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July’s Rental Prices Continue To Slowdown

ONS figures show July's growth in private rental prices continued its slow down, with London seeing a negative decrease yet again. Read More

Tech to Help Renters onto the Housing Ladder

Three new tech start-up firms have won Government backing to help renters get a mortgage. Read More

6 Words That Mean You Should Never Use Portal Links To Share Your Properties

Think you're doing your business a favour by sharing Rightmove portal links to your properties? WRONG! Read More

360/VR Tours – Impressing Your Clients and Customers

360/VR Tours are here to stay and are getting even better. Read More

Housing Green Paper – Have Your Say

The Government has released a green paper for Social Housing, which is open for consultation until 6th November 2018. Have your say on it! Read More

EXTRA £76 Million a Year for Housing Vulnerable People Announced

To be built over the next 3 years, the new homes will be for disabled people, people with mental health issues and for older people needing supported or specialised housing and is designed to be accessible and aid independent living. Read More

The Biggest Losers in the Independent Vs Corporate Battle

When there are shareholders and dividends to pay, will schools, charities and important local causes lose out if Independent Estate and Letting Agents lose the battle against the large corporates? Read More

Changes to Reporting Land Registry Phishing Scam Emails

The Government is ramping up its cybersecurity efforts and specifically targeting Property Fraud. As part of their offensive, they have changed the email address for reporting fraudulent email that pretends to be from the HM Land Registry Read More

Private New House Building Falls by £214 Million in June

While infrastructure growth is on the up, the biggest construction drop is in private new home building, according to ONS statistics released today. Read More

Housing Benefit to be kept for Supported Housing

The Government has announced today that Housing Benefit for those living in Supported Housing will be kept in place. Read More

OS:P Ends Service – Are You Operating Legally?

As of 6th August 2018, OS:P have withdrawn from handling complaints in the property sector. Read More

HMRC Warns Investors to Declare Offshore Assets Before Deadline

HMRC has warned UK taxpayers that failure to declare any foreign income or profits from offshore assets before 30th September could result in high tax penalties. Read More

High Street to Hybrid – Is it Time to Reinvent Your Estate Agency?

When your back's against the wall, you have two choices. Close the door for good or adapt and take on the challenge? Read More

From Watering Pot Plants to Feeding Goldfish – The Unusual Benefits of Local Estate Agents

Choosing a local estate agent has several benefits, many of which do not fall under what we would generally regard as qualifying criteria for engaging them. Read More

How Long Does It Take To Move House?

The average time it takes to sell and buy a property is between 15 to 25 weeks. That's approximately 3.5 to 6 months from when a property is first listed! Not long when you consider Christmas is less than 5 months away. Read More

Study Reveals that Haunted Houses Sell for 17% Less than the UK Average

Study commissioned for TV series "Help! My House is Haunted" reveals that haunted houses sell for 17% less than the UK average, knocking a staggering £38,574 off the average UK property price! Read More

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