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  • 12 simple steps to protect your rental property this winter

    November 17, 2017

    Protect your rental property and ensure tenants are happy and warm this winter with these useful 12 simple steps from property franchise network Belvoir...

  • Property Natter – here’s how to drive traffic, convert and monetise

    November 11, 2017

    Winter seems to be firmly with us now, if the plunging temperatures are anything to go by. After a ridiculously mild October, the need for winter jackets, gloves and woolly hats has become much more apparent. Your business, however, needn’t be obstructed by the chilly weather or bitter winds. In fact,...

  • Anti-money laundering regulations – collaboration is key

    November 11, 2017

    A new EU crackdown on money laundering requires estate agency businesses to adopt a collaborative approach if they are to avoid more costs and delays, says Keith Dinsmore Property is well-known as a vehicle for money laundering and is targeted by the criminal fraternity ‘sanitising’ billions of pounds through building and...

  • Selling ‘off-grid’: helping agents with alternative fuels

    November 11, 2017

    In the UK, there are over 3.9 million homes situated in off-grid areas with no access to mains gas, so it’s likely that rural estate agents will come across properties that rely on alternative fuel options – such as oil, electricity, solid fuel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) - for...

  • Paper reporting and management could be prohibiting agents’ growth

    November 7, 2017

    Using paper, spreadsheets and other legacy payment administration processes could be prohibiting letting agents from growing their businesses, according to PayProp...

  • Why the last fortnight might not matter

    November 4, 2017

    It’s something of an understatement to say it’s been a busy fortnight for the industry in terms of announcements, consultations and promises of new regulation. We’ve had high-profile statements from government on house buying reform, on the increased regulation of property management, plus the draft Tenants’ Fees Bill outlining the ban...

  • Market analysis: Is the North-South divide outdated?

    November 4, 2017

    The notion of a North-South divide in the UK has been around for as long as I can remember – certainly as long as I have been working in the property industry.   Whether used in relation to trade and economics, culture, political leanings, health and life expectancy or, indeed, property prices,...

  • Financial crime – are estate agents at risk?

    November 4, 2017

    The spread and sophistication of financial crime in the UK in recent years has been unprecedented.  Figures from UK Finance show that there were 937,518 cases of financial fraud in the first half of 2017 alone.  Our recent report, Future Financial Crime Risks 2017, highlights the significant challenges banks face in combating...

  • Demand for five-year fixed deals at record high amongst remortgagors

    November 1, 2017

    Two-fifths (42%) of remortgagors opted for a five-year fixed deal in September – a new record – according to conveyancing service provider, LMS...

  • Jostling for position: battle of the property portals continues

    October 28, 2017

    The fact is that most house hunters simply do not have the time, let alone the inclination, to trawl around properties and estate agents day in, day out, which is why they plump for the convenience of searching online across a wide spectrum of property listings on the portals –...