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UK housing stock value dips for first time since 2012

The total value of all homes across the UK has dropped for the first time since 2012. Research by Savills shows the...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Yopa accounts shed light on restructure

Yopa’s latest accounts for 2022 have revealed a “material uncertainty” that the business could continue ahead of a restructure in 2023. The...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Faster payments make happier landlords

Let's be honest – landlords are the lifeblood of any letting agency. Winning and keeping their business keeps the wheels turning...

09 February 2024

From: Sponsored Content

Client Accounting – what are your options?

The benefits for letting agents to outsource their client accounting is well documented, however with an increasing number of options available,...

31 January 2024

From: Sponsored Content

More than 60,000 property firms at risk of insolvency - warning

More than 60,000 property and real estate businesses have started the year in ‘financial distress,’ a professional services and insolvency firm...

23 January 2024

From: Breaking News

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

09 December 2023

From: Features

Bank of England: Interest rate rises haven't fully hit UK yet - warning

Household finances remain stretched and the full impact of higher interest rates and mortgage pricing has yet to fully hit the...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

The housing market needs a real plan for growth

There has no doubt been many commenting on Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s recent Autumn Statement held a couple of weeks ago. We...

06 December 2023

From: Features

Will Stamp Duty or Inheritance Tax cut be better for the property market?

A buying agent has given his backing to the prospect of a Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax (IHT) cut during this...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agency’s deal gives buyers home management services

Utility management platform Muuvo has announced a new partnership and technical integration with online agency Yopa. A dashboard has been created exclusively...

27 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Client money accounting made easy with PayProp

A client account is essential to your lettings business, but the rules and regulations you need to follow to keep this...

26 October 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Ashley Day -  Director of Bristol Property Centre

Who are you, and what does it say on your business card? I'm Ashley Day, the Director of Bristol Property Centre.   What is...

09 October 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Agency fees give Zoopla a financial boost

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

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Alto unveils new training features

Alto has boosted its training offering for estate and letting agents.  Agency users can now access an overview of Alto training via...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mark Bevan, Sales Director at Loop.

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? My name is Mark Bevan and I am the Sales...

30 August 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Spicerhaart maintains turnover but posts 2022 loss after year of investment

Spicerhaart’s shift to a hybrid model and investment in the business and staff has contributed to a £5m loss for 2022,...

29 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancers face ‘too many complaints’ about undertaking breaches

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has warned it is receiving “too many complaints” about breaches of undertakings by solicitors. The regulator...

09 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Andrea Banks, Property Partner at Prestige & Village

Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and how you got into the property industry? My name is Andrea...

24 July 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Premium agency brand unveils foreign currency partnership

Fine & Country has partnered with currency specialist Lumon to help clients with services such as international money transfers. Lumon has more...

12 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Dexters looks to greater London to continue agency acquisitions

Dexters has hinted at more acquisitions, particularly around greater London. Andy Shepherd, chief executive of the London agent, suggested the brand is...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - By laying stable foundations today we will reap infinite possibilities

From valuations to viewings, conveyancing to completions, technology has transformed our sector dramatically and permanently. After comparatively slow beginnings, PropTech really took...

22 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Hydrogen heating – a silver bullet or hot air?

At present, the space heating of homes accounts for roughly 14% of the UK’s annual emissions. If we are to meet...

14 June 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Tackling fraud in the current climate - what’s the reality for agents?

Property fraud is a significant risk for agents, particularly as fake IDs become increasingly prevalent, and the economic climate remains challenging....

06 May 2023

From: Features

Finding relief from client money anxiety

Letting agents are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to opening a client account and getting Client...

06 May 2023

From: Features

Agent marketing boosted by Instagram bio update

The latest Instagram update allowing multiple links in bios will provide a ‘world of marketing possibilities’ for estate agents, it has...

28 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Strike falls deeper into the red as it eyes Purplebricks

Strike has fallen further into the red, its latest annual accounts show. The online agent’s financial statement for the 12 months to...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New banking settlement scheme set to ‘fully digitise property transactions’ 

The Bank of England last week announced the completion of Project Meridian, a digital synchronised settlement prototype that aims to digitise...

24 April 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL shares slide as it posts a loss for 2022

LSL Property Services’ share price dipped yesterday after posting an operating loss in its 2022 annual accounts. Its results showed a group...

14 April 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Friday conveyancing fraud’ getting worse due to remote working – warning

Home-movers are being warned to be on alert for ‘Friday afternoon fraud,’ which experts claim is becoming more common since the...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

7 tactics to generate more successful viewings with Reapit

Taking a proactive approach with viewing generation can increase foot flow through properties and generate more offers, and ultimately close more...

28 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

5 tips to convert applicants with Reapit

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

28 March 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Mystery as Barclays restricts agency account access

Agents have begun reporting concerns that Barclays has suspended access to their business bank accounts. Vijay Vashistha, co-founder of online agent 99home,...

24 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents wanted! Research reveals where new talent is most needed

The South East of England is currently most in need of an estate agency personnel boost, new research claims. The analysis, by...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today: Smarter collaboration is key to developing a property’s digital identity

Having just had an appointment popped into my diary by my car as it apparently told the garage it’s due a...

22 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - on your feet for good causes

Agents and property professionals have been getting on their feet for charity this week. If there are charitable endeavours you think the...

03 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Merger and acquisitions become more popular in times of uncertainty - here's why

With the property market showing signs of a slow-down and the economic outlook rather uncertain, we spoke to Lucy Noonan, founder...

18 January 2023

From: Features

Growing Your Lettings Business in 2023

As another year ends it is essential to take time and reflect on what you have accomplished over the last 12...

18 January 2023

From: Features

AML 'oversights' push up agency fines - claim

The average anti-money laundering (AML) fine issued to the estate agency sector for non-compliance has started to climb, reversing the previous...

18 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Five key ways that estate agents should be using social media in 2023

Estate agents have the challenging job of creating relationships and trust with their customers, who will make crucial life decisions such...

07 January 2023

From: Features

Agents urged to play greater role in housebuilding demand

Agents should use their market position to advise town halls about local housing needs, a senior MP has suggested. Labour and Co-op...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Government set to miss affordable housing targets - warning

The Government has been urged to revise its plans for affordable housing as MPs warn it is set to fall short...

07 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Thinking of selling your lettings agency? Here’s what you need to know!

We spent some time with Lucy Noonan, Founder and CEO of Atomic Consultancy, to pick her brains about the many moving...

03 December 2022

From: Features

The 4 Most Common Mistakes Estate Agents Make Running Google Ads

Inside this short article, my goal is to simply highlight the four most common mistakes l see from reviewing agents' Google Ad...

26 November 2022

From: Features

Autumn Statement unveils council tax, CGT and stamp duty changes

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt warned tough times were coming ahead of his Autumn Statement yesterday and agents were left with plenty to...

18 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Elon Musk and Blue Ticks - why Twitter matters to the industry

I’ve been on Twitter for a decade and have 23,500 followers - a gratifying number and of those a couple of...

12 November 2022

From: Features

Help to Buy Isa usage hits record low

The number of homebuyers putting a Help to Buy Isa towards their property purchase looks set to hit a five-year low. The...

11 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Protecting your clients and your business

With the reported increase in agency staff turnover we thought it would be a good idea to look at how you...

09 November 2022

From: Features

Demystifying Distributed Ledger Technology – a network for the property market

What’s the difference between Centralised Ledger Technology and Decentralised Ledger Technology? Repeat after me; centralised and decentralised ledgers and Distributed Ledger Technology...

04 November 2022

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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

Problems setting up a client account? Here's what to do

Over the last few months, The Letting Partnership has seen an increase in calls from agents who are struggling to open...

22 October 2022

From: Features

Facebook ads – what the new updates mean for agents and how to manage them

Is Facebook giving you a headache? If you’re in the property sector, you’re not alone! From the Cambridge Analytica Scandal to...

05 October 2022

From: Features

Webinar launched to show agents how to navigate tougher Facebook ad rules

A webinar explaining the best way to navigate the tough new Facebook advertising rules for estate agents is to be hosted...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

How estate agents can show they're serious about cutting their carbon footprint

Amid a cost-of-living crisis, not to mention the uncertainty of a post-Covid economy, real estate businesses across the UK don’t have...

10 September 2022

From: Features

Agency group posts increased revenues amid shift to hybrid model

Spicerhaart has posted a 21% boost in revenues despite sales taking longer to complete in the second half of the year,...

26 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Alto to host first virtual event to showcase improved offering to agents

Zoopla-backed agency software provider Alto is to host a virtual event to showcase its offering. Taking place on 14 September, Altogether Live...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter: a day in the life of a Conveyancer

In a welcome return to a favourite series of mine - and a timely one at that, given the current back...

13 August 2022

From: Features

Customers must be at the heart of PropTech solutions, says white paper

The latest White Paper from the Institute of Residential Property Management (now part of The Property Institute) has called for customers...

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

Relisted homes coming back up to £21,000 cheaper – claim

Homes that agents are putting back on the market after a fall-through are being relisted for as much as £21,000 cheaper,...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - The Benefits of Outsourcing!

You may be thinking that cost and hassle outweighs the benefits of outsourcing, but read on, you may be surprised! The last...

27 July 2022

From: Features

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

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

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

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

Revealed! The London boroughs with the most million-pound sales

London accounted for almost half of million-pound plus property sales over the past 12 months but the most active borough at...

11 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

Leasehold reform - what do agents and conveyancers need to know?

You will hopefully have seen that the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Act 2022 has now received its Royal Assent, meaning it...

30 April 2022

From: Features

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

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

Teenage dreams! Former agency apprentice works up to accounts technician

A former agency apprentice has worked her way up to a qualified accounts technician in under a decade. Carrie Howcroft joined Preston...

20 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

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

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

HMRC very likely to crackdown on estate agencies - warning

An analysis of anti-money laundering compliance shows the estate agency industry as one of the UK’s worst performing sectors. And the expert...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

One in 10 sellers guilty of trying to avoid fees, some agents report

Some agents say they have as many as one in 10 vendors taking their properties off the market and seeking to...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Q&A with the RLBA - what are property logbooks and why are they important?

In the last two years digital Property Logbooks for our homes have moved from concept to reality with almost a quarter...

26 February 2022

From: Features

Insight - an estate agents’ guide to AML

The UK property industry has long been a target of fraudsters due to the low levels of transparency and the fact...

12 February 2022

From: Features

Property Guru predicts ‘Roaring 2020s’ boom for London’s richest

The estate agent known to his thousands of followers on Twitter as Mayfair Guru is predicting a ‘Roaring 2020s’ for the...

09 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Labour call for foreign-owned properties register

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants the government to put a stop to the capital being used for international money...

07 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

Identity theft and fraud - how it happens and how to prevent it

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on all aspects of our lives, but undoubtedly one major negative side effect...

11 December 2021

From: Features

Countdown to Christmas: Letting agent's guide to a stress-free holiday

While the Christmas season is usually heralded by an influx of terrible Christmas adverts, the launch of Starbucks’ gingerbread lattes, Adam...

01 December 2021

From: Features

Booming opportunity: how technology can empower finance teams to do more

In this op-ed, Warwick Haycock, accounting software specialist at The Access Group, looks at how the use of tech can empower...

30 October 2021

From: Features

Self-employed agency expanding beyond London for first time

The Nested online agency, which recently revamped its business model to attract more self-employed agents, is expanding outside London for the...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Hybrid agency claims to have ‘solved industry’s staff shortage’

EweMove - the hybrid brand owned by The Property Franchise Group - says its operating model effectively solves a reported staff...

29 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Agent Alert: Rise in property fraud makes data checks vital

An alert has gone out to sales and lettings agents to be more diligent with their checking of data, and to...

22 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Britain’s housing value soars 20% in five years - much of it in 2021

The total value of homes in Britain has risen 20 per cent - that’s £1.6 trillion – in the past five...

14 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The Modern Method of Auction is fast, transparent and the future

The Modern Method of Auction (MMoA), also known as Conditional auction, can sometimes get a bad rap. However, much of the...

13 October 2021

From: Features

Alto Q&A - behind the scenes of a growing agency, with a family ethos at heart

Luke Thirkettle heads up the lettings division at Stratfords, a single-branch lettings and sales agency based in Milton Keynes. Here, he speaks to...

02 October 2021

From: Features

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

Good EPC ratings have almost no impact on house price - Nationwide

A new survey shows that there’s just a 1.7 per cent house price premium on homes with EPC ratings A or...

31 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Admin staff: the cornerstones to an effective agency

Admin teams in most businesses are often the lynchpins that ensure compliance and deal with issues in order to keep the...

14 August 2021

From: Features

Manage your lettings activity with  Task Plans in Reapit’s AgencyCloud

Trust the process: subscribe your landlords and tenants to Task Plans and receive automated prompts when it’s the right time to...

05 August 2021

From: Sponsored Content

Wealthy home owners benefit most from pandemic economic fallout

The Covid-19 crisis has been marked by so-called high-wealth households amassing savings and benefitting from rising house prices far more than...

14 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Criticism of agency over racist tweet controversy - but is it fair?

There is growing criticism of Savills on social media following the controversy over a racist tweet apparently sent from the personal...

13 July 2021

From: Breaking News

The Holiday Home Debate - Don’t Let Politicians Get Away With It

At first sight it’s a tough ask to defend holiday homes when there’s evidence that many who want to buy can’t,...

10 July 2021

From: Features

Property Natter: how tech-led will estate agency be in 10 years?

Around 18 months ago, just a few months before the pandemic hit, I did a Natter with the team at software...

19 June 2021

From: Features

“Increase stamp duty immediately” urges senior MP

The MP who chairs one of the most important committees in the House of Commons has urged the government to increase...

03 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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