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Industry Views - The Housing Battleground for General Election 2024

So we’ve been sent the ‘Save The Date’ card - it’s July 4. Now all we need is the invitation to the...

25 May 2024

From: Features

New report draws roadmap for Britain's town centres

A new report sheds light on the future of UK town centres, presenting a roadmap for the revitalisation and repurposing of...

25 May 2024

From: Features

The NPPF, 'Beauty' and 'Gentle Density'

Both 'beauty' and ‘gentle density’ are central themes of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).. The notes which accompany the NPPF state...

23 March 2024

From: Features

Best places to live revealed! Is your patch on the list?

North Berwick in East Lothian, has been named the best place to live in the annual Sunday Times Best Places to Live...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Will cities see an urban renaissance through 'gentle density'

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

30 December 2023

From: Features

Agency trade body backs latest brownfield housebuilding fund

Propertymark has backed the launch of the Government’s £80m brownfield regeneration scheme. Councils across England can now bid for a share of...

14 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed! The happiest place to live in Great Britain

The borough of Richmond upon Thames in London has been crowned the happiest place to live in Great Britain, according to...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Three major agency brands have unveiled high-profile appointments this week. If you want your jobs or appointments news to feature here, email...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

The Increasing Value of Natural Public Spaces in Urban Design

Over a hundred years before the climate emergency became a global concern, it was recognised that, ‘He who plants a tree,...

28 October 2023

From: Features

The evolution of BTR: from city blocks to suburban communities

Build to Rent (BTR) is the UK’s fastest-growing sector and this trend looks set to continue throughout 2023 and beyond. The...

23 September 2023

From: Features

Are 'doorstep communities' the answer to better urban living?

Twenty-minute neighbourhoods, 15-minute cities, low traffic neighbourhoods, walkable neighbourhoods: these concepts are suddenly everywhere. They boil down to a simple idea:...

16 September 2023

From: Features

Party Time - housing policies from Labour, Tories and the rest

And suddenly it’s autumn. It’s just six weeks before the clocks change, days are getting shorter and - the real sign...

09 September 2023

From: Features

Agents warned to tread carefully on Court of Protection sales

Agents are being urged to take extra care when dealing with sales on behalf of someone who lacks mental capacity. Kate Stockdale,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

The Growing Risk of Summertime Overheating

It is no secret that our climate is getting warmer. 2022 was one of the six warmest years on record globally,...

31 July 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Introducing BTR Suburban Communities

Andrew Jones, Group Director, Corporate Lettings & Build to Rent, Leaders Romans Group (LRG) In the past 10 years, the Build to...

29 July 2023

From: Features

Government unveils latest planning overhaul to boost housing stock

The Government has set out yet another attempt to meet it manifesto commitment to build 1m homes over this Parliament. Prime Minister...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 July 2023

From: Features

No evidence that scrapping housing targets will boost housebuilding, MPs warn

MPs have cast doubt on the Government’s ability to achieve its target of 300,000 new homes per year by the mid-2020s...

14 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Higher interest rates are already hitting prime regional markets - research

Higher interest rates have already softened UK prime regional markets but cities are proving resilient, Savills claims. Research by the agent shows...

03 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth: Government stifling supply of new homes conversions

A lack of direction and constant shifts in planning policy at local and national government level is putting a block on...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Planning to address women's fear of crime

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

25 March 2023

From: Features

Will Jeremy Hunt play the good Samaritan for the PRS?

So next week we get to know how high housing is on the Government’s list of priorities. As we wait to see...

11 March 2023

From: Features

Newcastle agency drives support for clean-air zone

Newcastle-based lettings agency Seekers has begun replacing its fleet of cars with electric vehicles. It comes as a clean air zone is...

24 February 2023

From: Breaking News

New data questions significance of the ‘race for space’

The ‘race for space’ may not have been as significant a contest as first thought, new data suggests. Figures from property data...

15 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Realistic pricing will be crucial to successful sales this year

The ‘race for space’ is over and the property market is returning to pre-pandemic levels, Nicky Stevenson claims. Stevenson, managing director of...

10 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property demand halves as ‘race for space’ ends - Zoopla

Property demand has halved but the slowdown is focused on the previously popular rural and coastal areas, Zoopla has revealed. Higher mortgage...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank marks record year for new homes

Knight Frank’s London New Homes team has ended the year on a record-breaking high, following a successful run of sales over the...

22 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Hamptons returns to Chelsea Flower Show with Mediterranean garden

Hamptons is returning to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2023 following last year’s Gold win. The agency brand is sponsoring a...

16 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Reinvent then rent: could old commercial buildings boost rental stock?

In this guest piece, Andy Jones, Corporate & Build To Rent Director at LRG, looks at whether commercial property can help solve...

12 November 2022

From: Features

Agents refute making obscene gestures towards Kwasi Kwarteng

One of the stranger stories emerging from the fallout of Kwasi Kwarteng’s sacking last Friday has been news that someone in...

19 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Outsourcing key marketing elements will save time and money

Good estate agents are always busy, we get that, but the constant juggling of tasks that could be outsourced to others...

27 September 2022

From: Sponsored Content

Property sector backs Investment Zones but calls for more clarity

Agents and property professionals have backed the creation of Investment Zones to help boost housebuilding but have called for more clarity...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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

The property jobs market hasn't taken a summer holiday this month. Here are some of the latest moves that took place during...

31 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Value of leasehold outstrips freehold, finds research

Despite all the controversy surrounding it in recent years, and various government attempts to address the leasehold scandal, new research from...

10 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Fine & Country opens new branch by the Thames

Another ‘prestigious’ London location has been added to the Fine & Country roster, with Teddington the latest to open a branch...

09 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

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

Housebuilding more than just a numbers game, government warned

The government is being urged to not just treat housebuilding as a numbers game. It comes as the Department for Levelling Up,...

12 July 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

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

Pandemic helps push up the number of half a million-pound hotspots

The number of areas where the average house sale price exceeded £500,000 has surpassed 15% of Great Britain for the first...

16 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

Boomin reveals latest wave of paid-up agents

Boomin has unveiled its latest round of paying agents. The challenger portal, launched by former Purplebricks founder Michael Bruce, has revealed 10...

13 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

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

Agents must do more to help mental health, says industry supplier

A prominent trade body says the property industry must do more to recognise and support those with mental health issues. The Association...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

An outlook for the rental market in 2022

The rental market is recalibrating after Covid, and this is evident in the latest data from Zoopla’s rental index. For 18 months...

23 February 2022

From: Features

Star Quality - leading estate agency hires a Mystic Meg

Normally estate agents are rightly proud of their professional abilities to provide expertise to vendors when it comes to selling -...

21 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London still hogs property value despite ‘race for space’

The total value of all UK homes broke the £8 trillion barrier in 2021 according to Savills - and London is...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

We survived 2021, so what has 2022 in store for estate agents?

With the drastic changes enacted on the industry over the past two years thanks to the pandemic and political events such...

22 January 2022

From: Features

Property Wealth Tax proposed by former agency boss

A wealth tax on overseas owners of UK homes could raise £5 billion a year to help local people buy their...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy a home for under £150,000? You’ll be lucky…

The number of locations where average house prices still stand at below £150,000 has shrunk by 28 per cent in recent...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Murdered MP’s legacy could include housing boost for constituents

Sir David Amess, murdered at a constituency surgery last month, may have an unexpected housing market legacy for his constituents. To commemorate...

03 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Autumn Budget: will Sunak’s pledges create opportunities for agents in the new-build sector?

At first glance, Rishi Sunak’s Budget speech earlier this week didn’t offer much from a property perspective. But digging down a little...

30 October 2021

From: Features

Sustainability and automation – how can agents reduce their carbon footprint?

We have all heard the terrible forecasts and listened to Sir David Attenborough’s speeches on the environment and the “we still...

30 October 2021

From: Features

Connells tells Gove he “must do more” to build new homes

A part of the Connells Group is telling the new Housing Secretary that he and his government “must do more” to...

18 October 2021

From: Breaking News

London’s Changing Market: What’s hot and what’s not

One of the country’s leading buying agents has set out what’s hot and what’s not in London’s housing market as it...

13 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - and have we got Mews for you?

Fund-raising takes all sorts of shapes and sizes and this week we have a splendid selection proving that point. Don’t miss out...

08 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Preparing for 2022 – How current trends will affect estate agencies

As we move into the autumn of 2021, what the coming year has in store for estate agents is something we...

29 September 2021

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - running, biking, tennis, golf and affordable artists' studios

We may be getting an extended summer but agents haven’t just been basking in the heatwave. There has been plenty of goodwill...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

The cheapest and most expensive areas by square footage revealed

Buyers are getting less square foot for their money when buying a property. Research by insurer Churchill has found that the average...

15 September 2021

From: Breaking News

City exodus: will the return to the office see a reversal of activity?

2020 gave rise to an exodus from the city as work from home became the mandated norm for large swaths of...

11 September 2021

From: Features

HMRC brings agents back down to earth - big drop in transactions

House sales slumped nearly two thirds last month as the main deadline for the stamp duty holiday passed.  HM Revenue and Customs...

25 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight - Is The Resi Market About To Turn?

Following a month in which the number of property transactions was the highest since records began, it might seem a little...

14 August 2021

From: Features

Why Work? House values rise more than salaries in much of UK

Over a fifth of properties have risen in value by more than the average salary according to a calculation made by...

16 July 2021

From: Breaking News

London-focussed agency expands in south west England

London-focussed agency Winkworth - which has around 60 of its 100 franchise branches in the capital - has now opened another...

25 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Expansion and another branch for fast-growing regional agency

The youngsRPS agency now has a fifth branch in the north of England - it’s in Darlington and will cover the...

14 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty turbocharges house prices to another record high

House prices have soared 10.9 per cent in the past year - the highest level since 2014 - according to the...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Cities and Flats are Back! Demand switches from rural to urban

An analysis of over 1.6m listings by Rightmove shows a big return to normality - demand for smaller city centre properties...

20 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Urban Flight - move to rural homes only for well off, says think tank

A think tank claims that ‘urban flight’ - when people leave cities and head for towns and villages - is merely a...

04 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the thinking behind Zoopla's new look, features and functionality

As the property market continues to boom, competition between portals such as Zoopla, Rightmove, OnTheMarket and Boomin has been hotting up...

21 April 2021

From: Features

Boomin - What’s the verdict?

The launch of Boomin has been and gone with, perhaps, something less than its expected fanfare of publicity. Of course there are...

03 April 2021

From: Features

Covid has changed how and where we want to live

One year on from the UK’s first stay-at-home order, London has been overtaken as the most searched-for location on Rightmove, according...

22 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent warns public of perils of Modern Method of Auction

A prominent estate agent has warned buyers and sellers about the perils of the controversial Modern Method of Auction. MMA is now...

15 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will 2021 be the year of the merger?

At the back-end of last year and the start of this, the biggest news stories in town – besides debates over...

30 January 2021

From: Features

New high taste agency employs ‘guild of creatives and thinkers’

A new estate agency listing historic houses is to have “a select group of creatives and thinkers” that will assist in the...

21 January 2021

From: Breaking News

2021 will not hold back Agents who are prepared to adapt

With the Government announcement this week of another national lockdown across England amid the surging coronavirus infections, it once again puts...

08 January 2021

From: Sponsored Content

League table of Britain’s biggest 2020 house price rises

London and other urban areas dominate the league table of locations seeing the biggest house price rises of 2020. This is despite...

31 December 2020

From: Breaking News

New homes slated for “stubbornly low” design quality

The design quality of new homes and neighbourhoods across the UK remains stubbornly low, according to a new report by academics.  The...

09 December 2020

From: Breaking News

House price rises have far out-stripped stamp duty savings

Another day, another house price record as the bull market continues. The latest Halifax index shows prices surging 7.6 per cent to...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Rural property benefits from Covid-19 and the property use revolution

The secure Conservative victory in the 2019 General Election meant the property market in the sunlit uplands was set for a...

28 November 2020

From: Features

Agents Do Charity - from Christmas parties to Christmas carols

We’re just a few days from December so why not get into the festive spirit a little early and get some...

27 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Boomin now claims 40% of the top 100 UK agencies

The soon-to-launch Boomin portal has signed up a national firm and now claims to have recruited 40 per cent of the...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Rightmove finds its happy (there are pasties and cream teas)

What’s the happiest place in Britain? Rightmove has the answer. In a new ‘Happy At Home’ index calculated by the portal and...

25 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Huge over-supply means London facing “perfect storm” - warning

The Home website, which publishes a detailed monthly snapshot of the market, has raised the alarm over London because of a...

18 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Vaccine injects new life into housing market

Just when you thought the housing market was beginning to calm down... along comes a likely vaccine for Coronavirus. One of the country’s...

16 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity … on Children In Need day…

Hello and welcome to your regular Friday charity round-up from the industry - appropriately enough on the day of the latest...

13 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Over 700 agency branches fail to reopen after spring lockdown

Some 713 estate agency branches have failed to reopen following the spring lockdown according to a business consultancy. TwentyCi says that is the...

20 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Market Shock - “Severe correction” for London as most of UK soars

A prominent housing market analyst is warning that in 14 years of studying prices and transactions he has never seen the...

14 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – five ways to enable your agency to thrive this winter

The only certainty at the moment is ongoing uncertainty. It’s something we’ve got used to in 2020, but it’s still not...

10 October 2020

From: Features

Agency behind Say No To Rightmove reveals High Street expansion

The regional agency group which master-minded the Say No To Rightmove campaign has made a big commitment to the future of...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Effective signage is key to rebuilding customer confidence in the market

When it comes to the future of the property market in the wake of Covid-19, there are two main schools of...

19 September 2020

From: Features

Prime house prices to fall across Britain despite mainstream market surge

In the week the Nationwide recorded the UK’s highest ever average house price, high-end agency Savills has forecast that prime markets...

04 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Rightmove says demand is rocketing in every region of the UK

Data from Rightmove shows that demand is up 61 per cent compared to the same period last year - and the...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Asking prices rise in every region for third successive month

Asking prices are up again for a third consecutive month in all English regions and across Scotland and Wales.  The measurement, from...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

The true benefits of virtual property marketing

It has been three months since the property market was given the green light to reopen. During this time, we have...

12 August 2020

From: Features

Revealed: where people want to live (and where they want to leave)

It’s probably not a surprise but new research has revealed where people want to move to - as well as where...

06 August 2020

From: Breaking News

People quitting London for the country is overstated, suggests Zoopla

Zoopla says while there may be speculation about people fleeing London and big urban areas for the countryside, the evidence suggests...

28 July 2020

From: Breaking News

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