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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

Agent activity improves but asking prices remain an issue - Propertymark

The number of market appraisals and sales agreed among estate agents are now back above levels seen before the September 2022...

05 June 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

Prop X - landmark event announced by Propertymark Trust

The Propertymark Trust has launched Prop X, its first-ever fundraising event, scheduled for Birmingham in September.  A statement from the trade body...

26 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer to give Blue Sky speech to estate agents

TV property guru, Move iQ founder and Estate Agent Today columnist Phil Spencer to be a keynote speakers at Propertymark One...

19 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Land Registry urged to cut fees so agents can comply with material information rules

Propertymark has urged the Land Registry to provide more accessible and affordable services to its members.  Responding to a call for evidence...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark proposes ‘infrastructure-first’ approach to housing supply

Propertymark has urged the UK Government to consider other ways of boosting the supply of homes for purchase.  The Government has two...

09 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Demand slowed in February but agents are getting busier

Sales agreed among Propertymark members hit a four-month high in February but the agency trade body has warned of a quieter...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body launches decision-making webinar

Propertymark is hosting a webinar titled ‘Navigating Everyday Decisions for Better Outcomes’, designed to help agents improve their decision-making. The webinar will...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Julie James returns as Welsh Housing Minister

Propertymark has welcomed the reappointment of Julie James as the new Welsh Housing Minister. Timothy Douglas, head of policy and campaigns at...

26 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark welcomes new First Minister for Wales

Propertymark has welcomed the appointment of the new leader of Welsh Labour and subsequently First Minister for Wales Vaughan Gething. The agency...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Investigation launched into snagging rights

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has announced an investigation to uncover the tensions between developers and surveyors on snagging. The trade...

14 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget: Will there be help for housing?

Agents are hopeful of support for the property market in today’s Spring Budget. It could be the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s final fiscal...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: 'Agents are willing to pay for industry regulation'

Agents would be happy to pay for regulation but the sector should be wary of costs, a Propertymark executive has told...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Home mover mortgage lending hit 50-year low in 2023

The level of mortgage approvals for home-movers hit the lowest level since the 1970s amid the cost of living crisis in...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body reveals Spring Budget wishlist

Propertymark has added its name to calls for Stamp Duty reform and has also urged lenders to develop more affordable mortgage...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body launches project to explore LGBTQ+ inclusion

Propertymark has launched a project to boost LGBTQ+ inclusion in the estate agency sector. The trade body conducted a series of workshops...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Inflation rate remains steady in ‘silver lining’ for property market

The rate of inflation remained at 4% in the 12 months to January, but housing costs remain high, Office for National...

15 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Interest rate cut needed as mortgage arrears rise

Propertymark has urged the Bank of England to cut interest rates “as soon as practically possible” after the trade body noted...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: 'Asking prices are still too high'

Further adjustments in house prices are needed to match valuations with market expectations, Propertymark has warned. It comes as the agency trade...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Estate agent best practice conveyancing guide updated

The Conveyancing Association (CA) - the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry – has announced an update to its Estate...

20 January 2024

From: Features

Fintech firm joins Open Property Data Association

Fintech firm Phoebus has joined UK trade body the Open Property Data Association (OPDA) as an associate member. The brand provides systems and...

16 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Dates for your diary: Propertymark client money and material information webinars

Propertymark is hosting two important webinars this week to keep agents informed of important industry regulations. The agency trade body is hosting...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget date set but will it including housing support?

Agency trade body Propertymark has expressed hope that housing will be a key part of the Spring Budget after the Treasury...

02 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending to remain weak in 2024

Mortgage lenders are expecting a quieter year for home loans in 2024. Forecasts from banking trade body UK Finance suggest lending for...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents hope for property tax review in Scottish Budget

Agents are hoping for further support for the housing market north of the border as the Scottish Government prepares to set...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Propertymark One event moves from Wembley to Excel London

Next year’s Properymark One conference will be held at Excel London. It comes after the first landmark event from the agency trade...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Asking prices are too high

The number of agents reporting listings selling for under asking price has hit its highest level this year as Propertymark warns...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark unveils 2024 regional conference dates

Propertymark has revealed details of its 2024 regional conference programme. The agency trade body said it will visit 19 regional locations next...

24 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HMRC checking agency AML procedures - warning

Estate agents are being reminded of their anti-money laundering (AML) responsibilities. It comes after HMRC has seen a rise in new applications...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry records first annual house price drop for a decade

The Land Registry has recorded the first annual drop in property values for a decade in its house price index. Both the...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark renews calls for agency regulation

Propertymark has written to the Housing Secretary Michael Gove to reiterate its longstanding call for regulation of property agents. The agency trade...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Financial pressures’ remain as mortgage arrears rise

Mortgage arrears and claims for repossession are on the rise as official data shows how much homeowners are still struggling in...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Date set for 2024 Propertymark One conference

A date has been set for next year’s Propertymark One conference. The landmark conference was launched by the agency trade body at...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents Do Charity - charitable collaborations

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

03 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyer numbers and viewings down as agents become more pessimistic

The latest market snapshot from Propertymark suggests a more pessimistic view of the market. The trade body’s latest Housing Insight report says...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Should agents be held responsible for overvaluations?

Former NAEA Propertymark President Stephen McCarron has questioned if agents should be held responsible for clients losing out from overvalued properties. Speaking...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body freezes member fees

Propertymark has frozen membership fees for 2024. Acknowledging the impact of ongoing inflationary pressure and high-interest rates, the agency trade body has...

20 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark conference series heads for Kent

Propertymark is preparing for its next regional conference. The next destination is Canterbury Cathedral Lodge in Kent on 9 November 2023. Members have...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Labour backs ROPA rules

The Labour Party has committed to introducing the Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) rules if it wins next year’s General Election. Shadow...

12 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark urges Labour to lead on agency regulation

The Labour Party is being urged to take the lead on estate agency regulation and help driving up standards in the...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark aims to put housing on party conference agenda

Propertymark is extending its political engagement and reach by exhibiting at the party conferences this week. The agency trade body will be...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Storm blows in reasons to be cheerful

As much of the country battened down the hatches for the first storm of the season, there may have been a...

30 September 2023

From: Features

Green Shoots? Early signs of market boost, insists latest survey

We might be at the start of an improving housing market, suggests Propertymark. In its latest market snapshot, concentrating mostly on August,...

26 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Homeowners must be ‘incentivised not penalised’ towards net zero

Propertymark has backed delays to the Government’s net zero policies, claiming the shift to more sustainable and environmentally friendly homes should...

22 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New Conveyancing Association document highlights digital tools to speed up sales

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has launched a new document to help firms benefit from the range of digital services available to...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property guru Phil Spencer launches local market updates for agents

Phil Spencer’s property advice website Move iQ has launched a video market solution that shares housing market insights at a local...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Conveyancing Association reveals latest affiliate member

The Conveyancing Association (CA) has announced Post Partner as its latest affiliate member. Post Partner offers a range of document management tools...

05 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Fewer buyers stretching affordability to get on property ladder

Mortgage lending has dropped and buyers are no longer stretching their affordability limits, UK Finance claims. New data from the banking trade...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark extends conference season

Propertymark has doubled its regional conference programme for 2023. Working in partnership with Rightmove, the agency trade body will now host 10...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Property market shifts to ‘serious buyers and sellers’ as activity dips - claim

The market is shifting to more serious buyers and sellers as the level of stock hits a 12-month high, Propertymark claims. It...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Logbook trade body welcomes new partners

Two new companies have joined the Residential Logbook Association’s (RLBA)integration programme. Home move tracking platform adoor has integrated with the RLBA register...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

High EPC ratings don’t boost property sale prices - claim

Energy performance certificates (EPC) make little difference to property sales and the Government should consider replacing them with more effective green...

18 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agent exams boost earns by up to 4k - claim

Propertymark is appealing to school leavers to consider a career in property. As students discover their A level results or Highers in...

17 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body asks Government why leaseholders are still being ignored

Propertymark has written to the Government to ask why attempts to protect leaseholders are being ignored. It comes as the Earl of...

15 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in arrears and worse to come, mortgage lenders warn

There’s been a sharp rise in mortgage arrears as high interest rates have hit the housing market - and now there’s...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sellers settling for “middle ground” still turn a profit - Propertymark

Propertymark says that sellers who strive to find a “middle ground” in today’s difficult market can still turn a healthy profit...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: It's the age of the older customer

We all want more transactions - the Holy Grail when it comes to agencies’ bottom lines - but an interesting aspect...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘House price drops were inevitable’

Cooling house prices are providing an opportunity for buyers even with higher borrowing costs, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body said it...

31 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body backs AML overhaul

Propertymark has given its backing to simplifying how firms are regulated under anti-money laundering (AML) rules. The Treasury is currently consulting on...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Can public private partnerships help address the shortage of rental homes?

A recent poll of 11,000 private renters by SpareRooom reveals that 81% spend more than 30% of their take-home pay on...

22 July 2023

From: Features

Lenders urged to review mortgage criteria to reflect EPC ratings

Mortgage lending criteria and products are failing to keep up with more energy-efficient homebuilding techniques, it has been claimed. The Home Builders...

06 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark members given chance to sell charity land

New laws are set to give more estate agents the chance to sell charity land – as long as you are...

05 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Female agents lead the way in Propertymark Qualifications' exams

Almost 4,000 agents have completed Propertymark Qualifications’ exams so far this year, the trade body has revealed. The figures equate to an...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Online agents blamed for property searches postcode lottery

Online agents and outsourced conveyancing panels have been cited as factors delaying property sales in the UK. A trade body has warned...

15 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Hello Wembley! Agents given chance to perform at iconic arena

Next month’s much-anticipated Propertymark One conference is set to go out with a bang, the trade body has said – and...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove agent qualification now Propertymark approved

Rightmove’s Level 3 Certificate for Estate and Lettings Agents (CELA) has been officially recognised by trade body Propertymark, alongside Propertymark Qualifications. The...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Government rejects Propertymark-backed building safety amendment 

A Propertymark-supported amendment that aimed to bolster support for leaseholders in unsafe buildings failed to gain approval in the House of...

26 April 2023

From: Breaking News

New AML levy set to hit larger agents

Agents of all sizes are being urged to make themselves aware of a new anti-money laundering (AML) charge that has come...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark unveils heavyweight panel for industry conference

Propertymark has released details of a panel featuring several industry heavyweights at its much anticipated conference in June. Founder of emoov-turned-property-pundit and...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency regulations may not come in original form – claim

The long-awaited Regulation of Property Agents (ROPA) rules will still be introduced but most probably in a different form, it has...

05 April 2023

From: Breaking News

High street agents set for ‘fairer bills’ under business rates overhaul

Agency trade body Propertymark has welcomed reforms to the business rates system, meaning high street agents, and other businesses, could finally...

31 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Trade body highlights ‘watershock’ issue affecting new-builds

A national trade body is seeing a rise in the number of condensation issues reported in new-build homes and is warning...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: The market is moving but below asking price

Agents are continuing to secure instructions and sales but transactions are mainly being done below asking price, data suggests. Agency trade body...

21 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Survey highlights lack of consumer awareness about Propertymark

Propertymark needs to do more to promote the value of its agents and to ensure people know it exists, property commentator...

13 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark starts search for next leadership team

Propertymark has made its annual call for new property professionals to join its leadership team and ambassadorial positions. The agency trade body...

06 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs leaseholder building safety protections

Agency trade body Propertymark has backed calls for greater leaseholder protections as the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill proceeds through Parliament. The...

01 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency body demands help for homeowners to go green

The Government is being urged to help homeowners go green and reintroduce mortgage interest relief as a way of boosting rental...

01 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Going to Wembley! 700 agents register for Propertymark conference

Hundreds of agents have already registered to attend the landmark Propertymark One conference at Wembley Arena on 27 June. Agency trade body...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of quieter market and ‘unrealistic sellers’

Estate agents have seen a more muted start to the year for seller and buyer activity but there is concern about...

20 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Everything You Need To Know About the 2023 Housing Market

New year, old worries: what’s happening in the housing market? We’ve asked experts and collated forecasts, 15 in total. On the one...

07 January 2023

From: Features

Going to Wembley! Propertymark secures venue for ‘mammoth agency event’

Agency trade body Propertymark has secured Wembley Stadium for a new event that is bringing together sales, lettings, auctioneers, inventories, and...

16 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body signals end of the sellers’ market

The sales market is back in the hands of buyers, Propertymark claims. New data from the agency trade body shows 72% of...

15 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales to decline by 23% in weaker mortgage market - claim

The cost of living crisis and rising interest rates will lead to a decline in property transactions and mortgage lending next...

12 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyers opt for longer-term home loans amid affordability concerns

Increasing numbers of property buyers are now taking out mortgages with terms of more than 30 years, new figures show. The latest...

08 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Restoring Trust In Estate Agents

I wasn’t completely surprised to read here on Estate Agent Today that our industry remains near the bottom of the league...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark backs devolved Stamp Duty for Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Executive should seek devolved powers over Stamp Duty, Propertymark claims. The agency trade body has urged the Executive to...

06 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘Use Stamp Duty to reach net zero ambitions’

Propertymark has called for Stamp Duty incentives and wider funding to make homes more energy efficient. It comes as Chancellor Jeremy Hunt...

21 November 2022

From: Breaking News

RICS: Housing market continues to stall

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has warned of a further weakening of the property market as buyer caution increases. The...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: Get A Bigger Slice of a Smaller Transaction Cake

Estate agents are perhaps unlikely to be modest by nature, but I’m always surprised at how much many agents know, yet...

09 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Agency trade body calls for Stamp Duty holiday on additional homes

Propertmark is calling for a 12 month exemption on additional Stamp Duty rates to boost rental property supply. The issue will be...

02 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Trade body retracts 'unfair' insulation sales warning

A surveyors’ trade body has retracted guidance that previously claimed homes with spray foam loft insulation could be impossible to sell. The Residential Property...

27 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

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

Agency stock is rising but sellers must be more realistic - Propertymark

The housing market is moving but sellers need to be more realistic about pricing, Propertymark claims. It comes as the agency trade...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

AML fines! Cases opened against Propertymark agents

Trade body Propertymark has revealed that it has opened compliance cases against a small number of members following the latest HMRC...

12 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: ‘Seller’s market remains – for now’

The seller’s market remains but the wind may not be blowing as strongly as before, Propertymark warns. The latest member data from...

29 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Supply and mortgage costs remain an issue despite Stamp Duty cut

The confirmation of an immediate Stamp Duty cut last week may have meant delayed sales could complete, but there are concerns...

26 September 2022

From: Breaking News

What agents want from today’s mini-Budget

New Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng is expected to unveil the Government’s so-called “plan for growth” today during a mini-Budget. The property market is...

23 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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