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KEYWORD "Which" - 108 RESULTS
Industry Views - The one Property tax Labour really should change

In the later stages of an election when the Conservatives’ best chance of success is forcing an own goal by Labour,...

22 June 2024

From: Features

House prices to grow by 6.3% by end of 2025

A new house price forecast by peer-to-peer real estate investment platform, easyMoney, reveals that recent optimism in the UK property market could...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Advice for landlords on energy efficiency and sustainability

Despite a consultation starting back in 2020, the proposed legislation hadn’t progressed through Parliament and no doubt many landlords who faced...

22 June 2024

From: Features

Interest rates held again: estate agents react

Interest rates were held for the sixth consecutive Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting yesterday, as agents expressed hope of a cut...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Independent agent signs long-term Zoopla listings deal

Arun Estates has signed a new long-term deal with Zoopla. The independent agent’s 100 high-street branches in the South East of England...

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - gloves off

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

21 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy assessors query Which? EPC accuracy research

Energy assessor trade body the Property Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) has clashed with consumer watchdog Which? again. It follows another report from...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s coming home! Agent scores with Euro 2024-themed display

Agency brand Phipps & Pritchard has given its branch windows a football-themed overhaul in time for Euro 2024. The independent agent, which...

20 June 2024

From: Breaking News

John D Wood expands into south east London

John D Wood & Co has expanded its London network with two new flagship residential sales and lettings offices in Herne...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Consumer watchdog warns EPCs are full of hot air

Energy performance certificates (EPCs) can be riddled with inaccuracies and unhelpful advice that could cost homeowners when they come to sell...

18 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark unveils new Certificate in Property Agency

The Propertymark Qualifications Level 3 (Level 6 SCQF) Certificate in Property Agency was officially unveiled last week. The trade body revealed the...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla unveils AI features to boost buyer interest

Zoopla has announced two new artificial intelligence (AI)-backed features to increase the number of high-intent buyers on its site.  The portal has...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: I thought the rental crisis was bad, but not this bad

Having spent more than three decades working in the property sector, I’ve come to the conclusion I’ve pretty much seen it...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Tory Housing Policies Miss Out On Poll Position

You have to wonder who is advising Rishi Sunak these days. Months ago, Silverstone must have seemed a terrific venue to hold...

15 June 2024

From: Features

London's brownfield sites could house nearly 0.5m new homes

New research reveals nearly half a million homes could be built across London on land that currently lies derelict amid a...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Average price of Edinburgh detached homes rose by almost £1,500 a week

The average price of detached homes in Edinburgh has risen by almost £1,500 a week according to analysis of the latest...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Labour faces barriers to 'getting Britain building'

After much anticipation, the Labour Manifesto for ‘Change’ was launched this week. Held in Manchester the launch event included personal reflections...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Addressing the Local Authority Development Impasse

Building and development plans Recently, Carter Jonas has marketed development sites which have attracted multiple bids, higher offers than had been anticipated...

15 June 2024

From: Features

Agents’ Verdict - We Need More Details in Labour Manifesto

There’s been a broadly warm response from much of the property industry to Labour’s manifesto, but a call for more detail...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Homes Like Selling Broadband, says Purplebricks figure

A new senior figure in Purplebricks claims the agency has much in common with selling broadband.  Nick Gunga is the new chief...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

High profile Modern Method auction service expands

Pattinson Auction is launching in Northern Ireland.  A statement from the high profile firm says the move is part of its mission...

14 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: A Website is Your Message to Customers

I know there’s always been something of a love-hate relationship between agents and the portals. The ‘love’ comes because the portals are...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech service expansion promises new opportunities for agents

Online digital valuation service The ValPal Network (TVPN*) is expanding after creating a reservoir of what it calls “sufficient quality data.” It’s...

13 June 2024

From: Breaking News

A conversation with David Newnes Co-Founder of National Home Move and Managing Director Matthew McCreath discussing the benefits of being a Your Move Franchise Partner.

Tell us a little bit about National Home Move. We are a network of more than 60 Your Move and Reeds Rains...

12 June 2024

From: Sponsored Content

General Election: estate agents react to Tory manifesto

The Conservative Party’s General Election manifesto has committed to resurrecting the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme and temporarily removing Capital...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Hospitals cyber-attack is a warning to property sector

THE news that an NHS trust was hit by a cyber-attack earlier this month naturally attracted a lot of headlines. Even though...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers urged to get protected amid rise in gazumping

Buyers are being urged to be on alert about being gazumped amid a rise in the practice. The HomeOwners Alliance has highlighted...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Cost of moving hits almost £52,000 – research

Homebuyers are spending an average of £51,784 to move home in the current market, although this climbs as high as £86,000...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Lee O'Brien, Managing Director of iad UK

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I’m Lee O’Brien, Managing Director of iad UK. In your experience,...

11 June 2024

From: 60 Second Interview

Property Natter - Mistakes, milkshakes and military memories - what a week!

In a week when the election campaign descended into claim and counterclaim of lies over tax plans and Nigel Farage was...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Poor financial literacy amidst the UK's Mortgage crisis

Major lenders including Barclays, HSBC, and TSB have reduced their interest rates on new fixed mortgages, offering a glimmer of hope...

08 June 2024

From: Features

PRS crying out for fiscal reform, says LRG

In the second of their Election Wishlist series, Leaders Romans Group turn the spotlight on the Private Rented Sector (PRS). Here, National...

08 June 2024

From: Features

Conveyancing Association launches digital signature guide

The Conveyancing Association (CA) - the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – has launched a new guide for conveyancing...

08 June 2024

From: Features

The Netflix effect! Buying London boosts agency business​

Prime property agency London House, which features in the new Netflix series Buying London, has seen a 30% increase in global...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - get ready to give

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

07 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Law Society faces calls for no confidence vote over material information rules

A legal action group is seeking support from solicitors to call a vote of no confidence in the Law Society The Property...

06 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils AI property descriptions tool

Agency software provider Alto has rolled out a new artificial intelligence-powered tool to simplify creating property descriptions for agents.  Free for all...

04 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand expands into Stoke Newington

Winkworth has extended its North London presence with the opening of a new office in fashionable Stoke Newington. This will be the...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Do it For Dom charity event goes back to school sports day

This year the 'Do It For Dom' charity event is returning as an adventure challenge. Dominic Subbiani is a joint owner of...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Keir! Rishi! - What About Housing?

And so we wait. The election, still only a week old and with almost five left to go, has served up main...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Finding landlords is agents' biggest worry - PayProp survey

To put it simply – letting agents are our business. When they overwhelmingly voice a concern about something, we take that...

01 June 2024

From: Features

LRG sets out its stall for election 2024

With election day looming, in the first of a series of articles, experts from property services organisation, Leaders Romans Group, offer...

01 June 2024

From: Features

Stamp Duty reform tops General Election property wish-lists

Stamp Duty reform and more housebuilding top the General Election wish-lists for the property sector. General Election manifestos are yet to be...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: If your social media feed is anything like mine, it's now full of cries for help from tenants

Amid the frenetic news agenda of recent weeks, a story broke that may have easily passed you by. It revealed how tenant...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency recruitment firm rebrands

A property recruitment firm that already works with almost 100 estate agencies has rebranded. Genum Recruitment, which has helped supply talent to...

31 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers still prefer people rather than robots for mortgage advice

Mortgage borrowers still prefer the human touch when applying for a home loan despite the rising popularity of artificial intelligence, research...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agent marks 60-year anniversary with shareholder scheme launch

Agency brand Martyn Gerrard is marking 60 years in estate agency by offering staff a stake in the business. The London agent’s...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Fake grass deters property buyers - claim

Fake grass can impact the value of a vendor’s property and turn off prospective buyers, Winkworth claims. In a gardening special, the agency franchise brand’s Property...

29 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Off-plan property purchases hit decade-low - claim

The share of new-build homes sold before they’re complete has dropped to a decade-low, research suggests. Hamptons’ annual off-plan sales index has...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buying agent questions social media selling strategies

An oversupply of property in the £5m-plus part of the prime London property market has led to a surge of sellers...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

After delays, departures and disruption, Renters (Reform) Bill finally runs out of steam

The Government’s controversial Renters (Reform) Bill has fallen victim to Rishi Sunak’s election announcement and has been shelved. The legislation – which...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Partnering with Houseful will provide greater connectivity across the industry

Last week, the UK’s leading conveyancing services provider, LMS, announced a five- year strategic partnership with software, data and insight business,...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Scottish property taxes raise over £623m in last 12 months

Property taxes in Scotland exceeded £623m over the last twelve months according to analysis of the latest statistics by a leading...

25 May 2024

From: Features

Interest rate cuts more important for housing than election - claim

Affordability is a bigger factor for buyers than the confirmed General Election, Savills claims. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has set a date...

24 May 2024

From: Breaking News

General Election date set – will the property market pause?

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak yesterday confirmed a date for the General Election. Voters will go the polls on 4 July, meaning the...

23 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Labour unveils plans for new towns

The Labour Party has committed to building 1.5m new homes across the country over the next parliament. Shadow Housing Secretary Angela Rayner...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Industry Views - Do Online Estate Agencies Exist Any More?

Is there such a thing as an online estate agency any more? A decade ago, about the time I started editing Estate...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Growing financial risk for 'go-it-alone' landlords

Housing minister Jacob Young recently scotched rumours that the property portal proposed in the Renters (Reform) Bill would remove the need...

18 May 2024

From: Features

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to levels from 25 years ago

Scottish housebuilding needs to return to the completion numbers from 25 years ago according to analysis of the latest official statistics...

18 May 2024

From: Features

 Rightmove: It's difficult for agents to provide material information

The task of obtaining material information is more difficult than it appears for estate agents, Rightmove has warned. The portal revealed in...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

JONATHAN ROLANDE: It’s not all good news for Rightmove

Another week and more good news for Rightmove. The company which  estate agents love to hate has just announced it has...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - positive charitable developments

A variety of charities have received support from the property industry this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the rest...

17 May 2024

From: Breaking News

10 reasons to become a Your Move franchise.

If you’re thinking about becoming an Estate Agency franchise or converting your existing estate agency business to a franchise, here we...

16 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

LonRes: Longer sales times are creating ‘vicious cycle’ of fall-throughs

Prime London property sales are taking longer to go through once under offer, which is creating a vicious cycle of fall-throughs,...

16 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Q1 at auction: the most active auction market we've seen to date

Auction is gearing up for further growth with a traditional strong spring market anticipated off the back of a record-breaking quarter...

15 May 2024

From: Features

CRM backs Rightmove data feed changes

Street.co.uk has added new fields directly into its property records to help agents stay compliant following the new material information guidance. It...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

West Yorkshire agent expands with latest acquisition

Property consultancy Walker Singleton has acquired the book of business of Wilkinson Woodward Solicitors-owned Halifax estate agents Boococks as part of...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Why we can't afford not to be alive to the growing risk of cyber fraud

THE property sector has embraced technology and the enormous benefits that it can bring. Never was this more accurately demonstrated than during...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mystery surrounds latest Keller Williams market centre

The future of another Keller Williams (KW) market centre in the UK appears unclear. KW Prime, once the flagship market centre of...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Energy assessors demand evidence that EPCs aren’t accurate

A trade body has queried parts of consumer watchdog Which?’s report into energy performance certificates (EPCs). A report from Which? earlier this...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates rise but borrowers have more choice of home loans

Homebuyers have been hit by the highest jump in mortgage rates since March, research suggests. Analysis by Moneyfacts found the typical pricing...

14 May 2024

From: Breaking News

AML compliance done digitally through proper identity verification

Estate agents and lettings agents have a legal obligation to protect themselves from money laundering and as such you must recognise...

13 May 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Phil Spencer announces ESTAS Postcode Winners

We were delighted to hold our first ESTAS Postcode Awards last Friday as part of our commitment to recognising service standards...

11 May 2024

From: Features

The Simple Solution to Addressing the Housing Shortage

There’s a very important first step that needs to be taken in resolving the housing crisis: we need a greater understanding...

11 May 2024

From: Features

UK housebuilders back in the market for land as outlook brightens

Britain's housebuilders are seeing a recovery in buyer interest and land purchasing activity in early 2024, according to the latest Knight...

11 May 2024

From: Features

Hamptons: Price reductions decline as sales 'bounce back'

Price reductions fell to an 18-month low in April as transactions recover faster than prices, new industry data reveals. Figures from Hamptons,...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Supreme Court overturns Japanese Knotweed redress ruling

A landmark ruling on the affect of Japanese knotweed on property values has been overturned, which could have implications for home...

10 May 2024

From: Breaking News

RICS: Agency stock rises to three-year high but sales are facing short-term slump

Agency stock has hit a three-year high but sales expectations have dipped as hopes of an imminent interest rate cut fade,...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket aims to cement top position for new-build stock

OnTheMarket is starting to rival Rightmove when it comes to new-build stock, the portal has claimed. The CoStar-backed brand said it has...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency franchise brand expands Devon footprint

Winkworth has opened its fifth office in Devon – with what it describes as a prime spot in an affluent area...

08 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Fast-growing estate agency group attracts £100m price tag

It's reported that the Lomond estate agency group, which is heavily backed by private equity and which has expanded through serial...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Savills makes drastic U-turn on housing market forecast for 2024

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

‘Hidden’ Service Charges trigger rise in housing costs, says Barclays

Typical consumer spending on mortgages and rents increased 3.6% in April – the first increase in the rate of growth since...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Zoopla battles OnTheMarket with huge new marketing campaign

Zoopla has kicked off an eight week marketing campaign to fend off the threat of OnTheMarket and to capitalise on the...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Adding Value to a Home For Sale? Forget solar panels….

Sellers seeking to differentiate their homes from others on the market may consider solar panels - but they should be wary...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

How a Facebook group spearheaded a fight for change

Liz Morrell meets Women in Estate Agency’s co-founder Liana Loporto-Browne Liana Loporto-Browne, managing director of LB Residential, fell in love with the...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Labour - The Housing Policies Coming Our Way Soon

You don’t have to be a mind-reader to believe there will be a large majority Labour government by the end of...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Estate agents and money laundering - the need for vigilance

For most of us, estate agents are key when it comes to the biggest sales and purchases of our lives. With the...

04 May 2024

From: Features

Complete Overhaul of EPCs demanded by key consumer body

An influential consumer body is demanding a complete overhaul of Energy Performance Certificates. Which? says that with millions of households across the...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Cut - Experts downplay chances for next week

Prominent housing and mortgage experts are downplaying the chance of an interest rate cut following the Bank of England monetary policy...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech partnership promises lead generation for agents

The ValPal Network has partnered with agency software provider Street.co .uk. This will facilitate the integration of Street’s CRM with TVPN’s lead...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Battle of the Self-Employed Brokers - more recruits

Yesterday we covered the story of self-employed estate agency brokerage eXp revealing three new agencies to have taken on the corporate...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Association launches digital signature guide to accelerate sales

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched a new guide to help conveyancers understand and utilise digital signatures, electronic signatures and e-signature...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Jonathan Rolande - More To Be Done To Address Housing Imbalance

A recent announcement by housing giants Persimmon has been heralded as a welcome boost to the property sector. In a trading update they...

03 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Self employed brand reveals more agencies signing up

Self-employed agency brand eXp UK has named a second wave of estate agencies to adopt its new business model. The brand’s ‘brokerage’...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs demand scrapping of ground rents on leasehold properties

Sky News is reporting that up to 30 Conservative MPs are threatening to rebel against the government’s approach to ground rents...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Only Realistic Sellers succeed in today’s market - leading agent

Only realistic sellers willing to negotiate prices are successful in the current market, says one of the country’s leading estate agents. The...

02 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Portal claims 40 new agency sign-ups since start of 2024

A locally-owned property portal called Propertynews says it’s signed up over 40 more agents to list properties since New Year. More than...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Eco Retro-fitting Homes - call for consumer protections

A coalition of organisations representing consumers, financial institutions and energy suppliers has written to the Department for Energy Security and Net...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New CEO replaces Jerry Lyons at Content Club

Industry partner the Estate Agent Content Club (EACC) has announced a new chief executive, replacing high profile founder Jerry Lyons. Amanda Bower...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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