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Record levels of investor confidence at The House Crowd

Record levels of investor confidence at The House Crowd

Property crowdfunding platform, The House Crowd, has reported record levels of investor confidence, with 66% of its investors now repeatedly reinvesting their capital through the business.

21 Sep 2017

Habito announce new partnership with My Home Move

Habito announce new partnership with My Home Move

Online mortgage broker, Habito, has confirmed a partnership with conveyancing service provider, My Home Move.

18 Sep 2017

LendInvest Property Development Academy recieves industry backing

LendInvest Property Development Academy recieves industry backing

The LendInvest Property Development Academy, the non-profit skills initiative established by the specialist mortgage lender, LendInvest, has received public support from three major industry bodies for its work and focus.

15 Sep 2017

Strong progress reported at Hunters

Strong progress reported at Hunters

One of the country’s largest sales and lettings estate agents, Hunters, has revealed its trading update for the six months ended 30 June 2017.

11 Sep 2017

New residential property investment platform launches

New residential property investment platform launches

Homegrown, a new FCA authorised residential property investment platform, has launched today and will focus solely on the construction of new homes.

08 Sep 2017

High-street agent fees hit in £303.6M so far in 2017 according to new data

High-street agent fees hit in £303.6M so far in 2017 according to new data

New research by online estate agent, eMoov.co.uk, has revealed that homeowners in England and Wales could be out of pocket by as much as £303.6m in estate agent fees so far in 2017.

08 Sep 2017

Bovis sets out strategic priorities

Bovis sets out strategic priorities

Housebuilder, Bovis has established a set of strategic priorities to achieve new medium term targets for the business including a return to 4 star housebuilder status and delivering 4,000 units a year.

08 Sep 2017

The Build Show returns to the NEC

The Build Show returns to the NEC

The Build Show, sponsored by Easy-Trim, is set to return to Birmingham NEC in just under six weeks. From 10-12 October, 400 market-leading exhibitors will showcase the most pioneering products, services and working practices in construction to an anticipated 35,000 visitors.

08 Sep 2017

Pepper announce new partnership with Intrinsic

Pepper announce new partnership with Intrinsic

Pepper Homeloans, the specialist lender, has been appointed to the mortgage lender panel of Intrinsic Network.

18 Aug 2017

Estate agents braced for 'call chaos day'

Estate agents braced for 'call chaos day'

Estate agents had better prepare themselves to be inundated with calls, as ‘call chaos day’, the busiest working day of the year, will soon be upon us.

14 Aug 2017

 

Agents Giving celebrates another year of fundraising

Agents Giving celebrates another year of fundraising

Agents Giving is celebrating another year of fantastic fundraising efforts in the industry with its Fundraising Champion Awards 2017.

11 Aug 2017

Property companies can do more to engage with online customers

Property companies can do more to engage with online customers

Giosg, which helps clients do better business by engaging more successfully with their online visitors, analysed data from around 2.8 million visitors to UK property companies’ websites.

09 Aug 2017

Conveyancers see productivity leap 69% in 4 years

Conveyancers see productivity leap 69% in 4 years

New research by conveyancing search provider, Search Acumen, has revealed that productivity levels in the conveyancing market have soared, rising by 69% in just four years from 71 cases per year in 2012 to 120 cases per year in 2016.

26 Jul 2017

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network expands team

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network expands team

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network have announced the appointment of two new Compliance Managers to their growing compliance team.

25 Jul 2017

Growth dampens for SME construction in Q2

Growth dampens for SME construction in Q2

The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders.

24 Jul 2017

Notting Hill and Genesis set to merge

Notting Hill and Genesis set to merge

Notting Hill Housing and Genesis Housing Association are set to merge, with the two organisations agreeing a merger “in principle” to create one of the country’s largest housing associations.

21 Jul 2017

Hinckley & Rugby announce half year mortgage applications top £100m

Hinckley & Rugby announce half year mortgage applications top £100m

According to the latest from Hinckley & Rugby, net mortgage applications topped £100m in the first half of its current financial year.

12 Jul 2017

Plentific and Notting Hill Housing Association announce new partnership

Plentific and Notting Hill Housing Association announce new partnership

Plentific.com has confirmed a new partnership with Notting Hill Housing that aims to create a new property management solution and self-serve platform. This will aid maintenance and repair work initially for 2,000 temporary housing properties which are spread across the capital.

06 Jul 2017

Principality strengthens commercial team with new appointment

Principality strengthens commercial team with new appointment

Principality Building Society’s Commercial business has made a significant appointment to strengthen its senior team to drive the business forward.

28 Jun 2017

New EU Directive will push up costs and workloads in the property sector

New EU Directive will push up costs and workloads in the property sector

Legal and professional services firm, Gordon Dadds, is urging the UK property sector to get to grips on the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive or face receiving a hefty financial penalty which could be unlimited.

27 Jun 2017

Agents Giving take a whirl for charity

Agents Giving take a whirl for charity

Training for Agents Giving’s Strictly Come Dancing event is well underway, with 12 property industry volunteers already excelling in a number of well-known dances.

27 Jun 2017

Principality’s intermediaries boost support function with new appointment

Principality’s intermediaries boost support function with new appointment

Principality Building Society’s intermediaries division has made another key appointment to its business development team as part of its ambitious growth plans.

26 Jun 2017

Francesca Woodhouse joins Avamore Capital as Senior BDM

Francesca Woodhouse joins Avamore Capital as Senior BDM

Former Private Banking Manager Francesca Woodhouse has joined the short term property finance specialist Avamore Capital as a Senior Business Development Manager.

23 Jun 2017

City office rental values down for second consecutive month

City office rental values down for second consecutive month

According to the latest CBRE Monthly Index, capital values across UK commercial property increased 0.4% in May 2017.

15 Jun 2017

Lettings industry trade body announces new joint vice chairs

Lettings industry trade body announces new joint vice chairs

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks (AIIC) has announced the appointment of two new vice chairs to its board.

07 Jun 2017

Do the numbers add up for online estate agents?

Do the numbers add up for online estate agents?

New analysis of online estate agents has found that despite achieving closer to their original asking price than the national average, top-performing high street branches are still significantly out-performing their online counterparts in all areas.

02 Jun 2017

Estate agents urged to prepare for new GDPR legislation

Estate agents urged to prepare for new GDPR legislation

With the one year countdown to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) well underway, audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, is urging real estate agents doing business in the EU to complete their preparation ahead of the rule changes, to help mitigate substantial financial and reputational risks arising from issues of non-compliance.

31 May 2017

The Happy Tenant Company acquires well known landlord and letting business

The Happy Tenant Company acquires well known landlord and letting business

The Happy Tenant Company (HTC), a residential asset management company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Landlord and Letting Show, The Landlord and Letting Awards and The Landlord and Buy to Let magazine, alongside plans to host their first landlord conference later this year.

31 May 2017

Latest Comments

Tom Allen
Tom Allen 20 Sep 2017

Absolutely agree with you!

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RyanGeo
RyanGeo 18 Sep 2017

A sharp correction would be a less dramatic expression to use. That is already underway in certain sectors in Reading where I practice as Chartered Surveyor

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sean benton
sean benton 01 Sep 2017

Identity theft is a thread for any profession. So,people should stay alarmed. I once take help from a letting agent and came to know that letting agents are taking every precaution to prevent fraudulent...

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Mark N.
Mark N. 30 Aug 2017

We have seen a surge in instructions over August and that should continue into September too.

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Chris
Chris 30 Aug 2017

Unfortunately, all the legislation bears its force on Landlords and ignores, naively, the effect of Rogue Tenants on the ability of landlords to keep houses in repair and offer properties for rent at reasonable...

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Christian Donovan
Christian Donovan 18 Aug 2017

The write-down on house values, combined with the fall in the GBP saddled the fund?s property portfolio with a 1.4% loss in the second quarter. The shocking amount of $240 million.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

Interesting point of view.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

It depends on the people, some older adults decide to make a long-distance move in order to live closer to their children or settle in a place with a lower cost of living.

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brandonlee10
brandonlee10 24 Jul 2017

The financial ramifications of the triggering of Article 50, the starting gun for Britain's departure from the EU, are far from clear. Buyers will be most cautious in London, given that buying a home in...

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 19 Jul 2017

Great advice, but may I also add that when buying an already built home, make sure you do all of the proper inspections. Most importantly pest inspection because people tend to get surprised when they

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 17 Jul 2017

The third point is, in my opinion, the most important one. People have become too inconsiderate and careless when it comes to rented properties. If a landlord wants to protect their property, regular visits...

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cornishalan
cornishalan 10 Jul 2017

Added to the cost of purchasing these village properties are the above average maintenance costs. Particularly where the property is a listed building or requires specialist building skills such as thatching...

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