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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

Property and construction firms remain cautious ahead of election and Brexit

Property and construction firms remain cautious ahead of election and Brexit

A new white paper by accountancy firm, Moore Stephens, has revealed that the outcome of the general election and Brexit negotiations are key to the outlook and positivity of UK real estate and construction owner managed businesses.

17 May 2017

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

Latest Comments

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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Jo Mullett
Jo Mullett 07 Jul 2017

Here in Swansea, known as the Japanese knotweed capital of the UK, it never fails to amazes me that people have no idea of the potential problems this invasive non-native plant can cause when buying or...

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NathanG
NathanG 05 Jul 2017

McDonalds, for example, have been purchasing their real estate on prime locations for years. If something happens to the company they'll have invaluable assets that will be able to save them. We might

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Jonah
Jonah 04 Jul 2017

Graham: surprised to see you cite the "extra tax liability" as capping out at ?560. It doesn't - the extra tax is exponential, as it is levied on the income (i.e the inflating level of rental income you...

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Dianne Griffen
Dianne Griffen 29 Jun 2017

Be very wary of anyone bringing you deals that they have ?found? and want to ?sell on to you? or ?joint venture? with you on ? you need a proper legal contract for this, involve a RICs surveyor to confirm...

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jason hadzikostas
jason hadzikostas 28 Jun 2017

The most important thing is a budget. Students have to manage their spendings in food, house maintenance, books and many other things. According to me, student Studios are the perfect option for them as...

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