for agents...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Popular agency AML platform receives government kitemark

Anti-money laundering platform Credas Technologies has become one of the first companies of its kind to be certified against the UK...

29 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Heatwave cools off property enquiries - claim

As UK temperatures soared last week, potential property buyers and sellers were even too hot to enquire about homes. Data from live...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Century 21 UK branches out to Northern Ireland

Century 21 UK, the British arm of the US-based franchising agency, has opened its first offices in Northern Ireland. It comes after...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build buyers at risk from Japanese knotweed loophole - warning

Buyers of new-build homes are being left exposed to the risk of Japanese knotweed due to difference in the conveyancing process...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket issues new shares for agents signing longer term listing deals

OnTheMarket has issued new shares for agents who have signed new long-term listings agreements. The listed portal said in a stock market...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

AML platform secures investment from three major estate agencies

Anti-money laundering (AML) platform Thirdfort has secured funding from three high profile estate agents. Knight Frank, Chestertons and Savills’ proptech subsidiary Grosvenor...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark Qualifications names new board members

Propertymark Qualifications has added two industry veterans to its board. Jan Hytch, residential and operations partner for Arnold Keys and Katie Griffin,...

27 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How to submit an offer and exchange contracts

Stipendium, the platform that simplifies life’s complex events, has compiled a guide to submitting an offer and exchanging contracts, to help buyers...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

Messy gardens & dangerous décor: 10 ways first-time buyers can be fined up to £5,000

As Britain’s housing boom continues,  SDL Property Auctions has warned of ten ways new homeowners could be fined up to £5,000...

26 July 2022

From: Legislation & Compliance

It's a (new) date! allAgents moves awards closer to Christmas

Industry comparison website allAgents has announced a change of event date for their 2022 Customer Experience Awards Ceremony. It will now be...

25 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Rishi-Tweedle-Dum and Liz-Tweedle-DumDum

When it comes to housing policy, the Conservative MPs have given their party a choice between Tweedle Dum and Tweedle DumDum. Rishi...

23 July 2022

From: Features

The Conveyancing Crisis - how can we fix it?

There has been so much coverage recently over how painfully slow conveyancing is at the moment - 18-20 weeks is now...

23 July 2022

From: Features

Insight - why hybrid presentation is key to the future of agency

Recent statistics published by the government’s Business Insights and Conditions Survey revealed the extent to which many real estate businesses have...

23 July 2022

From: Features

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

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

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Dance moves and donations

Agents have been celebrating some of the top fundraising exploits of the past 12 months but the activity continues. Remember, if you...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Extra time! Knight Frank extends partnership with sports network

Knight Frank is entering the sixth year in the lineup of the Premier Sports Network’s (PSN) suppliers to provide services and...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Scottish agents leading the way for sales - claim

Estate agents in Scotland are bucking the sales slowdown trend, Homesearch claims. The property data and prospecting platform, which recently launched north...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New eXp UK incentive aims to attract and reward top performers

Hybrid agency brand eXp UK has launched a new incentive programme for its top-selling agents involving £16,000 in stocks. The ICON scheme...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Travel and voucher website pioneer joins Purplebricks board

Purplebricks backer Axel Springer has replaced its representative on the board of the beleaguered online estate agent. A stockmarket update yesterday said...

22 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

New Zoopla marketing drive boosts agent leads by 30% - claim

Agents using Zoopla have already seen an increase in valuation leads just a month after the portal launched a new marketing...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – UK-first PropTech launches agents need to know about

Automation is the direction the industry is moving in and it’s gathering pace every day. Forward-thinking agents are using automation and...

20 July 2022

From: Features

AML expert: Where are the checks on UK buyers?

An anti-money laundering (AML) has queried why there are so few checks on UK property buyers compared with those from overseas. Tim...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to grasp ‘listings opportunities’ as UK values hit £10trillion

Agents have a “clear opportunity” to nudge high-value homeowners who are considering listing their properties for sale, Zoopla claims. It comes as...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers will pay extra 5% for homes with electric car charges - claim

Homes with electric car charging points are commanding a 5% premium, research claims. Motoring website RegCarCheck compared average house prices using data...

20 July 2022

From: Breaking News

10 Simple Tips To Keep Your Home Cool During The Heatwave

Temperatures are soaring and it’s only going to get hotter this week. Electric fans will be on full blast and cold...

19 July 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

Buyer demand cools but 'remains above pre-pandemic levels'

More than a third of England’s regions have seen buyer demand fall over the previous quarter, research claims in the latest...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing report highlights emerging property sales risks

Cybersecurity and cryptocurrencies have been identified among the main risks facing conveyancers. The latest Risk Agenda report from the Council for Licensed...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Housebuilder prepares eco-friendly homes ready for extreme temperatures

A typical comment accompanying news of the UK heatwave is that our homes are not built for 40-degree heat. Many residential homes...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agency hits the airwaves with new advertising campaign

Fine & Country has launched a radio advertising drive to push awareness of its upmarket agency offering. Its 30-second adverts can be...

19 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Experts reveal four ways to stop your house from overheating

A recent study revealed that as many as 4.6 million homes in England overheat. With highs of 40°C this week and warnings...

18 July 2022

From: PropTech & Innovation

OnTheMarket: SSTC listings in June surpassed stamp duty holiday rush

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

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech firm promises more agent innovation to speed up sales

Proptech firm iamproperty has surpassed £1bn of sales using the Modern Method of Auction (MMoA) in the past 12 months. Its iamsold...

18 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – why is the property market joining the podcast party?

If there’s one thing that received a boost as a result of Covid and lockdowns, it’s podcasts – which reached whole...

16 July 2022

From: Features

Three regulatory updates agents need to know about in 2022

A wide range of upcoming legislative changes will affect the private rented sector. From new carbon monoxide alarm regulations to renters...

16 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

AML warning: Financial criminals targeting smaller property firms

Anti-money laundering (AML) software provider SmartSearch is warning of a rise in financial crime, particularly targeting smaller property firms. A survey of...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers reveal how mortgage lenders could speed-up sales

Issues with property titles and borrower affordability have been revealed among the main reasons why mortgage offers have been withdrawn. The results...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fun in the sun

From bike rides to boxing, agents and property professionals have been turning up the heat with their fundraising exploits. Remember, if you...

15 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Portal listings without material information ‘will eventually be rejected’

Trading Standards has indicated that non-compliant listings will eventually be rejected from portals as it urges agents to use their “professional...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales falling through as mortgage underwriters toughen criteria - warning

Almost a third of property sales that collapsed during the second quarter of this year were hit by lenders toughening their...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today – PropTech shows Britain can still be a leader on the world stage

The last week has been dramatic even by the standards of UK politics, with a Cabinet and junior minister rebellion bringing...

13 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Material information update: Agents reminded of disclosure requirements

Agents are being reminded that they still have an obligation to provide all material information as the sector awaits Part B...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market property platform speeds-up UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes has accelerated its expansion by moving into three London boroughs earlier than expected. Originally launched in 2018...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-upmarket agency boss launches network for premium leads

Former Fine & Country chief executive David Lindley has teamed up with other industry heavyweights to launch a network of independent...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Reader poll reveals opposition to treating mobile signal as material information

More than half of agents disagree that mobile phone signal should be treated as material information in listings. James Munro, head of...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Going green! Eco-friendly agency scheme launches carbon footprint calculator

The Sustainable Agent eco-scheme has launched as carbon footprint calculator to help prospective members find out what their carbon emissions are...

11 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion - government mortgage plan could mean more inherited debt

There’s talk of 50-year mortgages being introduced, loans that, along with the property they finance, could be passed to the next...

09 July 2022

From: Features

How to get the best return on investment from Facebook ads

Facebook has been a platform which has opened the door to those looking to advertise their services in exceptional ways. Digital...

09 July 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - boats, balls and bikes edition

Agents and property professionals have been in boats, on bikes and even used football stars to help raise funds for charity...

08 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Greg Clark appointed as new Housing Secretary

Greg Clark has been named as the new Housing Secretary. Clark will replace Michael Gove who was sacked by Prime Minister Boris...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent calls for housing tsar as minister quits and Gove is sacked

Independent agent Barrows and Forrester has called for the appointment of a housing tsar for a fixed term as yet another...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Upmarket agent predicts ‘gradual reset’ of the housing market

Fine & Country is predicting the impending housing market slowdown will be gradual. Nicky Stevenson, managing director of Fine & Country UK...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Michael Gove sacked as Housing Secretary

Michael Gove has been sacked as Housing Secretary as Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to reject calls to resign. Johnson was hit...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - top five social media tips for estate agents

A client called asking for advice on their social media marketing strategy. They’d thrown a lot of budget at it, but...

06 July 2022

From: Features

Cabinet chaos: Housing minister resigns as Johnson clings on

Housing minister Stuart Andrew has become the latest minister to resign from the government. More than 15 government ministers and officials have...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to ‘get heads out of the sand’ on transaction times

Industry veteran Bryan Mansell has questioned why the property sector has allowed transaction times to slow to record levels. It comes as...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank launches branded debit card that helps agents donate to charity

Knight Frank agents can now donate to charity as they spend with a new company benefit. The agency brand has partnered with...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Action! New TV show to follow life of luxury UK estate agents

Nest Seekers International is returning to UK TV screens with the announcement of a new BBC Two series. The show, which has...

06 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency boards provider partners with key safe firm

Sales and lettings board provider Agency Express has launched a strategic partnership with The Key Safe Company. The partnership provides a bolt-on...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of international buyers 'hampering' prime London recovery

The recovery of the prime central London property market is being hampered by a lack of international buyers and Russia’s invasion...

04 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 July 2022

From: Features

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

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

Student accommodation: how to manage mass check-outs without a mess

As the mass student exodus from rented accommodation begins throughout the UK, Richard Abbots of Inventory Hive offers advice on how...

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

Agents Do Charity - swinging into action

From golf days to white collar boxing, agents and property professionals have been swinging into action for charitable causes recently. Remember, if...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank boss steps down after Motor Neurone Disease diagnosis

Knight Frank head of London sales James Clarke has stepped down after two years in the role. He was recently diagnosed with Motor Neurone...

01 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark partners with TV property guru to boost consumer profile

Propertymark has announced an extension of its working relationship with property expert and TV presenter Phil Spencer. The agency trade body will...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

There has been plenty of movement in the property jobs market this month. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech launches agent council to tackle property market problems

Proptech firm iamproperty has formed its own committee of agents to discuss issues facing the property market. The auctioneer and sales progression...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis makes simple bills more crucial than ever for agents

Unless you have been living under a rock since the end of last year, you won’t need to be told about...

29 June 2022

From: Features

Tom Cummuskey, Sales & Marketing Manager at Kremer Signs

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am Tom Cummuskey, I am the Sales & Marketing...

29 June 2022

From: 60 Second Interview

Agency boss: ‘Why we desperately need ROPA rules’

A senior agency executive has said minimum standards and qualifications are “desperately needed” in the property sector. Adam Day, international expansion leader...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks delays publication of annual accounts

Purplebricks has pushed back the publication of its annual accounts. The online agent’s full year results were due to be published on...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Female buyers and sellers increasingly flagged for AML checks

Increasing numbers of women are being flagged during anti-money laundering (AML) compliance checks. AML platform Credas Technologies suggests the main reason for...

29 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property firms failing to adapt AML processes despite Russian sanctions - claim

Up to 70% of property firms have not changed their approach to onboarding new customers since sanctions were imposed on Russia...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals suffer burnout from heavy workloads and client demands

A third of property professionals have reported suffering from burnout due to the pandemic property market boom. A survey of UK property...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Major agent revises house price forecasts upwards amid slower stock recovery

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

27 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Opinion: Bank of England rate rises are nonsense and will increase inflation

The Bank of England’s continued rise in interest rates – the latest being a shift up to 1.25% - is, in...

25 June 2022

From: Features

Why free online logbooks are little more than Dropbox

There have been many articles about ‘digitising upfront information’, following the publication of DLUHC’s Levelling-Up white paper and National Trading Standards...

25 June 2022

From: Features

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

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

25 June 2022

From: Features

Government unveils self-build boost

The government has launched a new equity loan scheme for the self-build market. The Help to Build scheme aims to help thousands...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - turning up the heat

Agents and property professionals haven't let the mini-heatwave stop them sweating and stepping up for charity. Here are some of the sector's...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

iamproperty launches Love Island inspired campaign

Proptech firm iamproperty has overhauled its movebutler platform with more material information features and a Love Island theme. The end-to-end onboarding and...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to use social media for more than just property listings

Agents need to use social media for more than just posting property listings, an industry digital marketing expert claims. Craig Vile, director...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Super rich returning to London property market

Upmarket agent Beauchamp Estates has hailed the return of wealthy buyers to London after selling the home of two former Lebanon...

24 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Historic agency aims to more than double franchise network in next five years

Historic agency brand Humberts is looking to have between 20 and 30 offices over the next five years as it marks...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Proptech boss: The sellers’ market isn’t dead yet

House price growth may be slowing but a senior industry figure has said it is incorrect to speculate that this means...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropertyHeads relaunches MousePricePro to boost agent opportunities

PropertyHeads has relaunched its valuation and insights tool as Mouseprice Pro in the UK after a period of major investment and...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

National agency merger creates multi-disciplinary property firm

National estate agency and advisory company Fisher German has merged with commercial property consultancy Matthews & Goodman. The merger creates one of...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent insights with Sam Hunter – how can your brand educate and dominate

In the third part of this exclusive series with Homesearch’s chief operating officer, Sam Hunter, Angels Media’s Lee Dahill questions him...

22 June 2022

From: Features

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

Upfront information: Portals plan for consumer awareness to police listings

Portals are aiming to boost consumer awareness of new material information rules rather than refusing non-compliant listings. Agency listings have been required...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS commits to speedy reforms following independent review

The interim chairman of the RICS governing council has vowed to get the beleaguered body in a “good position” for reforms...

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Bichard RICS Review: Need for change is 'urgent' and 'unarguable'

A high-profile review of the governance and purpose of the RICS has said the need for change at the institution is...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers overvaluing their homes by 8% compared with agents

Homeowners in England and Wales overvalue their properties by an average of 8%, research suggests. Property buying firm Quick Move Now compared...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New guide aims to help agents survive the summer slowdown

Agency data and prospecting platform Homesearch has launched a new guide to help firms continue securing instructions during the so-called summer...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Research uncovers areas where stock is 'running out' compared with demand

The remaining amount of agency stock still for sale remains at the same level as last year, TwentyCi claims. The property data...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

White paper calls for intergenerational mortgages to help first-time buyers

A group of mortgage advisers has proposed a range of reforms to reduce barriers to home ownership for first time buyers. The...

20 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - do agents need to worry about the metaverse?

Between you and me, dear reader, I had little to no idea about what the metaverse was before researching it for...

18 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

Expert Analysis: How safe are homes 5 years after the Grenfell Tower tragedy?

It’s the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell fire tragedy, but are high rises any safer today than they were then? On 14th...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Why your agency needs a holistic digital transformation strategy

The digital transformation of the property industry is not a new chapter, but an ongoing journey in which the winners are...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Opinion: Fairer lettings are not a horror story

The government’s Fairer Private Rented Sector White Paper has initially caused some consternation and a strong adverse reaction from some within...

18 June 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - doing it for the kids

There are some inspiring examples of agents and property professionals raising money for all-important children's charities this week. Remember, if you have...

17 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML checks suggest record drop in foreign property buyers

Fewer foreign buyers are purchasing property in the UK, anti-money laundering data suggests. The property market has been hampered in recent years...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Industry data suggests more agency stock is coming to market

All regions of the UK have seen at least a 2% increase in property supply, TwentyCi claims. A June update from the...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - why walled-off tech systems are no longer fit for purpose

Today’s consumers judge a business not just on the quality of its products, but also on their experience in using them....

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Fewer sellers are cutting prices as demand remains high

Fewer sellers have cut prices over the past months but agency instructions have dropped, figures suggest. Analysis by property data and estate...

15 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary: 'We don't know how Right to Buy will be funded yet'

The government’s new Right to Buy policy for housing association tenants appeared to unravel last night after the Housing Secretary said...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Property owners can now compare their salary with their home's earnings

A new calculator has been launched to let homeowners compare how much their property has earned compared in a year and...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body calls for stamp duty exemptions as part of housing reforms

Agency trade body Propertymark has called for the government’s housing market reforms to go further and has even suggested targeted stamp...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst questions 'dangerous' use of average house price figures

A housing analyst has urged buyers to look beyond average prices. Kate Faulkner, founder of Propertychecklists.co.uk, said she is on a mission...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

‘More demanding’ clients damaging conveyancer relations - claim

Relationships between conveyancers and estate agents have improved since the manic stamp duty-holiday driven days of the pandemic, but it is...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Takeaways and Netflix blamed for young people failing to get on housing ladder

Almost half of the UK public think young people cannot afford to buy their own home because they spend too much...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

MPs set to quiz Housing Secretary on property market proposals

Housing Secretary Michael Gove and minister Stuart Andrew are set to be grilled by MPs on their property market plans today. The...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry data suggests agents are getting serious about AML checks

A record number of anti-money laundering (AML) checks were carried out during the first quarter of 2022 across the UK property industry,...

13 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why are landlords so unpopular?

This question is not as flippant as it sounds because over recent years the status of the private landlord has taken...

11 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

Video tours? I don’t see it myself!

There was an article in Estate Agent Today recently that suggested only four per cent of properties on Rightmove and Zoopla...

11 June 2022

From: Features

Property market questions pace and funding of PM's housing reforms

Property professionals and MPs were left wanting more after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s much-anticipated housing announcements yesterday. Johnson yesterday promised a review...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - fundraising exploits continue to bloom

Agents were busy marking the Platinum Jubilee over the past week but there was still time for fundraising exploits including tree-planting...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock shortage helps close gap between asking and sold prices

The lack of agency stock for sale has pushed the gap between asking and sold prices to record lows, research claims. Research...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

In fashion! Boomin snaps up interior design service

Boomin has acquired interior design platform My Bespoke Room. The challenger portal's founder Michael Bruce said it was part of a wider...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agents down £119m a year from missed calls

Estate agents could be losing thousands of pounds a year to missed calls. Communications platform YourBusinessNumber analysed data on the typical number of...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Are we ready for the PropTech metaverse?

In this article, Kristian Stott, Head of New Business at iamproperty, analyses the digital revolution in our lives and in property and why...

08 June 2022

From: Features

AML expert issues fraud warning amid speedy sales market

The fast-moving property sales market is increasing the risk of fraud, an anti-money laundering expert claims. Olly Thornton-Berry, co-founder of risk management...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs predicted to drop but costs may rise

Estate agents and sellers could be set to benefit from fewer fall-throughs this year but the costs of a collapsed sale...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to ditch hard-drive file storage to remain compliant

The days of storing files on hard drives are over for most agents and others must catch up to comply with...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Government remains 120,000 homes short of building targets

The Government was 120,000 homes short of its own new-build targets last year, research claims. Analysis by new-build sales optimisation platform Unlatch...

08 June 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build completions hampered by rising costs

Limited supply is prompting more buyers to consider new-builds but the sector is also suffering from a stock shortage, Savills warns. Research...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML platform secures 1,000th property client

Anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch has reached 1,000 clients in the property industry. It comes amid increased scrutiny of money laundering amid sanctions...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Why fraud becomes a major problem in rentals during a UK recession

We are all acutely aware of the surge in demand for rental properties in and around the capital in the months...

01 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

Rural locations lead as agents report property supply boost

Rural areas are dominating the boost in property supply. Agents have reported an improvement in sales stock in recent weeks. Analysis by Knight...

31 May 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

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

House price growth may be slowing but there is still plenty of movement in the property jobs market. Here are some of...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Too many cash buyers’ seeking properties

Cash buyers may no longer be king in the property market. The level of demand and lack of supply in the current...

30 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Chestertons CEO set to be named Foxtons boss - reports

Foxtons is rumoured to have raided London rival Chestertons for its chief executive Guy Gittins. Estate Agent Today revealed on Friday that...

29 May 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 - it's time to get clever with property tech

Estate agents use property technology each and every day for residential property transactions, but is there more they can do with...

28 May 2022

From: Features

Agents doing what they've always done cost viewings

There are many myths about using virtual tours to sell or let properties. The most common perceptions are that virtual property...

28 May 2022

From: Features

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

MPs call for carbon targets on housebuilding

MPs have called for carbon emissions to be considered when it comes to house building. A report released this week by the Environmental Audit...

27 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Financial services boosts Belvoir's revenue

Belvoir has reported that group revenue is up 14% in the first four months of the year, helped mainly by its...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

40% of property firms fined For AML breaches had 'refused help'

Many of the property firms recently fined for anti-money laundering (AML) breaches have previously turned down help, Credas claims. It was revealed...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers back stamp duty cut for downsizing pensioners

There are whispers in Whitehall about plans to encourage pensioners to downsize with a stamp duty tax break. The move, first reported...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Should agents ditch work mobiles to reduce carbon emissions?

A mobile phone may be a decent perk for agents and seen as essential for communicating while out on the road. But...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Software integration aims to boost agent instructions

Estate agency software provider Street.co.uk has announced an integration with lead generation tool Spectre to help agents secure instructions. Agency firms that...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips for reducing carbon footprint in lettings

With Earth Day in April and Environment Day looming in June, all businesses and individuals are becoming more aware of their...

25 May 2022

From: Features

AML expert backs data reforms to speed-up sales

Data reforms announced in the Queen’s Speech earlier this month could speed-up property sales, an anti-money laundering (AML) expert claims. While property...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents remain positive despite sales slump

Property sales slumped in April but are still above the pre-pandemic average, HMRC data shows. Provisional UK property transaction figures from the...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New Century 21 UK owner sets sights on becoming an upmarket agency

The new owner of Century 21 UK, the British arm of the US-based franchising agency, has set his sights on rivalling...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Challenger portal adds banking heavyweights to its board

A former chairman of challenger bank Monzo has joined OneDome’s board. Tim Brooke Thom has been appointed as non-executive director of the challenger...

25 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents back claims that pay is too low, but how does it compare globally?

Almost three quarters of property professionals agree that estate agent pay is too low. A poll conducted by Estate Agent Today found 73%...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country reveals the secrets of premium estate agency

Fine & Country has been revealing the secrets of running an premium estate agency. The agency brand is currently hosting a Masterclass...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property management group acquires Century 21 UK master franchise

Century 21 UK, the British arm of the US-based franchising agency, has been sold. Nicholas Faulkner, the owner of leasehold property management...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Ex-estate agent: 'Low pay and high pressure made me quit the sector'

An anonymous ex-estate agent has revealed how poor pay and high pressure forced them to quit the profession. The mystery agent said...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: 'There was a race to get the deal done by Christmas'

Many agents will remember the nerves and jubilation of their first property sale. Estate Agent Today has launched a new video series...

23 May 2022

From: Breaking News

By Royal Appointment: How are you marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

Excitement is building for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A four-day Bank Holiday to mark the occasion will kick off on 2...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - walking, running and kicking for Ukraine

Agents have been getting active in recent weeks to raise money for Ukrainian refugees. Fundraising activities range from office-based collections and referencing challenges...

20 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property data company hits back amid watchdog's merger concerns

Property data company Dye & Durham has promised to “work collaboratively” with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) after the watchdog...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sellers 'snubbing' upfront agency fees

Homeowners may have become less willing to pay upfront fees to sell their home. Despite efforts by online-only brands such as Purplebricks...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Start of the slowdown? Land Registry records first dip in price growth in 2022

Agents have heralded the beginning of the house price slowdown. The latest Land Registry House Price Index yesterday showed values increased by...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Tech Talk: Property experts explain Material Information shake-up

Next month will see new rules around upfront Material Information for property sales and lettings come into force in the UK...

18 May 2022

From: Features

Competition watchdog blocks property data merger

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has warned that it may block the merger of two property search firms as it...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Would fewer emails and more lunches boost agent and conveyancer relations?

Referral fees, lack of trust and too much email have been identified as barriers to greater collaboration between conveyancers and estate...

18 May 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

More than 30 agents and property firms such as auction houses and valuers were reprimanded by HMRC for anti-money laundering breaches...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry data suggests spring supply boost but fewer sales agreed

Supply is slowly increasing but there are signs that buyers are now biding their time. Analysis by property data company TwentyCi shows...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales slowdown? Portal data suggests transactions are taking longer

There are signs that properties are starting to take longer to sell. A lack of stock in recent months has meant agents...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank warns property market against talking itself into recession

Buyers and sellers should focus on the Bank of England’s actions rather than words when it comes to the housing market,...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Trade body hopes empty homes clampdown will boost agency stock

Propertymark has expressed hope that the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will help boost much needed agency supply. The trade body has...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency proptech supplier's new CTO promises 'innovative' products

PropTech supplier nurtur.group has appointed Damon Bullimore BriefYourMarket co-founder Damon Bullimore as chief technology officer (CTO). It follows nurtur.group’s acquisition of the...

16 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Many people in recent years will have become familiar with challenger banks such as Monzo, Starling and Atom. Many will have...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Extending Right to Buy won’t fix the housing shortage

Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced that he is considering extending Margaret Thatcher’s Right-to-Buy scheme, that gives council tenants the chance to...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Agents - give yourself a Mental Health Day

With this week being Mental Health Awareness Week, Sam Hunter - COO at Homesearch and a keen mental health advocate -...

14 May 2022

From: Features

The identity revolution is here…how will agency be affected?

Just this month, the Government Property Agency kicked off its search for a digital chief to lead its 10-year technology journey,...

14 May 2022

From: Features

The Renters' Reform Bill is back on the table - here’s what we need to see next

After years of delays and upheaval, the Renters' Reform Bill finally appears to be back on the agenda, in an effort...

14 May 2022

From: Features

Peer calls for agency regulations to apply in leasehold sector

A high-profile peer has questioned why estate agency regulation wasn’t extended to property management companies in the Queen’s Speech this week. Lord...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Agents Do Charity - bikes, boats and Bond

Fundraising efforts featuring bikes, boats and James Bond all feature in this week's edition of Agents Do Charity. Remember, if you have...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agent hits the road to attract more recruits

Hybrid agent eXp UK is embarking on a national roadshow this month to showcase its US-inspired business model. It will visit London,...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Knotweed season: New research reveals hotspots for the invasive plant

New research has revealed the regional hotspots where Japanese knotweed has been identified. The data could be of interest to estate agents...

13 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Government unveils new levelling up law - what it means for estate agents

The government last night revealed more details on its flagship Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill including letting local authorities double council...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

New accolade announced for ESTAS Awards

Agents may be gearing up for this year’s ESTAS Customer Service Awards but there is another accolade that you could aim for next...

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

Agents prepare for planning overhaul as sector digests Queen's Speech

Agents have pledged to keep a close eye on planning reforms amid a proposed overhaul announced in the Queen’s Speech yesterday. Prince...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove boss: ‘I have fantastic relationships with agents’

The outgoing chief executive of Rightmove has claimed he has a good relationship with the portal’s customers. It was announced this week...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket expands Property Academy partnership

OnTheMarket has expanded its partnership with agency coaching brand Property Academy. The exclusive commercial relationship was agreed last year, giving full-fee paying...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm recruits estate agency veteran from Hamptons

Former Hamptons and Countrywide executive Phil Tennant has joined US-style fast buy firm UPSTIX. Tennant has been recruited as chief operating officer...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Queen’s Speech: How proposed laws may help or hinder estate agents

The Queen’s Speech has unveiled proposed overhauls on planning, consumer and economic crime laws that could all have an effect on...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Queen’s Speech: What agents can expect as future laws are laid out

The government’s legislative agenda will be set out this morning in the Queen’s Speech and there are plenty of potential laws that...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

‘Long way to go’ for equality in estate agency - claim

Two senior agency figures have suggested there is more work needed to level the playing field for women in the sector. The...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents urged to embrace tech as demand grows for shorter working week

Agents are being urged to make better use of technology to balance calls for a shorter working week and consumer demand...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

My First Property Sale: Reminisce about your commission debut

Many agents will remember the nerves and jubilation of their first property sale. Estate Agent Today has launched a new video series...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Lack of home buying support blamed for Tory local election losses

A lack of support to help people onto the property ladder has been highlighted as one factor for the Tory party’s...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks dominates as online agents grow market share

Online and hybrid agents have rapidly increased their market share over the past year, research claims. Analysis of new Zoopla, Rightmove and...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Halifax signals start of house price growth slowdown

The property market is bracing for the start of the slowdown in the rate of house price growth.  The Halifax House Price...

09 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is it Time to Stamp Out SDLT?

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

07 May 2022

From: Features

Why speedy transactions could be leaving the door wide open to fraudsters

In this guest piece, Colum Smith, a property expert at law firm Taylor Rose MW, sets out why speedier transactions could...

07 May 2022

From: Features

POA: So how many agency listings could be 'unlawful?'

Agency trade bodies have backed the “clarity” provided by Trading Standards after it deemed “price on application” listings unlawful. It comes as...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - time to nominate your top fundraisers

Fundraising frolics by agents and property professionals this week include bike rides and triathlon challenges, plus the charity award season returns. Remember,...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Prime London price growth hits seven-year high

Buyer demand has rebounded in prime areas of the capital and there is also talk of a return to competitive bidding. The...

06 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer demand 'waning' ahead of interest rate decision

The property market could be set for further upheaval when the Bank of England makes its latest interest rate decision today. The...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency stock shortage 'slowly easing' - Zoopla

The property supply shortage may be easing but Zoopla has warned it will still take some time for stock to be...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

More than half of homes fail to meet modern insulation standards

More than half of properties across England and Wales only meet insulation standards of 1976 or older. The startling figures, based on...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland election: Propertymark calls for housing to top the agenda

Elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly are due to be held on 5 May and agents are hoping that housing remains...

04 May 2022

From: Breaking News

One in 30 homes are being downvalued by lenders - claim

Mortgage brokers have warned that an increase in downvaluations is starting to hit the property market. Lenders and their valuers are cutting...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Can ewe believe it! Agent unveils latest advert following billboard ban

If you are an easily offended Frankie Valli fan, look away now. A regional agent that was rapped by the Advertising Standards...

03 May 2022

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows as cost of living crisis starts to hits the market

House price growth is expected to hit single digits by the end of the year as the cost of living crisis...

03 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

Collaborative Conveyancing - is this the panacea to the home moving process?

I attended a forum in London a couple of weeks ago, which for the first time brought estate agents and conveyancers...

30 April 2022

From: Features

Busy sales market - how can agents help sellers take advantage of this bonanza?

April looks set to go down as the busiest month for house sales of the year.  And with record numbers of properties predicted...

30 April 2022

From: Features

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

Barking mad? Warren Buffett agency runs contest to win pet-size home

The UK affiliated agency of Warren Buffett’s global real estate company is offering members of the public the chance to win...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

The property recruitment market seems to be moving as fast as house prices. Here are some of the latest moves that took...

29 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency franchisees given chance to earn shares by joining Boomin

Agency franchisees with brands such as Hunters, Martin & Co, Belvoir and EasyProperty are being given the chance to sign up...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Industry survey launched to encourage agent and conveyancer collaboration

Property blockchain network Coadjute has launched a research project to identify ways estate agents and conveyancers can improve their working relationship. It...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Letting agents – why reconcile your client account?

Accountancy terminology can be a turn off to many business owners, understandably so given that the majority aren’t working in lettings...

27 April 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

Rising house prices help boost HMRC’s tax take

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

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency content experts to share tricks of the trade at industry conference

Three of the leading industry content specialists are set to gather on stage together for what is believe to be the...

27 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Fast sale firm launches tool to help agents fix broken chains

A ‘quick buy’ service launched by veteran proptech innovator Giles Mackay is now looking to help fix broken chains. UPSTIX, which launched...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Going for gold! Regional agent launches £2,000 board giveaway

Estate agent HOP is offering eagle eyed Leeds residents the chance to win a £2,000 holiday if they spot one of...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency reviews site calls for tougher crackdown on fake feedback

The government is being urged to go further with its clampdown on fake reviews. A government announcement aimed at protecting consumers last...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Off-market platform plans UK expansion

Off-market property platform Invisible Homes is planning to expand throughout London over the next year and to cover the whole of...

25 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Why Rental Reform Is Becoming More Important By The Day

It’s easy to overestimate the importance of something in one’s own industry or work, but there seems good reason for believing...

23 April 2022

From: Features

Proptech and the future of the UK’s economy and property market

Although Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement did not include many announcements regarding housing, it did provide a good...

23 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

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

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

LSL Property Services announces the beginning of share buyback scheme

One of estate agency’s biggest groups yesterday announced the start of a share buyback programme for a tranche of up to...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity – as the industry gets back underway after Easter

First off, here at EAT we hope everyone enjoyed the Easter celebrations and didn’t eat too much chocolate! Despite the Easter break,...

22 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New Purplebricks CEO – what challenges will she face?

Yesterday afternoon, Helena Marston was finally confirmed as Purplebricks new CEO after all the due diligence checks that are required for...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals say they’re not AML compliant - research

The vast majority of property professionals would like to see HMRC act more proactively to deter money laundering, as almost a...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency heavyweight joins property investment PropTech platform

One of the biggest names in agency has been appointed as chairperson of the board at BidX1, one of Europe’s leading...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Stripping it back – minimalist style most likely to attract buyers, says research

A new survey by interior experts Hammonds Furniture has outlined how important interior style is to potential buyers, with 40% of...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Murray Lee – Say No To Rightmove has sadly stalled, but OTM offers agents hope

A leading figure in the Say No To Rightmove (STNR) campaign says the attempts to get agents to ditch Rightmove have...

20 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Former Housing Secretary becomes first MP to welcome Ukrainian refugees

Former Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick is believed to have become the first MP to take in Ukrainian refugees under the government’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Warning - new checks on mortgage applications could hit house hunters

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely to find it 'much harder' to be approved for loans as...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Law firm backs home moving proptech to help tackle fraud

Law firm Taylor Rose MW has acquired a stake in proptech firm SlothMove in an effort to help combat property fraud. SlothMove...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Auction service hits agent milestone

Auction house The iamproperty Group has reached a new agent milestone. It now has 4,000 agents on the network using its auction...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Leading agent signals the end for double digit house price growth

Knight Frank has issued a stark warning that house price growth is set to slow. House price indices from lenders such as...

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

	Winkworth posts record sales from stamp duty holiday and beyond

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

13 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Collapsed sales may rise as mortgage lenders toughen up - warning

Increasingly cautious mortgage lending could dampen the property market and cause more sales to fall-through, it has been warned. Recent house price...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Keller Williams UK marks record month for new agents

Keller Williams has marked a record month for new agents but has announced the closure of its Bristol market centre hub...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New analysis reveals the 'hottest' seller's markets

All regions of the UK remain in a seller’s market as the traditional spring selling season begins for agents. Housing market consultancy...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

And the winner is…? allAgents gears up for in-person awards

Reviews website allAgents has begun teasing details of its 2022 awards. Agents will be able to pick up their gongs in person...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Analyst suggests Boomin financial backing is more significant than branches

A property analyst has warned against comparing the number of branches on Boomin to Rightmove. Challenger portal Boomin revealed its first batch...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

'Whiff of uncertainty' as spring market begins

The Ukraine conflict and cost of living crisis is likely to but a dent in the spring market for agents, an...

11 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Client money and the regulation governing it is changing

PayProp’s recent Rental Confidence Index survey polled property professionals about their biggest concerns for 2022. Unsurprisingly, new regulations were a top...

09 April 2022

From: Features

How to Prove Your Rented Property is Safe for Habitation

As amendments to smoke and carbon monoxide alarm legislation loom for rented properties later this year, we look at how inventory...

09 April 2022

From: Features

House prices hit record high but analyst questions if now is a good time to buy

Homeowners are now earning almost as much from their property as they are from their salary after prices hit new highs. The...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents give government’s energy strategy the cold shoulder

The government’s long awaited Energy Security Strategy has failed to spark excitement among estate agents. The government unveiled its plans to create...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Queries raised over 'two-tier' AML system for agents and developers

An industry expert has questioned the fairness of a “two-tier system” that has emerged between new builds and second-hand homes when...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine appeals and help for the homeless

Spring may be struggling to break through the clouds but agents are continuing to step up for good causes. The humanitarian crisis...

08 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Qué? It is quicker to learn a language than to sell a house - claim

The typical time taken to sell a property has got so long that people could learn a language before a transaction...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The biggest problem with PropTech? All the choice it offers!

Technology developed for the estate agency industry has advanced and expanded seismically over the past decade as software vendors develop their...

06 April 2022

From: Features

The Property Franchise Group plans more agency acquisitions

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) is planning more acquisitions after a busy 2021 for buying-up agencies. The umbrella property brand, which incorporates...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zoopla launches Sales Advisory Board to boost agent influence

Zoopla has unveiled a Sales Advisory Board in an attempt to give agents a greater say in how the portal is...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine crisis: A refugee responds

The property sector has continuously been showing its generosity Ukrainian refugees amid the ongoing Russian invasion. Support ranges from financial donations to...

06 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Trading Standards reminds agents to update SSTC listings amid legal debate

Trading Standards has advised agents to update listings once they reach the "sold subject to contract" (SSTC) stage. It comes after legal...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent webinars - your chance to ask Rightmove anything

Agents will be able to grill Rightmove’s legal and compliance director David Cox this morning as part of the portal’s webinar...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks' 'Mr Motivator' joins Boomin in senior role

A former UK national sales director at Purplebricks has been reunited with the online agent’s founder Michael Bruce at Boomin. Paul Vickerstaff,...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Belvoir tipped for more M&A activity

More acquisitions are being predicted at agency franchise group Belvoir. It comes as the listed brand yesterday reported record group revenue of...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents slam government energy initiative as “drop in the ocean”

Propertymark says only a national retrofitting programme  can make UK homes more energy efficient - and it says a new government...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Professional visual images key for sales, says agent-turned-PropTech boss

Visual images are key for securing the quickest sales at the best prices, according to a formal estate agency chief who...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

London returning to dominant role in high-end market, says agency

Savills suggests that London is returning to its role as the dominant element in the high end housing market in the...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Search digitisation speeds up after sluggish start, claims Land Registry

A government aim to improve the home buying process by making Local Land Charge search results instantly available is well underway,...

04 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Upfront Information - Light at the end of the Tunnel? 

They say that in fashion, if you wait for long enough, clothes that are hanging at the back of your wardrobe...

02 April 2022

From: Features

A smart acquisition: Vouch and Goodlord 18 months on

In July 2020, two leading lettings technology disruptors - Vouch and Goodlord - announced that they were going into partnership. Now,...

02 April 2022

From: Features

“A whiff of yesterday’s news” - agent plays down rocketing house prices

One of the country’s leading estate agents has played down the significance of the latest house price index which at first...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Zut alors! French entrepreneur aims to guillotine UK agency fees

A French billionaire who made his money from estate agency is promising to transform the UK property industry with his unique...

01 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove’s hotspot league table - are you here?

Rightmove has created a league table to identify where new buyer competition is hottest across the UK housing market. Across the country...

01 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

Going Green - buyers demand more eco features in their next home

Buyers are focusing increasingly on green fixtures and fittings according to a new study. Insurance firm Aviva says the most in-demand features...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall Throughs - are mortgage lenders to blame in part?

A survey of 700 borrowers by a high net worth lender suggest almost four out of 10 have lost a mortgage...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The death of data migration – is there a solution for agents?

One of the most valuable assets to any company is the data it stores. According to a recent study completed by...

30 March 2022

From: Features

Purplebricks’ bonus share pay-out to finance chief

Purplebricks has announced that chief financial officer Stephen Long has been given a shares bonus as part of the company’s performance plan...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the hour when most valuation requests are made to agents

The ValPal Network, a PropTech supplier working with over 4,000 agency branches across the UK, has calculated the key hour for...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ukraine - call for estate agencies to provide jobs for refugees

An estate agency which has already donated £50,000 to help the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, is now calling on other firms...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Not-so-prime London - demand falls ahead of Ukraine uncertainty

Demand in prime areas of London has fallen in the first quarter of the year, says estate agency Benham and Reeves. The...

30 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Major PropTech deal for two of the industry’s best-known names

The iamproperty group - best known for its online auction business - has snapped up cloud-based property software business VTUK for...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency chooses London for its first-ever international office

An agency specialising in Nigerian clients has opened its first international office in London. Jide Taiwo & Co’s office will open next...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Property tax alternative to stamp duty wins support of MPs

At least 18 MPs have come out in favour of a new annual Proportional Property Tax which would be levied on...

28 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Interview with eXp's Glenn Sanford - 'some agents will always prefer self-employed'

The self-employed model, after years of not really catching on fully, was given a major boost by the pandemic and the...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Energy squeeze threatens financial nightmare for tenants and landlords

It’s not an easy time for many renters (and homeowners). The cost of living is going up across the board for...

26 March 2022

From: Features

The real life horror behind the drama - why we must be on our guard against fraud

In a new column, solicitor Colum Smith, an expert in combating fraud at Taylor Rose MW Solicitors, explains why those looking...

26 March 2022

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis to the fore

Hello and welcome to another Agents Do Charity, the weekly round up of fund-raising in our industry. Once more our thoughts are...

25 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New co-ownership scheme ‘completely different to Timeshare’

A new service launched in the UK this week selling one-eight to one-half ownership of luxury holiday homes insists it is...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Business Rates - government slammed for lack of clarity

The government has failed to take the opportunity of the Spring Statement to provide clarity on its business rates reform agenda,...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are you the next Phil or Kirstie?

A prominent independent production company is looking for property professionals for a new television programme idea to be filmed in the...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Alert as Japanese Knotweed spotted earlier than usual

There’s a claim that Japanese Knotweed, described as one of the UK’s most invasive plant species, has been spotted growing earlier...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Unlocking £4.5bn of tenancy deposits is the key to the cost-of-living crisis

Earlier this month, the government’s energy regulator Ofgem announced a record 54 percent increase to the energy bill price cap. Combined...

23 March 2022

From: Features

Income Tax cut and VAT scrapped on home energy efficiency measures

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a dramatic future income tax cut, changes to National Insurance thresholds and scrapping VAT on more...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First sign of a slowdown? Transactions drop sharply says HMRC

House sales in February were around a fifth lower than the same month in 2021, according to HM Revenue and Customs...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

GDPR Compliance - new partnership offers help to agents

LonRes has teamed up with compliance consultancy iCompli to launch a  range of services which they say will keep estate agents...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing market overvalued across the UK, claims ratings agency

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

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Are housing sanctions against Oligarchs just a waste of time?

A Russian billionaire says he no longer owns many of his former properties in the UK, raising question marks over the...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Climate Innovation District - low carbon suburb to be built

A so-called Climate Innovation District is to be constructed in central Leeds with low carbon homes at its heart. The developer Citu...

23 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers already tightening their belts, says leading agency

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

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Countrywide brands and branches critical to success of new owners

The Skipton Building Society, which owns Connells estate agency, says the house-selling arm helped it reach a record profit pre-tax profit...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The mistakes we made at Purplebricks - by the Bruce brothers

Michael and Kenny Bruce have for the first time given their views on what went wrong for Purplebricks during their time...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rightmove ponders: Will Ukraine hurt the UK housing market?

The jury is still out on whether the Ukraine crisis will damage public confidence in the UK housing market. Rightmove’s property data...

21 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 March 2022

From: Features

Estate Agent Today: as one great era ends, another begins

This week, you will have all seen the sad news that Graham Norwood is stepping down as editor of Estate Agent...

19 March 2022

From: Features

Client Accounting – Why Outsource?

In this guest feature, Chris Mason, Operations Director at The Letting Partnership, outlines why agents might want to consider outsourcing client accounting. The...

19 March 2022

From: Features

‘Property United For Ukraine’ - how agents can help

A new service has been set up by Agents Giving to highlight how the industry can help the humanitarian effort in...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency accuses rivals of copying Hybrid Property Centre model

haart, part of the Spicerhaart estate agency group, has accused rival agencies of copying its hybrid working model. Spicerhaart group managing director...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Consumer confidence drops sharply amongst potential buyers

The Building Societies Association’s regular confidence tracker about the housing market shows rising pessimism over interest rates, the escalating cost of...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - spreading light through these darker times…

Hello and welcome to the weekend, and another ADC - our chance to pay tribute to fundraisers throughout our industry. Want to...

18 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Going Up - another interest rate rise just announced

The Bank of England has confirmed that base rate is to rise again, for the third time in three months, to a...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Inflation may overtake house price growth soon - warning

Rising inflation may soon overtake house price growth even in the most buoyant areas of the UK, a property market analysis...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency founder moves from kitchen table business to award winner

The founder of an estate agency which began life operating from a kitchen table has now won two prestigious awards.  Deborah Richards,...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

How to attract high-value landlords using a data-driven approach

A shift is occurring in the rental market across the UK. The Government is planning to reform the sector with increased...

16 March 2022

From: Features

Russian attempts to buy property - legal warning over sanctions

A legal expert has warned that everyone is theoretically at risk of committing a breach of sanctions against Russia - but...

16 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks de-lists another property after unacceptable vendor comment

For the second time in recent weeks, Purplebricks has de-listed a property after an unacceptable comment by the seller on social...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News