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Mortgage advisers urged to embrace 'robo advice'

Mortgage advisers urged to embrace 'robo advice'

Mortgage and protection network, JLM Mortgage Services, has urged advisers to embrace ‘robo advice’ in order to help retain existing clients and stave off potential threats to their business.

21 Nov 2017

Calls for ‘Ofsted’ style ratings for residential property management sector

Calls for ‘Ofsted’ style ratings for residential property management sector

Thought leaders from across the residential property management sector were united in their urgent call for regulation at an industry event hosted by Andrew Kafkaris of Bruton Street Management.

03 Nov 2017

RBS in new partnership with Landmark

RBS in new partnership with Landmark

Landmark Valuation Services (formerly Quest) has announced that RBS has entered an agreement to adopt its Valuation Risk Model (VRM) service, to deliver greater risk insights and efficiencies in its mortgage valuation process for both Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest.

20 Oct 2017

New survey shows over half prefer online property solutions

New survey shows over half prefer online property solutions

According to new research by LetBritain, nearly 13 million Brits have turned their back on high street estate agents in favour of online platforms.

16 Oct 2017

The West Brom and My Home Move announce new partnership

The West Brom and My Home Move announce new partnership

The West Bromwich Building Society has announced this morning that it has chosen My Home Move as an additional partner.

16 Oct 2017

Why gender is not a pre-requisite to success in the construction industry

Why gender is not a pre-requisite to success in the construction industry

According to Jo Jones, associate director at Birmingham’s Building Services Design, education is key to showing the construction industry is no longer regarded as a ‘man’s job’.

13 Oct 2017

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network announce new National Account Manager

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network announce new National Account Manager

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network have announced the appointment of Kevin Williams as their new National Account Manager for the North.

12 Oct 2017

Steve Collins appointed as Chief Executive of Rentplus

Steve Collins appointed as Chief Executive of Rentplus

Rentplus UK Ltd, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.

06 Oct 2017

Lendinvest announce launch of new Broker Property Development Course

Lendinvest announce launch of new Broker Property Development Course

Specialist property lender, LendInvest, has announced that it has launched the first LendInvest Broker Property Development Course in partnership with the NACFB.

27 Sep 2017

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

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Scott Garnet
Scott Garnet 06 Nov 2017

If you have a patio or a porch it is important to make sure that any connecting doors are secured. Good advice for sliding glass doors is replacing the panels with storm resistant glass and getting heavier...

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richardrawlings
richardrawlings 01 Nov 2017

What has not been mentioned here is the effect of not only higher interest payments, but also that these payments are less likely to be offsettable as a business cost due to the scaling back of mortgage...

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Kelvin Lloyd
Kelvin Lloyd 09 Oct 2017

IT is up, to the Planners. If they will only give permission for bungalows on certain (suitable) sites, they will be built.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

It's just the beginning of the shocking rise.

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maggie swift
maggie swift 09 Oct 2017

I have recently read that the bungalows can provide social housing for elderly residents in London.

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zoe glover
zoe glover 05 Oct 2017

Update! Worst company I have ever dealt with. Undervalued a Cambridge property by over 100k, wont take on any evidence of valuation including a RICS valuation done 3 years ago for the very same value...

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Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards 27 Sep 2017

Its nonsense articles such as this that make it harder to get clients to realise just how difficult the market is out there. When you see Rightmove and there are more 'price reduced' then 'new' most days...

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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 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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