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Residential property

24% of landlords planning to reduce their porfolios, claims Rightmove

Two more estate agencies embrace ‘hub’ approach to expand

Woodford fund sells of huge chunk off Purplebricks shares ahead of closure

Celebrity Tulisa Contostavlos to pay landlord £70,000 for ‘trashing his property’

Kevin McCloud’s grand building plans leave investors facing huge losses

Online lettings agency pioneer Upad shuts up shop

Lord Finkelstein to chair UK’s top agency conference

Landlord group blames Selective Licensing for steep rent rises

Landlord given maximum £7,500 fine for ‘sham’ holiday let

13 millionth Metropix floorplan is drawn by a leading NE estate agent

Have a local SEO strategy for all your offices

Breaking: Housing minister reveals plans for new ‘city’ centre

24% of landlords planning to reduce their porfolios, claims Rightmove

Exclusive interview: UK virtual tours firm lands global deal with estate agency giant

Celebrity Tulisa Contostavlos to pay landlord £70,000 for ‘trashing his property’

Proptech claims another corporate estate agency high flier

Agents urged to help children through Project Spot

Exclusive: What Purplebricks’ US recruitment boss did when she returned to the UK

Woodford fund sells of huge chunk off Purplebricks shares ahead of closure

The Germans are coming! Berlin proptech VC lands with millions to spend

Competitor picks up the pieces following Upad closure

First-time-buyer mortgage completions hit unexpected 12-year high

Buy land! They’re not making any more of it!

Yopa has enough cash to last another 12 months, it reveals

Queen’s speech: Where did all the Government’s property industry reforms go?

CEO reveals why he said goodbye to three well-known estate agency brands

RICS joins the ‘extinction’ movement (well, sort of)

Two more estate agencies embrace ‘hub’ approach to expand

Brexit jitters: Why it’s a mistake to wait…

Online lettings agency pioneer Upad shuts up shop

Shock claim: 75% of HMO properties in London operate outside the law

‘The property market needs a General Election to solve Brexit’

Guest blog: Leasehold scandal is based on flawed data

Ultimate Estate Agents’ Guide – Housing ministers

Housing ministry to trial reservation agreements in January

Plymouth estate agency swaps property pics for protest placards

Zoopla launches campaign to catch up and overtake Rightmove

OTM’s latest results reveal £1.1 million costs payment from Gascoigne Halman

Infamous landlord Fergus Wilson pleads the case for first time buyers

Rigid office hours and branches are NOT the future of estate agency

Every little helps! Countrywide hires new COO from Tesco

Ultimate Estate Agents’ Guide – Housing ministers

Zoopla launches campaign to catch up and overtake Rightmove

KFH reveals last year was its ‘annus horribilis’ for property sales

Should affordable homes offered to rent or buy ever be "luxury"?

Another big estate agency chain to offer tenants deposit free renting

"I'm not a racist", claims controversial Kent portfolio landlord

Letting agent fined £80,000 over unlicensed HMO properties

Infamous landlord Fergus Wilson pleads the case for first time buyers

Legislation to help renters get on property ladder dies a quiet death in Parliament

Competitions watchdog warns lettings agents about use of ‘No DSS’ adverts

Here’s the taxing reason why first time buyer demand remains strong

How to sharpen your photography

OTM’s latest results reveal £1.1 million payment from Gascoigne Halman

Every little helps! Countrywide hires new CEO from Tesco

Ministers mull forcing agents to hand over dirty money client details

Easyproperty parent company hires Rightmove high flier

Landlord fined £40,000 for unlicensed HMO that broke every rule

Notorious landlord fined just £275 for threatening tenant despite being banned

How to recoup fee ban losses

London industry is sexist and drug taking is common, claims former agent

‘If poor mental health can happen to me then it can happen to anyone’, says leading industry figure

Estate agency branch closures become more obvious on the high street

Tenant fees ban has had no effect claims SpareRoom

Calls for rent controls spread to Manchester

Moore Allen & Innocent smash charity target

Video exclusive: former Purplebricks director reveals all about his new business

Bob Scarff: ‘How I’d fix Countrywide, and why it’s in trouble’

Filming to begin on crime thriller based on true story of London estate agent

Purplebricks told to pay tenants compensation after maintenance failings

New lettings platform bags two leading property industry players

Conservative conference report – main points

Emoov is dead, long live Emoov!

Is Accommodation the next Purplebricks… for lettings?

It’s back! Emoov launches first marketing campaign since re-launch

Rogue tenant fined £20,000 for illegally sub-letting HMO

The Makeover

Guest blog: Buy-to-let is alive and kicking!

Bob Scarff: ‘How I’d fix Countrywide, and why it’s in trouble’

Ministry pushes out of date advice in its ‘model’ tenancy contract

Housing Secretary says he’ll have ‘no ugly homes built in the UK’

Rising digital-savvy estate agency star acquires traditional rival

Regional property report

Great grandson of Jackson-Stops founder reveals why he won’t work for family firm

Pedder plays golf for Cancer Research

Purplebricks told to pay tenants compensation after maintenance failings

Great grandson of Jackson-Stops founder reveals why he won’t work for family firm

Video exclusive: former Purplebricks director reveals all about his new business

Savills wins key contract to advise on England’s newest town… Northstowe

Filming to begin on crime thriller based on true story of London estate agent

Pedder plays golf for Cancer Research

Purplebricks told to pay tenants compensation after maintenance failings

Great grandson of Jackson-Stops founder reveals why he won’t work for family firm

Video exclusive: former Purplebricks director reveals all about his new business

Savills wins key contract to advise on England’s newest town… Northstowe

Filming to begin on crime thriller based on true story of London estate agent

Pedder plays golf for Cancer Research

Rightmove given green light to buy tenant referencing and landlord insurance firm

Told you so! Record number of agents report rising rents after fees ban

Another extension? Not Brexit – Housing Secretary pledges radical change to planning laws

What the big housing beasts said yesterday at the Conservative conference

Brexit uncertainty has reduced sales transactions by up to 42% in London

What does the future hold for leasehold properties?

Exclusive: Lonres snaps up leading AML consultancy as HMRC ramps up inspections

Airbnb launches charm offensive in Scotland after public outcry

Another estate agent reviews service launches this time for new-build development residents

We’re ‘getting ready to change our pricing model’ says Purplebricks CEO

Former Rightmove rival is on a charm offensive to win back unhappy agents

‘Battle with Purplebricks cost me my estate agency business’

Tenant fees ban: ‘a sledge hammer to miss an egg’

Cheeky chalkboard outside Leaders branch attracts criticism

Labour party to vote on nationalising significant parts of rental market

Bridging the estate agency income gap

OnTheMarket delays profitability as full-contract sign-ups slow

‘Battle with Purplebricks cost me my estate agency business’

Only 5% of proptech firms will survive, says leading tech guru

20% of sales agents not members of a CMP scheme

Knight Frank reshuffles at the top after residential boss leaves

Hamptons International sponsors the Magic Millions Festival

Former Rightmove rival is on a charm offensive to win back unhappy agents

Tory conference gears up to debate housing, but it’s only a fringe affair

‘Point-scoring politicians’ are exaggerating poor standards in the PRS

Lettings agent ejects violent burglars while working from home

Landlords are abandoning Airbnb for traditional longer-term lets, claim leading lettings agencies

Bridging the income gap

Liquidators called in at troubled Merseyside estate agency

New CEO revealed for soon-to-be launched National Residential Landlords Association

Most private tenants are not interested in buying a home!

Legal & General launches UK’s first rent replacement insurance for tenants

Belvoir founder to sell second tranche of shares for £2.1 million

Labour party to vote on nationalising significant parts of rental market

Multi-branch agency reveals plan to move away from the high street

Countrywide chain Beresford Adams and landlord together fined £30,000 over HMO

Launch of revolutionary new tenant check-out platform just days away

Building on brownfield is great, but we need to release Green Belt too

Is Axel Springer about to launch takeover bid for Purplebricks?

Liberal Democrats vote to scrap Section 21

Dramatic pics: Estate agency’s branch closed following explosion

Senior Purplebricks player reveals why he left for Keller Williams and why you should follow

‘Shop windows’ no longer needed claims estate agency as it closes branch

Could you shift these salty Solent sand forts?

Brexit worries continue to unsettle the market

Is Axel Springer about to launch takeover bid for Purplebricks?

Found: the court case used to compare Bojo to a ‘dodgy estate agent’ by John Major

‘Shop windows’ no longer needed, claims estate agency as it closes branch

Rental voids service Lavanda raises £4m from UK venture capital firm

Gimme shelter… three million people just a month’s pay away from eviction

An upturn in business for letting agents

Estate agency’s branch closed following explosion

Hamptons International mourns loss of much-loved branch manager

Social media now generates up to 15% of our viewings, says London agent

Two rogue estate agencies expelled by The Property Ombudsman

Could you shift these salty Solent sand forts?

Landlords back RLA and NLA merger

Mortgage lending: the only thing certain – is uncertainty

Airbnb opportunity for investors highlighted

PropertyHeads.com set for consumer launch

Brexit worries continue to unsettle the market

Are first-time buyers living in La La Land?

York Central development to bring 2,500 new homes

Best places to buy revealed for first-time buyers

Purplebricks going under in Australia

Canopy partners with Mydeposits

Senior Purplebricks player reveals why he left for Keller Williams and why you should follow

Shocking rogue letting agents figures are ‘proof we need mandatory regulation’ says ARLA

Is an agent training boom about to start? RoPA website offered for sale at £28k

MHCLG seeks your views on banning orders and rogue landlords

What happened to the Autumn bounce-back? Rightmove blames Brexit

Clever touch

Purplebricks’ AML problems are ‘tip of the iceberg’ for industry

Countrywide and LSL problems help accelerate high street branch closures

Tax raid on landlords is ‘perverse’ and has FAILED, claims leading economist

Agents can’t charge for arranging to fix a loo, says tenant fees ban advice

Online veteran trio buy huge Keller Williams franchise

OTM is beating rivals ‘in terms of leads’ claims portal’s City advisor

Abode – different by design

Lead article headline here

OTM makes its first steps into new home market after signing up Barratt

Extraordinary day of trading on stock exchange for Purplebricks shares

The Negotiator Awards 2019 Shortlist is announced!

Brexit has hit the wealthier second stepper market hardest, says developer

Tax raid on landlords is ‘perverse’ and has failed, claims leading economist

PROPTECH NEWS

Jersey estate agent calls for practice of overvaluing homes to be outlawed

Estate agent’s lettings platform prepares for national launch with board appointments

Toscafund tops up ownership to over 50% of Guild parent company

Ask a question! ARLA chief to appear in live evictions webinar this week

Agents can’t charge for arranging to fix a loo, says tenant fees ban advice

RESIDENTIAL AUCTIONS NEWS

Ewemove resumes taking on franchisees without property industry experience

Online veteran trio buy huge Keller Williams franchise

Fake estate agent given four-year prison term for defrauding women

‘Brevity is the soul of wit’! Could you write property descriptions like Shakespeare?

Stop bashing property market ‘like a piñata’ leading agent tells politicians

Council backs down over licensing scheme after property industry campaign

AGENCIES AND PEOPLE

Why Countrywide has launched a ‘game changer’ property MOT

Housing minister hints at longer minimum length for tenancies — again

Purplebricks territory owner moves over to fledgling rival with national ambitions

Estate agent told to tear down smart new branch exterior by planners

Fees ban loophole: letting agents charging ‘pet rent’ to recoup lost revenue

‘Labour’s Right to Buy would kill off private rented market overnight’

Agents big and small are closing branches, claims Belvoir

Growing fears over ‘scale and speed’ of tenant fees ban impact

Can a lettings agency cancel a tenancy contract after a claim of sexual assault?

The Lettings Hub steps in to look after 300 estate agent clients of failed rival

Housing minister hints at longer minimum length for tenancies – again

Estate agent told to tear down smart new branch exterior by planners

Leading northern estate agency breaks its ‘one other portal rule’ four years after joining OTM

Central London is experiencing extraordinary recovery, says Chestertons, but will it spread?

Purplebricks territory owner moves over to fledgling rival with national ambitions

Bruton Knowles hits new heights as turnover soars

Former CEO of Purplebricks in US seeks £5.75m to grow his own hybrid agency

Fees ban loophole: letting agents charging ‘pet rent’ to recoup lost revenue

It’s not a portal! BestAgent to launch prospecting ‘marketplace’ for agents and vendors

Online letting agents Howsy raises £5 million to set up Midlands hub

Ultimate Estate Agents’ Guide: Property Portals

Agents big and small are closing branches, claims Belvoir

OTM challenges Rightmove to follow its lead and introduce a fees freeze

Property particulars should include prominent fraud warnings, says leading finance firm

KMPG says house prices will drop by AT LEAST 6% after a hard Brexit

‘Labour’s Right to Buy would kill of private rented market overnight’

No wonder nothing’s ever joined up! Housing minister role has highest ministerial churn

The Quick Guide to Property portals

Estate agents more likely to ‘turn the lights off’ than leave Rightmove

Why Countrywide has launched a ‘game changer’ property MOT

Residently raises £7m and offers landlords free service for six months

Auctions aren’t just for desperate people, says Pattinson

Labour to introduce ‘right to buy’ scheme for private rental market tenants

Parliamentary Review 2019

Purplebricks reveals plans to change fixed-fee pricing

Regional report

We’ll catch up with Purplebricks, promises new eMoov boss

Young estate agent with digital ambitions named top entrepreneur

Good times back? Mortgage market stages ‘extraordinary’ recovery

HouseSimple to generate revenue from mortgages and removals via ‘free’ service

‘Thousands’ more to get on property ladder after shared ownership changes

We’ll catch up with Purplebricks, promises new eMoov boss

Two become one! RLA and NLA landlord associations to merge

Former letting agent jailed after failing to protect rental deposits

Estate agency to give away prizes worth £110,000 in bid to lure vendors

OTM launches new bid to differentiate itself from Rightmove and Zoopla

Regional report

Young estate agent with digital ambitions named top entrepreneur

'Leave' areas of England have seen strongest price growth, claims agency

When I’m 64! Help to Buy purchasers given huge mortgage length boost

Developers turning to bulk discounts to lure foreign investors

Property industry shares fall as Parliament is suspended

Beating the tenant fee ban

Good times back? Mortgage market stages ‘extraordinary’ recovery

‘Thousands’ more to get on property ladder after shared ownership changes

Revealed: Stath Lets Flats creator’s candid views on the letting industry

When is a park home not a caravan? Rightmove advert muddies the water

Alright for some! London agent signs deal with £15k-a-week short lets platform

Is this a good time to sell your business?

Breaking: Purplebricks reveals plans to change fixed-fee pricing

HouseSimple to generate revenue from mortgages and removals via ‘free’ service

Persimmon faces calls to transfer all its homes sold via leasehold to freehold

TV presenter Kevin McCloud faces questions over struggling eco homes firm

LSL part exchange business doubles headcount

Doing business with investors

Knotty problem: do clients care if agents wear ties or not?

Revealed: what’s at stake for property market after a no-deal Brexit

Prince Harry’s former girlfriend to marry a Savills estate agent

Yopa raises another £16 million from Savills and Daily Mail

Minimum qualifications proposals to take ‘at least’ three years to become law

The Tenant Fees Act 2019

The Tenant Fees Act 2019

Universal Credit crisis: half of tenants in arrears, say landlords

Letting agents report up to 25% reduction in revenue following ban

Revealed: what’s at stake for property market after a no-deal Brexit

Knotty problem: do clients care if agents wear ties or not?

Yopa founder Daniel Attia and LSL’s Ian Crabb step down from agency’s board

Letting agency fined £3,000 after admitting three offences relating to HMO

Property transactions down by 12.4% year on year, claims HMRC

Why calls to build on the Green Belt don’t make sense.

Exclusive: Leading planning lawyer calls for Green Belt to be scrapped

HouseSimple national ‘free to sell’ roll-out to include portal listings and For Sale sign

Switching stamp duty to sellers has a secret sting, Mr Javid

Horror crash leaves hole in estate agency branch and three in hospital

Row between lettings agency and tenant leads to high-profile eviction

Content marketing

Yopa raises another £16 million from Savills and Daily Mail

Countrywide share price leaps by 23% following ‘predator’ rumours

Minimum qualifications proposals to take ‘at least’ three years to become law

Prince Harry’s former girlfriend marries a Savills estate agent

Huge exodus of landlords predicted as extra time, cost and red tape take their toll

Industry warns hard line on EU immigration will cause ‘distress’ for renters, landlords and agents

Final call to submit your entry

Sales agreed during August at highest level since 2015, claims portal

Council charges record £900 per property to license rented homes

World’s worst estate agent returns to Channel 4

Final deadline is midnight, tonight 

Estate agents who value high to win instructions to be revealed

Estate agent rails against HouseSimple’s ‘race to the bottom’ free service

Land Registry hires 1,000 staff to reduce shocking six-month delays for leaseholders

Average cost of evicting rogue tenants reaches eye-watering £31k

Happier, Ed? Sheeran’s celebrity home buying spree in Suffolk

Final deadline is midnight, Monday 19th August

Average cost of evicting rogue tenants reaches eye-watering £31k

Welsh fees ban differs to England’s legislation in two major ways, guidance shows

Land Registry hires 1,000 staff to reduce shocking six-month delays for leaseholders

Foxtons gifts new finance chief shares worth £150,000

Excluding property developers from AML is unfair to estate agents, it is claimed

It's not too late to be part of the UK’s most prestigious awards for estate and letting agents and their suppliers

Police seek heiress to £300m property fortune after assault on police officers

Shhhh! LonRes starts listing ‘black book’ off-market properties

Two days left to enter the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Leading developers sells 10 properties through online bidding platform

Leading northern signboard company continues under new ownership

Purplebricks founder Kenny Bruce’s next job? Mowing the grass!

Estate agents who value high to win instructions to be revealed

Sequence lettings branch in hot water over treatment of tenant

Happier, Ed? Sheeran's celebrity home buying spree in Suffolk

Three days left to enter the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Housing charity attacks industry over its tenant fees claim

Guess who owns the website for Purplebricks’ new ‘totally sold’ tagline

Cutting stamp duty would increase transactions by 40%, claims agent

Dangers of giving ‘advice’ on stamp duty revealed in £30,000 mortgage case

Two tenants successfully refuse to pay contract renewal fee to letting agent

Guest blog: ‘How Webbers changed its mind on alternative deposits’

Time is running out to enter the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Housing charity attacks industry over its tenant fees claim

Brexit making TV programme filming ‘difficult’ claims auctions show star

Sales at lowest since global financial crisis, reports Savills

One week left to enter the UK's most prestigious agency awards

After making millions from Zoopla, City fund invests in… a retirement home

Former estate agent jailed over £12,300 fake lettings scam

Guess who owns the website for Purplebricks’ new ‘totally sold’ tagline

RICS tweets calls by letting agent to increase regulation of short lets in Scotland

Entry closes soon for the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Crime agency freezes £3.2 million property assets of woman linked to organised crime

Cutting stamp duty would increase transactions by 40%, claims agent

Dangers of giving ‘advice’ on stamp duty revealed in £30,000 mortgage case

Guest blog: ‘How Webbers changed its mind on alternative deposits’

Smartphones can now be used to unlock front doors of Airbnb properties

You can still enter the UK's most prestigious agency awards...

Hybrid platform signs up 30 partner estate agents as it ‘goes for growth’

Purplebricks ditches ‘commisery’ in favour of less aggressive TV adverts

Two tenants successfully refuse to pay contract renewal fee to letting agent

Property manager fined £37,000 over dangerous and unregistered HMOs

Letting agent apologises after mistakenly trying to a charge tenant illegal fees

Stop sneaking out updates to the How to Rent guide, leading lawyer tells ministry

Entry is open for the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Ultimate estate agents’ guide to: Proptech

Countrywide reveals significant branch closures and headcount reductions in latest results

easyProperty.com to ‘go hybrid’ after being sold to marketing firm

Your move and Reeds Rains branch cull helps triple estate agency profits at parent company

Licence to practice – start preparing for RoPA

Rightmove acquires Van Mildert Landlord and Tenant Protection Limited

Teclet signs deal with UK’s leading mortgage broker MAB

Corporate battle: Connells claims to lead market for new instructions

Fancy that! Love Island star appears to have quit her London lettings job

55% of letting agents say tenants are facing higher rents since fees ban

Ewemove helps parent company TPFG achieve record revenues

AskPorter gets £1.5m more to disrupt ‘inefficient’ property management sector

Zero Deposit claims to be leading cash deposits alternative market with 11,000 tenancies

"Court system will fall apart if repossession reform is introduced as proposed"

There's still time to enter the Oscars of Agency

easyProperty.com to ‘go hybrid’ after being sold to marketing firm

At last! Housing minister gets to attend Cabinet following Boris decision

‘Game-changing’ landlord leads service for agents launches

School children to learn how to avoid homelessness from industry charity

There's still time to enter the Oscars of Agency

Countrywide reveals significant branch closures and headcount reductions in latest results

Connells is the 'most successful' estate agency in UK, its latest results claim

Expanding regional independent to open new ‘tech’ enables HQ

Guest blog: "What ROPA really means for our industry"

Council flat Airbnb host fined £100,000

Exclusive: Rapid rise in 'whole property' short-let rentals on Airbnb and other sites

Your Move and Reeds Rains branch cull helps improve profits at parent company

Why Live Chat matters and what to look out for

Licence to practice – start preparing for RoPA

Foxtons figures down by 3.5% as Brexit woes remain

Rightmove acquires Van Mildert Landlord and Tenant Protection Limited

Spicerhaart marketing The Duchy of Cornwall’s pioneering Poundbury development

Property industry reaction: Boris Johnson to be Prime Minister

New Housing Secretary and Minister appointed amid Boris Johnson’s night of the long knives

OnTheMarket says tide is turning in portals market

Landlord tells of rising rents as his management agency cranks up its fees to survive

Forget to provide an EPC? Then you could be added to rogue database under new proposals

Entry is open for the UK's most prestigious agency awards

New commission-based approach to rent guarantor service

Hamptons spring cleans with Surfers Against Sewage

The Negotiator Awards 2019

Redress scheme issues £3000 fine and a warning for estate and letting agents

Go global with Google

Boris Johnson to be Prime Minister. Read the property industry's reactions

Independent agencies join Build to Rent market as Houzen makes the link

Quirky listings: A farm in Idlicote, Warwickshire for sale at £1.35million

Rentrification hotspots: 12 cities outperform national rental growth

From launch to leader – 12 months of Zero Deposit

Company landlords on the rise, says Hamptons

Forget to provide an EPC? Then you could be added to rogue database under new proposals

Estate agent who ‘systematically’ stole £110,000 sentenced to two years in prison

Catfest: agents and suppliers join the stars at ‘property’s Glastonbury’ to raise £52,607

Government consults on sweeping eviction reforms despite industry scepticism

ARLA savages London mayor’s latest bid to control rents

Auctions – in the room, on the phone, online…

Regulation is coming! Minimum qualifications and code of practice a step closer today

Can ‘uneconomic’ Easyproperty survive? Parent company reveals strategic review

Online estate agents lose significant market share in London and East of England

Boris Johnson lands another Stamp Duty bombshell

Latest Love Island contestant is London lettings negotiator

Growing free-to-list property portal has tripled its listings since April

Angharad Trueman – Rising Star of the Year 2018

Surge in tenants searching for properties follows tenants fees ban

Lamplugh investigator says police are following the wrong line of enquiry

Worried by ROPA? Don’t panic – more regulation is good for professionals

Can ‘uneconomic’ Easyproperty survive? Parent company reveals strategic review

Brush up your branch

In pictures – Norfolk estate agency’s ‘model’ property listing

Government contradicts its own ‘broken rental market’ claims

Mayor hopeful to take London housing back to ‘golden years’ of the 1950s

House prices ‘flatline’ as shocking drops in London drag average down

Regional report

Move over Airbnb… this could be interesting

Sequence changes Rightmove listing after complaint

Online estate agents lose significant market share in London and East of England

Online lettings platform moves to Manchester and begins recruiting 50-strong team

Confident northern independent makes ‘bullseye’ acquisition of lettings agency rival

Life after the ban

Boris Johnson lands another Stamp Duty bombshell

Another independent estate agency sells up, this time in Suffolk

Sales of leasehold houses slump as government ban looms

Latest Love Island contestant is London lettings negotiator

Residential property management giant hoovered up by private equity firm

Chief of online selling platform hosted by Rightmove hits back against ‘moaners’

Growing free-to-list property portal has tripled its listings since April

Mainstream property sales market ‘holding steady’ but stock taking longer to sell

Nationwide to start building its first housing development

Proptech-packed outsourced letting management service launches

More publicity please!

Calls increase for greater alternative deposits regulation…from leading supplier!

Land Registry moves a step closer to national conveyancing speed ‘revolution’

Two Somerset estate agent rivals die within a day of each other

The five Cs of decision making

Tenant fees ban has ‘already begun pushing up rents’

Avoiding the wrong kind of cost cutting

Revealed: ‘Intermediaries’ who demand bribes to seal property deals for wealthy clients

‘Next generation’ lettings platform postpones its launch again

Who has really delivered on housing over the past 20 years?

Housing market: Sales, instructions and house prices rise during June, says RICS

Intrepid estate agent sets world record during ‘whacky’ charity flight attempt

Estate agency branches are ‘pointless’ says rising industry star

Portico lures senior mortgage figure from KFH to launch mortgage brokerage

Housing minister says government will NOT act to regulate Airbnb

Sadiq Khan to launch rent cap for London’s PRS homes ‘next week’

Just 3 weeks left to enter – you can win!

The best phrase in property details: “Close to Waitrose”

Bovis reports 15% uplift in sales at its sites and return to ‘stable’ market

New-home happiness skids off the tracks

Veteran online only agency turns to Seedrs for £750,000 funding

Purplebricks problems – ‘£899 doesn’t buy much expertise and most vendors know that’

Prime suspect in Lamplugh murder should not be released from prison, says former detective

Revealed: the businessman who helped fund Zoopla’s early expansion and backed Easyproperty

Millennials are fed up with traditional renting and turning to build-to-rent

‘Scandalous’ changes to Welsh eviction laws will make ejecting bad tenants ‘a huge problem’

Entry is open for the UK's most prestigious agency awards, so register now

Change tack on rental sector or face severe shortages, landlords warn Boris and Jeremy

Few local authorities are prosecuting rogue letting agents, research shows

How long should tenant deposits take to return? Minister asks for your views

40% of new homes buyers reject living next to affordable homes neighbours

Use of fake ID documents surges after fees banned for tenant referencing

Tips to minimise the risk of a deposit dispute at the end of a tenancy

Mounting losses helped persuade Purplebricks to quit the US

Will Boris’s Stamp Duty changes resolve the ‘broken’ market in London?

Exclusive: Who is responsible for accuracy of ‘unregulated’ online lettings platforms?

Surge in criminal tenant referencing applications blamed on fees ban

Purplebricks gambles on the smartphone as the future of estate agency

The keys to success in the 'feedback economy'

Breaking: Purplebricks withdraws from US as group losses double

Complaint against ‘Marie Celeste’ listings platform upheld by advertising watchdog

Emoov to relaunch ‘soon’ with new look headed by former Purplebricks LPE

Purplebricks shares battered as mounting losses and US exit predicted

Stunning but running behind schedule, Battersea Power Station presses on

Most vendors care most about speed of sale and getting asking price, not fees

Rise of the tyre-kickers – huge extent of online property ‘ghosting’ revealed

Gazumping is back as competition hots up in reviving housing markets

Tale of two housing markets – London drops as rest of UK grows

Purplebricks’ share price drops despite claiming to be best estate agent in UK

£19m! Cost of eMoov’s failure for former newspaper tycoon’s empire

Zoopla hoovers up new talent as it claims No.1 spot in London’s rental market

Everyone wants to be an estate agent, says jobs search research

Brokenshire defends Government over criticism of its house building record

Potential buyers priced out of the market

Boris reveals plan to cut Stamp Duty for all house sales under £500,000

Government to introduce mandatory tenant deposit ‘passporting’

Fake properties on the portals are ‘common place’, claims agent

MP kicks off leasehold revolution in Parliament with ground rents reform bill

It’s a U-turn! Government set to recommend national register for landlords

New twist in Lamplugh case: did she ever meet Mr Kipper?

“Gimme shelter!” A franchise could be your friend when times get tough

Why do agents put themselves at risk?

Awards & Conference Early bird offer

The Negotiator Awards – it's time to show you're simply the best!

Government to introduce mandatory tenant deposit ‘passporting’

Brokenshire reveals plans to speed up leasehold sales

Boris reveals plan to cut Stamp Duty for all house sales under £500,000

HouseSimple’s move to offer its service for free is a ‘massive mistake’

Zoopla launches faster smartphone app with viewings management tab

Why do so few agents file Suspicious Activity Reports?

Fake properties on the portals are ‘common place’, claims agent

Senior industry figure launches novel solution to the housing crisis

Phil Spencer says he wants to help end gazumping with Gazeal deal

MP kicks off leasehold revolution in parliament with ground rents reform bill

Chestertons to begin offering franchises in UK and rest of world

Another house raffle firm taken to task by advertising watchdog

Federation of Independent Agents reveals its latest expansion plans

It’s a U-turn! Government set to recommend national register for landlords

Disturbing story of fake letting agency that cost landlord £15,000 told in TV show

Is there a future for online agents? Howsy CEO makes his case

Working 9-to-5 is a way to make a living for estate agents, it is claimed

£30m MORE to be invested in proptech as investment firm reveals expansion plans

Oh we do (still) love to live beside the seaside!

Former disgraced Cornwall estate agent facing jail over burglary

Best Agent promises an end to data double-entry for estate agents

New twist in Lamplugh case: did she ever meet Mr Kipper?

Purplebricks confirms co-founder Kenny Bruce is to leave the company

Hunters Chairman in ‘dirty tricks’ dispute with unnamed banks

London borough moves to licence ALL privately rented properties

Roman Abramovich kicks off £4.75m raise for short-lets firm GuestReady

Judge gives green light to landmark ‘gas safety certificate eviction case’ appeal

Regional report –Rochford, Stafford and Croydon

Website review – it's so much more than an online shopfront

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Tenant fees ban: London agent to charge landlords new £240 ‘tenancy set up’ fee

Judge gives green light to landmark ‘gas safety certificate eviction case’ appeal

Ground-breaking research aims to improve standards in the Private Rented Sector

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Four Berkshire estate agencies named following CMA cartel investigation

Romans’ CEO apologises for staff’s price fixing activities in Berkshire

Tenant fees ban: warning issued about deposits and first month’s rent

Estate agents are significantly over-pricing houses by up to £82,000

Countrywide appoints HR specialist to its main board as branch closures rumoured

Regional report

easyProperty: is this easyCome-easyGo, or a gamble too far?

The Negotiator Awards 2019 – enter now!

Romans’ CEO apologises for staff’s price fixing activities in Berkshire

Will it work? Auction house launches ‘buy it now’ Ebay-style service

UK housing market now weaker than Greece’s, global index reveals

Would you taken on the marketing of Britain’s ‘most haunted’ house?

AML legislation is changing and you need to change too

Illegal sub-letting at ‘epidemic’ levels claims TV evictions star

Tenant fees ban: warning issued about deposits and first month’s rent

Minister meets key industry players to discuss discriminatory ‘No DSS’ lettings adverts

ANOTHER independent sells up its managed portfolio to a franchised corporate

Rental insurance ‘firsts’ launched to protect both tenants and landlords

Let Alliance partners with TransUnion to transform Tenant Referencing

Government pumps £142 million into plan to build 8,500 new homes

Will it be another female President in 2021 for ARLA?

Countrywide appoints HR specialist to board as branch closures rumoured

CMA investigation into mis-sold leaseholds begins in earnest

Estate agents are significantly over-pricing houses by up to £82,000

Let Alliance partners with TransUnion to transform Tenant Referencing

Tenant fees ban ‘set to change the way rental property ads are written’

Newbuild property flipping in London is ‘finished’, claims leading estate agency

Housing market set for summer revival as movers give up on Brexit ever happening

Are agents still untrusted by the public? Not any longer, suggests survey

Political change: catalyst for buy to let revision?

Purplebricks backer in ‘frantic’ bid to save his flagship fund

New high: OnTheMarket has 83% of Zoopla’s property listings

Historic independent estate agency bought by Newton Fallowell

Already sold! Buyers backing new trend in auction room

Entry is open for the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Is the proptech bubble beginning to burst?

Is it a vote-winner? Labour plans to replace Stamp Duty and council tax

Axel Springer doubles its holding in Purplebricks

Government publishes updated rental forms for tenant fees ban at last moment

New system to ‘revolutionise’ direct Universal Credit payments to landlords

Student lettings agency reaches 300 properties in just four years

Hatched founder to launch US franchise brand in UK

What’s really driving the pace of housing delivery?

Is this easyCome easyGo or a gamble too far?

Speakers’ notes: Frank Webster reports on his Kiwi adventure

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Entry is open for the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Investors horse trade Purplebricks shares as Woodford fund woes continue

Land for the many, a political plan too far? A poor reception for Jeremy Corbyn’s latest report

40% of tenants are signing up to deposits alternative, claims leading SW estate agency

High rents are drastically reducing employment mobility, claims think tank

Student lettings agency reaches 300 properties in just four years

Curse of Purplebricks! Early backer Neil Woodford freezes fund as investors rush to exit

Free property data service for agents launches after three years under wraps

We’re giving it a plug! Chestertons is first large UK agency to drive all-electric

New system to revolutionise direct Universal Credit payments to landlords

Entry is open for the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Vote winner? Labour plans to replace Stamp Duty and council tax

Foxtons joins London business group that strongly backs second Brexit referendum

Labour MP to introduce Private Members Bill to reform management fees

Financial watchdog clamps down on crowd funding platforms following Emoov furore

Entry is open for the UK's most prestigious agency awards

Axel Springer doubles its holding in Purplebricks

Tenant fees ban will see ‘seismic’ change in employment numbers within industry

Outsourced property viewings now widespread among ‘best known’ estate agents

The free-to-list property portal

Chestertons flying on ‘rampant’ lettings sector and improving sales market

EasyProperty could close as investment fund launches takeover bid for parent company

Government publishes updated rental forms for tenant fees ban at last moment

Airbnb management apologises for ‘misguided tone’ of Tube ads

Good news! Sellers think estate agents are good value for money

Zero Deposit signs exclusive partnership with Residential Landlords Association

Mark Blakeway, Head of Lettings at The Grantley Group comments:

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Tenant fees ban will spark tenant referencing crisis, say landlords

Countdown to the fees ban: ‘rents already rising and more landlords selling up’

Fees ban: why is the whole industry being punished for a few rogue agents?

Independent estate agents being hit hardest by UK’s high street decline

Tenant Fee Ban: “Don’t panic!” say the Scots!

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Tenant fees ban – the Devil’s in the detail

Software – hard choices

Countdown to the fees ban: ‘rents already rising and more landlords selling up’

Rent recognition service CreditLadder asks investors for £600,000

Knock me down! Charity boxing event raises record £19,000 for kids’ charity

Tenant fees ban will spark tenant referencing crisis, say landlords

First Time Buyers come to the market!

Leading short lets firm in Brighton closes it doors owing ‘tens of thousands’

Clampdown on money laundering via property ramps up in London

Fees ban: why is the whole industry being punished for a few rogue agents?

Hybrid agents will never crack the prime London market, claims buyer

Ron Dennis wins planning for mega-basement garage

Regional report

Independent estate agents being hit hardest by UK’s high street decline

Conveyancing start-up guarantees to exchange within fixed period or return fees

Malthouse for PM! Housing minister joins race to become Tory leader

Surprise! Housing market stages unexpected April recovery

Housing market: gap between average asking prices and final sale price widens

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National launch for mio – speeding up the chain

Millennials are already downsizing, says report

Buy to Let... just got bigger

Software – hard choices

Fifth of Foxtons' shareholders revolt over pay structure for senior directors

Shock rise in complaints about estate agency adverts during 2018

Referral fees must be revealed after June 1st, says ombudsman

Knight Frank reveals it uses Instagram as much as magazines for marketing

Ending Section 21 evictions will be a disaster, agents and landlords warn

Eight ways to boost your social media following

The tenant fees ban – will inventory companies suffer?

Residential People – the free-to-list property portal

Knight Frank reveals it uses Instagram more than magazines for marketing

Tenant sues Savills for £100,000 after falling off security gate

Referral fees must be revealed after June 1st, says ombudsman

Professional protection

Purplebricks shares rally following rumours of US fund takeover

Campaign grows to ban controversial short-let management agency’s tube ad

I know my rights! Increase in awareness of redress drives significant increase in complaints

Zoopla reveals major shake-up for its software services

Agent fined £3k after a tenacious Local Authority wins case

JOHNS&CO partners with Richard House Children’s Hospice

Ending Section 21 evictions will be a disaster, agents and landlords warn

Property transactions hold steady ‘despite Brexit’ worries

Welsh tenant fees ban law given Royal Assent and will go live on September 1st

Average estate agency fee rises by £532 to £4,152 per sale since 2014, data suggests

Purplebricks appoints new interim CEO in the US

8 ways to boost your social media following

The tenant fees ban – will inventory companies suffer?

Minister reassures that eviction process ‘will be improved’

‘Purplebricks has broken the spell of agents having branches’

Exclusive: Hunters CEO reveals ‘behind the scenes’ details of TV show

Proptech firm promising to ‘dramatically’ reduce time to sell wins £1.2m

Online agents – “do vendors understand what they’re paying for?”, asks TV presenter

Competition regulator to launch investigation into leasehold mis-selling

Three times more potential homes for sale than on Rightmove, claims direct approach app

Competition regulator to launch investigation into leasehold mis-selling

Selly Oak water tower sells at Bond Wolfe debut

Motivating the troops

Exclusive: Hunters CEO reveals ‘behind the scenes’ details of TV show

Hedgefund bets again on online agencies as it buys up Purplebricks stock

Former eMoov boss admits he failed and claims online agents have limited appeal

Social media marketing – why even bother?

Money matters

Bristol letting agent caught up in sub-let HMO scam

Minister rushes to reassure industry that eviction process "will be improved"

Online agents – "do vendors understand what they’re paying for?", asks TV presenter

Russell Quirk to ‘spill beans’ on why eMoov went bust

Conman estate agent ordered to pay back £580,000 to victims

Reuben brothers top list of growing wealth for property tycoons

‘Discrete’ property portal for prime London goes live

Leading estate agents voice serious concerns over anti-money laundering

Online auctions press all the right buttons

Watch out Barratt! Indian billionaire sets his sights on UK new homes market

Online estate agents’ model weakened by low transactions, says Codling

Purplebricks share price crashes to nearly £1 after shock announcement

Former holiday firm boss opens ‘first of its kind’ estate agency

Smaller agencies facing ‘decision time’ over Rightmove subscriptions, OTM claims

Tech tonics

Protect and survive – landlord and tenant insurance

Are you registered for Money Laundering supervision?

Revealed – Britain’s fastest moving markets

The Landlord’s Friend – the ‘help to rent’ book

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Homeowners Alliance now blames builders for the state of peoples’ homes!

Purplebricks share price crashes to nearly £1 after shock announcement

Online estate agents’ model weakened by low transactions, says Codling

Proptech trade body relaunches and promises to work harder with agents

MP gains second reading for bill to unlock 200,000 mortgage ‘prisoners’

Local knowledge – how property market data wins business

Brexit blues? Not at this agency!

Smaller agencies facing ‘decision time’ over Rightmove subscriptions, OTM claims

Watch out! Final details of tenant fees ban yet to be confirmed, warns TDS

Former holiday firm boss opens ‘first of its kind’ estate agency

Huge increase in workload for ombudsman may lead to rising fees

The rental market must evolve with renters’ lifestyles

Leading independent estate agency signs up to ‘alternative deposit’ service

Norfolk estate agency criticised by industry ombudsman after sale falls through

Thefts of all-female agency’s For Sale boards puzzles police

Brexit fails to halt Scottish Private Rented Sector

How estate agents can build their online reputation

Estate agents take 16 weeks to sell a property on average, largest ever study reveals

Shock announcement as Purplebricks CEO steps down and agency withdraws from Oz

Ooh you’re so OneDome! MoneySuperMarket.com chief joins Rightmove challenger

Watch out Barratt! Indian billionaire sets his sights on UK new homes market

Martin & Co founding couple cash in shares worth two million pounds

Time for a sing along! OTM returns to TV with huge new campaign

Andrew Granger & Co – 30 years and going strong!

Good times are around the corner in London, claims estate agency CEO

Government’s eviction reform prompts 25% of landlords to consider reducing portfolio

UBS downgrades Purplebricks amid worries over Oz operation and mounting losses

Tech tonics

Third agent involved in Burnham cartel case is banned from being a director

Latest lettings industry consolidation revealed by Northwood

Countrywide share price drops to historic low after poor first quarter results

Facebook – ad copy that converts

Local knowledge

Scotland takes radical new approach to helping first time buyers

LSL’s branch bloodbath drives down revenues by 9.3% during first quarter

Where have all the vendors gone? Housing supply hits record low in March

Pioneering father of proptech hired by leading data firm

Rising ‘stock per branch’ signals start of tenant fees ban consolidation

Regional Report

Estate agency? A child could do it, claims Channel 4 programme

Lancashire estate agent faces social media storm over ‘dreadful’ tweets

Is leasehold about to be replaced with commonhold?

New camera to launch that scans and photographs rooms in just two minutes

Buyers returning to London market in significant numbers, claims agency

Rising star of lettings industry makes his next move

Top storey: first ‘airspace’ development completes following government initiative

Protect and survive

Reapit reveals its global and tech ambitions with first CTO appointment

Code of conduct needed for letting agents and landlords, says Hunters CEO

Corbyn’s latest idea: Ban ‘Permitted Development’ conversion of offices into flats

Is it the recovery? House sales rise by 6.8% year-on-year during March

Local knowledge

Letting agency fined £50,000 over safety failures at two HMOs

Will Purplebricks ever make a group profit, asks investment guru

Purplebricks’ founder Kenny gets personal with UK customer complaints

Foxtons denies ‘bait and switch’ tactics in case of London couple

UK property market ‘on hold’

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Brexit pushes London house prices into freefall

New Trading Standards ‘police force’ for England and Wales revealed

‘Property industry consolidation looming if low transaction volumes continue’

1st June 2019 – the end of tenant fees

Best time to upload properties onto property portals revealed

Land Registry-backed ‘home buying passport’ proptech app about to launch

Can estate agents use portal intel to make ‘No.1’ claims any longer?

Brand awareness… pump up the volume!

Rightmove sets deadline for agents to stop uploading ‘No DSS’ adverts

Online estate agents will never achieve more than 10% of market

Government softens blow of ‘no fault’ eviction ban proposals

Hamptons International partners with Refill

Government reveals shock abolition of Section 21 ‘no fault’ evictions

Purplebricks now a ‘superbrand’ alongside Rightmove and best-known agents

Estate agents facing most price sensitive housing market ‘in many years’

Taxing issues

Is this why portal juggling happens? First hours of online listing are most crucial, says report

Agent’s no-deposit scheme investigated after complaint

Brexit chaos continues to be ‘major drag’ on housing market, say surveyors

SDL Surveying’s bash raises £12,000 for charity

Tenant fees ban will ‘significantly’ increase churn in rental market, it is claimed

Barclays-backed blockchain trial reduces conveyancing from three months to a few weeks

Shelter piles pressure on Rightmove to remove ‘No DSS’ adverts

Senior industry sales figure Jeremy Gee joins London estate agency Beauchamp

Making Tax Digital

Gloves are off! Jupix founder claims Purplebricks’ hybrid model not sustainable

Fees ban is part of official drive to reduce size of lettings industry, claims TPFG

Is Brokenshire planning to end office-to-residential conversions?

Campaigners call for MPs to return £42 million made on property sales

Julian O'Dell on selling skills

Empty homes – numbers rise across England

OnTheMarket claims ‘new and exclusive’ listings strategy is working

New trade body for independents reveals first official supplier and member agent

Mother of disgraced letting agent pleads guilty to her part in £266,000 fraud

Essex independent estate agency latest to take refuge in franchised brand

Young estate agent escapes driving ban after claiming job would be at risk

KFH considers leaving Rightmove as it trials Zoopla at selected branches

Deposits are deposits!

Purplebricks – Berenberg slashes target price by over 80%

Leading lettings MD savages tenant fees ban in magazine endorsed by Theresa May

Nicky Stevenson joins Keller Williams as it reveals UK expansion plan

Britain’s hardest-working estate agent dies aged 92

Technology is key battleground for industry, says Hunters Chief Executive

Fit to let?

Movebubble uses Quintain cash to set up shop in Manchester

London sales market to see post-Brexit boom claims leading franchised agency

Ailing online agency House Network saved by drilling magnate

Free tools for DIY content marketing

There’s still a year to go until tenant fees ban really comes in, guidance reminds agents

Latest MEES regulations will be the final ‘nail in the coffin’ on buy-to-let

‘How much is my home worth, Alexa?’ Hunters launches first valuation tool using Amazon tech

London property market is like 'a Tesco with half-empty shelves’

Build to rent speeds up… and up!

Client Money Protection now compulsory for English letting agents – but how many are covered?

Leading auctioneer launches unique hybrid ‘estate agent’

Estate agent blogger accuses competitors of using banned online marketing tricks

OTM issues latest tranche of shares to sweeten long-term listing deals

Tenant Fees

Government’s new homes expansion plans latest casualty of Brexit

Leading building society closes four estate agency branches

Rising crime causing more house sales to fall-through, say agents

Leading developers sign leasehold reform pledge, but critics claim its ‘cobbled together’

Regional report

Breaking: Welsh Assembly votes through its own tenant fees ban

OTM claims its leads are overtaking Rightmove’s for ‘growing number’ of agents

What commisery? UK’s high street agents are best value in Europe

The F word

Disgraced estate agent who stole £357,000 told to pay back £1

Deposit disputes ‘set to rise’ if agents bring inventories in-house after ban

Leading property industry figure receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

Rooftop homes for Londoners

Alternative deposits: proptech firm secures new deal with lettings platform

Petition calling on Rightmove to ban ‘No DSS’ adverts signed by 40,000 people

Fergus Wilson sells off his final 300 homes in £90 million deal

Fancy that! Sarah Beeny now urging home owners to stay put

Portal pressures

Leading estate agent makes bold claims for ‘open house’ day selling

LSL London estate agency Marsh & Parsons opens another branch

Average new homes sales people paid £52,500 a year, claims recruiter

Brexit freezes the market

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Right to rent legislation “is a farce” argue landlords

Valuation leads for estate agents leap upwards by 36%

Jackson-Stops wins prestigious London contract

Why money laundering matters

Brexit versus the property market

Homeless man in Ireland wins discrimination case against landlord

87,000 properties with anonymous owners

Growth predicted for significant pockets of the UK

Tenant fees? NO. Tenant References? YES!

Housing Committee calls for wide-ranging reforms to leasehold law

The tenant fees cap may cost pet owners more says JLL estate agent.

Referral fees come under scrutiny by Government

Lint Group supports Indonesian Tsunami

Fergus Wilson, the controversial landlord says he is retiring – and selling his tenants' homes

Rightmove downgraded from ‘neutral’ from ‘buy’ by investment bank, UBS

Property consultancy Knight Knox asks, 'What do tenants really want?'

RICS/Macdonald & Company Salary Survey 2019

Landlords splash the cash in London and the North

Zoopla to ban all ‘No DSS’ adverts on its portal by end of April

Profits come to a standstill within Savills’ UK business, its latest results reveal

UK’s newest property portal signs ‘revolutionary’ deal with mortgage giant

OTM launches reporting tool to offer agents alternative to Rightmove Plus

Round Britain classic Triumphs

MPs turn up heat on letting agents over ‘No DSS’ adverts

Marsh & Parsons adds new role and branch as LSL cuts elsewhere

Indefinite tenancies show Labour’s ‘fundamental misunderstanding’ of PRS, say landlords

A great time to buy and grow

Estate agency charged with 22 offences under Unfair Trading Regulations

Banning ‘No DSS’ in adverts is a waste of time, says leading solicitor

Jobs market for estate agents facing tough three months as Brexit looms

Women are choosing Winkworth

Number of dual-fee disputes rising as too many estate agents ‘take a punt’

Familiar faces among Countrywide’s restructured management team

Outspoken SW agent Chris Wood closes his estate agency business

Rightmove gifts top duo share options worth at least £2.23 million

Hubs: the new buzzword in estate agency

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Countrywide given £215,000 fine for not complying with AML rules

Fees ban is already persuading more independents to exit industry, says Countrywide

Human habitation act may drive ‘vexatious’ court action, landlords claim

Volatile day in City for Countrywide as boss admits Purplebricks is now dominant

Estate agents heavily criticised by lead Parliamentary Committee investigating money laundering

Number of female business owners in property industry is "on the rise"

Guild’s first-time buyer market snapshot reveals Brexit divide

Letting agent fined £72,000 for shocking offences at three HMOs

We need rental homes. We need investor landlords!

‘Many more’ letting agents to struggle after tenant fees ban, says leading SW firm

Smartphone-based service that ‘is not an estate agent’ suspended by Rightmove

‘House of pigeons’ up for auction as Devon estate agent goes viral on social media

Home Office given leave to appeal against High Court’s Right to Rent judgement

Washing up

Property scores launched by property data firm for UK’s 25m homes

Countrywide given £215,000 fine for not complying with AML rules

OnTheMarket to have 17,200 branches listing by 2021, claims City broker

LSL writes down its investment in Yopa by 60% as profits nosedive

Washing up

Two former LSL executives snap up 39 Your Move and Reeds branches

Government launches campaign to stamp out ‘No DSS’ lettings adverts

OnTheMarket returns to radio with national marketing blitz

Hunters hires former Foxtons data boss as it ramps up tech expansion

Anti Money Laundering dominates NAEA conference

Anti Money Laundering dominates NAEA conference

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‘Be more transparent about referral fees or face prosecutions or even a ban’

Online estate agency to pay mortgage brokers £500 referral fee to recommend its service

Foxtons makes its first loss since going public

Rightmove chairman to step down as average agent monthly cost hits £1,000

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Proptech firm to launch new property portal in England and Wales

D-Day for Countrywide approaches as full-year results date is set

Connells’ profits and turnover dip, latest results show

A fifth of buyers have been put off by Brexit worries, says NAEA

New rules for conveyancing

Latest Your Move and Reeds Rains branch closures are in North East, reveals LSL

Government Help to Buy spending passes £10 billion milestone

Four-branch Mullucks Wells joins Hunters franchise network but remains ‘independent’

Two more Client Money Protection schemes approved ahead of April 1st deadline

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Emoov administrator realises just £465k to return to creditors

Rent reporting service CreditLadder to begin £600,000 crowd funding bid

FCA finally begins distribution of cash recouped from land banking scams

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Persimmon shrugs off Help to Buy threat as its passes £1bn profits milestone

Build-to-let landlord begins charging tenants £600 a year to keep pets

Airbnb management firms caught suggesting how to break short-term lets limits

Letting agency director faces jail after admitting running brothel

Persimmon faces losing Help to Buy as Minister reviews its contract

Disappearing deposits

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Purplebricks share price tanks after shock exit of CEOs and revenue warning

Down but not out – TDS wins accolade from Sunday Times

London and South East’s million-pound homes monopoly continues, report shows

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Next generation of first time buyers will pay £1.2m for their home, claims agent

Back in black: Sanderson Young returns to form after a difficult five months

Specialist custom-build estate agency to sell ground-breaking development

Spicerhaart and Savills jointly win contract to sell 785 apartment development

Old house, new house!

Student lettings platform Resooma launches bills splitting service

Letting agency staff may have to check millions of tenancy agreements after fees ban

One of oldest estate agents in the UK sells up to local rival after 229 years in business

New Zoopla marketing chief reveals fresh strategy for portal

Government approves first CMP scheme ahead of April 1st deadline

SDL Group smashes £150,000 target

Brexit uncertainty ‘catastrophic’ for housing market confidence

Major shared ownership provider has Tube ad poster banned

OTM shares surge after newspaper columnist recommends ‘buy’

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Unmasking the money launderers

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New free-to-list property portal launches in UK

Two industry giants sign up to ‘modern’ mortgages system

Estate agents must step up to mark on money laundering, says senior government crime expert

Your Move and Reeds Rains staff face redundancy as LSL plans 43 branch closures

Reeds Rains closures: trading one day, gone the next

Supreme Court judgement backs estate agent in ground-breaking contract battle

There’s no going back: Tenant Fees Bill receives Royal Assent

Letting agents using clandestine inventory companies to sidestep fees ban, says trade body

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More property to sell! Minister reveals 10,000 new homes to be built on government land

Brush with fame: online-only estate agent signs deal with famous paint brand

Lending for landlords

Home repossessions increase after decades of going down

London borough prepares for total estate agency boards ban

Lettings platform hires Uber executive to grow business in UK

Another traditional estate agency trials hub model

Brexit buy-up? Leading London independent is swallowed up by Savills

Is your lettings business fit for purpose?

There’s no going back: Tenant Fees Bill receives Royal Assent

Dope! Letting agent reports tenant over fruity ‘cannabis farm’

‘Four figure’ cash sum stolen from Essex estate agency in broad daylight

35,000 properties rented out illegally because EPCs are inaccurate

Social media strategies

Countrywide reveals ‘resilient’ 2018 as back to basics plan rolls out

Ewemove offers redundant LSL staff free franchises and £24k loan

Letting agents are using clandestine inventory companies to sidestep fees ban, says trade body

Transactions slump by a fifth in Central London as Brexit bites

London property firm fined £30,000 over three unlicensed HMOs

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Corruption activists say UK crime agency should investigate estate agency in Filat case

20% of EU construction workers considering leaving UK after Brexit

Fewer people are renting, reveals new research

LSL branch closures: trading one day, gone the next

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Welsh tenant fees ban to become law in September, First Minister reveals

Estate agent fined £4,000 for not displaying correct tenant and landlord fees information

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OTM share price rises by over 40% in just two weeks

Fancy packing a punch in the industry?

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Rent controls in London...?

Good news for tenants!

High street agents regaining ground from Purplebricks, report claims

Winkworth launches new push to grow new homes and land

Your Move and Reeds Rains staff face redundancy as LSL plans 43 branch closures

Scotland embraces build-to-rent

Martin & Co parent company increases spend on Google as it dismisses hybrid threat

Leading agency reveals Help to Buy now drives a third of new homes sales

Brexit, buyers and bargains!

Traffic to OTM hits all-time high as portal reaches 80% of Zoopla’s listings

Belvoir begins its first ever TV advertising campaign

Former LSL director invests in estate agency marketing platform BriefYourMarket

Weakening ‘no fault’ evictions would lead to exodus of landlords, says Shamplina

Four landlords per branch 'quit market and sold up' last month

Are ‘reservation agreements’ folly or farsighted?

Housing crisis now hurting UK businesses, research reveals

What happens after the tenant fees ban?

Exclusive:London estate agent opens hub and closes all its branches

Blame Boris! Central London transactions slump by a third during final months of 2018

In pictures: Weston Homes opens £12 million house building factory in Essex

Fraudulent tenant references

Tenant fees ban impact will less than expected, says major estate agency group

Charismatic industry star and TV pundit Michael O’Flaherty dies

Compulsory electrical checks must not be introduced this year, says ARLA

Is your estate agency branch in a Brexit busting city?

Lettings agency removes fees claim within listings after complaint to advertising watchdog

Bang on!

‘Stop landlords using no-fault evictions during first three years of tenancy’

Couple ejected from rented property after having baby

Regional report

How do they do it? Online lettings platform offers £35-a-month ‘premium’ service

Number of estate agents disputing ‘dual fees’ jumps, says The Property Ombudsman

Has online and hybrid estate agents’ market share plateaued?

Part time estate agent’s singing wins judges approval on ITV’s The Voice

Binding offers to be tried out, says housing minister

Shocking extent of ‘no fault’ evictions revealed by research

Gloves are off! Purplebricks launches aggressive attack on traditional agents in Oz

PRS Group finishes 2018 on ‘property high’, 2019 set to be even better

Business as usual at TDS after fire

Wales: Self-Build Wales launches

Purplebricks gives new COO a £1.1 million golden hello

Online and hybrid rivals of eMoov hoover up former employees

Haart branch apologises after prospecting letter suggests Purplebricks is in financial trouble

All by myself! Portal for (very) small property marketing teams launches

A case from The Property Ombudsman

Movers & Shakers

Purplebricks gives new COO a £1.1 million golden hello

Online and hybrid rivals of eMoov hoover up former employees

Haart branch apologises after prospecting letter suggests Purplebricks is in financial trouble

All by myself! Portal for (very) small property marketing teams launches

A case from The Property Ombudsman

Movers & Shakers

Purplebricks gives new COO a £1.1 million golden hello

Online and hybrid rivals of eMoov hoover up former employees

Haart branch apologises after prospecting letter suggests Purplebricks is in financial trouble

All by myself! Portal for (very) small property marketing teams launches

A case from The Property Ombudsman

Movers & Shakers

Posh Purplebricks? Seven-month old central London hybrid estate agency expands

House sales fell across two thirds of England and Wales in 2018

Young estate agent made her firm’s MD just eight years after graduating

Hamptons International kicks off celebrations for 150 years in business

The benefits of belonging

Purplebricks share price plummets AGAIN to historic low

Purplebricks UK profits jump but Oz and US continue to haemorrhage cash

Google buys into UK property management platform AskPorter

Here's one part of the market that's working – selling property at auction

Purplebricks offers free service to 2,000 former eMoov and Tepilo customers

Northern & Shell included in list of those owed money by eMoov

World first: house is sold via online auction run by A.I. 'bot'

House prices to flatline in 2019, predicts Rightmove

Developer launches first upmarket property raffle platform

Belvoir founder Mike Goddard sells shares worth £989,700

Is it curtains for the crabs? Zoopla hires new marketing chief

Lord Best reveals more details on reform of ‘wild west’ estate agency sector

Countrywide share price drops to historic low, but will ‘back to basics’ deliver?

Security deposits to be capped at fives weeks’ rent, Government confirms

Landlord associations issue angry joint statement over lower security deposits cap

Rightmove and Zoopla challenger Rummage4 launches after nine years in development

Spark Energy saved after it’s bought by green energy firm OVO

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‘Hybrid’ style estate agency in North West under new ownership

Regional report

Eyes on Dubai

SW estate agent joins Winkworth after 15 years as independent

Recruitment realities

Build to Rent

Average house value would be just £164,000 without ‘location, location, location’

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Meine Güte! Purplebricks takes a share in German hybrid counterpart

Rents rise across the UK as reduced supply squeezes market

Leading Scottish agent trials deposit-free renting at PRS apartments

Savills snaps up two independent NW businesses including leading new-build specialist

60% of tenants welcome three-year tenancies, poll suggests

Tenant Fees Bill is too loosely framed, claims Citizens Advice

CBRE told ads for off-plan property investment units with ‘estimated ROI’ must be proven

Purplebricks stocks sinks to all-time low of £2.09p a share

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US blockchain sales platform Propy reveals first transaction in Europe

‘Game changer’ sales progression tool completes Cardiff pilot

London borough requests new powers to rent out billionaires’ ‘ghost homes’.

Rightmove’s CEO Peter Brooks-Johnson joins board of classifieds app Shpock.

Would your estate agency survive an anti-money laundering spot check?

Government to consider carrot-and-stick approach to longer tenancies

Fintech firm reveals it values properties based on sewer cocaine level data

Zero Deposit signs up Foxtons and will ‘soon’ be in 3,000 branches

Ombudsman expels ANOTHER five rogue estate agents

Two Purplebricks radio ads referred to advertising watchdog

OnTheMarket passes 11,000 branch milestone

Will proptech save the property business?

Your Move franchise goes quiet after rival buys its lettings book

Former Savills associate launches P2P app that cuts out estate agents

Regional market report

Troubled NE estate agency Sanderson Young saved by founders’ family

Number of streets with £1 million house price average rises by 16%

Are dog-friendly property viewings barking up the wrong tree?

Purplebricks share price picks up after four month slump

Landlord portfolio size drops by 16% over past four years

South East estate agent snaps up rival

Emoov changes ‘save thousands’ claim after complaint to advertising watchdog

Looks tasty! Restaurant entrepreneur opens Winkworth franchise

Knight Frank blames 12% dip in rental listings on the Government

Google property chief to address gathering of agents and proptech firms

Hybrid estate agency Yopa’s huge new contact centre opens for business

Andrews Property Group donates £1 million to its shareholder charities

Labour reveals three radical housing proposals at Liverpool conference

Surviving the tenant fee ban

Councils ‘unprepared’ for HMO regulation change next week

Leading NE estate agent signs up to OTM after originally rejecting its overtures

Property prices – how did Summer go?

Which? clashes with TDS

So long – goodbye. Countrywide chairman quits £360,000 Royal Mail non-exec role

‘Suspend Right to Rent’ say landlords as Home Office reconvenes panel

Abolish Stamp Duty to free up housing market, say RICS members

It’s official! Land Registry house price index is the most accurate

Nick Dunnning signs up Townends and Stirling Ackroyd to OnTheMarket

Established Lancashire estate agency shuts up shop

Prime London property market FINALLY recovering, claims Rightmove

Leading independent estate agency put up for sale over unpaid tax bill

HomeLet parent group gobbles up rental proptech firm Movem

Ground-breaking legislation to help tenants onto property ladder enters Commons

Farming business established by Strutt & Parker founders being sold by… Savills

Improved lettings and commission rates protect Winkworth from declining sales market

Countrywide lettings chief jumps ship to Nick Dunning Associates

Humberts signs up to Zoopla four years after quitting to join OTM

Agents too keen to bag a sale when doing viewings, say buyers

Former Emmerdale actor joins residential property company run by fashion billionaire

Leading housing experts slam government over ‘slum tenures’ at bottom of PRS

To Move Now launches Part Exchange alternative

The Negotiator Awards shortlist is announced, tickets are on sale and the Great Room at the Grosvenor is filling up!

Estate agent disappears owing landlords and tenants thousands of pounds

Leasehold houses scandal: thousands are trapped as many struggle to find buyers, says NAEA

New build quality worries 25% of buyers

Avoiding business ‘divorce’

Challenging property market to continue, warns Hunters boss

Hybrid lettings agency due to launch later this year to ‘take on’ Purplebricks

Audience targeting

Alex Chesterman steps down as CEO of Zoopla parent company ZPG

Snap! Zoopla and OTM strike historic deals with Facebook’s Marketplace at same time

Know of a good cause in need of cash? Deadline looms for TDS charitable giving

Tailored telecoms

Government reveals plans to prevent agents billing tenants too much for property damage

Revealed: just how few OTM properties are uploaded to it earlier than other portals

Two rental proptech firms announce large distribution deals

Quadrupling of complaints against rogue estate agents leads to £270k boost for Trading Standards

Damage limitation

But how? London agency claims sales fall through rate of just 15.9%

Countrywide stock hits all-time low after new shares issued

Safe haven? Foxtons sales manager jumps ship to Colliers International

Belgravia estate agent rebrands

Landlord exodus

London house prices to fall after a hard Brexit, says Reuters poll

Urgent action needed to save dying town centres

New PRS player mulls property portfolio deals worth £200m

Eleven-branch SW family estate agency signs up to OTM

Containing the housing crisis

Humberts opens first regional hub in Dorset and prepares to open second in Kent

Number of branches listing via OnTheMarket nearly doubles in six months

Former Humberts Country House chief joins property search firm Recoco

Regional report

Working as a team

‘Overcrowded hybrid and online agency sector will soon consolidate like portals did’ says senior industry figure

Northwood MD Eric Walker promoted to run whole of Belvoir

Countrywide drops proposed £20m remuneration package for directors

Twitter campaign to end ‘no fault’ evictions and expose bad landlords and agents goes viral

CityWest Residential funds community initiatives

War of the fees! HouseSimple criticises Yopa and Purplebricks for their upfront charges

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How to drive your estate agency brand

365,000 properties bought via Help to Buy so far government claims

City consultancy recommends shareholders reject Countrywide’s golden handcuffs for senior team

Former M&P CEO Peter Rollings joins US recruitment firm as property advisor

Tailored telecoms

Could it finally be taking off? Nested to triple turnover this year

Watch out letting agents! UK based Airbnb firm Hostmaker tries long-term lettings