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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

UKALA launches new partneship with Property Redress Scheme

UKALA launches new partneship with Property Redress Scheme

The UK Association of Letting Agents has announced today that it has switched consumer redress provider to the Property Redress Scheme (PRS).

10 Nov 2016

Majority of estate agents unfazed by Brexit

Majority of estate agents unfazed by Brexit

A new survey conducted by cloud-based estate agency software provider, Dezrez, has found that 64% of estate agents haven’t developed a Brexit plan or strategy, and still do not see the need for one.

08 Nov 2016

Which day is busiest for estate agents?

Which day is busiest for estate agents?

According to new research from telephone answering and outsourced switchboard specialist, Moneypenny, property receptionists answered the highest volume of calls between 10am-11am on Tuesday – suggesting that agents are most under-resourced at this time.

31 Oct 2016

LMS announces new partnership with Leeds BS

LMS announces new partnership with Leeds BS

Conveyancing panel management specialists, LMS, has announced a new partnership with Leeds Building Society.

17 Oct 2016

LMS and Monmouthshire extend partnership

LMS and Monmouthshire extend partnership

Conveyancing panel management specialist, LMS, has announced this morning that it has extended its partnership with Monmouthshire Building Society, following a successful two-year collaboration.

10 Oct 2016

Dragonfly Property Finance announces rebrand

Dragonfly Property Finance announces rebrand

Dragonfly Property Finace has announced this morning that it has officially rebranded to Octopus Property.

10 Oct 2016

Record year for CALA

Record year for CALA

CALA has announced a record financial year with profits topping £60 million for the first time in the group’s history.

05 Oct 2016

Calls for the government to abandon Land Registry privatisation for good

Calls for the government to abandon Land Registry privatisation for good

Andrew Lloyd, Managing Director of Search Acumen, calls on the Government to drop its plans to privatise Land Registry as the proposal gets dropped from the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill.

09 Sep 2016

Industry first partnership between online auction house and lender announced

Industry first partnership between online auction house and lender announced

Short-term property finance lender LendInvest has announced this morning that it has become the funding partner for online auction house LOT11.

19 Aug 2016

Rentplus announces further investment to drive expansion

Rentplus announces further investment to drive expansion

Rent-to-buy home provider, Rentplus, has secured a further £20m investment in a move designed to expand its nationwide pipeline of delivering new, affordable homes.

17 Aug 2016

20% rise in commercial property storm damage claims

20% rise in commercial property storm damage claims

New research from commercial real estate insurance broker, Property Insurance Initiatives, has found that there has been a 20% rise in claims for storm damage to commercial property during the first half of 2016, compared with the same period last year.

08 Aug 2016

Property Partner unveils residential property bidding engine

Property Partner unveils residential property bidding engine

Residential property crowdfunding platform, Property Partner, has announced that it is launching a new bidding engine, allowing investors to place orders for shares in residential property on its online ‘resale’ market.

08 Aug 2016

Leeds BS announces record H1 results

Leeds BS announces record H1 results

Leeds Building Society has announced this morning that further growth in mortgage lending has boosted its performance for the first half of 2016.

05 Aug 2016

AIIC announces launch of new online training courses

AIIC announces launch of new online training courses

The Association of Independent Inventory Clerks has announced that it is now offering a comprehensive range of high quality online training courses.

04 Aug 2016

Principality announces strong H1 results

Principality announces strong H1 results

Principality Building Society has announced this morning that it has delivered a very strong financial performance and excellent trading results for the first half of 2016.

03 Aug 2016

Rightmove announces 10% share price rise

Rightmove announces 10% share price rise

Rightmove has announced this morning that it has achieved a strong set of first half results. According to the portal, revenues are up 16% to £107.9m, and underlying operating profit up 17% to £82.3m.

27 Jul 2016

Homebuilder warns children of building site dangers

Homebuilder warns children of building site dangers

As the school summer holidays get under way, a local homebuilder is warning youngsters across Leicestershire to keep safe and stay away from its building sites.

26 Jul 2016

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HMOs do make great commercial sense, but do the area research first!

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It's not just the lack of estate agency advice that's costing landlords money; most are getting seriously bad advice from their accountants resulting in tax bills far higher than they need to be. Likewise,...

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