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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

Commercial property prices increased across all sectors in 2016

Commercial property prices increased across all sectors in 2016

The latest report by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has highlighted that during 2016, average business property prices once again increased across all sectors.

13 Jan 2017

Paradigm announces new partnership with Castlight Financial

Paradigm announces new partnership with Castlight Financial

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced a new strategic partnership with financial capability platform, Castlight Financial.

12 Jan 2017

70% of builders report material price hikes

70% of builders report material price hikes

New research from the Federation of Master Builders has revealed that 70% of UK builders have seen an increase in material prices due to the depreciation of the pound.

09 Jan 2017

Indian affordable housing giant to launch in UK

Indian affordable housing giant to launch in UK

One of India’s fastest growing residential property developers, Xrbia, is to launch in the UK in a bid to help tackle the extreme housing crisis.

03 Jan 2017

High street agent numbers drop in London boroughs

High street agent numbers drop in London boroughs

New research by online estate agents, HouseSimple.com, has revealed that the impact of the slowdown in the London property market has seen the number of high street estate agents fall in four out of ten London boroughs this year.

21 Dec 2016

Will it be a busy Christmas for estate agents?

Will it be a busy Christmas for estate agents?

While many of us are looking forward to a well-earned rest over the festive break, it seems Christmas is becoming the season that never sleeps for estate and letting agents.

15 Dec 2016

Conveyancing Association announces support for The ESTAS Conveyancer Awards

Conveyancing Association announces support for The ESTAS Conveyancer Awards

The Conveyancing Association announced at its annual conference last week that it has become the official industry association partner for The ESTAS Conveyancer Awards in a two-year deal.

09 Dec 2016

Conveyancing Association announces template to improve conveyancing process

Conveyancing Association announces template to improve conveyancing process

Following discussions at its ‘Modernising Conveyancing’ Conference, the Conveyancing Association has today announced it will set out a template for the future, and produce a list of actions all designed to improve the overall conveyancing process.

06 Dec 2016

Ingard adds Bluestone Mortgages to panel

Ingard adds Bluestone Mortgages to panel

Network, DA brokerage and specialist distributor Ingard has announced this morning that it has the added Bluestone Mortgages to its panel of lenders.

02 Dec 2016

National Counties announce rebrand

National Counties announce rebrand

National Counties have announced this morning that all mortgage products for new customers will now be available under the Family Building Society brand with immediate effect.

02 Dec 2016

Land Registry to remain in the public sector

Land Registry to remain in the public sector

Following a brief consultation, the government has confirmed that it has scrapped the proposed privatisation of the Land Registry which will now remain in the public sector.

24 Nov 2016

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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 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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Landlady14 01 Mar 2017

You would think so Niraj Shah! My experience only proves that there are varying qualitiers of professional in all aspects of property letting. None of the ones I have dealt with, from letting agents to...

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Thanks for this article. Hopefully one day everybody's lifestyle will be eco-sustainable.

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Ben Taylor 28 Feb 2017

I was convinced that London was the most expensive!

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Alan Read 28 Feb 2017

Australia are leading the way in this I think. The trouble with Britain is we don't get enough sun to make use of solar power.

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James Powell 27 Feb 2017

This is a very good news.

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DanHumphreys 27 Feb 2017

It sounds like a good idea. Anything to help the younger generation get a foothold.

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Matt 20 Feb 2017

Is this fake news?

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Matthew Hollywood
Matthew Hollywood 07 Feb 2017

Matthew Hollywood - Director Mishon Mackay Land & New Homes - Brighton The shortage of New Homes is in part effected by the lack of land sales. Land sales are held back because there is a disparity between...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 30 Jan 2017

Hi Graham, Would be interesting to see the above figure calculated against an investment via a Lt Company /SPV structure and if the investor found themselves pushed in to the higher tax bracket. Mortgage...

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