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Do you trust estate agent reviews?

Do you trust estate agent reviews?

According to a national study commissioned by global ratings and customer insights company Feefo, 70% of 25-34 year old UK home buyers rely on reviews to inform their decision making when selecting an estate agent.

26 Apr 2017

Magellan announce they will distribute products via Brilliant Solutions

Magellan announce they will distribute products via Brilliant Solutions

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced that it is to distribute its range of mortgage products via Brilliant Solutions.

20 Apr 2017

Revolut and Trussle launch industry-first partnership

Revolut and Trussle launch industry-first partnership

Banking challenger Revolut has today joined forces with the UK’s first online mortgage broker Trussle to give users direct access to its mortgage broking service.

19 Apr 2017

Conveyancing Association details new membership categories

Conveyancing Association details new membership categories

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has detailed a number of new membership categories and provided an update on its membership growth.

12 Apr 2017

Magellan announce new partnership with Connect for Intermediaries

Magellan announce new partnership with Connect for Intermediaries

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced that it is to distribute its range of mortgage products via the specialist mortgage network, Connect for Intermediaries.

11 Apr 2017

My Home Move acquires Advantage Property Lawyers

My Home Move acquires Advantage Property Lawyers

My Home Move has announced that it has acquired UK conveyancer, Advantage Property Lawyers (APL).

10 Apr 2017

Estate agents see calls surge by 61% during Q1 2017

Estate agents see calls surge by 61% during Q1 2017

According to the latest stats Moneypenny, calls from to estate and letting agents to request viewings and valuations rose 61% in Q1 of 2017.

06 Apr 2017

Ltd Co BTL product numbers see significant boost

Ltd Co BTL product numbers see significant boost

The latest analysis from Mortgages for Business has revealed that, during Q1 2017, the average number of products available to limited company borrowers increased by more than a third to 266, with fixed rates cut across all terms.

04 Apr 2017

Qube Global Software joins UK PropTech Association

Qube Global Software joins UK PropTech Association

Qube Global Software has joined the UK PropTech Association, a new trade body established to support businesses with an interest in the rapidly growing UK PropTech industry.

30 Mar 2017

Paradigm adds Nottingham for Intermediaries to panel

Paradigm adds Nottingham for Intermediaries to panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced that it has added Nottingham for Intermediaries, the dedicated intermediary arm of the Nottingham Building Society, to its lender panel.

28 Mar 2017

 

LendInvest and Pepper UK form industry-first partnership

LendInvest and Pepper UK form industry-first partnership

Online mortgage lender, Lendinvest and Pepper UK, a specialist loan servicing company, have announced what is believed to be the industry’s first partnership between a UK online property finance marketplace and an outsourced loan servicing business.

28 Mar 2017

National commercial property consultancy joins the ASTL

National commercial property consultancy joins the ASTL

The commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has joined the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) as an associate member. The firm’s membership will add to the growing diversity of the thriving trade body.

23 Mar 2017

Estate agency sector experiencing the worst staff shortages in a generation

Estate agency sector experiencing the worst staff shortages in a generation

Estate agent recruitment consultancy, Property Personnel, says that the number of residential sales vacancies registered with the company in the first quarter of 2017 has more than doubled compared to the same period last year.

22 Mar 2017

FMB: New apprenticeship standards are a welcome boost

FMB: New apprenticeship standards are a welcome boost

Apprenticeship standards in construction are set to increase following the Government’s approval for two new apprenticeships in bricklaying and plastering, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).

15 Mar 2017

New platform to serve independent housebuilders launches

New platform to serve independent housebuilders launches

Residential property market specialist, Hometrack, has announced the launch of a new platform that will provide small and medium-sized housebuilders with intelligence on their local housing markets.

14 Mar 2017

Magellan Homeloans joins Black Book Finance panel

Magellan Homeloans joins Black Book Finance panel

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has reached agreement to distribute its range of mortgage products via Black Book Finance.

07 Mar 2017

50% of householders more likely to hire builders who employ apprentices

50% of householders more likely to hire builders who employ apprentices

New research from the Federation of Master Builders has found that consumers prefer to hire firms that train apprentices.

06 Mar 2017

Estate Office poised for growth as it completes management buy-out

Estate Office poised for growth as it completes management buy-out

One of London’s last remaining independent investment and development agencies, Estate Office Property Consultants has completed a management buy-out of its founding directors, Nicholas Cowell and Adrian Levy, in a mutual parting of ways.

03 Mar 2017

Profits jump by 20% at Taylor Wimpey

Profits jump by 20% at Taylor Wimpey

As Taylor Wimpey reports its full year results, Ian Forrest, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it could mean for investors.

28 Feb 2017

Magellan and 3mc in new partnership

Magellan and 3mc in new partnership

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced that is to distribute its full range of mortgage products via the specialist distributor and packager 3mc.

24 Feb 2017

Barratt announce profits are up on fewer completions

Barratt announce profits are up on fewer completions

Barratt Developments has enjoyed a “strong” half year, with pre-tax profit up but total completions slipping.

23 Feb 2017

Bovis Homes to slow its production rate in 2017

Bovis Homes to slow its production rate in 2017

Bovis Homes experienced a 'difficult' 2016, but says that it is now focused on resetting the business.

21 Feb 2017

ARLA and NAEA launch Propertymark

ARLA and NAEA launch Propertymark

The Association of Residential Letting Agents and National Association of Estate Agents have announced that they are 'moving into a new era', with the launch of Propertymark and moving into the world of consumer protection.

10 Feb 2017

Kent Reliance and The Mortgage Alliance announce new partnership

Kent Reliance and The Mortgage Alliance announce new partnership

Specialist mortgage lender, Kent Reliance, has announced that it has partnered with The Mortgage Alliance to provide a direct submission route for its brokers and extend its specialist distribution network.

10 Feb 2017

Rightmove in market insight sharing partnership with NAEA and ARLA

Rightmove in market insight sharing partnership with NAEA and ARLA

National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are pleased to announce they are working together with Rightmove, to offer more help and support to agents by sharing the latest market insight and keeping them up-to-date with new legislation for both sales and lettings.

03 Feb 2017

Fleet announce new BDM for the North

Fleet announce new BDM for the North

Buy-to-let and specialist lender, Fleet Mortgages, has announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager (BDM) covering the North of England.

03 Feb 2017

Ex-Countrywide Director acquires Badger Holdings Group

Ex-Countrywide Director acquires Badger Holdings Group

Nick Dunning Associates has made its first large scale acquisition with the purchase of London and the Home Counties letting and sales agency Badger Holdings Group.

01 Feb 2017

Strong results announced at Fleet

Strong results announced at Fleet

Fleet Mortgages has announced a strong set of results for 2016, lending over half a billion pounds and turning over a £2m profit in only its second full year of lending.

26 Jan 2017

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Latest Comments

warren
warren 26 Apr 2017

You're very welcome Mary! Glad you enjoyed them :)

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Mary Ward
Mary Ward 26 Apr 2017

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. First impressions can make or break a deal. It's sadly that many homeowners drop the kerb to create an off-street parking space.

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Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 14 Apr 2017

I'm not at all surprised that so many landlords are still confused about what the tax changes really mean and how it will affect them. In particular, the blind rush to incorporation is leaving landlords...

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MH
MH 13 Apr 2017

You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this...

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bnellyb
bnellyb 08 Apr 2017

There will be an exodus of private landlords over the next 5 years as tax changes take effect, private landlords provide an important service to the rental market, why do housing associations and councils...

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Fred Cassman
Fred Cassman 07 Apr 2017

"Make it look like you are at home": often people forget this and share on facebook their location!

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jared townsend
jared townsend 05 Apr 2017

It'll be interesting to see how & if the Government's asset sale regarding mortgages helps

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SecomTech
SecomTech 04 Apr 2017

...and not one mention of the rules on PERMITTED DEVELOPMENT!!! Unless you have studied the plans you will not know...It's probable a high proportion would not need planning permission...BUILDING Control...

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Jonathan
Jonathan 03 Apr 2017

That's a very interesting study indeed. There is no doubt that new services and web apps such as Wonego.com in the UK or Roomster in the US will change the way people look for a flatmate, and that tenants...

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MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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