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KEYWORD "UK Property" - 100 RESULTS
Estate agents fined more than £3m for failing to register for AML

Estate agents were fined a total of more than £3m in the nine months to September 2023 for failing to register...

22 May 2024

From: Features

ESTAS announce new PropTech headline partners for 2024

The ESTAS, the customer review and awards platform, has unveiled new headline partners for 2024. Reapit and PayProp will become the Headline...

30 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Demand for Small Properties as budgets tighten

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Two new branches for growing agency following latest acquisition

Regional agency Mundys has snapped up a sales business, taking its branch total to five. It currently has two offices in Lincoln...

23 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Owners deterred from downsizing by cost and hassle of moving

The cost and time consuming nature of the house moving process is deterring older owners from downsizing, it’s been alleged. An upfront...

18 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Century 21 opens global listings site to UK estate agents

UK-based estate agencies are being given the opportunity to list their properties on Century 21 Global, the brand’s global listings site. This...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest rates remain frozen – what does it mean for agent activity?

Interest rates were held for the fifth consecutive time after the latest Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday. The...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget missed the mark, estate agents claim

The Spring Budget missed the mark when it comes to boosting current market conditions, agents have claimed. A survey of 833 UK...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Common Pitfalls: Avoiding Fines in UK Property Transactions

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

16 March 2024

From: Features

Jonathan Rolande: A Budget that could see the Chancellor moving out of Number 11

When the Chancellor stood up to deliver the Spring Budget on Wednesday, those of us in the property business could be...

08 March 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Technology can enhance the performance of the rental market

Renting a flat or house in the UK has never been more difficult. The market is tight, supply is limited and...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property expert slams 1% mortgages as Government considers introduction

The Government’s proposal to introduce a new 1% deposit mortgage scheme to help young people onto the property ladder is unworkable...

24 February 2024

From: Features

More than 3,000 estate agents at risk of fines and prison for failing to register with HMRC for AML supervision

Digital compliance specialist SmartSearch can help estate agents comply quickly and efficiently Around one in five estate agents are not registered for...

24 February 2024

From: Features

Auction market ‘shattered records’ in January

January 2024 has shattered records to become the busiest ever for UK property auctions, data suggests. Auction data provider Essential Information Group...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget provides opportunity to support buyers - survey

More than a third of property professionals view the Spring Budget as an opportunity to boost new build and the first-time...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Hamptons expands into Andorra with new partnership

Hamptons expands into Andorra with new partnership Hamptons has launched a partnership with Roc Propietats Estate Agents in Andorra that will include...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two high street agencies among first to join eXp brokerage model

Two estate agency businesses have already signed up to self-employed agency brand eXp’s new brokerage model just weeks after launch. Mackays, a...

18 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: ‘Why we are more optimistic about 2024'

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

11 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Overseas property ownership register hits 30,000 milestone

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

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 December 2023

From: Features

5 Proptech Predictions for the Private Rental Sector in 2024

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

13 December 2023

From: Features

UK property portal visits drop amid slowing market - claim

Visits to Rightmove have fallen by 18% in the past year as high mortgage rates hit the national market from the...

05 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Why property firms should prioritise open banking in 2024

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

29 November 2023

From: Features

Agents’ network welcomes eight new member agents in a month

The Guild of Property Professionals has announced eight new members to its network of independent agents. One is George F White in...

26 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New boss for property team brings US experience to UK

Outsourced communications business Moneypenny has appointed a new head of its property team.  Moneypenny supports 2,500 businesses in the UK property industry,...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons sold to European technology and property giant

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

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 September 2023

From: Features

Fall-throughs are starting to rise – warning

The number of property transactions estimated to have collapsed across the UK market has started to climb after two quarters in...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Detached Houses Surge in UK Property Prices

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

23 September 2023

From: Features

Buyers continue to rely on relatives for homebuying support - research

Mortgage searches on behalf of borrowers using gifted equity or making a concessionary purchase from a family member rose by 75%...

12 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Northern cities are UK property hotspots, says new report

The cities of Liverpool, Nottingham and Manchester have enjoyed the biggest house price rises since pre-Covid. Despite interest rates at a 13-year...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers have the x factor in UK property market

Buyers are now calling the shots and can expect lower bids to secure the house of their dreams, a property expert...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Auction house market is booming – but for how long?

The size of the UK property auction house market hit the highest point in a decade in 2022, approaching half a...

10 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Cash and needs-based buyers driving prime markets - Savills

Cash purchasers, younger needs-based buyers and relocators are the driving force behind the current prime UK property market, according to research...

04 August 2023

From: Breaking News

TPFG maintains positive outlook despite sales slump

The Property Franchise Group (TPFG) has said its multiple income streams will help it navigate the uncertain markets after it revealed...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals rise but buyers remain cautious

The number of mortgage approvals edged up for a second month in a row during June but remains below 2022’s monthly...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC: June property sales hit three-year low

HMRC has recorded the lowest level of UK property sales for the month of June since 2020. The latest property transaction data...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Property professionals unfazed about AI takeover

The majority of UK property professionals are confident that their job will not be replaced by artificial intelligence (AI). A survey by...

24 July 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Do-or-Die for housing market tomorrow - new warning

The publication of inflation figures by the government tomorrow will be a Do-Or-Die moment for the housing market, it’s been claimed. At...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of “pain to come” after shock of biggest price fall for 12 years

House prices are falling at their fastest rate in 12 years, dropping £7,500 on average over the past 12 months, according...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket’s Tech Breakthrough - using AI to list properties

OnTheMarket this morning claims to be the first major UK property portal to use Artificial Intelligence natural-language technology. The controversial technology is...

07 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency brand seals strategic marketing partnership

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has launched a strategic partnership with proptech supplier nurtur.group.  Under the agreement, nurtur.group will become the exclusive...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Don't be the restaurant that doesn’t turn the a/c on in the summer…

It’s a brave business owner who actually invites criticism.  I speak from the personal experience of asking the opinions of the...

24 June 2023

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - gearing up for any charitable challenge

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

09 June 2023

From: Breaking News

40-year mortgages - should you consider one?

It’s a tough old road for today’s first-time buyers, with house prices and mortgage interest rates much higher than they were...

03 June 2023

From: Features

Buyers entering bidding wars for bungalows - claim

Homebuyers are entering bidding wars for bungalows, a property expert claims. The Daily Telegraph recently reported that young professionals in their 20s and...

24 May 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 May 2023

From: Features

House price growth slows but remains positive - Halifax

The latest Halifax House Price Index gave estate agents renewed optimism last week amid the ongoing market crash debate after the...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Secretary: UK property supply and standards are broken

The property market is broken, Housing Secretary Michael Gove acknowledged yesterday. Despite the Conservative Party being in power since 2010, Gove insisted...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents ‘seeking better pay’ as staff turnover hits 30%

Annual staff turnover in the property industry sits at almost 30%, with the most common reason given for leaving a job...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

UK property sales 'down by a quarter' since interest rate hikes started

Another interest rate hike could further dampen property market activity, research suggests. It comes as new analysis shows the average number of...

29 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Lettings crisis: what does this mean for UK letting agents

Listings are down, mortgage rates are high, regulations are becoming even more complex and already stretched tenants are feeling the effects...

08 March 2023

From: Features

Upmarket agency branches out to Dubai

Premium property agency Prestige & Village is expanding beyond its home base in the South East of England. It has launched the...

03 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Elon Musk suspends UK property group from Twitter - but why?

A property consumer group has had its Twitter account suspended and its bid to be reinstated has failed - and it...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 February 2023

From: Features

Revealed! The postcodes with the most estate agency branches

New research has uncovered the most densely populated areas for estate agency branches. Agency comparison website GetAgent’s internal data tracks the number...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property sales fall-throughs hit five-year high

The number of fall-throughs hit a five-year high during the third quarter of 2022, research suggests. Analysis of TwentyCi fall through data...

05 January 2023

From: Breaking News

'Stamp Duty scars' boost October house prices - Land Registry

The end of last year’s Stamp Duty holiday has given a temporary boost to house price data for October 2022. The latest...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices hit by largest fall for two years

House price growth slowed annually and fell for the third month in a row during November, Nationwide data shows. The latest Nationwide House...

02 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agents deterred by self-employed model - claim

Online and Americanised models of self-employed agency have deterred new agents from entering the sector amid a wider decline of professionals...

28 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks: Why shareholders should vote against chairman change

Purplebricks has written to shareholders urging them to reject “disruptive” resolutions calling for chairman Paul Pindar to be sacked and replaced...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs on the rise as mortgage costs spiral - warning 

The number of property sales falling through has increased for the first time since the height of the pandemic market boom...

03 November 2022

From: Breaking News

September slump? Property sales fell by a third in September - HMRC

UK property sales fell by around a third last month and were flat on a monthly basis, new figures show. HMRC’s latest...

24 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 October 2022

From: Features

The value of property marketing in a changing market

It’s the oddest thing. Surely, the most fundamental requirement of an estate agent having won an instruction, is to get it...

19 October 2022

From: Features

Going global – Fine & Country expands worldwide marketing presence

Fine & Country has partnered with ListGlobally to feature all of their UK property listings on 106 international portals worldwide, according...

18 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut - much needed boost or short term fix? Either way, estate agents need to prepare for the rush

The Government’s mini budget on September 23 was anything but ‘mini’ with several major announcements one of the most significant of...

17 October 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Market uncertainty not putting buyers and sellers off, claims agency

The majority of homebuyers and sellers remain ‘undeterred from their endeavours to tackle the housing market’, despite the turbulence of the...

11 October 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Interest rate rises ‘driving the market’ as sellers rush to secure peak prices

Interest rate rises are driving an increase in homes for sale, research claims. National estate agency Jackson-Stops has analysed Rightmove data and...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Estate agents and conveyancers - Same frustrations. Different jobs.

One of the particular characteristics of the property market is how it brings contrasting professions together. From estate agents to conveyancers,...

24 September 2022

From: Features

Analysis: What did Boris Johnson do for the UK property market during his 3 years as Prime Minister?

Time is up for Boris Johnson's tenure as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party, serving 3 years and 44...

17 September 2022

From: Features

Cluttons: ‘Market isn’t crashing but sellers are becoming more realistic’

The market is a long way off crashing but sellers are becoming more realistic, a senior agent has claimed. It comes as...

12 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Angels Media boss named among top UK property influencers

Nat Daniels, chief executive of Estate Agent Today publisher Angels Media, has been named as a top UK property influencer. Daniels was...

09 September 2022

From: Breaking News

House prices bounce back but 'challenging period' is coming - Halifax

Monthly house price growth bounced back in August but continues to slow annually, Halifax data shows. Halifax’s August House Price Index recorded...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Agent partners transfer to iamproperty in auction trade deal

More than 1,000 estate agency branches are to join iamproperty’s partner network from SDL Auctions after a trade deal between the...

30 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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